Want to know how to really get free traffic from SEO (in a way that actually works)?
SEO (search engine optimization) traffic is kind of like the golden fleece of the online world. Everyone wants free traffic from Google but few people understand exactly how to get it. Because of this there are endless “SEO plugins” out there that largely make little to no difference. I have told people over and over the thing that actually works if you want to get free traffic from SEO ,and I will say it once again in a minute but first I want to qualify myself and show everyone that I actually know what I’m talking about.
Have a look at the graphic above. This is from my own Google Analytics for this very blog. Pay special attention to that pie chart. The blue slice is direct visitors, this is from people who know about me and come to my site looking for something. This is also from my email list. This is, as expected, my greatest source of sit traffic.
However notice the green slice which is a very close second. This is my organic SEO traffic. Its not only 100% free traffic from Google, its also a major part of my business. I get more SEO traffic for free from Google than I do from all the back-links (referral traffic) to my site (and there are thousands) and all of the social networks combined.
So how do I do it?
Well I dont use any crazy SEO plugin. In fact I dont have any SEO plugins at all on my site. I do it by giving Google what it wants. I post quality TEXT articles to my site regularly. Its really that simple. I give Google what it wants (good, consistent, index-able content) and it gives me what I want (thousands of free site visitors). Not a bad deal actually.
There is one thing of course:
Writing articles is a real pain in the back side. Especially content articles that are for value and for traffic. First you have to think of what to write about. Then you have to write the article. Then you have to edit the article. Sometimes I cant think of subjects to write about. Sometimes I don’t want to sit at my computer all night writing and editing an article. It can be a pain, and honestly because its a pain people often look for a way to get SEO traffic (in the form of some crazy plugin) without needing to post articles to their site regularly.
Well I can tell you for sure, you DO need to post text articles (text is best for SEO) to your site if you want SEO traffic. No crazy plugin will ever change that.
Fortunately though you don’t actually need to write the articles yourself. In fact, I recently reviewed a WordPress plugin that will give you all the articles you could ever want, in just about any niche you can think of, at the press of a few buttons, for free!
I almost did not look at BlogaShop because it focuses on Shopify in the promotional material. In truth I have lost interest in Shopify so I just about skipped it. However I came to understand that BlogaShop can also find and post articles to any WordPress site as well, not just a Shopify blog. When I realized that I got excited.
To start using BlogaShop you install the plugin on your WordPress site. Though there are tutorials built into the plugin its pretty straight forward and easy to use:
First you select the main category you want articles for from a drop down. This will then show you a bunch of sub categories that you can check. Finally you enter in the specific keywords you are searching for. This three step process is required to get you content specific articles because BlogaShop has so many articles in its repository. There are literally tens of thousands on top of tens of thousands.
Once you press search BlogaShop will do its magic and return all the articles it finds (and it finds a lot of them, in some of my tests it found as many as 80 pages of articles, with 10 articles per page):
From here you can check the articles you are interested in and click “save”.
Next head over to the saved posts section and click “convert to post” to turn a saved post into a WordPress post.
You will be then taken to the WordPress post editor where you can add graphics, tweak the post text if you like, and publish your article live to your blog. You can also push your article to a Shopify blog if you like. But as I said, In not to interested in Shopify anymore. I’m interested in giving Google what it wants to get traffic to a website (though if you are interested in Shopify this will work the same).
BlogaShop does have some more advanced features such as the ability to integrate with some of the more popular content spinners so your articles will be more unique. It is unfortunately missing one thing as well though. I did not see any way to directly schedule the posts to get published. However this should not be a big problem because it has the save feature. What I would suggest people do is search for relevant posts and save them. Then every other day or so log into your site, and push one of the posts live. Sure this is not fully automated but it will only take about 2 minutes of your time a couple of days a week, and lets me honest, if you cant spend 2 minutes every couple of days to get free SEO traffic then your probably not that serous in the first place and should likely do something else.
Something that I have said over and over is that good software is a tool, and good tools make your life easier. If you want to get free SEO traffic you need to post regular content to your site. Its really that simple. I’m telling you that as a guy who gets thousands of visitors from SEO every week. You need to give Google what it wants and no crazy plugin is going to change that. BlogaShop will let you quickly and easily post good, index-able content to your site, its fast, its robust, its easy to use .. in short, its a good tool!
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