How you can get 10,000 visits through Google in 3 easy steps.
I found this article from Neil Patel, describing 3 easy steps to get 10.000 visitors from Google, by using Ubersuggest and finding keywords. Like, who, that owns a website, isn’t interested in it that? The thing is that it requires a little commitment from your part and it will take some time. You should have a scope for about three months for this. After three months, you may not have received quite 10,000 visitors, but maybe substantially more than you had before?
Let’s kick off right away with Neil’s tips!
Step 1: Find the right keywords
How are your competitors doing it?
If you use the wrong keywords on your site, you may get low traffic to it or, even worse, the wrong traffic. You want traffic that is relevant to your business. If the “wrong” visitors shows up, they are unlikely to be interested, and the desired turnover will not come.
That’s why you need to start by reviewing your keywords!
With the help of the tool Ubersuggest, you can enter your competitor’s website address. Let’s have a look at Neil Patel’s own website:
In the menu on the left, you can click Keywords to see your competitor’s keywords and how well they are ranking.
In Neil’s case, he has some really heavy keywords that generate a lot of traffic to his domain.
If you don’t get a quite hefty list of keywords, it probably means that you didn’t pick a big enough competitor. You can always go out on Google and enter a search term that is related to your industry or business. The sites that then appear at the top can be considered to be your biggest competitors.
Go through the list of keywords and search for keywords that are related to your business and that have an SEO Difficulty [SD] score that is below 40. The higher the SD value, the harder it is to rank for the keyword. Consequently, the lower it is – the easier it is to rank.
In addition to an SD score below 40, you should also search for a keyword with a volume of 500 or more!
The volume indicates the number of people searching for that keyword on a monthly basis. The higher the value, the greater the potential for the search term to drive traffic to your page.
With many keywords, it can be difficult to search for everything by hand (or by eye). If you choose to export to CSV, you’ll get a file that can be opened in Excel or in Google Sheets. You can then sort and filter the list just the way you want.
Next, click Top Pages in the menu to the left. You will then receive a report that looks something like this:
What page attracts most visitors?
The report shows the most popular pages on your competitor’s website. If you click on any of the results at the top click the View All button in the column Est. Visits, you’ll be shown the keywords that help attract visitors to that specific page.
Again, you look for keywords that have an SD score below 40 and a volume above 500.
Also, visit the competitor’s website, visit the best-performing pages, so you can get an idea of what they look like and what content they have that makes them rank high. Obviously, they’re doing something right, and that’s a technique you should embrace. If you do so, you should reasonably get similar results on your side, as the competitor has on its side.
When you have a handful of keywords, we’ll expand that list of related keywords and synonyms. In the navigation on the left, click Keyword Ideas.
Type in one of the keywords you are planning on using. You will then receive a list of related keywords or synonyms:
This is pretty important, because it shows you search terms that are closely related to the keyword you intend to use.
Let’s say that you are an animal person, and the keywords you are planning on using are:
- Dog food
- Cat food
- Dog bed
- How to bathe a cat
- Does birds eat asparagus
Although all five keywords have animals as their common denominator, it is an incredibly bad idea to take all five phrases and use them in one single article. If anybody looking for “dog beds” and lands on your site, they are led to an article about birds eating asparagus?
By entering for example the dog beds in Keyword Ideas you will get suggestions for similar and related keywords to use. There you have ONE article that you can write, only about dog beds.
Inside the Keyword Ideas report tool, the observant one might notice a few tabs at the top: Suggestions, Related, Questions, Prepositions, and Comparisons. Check these tabs! They will show you different types of keywords that you can use in your article. If we, for example, check out the Questionstab:
Here you can see that the keywords are totally different than in the tab Related:
You should still be looking for keywords with an SD-score below 40, but for Questions it’s enough if the keywords have a volume of over 200. Do you think 200 seem a tad on the low side? Say you were to find 100 great keywords that all have a volume of 200 or more. That would mean 20,000 potential visitors – per month. Or, 240,000 visitors a year. This in combination with your main keyword which has an SD score over 500. Now you’re at 70,000 potential visitors per month!
Npw, let’s be realistic; the chance that all those 200/500 and 20,000/70,000 would stumble into your particular website – that’s not entirely likely! If only 10 of them would visit you, it still means a lot more traffic! Especially since we are currently just focusing on one single article. Say that you would post a new article every other day… All of a sudden, the goal of 10,000 visitors isn’t that far away, is it?
You should set a goal of having a list of at least 100 keywords that are very similar and you should do it at least five times. If we look at our original list, the keywords weren’t really similar to each other:
- Dog food
- Cat food
- Dog bed
- How to bathe a cat
- Does birds eat asparagus
For each keyword above, you should use Keyword Ideas and find another 100 new ones that can accompany each respective keywords!
Step 2: Write content
If you have come this far, you should have a list of a total of 500 keywords, which should be able to generate five articles. If you don’t, you’ve skipped steps. Back up and work on developing those keywords.
It shouldn’t be totally super hard to find 100 related keywords to include in an article. What takes time is learning to search for them. If you do this for the first time, it would not surprise me if you find this gruesome, boring, and absolutely dreadful! But, once you’ve learned to use the tool a little better, you can find about 10 keywords per minute! With your new keywords, we’re about to create an article. Another article Neil has is how he writes a blog post. We are very likely to come back to this another time here on ITprojekt, but right now we are just referring to Neil’s tips.
When it comes to keywords, it’s important to use them naturally in the article and on places where they are suitable. You will pretty soon realize that 100 keywords won’t “naturally” fit into the article, and that’s actually okay. The last thing you want to do is squeeze in keywords just for the sake of it. You are actually writing this to attract visitors – not search engines. That search engines rank you higher is a secondary gain of a good article!
A couple of important things to remember with the article:
- Keep the URL short! Google likes it when the URL is short.
- Include your main keyword in the title! By doing so, the rank is higher.
- Include your three main keywords in your meta tags! Whether it’s your title tag or meta description, you should include at least three main keywords in them.
Step 3: Promote your content
Half the battle has been fought! But, even if you have the right keywords and even if you have great content, it’s worth absolutely nothing if you don’t promote it!
How do you do to make sure your articles are read and rank well? The first thing you need is shares on social networks. Secondary, or better yet, in parallel with social sharings, you need backlinks. A backlink is someone who links to your article or website.
Search engines don’t necessarily have to rank your page higher just because you get more shares on Facebook or Twitter. But the more eyes that see your page, the greater the likelihood that someone will share the link and you get an extra backlink. The more backlinks you get – the higher search engines will rank you!
Start by going to Twitter and searching for keywords related to your article:
Unless you have an insanely niched business, you should be able to find a lot of hits on tweets that are related to your keyword. What you should be looking for are members who share articles like this one:
What you are doing next is clicking on their profile to see if they share their email address or website. If they have mentioned their email address on Twitter, it’s really good. Otherwise, you can check out their website and see if you can find the email address there. Then send them an email:
Subject: [nyckelordet du sökte efter på Twitter]
I saw your tweet about [titel på artikeln de delade på Twitter]. I have actually just written a related article on the subject.
My article covers [berätta lite om din artikeln och vad som gör den unik].
My article is available on [länk till din artikel], and I’d appreciate it if you would check it out!
I hope it is of interest to you, and if you like it I would appreciate it if you want to share it!
All the best!
Ps! Please let me know if you want me to share any of your articles on Twitter or another network.
You will find that quite a few actually are interested in sharing your content because they already share related content. The fact that you also offer to share their content certainly helps!
If you send out 30-40 of these emails, you will start to draw traffic to your social media!
Once you’ve started your social sharing, you need to get started and work on building backlinks. Instead of a wide variety of methods you can use, we’ll go directly to the method that works very, very well!
Go back to Ubersuggest and Keyword Ideas:
Type in any or a couple of the keywords you’re planning on using. On the right side of the tool, you’ll see a list of sites that rank high and the number of backlinks that each of the different URL’s have:
If you click the numeric value in the Links column, you will receive a backlink report, which looks similar to this:
So this is a list of all the websites that link to your competitors’ articles. This isn’t the time to be shy! Click on each page, find contact information and send an email along the lines of:
Subject: [namnet/sökvägen till deras webbplats]
I just visited your website, [sökväg], and found a link to [infoga länken till din konkurrents artikel] on the page [infoga sökvägen till sidan med länken till konkurrenten].
Although the article is good, I think it misses out on a couple of important things:
[infoga en punktlista med varför din artikel är bättre och annorlunda]
Please check the article, [länk till din artikel], as it might give your readers a better picture.
If you like the article, naturally it is perfectly okay to share it.
Thanks for your time!
Ps: Splease know if there is anything I can help you with!
For every article you write, send out 100(!) of these emails!
It takes a lot of work to get 10,000 visitors! The hardest part, however, is only in the beginning. Once you have got a routine on your writing and got the workflow going, it will be smoother and smoother with each article you write. The more you write, the more traffic you will generate. The more traffic you generate, the more sales you will get.
To reach 10,000 visitors, repeat the steps above five times. In other words: write five articles. Doing one article per week is a perfectly fine tempo, so in five weeks you should be done.
It would have been really fun to get feedback on how these tips and recommendations work out for you! Please comment below and tell us how it goes! If you need help with your content, you are always very welcome to contact us!