Search engines are by far the most exciting traffic source for every online business. The simple reason is that traffic from search engines converts more because natural visitors visit your website based on a search expression. That means they asked Google something and Google thought your site is the right place to get the sought information.
But how to get more and more visitors from search engines has always remained a hard nut to crack for us online entrepreneurs. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to rank high and get traffic from these search engines. In this post, I want to share with you a little thing I did that doubled my traffic, more precisely from Google.
My blog EnstineMuki.com is doing pretty well, with respect to the amount of effort I put in. But in recent times, there was a remarkable increase in natural traffic.
This has been accompanied by an increase in its income through sponsored post, Affiliate Marketing and some Google Adsense clicks. Though Google Adsense is not my major source of income, I was excited to see its earnings going up to over $2 a day as a result of this increase in traffic.
I used this same method recently, in less than 72 hours to kick this blog post on HostGator 60% discount from Google page #3 to the first spot of page #2 and of course, as I write this post, I already got a sale with $50 commission.
In less than 45 seconds after the post was published, it was indexed by Google and ranking on page #3 for the targeted keyword.
[thrive_text_block color=”blue” headline=”Please Note!”]This same method can also be used to rank well without backlinks. Check my post on 4 ways to rank your articles on Google page #1 without backlinks. Click Here! [/thrive_text_block]
An important point to note!
Most of us doing business online spend a huge portion of valuable time running behind our competitors, spying them and trying to better up what they do.
For the most part, this leads to frustration and abandonment because we are hardly able to beat them. We put in resources to create valuable content that is doing fairly good in search engines. What we lack is the brain to think and show this “fairly good” content some more love.
The truth is, a little more time and tweaking of current content can bring a remarkable difference. That’s just what we are about to see in this post.
Here is what happened to my blog when I did this little SEO thing I’m about to discuss:
Now, you notice how natural traffic quickly and steadily grew and doubled its number. What is the free tool and what did I do?
Google Search Console
Formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools, this is one of the most wonderful free tools Google has ever given its users. This tool has so much to offer us webmasters and bloggers to improve our properties but in this post, we want to focus on one aspect that can change our ranking story.
[thrive_text_block color=”light” headline=”Please note!”]If you don’t have a GWT account yet, you’ll have to create it. In order to see its magic in what I discuss here, you need to add your blog or website to it. [/thrive_text_block]
How is this tool going to help us?
- It shows us which keywords generates impressions for which articles.
- It also shows us which keywords generates clicks for which articles.
Here is how to get the keyword list.
While on your blog in your Search console account, click Search Traffic and Search Analytics. Make sure the Clicks and Impressions boxes are checked
This will now take us to a list of keywords and some more stats.
At this point, we want to be able to see the keywords and articles that get more impressions and less clicks. On our keyword table, click the Impressions header. This will reverse the default order and show us the keywords that get more impressions.
Now, this is important! We will be looking for the keywords that generate more impressions with less clicks. This will tell us our articles are ranking but not getting clicks. There are generally two reasons for this scenario:
- The articles are ranking but NOT on page #1
- The articles are on page #1 but with poor CTA (Title and description)
In case 1, we will have more work to do to bring the articles to page #1. While in case 2, we simply will try to rephrase the titles and make the descriptions more attractive.
What was my discovery that doubled my SEO Traffic?
While digging through my search stats, I discovered one of my articles ranking for a longtail keyword I didn’t optimize the article for.
I found out people were actually search for something and this article was coming up on Google page #1, getting much more impressions and very few clicks. The reason is that the article was not targeted at solving the problem of those searchers.
I had 2 options
- Re-write the article to target those visitors
- Write a completely new article and optimized for that keyword
I decided to go in for option 2. That simply is because I could do my research and come up with more materials to rank the new article better. That’s exactly what I did and the result was amazing.
So what do you do now?
Stop running after your competitors for a moment. Go find out what’s already working for you, rinse and repeat for better results.
Login to your GWT account and carefully study your list of keywords. Pick out keywords that are already working for you. Tweak your articles for those keywords and rank better.
For some keywords, you may want to create completely new content. Which ever way you go (create new content or tweak existing content), you should be sure to have better ranking results
Tweaking old posts for better ranking!
One of the things I love doing is tweaking old post for better ranking and my Google Console account plays a big part in this. Once I find a keyword with pretty less competition and some impressions, I try to do some OnPage Optimization.
For the most part, I don’t do any backlinkings. A little OnPage SEO tweaks has always brought significant results. I use SEOPressor to automatically generate LSI keyword and I think that’s one reason the articles end up doing pretty well.
You don’t have to be an SEO geek to rank well and get natural traffic. Just practice this tip and I’m sure you’ll get some amazing resulst.
Let me hear from you in the comment box and don’t forget to visit my blog for more engagement.
What Is Your Blog Post Publishing Frequency and Why?
From time to time, assess how frequently you publish blog posts. Ask yourself why? Sit. Wait for an honest answer.
I publish 4-5 blog posts daily. Sometimes I publish 6 posts. Why? I share oodles of helpful videos, podcasts and articles but on a deeper level, I intend to get my 124 eBooks in a billion hands or more. Yes; I wrote and self-published 124 bite-sized eBooks. Publishing 6 posts daily allows me to promote 6 different eBooks daily on my blog. I also publish 3 or more guest posts daily to share value and promote my eBooks in more spots. Note; that is 3 or more eBook promotions, in addition to all of my eBooks I promote on social media.
Promoting 124 eBooks daily is no joke. I needed to raise my vibe, practice writing and video and podcasting and get clear on upping my post frequency to drive traffic and business through an approach. I see my blog more as a high volume, blogging news portal, like CNN or Fox News, and less a blog for publishing weekly and leaving it at that. Hey; that is just me, though.
You may be different because all bloggers hold different intents and vibe at different frequencies. Imagine blogging once monthly. Today, you set an intent to publish 5 posts daily between videos, articles and podcasts. Seems foolish, right? Few humans make this quantum leap without putting in years of writing practice and also giving substantial attention and energy to energy management, or, mindset work. Never raise your blog post frequency from energies of fear and delusion; burnout and failure await.
But do bump up frequency if it feels fun, relaxing, prospering and generous to publish more frequently.
On the flip side, pull back on blog post frequency if your current schedule feels heavy, tiring, exhausting and overwhelming.
Only you know how frequently you post and why you post at that clip. You know the honest answer. Be straight with yourself.
Optimal Blog Post Frequency
Follow your fun and relaxation.
What feels really good and fun and relaxing, but maybe a bit uncomfortable, to you? Run with it. Daily? Awesome. Weekly? Cool. Twice daily? Great. One post, one day, and 3 posts, the following day? Why not? If readers enjoy your content they read your content, keeping up with what they can keep up with. Trust your gut.
I advise publishing at least weekly in most cases unless you publish a long form post monthly ranking well on Google, genuinely knocking folk’s socks off. Why? People forget you as you vanish from the stream for a month at a time. Blogs are news portals for your niche. News should not be published monthly. Weekly at a minimum works fine for news updates.
Making Money and Frequency
In my eBook:
I break down how you find buyers for your business online.
Pondering post frequency, money flows to frequent posters and less frequent posters. Everything money-wise depends on your clarity with receiving money and following your frequency strategy because your energy dictates your income. Feel good, and at peace, and relaxed, about your blog post frequency. Success will find you based on your money energy and life energy, independent of your blog post frequency.
Do the inner work and the outer results expand freely and easily over time.
Blogging Income Tip: How Do You Feel about Money?
As I promote my eBook:
I ponder one massive source of anxiety for most bloggers: money. Most of you grew up with money limiting beliefs. Money does not grow on trees. Money is not easy. Money is hard to get. Money is scarce. If you want money, get used to owning and facing each money fear because blogging full time requires you to work for free, generously, for a while, and no human with money fears works for free. All humans clinging to heavy money fears only work for pay. What is working for pay? Jobs. Working for someone allows you to get paid for every hour you work because being employees guarantees payment, per work, per your contract.
Guess what? Blogging is a different animal. Nobody gets paid to be an individual, business-owning blogger because blogging is a business. Business is about building something to boost skills and exposure to where your streams of income yield cash for you. Complete 180 from being an employee because you need face money fears, release fears, and proceed from a generous energy to gain skills and exposure enough to earn a full time income through your blog.
How do you feel about money? Does money feel scarce to you? Do you fear running out of money? Be honest guys. Being straight with yourself allows you to make money because before you make money through your blog, you need to face, feel and release money fears. Why? You never move into actions required to make money being burdened by the heavy fear of losing money, a yoke that saddles most of humanity.
I have noted how Gary Vaynerchuk did 2000 YouTube interviews before he began to get major media and TV coverage. He worked for free for 2000 interviews because he was not burdened by the terror of losing money, vibing abundance and generosity and trust. Most of humanity is so scared to lose all of their money that they never give one interview for free; these people work jobs to guarantee they get money for what they do work-wise, but sacrifice their fun and freedom in the process. You cannot live your dreams through blogging if you have no vision for the future and you cannot create a vision if you feel weighed down by the fear of money loss. How can you dream big dreams if you secretly feel terrified to lose it all? The fear of losing it all dominates your mind, body and actions so you will just work a job to get money and you will treat your blog casually, because your blog does not yield money, like your job.
Of course, your blog does not yield money because you vibe a poverty consciousness and poverty-vibing folks never do the generous giving – working for free, for a sustained period of time – to position themselves for success, a’la Gary Vee and his 2000 YouTube interviews. I have written and published nearly 1000 posts on Blogging Tips. Nobody paid me directly for writing and publishing these posts but the traffic and links and money I gained indirectly through these nearly 1000 posts helped me live a neat life. I began giving generously the moment I faced my money fears.
Expect to do the same if you want to live your dreams through blogging.
What Few Bloggers Understand
I live a pretty sexy life. I have circled the globe for the past eight years through blogging. Pretty cool, right?
But my blogging duties are seemingly mundane, not too sexy at all and in moments, quite boring. I genuinely love blogging. I have fun doing what I do. But I am also a human being experiencing a wide range of emotions on an hour to hour basis. Sometimes, I just want to go to sleep for a little bit because I feel tired and a bit bored with the blogging process. But if I intuitively know it is time to write a blog post I just write the blog post. In these moments, blogging feels boring and mundane and plain and not too sexy. But doing the seemingly mundane things in boring moments lays the foundation for living a spectacular dream life through blogging.
Few bloggers understand this basic fact of sometimes boring activities laying the foundation for a spectacular dream life. Most bloggers believe I do exciting, inspired and amazing things all day long to live an amazing life. This is 100% not true and nothing could be further from the fact. Blogging is fun for me most of the time but sometimes blogging feels boring. Even when blogging feels fun I am not doing anything earth-shattering or jaw-dropping anytime I write and publish blog posts and comment on blogs and promote one or all of my 100 plus ebooks. Does tapping a retweet button and sharing one of my eBooks on Twitter seem earth-shattering? Nope. Simple. East too. But few bloggers understand simple blogging activities lead to great blogging success.
Most bloggers believe you live your dreams through blogging by trying to knock the ball out of the park with viral blog posts and partnerships with the top bloggers on earth. Nope. You live your dreams by simply publishing helpful content, building friendships with top bloggers by being generous and asking for nothing, and by opening multiple streams of income from an abundant, trusting energy. Each of those steps is simple to put into action but sometimes taking each of those steps feel scary or highly uncomfortable. Nudge through the fear. Take the step. Simple, generous actions eventually lead to spectacular results because all meaningful blogging ventures begin with simple, generous actions. Do not believe top bloggers hit home runs everyday. We hit singles again and again and again and again for 10000 to 20000 hours until all those singles add up to something dazzling over the long haul.
Think in terms of tiny impressions made multiple times daily. I could have tried to write a viral guest post on this blog 3 years ago when I first published posts here. But I just chose to do a solid job writing a simple post some 900 times. Now I have written and published 900 + guest posts on this blog which means on a single blog alone I have 900 links or more, based on the ebooks of mine I link to as well. 900 + links leads up to something pretty sexy and spectacular but it was the simple, generous actions I took daily over 3 years of my life that led to the stunning long-term success. Blogging is doing simple things generously for hours daily for years of your life to build something special and meaningful.
Never believe that top bloggers hit home runs every day for a few weeks before they made it big. Anybody who makes it big does seemingly little things with love and generosity every single day over the course of years of their lives. Imagine 10000 to 20000 hours of doing simple things and you get an idea of what it takes to live a spectacular dream life through the medium of blogging.
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