I’ve discussed the positive effects the right niche, the right keywords, and high-quality content have on keyword optimization. These elements all make it possible to get traffic and, eventually, rankings. After that, you should be able to start making money by providing affiliate offers and links within your content.
How Long Do I Have to Keep Doing This?
There are a lot of different moving parts, so there’s no way to say for certain how long it will take to see the kind of traffic and rankings that bring you income. Some people may take four to six months to produce the same amount of quality work others may take 18 months to produce. There are many factors that decide how soon and to what degree someone will be successful in this industry, such as the niche and type of content.
How to Ensure You Get the Fastest SEO Results Possible
The only thing I can say with complete certainty is that if you do the things that I’ve emphasized over and over again (choosing the right niche and keywords, writing optimized content around the right keywords, prioritizing value, etc.) you’ll see results much faster than someone who isn’t following what I’ve taught in this training.
But How Long Does That Take?
I’ve seen people make $2,000 or $3,000 a month within six to seven months of working in Internet Marketing. I’ve also seen people work diligently for 12 months with hardly any traffic to show for it.
The best I can do is give you an estimate:
If you’re posting high-quality content two to three times a week, you should start seeing results within the first eight to 12 months in a low-competition niche.
If you find yourself in a high-competition niche, make sure you’re picking good keywords and not sacrificing quality to at least see some momentum building up in the first eight to 12 months.
After these eight to 12 months, start shifting your focus onto the aesthetics of your website, how well your website is converting, building an email list, and promoting your website. These are the things that are less important than your content but are nonetheless helpful to growing your website.
Some of you may think that you can tackle everything I’ve outlined in this training at the same time, but I beg to differ.
From experience, focusing on one thing at a time ensures that you do that one thing well and that your website is built on an excellent foundation. Taking on several tasks at once makes your day more complicated. The more often this occurs, the higher the chances are that you’re going to get overwhelmed and wash out. I want to prevent that as much as possible. I want to set you up for success and help change your life through an Internet Marketing business the same way I was able to change mine.
Focus on creating high-quality content for the first two to four months to practice these processes and to find the perfect rhythm that works for you and enables you to create content efficiently. When you’re confident in your abilities, then you can take the next step in your Internet Marketing career, which is promoting your website to increase traffic.
Lessons 31–38 Key Takeaways
- High-quality content is an absolute must for any Internet Marketing business. The key to producing high-quality content is to focus on adding value to your followers’ lives.
- If you are an incredible writer, everything will fall into place more quickly for you, but remember that you don’t need to be perfect.
- When creating content, always think: “inch wide, mile deep.”
- Every website needs a foundation of at least seven to 10 pieces of high-quality content before promotion.
- To prepare to write content you need to research and create an outline.
- Creating an outline helps you work more efficiently and thus accelerates the writing process. Aim to have an introduction, a conclusion, and a body with at least three main points.
- High-quality articles run between 1,200 to 1,500 words long.
- Never edit while writing and type drafts into a plain-text editor. Proofread and edit your work, apply the necessary formatting (e.g., emphasis on certain words, headlines, subheadlines, bullet points, etc.), and add relevant images only when you’ve moved your draft into WordPress.
- Break up your paragraphs into smaller chunks.
- Don’t use stylish but hard-to-read fonts.
- Never justify the text on your articles.
- Aim to strike a balance between SEO and user experience.
- Insert images throughout your article. Always determine if an image is copyrighted before using it on your website.
- My favorite image resources are: Pixabay.com, Unsplash.com, and Burst by Shopify.com.
- The most important aspects of your article to insert your keyword in are the post title, meta title, meta description, and URL slug.
- Use the keyword in one other subheader aside from your page title, in image alt tags when you can, and throughout your content where appropriate.
- The best SEO plugin for WordPress is Yoast SEO.
- If you’re truly producing high-quality content around your focus keyword, you’ll still manage to rank in Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs) even if you don’t use the exact keyword often throughout the content.
- If you try and game Google’s algorithms, your website will be penalized, resulting in lower rankings.
- The more high-quality content you post, the better your odds are of getting rankings.
- My own personal recommendation is to post at least two to three high-quality posts a week. When it comes to content, never sacrifice quality for quantity.
- Tips on Formatting Blog Posts:
- Break up your paragraphs into smaller chunks.
- Use headings and subheadings to create an organized structure.
- Tips on Adding Images to Blog Posts:
- Don’t insert images directly above or below headers, if at all possible.
- Don’t feel the need to add images to every section.
- If an image doesn’t feel natural, don’t force it.
- Don’t spend too much time finding the perfect image.
- As much as possible, don’t use portrait-oriented images.
- Focus on creating high-quality content and providing value to your readers, and you’ll eventually achieve success. If you’re posting high-quality content two to three times a week, you should start seeing momentum build up within the first 8 to 12 months.
- How long it takes to rank in SERPs will vary based on the niche and the competition.
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