I joined Wealthy Affiliate back in July 2009 but I kinda left them when I started getting some positive results. My activity was winding down in WA while everything was going well with my campaigns.

Then came the google updates!

Almost all of my sites dropped from page one and this was after the penguin update back in April 2012.

I was trying to bring my sites back in serps again. I would buy link packages and blasted my sites hoping that it would do some good (it didn't). I even purchased another course because its sales pitch was all about building google proof sites (it was actually a good one). The latest course I bought was all about comment spamming at Youtube which admittedly I followed.

I'm not sure what I was thinking back then but it didn't occur to me to go and check how everyone at WA is doing after the update. And my motivation towards Internet marketing was not really high.

It wasn't until I went back to WA this August 2015 that I realized that I've been missing out on a lot!

I've been kicking myself because of this super late realization.

Now I've made a promise to myself that I will always be around and active here in WA. My rank when I got back was over 4,000 and right now it's at 867. I don't really care too much about the ranking here but it's really nice to see some sort of measurement for your activity.

Internet marketing is really one of my passions aside from playing the drums. I also want to help others and bring people here in Wealthy Affiliate because simply this is the best place to learn online marketing.

Right now I have some new sites that are following the methods here in WA. I even reworked some of my old sites that survived the penguin and saw immediate results in terms of rankings and conversions. I have a lot on my plate now but it's nice to be busy again.

Thank you again Kyle and Carson and to everyone here at Wealthy Affiliate.

- Raymond Selda

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OrenL Premium
It is good to stay in the loop!
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SongbirdDL Premium
Welcome back. I'm a newbie at WA. Your post reinforced my decision to stick with WA. Thank you. ~ Danielle
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affiliateph Premium
Thanks for the comments everyone. Just keep doing something everyday and one day you'll be surprised in what you've accomplished. Exciting times ahead!
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Mark1957 Premium
Hey Raymond
A great blog to read so welcome back.
Very interesting to read about your experiences away from WA and the reasons that brought you back and it would be good to read how things are changing for the better by implementing Kyle's current thinking and training.
I believe this would be further confirmation for us that what WA teaches actually works and always remains current!
Mark
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copperdell Premium
That's a lovely post. Welcome back
Success to you

Sherrie
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SteveWong Premium
Glad to see you in WA. I believe your previous experience will give you a stronger determination to work towards your dream.
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scubajoe Premium
Great post and well done. Just shows we can't take our eye off the ball. Wishing you continued success.
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krazykat Premium
Thanks for sharing your experience Raymond!
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