In order to make money blogging, you need quality traffic coming from search engines. For those who own a website, blog or online business, one of the main goals is to generate as many visitors as possible from search engines.
In fact, without the right amount of organic traffic coming from Google or other major search engines, it is nearly impossible to achieve your target revenue and grow your business successfully - no matter how comfortable you are with paid advertising.
However, what most people do not realize is that there are several easy and simple ways to not only improve your traffic, but also boost the overall quality of visitors coming from Google's search results. In this article you will learn 4 unorthodox methods that can help you get more organic traffic in a short period of time:
- How to Get Suggested for Related Keywords - and rank for them
- How to Get Your Site Indexed - FAST
- Use A Content Delivery Network - even for popular posts
- Create Content for the "Long Tail” - Google loves it!
So, let's talk about each method in detail - one by one. By the end of this article, you should have an idea about how to implement all of them.
Every time that somebody types a keyword into Google, other related keywords are suggested by the engine itself. As you might know, if your landing page is one of these suggestions, it means that you have a chance to rank higher in Google's search results.
The good news is, despite what most people think, it is not difficult at all to get your site suggested for related keywords - even if you are just starting out with a new blog or website!
As I have shown in detail in this article, here are the few steps that you should follow:
A. Select Your Main Keyword and Google Search Suggestions
According to Saivian Eric Dalius before even thinking about getting your landing page in front of keywords related to it, make sure that your site is properly optimized for the main keyword.
In this case, we'll use "make money online" as our example target keyword (which has around 36,200 monthly searches on Google).
Next, you need to type this keyword into the search box and scroll down until you see a list of 10 or so keyword suggestions. In our example, here is what we have:
B. Analyze What Is Missing & Add It to Your Keyword List
Once you have your main keyword and a list of related keywords, you should immediately see what is missing from your list.
In our example, the top ranked page for "make money online" is making around $12,000 per month , while there are several other pages showing up in Google's results that get only a few hundred visitors each month. This means that there are some keywords missing from the list that happen to have high commercial value.
One of these keywords is "how to make money online" (with more than 31,000 monthly searches).
C. Make Sure Your Site Is Indexed in Google - FAST!
Now this is probably the most important part of the entire process.
To make sure that your site is indexed in Google (and Bing, for that matter), you can use a free tool like www.domains-namecheck.com (select the "domain links" option and type your domain name).
If Google has already indexed your page within 10 minutes, it means that you have nothing to worry about. But if your domain name shows "no pages indexed" - you should consider getting it submitted to the search engine as soon as possible.
D. Submit Your Site To Google & Bing - For Free!
To make sure that both Google and Bing have updated their database with your website, all you need to do is visit this page (for Google) and type in your main keyword and click on "submit URL".
For Bing, the process is very similar: you just need to select your website from a dropdown list and press "submit" (not much different than what you do to submit a blog post).
E. Avoid Schemes That Promise to Get You Indexed - FAST!
After you have submitted your website to Google and Bing, make sure that you avoid "schemes" like the one you can find in this article (just remove the affiliate link). This is nothing more than an attempt to get your money by promising to submit your site for you.
Don't fall for this kind of scam - they all end up offering the same, or worse, results.
F. Promote Your Site to Social Sites & Communities
If you want to rank high in Google and Bing, you will need to build backlinks (because these search engines rely on them as a measure of authority). And one of the best ways to do so is to promote your blog or website on social media sites and other authority communities.
This is not that difficult - just submit your site to social bookmarking websites, like Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, etc., and ask for feedback/reviews in related communities (like webmasters groups).
G. Promote Your Site to People That Can Help
If you want to make it big online, promoting your site on social media sites is just not enough. You need a lot more backlinks from authority websites that will help you rank higher in the search engines.
In order to get these kinds of links, you have to offer something in return - like getting traffic to their website, for example.
For starters, you can offer them a share in your social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) - this works very well with popular figures that have large followings (like celebrities). But there are also several other ways to get free backlinks from authority websites - just make sure you read and understand all the rules and regulations (that some websites may require).
H. Track Your Rankings and Results - DAILY!
Once you have done everything mentioned above, you need to track your site's rankings in search engines on a daily basis - more often if possible.
The easiest way to do this is by using Google Analytics (you can also use this tool if you want to track your competitors' rankings).
You will be able to see how many visits each of your pages get on a daily basis, which keywords are the most relevant and the amount of organic traffic that you receive in total.
And you want all this data - because it will help you improve your blog or website, making it even more popular in the search results.
I. Keep Promoting Your Site - DAILY!
Like we have already mentioned, promoting your site/blog on social media sites and communities is a great way to get started - but it's not enough if you want to make a living online.
Just after two or three months you will need to stop this kind of promotion, and replace it with the one that really works - like promoting your site on other authority websites.
J. Add New Blog Posts orPages - DAILY!
As we have also already mentioned, creating new blog posts is not enough if you want your blog to be successful. You need to post daily, and you also need to add new pages (that can rank for different keywords).
For example, if you have a website about dogs, and one of your pages is dedicated to Labrador Retrievers - you might want to add a page that talks about other dog breeds as well (like German Shepherds).
This will help you have more pages in the search results, which is great for both users and search engines. If people are using different keywords to find your blog or website, they will be able to do so much easier - while the search engines will also be able to list your website on several positions for different keywords.
Because of this, you will naturally get more organic traffic and exposure.
K. Create More Content & Add Even More Pages - DAILY!
Creating quality content is not enough to make it big online; you need to add several pages for each piece of content, and write even more blog posts (if possible).
For example, if you have a dedicated blog post about rock climbing, add few more pages that talk about different aspects of this activity (like how to prepare for the first climb).
If possible, you should also create 'evergreen' content - meaning that even when your site gets older and stops receiving much traffic from Google or other search engines, this content will still be relevant to people.
But even though you are adding several pages for each piece of content, don't forget about adding new blog posts as well - because that's what really helps you get more organic traffic.
L. Use "Keyword Rich" Titles - FOR SURE!
When writing titles for your blog posts or pages, make sure you follow the golden rule: "Keep it short and use your main keyword" (or something similar).
For example, if you write about organic traffic, your title should be something like 'How To Get More Organic Traffic From Google' - but not 'How To Get PPC Traffic…'
This will help you rank for your main keyword much faster, which is the most important thing if you want to make money online.
Getting organic traffic from Google is not an easy task, but it can be done - especially if you are using all of the above tricks.
Even though this method takes longer to complete, you will notice that your website's rankings will improve much faster, and so will your income.