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Jitendra Vaswani

digiexe.com

Jitendra Vaswani is a Digital Marketing Practitioner & international keynote speaker currently living digital nomad lifestyle. He is the founder of kickass Internet Marketing blog BloggersIdeas.com where he interviewed marketing legends like Neil Patel, Grant Cardone & Rand Fishkin.

During his more than 8 years long expertise in Digital Marketing, Jitendra has been a marketing consultant, trainer, speaker and author of “Inside A Hustler’s Brain : In Pursuit of Financial Freedom” which has sold over 20,000 copies, worldwide & contributor of “International Best Selling Author of Growth Hacking Book 2”. He had trained 10000+ digital marketing professionals till date and has been conducting Digital marketing workshops across the globe. His ultimate goal is to help people build businesses through digitization make them realize that dreams do come true if you stay driven

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What are some of the biggest challenges/obstacles you faced when starting out with SEO, and why?

When I started out in SEO I faced lot of challenges, I was very much alone at that time when I started my first blog on internet i.e Bloggersideas.com. I installed crack themes and plugins as I didn’t have enough money to buy those premium products. So my blog got hacked many times and it went down many times giving users bad experience, I learned a big lesson that I will not use any crack themes and plugins on my WordPress website ever. I saved some money and bought premium WP products.

Tell us about your favourite/most successful link-building strategy - how quickly do you typically see results from this method?

I would say my favorite SEO startegy is relationship link building, I am good at making relationships and I used this startegy to make great backlinks, Like I do interviews with marketing experts, ask them once their interview gets live on my blog, I ask them to share that on their blog. In that way I get the backlinks and sometimes I do product reviews for many companies, like software product review on my technology blog, in exchange I ask them for backlinks. This startegy always work and gets me great results building my authority in eyes of Google.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do?

Whenever I feel unfocused I go on travel alone, I talked to myself ask many questions what’s wrong happening, what’s making me overwhelmed. I do deep audit of myself and do take advice from my best friends who are my lifeline. You need to supporting friends who understand your vision and guide you in right way. This really helps me to get back on track.

How do you choose who to reach out to/partner with? Where do you find them, and what approach do you take when reaching out?

To become a partner or do business with particular person, I always try to learn what are their expectations in terms of partnership, can I really fill this gap. If I find I can be part of their expectations, I do make partnership on basis of gratitutde and empathy.  I do get many partnership opportunities through my social network I created in 7 years. Making partnerships via my network is easy and smooth. Because I trust my connection and we make clear expectation in terms of results. 

What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?

I often hear people recommend me to be kind to everyone, it’s impossible to be kind with everyone, some people in my profession don’t deserve kindness at all.  Many times I see people trying to bring down other people, instead of building their own house, they believe in destroying other people property. 

In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

I improved my patience level, as I am growing my business I started having more patience. Because life in 2021 has teach me important lesson. I lost too much money in 2021 and I learned a important lesson that I need to deal my problems with patience and understand that this is part of business. Sometimes you win big and sometimes you win small. Celebrate every victory and keep moving forward.

What do you think about link swaps?

Yes I think do work as long as it is relevant and adding value to the content, I see webmasters just adding links for sake of backlinks. Don’t do this, this will hamper your website and in long run it will not help you.

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?

The most worthwhile investment was investing time in my business partners and training them to be at my level. Currently this is what I am doing I am giving them my all tools and techniques I am using for my business. This time investment is now giving me best returns and we all are growing at 10X level.

Describe your most effective SEO campaign ever. What made it so successful, and why?

The most succesful SEO campaign would be changing the content UI, improving page speed  and adding vaulable content like FAQ’s  have changed my blog SEO completly. In 2020 May Google update my few sites got down and I realized what mistakes  I made, I quickly asked my team to do all these changes, I worked on the content too much and made my website faster. Google really hate slow loading pages. In 2020 Dec update my traffic of all my niche website went upto 80%.

Tell us one thing about SEO that most people don't know?

Relationship link building according to me, people in SEO world, really don’t understand that. You build solid relationships and it will surely help you to get awesome backlinks.

What is a 'SEO trick' one could execute in <5 minutes?

Installing WP Rocket and making website loading fast. This task takes less than 5 mins and your website will be loading very fast.

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why?

They say leave your comfort zones. Well I believe you just need to expand them. Life will change a little everyday

When did you first become a rebel?

I become rebel in 2015 when I finally told my family I left my job and I am doing my business, they got this feeling and they can see that my bank account was growing. So for your dreams you need to fight a lot, it’s your dream you gonna protect, nobody else gonna protect except you.

How do you personalize your link building outreach campaigns? What are some tips for getting more responses? Do you have a follow-up process?

I do manual link building outreach campaigns and my team does the job here. We did try some automation tools in past but we didn’t got great results. Because we create our niche sites and take backlinks from there. It’s safe and better way of building links.  Whenever I do outreach link building, I do get response and again I use my relationship link building technique. I ask that person how I can help you and in this way I do link exchanges.

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favourite failure” of yours?

Yes I do have my favorite failures in 2021 I lost one of my oldest affiliate account I hold and it got banned. I learned a very important lesson that don’t depend on one affiliate account too much. Always keep creating more accounts and keep spreading your networks.

Are your campaigns automated? If so, what tools do you use and why?

I don’t use any automation tools for now.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out on their SEO service provider journey? What advice should they ignore?

Understand client expectation really well and don’t give false hope of ranking, Be clear and transparent. Always give value first and tell them how you can help them and give them best audit reports and then send your proposal.

Describe your link-building team. How many members are there? How do you measure and track progress?

I have 2 link building team members and they work on getting backlinks for some of my clients and also my niche sites too. We do use paid tools like Long tail pro to check ranking impacts after we get backlinks from the companies.

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?

Just listen to yourself and stop taking advice from those people who are less qualified than you.

What careers advice would you give to your 21-year old self?

Start early, fail many times and keep trying until you don’t find your passion.

What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are one to three books that have greatly influenced your life?

Rich Dad and Poor Dad has really influenced me a lot and it taught me important lesson of life that build assests, not liabilities.  I highly recommend to read this book when you are starting out your business

What is the most significant thing that someone much younger than yourself has taught you?

Be patience and learn to love losing. Losing is a part of business and you must accept it wholeheartedly.

What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or in recent memory)?

I bought anti theft bag which was $95 from Bobby XD Design and it was totally worth it. This bag is really good investment and it keeps my valuables safe when I am traveling in skytrain.

Tell us about your business. What does it do and what value do you add?

I do many businesses like digital markeitng agency : Digiexe.com, where i serve clients for 360 degree digital marketing solutions. I also run my affiliate marketing business which is 90% of my business. I have 3 business partners and they are the best people I can have.

 

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

I would love to attempt travel blogger who make travel Vlogs.

Where do you see the SEO/link building industry in the next 5 years?

It’s more content based driven and less link building in next 5 years.

Tell us about someone you admire and why you admire them?

Neil Patel because I got to learn about SEO for free from his blog.

What is a 'hack' you have for success that most people don't know about?

Hard work is the hack. Put your head down and keep working.

What is a useful skill someone could learn in one minute?

Don’t think too much.

What one song can you listen to every day non-stop?

Many songs can’t name one.

What is the most surprising thing you've seen in your industry?

People ditching each other easily for sake of money, its disturbing and rude.

How has Covid-19 changed your industry?

It didn’t changed much as I was doing online business from long time but yes I miss those seminar and face to face meeting. I really like personal connection instead of virtual .

How has Covid-19 changed your company?

Work from home totally.

What's your favourite colour?

Green

What's your favourite holiday destination?

Thailand always my #1 destination

What popular celebrity do you admire the most and why?

Elon Musk. I admire his hard work and patience.

What one thing in life do you consider to be overrated?

Showing off stuffs.

What's something exciting you're currently working on/learning that only a few people know about?

I am working on small niche sites which will be on one product or company.

What are you NOT Very Good at?

Getting married

What's your star sign?

Aquarius

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Eggs and brown bread

Author

Heather Wilkinson is a globe-trotting content creator and PR enthusiast who’s finally put down roots in her native UK. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her pretending to care about Minecraft for her son’s sake, while secretly reading the latest Ace Atkins novel (or sleeping – her second favourite past-time).