Yah, hold tight cause when I tell you how I get 50% search traffic (some tools say it’s more like 80%, whichever is true, my traffic is mostly from search) with no fucking backlinks whatsoever, you might fall off whatever you are sitting on… and you know I don’t like or talk bullshit.
If you are into SEO, you’ve probably read a million articles how to get all types of backlinks… there is nothing wrong with that, I’ve written quite a few SEO articles too, this time though I’ll tell you how this blog gets half of its traffic from search with no building links, no crazy optimization techniques, no nothing.
It’s going to be tough to believe, so here’s an image to back up my claims, I don’t want you to go crazy in the comments like this guy LOL:
And here’s an image from another service that says it’s 81%
Crazy shit, I know.
I hadn’t realized the blog got that much traffic from search until a few days ago when I had some time to waste and went to check the traffic statistics (yeah, that’s what playing with statistics is – time wasting).
Anyway, I was amazed to see almost half my traffic came from search… especially when I haven’t done any SEO (except for the normal stuff like on page SEO, site structure and the like).
To be honest with you, I’ve never cared about SEO, it’s just too much work… I’ve still busted my balls to create a huge blog though, this is why it ranks.
People ask me how to rank on page one of Google, and you know what I tell them?
Forget about the first page of Google and you will get there if you do what really matters.
My friend (can I call you my friend? you are a friend already, you are reading my blog), the usual SEO mumbo jumbo you read on forums is total crap… people argue about bookmarking, or article directories, or blog networks, or how you need a mixture of all types of links when all that doesn’t really matter that much… it does just a little.
What matters is domain age, domain authority, content, internal links, on-page seo (nothing crazy though, just enough to show Google what the article is all about), site speed, secure protocol (that’s becoming bigger and bigger by the day) and most importantly – popularity.
I’m not gonna advise you to do anything, I’ll tell you how I get 50% of my traffic from search… and how you can do it if you want.
1 I use lighting speed hosting.
You can’t use bluehost, hostgator or… wait, I keep forgetting they are all the same company (no, I don’t, just wanted to let you know again in case you have forgotten… or don’t know) and expect to get serious results.
These huge providers don’t care about you or you site… they care about volume. They’ll put your site on a server with millions of fucking idiotic sites most of which would probably already be blacklisted, sandboxed or some shit like that… but I’m not going to go that technical and make this a boring article… if you get a dedicated server, you might get a bit better results, but when a company sucks, it sucks…
…choose a local provider you trust if you don’t have the resource for your own server, or for some stupid reason want to pass on WP engine, who, by the way, are insanely good at what they do.
2 I use Genesis
It’s modified, but not much as it is quite perfect on its own. It’s well written… no, perfectly written, looks great and the best solution for serious results.
3 I write Crazy content you can’t read anywhere else online
I don’t care how it sounds, I write as I talk, I don’t talk shit, only what I know, Google’ve noticed that and ranks my pages… cause they help people.
Google are very good at recognizing good content… and no, they don’t give a fuck how long it is, they care whether it helps people or not, of course often times long articles are better. Don’t think of them as just a bot like SEOs do, they know what content is entertaining and cool.
4 I don’t care about keywords, backlinks and other dull shit
Backlinks are like money – they come when you are famous… or not LOL.
If you have a 5 page site and build a millions links to it… you will have a 5 page site with a million links, you might even get to page one for a few minutes LOL.
If you have a blog with 100 pages full of awesome content (and keep publishing content), people will link to you, they will share you, comment and like your pages and more cool stuff like that…
That doesn’t mean to write content and wait to get rich… no, you still have to market that content (use the form to your right to learn how to market).
I won’t lie to you (you know I don’t do that), when I started this blog I built links manually, it took waaay to much time and I figured making money was more fun than submitting to article directories, document sites, videos sites, creating blog networks etc…
…all the links I built helped the blog gain some authority, so it is not a bad idea to build some links if you have the time, or money, or both… however backlinking is boring and nothing to go crazy about.
I rank with no backlinks now as I already told and showed you.
5 I use simple design
Design is important, read this to see what I mean:
6 Internal links
I have linked my pages all across the site, which creates a huge network of internal links that shows Google this is one hell of a blog, I don’t care about anchor text or any other crap like that, whenever I feel like linking to a page, I just do it.
That’s pretty much all I do to get 50% of my traffic from search… I so not care about SEO I don’t even remember if I do something else or not LOL, use the form down below and I’ll tell you if it comes to my mind… or you just want my crazy fun articles in your inbox.
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