It was around April or maybe May of 2013.
A friend of mine asked me if I could "still" rank websites to the top of the search results even after the recent Google Panda and Penguin updates (if you don't know these terms, they are the recent search engine algorithm updates that wiped out a lot of SEO traffic for small businesses and website owners)
And my answer was this blog.
I told him that I'll rank this new blog within a couple of months for highly competitive terms.
Terms that would result in revenue and sales (affiliate commissions).
Then I ranked this "new blog" within a few months, after that sales started pouring in. It didn't take long before I sold over 5 figures each for the top 3 products I've promoted on this site.
So the quick answer to my friend if he'd asked me today is YES.
We could still rank (and continuously ranking) websites to the top of Google, Yahoo, and Bing. And that's mainly because we are quick to adapt to changes in the algorithm, while still focusing on the search engine's main concerns: a user and search experience that matches the search intent.
And I'd like to share what we did to get to the top of the search results for several keywords on the blogs we've handled. We follow a unique system and process (that we've developed internally) that increases our organic traffic in a predictable and consistent manner.
We call this process our : SCORE™ SEO framework.
1. First, we looked at the site structure and architecture of the website. Are there lots of 404 errors on the website? Are there broken links? Does it load quickly? Does the site architecture make sense?
Can the Search engines crawl the website? We ask and identify several key website issues then create a plan to resolve them in a timely manner.
2. Next, we create the good foundation for SEO: Content. Without content it's nearly impossible to rank for a keyword because if it's not in the index of the search engines, then there's no way that it would rank.
Content doesn't necessarily mean that it's only text and words. Now, content can also be audio, images (infographics) and video.
3. Once our content is created and published, it's now time to reach out to other people who might be interested in your content ideas. If they responded positively, then an invitation to build relationships is extended.
This process definitely involves a lot of time, but the dividends and payoff is huge.
4. Next is to continue tracking the rankings of the website for the terms we've optimize them for.
5. And finally, it's time to reevaluate everything and do more of what works and less of what doesn't.
What's the next step?
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