How to Quickly Dominate Your Niche with the Least Amount of Effort
So, you have put in the effort. You went through the training here on WA, posted your first few articles, but still, you see no results? Why is that? Are your articles not good enough?
We need to know that Google won't rank sites well, that are less than 6 months old. So if you did put in the work, and don't see any results in the first 6 months, it might be that you just need to practice patience.
It usually takes 6 months and around 30 posts to get what is called hockey stick growth. You won't see much traction the first 6 months, and then out of nowhere the growth kicks in and catapults your site to the next level.
What if your website is let's say 1 year old, you have more than 30 posts, and you don't get much traction? Then most likely something is wrong with your approach, even if you are following the training here on WA to the latter. This tutorial will be perfect for you because I might have the answer and solution to your problem.
How fast your website will rank, how many posts you will need, depends on:
Your Keyword Selection: If you choose the wrong keywords, you will never rank, no matter how much effort you put in. QSR alone is not enough to determine the quality of a keyword. More on that later on.
Your Niche: Make money online, pets, health, weight loss, food recipes. These are the most competitive niches out there.
It most likely will take more time to rank on page 1 in these niches, then let's say in a niche like "Ice Fishing in Belgium During Summer". But how many people are interested in ice fishing in Belgium during summer? Right, 0. So there is also no demand. It pays to be in a competitive niche with lots of demand, but we have to start working smarter.
So, if you are in a competitive niche, don't give up. I'll show you easy ways to find the best keywords with the lowest competition to maximize your results with the least amount of effort.
The Quality & Length of Your Articles: I know WA teaches us to write 1.000-word articles (I think they changed it to 1.500 recently), but I'll tell you 2.000 is the new 1.000. I have seen it over and over again, lengthy high-quality articles do rank better. Imagine if your article was close to rank on page 1, but just because your competition was that tiny bit more thorough, you missed the top spots.
Now, I don't say length is everything, but what I do say is that you rarely see 500-word articles ranking on page 1. If you see one on page 1, and it's not from a big authoritative site, you can be sure that it's a weak competition keyword. If it also has some search volume, go for it. You most likely can outrank it easily by writing a more thorough article.
Your Page Authority: If your site is new and has almost no posts, it will be hard to rank. With the method I'll show you, you might be able to instantly rank in the Top100 or even Top50 with most of your articles even with your new website. If it's a very low competition keyword, you might rank on page 1 instantly. I did it, and my site was just one month old. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does it feels great.
After posting, give it some time. Posts are like wine, they get better with age. It takes around 35 weeks to rank the post as high as it ever will be able to rank.
Some posts will climb higher faster, other might need more time than 35 weeks, but that's around the magic number. So, be patient.
If your post doesn't rank on page 1 instantly, that's normal.
If it doesn't rank on page 1 after 3 months, don't worry.
If it doesn't rank on page 1 one year after posting? Well, then we might need to think about rewriting it, adding some more length or choosing a new keyword.
Now we have gone through all the reasons why your website isn't ranking, let's go to step 2: Why QSR Alone Is Not Enough