Learning how to write for search engines changed my blogging trajectory. I’d say overnight, but SEO doesn’t work like that.
I’ve blogged for years but felt I had to work for every single page view – promoting on Facebook, twitter and Pinterest to get a couple of views from people who didn’t really care.
I personally don’t use keyword tools – I instead use Google’s suggestions to help me find keywords I think I can rank for.
Like I said, it takes time – it’s taken 8 months for me to reach 10k page views consistently a month but:
- I spend 90% of my work time writing, which is what I like doing. I don’t promote on social media at all.
- It’s replicable. I have 3 blogs in wildly different niches that follow the same pattern traffic-wise, which is really exciting