Is SEO traffic a waste of time? That’s the question I asked 9 full time online entrepreneurs, the answers I got were surprising to say the least, but before I hand off the mic to them here are my thoughts on the subject.
To get SEO traffic, I use a free tool called “Moz Toolbar”. Then I enter my keyword into Google with MOZ Toolbar enabled, and the toolbar will tell me the strength of each result.
For example, the keyword “keto diet grocery list” shows promise:
The #1 result on Google has Domain Authority of 25 and only 24 links total pointing to the page. If you then click the text “24 links” you will see that only 1 of the 24 links is external.
Similarly, other Page 1 and Page 2 result do not seem particularly tough.
This means that if we create an article on this keyword, we have a good chance of ranking on Page 1, even with a reasonably weak domain and minimal link building.
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I do not think SEO is a waste of time, however it is also in no way reliable. Any time you put a third party service in control of your business, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to changing conditions.
What works with SEO today, may not work a year from now, or even a week from now. SEO is a major risk, at any time, and should never be the only facet of your company.
SEO traffic is not a waste of time because it can get you a lot of traffic.
Make sure you optimize your site for speed. Google takes note of this. A fast website means better ranking. If you have a slow site you are missing one important ranking factor that Google takes serious.
- Get a fast hosting package
- Install a cache plugin
- Make sure all of your images are compressed and optimized
If you are doing this you are ahead of many of your competition.
SEO is not a waste of time. The best way to get organic traffic is to find medium to low competition keywords and create content around them. You can use a site like Buzz Sumo to see other articles on that topic.
Find one that has the most engagement and create a similar article as you already know that people are interested and searching for content.
Be sure to also include LSI keywords in your content.
LSI keywords are keywords similar to your main one. It allows you to have variations of your original keyword but Google will see it as relevant keywords and it will help you rank better.
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I disagree, it’s free traffic. I used to run an ecommerce store that ran on pure SEO google traffic. If you want backlinks focus on quality over quantity.
Also Private Blog Networks work and won’t get you penalized (provided it’s an expensive and reputable PBN).
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SEO traffic isn’t a waste of time , if done right.
I had the pleasure of testing it out, with a product that is launching in a few weeks.
If you are a little ahead of your competition, like a month earlier to post a launch of some sort, you will get ranked on page one of google.
Now, another tip is to also, get some backlinks to your post or blog so you can get seen for sure.
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SEO can kill your business. Don’t believe me?
Let me ask you something; how many times have you heard about innocent websites going bust, thanks to an algorithm change?
We’ve all seen bloggers panicking about it. Now I don’t know about you, but in my 20 years of digital marketing I’ve seen Google destroy too many businesses for them to earn my trust.
If Google was a person, we’d call it a psychopath. And besides, handing control of your business to a company who changes their mind on a whim and without a single word of warning, it just takes too long to see meaningful results from SEO.
But you can avoid reliance on SEO. To become truly independent we must diversify our traffic sources and even create our own.
The most reliable traffic source you can build is an email list.
Organic traffic is nice; free is good, but it should only be supplemental. Yes, squeeze as much traffic as you can from Google.
But never allow yourself to become dependent on a company that doesn’t care about you. If you want to weather the storms that Google creates, funnel your visitors into your own email list and get whenever you need it.
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SEO is not a waste of time, if you’re in it for the long run, then SEO optimize your site or YouTube videos the best you can with what you’ve got.
That being said, Don’t bore people to death with just writing for the search engines. People don’t go to blogs to read something that came out of a scientific journal, entertain people with casual copy.
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I guess my tip would be no matter what you do online, make sure you build your google ads and facebook ads pixels. Retargeting is cheaper, converts better and it’s way easier to interact with audience that have already seen you and probably knows you!
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