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The Secret to Ranking on Search Engine Results Page (SERP) | Don’t Try So Hard

How to Rank Higher In Search Results

This may not be what you want to hear, but the true secret to ranking high on SERPs is to not try so hard. Now does that mean to ignore marketing and proper SEO Strategies? Of course not!

What I mean by “Don’t Try so Hard” is that its easy for SEOs or Businesses to focus their efforts entirely on ranking in search engines, this means they are optimizing for Search Engines, not their audience.

Definitely deploy proper white hat strategies, you need to, but don’t sweat the little details, and don’t focus on ranking, focus on your content. The best way to rank on SERPs is to create the best content possible.

“Don’t try so hard” also applies to your content, again does mean you should not have a content strategy and be creative and put thought into your content? Again, of course not! What I mean is that its easy for people to stress over their content so much that it inhibits them from actually creating good content. Relax and have fun with it! Provide value!

Provide Value and They Will Come

The most important thing for your SEO is your content. Make your content valuable, offer resources to help people within your industry and they will see you as an authority. When you offer people value without expecting anything in return amazing things happen, my digital mentor Gary taught me that one, and I have to say like many other things he was dead on!

I promise you if you stop focusing on how you can make money from social media and start focusing on user experience, the money will follow, I promise you.

I see so many people just trying to sell, sell, sell… it gets a bit spammy and offers the user no value up front. That’s the secret, attract businesses by providing value upfront without expecting a check, I know it sounds crazy but this business model is proven.

Its called THE CONTENT!

Everyone is so wrapped up in ranking they forgot about a lil something, its called THE CONTENT!

Sometimes, its necessary to beat a dead horse, but do you guys realize that there are sites with horrible SEO when it comes to things other than content, but they rank high because their content is top notch and drives engagement.

Content, it’s the most important part of all of this. If you have amazing SEO but your content sucks, whats the purpose?

#SayNoToBlackHat | Say Yes to Honest Marketing in 2018

There are 3 colors of hats in this game; white, grey, and black.

White Hat Strategies

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These are the strategies that us, real, honest marketers use. These strategies include any marketing efforts focused on content and bringing value to the audience. Proper SEO, amazing content, user focused, organic growth/management, while running paid ads.

Grey Hat Strategies

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These strategies fall in between ethical practice(white) and unethical practice(black), a grey area if you will(hence the name). Sometimes a mixture of components from black hat and white hat marketing. Some may call it being less then honest. Purchasing emails from a third party, trying to lower competitions ranking, duplicating/spinning content, and many more would fall under this category.

Black Hat Strategies

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These are the unethical strategies that horrible marketers and posers use to pump out quick results for clients to turn a quick profit, half the time the results are fake the other half the time those results are in danger of disappearing any second from being penalized by google. Black hat strategies include anything that you do specifically for the sole purpose of ranking higher in search engines.

So many things fall into this category, Private Blog Networks, Buying Engagement/followers, buying backlinks, buying data from third parties, scraping data, and many, many other things that if you try or try to provide for a client you will eventually be penalized and your site will essentially be dead.

Why You Shouldn’t Use Black Hat Marketing Strategies!

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Reputation is everything in this game. Once you get outed as a Black Hat, its over. You Lose. Not only should you not want to do black hat strategies because it could kill yours or your clients site. But you shouldn’t want to implement these types of strategies because you shouldn’t want to be remembered as a piece of shit scumbag that scams people out of proper marketing so they can make a quick buck.

I see it everyday, people falling for all these scams, their buying fake engagement from a shady dood on facebook, then 20 min later posting how this guy ripped them off. BIG SURPRISE!

Please do not waste your money on fake engagement, there is literally NO VALUE for anyone doing that. Instead run your page the right way and use that money for good by running paid ads on facebook, you will be surprised what happens.

Funny and True Story If You Can Believe It!

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Someone tried debating me on this issue. Citing a study that some one in Britain did claiming that if you run promotions on your page to get more likes you will find that you get fake/bots/ghost followers. So he said why would we waste money and time doing that when its the same thing.

First of all I am not talking about boosting your page for likes, I am talking about detailed-data oriented targeting implemented into specialized ad campaigns that drive conversions, thus leading to a increase in following and engagement.

Yes, sometimes even on ads you will get a FEW fake follows or likes, but the only reason that is, is because of black hat services like these in the first place. Second, would you rather spend some money and see high ROI, valuable growth, with maybe a FEW fake likes and follows, or would you rather buy fake engagement and have it ALL be worthless, no ROI, or any other black hat service your throwing your money away and potentially killing your site and wasting all your hard  work and progress.

I told those same words to the guy, and he still went with fake engagement, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HIS WAY OF THINKING. He wont last long at all!

How To Make Sure You’re Only Using White Hat!

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Want to make sure you are always deploying white hat strategies? Its quite simple, stop posting for the search engines. Stop optimizing for the search engines. Post and Optimize for you audience. They come first, the rest will follow, I promise you. Focus on bringing others value, real honest value. Great things will happen. I’ve seen it time and time again.

-Evan
@ Digital Clinic

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Channeling My Inner Gary Vee | Everyday I’m Hustlin’

What is up?! It has been a while since I’ve posted here, I have been so busy this past week. I have been coding a website for the past 3 days straight with only 2 hours of sleep every night. And if your a coder you may know this, the more tired you get the harder it is lol (I Guess that’s with anything).

Hence the title of this article, “Channeling my inner Gary Vee”, my digital mentor always preaches on executing and how he only sleeps about 4 hours a night. When I first started watching him I thought that was crazy, how could someone like him work so hard and still only get 4 hours of sleep.

Well, I figured it out, once I really started hustling, ITS PASSION. I have such a passion to build my company that I have literally been able to operate on very little sleep, yet back in the old days when I would have to wake up early to go work for someone else at a job I wasn’t passionate about, I was always tired, I would come home from those jobs and crash right away!

Now I never want to sleep or do anything if it conflicts with building my dream. All those things that Gary Vee was saying when I first started watching him make even more sense now!

Anyway, thought it would be a good idea to post a little update about what I’ve been doing, the website I’m working on will be finished tonight so I will be able to continue on with the ebooks/resources I’ve been promising on here for awhile. No worries! Everything is coming and it will be amazing!

Stay Tuned, Keep making Moves

-Evan Beale

Cheaper Alternatives to Clickfunnels

Clickfunnels is great, luckily aside from being a Digital Marketer, I’m a graphic/web designer and do not need the service…

But honestly I don’t think anyone does for $97 a month, you can achieve the same thing with Canvas…

Again clickfunnels is a great service and if you like it I am happy for you but I don’t think people desperately need it at that price, the only reason I point this out is because lately I see a lot of fellow marketers pushing clickfunnels, but not mentioning 1, that they’re getting $37 dollar for every referral, and 2, you can achieve the same effect with FB Canvas and WordPress.

I’m fine with making money through referral programs but I’m gonna be upfront about it and will tell you if there’s a free product that can produce the same results.

I really didn’t want to start making videos because I didn’t want to be one of those “Gurus” or “Mentors” so I probably won’t post to many videos, But I will post videos covering things that I feel not enough people are talking about or need to know. My goal is simple, make money online, with honest marketing.

But again, clickfunnels is great, russell brunson is a very smart guy, and this program could be very useful to certain individuals, especially if your managing multiple businesses ad campaigns.

But if you don’t have the 97 bucks a month to fork over I highly reccomend the alternative options I cover in the video, I may make more videos going more into depth about creating those types of pages in WordPress and Canvas.

What do you think of the video?

Evan @ Digital Clinic

I would also recommend the video below before trying clickfunnels.