Over the past week, I have taken one of my sites, and performed a pretty simple experiment. Like most bloggers, my main question when starting my blog was “How can I get traffic to it?”
I’m sure all bloggers ask this when they begin their blog. We want to be heard, or in this case read, so we strive to get people to our blog. Obviously there’s the well-known saying “content is king”. I agree, but wanted to test the waters on another theory I had brewing.
I’ve experienced some really good success getting search engine traffic from Google, mainly with my sites that are using WordPress. I will admit my themes have some degree of coding that is geared to be friendly to search engines, but this theory that kept begging me to explore finally was confirmed this past week.
Here’s what I did.
I took a handful of 3 or 4 word searches that I wanted to target. I created a post, with those 3 or 4 words as the first ones in the blog title. Then I wrote a fairly short (meaning 3 to 4 paragraph) post, making sure I repeated those words in order at least once in a paragraph.
Every search I went after I landed on the first page of Google within a few days. I can’t guarantee results, but I can share the success I had with my site. Best of luck, and leave comments with your experiments!