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Introduction to your SEO guide

Hi, I′m Dan Richmond, and you′re about to get hold of my break–through SEO in Practice guide. I stay online 24 hours a day, so sure, I know today′s situation with SEO books. There′re just so many of them!!! And yes, I know someone may be skeptical. But I may ask SO WHAT? I′m serious about making this book the best practical SEO guide ever, and here′s the only way to prove this: check how it works.

So right now, in the book′s introduction, I′ll just try to answer the important questions you might ask me before you start. And then we′ll get straight to action.

Firstly, here′s a couple of words about why I wrote the book.

For ten years I′ve been a professional SEO, I worked out winning strategies using the try and error method. Now I believe I′m expert enough to put the best of my experience into a practice–oriented SEO guide.

I′ve seen hundreds of clients, and you can take my word: each day, they keep asking the same things. And after 10 years in SEO I know this for sure: the main question here is not what it′s about. It′s definitely


Now tell me honestly, among the hundreds of SEO books on the Internet, did you see any that teaches the exact simple steps to get to the top? So take me for a humbug if you like, this tutorial is unique. It answers the "what–should–I–do" questions my clients keep asking me for years.

I know you also have some general questions about SEO. Same thing, I answered them a million times and now′s yet another one.

The first problem you have to solve at once is:

To SEO or not to SEO?

If you check it on the Web, you′ll find there′re other ways to get traffic ( = visitors ) to your site and thus to make money. Say, pay per click campaigns (PPC) like Google AdWords, Yahoo! Search Marketing, or Bing Ads.

Here′s what I can say, and it′s not a personal opinion, but a common fact: PPC brings results fast, but you have to pay all the time. The sums get rather big. And you never know for sure, whether PPC will pay for itself, or it′s just money down the drain.

SEO is different, in terms of investment and effect. First you pay (and all of us SEOs know that real optimization costs are not that big), and some months later you start getting dramatic results. Yes, SEO pays for itself hundreds of times better, in the long run.

The amount of traffic that SEO may bring you is unlimited. You′d simply go bankrupt trying to get as many visitors with PPC campaigns.

Read what happened to one of my clients: in March 2006, they launched a new online gift store. At once, they started a PPC campaign and spent about $40,000 within 3 months. In return, it only brought $28,000.

At the same time in March, I started an SEO campaign for them. All in all, it cost less than $14,000 (including my charges, which are quite big). And, by December 2007, the estimated gain from SEO was $122,000, which is 4.4 times more than Pay Per Click could bring.

As you can see, even if you pay an expert to optimize your company′s site, this pays for itself dozens of times over! And if you do SEO yourself, your costs are so small, and your profits can exceed them by not even dozens, but hundreds of times!

Thus an ideal solution is, go ahead with SEO, and launch a PPC campaign at the same time, to get some traffic from it before your SEO efforts start bringing you real money. And remember: PPC brings pennies, compared to what you get with SEO.

The second question is,

Should I do SEO myself, outsource it to a freelancer, or pay an SEO company to do it for me?

What if you hire a freelancer?

Firstly, you can never trust he′s doing it right.

What if he goes the wrong way and your site gets banned? How are you going to control an outsourcer? Moreover, he will ask for a fat sum.

Read this Search Engine optimization guide, and you′ll know how to check what a freelancer′s doing at any moment and what it′s really worth.

An SEO company will charge a lot

(When I say a lot, I mean it!)

And, if you trust them to start your SEO campaign from scratch, they will do exactly the same things you can do with this book, or even less — but you′ll have to pay thousands of dollars, monthly.

Now, please think of yet another thing: my clients′ businesses gained over $37,000,000 due to web promotion. And believe me, the best part of these 37 mln could have been made without my assistance, had my clients read this book.

Read this SEO guide, and I′ll be sure that you′ll never pay an SEO company more than they deserve.

DIY is free, but requires knowledge and time.

Yet with this book in your hands, you′ll get all the knowledge you need. And it′ll save you a lot of time, firstly, because you don′t have to educate elsewhere, and secondly, because it teaches you to make abundant use of SEO tools that make it hundreds of times faster.

And, it′s not at all hard. All strategies I provide here were devised for real–world clients in order to earn real–world money. And here′s my word: to make a boom of sales, you need the simple universal things I teach here.

Call it a schedule, a manual, or whatever — this book is like taking you by the hand and guiding you, step by step, up to the point when you break a bank with your site.

Here′re four curious facts about web search:
  • When Internet users look for information, services or products to buy, more than 8 out of 10 rely on Search Engines, not simple surfing.

  • 85% of these searchers don′t click on paid links.

  • 63% of links that are naturally displayed at the top of Search Engines get clicks.

  • Being naturally found at the top (due to SEO, not to payment) converts 30% higher ( = brings 30% more money).

So here′s my idea:

as long as you start, do SEO (whichever way you like), and use this book. Mind it, with this guide you′ll be in fact doing things a professional SEO would do — and it′ll turn out easy and free!

After that, when your site is flourishing, you can afford to pay for very sophisticated SEO tricks. Yes, a grown–up site may need personal approach. So that will be the right time to hand it out to SEO experts (of course if you find that necessary).

One more thing we have to discuss now:

Who can do SEO or Who is this book intended for?

The short answer is: everyone. Anyone who could be my client will save a fat sum and gain much more — all with this book.

And among my clients, there were medical centers, financial consultancies, music shops, wildlife refuges and what–not. I knew a guy who was selling pottery on the web and a woman who founded an Internet community for people with lung cancer, a young lady who had an online art gallery and two brothers who owned a transportation business.

Thus if you have a website, you′ve come to the right place. And, it′s time to see how you can make it work, free of charge!

Now you′re mere seconds away from getting the first portion of my instructions.

So don′t delay, get down to your SEO guide right now, and push your website to the top!


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#1013 2010-02-12 00:41:25 Richard Finn

Dan, thank you for developing and posting this site. It seems like everyone out there is after my pocketbook, and as a brand new internet marketer I cannot afford to pay for some of the garbage they are offering. So far this looks great and I can't wait to learn more! I hope to get to the point where my site needs your "customization" and we can work together even further. For now, I look forward to learning all that I can.


Richard Finn

#966 2010-01-24 16:03:08 Sam Hembury

Wow this site seems to good to be true, looking forward to working through it and getting my certificate.

#959 2010-01-22 11:16:42 Dan Richmond

@michel tomasini

Michel, thanks for your offer of help and for sharing your sites with us. Maybe some of my readers will find your tools useful.

BTW, (a bit off-topic though) sometimes free stuff isn't popular enough but things change and it becomes hot when you start charging for it ;) Just a thought :)

#949 2010-01-21 01:53:53 michel tomasini

hi all,

first of all "A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL"!

kindest regards from france (i apologize for my poor english! and if anyone finds an error, just keep it; it's free!) :)

@ dan:
a great site you have here (really, i mean it!)
to find knowledge (worth to be considered as it) for free is rare. youy said something like "yet another book, SO WHAT?" and i totally agree. someone said (i don't remember who): "the one who stops to want to be better, has stopped to be good!"!
to introduce myself:
i'm owning a website which is also some kind of guide through the web, also containing downloadable free tools such sitemap-generator a.s.o. (anotherone also! SO WHAT! this one at least really does the job in multiple formats, with automatic submission (if wanted)). and eventhough i didn't do ANYTHING for SEO, i find my pages being placed on top of the SERP (f.i. some have place 2 among millions). which also has a robot-simulation ( which gives f.i. informations why a page is NOT indexed by the SEs a.s.o.!

so why is your work interesting for me? i'll try to explain it the short way: i also own a community-website (, which in fact is my favorite, and it gives online-players the opportunity to create clubs, in order to organize tournaments (12 different types by now) in ANY game (as a matter of fact this website even is the only one (in the wildwildweb) with administrates "1 vs many". although this site is my favorite, it's also my greatest source of issues in SEO. although this site offers more options as any other similar site, noone cares (although everything is free; just as if the internauts follow the guideline "PEOPLE EAT SHIT! 'CAUSE 50 BILLIONS OF FLIES CAN'T BE WRONG!".
i truly hope to find some answers to my questions within your work.

kindest regards!

PS: as gunter did (for german) i offer my services to translate whatever you judge worth it into french!

#867 2009-12-24 23:27:40 Edmund Lee

Hey Dan,

So far so good, Can't wait to gooble up the tasty info you got there!

You sure you do not want to market this as a $1396 product? :D

Merry Christmas!
<b>Edmund Lee</b>
<a href="">Internet Marketing Library</a>

#851 2009-12-19 19:36:57 apexfreelance

Hello Dan Richmond,

Im a <a href="">Philippines Freelance Designer</a> and I found your site sound interesting. Thanks for this SEO Guide. I will study this DIY SEO Guide to practice my SEO for my <a href=""> Philippines Freelance Designer</a> Website.. Thank you for sharing this SEO Guide. Happy Holiday to you!!!

#790 2009-12-05 06:46:27 Jimi San

Your introduction facts about SEO is very straight forward. It is very nice of you to provide free SEO lessons for newbies and allow us to learn the basics FOC. Looking forward to gain valuable SEO techniques from your lessons. Thank you very much.

#781 2009-11-30 12:48:12 Groove Room

Hey Dan,

Thanks for putting your expertise into language everyone can understand. I look forward to moving my rehearsal space business into the 21st century with your tips, and all small business owes you a debt of gratitude for trying to level the playing surface.

Thanks again!

Russ, Toronto
Music Rehearsal Spaces

#1188 2010-04-25 10:10:19 James Johnson


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#771 2009-11-22 09:07:34 Rick Colonna


I'm really looking forward to using this guide and moving my site up in pages. I've spend a lot of money, in a fairly competitive field with frustrating results.

Full Steam Ahead ....

#760 2009-11-12 03:44:47 Dan Richmond

@Christi Milligan

Christi, I am really confused... The certificates have been available for nearly a year already. You just need to complete the course and go through all the quizzes. I guess you're missing something?

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