It may seem obvious – in order to have a problem solved, you first have to present it and explain it clearly.
Yet, from time to time, I see this rule broken. People get into explaining the problem, and I need to understand the context.
Sure, it’s much more rapid to dive right into the problem and start with the assumption we’re all quick, fast, geniuses, experts in the field.
But more often than not, the time gained won by not explaining the problem is lost someplace else.
As a conclusion – in SEO and other fields, when you want the problem solved, first state it clearly.
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