1,083,219 People Per Month and Counting: My New Favorite SEO Strategy

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Podcasting. You’ve heard about it before and I bet you’ve even listened to a handful of podcasts. But you probably haven’t created one yet. Just think of it this way… There are over 1 billion blogs and roughly 7 billion people in this world. That’s 1 blog for every 7 people… On the other hand, there are roughly 700,000 podcasts . That means there is only 1 podcast for every 10,000 people or so. Podcasting is 1,428 times less competitive than blogging. So, should you waste your time on podcasting? Well, let me ask you this… do you want a new way to get more organic traffic from Google? I’m guessing you said yes. But before I teach you how to do that, let me first break down some podcasting stats for you, in case you aren’t convinced yet. Is podcasting even worth it? From a marketing and monetization standpoint, podcasting isn’t too bad. I have a podcast called Marketing School that I do with my buddy Eric Siu . We haven’t done much to market it and over time it’s grown naturally. Here are the stats for the last month. We got 1,083,219 downloads or “listens” last month. To give you an idea of what that is worth, Dream Host paid us $60,000 for an ad spot… They’ve also been paying us for a while, technically we have a 1-year contract worth $720,000. Now on top of the ad money, Eric and I both have gotten clients from our podcast. It’s tough to say how much revenue we’ve made from the podcast outside of advertising, but it is easy to say somewhere in the 7-figure range. Keep in mind, when I make money through ads or generate revenue for my ad agency , there are costs so by no means does that revenue mean profit. Sadly, my expenses are really high, but I’ll save that for a different post. But here is the cool thing: Eric and I only spend 3 hours a month to record podcast episodes for the entire month. So, the financial return for how much time we are spending is high. And if that doesn’t convince you that you need to get into podcasting, here are some other stats that may : 32% of Americans listen to a podcast at least once a month. 54% of listeners think about buying products advertised in podcasts. Businesses …

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How to Create SEO-Friendly Podcast Show Notes

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In this post I’m going to show you how to create podcast shows notes that rank in Google. (Step-by-step) So if you’re looking for a way to grow your podcast with SEO, this new guide is for you. Let’s dive right in. Step #1: Transcribe Your Podcast Episode Step #2: Choose a Keyword For Your Episode Step #3: Format Your Show Notes Like a Blog Post Step #4: Optimize Your Show Notes for On-Page SEO Step #1: Transcribe Your Podcast Episode Your first step is to get a transcription of your podcast episode. A transcription is important for two reasons: First , it helps you quickly review the content. That way, you can pick a keyword to optimize your show notes around. (More on that later) Second , you can copy and paste a lot of the text into your show notes. Which will make your show notes more SEO-friendly. …

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17 Untapped Ways to Find New Content Ideas

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Today I’m going to show you 17 little-known ways to find GREAT content ideas. In fact, finding untapped content topics is one of the main reasons that my blog now brings in 519,977 visits per month: So if you want to come up with content topic ideas for blog posts, YouTube videos and podcasts, this list is for you. 1. Use Google Image Tags 2. Facebook Ad Library 3. The Reddit Keyword Research Tool 4. Best By Links Reports 5. The Exploding Topics Tool 6. Scan Blog Comments 7. Competitor’s YouTube Channels 8. Product Hunt 9. Google Analytics Landing Pages Report 10. Ahrefs Content Explorer 11. The Content Relaunch 12. Create Yearly Guides 13. Content Swipe File 14. Google’s Searches Related To 15. Find Super Low-Competition Keywords 16. A/B Rankings Keyword Questions Tool 17. Podcast Titles and Descriptions Bonus #1: Conference Talks Bonus #2: Pinterest Suggest 1. Use Google Image …

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17 Advanced SEO Techniques for 2020

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This is a list of 17 advanced SEO strategies, techniques and tactics. In fact, these strategies have helped my site bring in 350,973 visitors per month from Google. So if you’re sick of reading the same old beginners stuff (“create great content!”), you’ll really enjoy this list. 1. Rank for “Journalist Keywords” 2. Use Animated Images to Improve Time On Site 3. Create Content Hubs 4. Target Comparison Keywords 5. Use Dynamic Parameters for Pagination 6. Build Backlinks With Podcasts 7. Forge a Content Alliance 8. Maximize SERP Real Estate 9. Embed Original Images In Your Content 10. Optimize Your Content For Keyword Relevance 11. Create a Comments Section On Your Blog 12. Uncover People Also Ask Keywords 13. Add “Content Features” To Your Page 14. Publish Topic + Year Content 15. Get Backlinks From Unlinked Brand Mentions 16. Optimize for Google Discover 17. Find Low-Competition Keywords From Reddit Bonus …

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Your SEO Traffic Using Ubersuggest

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There are a lot of tools out there and a ton of SEO reports. But when you use them, what happens? You get lost, right? Don’t worry, that’s normal (sadly). And maybe one day I will be able to fix that. But for now, the next best thing I can do is teach you how to grow your SEO traffic using Ubersuggest . This way, you know exactly what to do, even if you have never done any SEO. Here we go… Step #1: Create a project Head over to the Ubersuggest dashboard and register for a free account. Once you do that, I want you to click on “Add Your First Project.” Next, add your URL and the name of your website. Then pick the main country or city that you do business in. If you are a national business, then type in the country you are in. If …

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How to Spy on Your Competitor’s SEO in 60 Seconds

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Have you ever searched for a term on Google and wished that your website ranked for it? You know that if that traffic was going to you, it could change your sales, your revenue, and even your life. But sadly, that traffic is going to your competition. 🙁 Well, today we are going to change that. I just released a new version of the Ubersuggest Chrome Extension that will give you insights into your competition’s SEO strategy so you can beat them… Introducing the new Ubersuggest Chrome Extension I’m going to show how to spy on your competitor’s SEO and outrank them, but first, you need to install the Ubersuggest Chrome Extension . It’s quick to do and it’s free. Once you install it, I want you to head to one of your competitor’s websites and click on the “U” in your Chrome toolbar. When you click on it, you’ll …

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17 Actionable Content Marketing Tips For More Traffic

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This is a list of actionable content marketing tips. In fact, these same strategies helped grow my blog to 304,265 monthly visits: So if you want more traffic from every piece of content that you publish, you’ll love this list of tips, techniques and strategies. Let’s get started. 1. Publish “X vs. Y” Posts 2. Link to Social Profiles in Outreach Emails 3. Use The Animalz Revive Tool 4. Try The PBC Formula 5. Publish “Power Posts” 6. Write About Trending Topics 7. Include Native Content With Social Shares 8. Use Padlock Posts 9. Include a Keyword in Your URL 10. Add More Cuts to Your Video Content 11. Write Longer Headlines 12. Optimize Around Untapped Keywords 13. Use Blog Post Templates 14. Use Emotional Titles 15. Optimize Around Brand Keywords 16. Tell Relatable Stories in YouTube Videos 17. Write Compelling Meta Descriptions Bonus #1: Reverse Engineer Your Competition Bonus …

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SEMrush Review: Details, Features & Pricing

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Here is my complete review of SEMrush . In this post you’ll see: What SEMrush does well What SEMrush doesn’t do well My opinion of SEMrush’s SEO and PPC features Whether SEMrush is worth the monthly fee A whole lot more Let’s get started. Domain Analytics This is a big picture overview of a site’s overall SEO and PPC marketing efforts. And if you want to dig deeper, you can get details on a site’s organic traffic, backlinks , PPC campaigns, engagement metrics (like bounce rate ), the site’s main competitors in Google search, and more. This report is helpful if you want to quickly see how much traffic a site gets from SEO or Google Ads . But the real value here comes from each of the detailed subreports. So let’s break down a few of these right now. Organic Research This feature is simple. Yet super powerful if …

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30 Lessons After 30 Million SEO Visitors

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As you can see from the screenshot above, I’ve driven 30 million visitors to my website from SEO. Technically it’s more, but who’s counting . What’s funny, though, is I barely look at my traffic, even as Google continually rolls out algorithm updates . I know that sounds contradictory because if you are an SEO, why wouldn’t you obsess about traffic, right? Well, it’s because I’ve learned some hard lessons over the year… mainly because I’ve made a lot of mistakes. So today, I wanted to share them with you so that you can learn from my mistakes… so here goes: Lesson #1: Don’t obsess over rankings, obsess over conversions I used to check my rankings every single day. Literally. On top of that, I would log into Google Analytics 4 to 5 times a day and continually check my traffic. That’s all I cared about back in the day… …

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Blog Topics: How to find Your Sweet Spot (Even in a Boring Niche)

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Posted by DaisyQ I hate to tell you, but Googling “blog topic ideas” is not going to give you the content you should be creating. Not all content is created equal. Letting the internet tell you what to blog about leads to mediocrity. Mediocrity is fine in some cases, like forcing yourself to show up at the gym at 5:00 p.m. when you’d much rather call it a day. But if you’re going to try and stand out in the very crowded search results page, you won’t stand a chance. The reality is, it’s hard The web is overrun with companies that have bigger budgets than you and can churn out content every day. Meanwhile, you’re lucky to get a blog post out once a month. Where you put your time can make or break your digital efforts. How do you compete? What content will grow your traffic month after …

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Blog Topics: How to find Your Sweet Spot (Even in a Boring Niche)

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Posted by DaisyQ I hate to tell you, but Googling “blog topic ideas” is not going to give you the content you should be creating. Not all content is created equal. Letting the internet tell you what to blog about leads to mediocrity. Mediocrity is fine in some cases, like forcing yourself to show up at the gym at 5:00 p.m. when you’d much rather call it a day. But if you’re going to try and stand out in the very crowded search results page, you won’t stand a chance. The reality is, it’s hard The web is overrun with companies that have bigger budgets than you and can churn out content every day. Meanwhile, you’re lucky to get a blog post out once a month. Where you put your time can make or break your digital efforts. How do you compete? What content will grow your traffic month after …

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