SEO Works, And You Don't Need A Thousand Posts To Do It Right

Last Update: July 03, 2019

My most successful websites have always been due to (in my opinion), writing lots of content. Not only does it improve my writing skills over time, but it's also just a numbers thing.

The more times you try, the more times you win.

I wrote about 50 posts before my VPN website took off. I wrote about about 100 posts on my bootcamp site before I made it to Vegas. It took about 300 posts on a recent side project before I saw decent income.

Building an affiliate website has always taken lots and lots and lots of writing (or outsourcing) for me. Kyle talks about this in his post about brute force writing.

However, if you do things right from the beginning, you don't have to write that much. One great example is my beer website, which ranks surprisngly well for the amount of work I do on it.

I only published two articles in 2018, nothing in 2017, and everything else was in 2016 or before.

Right now, it's ranking #1 for Rare Beer Club Review, which earns about $100-$200 per month in commissions, and more during the holidays.


My beer site also ranks for keyowrds like "Libbey Craft Beer Glass Set Review", and "5000ml Erlenmeyer Flask", but neither of those keywords produce any income, despite being very product focused!

There's nothing complicated or difficult about how these rankings were achieved.

  • Keyword in the title
  • Keyword in the URL
  • Keyword in the first paragraph
  • Keyword in an h2 or h3 heading
  • Keyword in your title image
  • 1000-2000 words long

Plus, I follow other general content creation tactics Kyle and Jay cover in the trainings and webinars like internal linking, aiming for low competition keywords, and image SEO.

> SEO 2019 Checklist

What's Working In 2019?

The basics of creating high quality, FOCUSED content won't change from year to year. However, some things I've been doing that produce decent results are:

It's hard to say which one(s) of these are actually producing results, or if it's a combination of all of them, or if it's just confirmation bias. Regardless, these things make sense from a readers perspective, so I think they are helping.

Final Thoughts

Although it definitely helps to write like a maniac and push out tons of content, it isn't the only way to achive success online. I like beer, and I have a lot to say about it, and Google is smart enough to see that!

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anusuya1 Premium
Thank you, Nathaniell.
You have helpful ever since I started here.

I have a few questions if you please
Where would I use h2 tag?
I use 33 in my headings
Never have I used h4.
I have never used big fonts 18-20 not sure how easily I would be able to do?
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nathaniell Premium
Here's how to change your font size: I use h2 tags near the top of the page. h3 and h4 are like sub headings.
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AffMktgRt Premium
Nathaniell,

Thank you for the the detailed, well sourced, documented and actionable info in your post.

Earlier today I have created a simple post on the near future increasing impact of video marketing: We will see how that all shapes up but maybe something to consider.

Blessings!
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Gabriel!
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WealthyPilot Premium
Moral of the story: Keep producing content (or outsourcing it) every single day without fail.

It could take 50 to 100 posts before you start to see results....
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nathaniell Premium
That's the opposite of what this post was about LOL. Pounding out content definitely works, but if you know your topic and are good at SEO, you do not have to grind daily.
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Jadatherapy Premium
Thank you for sharing Nathaniell much appreciated

You have answered questions that I have had for a little while now, so thank you so much for answering them.

Have a great day

Jennifer
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nathaniell Premium
Glad I answered your question Jen!
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Jadatherapy Premium
Yes thank you

All the best success

Have a great day
Jennifer
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MtnBkr Premium
Awesome post, thanks! I came across one of your sites a while back when researching Amazon FBA. You put out great content and I'm stoked to see you're active on WA!
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nathaniell Premium
Definitely man. I try to be active here daily, either answering questions or publishing content.
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mmussehl Premium
Much appreciated that you would share such useful knowledge with me and everyone else in the community. Very helpful!
Michelle
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