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how do you keep track of all the information?



4:34 pm on Nov 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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This may be a little off subject but I am curious on how others handle all the piles and piles of information thrown at you in a day's work.

I've been doing this SEO thing now for about 6 months and am just completely overwhelmed with all the information. I could stay on these boards all day and only touch the tip of the iceberg, but I wouldn't be able to get any of the clients work done (the reason I am studying the boards). ;)

So does anyone have a schedule or a method to track and log all this information?

I know it's a crazy question, but I'm desperate to find a method to my madness!

7:00 pm on Nov 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

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- I keep WMW as my broser's default page and check the news every day.
- I visite the areas I'm interested in when I can.
- I keep a list of thread URLs. When I find a great thread but don't have time to read it I put it on my list. The list has categories.
I know I miss loads of stuff that I would love to read but hey, I'm also running a business.


2:24 am on Nov 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Scan-read and learn how to read faster. Sounds like an advert I know, but it worked for me.

Also, pass of the less vital stuff if you can. If not, next week everyone will have forgotten about it anyway.

2:31 am on Nov 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I use an outline document in NoteTabPro to keep information by general topic. The document is similar to the one that I use to track submissions, but with more topics in addition to the names of the search engines.

When I see a good bit of info, I copy and paste it into the right section. Sometimes, I'll include keywords in the form *keyword, so I can do a search with the asterisk and go right to it.

I've also found myself bookmarking certain threads in WebMasterWorld, but I can see that this system would soon max out.

Actually, I'm just overloaded keeping track of my To-Do lists....

3:06 am on Nov 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I write software to automate tasks that I can see myself doing more than once and then move on to the next task. Takes longer to do the first time, but it is next to instant the next time.
10:43 am on Nov 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I am in the 70+ hours per week - with brief forays onto the board at weekends.

My thinking is thus, get some deals based on sales commission or search engine vistors numbers paying you monthly on numbers. Or create your own sales sites and get the revenues up to where it is supporting your lifestyle, then take it easy.

Definitely do not do SEO for salary!! Its a lifestyle/working environment thing.

Personally I love SEO - it is like playing a very large strategy game (which were my main form of entertainment before getting into SEO)

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