My Favorite SEO Hack to Increase Website Traffic | Neil Patel

By | August 10, 2019

Have you tried all those
traffic hacks out there that me and all these
other, quote unquote, gurus and marketing experts
have told you, but you found that you’re getting very
little traffic or results? Well, you know what, I’m
gonna change that today. Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel,
and today I’m gonna share with you my favorite hack to
increase your website traffic that you’re not using. (upbeat music) Before we get started, make
sure you subscribe or follow this channel, whatever
social channel you’re on, if you wanna stay up-to-date
with the latest and greatest in marketing information,
make sure you subscribe. What is this hack? Do you really think it’s that great? Is it? Can’t be, Neil, right? Well, trust me. I bet less than 1% of you
are using this tactic. You’ve heard of Google
Search Console, right? Well, of course you have. I’ve talked about it, Google’s
talked about it, everyone who’s a marketer has talked about it. But here’s what I want you to do. Trust me. You’re not doing this. First, go into Google Search Console. Second, look for all the
keywords that you’re ranking for that are driving the
majority of the traffic. They should be ranked at the top within your Google Search Console. It typically shows you the
most popular keywords that you get the most clicks
for to the least popular ones at the bottom. Now I want you to take those
keywords and click on ’em. Google Search Console will show you which page that keyword is pointing to. This is really important. Once you’ve done this, you
now know the most popular keywords that are driving
traffic to your website. If you guys already know how
to do this, and you’ve done this before, comment with a yes. If you don’t know how to do
this, please comment with a I’ve never done this before or a no. The reason I’m asking you to
do this is this will help me create future videos so I know
what to teach you on and what I know not to teach you on
’cause I don’t wanna regurgitate the same information
that you already know. But as I mentioned, you’re not doing this. And check this out, I’m
not talking about the Google Search Console part. You now have the keywords
that are driving traffic and what pages they’re going to. Take that keyword and
put it into Ubersuggest. Ubersuggest will show you all
the Google suggest versions of that keyword. What I mean by Google suggest
is, have you every done a Google search and you start
typing in things like marketing, and it starts recommending
other long tail phrases that are similar to marketing
that other people search for? These are other popular terms. If you already know that you’re ranking for terms like marketing,
what Ubersuggest will do is it’ll show you all
the long tail phrases. See with Google, it’s much
harder to rank for head terms than it is to rank
for long tail terms. So take whatever terms that
you’re already ranking for that’s driving the majority
of your traffic, print to Ubersuggest it’ll show you all
the other similar long tail phrases that you should be
using within that web page. Now I want you to go back
to your web page and I want you to integrate those keywords in there. It could be that you can
just add them in because your contents are already
similar to those key words. It may be that you have to
update your content, add in paragraphs and paragraphs of
text which is fine as well. You’ll also find that some
of those key words aren’t relevant enough to your
content and that means that you may want to write a secondary
article or another article around that one long tail phrase. Now that you’ve done this,
I want you to also update your title tag and your
meta description to include those most popular terms
that Ubersuggest showed you. Now that you’ve done that,
take that URL, go back into Google Search Console and
submit it for re-indexing. Once you submit it for
re-indexing, what you’ll find is it’ll get re-crawled by Google again. Within 30 days, you’ll notice
that your page that was already ranking for a head
term, a popular term that was driving a lot of your
traffic, will also now start ranking for long tail
phrases and you’ll be getting all this extra traffic
that you never had before. That’s my traffic hack. It’s simple, it’s easy to do
but most people don’t use it because it uses tools like
Google Search Console and Ubersuggest separately
instead of combining them. When you combine them,
you’ll get much more traffic and best of all both of
these tools are for free. Thanks for watching, make
sure you like this video, share it, subscribe to
the channel and of course if your confused on any
steps of this tactic leave a comment below, let me know
where you’re struggling and I’ll respond helping you out.

58 thoughts on “My Favorite SEO Hack to Increase Website Traffic | Neil Patel

  1. Grant Stoecklin Post author

    no, I am not doing this but this is something I want to focus more on in 2019. This video was a decent primer but I what i would have liked to see is a real life, step by step (whereas this video kind of glossed over the steps). I also feel that using Search Console is an attainable quick win but very few people on youtube have good walk thrus on how to do it.

  2. Zia Ahmad Post author

    You are awesome my friend
    I was noon in all these fields when i started watching your channel
    I have learnt a lot….
    Thanks Sir

  3. Aazim Akhtar Post author

    Nope, never done it before. Looking forward to your guide 🙂

  4. KreativeVue Digital Solutions Post author

    Never done this before, in that combination…great content!!

  5. Andy H. Tu Post author

    I've never done this before, but I get no Impressions, so I can't use any of the words listed lol. I'm new to SEO and don't get traffic at all.

    Broad vs Long Tail Keywords: I was told that you should always use long tail keywords if you have no domain authority because its less competitive. When a broad keyword is highly searched and has low competition, should I use it? Even if my domain authority is very low?

    How many keywords should I use? I'm using Yoast SEO as a guide, and it allows only one Focus Keyword. That Focus keyword I am aware is the main keyword you want to be ranked for. Should I be adding other keywords into the page to gain more traffic? If it isn't a focus keyword, does it still get searched? Or do you have to indicate to yoast somehow, that you want to be searched for it?

    Thank you in advance. Happy New years.

  6. Lucia Napolez Post author

    I haven’t used this strategy yet. I will work with it in my next project. Thank you!

  7. Vaibhav Dwivedi Post author

    I inspired a lot from this video and implemented this and Ubersuggest is amazing! Thank you for this video, Neil.

  8. Andy Walsh Post author

    I had long abandoned my web site as a potential way to get business. I'm a for-hire artist (with no product) so it's hard to get found by anyone useful. I just tried this out and noticed that my top result is some useless post I made years ago and that no results are coming up for my tagged gallery images. I have some consistent tags in those images and figured they'd out-rank some old blog posts.

  9. Cat Parker Post author

    No. any video you can out out there on the details of this would be great. Cheers. Dean

  10. aditya rao Post author

    How do you make a single page app and dynamic content crawlable and indexed by google

  11. Lisa Victoria Photography- Newborn, Baby, Family, Maternity & Wedding Photographer Bristol & Bath Post author

    great video, thanks!

  12. The Global Curious - Travel Blog And Vlog Post author

    YES! I've been doing this! My mentor showed me how to use GSC in order to match the relevant keywords with my content optimization. Even though my blog is still very young, I've been consistently applying this strategy and my rankings are improving. Great tool! And it's true, it's not easy to find people using it!

  13. DragonBall Fanatic Post author

    I bought a website for amazon affiliate on eBay and paid for the traffic and I couldnt make a profit even if I was getting alot of traffic it was so expensive that I barely made my money back. If I sell more expensive stuff will I make the same sales or what's up with that? Did I get ripped off with the website? Are there eBay websites any good?

  14. james pasco Post author

    I have never done this ? how do I re indexing the website?

  15. Mo Hn Post author

    Sir can u plz tell me how do i get to the top on google.i have a design company

  16. Experts' Global Post author

    Hello Neil,

    Thanks for the wonderful videos, always. I look forward to your content. I'm your student, of sorts 🙂

    Here's my first comment- un/fortunately a question. I hope you will be able to take a moment to answer this.

    One of my website pages has suddenly stopped showing on web searches. It used to show on first page in competitive search terms like "GMAT Test Series". Rest of my webpages are showing; even for this query, some other, less relevant page is showing in search results- much lower though.

    This main page is not showing up at all, even on exact title/description searches; it is one of the most important pages on my site and I am quite perplexed…what can be the reason? Can you please help?


    Edit: I am not sure whether this is the best place to ask such a question. If not, please help me with the best way. Thanks.

  17. ᕢᒫᓲ ᕼᕢᔛᔛᗅᘗ ᖶᕢᗁᓰᖇ Post author

    I always do this,

  18. Casa Pinos Post author

    Hey Neil if you don't have any traffic yet and you don't rank for anything how do you get the initial traffic? Cheers

  19. Judi Hays Post author

    I have never done this. Would love to learn more.


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