Sneaky site rank secret.

Last Update: December 31, 2014

A lot of people liked my "Secrets" blog that I posted. Here is yet another way to get traffic and ranks with the search engines. This works with just about any niche you can imagine. It takes more work - but that also means quality traffic.

This is the--

Find And Pull Method

This is perhaps one of the (if not the) easiest ways to bring traffic to your blog or site. All you have to do is find popular blogs in your niche and bring the already existing traffic back to you!
Sounds easy right? Well if you have the knowledge of finding those blogs, it kind of is. And I'm about to impart that knowledge upon you right now.

  • For this method to work, you need to find out about relevant posts on high traffic blogs in your niche as soon as they are published. You can solve this problem using our good friend Google Alerts, which is a free (I like free) Google service that sends you emails on new content across the web that may be of interest to you. Set up Google Alerts so that it sends you an email as soon as a popular blogger writes an article very closely related to a post you have previously published (We will get into how to set it up soon).
  • For the second step go to the post as soon as it is published, actually read it, and write out a relevant and helpful comment after the post, but instead of linking your name to your blog’s homepage, link to your post on related content. This way when they click through, they are immediately on a highly relevant page that they are interested in. And, because they read your comment, which was useful and unique, they already think of you as an authority.

So here are the steps:

  1. Find relevant posts on high traffic blogs (Google does this for us)
  2. Read the post as soon as possible
  3. Post relevant and helpful comment to the blog. Include a link back to your own relevant blog/article.
  4. Rinse and repeat for best results.

Simple isn't it?

Here is how you set up Google Alerts. Where it says search query, type in a term related to one of your posts that you want to bring traffic to.

Under the options area: Set results type to blogs. How often to once a day. How many to only the best results. You can also select your region and language if you like.

These settings will make sure that you only get relevant posts from popular blogs. If you don’t mind getting a lot of emails you can set the How often setting to As-it-happens, which will give you a higher chance of getting there before anyone else. You can go back and set up as many alerts as you want for as many of your posts as you like.

Just be careful to not spam. Post only relevant and helpful posts.

Best to everyone and enjoy.

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stmoloud Premium
That's a searing hot tip! Ouch!
LCJohn Premium
When used correctly - it creates searing hot cash.
DoubleTap Premium
Now that is on the MONEY!!! Thank ya'!!!
LCJohn Premium
Haha, if you need links and targeted traffic - it can help.
BrooklynPhil Premium
John, this is brilliant, thank you. I've been getting Google Alerts for a while, but had not figured out how to use them. I do now.
I see one minor problem, "Include a link back to your own relevant blog/article". That assumes that you have a relevant article on a Google Alert that hasn't happened yet. I'm sure this becomes less and less of a problem as you build content.

I can also see how Google Alerts can inspire topics for future articles.

Once again, thanks.
LCJohn Premium
It's not a link back to a google alerts article. It's a link back to your own site blog/article that you prepared in advance of the relevant post.

You get an alert on your niche "kitchen widgets" with an article on a new auto kitchen widget. You read the article and see it also mentions kitchen water widgets. You look those up and come up with some topic and post it on your site.
Then go over and do a comment and mention you have an article on your site about kitchen water widgets and include the link.

You now have new relevant content and a link to your site.
BrooklynPhil Premium
No, I understand, you need to have the article on your website relevant to the Google Alert blog.
"You look those up and come up with some topic and post it on your site."
I don't know how quickly you can research, write, get images and publish an article, but I'm going to probably stick to stuff I already have posted.
LCJohn Premium
I understand. I'll sometimes put up an article/blog without images. I don't expect people to jump right over to my site. If they do, they get a somewhat "dumb down" version. I'll put in the images later.
I tend to keep my blogs between 325 - 500 words. Articles are around 750 to 1,500. Those in-between I choose if they fit my site or are just "nice to have information."
But, each to their own.
My general rule is "use what works for you."
Dfishell Premium
You are getting really good at this! Thanks for sharing :)
Happy New Year!!!
LCJohn Premium
Lol, just helping people get a good start on their new year.
stopscamming Premium
Thank you very much for sharing this great info with us.
LCJohn Premium
All my best for the new year. Enjoy, and make it a prosperous one.