9 SEO Techniques You Can Use Today to Get More Search Engine Traffic
People that succeed with SEO do two things very well:
First, they identify SEO techniques that get them results.
Second, they put 100% of their resources into executing and scaling those techniques.
But you’re probably wondering:
“How do I find SEO strategies that actually work?”
Well today I’m going to make it easy for you.
1. Find Broken Link Building Opportunities on Wikipedia
Broken link building has it all…
There’s only one problem: finding broken links is a HUGE pain.
2. Discover Untapped Keywords on Reddit
Reddit is a keyword research goldmine.
Where else can you find a community of millions of people discussing every topic under the sun?
And when you read these discussions you’ll often stumble on awesome keywords that you’d NEVER find in the Google Keyword Planner.
Let’s say you ran a site that sold headphones.
Head over to Reddit Search and search for “headphones”:
If there’s a subreddit in that space, head over to that subreddit.
If not, just look at the search results that Reddit shows you for that keyword.
3. Find Link Prospects on Delicious
If you’ve been in the SEO game for a while you know that the best link opportunities come from people that have shared similar content in the past.
And the popular bookmarking site Delicious.com is one of the best places to find people that have shared content in your niche.
Copy Adwords Ads to Make Killer Title and Description Tags
It’s no secret that compelling title and description tags get more clicks in the SERPS.
(In fact, REALLY good copy can actually steal traffic from the top 3 results)
But how can you possibly know what people want to click on?
That’s easy: look at that keyword’s Adwords ads.
You see, the Adwords ads that you see for competitive keywords are the result of hundreds (if not thousands) of split tests. Split tests to maximize clicks.
And you can use elements of that ad to turn your title and description tags into click magnets.
For example, let’s say you were going to publish a blog post optimized around the keyword “glass water bottles”.
Find A+ Link Prospects on AllTop
What if there was an up-to-date list of blogs in your niche that you could use to find quality link opportunities?
I have good news. There is. And it’s called AllTop.
AllTop is a modern-day directory that curates lists of quality blogs in almost any industry under the sun.
To find blogs in your niche, just go to the AllTop homepage and search for a keyword:
Next, find the categories that fit best with your site’s topic:
And AllTop will show you their hand-picked list of quality blogs in that category:
Now you have a long list of some of the best blogs in your industry.
And these bloggers are the exact people that you want to start building relationships with.
Use Benefit-Focused Content Curation
Let’s face it:
Most content curation is pretty weak.
I think I speak for everyone when I say that I’ve read enough “top 100 posts you need to read” lists for a lifetime.
So how can you make your content curation stand out?
By tapping into Benefit-Focused Content Curation.
Benefit-Focused Content Curation is similar to most other types of curation, with one huge difference: it focuses on the outcomes that your audience wants.
I’m sure you’d like to see an example.
Here you go:
This is a guide I put together a while back called, Link Building: The Definitive Guide.
This guide has generated over 19,000 visits from social media, forums, blogs and search engines:
(I should point out that the guide’s design and promotion contributed to its success. But it all started with how the content itself was organized)
Use the Word “Because” In Your Outreach Emails
When someone sees an email pop into their inbox, two questions enter their mind:
“Who is this person?”
“What do they want?”
The faster you answer these questions in your outreach emails, the better your response rate will be.
But how can you do that?
Use the word “because” very early in your email.
Believe it or not, the word “because” has surprisingly powerful effects on human psychology.
Write Mini Blog Posts for YouTube Descriptions
I don’t need to tell you that YouTube video results are dominating Google’s first page.
And considering that Google owns the popular video site, it’s a trend that’s not likely to change anytime soon.
But did you know that there’s a dead-simple technique that can get your YouTube videos to rank higher (and faster) for competitive keywords in both YouTube and Google?
Well there is: write 200+ word video descriptions.
When most people upload a video to YouTube, they mindlessly toss a few words into the description box:
That’s a HUGE mistake.
Remember that Google can’t watch or listen to your video content.
Instead, they rely on your video’s text-based title and description to determine what your video is about.
Not only does this extra text-based information help you rank better for your target keyword…
Embed Long Tail Keywords In Title Tags
Here’s the deal:
If you only include one keyword in your title tag you’re leaving A LOT of search engine traffic on the table (and no, I don’t mean keyword stuffing).
Here’s what I mean:
I recently published a post called “White Hat SEO Case Study: 348% More Organic Traffic in 7 Days“.
My target keyword for that post was, “white hat SEO”. And I obviously included the keyword “white hat SEO” in the post’s title.
But I didn’t stop there.
I realized that the keyword “SEO case study” also got some decent traffic:
So I decided to embed that long tail keyword into the blog post title:
Within days I was ranking #1 for “SEO case study”:
As you might expect, the keyword “SEO case study” is MUCH less competitive than “white hat SEO”.
Because of that, I got traffic almost instantly from the keyword “SEO case study”.
And as that page has accumulated links, it’s made its way onto the first page for “white hat SEO” as well.
(But it took a few weeks to hit page 1)
If I had only optimized for “white hat SEO”, I wouldn’t have received ANY traffic until I hit the first page for that term.
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