One thing that I’ve struggled with for a while was SEO. Trying to dominate the search engines isn’t easy. Competition is insane for really good keywords. But as anything, with constant learning and reading you can learn how to take control of your SEO and start getting incredible amounts of free, super-qualified leads from the internet while you sleep. So let me go over the hard way of doing this and then I’ll reveal how I do it. Or, shall I say, how I have “robots” do the work for me :-).
Let me just start by saying that I’m in no way a professional at Search Engine Optimization. I always tell people that I’m not a blogger. I’m an internet marketer who uses the things that work. So, I really don’t care much about the details, just what gets me the results I’m looking for to…ummm…make money. I do the minimum work to get the maximum ROI.
For your blog posts to reach the top of Google (and thereby reaching the top of all search engines) there are 2 things you have to think about. There is On-page SEO and Off-page SEO. On-page means the optimization you have to do to the actual blog. And off-page means anything off the blog that will help the post get searched.
Let’s start with on-page. Basically Google crawls the internet for relevant content to show up on the search engine when people are looking. They want to show searchers exactly what they’re looking for so that the “customer” or searcher is satisfied with what they find. So these Google spiders search everywhere to find good quality content that they can put up in the search engines.
Some key on-page SEO optimization techniques are:
- Obviously choose 1-3 keywords you’re trying to rank on google for.
- In the blog post the keywords need to be sprinkled around evenly but not look like you’re intentionally tyring to rank for it. Meaning that you can’t write a blog post of 300 words and 200 of the words is the keyword. That’s stupid and not quality. Write a real blog post with the keywords evenly distributed throughout the post. This shouldn’t be hard.
- Next, it helps if you have bold and italic keywords sprinkles in the post.
- Divide the post with headings and use H1,H2, and H3 in the post.
- Trow in some pictures and put the keyword in the ALT tag of the pic. We’re basically telling google “hey, look this post is relevant to this keyword.”
- Even videos work. Shoot a video that relates to the content of the post or just use one from youtube. It doesn’t have to be yours to get google traffic. I do it all the time.
- They say longer content ranks better. I don’t always write long posts but it does work. All your post don’t have to be a never-ending scroll through.
- Don’t forget to insert the META tags and description.
This is enough to help you get recognized on Google. Now, for the real work.
Off page SEO is anything outside of your site that helps your blog post. And I’ll say it again, I’m not a professional blogger or SEOist so what I’m telling may probably sound very basic to a genius blogger. How I work my off page SEO is by just sending links to my blog post. The more links all over the internet that points to your blogpost the better.
The more links on other sites (it helps if the sites relate to what you’re writing about too) that point to your site will make Google believe that your blog post is very useful to others and very popular so relates to the customers search.
So here’s my secret system for getting on top of Google so fast it’s insane.
SEOPressorV5 is the best little robot I’ve ever used. The way I describe is having a professional SEO genius right beside me when I’m writing a new post.
It checks your post for anthing that will help you rank higher and tells you if you’re over optimizing which is awesome so that google doesn’t consider your blog spam.
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And for my off page SEO I just really go crazy. All I shoot for is quantity. My secret is Fiverr.com. I just search for people selling backlinks and buy tons for just $5-$10. Hey, it works. You and I don’t have the time to sit and create links all over the internet when you could be writing a new post.
I also like to know how much competition I’m facing when trying to rank for a keyword. For this i use Market Samurai. This is a great keyword research tool that can help you find keywords that get lots of traffic but have low competition. This means great traffic which means more money.
That’s it! Here’s everything I do for my blogposts. If you have any questions on SEOpressor or Market Samurai just email me!