SEO Case Study: From 0 to 3 Million Page Views in Less Than 4 Years with Minimal Effort

SEO case study: from 0 to 3M page views

This week was special. My favorite website in my portfolio of web properties reached 3 million page views.

A great milestone that I only randomly noticed approaching by going through my Google Analytics on a rainy Wednesday afternoon.

What’s even better is that the site managed to achieve this in less than 4 years with only 110 blog posts published. This website is now generating a pleasant near-mid 4 figure income each month with minimal ongoing maintenance.

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Is a Jump to Recipe Button Good for SEO?

Jump to recipe button and SEO

If you’re a food blogger, most likely you will know what a jump-to-recipe button is. And you may also know that this little button is often the cause of heated debates.

These debates evolve around SEO and advertising revenue. Some say you should never use that button, as it negatively impacts ad revenue. Others say that there are SEO benefits of having that button on your recipe articles.

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When Should You Make Links Nofollow?

Nofollow links
Learn what nofollow links are and when you should (and should not) make outbound links nofollow.

Links, either internal or outbound, can be marked as dofollow or nofollow. A dofollow link is the default. It’s just a normal link. No attribute is required to make a link follow.

A no-follow link is the alternative. By making a link nofollow, you’re basically telling Google that this particular link should not be be given any credit in regards to rankings in search results.

So when should you make an outbound link nofollow? Let’s find out.

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Why Publishing Long-Form Content Is Often Bad Practice

Long form content is not always a good idea

You’ve probably heard it a million times before. Write long-form content if you want that content to rank!

I call bullsh#t.

If someone tells you to always publish long-form content, without any further explanation or context, then that is very poor advice.

I know many may not agree with me, but please read on to find out why I think publishing long-form content is actually, in many cases, bad practice.

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3 Simple Ways to Get Quality Backlinks

Three ways to get quality backlinks

Most of us bloggers and Internet marketers will know that backlinks are one of the major organic ranking factors. But we also dislike building links. At least, I do.

And that’s perfectly fine. If you just focus on publishing quality content, your site will rank eventually. It may take a bit longer, but good things will happen to those who are perseverant and patient.

But creating a few quality backlinks along the way will certainly help to speed things up a little. And if the process of creating these quality backlinks isn’t super complicated, then time spent on getting these links is time well spent.

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Why You Should Not Use WordPress Tags

WordPress Tags and SEO

WordPress Tags, some love them and others strongly dislike them. Personally, I never use tags. When I started blogging though, I used to create multiple, random tags each time I published a new blog post. And as I got older and wiser, I’ve learnt to step away from using WordPress tags.

And I’m not the only one. Slowly but surely, bloggers and Internet marketers are coming to the conclusion that tags are a bit out of fashion and don’t serve much purpose anymore. And there are certainly no SEO benefits either.

It’s interesting though, because when you start a brand new WordPress blog, one of the first things you’ll come across is the concept of Categories and Tags. They both are a cornerstone feature within WordPress. So why is it that WordPress Tags have lost so much ground?

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Why Outbound Links Are Important for SEO

Outbound links and SEO
Learn why including outbound links to reliable external sources in your content is beneficial from an SEO perspective.

Backlinks are as old as the Internet. In fact, you can argue that backlinks are the foundation of the Internet. Outbound links hold the Internet together.

The algorithms of search engines have always relied heavily on the existence of backlinks. For a long time, backlinks were by far the most important ranking factor. And some SEO’s think that links are still the number one ranking factor to focus on.

As such, it’s no surprise that backlinks have turned into a commodity. They are valuable, they cost money, they can be sold, they can be bought. And because they are so important and valuable, a lot of bloggers and Internet marketers are hesitant to include outbound, external links in their content.

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Keysearch Review – Keyword Research on a Budget

Keysearch Review (keyword research on a budget)
Keysearch review – an indepth and unbiased guide to the main features of this affordable keyword research tool and how it stacks up against its competitors.

Keysearch is a web-based keyword research tool that offers a wide range of features to help you find low competition keywords, spy on your competitors, track your SEO efforts, and more.

This Keysearch review takes you through the main modules and features of this affordable keyword research software tool to find out whether it is worth your investment.

Compared to other, more expensive keyword research tools such as Semrush and Ahrefs, Keysearch stands out as being very affordable. But is Keysearch good enough to take your SEO efforts to the next level?

There is in fact one very important key feature missing in Keysearch. A feature that makes its competitors so popular. Which feature? Find out further below.

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