I’ve already talked about the plan for the first three weeks of this blog, so what’s going to happen in the next 3 weeks?
Looking back to the start of this project
Well the first 3 weeks have felt very lonely. A few visitors have arrived and a few days ago I was hit by loads of spam, but so far only 1 genuine comment have been left.
However, we’ve got plenty of posts indexed on Google and there’s been a tentative effort to try to start teasing in the search engine traffic, so that’s where we go now.
Search Engine Traffic
I started late in week 3 to target a couple of posts towards obvious keywords. They are probably a little too obvious as far as keywords are concerned, but if I suddenly see traffic from them then I really will know that the site is doing well.
So the plan over week 4 is to research and write a couple of posts for some “long tail” keywords. These are phrases that are quite long and specific and as such won’t get many searches. But because they are so long not many people have optimised for them, if any.
Slow link building
Once these are in place and Google has them indexed then I’ll start the next part of the optimisation – a few links back to them. I want to make sure that Google has them index first as that way it is more ‘natural’ for links to start to appear. Hence this will be a weeks 5 & 6 activity
I’ll use a couple of different techniques to build low quality links for now. (High quality links to a new site would look suspicious) They are:
- SEO Friendly article directories
- SEO Friendly comments on other blogs
Hopefully, by dropping in a few links to the posts along with choosing very low competition keywords and writing the posts naturally, we might just see some movement on these chosen keywords.
How to decide these keywords?
Well that’s going to be a whole post in itself next week! Come back here then for more details, screen prints and more!
As well as that?
Continuing writing as many times as I can per week. The target is 4 to 6 new posts (each on different days) per week. This is about the point where bloggers agree the best benefit is seen to traffic.
I will also submit a load of articles to high traffic article directories and see if that draws any readers across to the blog. But from a tentative experiment and past experience I don’t think I’ll see a huge number of people arriving that way.