Imagine thousands of targeted traffic hitting your blog daily?
What difference would it make for your business? It doesn’t matter how valuable your posts are, without the right eyeballs, you’re heading for failure. Am I right?
I want to help you eliminate that ugly story right now, and share traffic tips you can’t resist. But this time, we’re focusing on search engines only.
This post is about the important tweaks you can make to befriend Google spider, so that it can send you free traffic, quickly.
Let’s quickly look at the 6 simple tips to drive organic traffic fast:
1. Get your blog ready
Are you sure your blog is ready to receive avalanche of free traffic from Google? Don’t procrastinate this. Get your blog ready by making sure that your web hosting service is reliable.
How would visitors feel if they visit your blog and see this, “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded?” I hate to see this quirky piece of text.
To avoid bandwidth issues, upgrade to a larger hosting space from a reliable web host. Also, know what your blog is about (objective), and challenge yourself to become the go-to expert in that niche.
That’s how to get prepared. As a popular Gospel Preacher once said, “Proper preparation prevents poor performance.” Google is waiting to send you free traffic, how prepared are you friend?
2. Don’t rush your content
Bloggers who are in a rush usually miss out. Don’t make that mistake. Spend quality time to research your topics. Listen more, talk less.
That’s the major reason why God gave you two ears and one mouth. This is 100% truth. Take it to heart, cowboy.
Read books and authority blogs in and outside your niche. Get your creative juices flowing and you’ll never worry about blog post ideas.
Ideally, make your writing environment conducive. The truth is that any content you create with a relaxed mind and body would always help improve readers’ life.
And when blog readers are satisfied with your blog posts, it’d send a strong signal to Google spider – thereby leading to a surge of organic traffic coming your way. I love how this works. Really!
3. Obey simple SEO-rule
Yes, you know the rules already. Research your keywords first. But don’t stuff or pad your content. No matter the urge to use blackhat tricks, avoid it. “He that enters through the backdoor is a thief.” – Can you guess where I got the quote?
Quality content is what blog readers are craving for. That’s why they searched in Google with specific key terms.
Having a great design is important to your blogging success, but that’s not why readers search the web, day in and day out. Valuable information rules the world.
They’re looking for helpful information to better their lives. Be the person who potential customers can rely on for answers. And be consistent at it.
If this becomes your mindset, it’s going to be fun attracting organic traffic – because search spiders would find your blog pages well optimized and patriotic. Did I just say that?
4. Give value today
Google Panda and other recent algorithm updates are aimed at just one thing – to bring value to the web.
Sure, those tweaks affected millions of blogs and totally shut down the income sources of some savvy guys, but you can capitalize on this to rank higher, gradually. How?
Start giving value to every reader who visits your blog. Don’t chase them away with low-quality and rehearsed content. Stand out. Put yourself in their shoes – it doesn’t stink that much. Lol!
Truth is, you can’t be 100% exceptional in spelling and grammar usage, but do your best to write readable blog posts. Proofread multiple times and be willing to take corrections.
Once you’ve built a blog that people love, even when you make mistakes, fans and friends can correct you in love. Because they recognize that perfectionism is a killer. But how else can you give value? See below…
5. Add figures to your headlines
A lot of bloggers can’t understand why no one clicks to read their recent blog posts, even when the post showed up in Google top 10. One thing you must learn and become a master at is headline writing.
You may not be a Journalist or media personnel, but knowing how to catch attention is an important blogging virtue. Hmm, let’s call it skill instead.
Ideally, add figure to your post headline. For instance, did you see how I added a figure (6) on this particular blog post, the title?
Maybe you didn’t realize it, but that was why you clicked and you’re almost done with this lengthy article. I’m smart, baby!
List post works, and it does bring potential clients. Experts have been preaching that bloggers should avoid list post. I think it depends on the value your list post brings. Ensure that you add value – that’s the goal.
6. Target a long-tail key phrases
You’ve read this before. But the latest article you wrote, did you target a long-tail query? Don’t be like those who amass traffic generation ideas and never act on them.
The beauty of long-tail key phrases is that your blog would attract few but highly qualified visitors.
For instance, if a visitor clicks and read your web hosting review via Google search, the chances of converting that person into a customer is high, compared to a visitor who came from twitter or Facebook.
If head keywords exist, then the long versions MUST exist as well.
Use Google keyword tool to research key phrases you can gradually & easily ranked for. Then craft quality and engaging content around them. No, don’t stuff the content. Add the keyword to the headline naturally and have it on the first paragraph as well.
Don’t be deceived and give up on keyword targeting. Google is still mindful of the terms you choose.
It’s obvious, Google will continue to improve their search results policies, but keywords will continue to form the bedrock of a successful blog. Do you believe this?
Do you need organic traffic?
In the past few months, I’ve been enjoying highly targeted organic traffic from Google. At no cost.
In fact, 74% of my recent email subscribers found my blog through organic searches. But I didn’t use magic or trick, I used the 6 simple tips above, coupled with blog copywriting.
Don’t just read this and appreciate me, I need you to implement the tips and see if it works or not. Drop me a friendly comment, see you ahead!
Michael Chibuzor has embraced content marketing and he can help you dominate your niche with proven marketing practices. Get in touch with him if you need quality content.