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- Sep 15, 2014
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This sort of situation is like when people ask if the Digital Strategy Crash Course is still valid cause it was written 5 years ago. If it was some sort of "Trick" or "Tip" than the methods might become irrelevant because tips and tricks are surprise tactics. Strategies give you the macro understanding of what you are going after, and then you employ tactics to execute upon the grand strategy.
It's sort of like war - is the tactic of flanking the enemy going to go out of style - probably not for a long time, not until we are in sphere ships that can fly in all directions and can also shoot in all directions. When a ship has no front, back, nor sides THEN you cannot flank it. But you can flank anything that has sides (flank = hit from the sides). The flanking tactic has been used for thousands of years in war, it ain't going away.
Our goal isn't to teach "Tricks" that work for a couple of weeks or months, like the SEO gurus do, and then get overran by spammers. KGR has been around for several years now and every single industry still to this date has hundreds of KGR terms available. Why? There are new questions, data, and ideas coming out daily within your industry, so people will continue asking questions about them.
You have to change your mindset and get out of the "fluff" mentality. Either provide value or give up.
Database sites are still around, I still own a couple. But going down this route means there will be a ceiling to the traffic for your moat. There is no growth once the database site comes 100% online.
This Avalanche method is for gaining upward traffic. A database site getting random queries about some dentist and their name isn't steady traffic. Since it's not consistent and there is literally 0 search volume for these random queries you are building a sand castle in the desert.
Using our analogy: you aren't traveling from New York to California; You are going to the middle of nowhere - a desert, where literally no one wants to be and building a sand castle. You'll get the one-off passer-by but unless you can actually provide value you're just going into the blackhat spammer mentality.
The only way to inner link the database site is by the city, state, zip code. With the SEO Avalanche method you are inner linking keywords with medium and high volume so you can push PageRank juice power upward to your money pages. A big database of a bunch of names and businesses isn't doing any of that, it's just creating a bunch of useless pages on the internet.
With KGR and actual content that is ANSWERING questions people are asking within your industry. That's providing value.
You have to switch your thought process cause once you provide value you can charge more for AD space, increase your pricing on product/services, or generate more revenue from ADsense. You can also grow a newsletter into an audience cause people see actual value from your brand.
Can you grow a newsletter list from a database site? You have to question the type of people that would give their email to a database site in the first place cause they clearly aren't the brightest - if that even happens.
If you can't get people to sign up for your newsletter than you clearly aren't providing value to the audience - that should be a telltale sign of value, cause real value, like the FEInternational newsletter, gives meat on the bone to the audience. What is a database site going to provide? It is at best polished spam.