60 Minutes Work, 25 Years Worth of Commissions
Continuing on from my last blog post about guaranteeing your success I want to use another example to highlight the true POWER of search engine marketing (specifically, SEO)...
A member said to me in the comments of that post that you can't just set a site up & stop adding content...
They said "sites simply disintegrate if you stop adding new stuff"...
But is this true?
I mean admittedly it is best to continue adding new content (because you always want to GROW your site, right?)
But what if you did just create a site, add content & leave it?
Would it really "disintegrate"?
Well the answer is no - it wouldn't - and hopefully this example will highlight to you the HUGE potential of SEO when it comes to making money (which is what you're learning here at WA).
If you search "strawberry pop tart blow torches" in Google you find will find the following result:
It is listed at number 1 of the search results for that phrase...
But do you notice something?
It says 12th Aug 1994.
Yep - that's right, the webpage has not been updated for a whopping 25 years, yet it is still listed at the top spot in Google. Why? Because it is still relevant.
But is there something special on the page that's making it rank?
Well nope - nothing at all. In fact the article layout is actually extremely basic & it only consists of around 1,000 words. I'm sure most of you here have actually much better articles.
(no offense to the writer of that pop tart article though, LOL).
Now as it stands the site doesn't have any affiliate links... However if it did then the site's owner could have quite easily have been making commissions for all of those years.
So yes, the whole SEO game can admittedly be a bit of a pain at times in that it can take a little while before things begin to rank... But hopefully from this example you can now see that the waiting game is definitely WELL worth it.
Where else could you get such a solid ROI for your time?
Spend about 60 minutes or so writing an article, let it get ranked & then stand to earn commissions for over 25 years... Just for giving up a mere 1 hour of your time & having some patience?
Heck, even if the article took all day to write... It's still great!
But obviously whilst it is indeed possible to add content & leave it, it is not advisable because ultimately you want to keep adding as much as you can (whilst maintaining high quality) in order to grow your site & grow you revenue (and to speed up the process as much as possible).
I just wanted this post to highlight the real long-term power of SEO & to serve as another reminder to always keep your site active! 🙂
You never know just when that magic is gonna happen. 🙂