An exclusive interview: Neil Patel – ” I’m kind of a Big Deal “
Once again, TechnoTactics is back with an exclusive interview with none other than the most desired persona Neil Patel, popularly known as the SEO Expert in between bloggers like us, owner of Kissmetrics and CrazyEgg, daily updator of Quick Sprout. He lives and most importantly sustains in the world where the cut throat race in the business world has become more live and aggressive too.
Firstly, a warm welcome on TechnoTactics. We are sure to enjoy your talks, quotes, thinking and most importantly you here. So, let us begin Neil.
Not sure… I didn’t create the Wikipedia page. As you know, people create whatever they want. I just see myself as an entrepreneur.
Managing two Giant companies like “Kissmetrics” and “Crazyegg” and above them managing such an active blogging site “Quicksprout”, I mean which “magic-wand” you use to manage them in a quantum of “24 hours”?
There really is no magic wand I just work a lot. I spend a minimum of 9 hours a day 7 days a week on the computer working. I don’t believe in the “get rich quick” philosophies I think working hard and smart will always pay off. And sometimes a little bit of luck.
The 3 best moments in your business career which you cherish till date.
I loaned money to an investor and the deal ended up going sour. I lost a sizeable chunk of my net worth from that deal. It taught me how to research and analyze my investments before making them. This was a great learning lesson for me and thankfully it happened at an early age which allowed me to bounce right back because I had the energy to do so.
You don’t have to be rich to be happy. The beauty of this quote will be more reflective if you will elaborate in your own words Neil
A lot of people I meet have materialistic things they want to make them happy such as a sports car, a big home, an expensive watch. What I’ve noticed is once people get what they want, they are already looking for something better. There is a quote I love that goes “If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” I try to focus on the things I already have in my life, and I am grateful for them. This way of thinking keeps me from wanting more.
How is Digital marketing going to shape our future lives?
Digital Marketing is growing so fast it’s hard for people to keep up with. If you think about the dot com boom it was only 12-13 years ago so imagine what it will be like in 12-13 from now. I think television will decrease in popularity while the internet increases. The internet is growing faster than ever and people will always love reading content. With that said, I think digital marketing will be the focal point for SEO and organic traffic generation.
How will you inscribe your emerging journey as a successful entity which started from a 16 year old teenage boy, who always dreamt about being an entrepreneur, belonging to a typical middle class Indian family struggling enough transited into a millionaire?
Honestly I think anyone can do what I did and many can do even more. It’s really about what you’re passion is and how much effort you put into it. A friend of mine went on to be a professional athlete, and another friend of mine is one of the best pianists I’ve ever heard live. I chose entrepreneurship and it became a passion of mine at an early age.
Top 5 SEO tips you think can revolutionize the way people blog.
- Get to know your readers. Find out what kind of questions they would ask, and provide them with answers.
- Link to other blog posts within your blog.
- Get other people to link to you through guest blogging or asking for a favor.
- Always write about relevant content. Stick to what your blog is about.
- Use titles that will a) be something your reader would be interested in and b) get organic search traffic
These days Google is changing its criterias and algorithms very frequently. So many updates are observed into this Search Engine. So how can we cope up with the same?
I was asked this question by someone the other day and I think a lot of people are trying to figure out how to keep up with google. Google is a smart company and they will always focus on doing what’s best for their users. My advice is to provide great value and great content, and you will never have issues with google updates.
Your “About” page on QUICKSPROUT reads that “This meant my sister and I would not live a “rich” lifestyle.” Was this the only carving thought which made you plunge into something called “THE BUSINESS cum COMPETETIVE WORLD” or some pre-planned strategy to make your life more comfortable and lavish?
At the time it was the only thing. Since then I learned that there is a lot more to life and business than money, but at the time I only started as I wanted to be “rich”.
Well, we all know that you are indeed a taboo of inspiration for all the bloggers and entrepreneurs round the globe. But what/who is that icon with which Neil Patel gets inspired by?
Believe it or not my inspiration does not come from a blogger, it’s Elon Musk. I’ve followed him for over 8 years and learned many lessons. One thing I took from Elon that helped me the most is he invests in himself. When everyone thought Tesla was a lost cause and he couldn’t raise money, he put almost all of his own into it. He gave me the courage to believe and invest in myself.
At the end we would like to summarize Neil Patel’s answers in the form of quotes.
So, this is not all, but a little yet significant try to know Neil Patel both as an entrepreneur and a blogger.
Once again, we would like to drop our sincere gratitude and thanks to Neil Patel for being such generous in sparing time to acknowledge our efforts.
We would also love to know from you – our honest and lovely readers out there. 🙂