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You probably know the following phenomenon: you write a blog post, you put your heart into it, and then no one sees it.
It is a lot of work to create content and wouldn’t it be nice to just have regular traffic to these posts without having to pay a penny and without you lifting a finger?
After you apply the data in this course, you will have traffic flowing.
If you have a brand new blog, less than six months old, you will probably run into something called the Google sandbox (read the blog post on it), your blog just will not rank, whatever you do.
Your post is indexed, but it doesn’t show up in the search results. Your Google Search Console tells you that your post is ranking #45 for a keyword, however you can't find it anywhere when you go through the search results. Or it says that a post is ranking on the first page for a keyword that has 1500 monthly searches, yet when you search for it, sometimes it shows up, sometimes it doesn't. Building links doesn't make a difference in ranking.
All these are signs of the sandbox. It usually takes 3-6 months to get through this. There are things you can do to shorten this time period, and the method I describe in this post will help you get traffic despite that. On my blog I had regular traffic after only two months.
In this first phase of your blog' lifecycle you need to earn Google’s trust. Google is a business itself and its goal is to consistently provide the best content to its users, otherwise it would go out of business as people would turn away from it. Unless you have a strategy, your new blog will get ignored by Google.
For this reason it may be more practical to
Most of you probably know the phenomenon where you write a blog post, you put your heart into it, and then no one sees it. It is a lot of work to create content...
There is a vital point that blog owners often forget: Your blog needs to have a REASON for people to visit it.
This point is so vital and still so many people miss it…
You may be tempted to cover 50 subjects and promote 50 different affiliate programs on your blog. In the beginning this may even be necessary, because online business is always like throwing spaghetti against the wall.
Do you really want to make a lot of money with your blog? Here is the first key ingredient.
Here are the basics of on-page SEO.
There are over 200 ranking factors. But there are a handful that are more important than the rest
Obviously, if you already spend a time on writing content, then you should do it in such a way that brings you organic traffic for life.
Most of what you do in terms of link building will not show any difference in a Google rank for at least 30 days, most likely more. This is increasingly true when your site is new.
The idea behind seed keywords is the following: If I want to write about sales funnels, that wouldn’t be the only keyword I would look into.
Along with search volume, difficulty is the second factor you need to consider when picking your keywords.
Autosuggest is a Google feature. We are talking about the roll-down list of keywords that appear when you start typing in your keyword in the Google search bar.
This is another factor you need to be aware of when you do keyword research.
Keywords correspond to the cycle of buying.
As I mentioned before, it’s important to know that competition scores should only be used as a filter to find possible keywords.
The key principle of KGR is to find phrases that are "under-served" by Google - and therefore you can easily rank for these.
Spencer H, NichePursuits
I have started to test this method on a foreign language domain (Hungarian).
You may not have heard about Google’s Freshness Algorithm.
I am going to show you some of the keyword research I just did for FunnelXpert.
You will see advice telling you to use the Google Keyword Planner for your keyword research.
You have probably heard about Ahrefs and you probably think it’s an expensive tool.
Enter a competitor’s domain into Site Explorer...
Now let's do keyword research that will provide content ideas for the next two years.
One web page can rank for multiple keywords. So why don’t we focus on optimizing content to target dozens of similar and related keywords?
Content clusters is a method that was described by MOZ and it is closely related to building authority.
Content marketing has changed. Writing more content no longer guarantees you more traffic simply because there are over 1 billion blogs competing.
Google is trying to provide more information to help satisfy users.
SEO is not just about keywords. It's about giving your users what they want.
It is true though that most people use content as the bait. However great content is not enough.
Once you have published your post, your job is not over. You will also need to jumpstart the traffic and get socialshares.
If you don't face the fact that you need links in order to rank and get traffic, you are wasting a lot of time.
The next step is putting together an intelligent link building strategy.
Guest blogging is still one of the best ways to grow your web traffic over time. By writing high-quality guest posts on other websites in your niche, you receive valuable inbound links, increase your Domain Authority...
After a certain point you will realize that you need links to rank for more competitive keywords.
Once you have written your blog post, you need to start promoting it for several reasons.
Millions of people participate in Facebook groups every single day. If you are not using them for more traffic, you are missing out. However if you don’t do it right, you won’t get any results.
Blogging is not a lonely game. And the easiest way to get traffic is from bloggers that already have tons of traffic.
If you only had 90 days to 10x your sales, what would you do?
For many successful bloggers their two biggest sources of traffic are Google and Pinterest.
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