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DIZ

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Hi,
I'm DIZ, a 27year old male with an affinity for SEO. I've been in and out of the web-dev world since I can remember. Have initially started learning HTML when I was 12 and continued on the web-dev path until 10 years ago, have been working as a freelance web designer for 10 years now but I'm kinda bored of doing the same stuff over and over so I quit making websites and started to go into ranking them. And this I like! Haven't been into the SEO world for a while now, almost 5-6 years, back then you would have won the SERPs by spamming GSA links to your website using the keywords you want to rank for and that was that. I've been reading forums for the past days and a lot has changed. Hopefully, I am here to pick up where I left off and help others do the same while I'm at it.
Skills: -html, css, php, javascript
-graphics/logo creation from drawing to animating(Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
What now?
I've just launched a few websites in the financial niche and I'm making decent money with just running ads.
I am planning to expand this to EU and maybe even further, in order to do this, I will need to bring my SEO and SEM skills up to date. Currently also experimenting with social media automation like Jarvee. So this is me pretty much. If you have ANY questions at all don't be shy and ask away.
 
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I've just launched a few websites in the financial niche and I'm making decent money with just running ads.
Are you running PPC ads since you say that your SEO skills are not up to date?

Finance is one of my interests (both personal and general), but it's too competitive for me at this point with SEO. I've been thinking about PPC though, just yesterday I saw a killer FB ad for eToro that actually got me to click through and check it out.
 

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Welcome @DIZ, I earn my income through SEO-driven affiliate marketing and web design projects for clients. I'm starting a new project soon that will still be SEO based but ultimately I'll be able to calculate an exact budget for PPC to get a positive ROI, and I'll go to town buying up traffic.

So many people are moving into SEO due to the seemingly passive traffic you can get, but that traffic-share is getting tinier and tinier and competition is increasing. Definitely do SEO, there's zero reason not to. It's free traffic. But keep those PPC skills going because if you can fund it and optimize the campaigns, you can bypass all of Google's algorithm changes. Of course you'll be dealing with other algorithms but getting converting traffic "now" versus waiting a year for SEO campaigns to kick in is hugely beneficial. Of course you can do "in the trenches" marketing for traffic too.

Anyways, welcome aboard!
 

DIZ

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Are you running PPC ads since you say that your SEO skills are not up to date?

Finance is one of my interests (both personal and general), but it's too competitive for me at this point with SEO. I've been thinking about PPC though, just yesterday I saw a killer FB ad for eToro that actually got me to click through and check it out.
Yes, I'm currently running PPC but there is also a lot of organic traffic potential for SEO in my niche especially in the countries where I target so at the moment I'm losing somewhere ~20-50k search traffic and these would be just exact keyword matches if I start to rank for LSI keywords, long-tail ones and so on in the niche then the potential of this is insane.

Welcome @DIZ, I earn my income through SEO-driven affiliate marketing and web design projects for clients. I'm starting a new project soon that will still be SEO based but ultimately I'll be able to calculate an exact budget for PPC to get a positive ROI, and I'll go to town buying up traffic.

So many people are moving into SEO due to the seemingly passive traffic you can get, but that traffic-share is getting tinier and tinier and competition is increasing. Definitely do SEO, there's zero reason not to. It's free traffic. But keep those PPC skills going because if you can fund it and optimize the campaigns, you can bypass all of Google's algorithm changes. Of course you'll be dealing with other algorithms but getting converting traffic "now" versus waiting a year for SEO campaigns to kick in is hugely beneficial. Of course you can do "in the trenches" marketing for traffic too.

Anyways, welcome aboard!
Thank you for the welcome @Ryuzaki. No website should miss out on SEO in my opinion that's just an insane opportunity wasted. I used to love doing SEO and competing, just bought a few expired domains to experiment, see if 301s still work and that kind of stuff. Have been lurking around reading but still have to catch up on so many updates. Anyway, glad to be here and thanks for the warm welcome.
 

DIZ

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Welcome here and welcome back to SEO!
Thank you!

Where are you located? And do you have experience with expanding to EU?
At the moment I live in the Netherlands since I work as an IT Specialist for some big corp, basically doing my business stuff from here and getting paid for it.
Don't really need any experience for expanding to EU, I guess, my website is just basically and indexer of some services that I affiliated with.

Same here.
I worked with promoting forex trades, binary options but never had almost any interest in the niche. I was just doing it for the money since it was paying a lot back then.