2 Powerful SEO Tips For New Websites In 2019 (With Case Study)

By | August 22, 2019

In this video, I’ll tell you how I used 2
powerful methods to rank a long list of keywords for a new site in only 5 months. You can use these two SEO tips for a new website
of your own, or you can sell them as part of a service on sites like Fiverr and Guru. During the late spring of 2018, I created
a brand-new site in a rather broad niche. I worked diligently on it for about 2 months
— seeding it with 18 high-quality, optimized posts. I call it “seeding” because it usually takes
many months before Google’s bots recognize and start ranking new content. With this in mind, setting up several sites
around the same time, with a batch of initial content on each of them, can actually be a
good strategy (as long as you continue building them later, of course). Naturally, Google automatically picking up
new content is not guaranteed, as it’s dependent on niche and keyword selection, among other
things. From my experience, though, as long as you
manually request indexing from the Google search console, high-quality content normally
starts showing up in the search results after 1-2 months. Usually, I’ve found that it’s best to be aggressive
when it comes to SEO’ing a new website. The interesting thing about this case study,
however, is that I was very passive, yet I got surprisingly good results fairly quickly. So, what did I do, exactly? Well… I didn’t do any outreach to other blogs for
backlinks. I didn’t make any videos on Youtube. I didn’t touch a single forum or Facebook
group. In fact, I didn’t even create a single social
media account! Instead, I simply posted the initial batch
of seeding content before focusing on two things only: Outbound links and web 2.0’s. When considering that I haven’t touched the
project since August of 2018, this went really well, as you can see. As I’m making this video, it’s almost a year
since I created the site, and I’m about to start working on it again. Since I have been busy with other things,
the website is barely out of its cradle in terms of scale. However, much thanks to the two aforementioned
strategies, the organic traffic is already at over 2000 visitors per month (and rising
fast). Want to do the same to one of your sites? Well then, let’s go over the two strategies
I used, one by one. Outbound links are links that point off your
website to somewhere else on the web. OK, but how in the world do they help YOUR
site, then? Well, the trick is to use the links for additional
resources that either expand on a point you’re making or back it up directly with data. This makes your site look more authoritative,
and it becomes more valuable to your readers. Over time, it also establishes what your site
is about, and tells Google that there’s plenty of information to be found there. So, make sure to link out to authority sites
whenever possible. This new website of mine is in a somewhat-broad
health niche. With that in mind, I was very diligent in
linking out to studies and statistics from reputable sources which backed up the claims
of my posts. This way, I got all the previously-mentioned
benefits from high-authority outbound linking without taking my readers directly to any
competitor sites. Both my readers and the search engines seemed
to love this. Consider doing this yourself to improve your
chances in the rankings. When you need to give credit for a specific
concept, or need to back up a claim with data, include an outbound link to a credible source
within the sentence. These can be: High-authority sites closely
related to your niche, online science journals, Wikipedia pages, university websites, and
official statistics from various trusted organizations. Just remember to: always link to something
relevant to your topic, don’t overdo it — only link out when it makes sense, and never, ever
link to “spammy” or shady websites If you use outbound links well, you’ll more
than likely see a nice performance boost from your pages, and you’ll have an easier time
getting your chosen keywords ranked. The name Web 2.0 refers to websites that emphasize
user-generated content, accessibility and participation, as opposed to the first stage
(or 1.0 version) of the internet, where the majority of users only consumed content. Web 2.0s include stuff like social media platforms,
wikis, and video sharing sites like Youtube, which can all be utilized for SEO purposes. However, I used none of these for this particular
new website of mine. Instead, I exclusively used another type of
site that falls under the Web 2.0 umbrella: Free blogging platforms. Some popular examples of such platforms are:
Wordpress(.com), Blogger, Weebly, and Wix. While the customization on these free platforms
is severely limited compared to the paid ones, you can still create a valuable site with
plenty of useful and engaging content on it. And that was exactly what I did. But how does creating free blogs help boost
the rankings of my new website? One word: Backlinks. As opposed to the previously-mentioned outbound
links, backlinks are links which point towards your website from somewhere else. Getting backlinks from a high-quality website
that’s in the same, or at least a closely-related, niche, tells Google and other search engines
that people find your website valuable and relevant to the topic at hand. So, improving your SEO with Web 2.0’s is quite
simple: Create a handful of free blogs with high-quality content relevant to your main
website’s niche (in this case, I made 6 of them). Link to your main website from these free
blogs. Watch your rankings rise over time as the
Web 2.0s give your main website “link juice”. Simple, right? Well, not so fast. There’s a right way and a wrong way to go
about it, which could mean the difference between ranking your keywords higher (like
I did) and getting your website penalized by Google. To successfully use free blogs for SEO without
getting in trouble, you should approach them as “little siblings” of your main site. In other words, like your main site, they
should contain high-quality, helpful content — just less of it. Also, the writing shouldn’t come off as too
professional or dry, as most people who use these free blogging platforms do so in a rather
casual manner. To blend in, it’s best to write in a more
personal tone. To start out, just create 5-10 posts and set
up the homepage, about, and contact sections. Then, within SOME of your free blog content,
link to the posts you want to rank on your main site. Remember to link out to other resources that
may be helpful to your readers as well. Basically, make your Web 2.0’s look as natural
as possible — not like a spammy backlink generator! That is the key. Once you have set up the free blog, you can
start interacting with other writers on the platform by commenting on their posts. This will generate more connections, shares,
and engagement — increasing your 2.0’s authority. After a while, you may even see some of your
free blog’s posts starting to rank in Google, which will crank up the quality of the link
juice it’s sending to your main website. If you keep adding content to your free blog
beyond the initial batch, the chances of this happening will naturally increase. To summarize, keep these points in mind if
you want to use free blogs for backlinks: And there you have it — two powerful SEO
tips for new websites. Combined with all the usual SEO best practices
like keyword research and outreach, outbound linking and free blog backlinks are invaluable
tools for keyword ranking. Use them often and use them well. If you manage to do so, you’ll see movement
in the search results before you know it.

One thought on “2 Powerful SEO Tips For New Websites In 2019 (With Case Study)

  1. Paul Argueta Post author

    Thanks for sharing. Digital marketing & SEO work. Most people don't have the patience or take the time to learn it, let alone wait for the results. It's like planting seeds and farming.


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