One fatal SEO (Search engine optimization) mistake we make is building backlinks and moving forward without looking back to clean up.
Not all the links pointing to your blog will add to your search ranking. Some are toxic and that’s what we want to deal with in this post.
But what is a toxic or dangerous backlinks ?
At the moment of writing, there is no universal definition of a toxic backlink. However, this generally refers to links from private blog networks, websites that violate Google’s guidelines, or sites with major security flaws.
Trust me SEO is easy!
No. Search Engine Optimization is hard.
What am I even saying ? You got me confused 😉
The real thing is “SEO is easy” but you are making it hard. You are the reason your SEO is difficult. Just give me a few minutes to explain. I will also show you how to start ranking and celebrating search traffic.
Very quickly, the best source of traffic I have had is search engine. I have experimented with Email list traffic, social media traffic, referral traffic, etc.
And please note I’m talking about free traffic and SEO is the king when it comes to:
Infographics have grown in popularity over the years.
Unlike long-winded blog posts, infographics are visually stimulating in nature. The best ones have stunning designs that you can’t help but read and ogle from top to bottom.
In fact, this single statistic is why you need to incorporate infographics into your content strategy:
According to Venngage, 40% of marketers agree that infographics improve audience engagement.
They not only make sharing content much easier, but they also help readers process information faster!
However, designing them is no walk in the park.
I wrote an entire eBook on how to network the right way as a blogger.
See me holding the paperback version below?
Every day, my social media and email mirror back poor networking tactics being taught to new or struggling bloggers. Bloggers may teach how certain networking techniques *work* but in the long run, silly tactics damage your reputation and lead to long term failure.
When I got into blogging in August of 2012, commenting was (and is still) one of my favorite blogging activities. I have been able to connect with many exciting (I mean very exciting) folks in the industry.
If you are just new to blogging, trust me commenting on blogs in your niche will quickly drive your business forward.
You don’t just comment for the sake of it. Comment for relationships. Don’t even comment for backlinks. Add value in your comments and watch what happens.
I recently came across a free traffic and content sharing tool and it’s beginning to get me addicted.
We have many of these curation platforms out there but what makes zest.is stand out is the team behind it.
I have said a couple of time that the strength of a platform isn’t in its coding. It lies almost completely on the team that runs it and Zest may soon take over leadership in the industry.