Profitable Blogging

Blogging On The First Page of Google

5 Modules 28 Lessons Easy

About this course

​You just wrote the most epic content, but it will do nothing for you without a special approach, because you don’t have leverage yet. You will need to "ignite" your traffic. 

When you start a new site, you have no authority, no leverage, therefore the "standard” traffic techniques won’t work for you yet. It’s like trying to start your car in third gear, not first. You need the correct way to promote your content, in first gear before switching ​higher.

To rank well for any website, Google looks at what we ​call “quality metrics”. ​Google Analytics gives critical information on what people do once they land on your site.

Regardless of what they say, Google uses these metrics to see when people land on your site for a specific keyword — if it is a good result.  That is denoted by the Time on Site, how many pages the user clicks through, the Bounce Rate and more.

The SEO Triangle

The triangle is: Backlinks - Traffic - Social Shares

Backlinks are the #1 ranking factor in Google. If you want ​a successful site, you will need backlinks.

But backlinks by themselves are not ​effective. ​They need to be ​justified with traffic (and social shares). ​Why? How would ​a site get backlinks if no ​visitors? People need to visit the site before they can link to it, right?

​Similarly, traffic needs to be justified with social shares. If you have ​traffic, but no one shares (engages with) your content, then it ​must be low quality. Makes sense? 

​Improving Your SEO With Other Forms Of Traffic

​For the above reasons, driving traffic to your site from other sources, such as social media, if done correctly, ​will improve your SEO. (Most people don’t realize this.)

You will be surprised, but per a MOZ ranking study, the #1 Google ranking factor ​is actually none of the well-known factors​. It is direct traffic , which ​means people visiting your site by either typing in your URL directly or using a bookmark, an e-book link, etc. Look at the below graph to see what I mean.

Direct traffic

​Other sources of traffic, such as from social media, is also a signal to Google.

This is the key in this phase: Find the blogs, forums, Facebook groups where your target audience hangs out and get traffic from there! It doesn’t matter how!

Ask your family, co-workers and friends to visit and to give you feedback​. 

If you have engaged ​non-organic visitors that spent a long time on your ​content, they leave comments and share your content, your post’s SEO ranking will increase – Google can track every heartbeat of your site through Google Analytics.

​Getting Social Shares To Improve Your SEO

As you can see, social shares is another factor that ​will improve your rankings.

Participate in Facebook groups to exchange

  • ​page views,
  • comments,
  • repins and
  • shares for your new blog posts. 

I recommend the Blog Support Group , where everyone ​in the given thread interacts with everyone else. E. g. on a blog comment thread they have 50 people participating, meaning all 50 people will leave a comment on your blog post. You will also need to leave a comment on 50 other people's blog post. This is a lot of work, however the engagement is guaranteed.  

Viral Content Bee is an awesome platform where you can share others’ content and earn credits.

Then you can use these credits to get your content shared by others.

The only catch is that it needs to be very high quality content and you need to have a ​certain number of followers either on Twitter or Facebook to qualify.

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Course Structure

7 Lessons

SEO Basics

Why New Blogs Have A Hard Time

Most of you probably know the phenomenon where you write a blog post, you put your heart into it, and then no one sees it. It is a lot of work to create content...

Give Them A Reason To Visit

There is a vital point that blog owners often forget: Your blog needs to have a REASON for people to visit it.

Your Authority And Your Product

This point is so vital and still so many people miss it…

Pumpkin Hacking & Spaghetti

​You may be tempted to cover 50 subjects and promote 50 different affiliate programs on your blog. In the beginning this may even be necessary, because online business is always ​like throwing spaghetti against the wall.

Finding The Right Monetization

​Do you really want to make a lot of money with your blog? Here is the first key ingredient.

How To Do On-Page SEO

Here are the basics of on-page SEO.

How Your Content Gets Organic Traffic

Obviously, if you already spend a time on writing content, then you should do it in such a way that brings you organic traffic for life.


Targeting Low Hanging Fruit

Most of what ​you do in terms of ​link building ​will not show any difference in a Google rank for at least 30 days, most likely more. This is increasingly true when your site is new. ​Therefore we need to start looking at the fastest way to generate some new, organic traffic.

Finding Your Seed Keywords

The idea behind seed keywords is the following: If I want to write about sales funnels, that wouldn’t be the only keyword I would look into.

Keyword Difficulty

Along with search volume, difficulty is the second factor you need to consider when picking your keywords.

Autosuggest And Related Searches

  • Autosuggest is a Google feature. We are talking about the roll-down list of keywords that appear when you start typing in your keyword in the Google search bar.

Information Keywords vs. Money Keywords

This is another factor you need to be aware of when you do keyword research.

Keywords correspond to the cycle of buying.

How To Analyze Top 10 SERP Rankings To Determine Competition

As I mentioned before, it’s important to know that competition scores should only be used as a filter to find possible keywords.

Keyword Golden Ratio

The key principle of KGR is to find phrases that are "under-served" by Google - and therefore you can easily rank for these.

Foreign language domains

I have started to test this method on a foreign language domain (Hungarian).

A Real Life Keyword Research Example

I am going to show you some of the keyword research I did.

Keyword Tools To Use

​I am going to show you the best ​tools to do your keyword research

6 Lessons

Content That Ranks

Keyword research is one thing, but it is just part of the story. Then you need to write content that can rank using those keywords.

Content Clusters (Siloing)

Instead of creating multiple random blog posts, follow the strategy of less articles grouped into a content cluster. You will show to Google that you are an authority and get better rankings.

How To Write Content That Ranks

Content marketing has changed. Writing more content no longer guarantees you more traffic simply because there are over 1 billion blogs competing.

“Expertise, Authority, & Trust” (or E-A-T)

Google is trying to provide more information to help satisfy users.

SEO And User Experience

SEO is not just about keywords. It's about giving your users what they want.

How To Use Content As Your Bait

It is true though that most people use content as the bait. However great content is not enough.

Ignite Your Content

​You just wrote the most epic content, but it will do nothing for you without a special approach, because you don’t have leverage yet. You will need to "ignite" your traffic.


Getting The Most Out Of Ahrefs $7 trial

You ​probably ​think ​Ahrefs ​is an expensive tool. And you are right. But Ahrefs has a 7-day $7 trial.

Using Ahrefs Trial For Keyword Research

​Now let's do keyword research that will provide content ideas for the next two years.

Keyword Grouping

​One web page can rank for multiple keywords. So why don’t we focus on optimizing content to target dozens of similar and related keywords?

2 Lessons

Link Building

In order to get the maximum out of your content, you need to build links.

Ahrefs Link Building

​The next step is putting together an intelligent link building strategy.

Increasing Your Authority With Links

Despite any Google algorithm change, links are still the most important ranking factor.

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