Today I share my 9 step SEO strategy for bloggers and online entrepreneurs. How to get more (free) organic traffic from Google… and it only takes 40 minutes every 2 weeks!
Getting more organic (read: free) traffic to your blog, website, store and online business is the bees-knees of business.
While you might sell products or services or information the blog (a section of your website) is another potential income stream, whether you are building up the other businesses.
After 4 years with an online business and 3 websites I have worked out what works and what doesn’t and honestly, getting 150,000 page views per month and to get Google ranking taking 40 minutes per fortnight.
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Previously I shared how I started a blog…
Angel Foods (the cake business part) started in September 2010 and I honestly only got a website to put on my business cards to sell cakes. I was off and racing making cakes, going to markets, taking wholesale orders.
The gallery or portfolio was dodgy and updated images every 2-3 weeks and also started a couple of blog posts. In that first year, I probably blogged … maybe 6 times?
But I quickly learned that to get any sort of decent traffic (number of website hits) and better google ranking I would need to upgrade to a WordPress website.
How I Got Google #2 in 6 Months and Google #1 in 8 Months
So 12 months into a business I upgraded to a WordPress (.org) and kept adding more photos. My website hits were about 1-3 hits per day in the beginning and when I upgraded to WordPress it was about 10-20 hits per day.
I’m going to be completely honest, I had no idea back then (2011) how to get more traffic to my website. All I knew was people said have WordPress, so I got WordPress. People said have an opt in and have people subscribe to your email list. They said ‘’the money is in the list’’, so I popped an opt-in on my website.
The rest of the time I was running around like a headless chook. From caking, baking, decorating, going to the markets, deliveries and then I franchised in 2011 and had our first franchisee, so I was training her and helping her set up. Oh, and also marketing and advertising for more cake orders and for more franchises.
Pageviews & Website Traffic
Website hits (or number of page views) were about 2700 for the month of May 2012. Since then, March 2013 was 4111 hits, July 2014 was 9461 hits, March 2015 was 11,615 hits and January 2016 is 16,298 hits. April 2016 got 50,000 hits, June was 300, 000 page views (due to some viral content) and nowadays I sit at around 150,000 page views per month.
In June 2014 I started my 9 Step SEO Strategy and in 6 months I got Google #2 and in 8 months hit Google #1.
That is how I know that this 9 step SEO strategy works. Plus also doing bonus #3 and republishing old recipes and tutorials, I have 3x (tripled) website traffic to the same blog posts.
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Note – I recorded this video originally on my other blog Angel Foods and I talk about cakes (you know I love cupcakes!) The information is universal and exactly what I use in my blog business and earn a full-time income from. Oh, and I share behind-the-blog-scenes training in Blog Business School. It is only $1 to enrol.
My 9 Step SEO Strategy:
- Have Google Analytics set up. It is a free tool that tracks website traffic.
- Know who your target market is (who you are selling to).
- Have a WordPress (.org) website.
- Keyword research.
- Title & description.
- High quality content.
- Follow the blog template.
- Images – optimize for SEO.
- SEO plugin – fill in every time!
Bonus #1 – Have a blog roll.
Bonus #2 – Have a widget area.
Bonus #3 – Republish old content to current date (when applicable).
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- How to SEO images and photos
- Step-by-step SEO Plugin Training
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