In my last post I talked about CPA marketing and how this is probably one of the best business models for this day and age. As I continue to learn more about this world of online sales I have come across some more useful information I want to share with you. You see, often times I’m able to rank many of my blog posts in Google in the top 3 search spots. Sometimes I rank for short tail keyword combinations like “massive savings” which is very competitive, other times I rank for long tailed keywords (combinations of 3+ words) which is much easier to accomplish. I remember one time I published a post and within an hour it was ranked second for the trinome “affordable premium services” because an individual with great SEO skills republished it and added a source link to the original article. I found funny the fact he was not necessarily an authority blogger or roundup website owner it happened to be a combination of decent content and his added SEO skills as bonus.
At the time it boggled my mind how SEO could cause such a huge impact in determining the rank of a website or blog post so I started learning about the topic from authority sources like Brian Dean, Neil Patel and Pat Flynn. I have come to learn text based search engines such as Google use programs also known as “search spiders“, “search crawlers” or “web crawler” (like Googlebot) and this is how the company examines and determines what your content is about and the corresponding search queries that would be a good match for this content you have produced. The idea is if you are able to instruct Googlebot to associate your content with many related keywords that describe your articles then your organic traffic from search engines will start to duplicate because more search queries will link to your content.
NOTE: When it comes to companies and marketing there is big competition going on. As a result, people try to game the technical aspects of the system and try to find ways to exploit the functionality of web crawlers. This is why there has been measures put in place and companies like Google penalize websites and pages that try to abuse the system by adding many strings of search terms to rank for and appear for. I’m aiming to give you the best information I have found on this topic. According to Neil Patel titles should be no longer than 70 characters and tag descriptions should not be longer than 150 characters if you don’t want to be penalized by the Google algorithms.
One of the easiest “SEO hacks” out there is to use tags. Here is a good article which explains the right way to use title tags in combination with “h1” tags in order to have a richer pool of keywords bringing traffic to your website.
NOTE: Any Content Management System like WordPress and Wix can benefit from using tags to boost traffic. A content management system is a framework of related programs that allow you to create and manage digital content. For example if you have ever used WordPress you probably know there are thousands of plug ins available that make it easier to create, share, edit and customize various forms of digital content.
On top of this you can also use regular tags to further increase your website outreach and visibility. In the case of wordpress which is the content management system PIPS uses you can add tags by using your admin dashboard and going to “Posts”->”Tags” and adding words that further describe your content. Look at the end of this post to see how the contributing author added a list of tags for the web crawler to index. Another great source to learn more about other types of tags (namely meta-tags) is Moz blog. I will continue to expand this article as I learn more about this subject and use the skyscraper technique to produce a post that ranks very well.
Right now I will be adding tags and meta-tags to all of my other blog posts. I’m hoping you find this information useful to grow your business and attract more free traffic to your websites. One last quick note I want to point is that sometimes it takes months before your website is crawled. This is why some affiliate marketers experience sudden success out of nowhere and start to see many sales come in – because previously they were not getting much organic traffic given their website had not been indexed and ranked properly. Until next time!
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