Terrified of SEO To a Published "Expert" on Top SEO Blogs! Thanks To WA
Hi WA'rriors and WA'rriorettes,
When I first got started at Wealthy Affiliate I was completely terrified of Search Engine Optimisation - the thought of it got me shaking like a leaf and that is no exaggeration.
When even the thought or question of SEO came up - it used to make me go all negative and frustrated at the very thought.
Other training programs turned me away "We think you are not a good fit for us, please don't join our program!".
Nobody, but nobody explained that SEO is so simple...except one guy - my mentor!.
SEO is simple. Super simple, easy - there is in fact nothing to it!. Absolutely nothing. As the years have rolled on I have found SEO to be fun - F-U-N!. One of the better thing is to never be afraid to experiment try something new, particularly if and when you have a hunch about something.
Imagine my shock and delight when I got this email....
The name of the site I won't reveal, (I don't want to fall foul of sneakily breaking spam rules).
The site I can tell you is a leading publication in the SEO industry and is one of the top 50,000 sites (all industries) in terms of traffic.
The article relates to my hunch regarding the BERT update, and what I did to get a significant increase in both traffic and keywords ranked for.
Getting published soon is an interview by a Provider of SEO Tools with Blogging and Affiliate SEO being the topic. It's an interview that took quite a while - mostly due to self doubts as the site does not particularly request interviews but have done so in the past with:
- Rand Fishkin - The guy that owns Moz!
- Britney Muller - Moz Senior SEO Scientist and outstanding SEO Blogger.
- Ammon Johns - The guy that invented the term Search Engine Optimisation!.
I'll be only the 5th person to be interviewed by this particular company...seeing who they have interviewed - made me very nervous about going ahead with it.
little old me?
I used to be terrified of SEO!.
(I'm still baffled! (confused for you non-Scots!).
I certainly don't consider myself as an expert (hence the parenthesis in the title). Either way, if anyone is telling you or trying to convince you that the training at Wealthy Affiliate is very basic or SEO is not covered in any great depth, trust me they are mistaken.
Sure a lot of off page stuff is not covered but, like I digress in the article I featured as an expert I spoke about the BERT update and Natural Language Processing in the context of on-page SEO.
At Wealthy Affiliate you are given all the tools and training - the greatest of which is how to think for yourself in terms of SEO, your site, and what you need to do.
And if you have any doubts you have a community of proven experts all ready to help you.
And that is awesome!.
What is more awesome is how surprised you will be with how much you can learn and how much you have learned when you look back retrospectively.
I'm still stunned!