I have been doing seo for a few years now and at 1st loved it. But now it seems to be getting harder and harder.
I drive hundreds of thousands of free organic traffic each year with some of my clients and own websites using pure white hat techniques, but with the Penguin update- it really slowed down.
Seriously, how do you guys do it? With all the constant updates, content updating, social media conversations, and noise everywhere- man its tough. Building links is about great content development and relationship building but that stuff can take hundreds of hours building relationships before it pays off. And a lot of bloggers are so stingy with linking to other great content on my site even if I use the "Reciprocity" marketing principle as talked about in Robert Cialdini's book "Influence" by offering them something free. People act like giving a link is worth a million dollars. Its ridiculous.
Like I almost rather be doing drywall work for 9 bucks an hour.
Okay, enough of my whining (I know you guys are going to ridicule me about this), but is anyone else feeling this angst?
I might switch to paid traffic instead or email marketing strategies alone.