3 Steps to More Visitors to Your Blog
1 – Do your research and find suitable and realistic keywords
This is the important piece of work and a little bit of care goes a long way. Think through a few terms that your visitors could have used to find a site such as yours. To begin with, do not go for anything that is going to have too much competition. "Mortgages", for example, would be a very bad idea. But you also want terms with traffic.
How to achieve this balance it is an article in its own right, but terms such as "Best UK Fixed Rate Mortgages" will be more along the lines that we are looking for.
2 – Write a post loosely mentioning these keywords
Now write a post either about the keywords or that can mention them. Do not go over the top trying to mention the keywords! If they can be naturally mentioned in the title and a few times through the post then great.
But after you have finished look at your word count and how many times you have mentioned the keywords. Keep the target phrases to less than 2% of the post – so in a 400 word article, no more than 8 references in the title and main post text.
3 – Write more posts, articles and guest posts
Now start writing more detail! I like to write an initial post about the subject and then write more detailed posts about different elements of the subject.
For example, if I wanted to do it with this article, I would then write up each step in a single post, perhaps adding extra posts explaining how to find suitable keywords and so on.
Publish these to your website, linking from the main post (written in step 2) to the detail steps. This gives the more detail links the search engines see.
Next write new versions of these posts and submit each version to article directories, to blogs as guest posts and so on. On each submission, have it linking to the post written in step 1 and your website's home page.
This third step is the longest stage of the process and is about getting the word out about your article and loads of links in.
1. Decide what keyword you want to target.
2. Write a page including that keyword.
3. Write more detail about the subject and syndicate the writing to get links and visitors to that information.
That is it! Your three steps to getting more website visitors through the search engines, totally for free. Keep doing that for more keywords and your traffic levels will rapidly increase. For a blog, I like to recommend one new keyword per month, quite an easy level to work with.
Plus, as you are working through these steps your general website ranking is improving anyway, so you will also start to see more general traffic arriving at your website.
Good luck. Do let me know how you get on!