– You're trying to build backlinks, and when you do get a fewpeople to link to you, you're like, hey, myrankings aren't going up, and I'm not getting any traffic.
Hey, everyone, I'm Neil Patel, and today I'm going to share with you why the links you'rebuilding aren't bringing you enough traffic, andwhat you should do instead.
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Quick question for you? How many visitors permonth are you generating from your referral traffic? Is it 500? Is it 1, 000, 10, 000? Guess how many visitors I'm getting.
I'm getting over 300, 000visitors per month just in referral traffic, and thetactics I'm going to teach you today is going tohelp you get more traffic.
You're probably not going toget the same results as me, but you'll get way more thanwhat you're currently getting.
So how did I do this? And how can get similar results? Step one, go take allyour competitor URLs, and put 'em into Ubersuggest.
When you put 'em into Ubersuggest, you'll see the total backlinksthat your competitors have, who's linking to 'em, their top pages.
This will give you a good idea of, hey, who's linking to 'em? Hey, how much traffic are they getting? Typically the competitorsthat are getting more traffic, they're not just getting it from search.
It's that they have alot of backlinks as well, and the sites that are linking to 'em are also driving traffic.
Step two, I want youto click on top pages, and this will show youthe most popular pieces of content on your competitor's site.
Now go back over to your site and see, hey, are any of their top pages related to the piece of contentthat I have on my site? Well, if they are, great.
Now, step three, I wantyou to click view all under their backlink count.
On this page, it'llshow you all the people that are linking to their content.
Next step, email them, all the people who are linking to 'em.
“Hey John, “I noticed you linkedup X, Y, and Z article.
“I have a similar one that just came out, “but mine covered one, two, and three that theirs didn't.
” The whole purpose of this is to show, hey, you're linking to someoneelse in the same space, has a similar article, but mine's better, so that's why you should link to me.
When you do that, what you'll find is you're not just getting more backlinks, but you're getting backlinksthat drive traffic, because if your competitorsare getting a lot of traffic, and those pages are popular, typically those links are alsodriving good traffic as well.
Step five, I want you to take all your most popular competitors, and put it into the backlinksreport into Ubersuggest.
This will show you a laundry list of all the people that arelinking to your competitors.
Look for patterns.
You'll start seeing multiple people, multiple sites who are linking to all of your competitors.
If you see this sameperson over and over again linking to three, four, five of your competitors, and you hit them up andask them to link to you, what do you think's going to happen? They're probably goingto be willing to link to you as well, because if someone links to three, or four, orfive of your competitors, why wouldn't they alsolink to you as well? It's not like they have any bias.
They can't be a competitor, 'cause they're linking toall your other competitors, so they should also link to you as well.
And by sending them asimilar email discussing how you have the same type of content, you'll be able to get themto link to you as well.
And when you're seeing all the people that are linking to your competition, and you're seeing all the similarities, you also also want to take that URL and type it back into Ubersuggest and look at their traffic overview.
If they have more trafficand you get links from them, they're going to drive you more traffic than if you type in a URL into Ubersearch and it shows you they have no traffic, and you convince that site to link to you.
In other words, you want the sites that have traffic to link to you.
You shouldn't care if a sitethat has very little traffic links to you or not, because a site that has very little trafficisn't going to do well for you.
Follow those tips andyou're going to notice that not only are your Googleranking's going to go up, but you're also going to be getting more search ad referral traffic.
If you need help withyour link building or SEO, check out my ad agency, Neil Patel Digital.
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