Ricardo Figueiredo

Ricardo Figueiredo

SEO, PPC, Web, UX Design consultant & project manager based in San Diego

Your Attitude Can Affect SEO




“…I’m so tired…”

“…c’mon!!!! What? Why?…”

These are some of the possible things you may hear from a person who’s escalating in the frustration scale. Now, this unmotivated, lazy and grumbling attitude is something that most of us are very familiar with. Some of us have realized that this negative attitude can affect our lives in, well, negative ways. Imagine That!

If you just had an “Ah-Ha!” moment after reading that, then I hope you’re open to change because knowing you have a negative attitude and not changing makes for a very frustrated life.

Back to the subject at hand, in the same way negative attitude can impact your life in negative ways, it can also impact your SEO, and all internet marketing efforts.

You probably see where I’m going with this, but really, it can, and it will. Fortunately this is an issue that we are in control of, since this is part of our own algorithm. This is a variable we can change with a few tweaks and some good optimization.

Realization is the First Step

We don’t know what we don’t know. Having said that, we have a deep innate ability to find out things about ourselves through some introspection. Look at your work and your habits while working, and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I feel there’s a lack of spontaneity in my professional life?
  • Do I feel bored and robotic doing this stuff?
  • Do I ignore small signs of progress?
  • Am I avoiding the community?
  • Do I avoid learning and doing more SEO?

Be honest with this stuff. If you answered “Yes” to any of those questions, than your SEO skills may be compromised. Pretty basic stuff you ask? Yes, but if that’s happening for you, then you’re probably not achieving your potential for success every day, and that’s probably translating into poor, or less than great, quality work from you.

Yes You Can

Do I have your attention now? Good. Then you probably need to read this post. :)

After realizing this is happening to you, comes decision time. That means, you need to decide if this is what you really want to be doing, and promise yourself you’ll be really good at whatever it is you decide on.

Now that you decided to stay in internet marketing (you did, didn’t you?), fulfill your promise to be really good at it! Start by making a conscious effort to have a positive attitude. Force a smile here and there, fake it till you make it!

I Can See Clearly Now, The Rain Is Gone

Servant Leader

Now that the clouds of negativity have been lifted, look around you and surround yourself with the right tools, people and environment that stimulate your mind in positive ways.

Be a servant leader, and an eternal learner. Look for the opportunity in every circumstance, and think of how you will step up in surprising, positive ways. Connect with good people and do for others as you want done unto you.

In the work place, don’t rush your tasks. Take time to get the job done right, and done once. Once you stop the negative chatter in your brain, your ears and eyes can hear and see things they could never hear and see before. You will notice little variables that provoke tremendous results, and you will not only be really good at what you do, but you will also love what you do!


  1. MO

    Very good post my friend and like the very specific point y umake about mentality and attitude towards SEO.
    I personally feel that a positive mental attitude has more benfits than people realise and obviously your point is to carry this into our working life and specifically in SEO.
    On a differant note, water has a big impact on our lives too. As we know we are made up of around 70 to 80% water… watch this, I found it most interesting!


  2. Bacroat

    Blogging is a passion for many people. but when we get to the ‘writers bock’ it become hard to say even a few sentences. Did you faced this issue?



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