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11 Things Neil Patel Wishes He Knew Before He Started Blogging

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Have you ever heard of Neil Patel?

Neil Patel is the co-founder of 2 Internet companies: Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics.

Through his entrepreneurial career he has helped large corporations such as Amazon, AOL, GM, HP and Viacom make more money from the web.

By the age of 21 not only was he named one of the top influencers on the web according to the Wall Street Journal, but he was also named one of the top entrepreneurs in the nation by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Check out this post called “11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My First Blog” by Neil Patel and learn the things he wishes he knew when he started blogging. These are the things that could can save you a lot of time and misery from your own trial-and-error…


“I don’t like bragging, but I have to say I’m a pretty good blogger. It’s not because I am smart or anything like that, it’s actually because I screwed up one too many times. After starting 4 blogs and making hundreds of mistakes over 7 years, you eventually figure out what to do,and what not to do.

“I just wish someone told me all of this before I started my first blog. Here are 11 things you should know before starting your first blog:

You need to be social

“When I started blogging I hoped that I would get a ton of traffic through search engines because all of the other popular blogs got a lot of Google love. The reality is, you won’t get too much traffic from Google because your blog is new… it takes years before your search engine traffic will kick in.

“So how do you get traffic in the short run? Through social media.”

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