SEO today is much different than it was 10 years ago. Today you cannot get pages ranking the way how it was back in the day by sending a lot of spammy links – that is just not going to work. Today you need to make sure that you don’t get any Panda or Penguin penalties and to do this, you have to have unique content and not have any bad links pointing to your site.
It takes a lot longer to rank web pages now due to factors that only Google knows really. In the past you could have a page ranking on page one in a month which was not unusual. Today, it can take 3 months or more. In certain niches where it is uber competitive, you won’t be able to rank on page one at all if you are up against massive authority sites.
So the first lesson to learn here is if you are tying to rank a page that has crazy competition with massive authority sites, don’t do it. Unless you have a huge budget and are willing to take on the giants then go ahead, you just better be able to make your money back if you are doing so.
There are many courses online that you can buy to become an SEO expert in affiliate marketing or even ecommerce. If you are doing affiliate marketing and can get people clicking on your website from their search, then you can definitely cash in on your work. This type of traffic is very strong especially if they are money type keywords like “product x review” or “buy product x” and so on. To get to this status does take work but once you are there you will be able to reap the benefits.
Whatever course you buy just make sure that it’s useful. Since SEO changes a lot, make sure the course instructor does actually update his content to keep up with strategies and trends – it only makes sense to do so.
One thing to understand is that SEO takes patience, so if you don’t have it, then perhaps you should stick with paid ads instead. Patience and money is what will make you succeed and if you don’t have both elements present, chances are that you won’t succeed, as evil as that sounds.
So find yourself a mentor or a good course and learn some up to date SEO tactics that can help you with your business online.