How to Get 100k+ Monthly Visitors with SEO in a Year

We have driven hundreds of thousands of monthly organic visitors for companies like ClickUp, GMass, Vinovest, Time Doctor, etc. Discover our pillars of success.

We have driven hundreds of thousands of monthly organic visitors for companies like ClickUp, GMass, Vinovest, Time Doctor, etc.

Here are a few pillars of our success:

Let’s dive in.

1. Focus on Sub-Niches

Do NOT create content on every topic related to your product or service. 

Instead, choose a specific sub-niche for the first 3 months. 

Why?
Google likes hyper-focused sites, so branching out too soon will slow your growth.

After the first 3-6 months, when you’ve established yourself firmly in one sub-niche, you can branch out to several topics. 

We used this same tactic to scale a client to 1 million+ monthly organic visitors.

2. Make Your Content Way Better Than the Ranking Articles

At the end of the day, SEO boils down to creating quality content.

So your motto should be:
Create content that’s WAY better than the ranking articles and pages.

Google will only rank you for a particular keyword if your content is more valuable and more helpful than any other ranking content.

Oh, and a word of caution: Avoid copying what the top 10 articles are already saying. 

We’re not in 2014; that doesn’t fly anymore.
You need to bring something unique to the table.

We use this approach to consistently outrank giants like G2, Amazon, HubSpot, etc.

3. Avoid Wasting Budget on Low-Impact Activities

What you DON’T do is nearly as important as what you do.

Avoid spending on backlinks to articles. 
The vast majority of backlinks will have zero impact on SEO. 

Also, avoid spending too much on technical SEO. It doesn’t move the needle if you have low-quality content. 

Moreover, new or small sites rarely need technical SEO to scale organically.

4. Publish at Scale

Publish. Publish. Publish.

Aim for at least 3-4 articles a week. 

Use programmatic SEO to publish hundreds or even thousands of pages monthly, if possible.

Be careful, though: If you use AI to publish, avoid creating content with AI without thoroughly editing it. 

Contrary to what some social media influencers claim, Google does NOT rank unedited AI-generated content.

 

5. Focus on Topical Authority in the Beginning

Most people get their SEO goals wrong when they start.
Your chief goal in the first 3 months should be to build your site’s topical authority in Google.

And how do you do this?
Avoid going after keywords that are commercially valuable, but are difficult to rank for. 

Instead, start with keywords that are easier to rank for — regardless of their commercial relevance. 

After establishing your topical authority, you can rank for difficult commercial keywords far more easily. That’s when the conversions start flowing in.

Internal links are super important for ranking quickly. 

However, avoid internal links that don’t add any real value. 

Only add links to related topics that visitors will find genuinely helpful.  As with most things in SEO, relevancy makes a huge difference.

7. Leverage Other Platforms to Draw Traffic

Regarding driving organic traffic, most tips online center around blog content on your site.

However, it’s NOT the only avenue to draw traffic.

Don’t underestimate the power of platforms like YouTube, podcasts, LinkedIn, and other social media sites to direct views back to your website.

Because remember, Google isn’t the only place people go to for information!

The best part is that you don’t necessarily have to create unique content to take advantage of this.

For example, when you look at YouTube, simply repurpose your existing blog content into a video. Upload it. And then, you can redirect viewers of that video to your site for a deeper look into the topic you just covered!

8. Target PAA and FAQ Features

One of the easiest ways to gain more visibility on Google is to ensure that your content targets the PAA (people also ask) and FAQ (frequently asked questions) sections in Google SERPs.

For example, include a dedicated FAQ section in your blog post with the right schema markup to make it easy for Google to pull your content for an answer on the SERPs — all while giving you credit, of course!

9. Prioritize Your Headlines and Metas

Look: the only way to drive organic traffic is to make your content as clickable as possible.

And when you have an article in the SERPs, your only avenue to encourage someone to click is your headline and meta description.

We recommend spending 10-15 minutes strategizing your headline and meta before publishing. It’s the first thing people will see, so you better make a good first impression!

Step 1?
PAY ATTENTION to the length of your headlines!

Don’t go for overly long descriptive headlines that get truncated on Google.

Many headline optimization tools, such as CoSchedule, MonsterInsights, OptinMonster, etc., let you see what your headline would look like on SERPs.

Follow the same principles as your headlines for your meta descriptions. Ensure they’re not too long and accurately highlight your content’s topics.

So everyone knows that the top-ranking SERP result gets the most clicks, right?

In fact, research shows that the #1 organic result gets 34% of the clicks. 

However, when a featured snippet is added to the mix, the first position’s click-through rate (CTR) drops by 8%.

That’s a seeerious drop.

So what is this anyway?

The featured snippet is a box that appears at the top of the search results and provides searchers with a direct answer to their query.

featured snippet result for "how to send mass emails" on google

You want to make sure that that little box is YOURS!

How do you do it?

Well, there’s no clear-cut way to earn the featured snippet position, but there are strategies you can follow to increase your chances of ranking in this spot.

And they all depend on the search query you’re trying to rank for.

For example, for walkthrough topics like “How to Send Mass Email,” create a numbered list with clear-cut steps.

On the other hand, for more direct queries like “What is CC in Gmail?”, give a clear, concise answer early on in your content piece.

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