Are you one of those bloggers that feels like they are continually writing content nonstop and publishing new articles daily, only to find little improvement in the search results and not seeing much more traffic to your site either? If that is the case, you aren’t alone.
The truth is, there are now well over a billion active websites on the internet today. With so many websites already out there, this just means there is more content cluttering up the search engines than ever before. It’s no longer a matter of publishing new content daily, it’s simply a matter of creating the best content possible and then promoting it to the right audiences while also getting high-quality backlinks to your site. Anyone can create content, but not everyone will walk through the three-step content to SEO formula we have laid out for you below.
Now it’s time that we walk through a simple three-step process that will not only allow you to create better content for your site and audience but also will effectively show you how to get backlinks and increase your search rankings in the process. This is a simple process, yet one that many will pass on, simply because it takes a little more time, effort, and research.
Zone in on Your Target Keywords and Exact Audience
Before even writing content on your website, you need to understand what you are writing, why you are writing it, who you are writing it for, and how to provide the best content to your audience possible. To accomplish this, it’s best to spend sometime on keyword research before even writing a title or the content of your article.
One such SEO tool that can help with this process is Ubersuggest. This free tool relies on Google Keyword Planner and Google Suggest data, while also making it easy for the end user to read and also sort through keyword data based on volume, competition, ad spend, and also finding other relevant keywords and topics.
Below you can see an example of this in action. Instead of creating an article on just ‘guest blogging’, it would be best to create a very detailed article and covering all the different components that people search for when trying to learn more about guest blogging. To get some ideas, all we need to do is visit Ubersuggest and plug in our target keyword or focus for the article.
As we can see, when it comes to ‘guest blogging’, there is a lot you can write about. Choose any of the target keywords, then use other target keywords within that same article as well. Here is a quick example of how this can be done.
- Target keyword: Guest blogging
- Sub-header 1: how to write high-quality guest posts
- Sub-header 2: where to find guest blogging sites
- Sub-header 3: blogger outreach services
It’s a simple, yet very effective way to come up with sub-headers and different (yet relevant) sub-sections within your main content article. It’s not just about writing the best content possible, it’s also about making sure your content is better than what’s already out there… which is what we will be covering in the next selection.
Fill Your Content with 2,000+ Words and Resources
If you’ve ever taken a moment to look at the top sites and content that ranks in Google these days, you will find that the content is much longer than what you may have seen in previous years. It’s very rare for you to find an article of ranking on the first page of Google that has less than 500 articles. Now, the standard is around 2000 words or more.
At the beginning of this article, we talked about the frustration that many bloggers have when they are creating content on a daily basis and not seeing much improvement in their search results or traffic. This is often because we all need less content, just better value in the content that we come across.
With that being said, instead of creating a short article and going live with it daily, consolidate your time and efforts to create a single resource that is much better! By this, we mean you should create very long articles on your site with at least two thousand words of content and also make sure it’s full of resources, citations, and references to other websites to back up your data.
In short, you want to create the best resource possible.
With all of this in place, it will actually make a link building and SEO process that much easier.
Do Manual Outreach to Increase Backlinks to Your Content
The last and one of the most important steps in this process is to make sure your content is being found. Once again, with so many sites active on the internet today and pushing out new content daily, how is anyone supposed to compete if they are going to just do the same thing as everyone else? Instead of following along like the rest of the sheep, stand out from the crowd and put in the effort where others aren’t.
SEO and ranking in Google is all about the content promotion and manual outreach that needs to be done once an article goes live on your site. Just clicking ‘publish’ and putting it out there, is asking for trouble — and no results.
At the same time, if you are going to create some of the best content out there, it will be a lot easier for you to pitch such content articles to other websites, while also trying to convince them it would be a great addition or reference within their own content.
This is also where a quality link building methods such as 404 broken link building comes into play. If you know you have one of the best articles out there, you can find other websites that are linking to older content which is either outdated or no longer works, and contact those sites to see if they would replace that link with the article to your site. Again, this is a timely process, but one that still works extremely well.
Want more traffic and higher search rankings? Put in the work!
The end result here is simple. If you are willing to put in the time and research that many other websites and brands won’t, you will see better results that millions of other sites won’t as well.
You also don’t need to continually create content on a daily basis and spend most of your time writing. In fact, most of your time should be spent on the SEO and promotion process. When it comes to content, you just need to create the best content possible and then promote it using any of the methods we’ve mentioned above.
The key takeaway here is that the the better the content is you create, the easier it is for you to promote. Stay away from posting content daily to your blog and instead creating evergreen resources that you can continually promote time and time again.
How Much Traffic Do You Need to Make Money Blogging?
But I do know this; if you ask this question you think like employees. Bad mindset for a blogger. Employees think putting in set amounts of work or reaching some specific goal results in receiving income. 100% of the time, this is NOT true as a professional or amateur blogger. Nobody has any idea how your traffic behaves. Is it targeted, or general? How did you attract your readers? Drilling deeper, it is impossible to surmise that a specific amount of traffic leads to some set amount of income.
Traffic and blogging income are only related in that, if you drive titanic amounts of targeted traffic to your blog, you will make some coin. But other than driving monstrous amounts of traffic – and any blogger asking this question is 10,000 to 20,000 hours away from this type of traffic – you need to understand that making money blogging is about generously helping people, building bonds, creating value, trusting in the process and developing your money mindset diligently, vibing abundance.
Do you want to make money blogging? Stop looking at traffic stats. Nobody pays you like an employer if you register 100 visitors daily to your blog. Stop thinking like an employee. Begin thinking like an entrepreneur. Help people generously. Make friends. Trust in the blogging process. Trust yourself. Think abundantly. Keep helping people. Develop your money mindset. Open multiple streams of income. Money will flow your way if you focus less on traffic stats and things, and more on generously helping human beings. Help people generously, patiently and persistently. Make money. This is the secret to successful blogging. But most bloggers fall lost in a world of stats and employee-level thinking, falsely believing generating a specific number of daily blog visitors results in some blogging employer paying them a set salary, a paycheck, for a goal achieved.
Do not fall prey to this common blogging mindset error in error. Money flows to you based on your generous service and based on your trust in the blogging process. Money can and will arrive but only after you relax, detach, help folks and give little or no thought to money, traffic and other blogging outcomes. The less you think about making money through your blog, the more you help people. The more you help people, the more money you eventually make. Successful blogging and making money is simply about helping tons of people for free to increase your blogging skills and exposure. Open multiple streams of income through which to prosper. Eventually, money flows to you.
Do not get distracted by ideas consistent with the blog post title question. Do not get caught up in blogging money and traffic outcomes. Stop looking for your blogging pay day and get busy helping people freely to learn the secret of effective blog monetizing. Money finds generous servants and money sprints away from bloggers routinely obsessed with making money. Sure you want to promote yourself at every turn. Goodness knows, I am always promoting my 100 plus eBooks and 2 blogging courses in all I do. Plus I promote my audio books and paperbacks, too. But my intent is mostly about helping as many bloggers as possible through guest posting, posting to my blog and via podcasting and broadcasting live. Prospering grows easier the more I help folks freely.
How to Develop Super Human Confidence in Your Blog
Baby steps, my Young Blogging Padawans.
New bloggers, baby step your way to being super human confident in your blog. Being wracked by doubt, with a little wild excitement mixed in, you cannot gain unreal confidence in your blog today. But slowly and steadily gaining clarity gives you the foundation upon which to become a highly successful blogger who feels bold, knowing your blog rocks.
I am about super human confident in my blog. I am developing the same level of confidence in my eBooks and courses, too. Why? Believing in my blog and premium offerings helps me to help more people and I also make more money too, which is neat, considering I live a worldly life.
Follow these tips.
1: Feel and Release Fears-Doubts Aligned with Your Blog
Before you become confident, you need to purge any lack of confidence. I know this feels bad but tis a necessary step to become super duper confident in your blog and in your premium offerings, too. Sit with doubts, those nasty traitors. Be with your fears about self, your writing ability and your blog presentation. Feel these unpleasant energies. Clear the energies. Proceed from a clearer, more confident, space. Confidence is borne of clearing a lack of confidence. Do messy energy work to become uber confident in your blog and in your blogging abilities.
2: Surround Yourself with Loving Bloggers
Loving, caring, compassionate bloggers see brilliance in you when you cannot seem to see it in yourself. Although all confidence issues flow inside-out, you need a network of supportive people around you who believe in you, versus being around haters or negative nellies. Never, ever, ever surround yourself with poverty conscious, failure conscious bloggers. Are you running a cyber charity? Are you a therapist? No! Negative people stuck in fear and failure throw negative cross currents into your being, shaking your already fragile confidence in your blog.
Hang with folks who believe in you and who believe in your blog. Pros share where and how you can improve but they always believe in someone who follows their dreams, and will instill that faith in you, and in your blog, too.
3: Write Your Butt Off and Publish Content Like the Dickens
Writing and publishing content is like breathing to me. I do not lose confidence in my ability to breathe because this is an automatic, auto-pilot, process. I just breathe without thinking about it. Ditto for writing and blogging. I wrote and blogged for 20,000 to 30,000 hours so now it is an automatic, easy process I have super human confidence in. I do not even think about it because I do it routinely, automatically, on a type of auto-pilot borne of making writing and blogging a habit.
If someone criticizes my blog, it is like someone criticizing my breathing; sounds weird, or funny, but it stirs me not, because I have equal confidence in each.
4: Do Energy Work
I do not play around; 3-4 hours of energy work daily allowed me to face, feel and release blog doubts, to become the clear, confident blogger I am today. Consider meditating, or doing yin yoga, or doing Kriya yoga, and power walking. Or do it all. I spend 3-4 hours doing each – collectively – daily, to expand my awareness so I can feel and clear doubts and so I can blog mainly from an abundant, generous, relaxed, detached vibe.
Be confident guys. Believe in your blog. Follow these 4 tips to succeed and to become super human confident in your blog.
Should You Search for New Blogging Niche Ideas?
Ask yourself that question and you will get an answer that best suits you.
I went with the blogging tips niche for people who want to circle the globe. But I did not go for this niche to be new, edgy or different. I had lived that life for many years. This made sense for me. I was being genuine, honest and as authentic as one can be. Perfect match. But if I chose a new niche from an energy solely of financial gain, being popular or some other fear-based driver, I would have fallen flat on my blogging face.
Why would you ask someone for new niche ideas? What is the energy or intent there? Do you want the fast track to success? Or are you in a creative space, wishing to do something different? I see searching for new blogging niches as being a waste of time considering the endless, established niches we already have at our disposal. Why waste time and energy searching for some niche if you have all the niches you need right before your cyber eyes? Toss in the fact that you need to research the niche inside-out if you have no prior knowledge and you invest a significant amount of time just to get the blog off of the ground. Makes no sense to me.
What do you love talking about? What is your biggest passion? Start there. Select that niche. You already have an ample supply of information in your noggin and the confidence to discuss the niche in clear, cogent fashion. Who cares if the niche is new or old? The blogging tips niche – my main niche – has been around for a few decades. Who cares? There is nothing new under the sun blogging-wise but thousands of new bloggers join our ranks daily. I also find that I seem to be converting people to blogging the more I persist in creating and connecting, keeping at this gig, being present, helping spread awareness about a pretty cool blogging niche, and, about a pretty cool way to help people and to free yourself.
Go with What You Know
When it comes to picking a blogging niche, go with what you know. Pick a niche inside of your blogging and knowledge wheelhouse because being armed with knowledge, experience, and a pulsating passion for discussing the niche makes you stand out from the blogging crowd in a major league way. I created this blogging course in under a day. Imagine that? 6 hours of recordings and oodles of blogging knowledge, packaged into a course that I created in under 24 hours. Imagine how much I needed to know about blogging and how confident and clear I had to be in myself, to ship in 24 hours? I go with what I know; sure doesn’t hurt me.
But when you pick a new blogging niche you have no knowledge of, it takes you 2 months to create and ship the course. Not good. There is the quick, and the dead, in the blogging world. We need be patient, persistent and generous to succeed online but in the same regard, adding years to your learning curve by deviating from what you know is a foolish blogging idea. Why? Go with what you know to prosper mightily over the long haul and to hit the ground running.
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