…and I am back.
When I was away, I had time to reconsider a few things about my online business.
Because, just like you, I am scared I might be doing all the wrong things as far as creating effective web content and SEO go.
That two-week hiatus saw my Google rankings fall. And fall really bad. The Internet is a fast-paced environment and less than 14 days of inaction has left me with a bad taste in the mouth. And fear.
See, I was convinced that even if I took breaks as I willed (since I freelance), I would still shine on Google. I would still continue enjoying that nice spot that we all compete for – that #1 spot. But I was wrong and now I have to fire up every SEO technique that I know.
So, here are the few techniques that I will be implementing in the next few days to reclaim my ‘deserved’ position in Google. That number 1 spot for my various keywords including creating effective web content, effective web content, latest SEO techniques and trends and blah blah…
Image & Video SEO
Before I sat down to write this newsletter, I uploaded three (3) SEO-optimized feature images to my blog. At the backside of each image, I attached a clever ‘alt’ tag that is supposed to woo Google bots. What’s more? All image titles have one or two of my keywords.
I have been very lazy in the video SEO department. I have no videos of my own and I have to rely on what others in my niche are posting to Youtube. But my images will be enough for the time being.
If you go for two weeks without publishing new SEO content on your blog, your rankings will suffer. That I know firsthand.
Good thing VistaMedia, Inc. still ranks first for “latest SEO techniques and trends”. Otherwise, I would feel heartbroken and stuff…
While the above quoted keyword is very popular at the moment, I would rather rank first for my primary keywords, which have everything to do with creating effective web content and what nots.
But, don’t mistake this for ungratefulness – I am happy that I still rank well for “latest SEO techniques and trends”.
I have an outrageous confession to make. My blog has performed well in Google since I started thanks to high quality SEO content and Image SEO.
I suck at link building. I hate reaching out to a thousand webmasters only for ten to respond half-heartedly.
But there is a but.
Image SEO and SEO content won’t cut it in terms of generating sustained traffic if I don’t improve my link building skills.
Because when your site drops off from the first page of Google, you can only count on link building to keep the traffic flowing to your site. And you need traffic or else no one will ever read your great web content.
First, I will image-up my entire blog – add images where none existed before and optimize the same with my primary keywords.
I will be creating more SEO content as well as a million and one guest posts to flood the whole place up. You can bet that all my articles (guest posts included) will feature my SEO keywords. About 2.5% per 500 words. Google will have no choice but to marry VistaMedia, Inc.
Then I will approach more webmasters (preferably in my field) and request for those links like a madman. They will give me those links because I plan to learn more about the art of link building. Don’t worry, I will share all the juicy details with you.
Then I will sit back and watch as I rise up the ranks in Google.
* Keep blogging on a regular/constant basis.
* Optimize your images/Videos using your keywords
* Create effective SEO content
Till Sunday, I will be nursing back pains that I sustained when I was away. I guess lifting weights isn’t my thing after all. 🙂
Please share this newsletter with a few friends, I will appreciate the help.
[This post is the exact copy of the email newsletter I sent my subscribers on Thursday – 08/08/2013. I feel it might benefit a few of you 🙂 ]