I keep seeing "SEO is dead!" which is pretty great!
A lot of you who read my posts know that I run an online marketing and SEO company full time. So you're probably thinking "Razzy has hit his head and doesn't know what he's talking about!" but I haven't, and I'll explain my thoughts
If people keep saying that SEO is dead then it won't get as many people starting up online marketing companies and that means less competition for me in the long run So please, everyone who's been saying that SEO is dead, keep doing it. You'll just increase my sales year after year because of your statements that are not backed by any research
I've had plenty of people talk with me and claim that SEO is dead because they haven't seen any results after a week of work. I literally laugh out loud when they say this because anyone that knows even a little bit about SEO knows that it takes weeks, even months, to see great results and a good ROI. It's the impatient people that spread these lies, and I'm ok with this. That person won't end up being my client because they already have it engrained in their mind that SEO doesn't work.
Some of my new clients even ask if SEO is dead and am I just selling them snake oil. I again laugh out loud and have to explain to them what SEO actually is and how it works. After 10 to 30 minutes of talking, the potential client is now sounding like they understand a bit more about SEO and that what they read was probably from a disgruntled client of a bad SEO or Online Marketing company, which there are many. So many people have gotten burned with SEO companies that they spread false information that it does not work, when in fact it works, and works very well
One of my biggest clients would not sign a contract with me because they didn't think that SEO was worth it. Now normally I charge a monthly fee and make the client sign a year long contract. This ties them into 12 payments over the year if you didn't catch that lol. But this client had no intention of signing because of the last SEO service they signed up to. I actually charged around half of what their last SEO service did and they were still weary. After about 5 months of work they were ranking #1 to #3 for competitive keywords and making a great deal of money. They decided they didn't need my services anymore and stopped paying me. Then 3 months after that they contacted me again because their rankings dropped lol. So I charged them 30% more because I had to do more work