Neil Patel Podcast with TM Productions
As we search our archives, we have come across a trove of 10-year old podcasts. The set-up was not great and the audio at a time, eh, let’s say it was not as suburb either. But we made it work and had great feedback on the guest variety. This gave us the idea to make a series over the next forthcoming months to do “Podcast Throwback Thursdays.”
In today’s 301 Redirect Podcast, we’re bringing back Neil Patel (reference archive online). Neil is a New York Times Bestselling Author. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web; Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Barack Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
Neil was 24-year-old in 2009 when he gained an all-star status for his instant success in the Search Engine Optimization realm. The co-founder of Internet companies, Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics, and enthusiastic speaker at SEO conferences, Patel sat down with Trademark Productions to discuss the direction and future of the SEO industry.
So what has changed in 11 years since this was recorded? The monthly costs, how SEO is pitched, and of course social has made a big impact over the past decade. We even discuss ugly SEO at that time and how SEO was saturated & dying off. We also went in-depth on how the types of SEO services and what big companies wanted to hear in a pitch (remember this was back post-market crash in September 2009). Then, we went into link building and how social media was new and fresh for businesses to use. He concluded stating backlinks were the backbone of SEO and how utilizing PPC (porn, pills, and casino) links was the rage.
Listen carefully as Neil gives a lot more insights into the foundations of SEO, how he landed clients from $20-$100k a month, and how those deliverables worked.
Enjoy! Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.