Hello! Hello! This is Dipesh Chamling Rai. Can anyone hear me out? So I think it’s working, my virtual microphone on my blog. Ha Ha.
Thanks’ again for visiting
This is the first time I am trying free writing. I suddenly felt like blogging about things I have learned. Blogging is not a normal thing for me and I am feeling awkward writing now. I am not a good writer nor am I an English expert but I know that people can understand my writing even though some grammatical errors may occur. It’s fun to write what you feel and learn. I am feeling excited as this is new to me.
Everyone asks me about what I do on the Internet and social media. And when I reply with SEO (Search Engine Optimization), then most of them don’t get any idea what it really is and asks again, what it means? How does it work? What kind of work is this? This question really gives me hard time making them understand. And nowadays, I just answer in a simple way acting like a pro. “It’s a process of ranking sites on top of Google results”. Also, I give one short example to make them clear. Even after saying all of these things, not everyone understands and they just let it go. Maybe they think it’s not their business to understand or know it.
I started learning SEO from Pravash Chamling Rai. He is one of the finest Internet Marketer I have known. You can find more about him on his blog Seomandu.com. Back then I was completely unknown to this industry and when I first heard word “SEO”, I was thinking it’s some kind of programming or coding kind of work. Now, I understand this is one of the Internet Marketing technique. “Internet marketing” is one of the great platforms where lots of people are making their living through it. The industry of Internet marketing is so vast, it’s a whole world inside an Internet. You find a market, shops, seller, buyer, affiliate, broker and everything. It was same to me when I started learning, everything was new but exciting. Reading blogs and more posts that teach new things and cool tricks. Every day was fun learning as well as applying at the same time. Now, I understand to some extent what this place is and I still need to learn more and more. I am working as SEO Analyst at Prowizards (Digital marketing Company in Nepal) and I am really glad to be here. It motivates me and I feel proud when I think of wasting my time years ago doing nothing and how I got to be here today. I feel like I am doing it right and need to improve more.
Project SEO Expert in Nepal?
I was learning SEO and doing some small projects as a practice. After some months I was assigned a task and the task was to rank this site for term ‘SEO expert in Nepal’. It was assigned to see how much we have learned till that days. It was a challenge to me as I needed to do everything myself from scratch. Remember “If it does not challenge you it does not change you”. I was full of excitement and hunger to grow more so I took it seriously.
Things I did from scratch!!
Contact mercantile for Domain:
Mercantile Nepal provides free domainname.np domain for Nepali Citizen Holder for free of cost. This is one good service provided to Nepali and you can get one from here too. Then I filled out a form and sent my data to mercantile and waited some days. But there was no reply. After that, I called their office and asked why is my data not approved or forwarded. They replied, “their site has been down and under maintenance”, so I needed to email my data again. Days passed and still no any response. I called again and asked I have sent an email and why is it still taking time even after sending all of the data. Then they said that they have not received any email from me. I got surprised! Then I had to send it again, it was really making me angry but I needed to tolerate as it was my work. Then as soon as I emailed everything, I called again and made them do work. This kind of work is really irritating like Government work in Nepal. Finally, after a week my domain was ready and I felt relieved.
Setting up WordPress and theme:
After setting domain, hosting was managed by Pravash Dai and WordPress was installed. I have learned basic WordPress skill watching tutorials videos on Youtube. So managing my site themes and the other basic setup was not so hard and confusing for me. I did not focus on site layouts and design as the project was to rank content of a site. So, the site was made just simple.
Adding up content:
This was the most important part of all as the content is said to be king when doing SEO. Sites containing good content rank higher than bad quality content. People always look for information they need when visiting sites and we always need to be sure to keep that information. Writing content on topic “SEO expert in Nepal” was difficult for me as it had been a long time since I had written an article on the specific topic. Managing keyword density inside the content was a tough one as this was the first time writing content on basis of keyword. It took me some days writing content and finalizing it.
Wrapping up everything and making the site go live:
Everything was ready all I needed to do was go live and start building links. But before going live I needed to check if everything is fine or not. Domain was ready, content was ready and placed properly inside the site, site heading, title and description everything was good. Finally, I made my site go live and waited some days so that search engine finds it to index.
Off-page SEO Begins and my ranking:
Link Building is the best off-page SEO strategy and I started building links. I was excited to see my site rank on top of Search result page. After some days my site started ranking for keyword “SEO expert in Nepal”. In the beginning, it was seen on Page 5 position 3rd which, means 43rd position on the Search result. It was 2k17 Feb 28. I kept on building links and shared my post to different social sites. During this process, my site was seen on a 103rd position on March 2nd, which was all-time bad ranking. Slowly, ranking started to get better and better as I did a lot of research and built good links. Page 4 to page 3, page 2 and final on April 2nd, site jumped to Page 1 position 6. That was really awesome feeling and I felt I could make it to the top.
The competition was harder to rank on top and I knew it was going to take more effort and time than appearing on the First page. I kept my pace and did things as usual. I got stuck on position 3rd more than any positioning during this project. After months, I climbed to 2nd position with the continuous effort. Only the last competitor was left and I did post on Facebook with the screenshot of position 2nd rank. After this, I got busy with other work and I lost my pace, I didn’t track things for months and more.
I remembered that I needed to get my site on top no matter what. So, I made a plan for the final move and did it properly. Now I am ranking on the first position for term “SEO expert in Nepal” on Google Search Result Page. It means when you search ‘SEO expert in Nepal‘ on Google, you will see my site on the top of all others. I have screenshot of my ranking during position 2nd and currently on 1st.
What have I learned so far?
This is just the beginning and what I have learned so far is, confidence, skill and strong feeling not to quit will help me build up more and gain more knowledge further. I used to think there is no good working here. Everyone used to say just go to work rather than sleeping all day. I felt it was useless working but I was completely wrong. It’s not about how much you are paid instead it’s about what you learn. Do what you are interested in, learn what you love, sharpen your skill and try to do different. And Work Hard for it.
Some Motivation and Things I follow
Let’s Begin with the sayings, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” and “don’t overthink just begin”.
This is something I learned and I am following it strictly, this is the reason why I am writing now. Just need to write and publish rather than saying I will do it. Never think what is going to happen or someone is going to hate it or they are going to say something bad, you will never know unless you try. So cut out these things and just do it. Even if you fail you have tried and learned something than doing nothing.
People just think of doing and if s/he does not start, that is the end of everything. After some months, everyone realizes if they have started back then, they would have done it by now with full of regret. Everyone has faced this situation; I think this is one of human nature. We need to minimize this habit to move forward, to achieve success and “If all you can do is crawl, start crawling”. If we limit things only within our imagination, we will be the one who is going to suffer more. So starting would be the best solution in my opinion.
Never ever forget your Goal.
Every people have something they want to achieve. If you don’t have one clear your mind, think what you are capable of, aim high and try to grab it. Work hard for it, all you need is patience and move on when things get hard. Sooner or later you will hit the goal. I am still on my way. 🙂 It’s not easy when you have entered a battlefield. You need to struggle and work hard to survive. There are people who are fighting on the same battlefield, so the competition is going to be tough and real.
- First set up a Goal
- Make a plan
- Stick to the plan
- Think different
- Work hard
- Don’t quit, keep on moving and you can achieve what you want.
Be productive on what you are doing
When you are engaged in something, do it properly and correctly. Never rush to complete and finish the work just to say work is done. Take your time to do it so that you can learn.
Make Plan and schedule for your work and follow it effectively. Research and push yourself so that you can do something good. If you are not learning anything when you are working then it’s useless, try to learn something so that you can tackle problems.
Work so that you can achieve the good results and be good to your company. Sharpen your skill so that people acknowledge it.
It’s not my idea but I have read this on someone else’s blog and I think it’s good to follow.
- Create environment that you can work
- Wake up early, drink tea – it’s refreshing and you can feel the energy flowing into your body for a whole day.
- Make a plan for your work, focus on it and do it every day.
- Take a lot of breaks while working so that you can get refreshed.
- Keep things that distract your focus (mobile phones or other personal gadgets) far away or switch off while working.
I have a lot of things to follow and do it. First, I need to make habit of waking up early. Try to change simple things, which make a lot of changes in coming days. I will be updating more with my blogs with SEO things and Internet marketing.