19 Jun 09
30 Jun 10 5:34 pm
it can take 3-4 months for a new site to stick, and then it still can be tricky. best thing i ever did was to stop focusing on search rankings and start focusning on getting people to my site, wherever I can get them. this lead me into social groups, and actually paying attention to how much benefit i was really getting from every liink i put out to my site.
by doing this, my rankings are better than ever, and yet, I don't need them. if google changes, and i lose my rankings, I lose about 20% of my business. yes it will hurt a little, but I am still going strong.
I find it funny that people teach to own your own domain, so that you don't lose your business to the whims of a freebie site like squidoo or hubpages. yet these same people teach to give total control of your traffic to Google, and your business is at the mercy of their whims.
Think outside the crowd. get your mind out of a rut, and instead of blindly following anyone, try to learn how to make things work for yourself.
This is in no way meant as a rant against Mark or the people here. I have learned a lot from them. However, I took what I learned here, figured out why and how it worked, and developed my own way of doing things that works for me.
Sometimes people say I am crazy for doing things the way that I do, but it is better for me to work hard than to sit around wondering when Google will dance around and drop my site off the rankings over night.
Your Focus Determines Your Reality