Comments, Post Updates, Activity Really Works!
So I've been using the WA comment system heavily for a couple weeks now and wanted to share a result with you guys. Here's how I used to rank for a post about making money with essential oils:
Despite being a low competition phrase and a great post I wrote, it just never made it to page 1 for this term. I didn't match the exact keyword because grammar wouldn't allow it, but I still wanted to target the keyword "make money essential oils".
The name of the post was "How To Make Money With Essential Oils Online"
You can see my keyword was within "Make Money With Essential Oils"
After getting about 20 comments and responding to them most over the course of two weeks, here's my new ranking (page 1, spot 2):
So adding content to your page through comments really does work! Of course, that's not all I did. I continued to use internal linking on my site to link back to this page as well. It may seem like a minor thing, but that really works too.
One of the main points I want to make is that you really can rank for keywords you want only using on-page SEO techniques. I do not do any type of backlinking for this site, same as Kyle recommends: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/are-back...
But keep in mind that comments are not a magic bullet! They won't help you rank low-quality content. My page is 3000 words long. The searches for this keyword is only 32, and QSR is only 16. I just wanted to rank for it because I believe that people will search this term and other related terms. It's a hot niche!
The comment sharing system here inside WA is an awesome perk of hosting here. It helps jumpstart engagement, improve rank, and boost SEO.
Good luck with your sites this weekend guys. Keep up the good word.