10 Reasons Why SEO is Like an Addiction Treatment Program – Reason #3: Don’t Look for Shortcuts

keyboard shortcuts symbolize Don’t look for Shortcuts in SEO One of the reasons both addiction recovery and SEO require long-term plans is because there are no shortcuts for either of them. If you go in expecting to find an easy way out, you’ll be disappointed. And even if you try to forge your own shortcut, it’ll inevitably fail and leave you at a loss.

Doctors and staff members at drug rehab facilities know that many patients will come in looking for shortcuts to recovery. A critical moment during rehab is when the client realizes there are no shortcuts and it’s up to the facility’s staff to keep the client from quitting. The truth of the matter is that every step in both SEO and drug rehab is vital. Trying to bypass steps or cut corners will destroy your foundation and leave you with a dissatisfying end result.

Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations

Clients often enter drug rehab facilities with unrealistic expectations of how treatment should progress. These expectations can make recovery even more difficult since the client is trying to bypass crucial steps in their recovery. Typically, the realization that shortcuts are impossible is what makes a client quit a treatment program prematurely. Leaving a program early not only ruins a client’s progress in recovery, but it also puts them at danger for further complications when they try to reintegrate into everyday life.

With SEO, it’s unwise to be like those clients at your facility. Just like drug rehab treatment, there are no shortcuts in SEO, so trying to find or forge them will only lead to disappointment. Instead, start an SEO campaign with an open mind, patience, and a willingness to put in effort.

Dealing with Frustration

Unfortunately, there’s no program that will automatically build links and make a website explode with organic searches overnight. Good SEO is the by-product of careful analysis, which isn’t a process that include shortcuts. The only way for an SEO campaign to be successful is through hard work and thoroughly following through with every step.

While it may be frustrating at times, just keep your goal in mind. Use your frustration as motivation to push through to the next step.