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Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Roviarsguide(m): 2:49pm On May 31, 2015
source:http://www.roviarsguide.com/seo/5-enemies-of-search-engine-optimization-in-nigeria

After my point by point analysis of Top 7 tips for Search Engine Optimization, i decided to approach SEO from a different angle and discuss the enemies of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This time I will talk about a big obstacle that exist in Nigeria, for the development of organic positioning, customers / companies. There are different types of customers and different excuses or problems that arise when doing SEO, but there is a common denominator in all of these hindrances: IGNORANCE.


Enemies of Search Engine Optimization in Nigeria:

1. The Market: “Search Engine Optimization is not for me, I don’t need to appear on Google”

As a first consideration, this statement is true. Not everyone can benefit from your work on SEO. Maybe it may not be immediately obvious, Search Engine Optimization does not always to increase traffic, sales and brand presence, there are some (few) markets that are beyond analysis. For them, this does not account for their customer turn out and this is true in some cases.

Many times I have met entrepreneurs and corporate executives with this thought that there’s no need for their businesses to be visible in search engines. And the first big mistake of this is to draw conclusions from their potential market precisely without doing an analysis. In most cases, one can say without hesitation that someone who personally does not use the usual search engines will not be considered a standard for your industry.

They ask: “If I do not use SEO, and my competitor does not use it, will i use SEO because my clients would use it?” (Question for the gods).

It’s quite difficult convincing these business Owners to consider Search Engine Optimization because they feel : "that’s the way things are and have always been” It is difficult to reason with people like that, most of the time when they change their mind (if it ever changes), it’s because someone close to them said their business got good sales from results obtained through search engines. It is illogical to continue with their logic: “I do what others do, when SEO is popular i will do it,” without raising a conscious analysis of whether it is actually useful for your business.

2.”I want to be first on Google for X”

Where X is the most generic keyword that they may be useful to your industry. This another form of attentive ignorance against same result you would expect, because sometimes it is impossible to achieve e.g (“I want to be first on Google for auto” when your business is from a small town, with a budget).
But sometimes it is achieved, but the result is not the desired one e.g (“your company ranked first in using the keyword ‘wheat flour” but you own a bakery and half of the people searching are looking for the manufacturers of “wheat flour”). It is often the next step to deny the usefulness of Google, going from not caring at all, to wanting to be first for anything (as if Google was something that only a few know and nobody would have thought of being first before on the same search ). This is pure lack of knowledge, nothing more.

3.”We want to be market leaders and we have $100 for full use of it”

Why can’t my Business appear on Google for free? and why should I spend to be to be in the top positions? You know there is what we call the “Nigerian Factor” where most business owners are not ready to employ (professional) Search Engine Optimization Experts to boost their online sales. The volume of investment needed in Search Engine Optimization to achieve a goal will depend on many factors, but if the client does not understand this, then things will definitely go wrong.

It is amazing how here in Nigeria, we undervalue technical and creative work on some things, and hyper-value other things that do not bring desired results. Creating a graphic piece for publication for adverts on television can cost much more, than if that same graphic piece goes to Facebook. Do you understand the logic ?? The effort and the work are similar, but the latter brings in more conversions to your business. After all, there are more Nigerians online on Facebook than those watching the television (quote me if I’m wrong) But Search Engine Optimization is not magic… something that not many understand despite the fact that SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION has been around for more than 20 years of the existence of search engines (The first search engine of the web, Wandex was released in 1993).

4.”Our priority is the offline market”

While this may be true, people who are offline beings all have an online life. Again, this argument lacks a basis in data, and is based on a completely subjective opinion. If there was a market study that determined that the target audience does not use search engines at least to get to your product or service, then it is valid to consider a better investment destination before you do it digitally. But if, for example, 97% of people with internet in Argentina frequently use a search engine (data from the “Digital Future, Argentina 2013″ by ComScore), this means that the previous statement is increasingly at least suspect.

5.”I want this and I want it now”

The objectives maybe coherent and well formulated, but if an immediate result is intended, you can choose to only promote ads. There are no magic solutions in SEO, let alone instant solutions. This can cause a very rapid disillusionment and the business owners who may end up having issues with their SEO specialist.. Managing expectations is key to SEO, and again, customer ignorance often is the cause of these issues.

Well friends, this is my analysis of our local SEO clients, many jobs fail to materialize for these reasons and while many may begin, before long it ends with customer frustration.

I hope that this will help our local SEO experts to be more aware of the difficulties that still exist in our NIGERIAN market. These difficulties start from ignorance; the worst enemy of Search Engine Optimization in Nigeria. Listen to opinions, open a dialogue with your client as a first step to advance smiley.
I would really welcome comments, because this an issue for most SEO experts here in NIGERIA.

source: http://www.roviarsguide.com/seo/5-enemies-of-search-engine-optimization-in-nigeria

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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by fattbabakay(m): 11:19pm On May 31, 2015
Nice one

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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by exemen: 9:10am On Jun 15, 2015
...excellent performance.... Keep it up....

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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Matttthew(m): 9:11am On Jun 15, 2015
I might not get what the op really imply sad undecided
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by bastien: 9:11am On Jun 15, 2015
OK o
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Allureoftheseas(m): 9:12am On Jun 15, 2015
Don't even understand

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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Matttthew(m): 9:13am On Jun 15, 2015
Allureoftheseas:
Don't even understand
We are togeda in the boat.

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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by KingMEXX: 9:13am On Jun 15, 2015
Lol many won't understand this thread

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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by klins4213(m): 9:13am On Jun 15, 2015
Hmmmmmmmm
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by dan55: 9:14am On Jun 15, 2015
kk
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by kay29000(m): 9:15am On Jun 15, 2015
Hmm!
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Allureoftheseas(m): 9:15am On Jun 15, 2015
Matttthew:

We are togeda in the boat.

Lol

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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Goldenheart(m): 9:18am On Jun 15, 2015
ok
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by ichommy(m): 9:18am On Jun 15, 2015
Awesome post OP. I need to work more on my SEO.
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Nobody: 9:20am On Jun 15, 2015
True
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by ichommy(m): 9:20am On Jun 15, 2015
Allureoftheseas:
Don't even understand
kay29000:
Hmm!
bastien:
OK o
dan55:
kk
fattbabakay:
Nice one
dan55:
kk
Learners
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by ichommy(m): 9:21am On Jun 15, 2015
KingMEXX:
Lol many won't understand this thread
Abi cheesy
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by kay29000(m): 9:22am On Jun 15, 2015
ichommy:
Learners

Sorry men, I confess...I didn't understand anything that was said.
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Matttthew(m): 9:25am On Jun 15, 2015
The Op is like ......

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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by bastien: 9:26am On Jun 15, 2015
ichommy:
Learners
teacher
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by menesheh(m): 9:32am On Jun 15, 2015
Matttthew:
The Op is like ......


grin grin grin


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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by mcfynest(m): 9:33am On Jun 15, 2015
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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by gokay11(m): 9:36am On Jun 15, 2015
Don't have a clue
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Whizzcute(m): 9:40am On Jun 15, 2015
my signature
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Bigdreams(m): 9:40am On Jun 15, 2015
Apt analysis.

Ignorance as you rightly pointed out is the number one enemy of the SEO market here in Nigeria.

It is therefore important just as you are doing through educational marketing to inform and enlighten prospects.

Thumbs up OP.

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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Rawar: 9:46am On Jun 15, 2015
What is these thread for. Still googling...
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by Kinkale(m): 9:49am On Jun 15, 2015
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Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by pamcode(m): 10:09am On Jun 15, 2015
that situation you dont know what the op is talking about.but u know he is right
Re: Top 5 Enemies Of Search Engine Optimization In Nigeria by JAZES(m): 10:10am On Jun 15, 2015
Very on point op

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