The SEO Strategy That Works Every Single Time

Do you feel like SEO is overwhelming you? Are you publishing content regularly but Google simply refuses to rank you for many keywords?

Trust me, I've been there. Back in 2015, I started a blog on self-development and published almost 70 posts that were between 900 - 2000 words.

Shoot me for being naive but I genuinely believed that writing good content alone was more than enough to attract search engine rankings and long tail keywords.

Boy, was I wrong!

I barely broke more than 40 keywords in 7 months. In my books, that was a complete failure. The problem wasn't that I gave up too soon or didn't publish the right length of content, it was a lack of key SEO practices.

With more than 200 SEO ranking factors to considers, it's hard to guess which of those factors provide the best results. And, it's not like we can accommodate all those ranking factors in daily blogging. If we tried, we'd be spending days trying to publish a single post.

Fortunately, I've finally pinned down the SEO strategy that works for me every single time.

It's nothing flashy and doesn't consist of any kind of trick. If you're in the market for a simple, safe and organic way of building links and ranking for keywords, this is for you.

My SEO Strategy For Backlinks And Better Keyword Rankings

Step 1: Create A Minimum Of 10 Posts On A Specific Topic

Perhaps the blogosphere is saturated but that doesn't mean there isn't room for more niche specific blogs. When I speak of niches, I don't pay attention to sites that are simply built to review Amazon products.

I prefer creating authority sites that focus on a specific topic. Zakwrites is all about blogging and writing. Both these niches and topics are interrelated and dependent on each other.

When creating these posts, use a keyword tool to select 10 of the most related keywords in your niche. Write blog posts ranging between 1200 - 2000 words that have adequate outbound links, inbound links to each other, headlines that are keyword related, images that are specific to your topic and have proper attribution and beautifully formatted content.

Before you even think about building links, get these 10 posts done and dusted with.

Check this post out: Ways To Write An Engaging Post

Step 2: Convert Your Content Into An Infographic With An Embed Code

You may have come across this tactic on Backlinko (I'm a huge fan of Brian Dean). We'll use these infographics to accomplish two tasks -

  1. Attract visitors from social networking sites. 
  2. Build backlinks.

Within the embed code, ensure that a link back to your relevant post is inserted. When people embed this infographic onto their sites, you'll automatically gain a backlink.

Use canva or fotor or free infographic makers online to convert your content into beautiful and relevant infographics.

Step 3: Join Pinterest Boards And Pin Your Infographics

Here's where things get very interesting. I'm a huge advocate of Pinterest given how awesome the CTR's are.

Images have a much higher rate of going viral on Pinterest than on any other social networking site. It's pretty awesome.

First, sign up for pinterest and apply for Rich Pins. Rich pins have bold headlines and a cool little description attached to each image. You'll need it.

Next, head over to PinGroupie, search for a few boards that are related to your niche and apply for admission. It should take some time but if you apply to many boards, you're bound to get into a few of them.

Once in, pin your infographics, edit the description using copywriting techniques that encourage higher click through rates. This should drive traffic to your site and quite a bit of social networking links.

They may not be as strong as a traditional dofollow backlink from a website but don't discount their relevance!

Check this out: 9 Sizzling Hot Ways To Get More Traffic

Step 4: Write 5 - 10 Highly Informative Articles (Don't Publish Them Until You Read This)

Now that your site has great content, social networking shares and some engagement, it's time to reach out to blog owners and convince them of featuring you on their site.
Guest posting is a numbers game. The more applications you make, the greater chance you have of acceptance.

My approach is slightly different than the typical approach. I research and craft epic content prior to reaching out to blog owners. I attach a portion of the post as a tease and inform the blog owner of what I can bring to the table.

The key is to focus on what these blog owners have to get from allowing you to appear on their blogs.

It's a two-way street demanding a give-and-get relationship. I place everything I have to give on the table from the get-go which has gotten me quite a number of successful guest posting opportunities.

That's It! 

Rinse and repeat this system for continuous growth. SEO can be uncomplicated and effective if you just focus all your attention towards 2 - 3 actions that bring the most results.

Myself and many others have had a wonderful experience using this SEO strategy. You can too!
Let me know in the comment section what strategies you've used to improve your search rankings and don't forget to subscribe for more content like this.

Talk soon!

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