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How to increase search engine traffic without backlinks!

Search engines are important source of consistent targeted traffic. In general terms, the more traffic you get from Google and other search engines, the more you hit your target. However, getting this natural traffic is one of the most difficult tasks online.

We know that to increase search engine traffic, backlinks (inbound links) are almost an inevitable requirement.  Backlinks (natural dofollow inbound links) are an endorsement or a positive vote in favor of the linked page.

Literally, the more backlinks (votes) your page gets the more its importance and usefulness to the readers. However, not all backlinks carry the same weight; the more the PageRank of the site linking to your blog, the heavier the backlink. That means a backlink from a PageRank 7 site is worth 10 and more links from PageRank 1 sites.

If you are unsure about how to achieve better rankings, you can always check our my friends of Searcharoo, who have a lot of experience on what they are doing and will keep you risk-free. They can take care of your link building, so you do not have to, it’s easy and affordable too.

Now let’s look at backlinks from 3 perspectives;

1 – Dofollow backlinks: These are positive votes that transfer link juice to your blog from the linking site. They have a positive impact on your SEO and can heavily improve your natural traffic.

2 – Nofollow Backlinks: These categories of back links don’t have any impact on your SEO. It’s another way for the site owner (of the site linking to yours) to tell search engines to ignore the links to your blog. The only advantage of this category of links is direct traffic.

NB: Nofollow backlinks can also save your site from Google ranking penalties

3 – Dofollow backlinks from suspicious/Dangerous sites:  While we scramble for dofollow backlinks, it’s negative to have such links from sites that are considered dangerous by Google.

Here are the  cases Google may consider any site suspicious or dangerous;

  • When there is a sudden and massive growth in backlinks
  • When the site gets links from irrelevant content
  • When the backlinks to the site are keyword rich
  • When the site has massive do-follow outbound links. Google may think the site is selling links
  • When the site has keyword stuffed contents
  • When the site has massive inbound links from sites that have been penalized by Google

NB: Avoid dofollow links from dangerous sites.  You can still get more traffic from search engines without be so worried about backlinks.

NB: Check out this post as I show you how to deal with these dangerous inbound links using a powerful online SEO tool

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How do I improve search engine ranking without backlinks ?

I just established above that dofollow backlinks are a prerequisite to improve search results and get more traffic from Google and other search engines. However, there is an exception to the role. Let’s see how you can position your blog to get natural search traffic without worrying so much about inbound links.

Forget about keyword density

Shockingly, one of the reasons you don’t get more traffic from search engine is your focus on the keyword percentage of your articles.  In the days past, this worked.

Having a specific keyword spread within your content was a crucial onpage SEO factor. However, according to recent updates in the SEO industry, Search engines no longer deliver results that have an exact match to the query.

Instead of repeating the same keyword, I recommend using semantically related key phrases. That is using a variety of keywords that are related.

According to Neil Patel, the sheer variety of words is an important factor that can improve your SEO. For instance, let’s say you’re creating a blog post on “writing great headlines” Here are a variety of other keywords that are related:

  • “how to craft a killer headline”
  • “creating great headlines”
  • “writing better headlines”
  • “tips for a great opening line”
  • “an effective title”
  • “the title of your post is important”
  • Etc

The longer the content, the better the SEO

How many words do you need in an article to get more organic traffic? There are many schools of thought on this question but experience has taken us to the conclusion that longer articles get a better attention from search engines. The reasons are simple;

  • Search engines love in-depth content.
  • The longer the content, the higher your chances of attracting natural backlinks
  •  Long articles help you avoid keyword stuffing
  • The longer the article, the higher the possibility of using more semantically related keywords

As a matter of fact, it’s difficult for many bloggers these days to create content of less than 1000 words even if they are paid to do so.  Developing your writing skills to be able to properly and effectively cover a subject in a single post is requirements to meet up with challenges in today’s changing SEO and improve organic search traffic.

From keyword to key phrase

Now, here is the most important point to increase organic search engine traffic even without backlinks. The reason is that competition is often low and your content gets generally highly relevant.

People have learned to be more specific in their search queries. Instead of “make money online” searchers want to be more specific with queries like:

  •  “make money online fast and free”
  • “how to make easy money online for free”
  • “how to earn money fast for teenagers online”
  • “best way for teenagers to earn money”
  • “what the best way to earn money online”
  • “How to invest and earn money blogging”
  • Etc

There may be few people hitting these queries on Google but combining a number of them can mount up to huge traffic to your blog.

Google suggest (Google’s auto-complete function) is a great tool to help you come up with long tail key phrases from one or two words keyword. These suggestions are generated based on the most frequently searched terms. Let’s see this example from the keyword “how to make money”

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Look at that! This can help you take a short and highly competitive keyword to a long tail low competition key phrase.

Don’t forget image optimization

You can optimize your image for better search engine ranking. There are 2 properties you need to consider when optimizing your images for search engine visibility;

1 – Alt text: Because search engines can’t read images, you need to use alt tags to help describe your image. This is simply the text that the search engine uses to understand images. To include it, you simply add alt="this is your alt text" to your image tag. Here’s an example:

<img src=”increase-search-engine.jpg” alt=”longTail Keyword here” />

Using your longtail keyword as image alt text is an important SEO optimization practice. This tells search engines that you have added relevant media component to your article. Of course, the image should be relevant to the topic discussed

2 – Image file size: You know your page load time is an important ranking factor right? That means heavy files will slow down your page speed, creating a negative impact on search ranking. I recommend using an image size optimization tool like Smushit.com to cleanup your images before use.

Bottom line …

If you want to increase search engine ranking and pull more targeted, more converting natural traffic, you have to;

  • Create epic linkable and sharable content
  • Use semantically related keywords
  • Go in for long tail key phrases with low competition
  • Optimize your images

Let me hear from you …

Do you care about increasing search engine traffic? Do you do keyword research before creating your contents? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box

Enstine Muki

Blogging Coach, Certified Cryptocurrency Expert and Serial Entrepreneur


A great combination of old and new techniques. Some people criticize the classic submission techniques but never heard of them harming anyone. this one is very interesting and how to increase my website traffic via these ways. thanks a lot champ..!

Vijay Kumar

Hello Enstine,
Great and impressive article but I have a question for you, is this possible that we can get increased search engine traffic without back links?

I think it’s necessary to have back links for better rankings in Google,
Please clear my confusion.
Thanks in advance!


Such a awesome article. I have learned something new about to increase search engine traffic. We need to focus on quality content for increasing traffic.Now i am going to apply this strategy. Thanks for sharing great tips.

Piyush Golani


Thanks for sharing this definitive guide.

Increasing traffic without backlinks is tough but not impossible.

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Yes It is possible to get a rank on Google without Backlinks,
If our page have Evergreen content, Amazing Title, Nice meta tags then Google consider our page as a rank. Internal linking is good idea to boost rank for the blog.
Thanks Enstine Muki for lovely post.

Mukund Madhav

Back links has always been a huge probelm for me but with this post, I feel I could optimize my site more and getter better search engine traffic.

Mansoor Bhanpurawala

Great tips. I appreciate your suggestions…but I am curious to learn more that how Quora made its SEO strong…as keywords will not works there.

Vishal Chopra

Thank You, sir, for this awesome article. Today, I have learned something new about to increase search engine traffic. We have to focus on quality content irrespective to working on building traffic.


Hello sir
Image optimisation is necessary. I mean to say can they improve my seo

Gulshan Kumar

Dear Enstine, I liked this post. Reading and saving it for offline reading totally worth. If you don’t mind, I want to ask from you, How much time did you took to write this awesome post that really touched my heart?
Have a great day ahead!


Hello Enstine,

Regardless of the time that my comment to this post is coming, I’ll really like to point out that the uniqueness and relevance of this article is helping many bloggers who are looking at building an authority online and as well bank on their effort.

I’ve always thought backlink is the “alpha and omega” that makes a site rank. My worries for several months was not about how to get traffic to my site but how to get quality and long lasting backlinks to my site, but after reading this article, it dawned on me that organic traffic is the key.

Thanks once again.


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Areesha Noor

HI Enstine Muki sir,

You have covered all essentially things to increase search engine ranking.
I am also using all these things to promote my blog. but most of post are under 500 words. I am trying to improve the length of post.

I hope these tips will help me a lot to gain lots of traffic.
Areesha Noor!


Great post, in fact quite interesting to read. I enjoyed reading this informative post.
Thanks for sharing this useful post.

    Areesha Noor

    Hi Rahul,

    I am happy that you liked this post.
    Rahul This is really great method to increase search engine visibility through On-page seo. If you do proper On-page SEO, like keyword density, Image optimization etc. You can easily increase your traffic without single backlinks.

    Areesha Noor!


Hey Enstine,
Nice tips and Thanks for sharing these important tips with us. yes, Image optimization is really very important. Keyword density also plays very crucial role. Adwords really help in finding keyword. These tips really gonna help many newbies.

Pahul Singh

amazing guide about increasing search rank without considering banklinks as major factor. According to me backlinks work at some extend but if you have quality and provide useful article with best details then no one can stop you for better ranking


nice tips on how to drive traffic to a blog..
will definitely implement the tips you have mentioned here

    Areesha Noor

    Hi Manohar,

    Nice to meet you here.
    You definitely increase your blog traffic without backlinks though these method. If you use these method properly, You can definitely increase your search visibility.

    Best Regards:
    Areesha Noor!

Shameem Reza

This really very helpful. Thanks Mr. Enstine Muki for writing some good tips for us.



Thanks for sharing your totally excellent content! You really articulated the basic differences between no-follow and do-follow backlinks. Thanks!

So when are you going to release your course on “how to” generate massive traffic to your site?

Because you certainly are expert enough to teach beginners to advanced level marketers, on exactly what to do, in order to accomplish that ! Great content as always! Will definitely share it!
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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Mark,
    I’m sure I’m soon going to get to that level where I’ll publish a hot book on traffic 😉 That’s surely going to be an interesting publication 😉

    Talking about traffic, I have a contest coming up soon. I’ll publish about it tomorrow. I need sponsors to drive traffic to their blogs from the contest post. Details will be in the post tomorrow 😉
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Great tips. I appreciate your suggestions…but i am curious to learn more that how Quora made its seo strong…as keywords will not works there.


Hello, Enstine Muki

This is my first comment on your blog, i found your blog through facebook group and really find very useful stuff and specially this one i.e how to increase the search engine traffictraffic without backlinks, because i was searching for such type of articles from so many days and finally found your blog and now i am gonna apply this strategy on my blog because i am part time blogger and not having that much time to make high quality backlinks

Finally i want to say thanks from deep of my heart for sharing such an useful information with us…

Swaraj Nandedkar

Hello Estine! These is a Great guide! I agree with you about using LSI keywords. I personally use it in my blog posts. It increased my search traffic dramatically.

And you taught me the way of finding the Long tail keywords by using Google Instant!
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful info with us! Happy Blogging!
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lakshman Teja

Yeah I agree with what you told in the article. It’s true that lengthy articles attracts a lot more attention for natural backlinks when compared to short article. The method to find the ltp keywords using Google itself is amazing. Thanks for it.


Wonderful post and great case study, I thought backlinks plays a major role in getting or increase searching visibility. I’d try your tips soon.



Hello Enstine,
Now here is the truth, I don’t do keywords before creating a post, and i certainly don’t put Google in mind when i am writing. Why? Because someday you might get affected in aone of their algorithm and you might have yourself to blame.

I do write what people needs and if people needs your content, they will definitely share it and if they share it, your social traffic will increase 🙂 i feel that that’s the best way for me…

Thanks for this awesome post bro and do have a nice week ahead…
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Hello Enstine,

Thank you so much for this write-up! It’s really useful 🙂 I’m still confused about the alt text, though. Say, I have an image of honey lemon tea. Do I write it as OR just alt=”honey lemon tea”

I’m clueless when it comes to alt text. Thanks!


great advice, using keyword phrases instead of short keywords definatly helps you get noticed in teh search engines.

Sylviane Nuccio

Hi Enstine,

Great tips, as always.

I know that the longer the content the better for ranking, and my blog posts are basically always over 1000 words, and I’m trying to get more towards to 2000 whenever I can.

It’s a good thing that keywords stuffing no longer works. I hated that and could never understand how in a world it could be OK for search engines. Yet it used to be. Remember those days?

Image optimization is very important, indeed. Our post is also found by images.

Have a great week!
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Sylviane,
    Good to have you around and thanks for the interview over there on your blog. It’s such a wonderful opportunity bringing me closer to more great minds

    Yes, 1000+ words make a better seo content. That’s what I want to be doing these days. However, some tutorial type of content may not go up to that. In any case, I’ll always love to create really meaty content for readers and SEO

    Do have a wonderful week dear friend. I’m off to your blog to interact with readers
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emmanuel ekainu

hi muki. i love what you just posted. nice. i also make mistakes of stuffing my targeted keyword in my descriptions about 24-28 times which i think is the best way to rank high while i never know the don’ts and dominated by the do,s. will make some changes. nice regards.Android Terms Every Android User Must Know.

Monika Sharma

I was so surprised & shocked to see “How to increase search engine traffic without backlinks” & I was thinking how this can be possible. Most of people Webmasters & admin thinks have made a Back links personlity so important but I never hear search engine traffic also can be increased without backlinks 🙂


bang on target!Traffic is key factor in blogging and you give very vital tips regarding search engine traffic,and in depth article is always play important role in seo. thank you for shring this great tips.
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Most of the blogger’s dream about generating massive traffic from search engines and I was wandering around to find a good solution to increase my search engine traffic and there you are with a BOOM article 🙂
I’ve heard from many bloggers that long articles works great for search engines. I usually go for 800-1200 worded articles. I think , I need to go beyond them to please the search engines 😀

Thanks for this wonderful article ! Keep writing.. I’ll be around 😀


Really landed first time on your site .Its very awesome site for learning from basics.
Thank u and this article helps me a lot for learning without backlinks

Akaahan Terungwa

Hello Enstine,

I figured that keyword density had lost significance about 6 months ago and promptly did away with both Yoast SEO and SEOPressor. Instead, I varied the keywords like you suggested and I discovered that the results were outstanding! Currently, Google is my number 1 traffic source.

It seems most SEO plugins are yet to figure this out – for they are still sadly stressing density…too bad if you ask me.


    Enstine Muki

    Hey Akaahan,
    Happy Sunday and thanks for the engagement
    I’m glad you are sharing your experience with us so we can learn from it. happy are those who follow trends and changes 😉
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      Akaahan Terungwa

      …and they shall inherit the blogosphere – not so, Enstine?


Riya Khurana

very rightly said that Nofollow comments helps to save us from the Penalties from Google updates….
thanks for sharing such useful tips and traps regarding blog success….:)

Abhishek Jain

it is amazing and useful to increase the search engine traffic without baclinks and moreover this is a very creative work to do and this idea emphasis on the improvement of content in our blog post. this automatically will attract users and search engine too.

Tim Bonner

Hey Enstine

I’ve been working on increasing the LSI keywords I use throughout my posts and I’ve been using Market Samurai quite a bit to do that.

It’s amazing all of these hoops we have to jump through just to get ranked on search engines, isn’t it?

I think at the end of the day though their end goal is that we just write great articles and forget about the SEO aspect.

Unfortunately I don’t think I can do that! 🙂


Oh also I never knew that longer articles are better for SEO. Is there a general rule of thumb on the word count. Are you suggesting 1000 words or more?

I hate reading really long posts so I tend to write shorter posts. It’s a bit unfair if Google is penalizing me for this.


Great article. Thank you.
Backlinks and dofollow and nofollow links are something that have always confused me.
For example if someone shares my blog post or likes my blog post does that mean that now there is a backlink to my site from FB? And if so would this be a do follow or nofollow link?

What about when you comment on other blogger’s post (e.g. like I am doing on yours). Does that me there is now a backlink from your site to mine and if so is it a dofollow or a nofollow link?

My wordpress default on my settings is on nofollow. Should I be changing this to a dofollow? Why or why not? It’s all very confusing.

    Enstine Muki

    Hi Angel,
    First, sharing on social media does not affect backlinks. You get however social signals sent to search engines telling them how popular you are on social media.

    Commenting on blogs and dropping your url gives you backlinks. Some blogs have nofollow tag enabled while others don’t. With the increasing Google fight against people trying to manipulating ranking, it’s always a good thing to maintain the nofollow tag else Google may mistake you for selling links. That means you’ll receive a penalty strike.
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faheem hafeez

Very nice Article thanks for the post.
Yeah I agree with you and these are the best rules to follow in order to increase blog traffic without Backlinks.

Fuler Koli

Hello Enstine Muki,

Always you created very informative post. I think this is the best post ever you created because everybody knows that backlink is more impoetant for SEO but they don’t know about How to increase search engine traffic without backlinks All the information you have been provided in the article about How to increase search engine traffic without backlinks is very useful and hope that others will also benefit from this valuable knowledge. Really excellent ! Thank you for giving such type of nice article. Really excellent !

Wayne Brett

Enstine Muki,
Another great post to help us out!

Keywording when you start blogging is very confusing. I know when I started I often pushed the limits of keyword percentages in my articles. Of course after doing this I saw decent results in serps.
The problem became maintaining those serp results was a bust.

I love the fact you suggest using auto complete. I often sit and write down long keyword phrases that I would use if I was asking for information in a non online conversation. It has worked well.

Kudos for dispelling the common keyword SEO advice.

Siddharth Sharma

Hi, Enstine Muki Sir,

Great Post Again,..

As you have said i am 100% agree with you. i never do keyword research . because i always like to write for my readers not to search engines . actually every blogger wants to drive huge traffic then he should read this post. as you have said write lengthy article it is great idea.

Thanks 🙂

Ankit Kumar Singla

Hello Sir,

Thanks for these great suggestions.

Lengthy and indepth articles works great for me as well. I’m getting rank for most of my targeted keywords only because of ON-Page SEO. I don’t bother about building links.

PS: The very first internal link (Check out this post) is giving a 404 error. Edit that link sir.

Have a great weekend.
~ Ankit
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Mi Muba

Hey Muki, very informative post with awesome tips and tricks especially with regard to back links and keywords. It’s like a bombshell for many newbies that keywords are no more as much important as they were a year ago.
But I would differ on the point of lengthy of post. Like I have a green blog on tips and ideas. It does not need lengthy posts because its reader just want tips and that’s all. Yes for niches where inspirational topics work a lot really need lengthy posts to engage readers and convert them as subscribers and customers.

I. C. Daniel

Those related keywords are called LSI keywords Enstine. A mixture of nofollow and dofollow will help you pass Google updates… but make sure dofollow comes from genuine sites otherwise you’re in big trouble.


Nice post Enstine Muki sir and I do agree with your views 🙂

Yeah, many bloggers says that doing KW research is more important and we should include a lot of Keywords in your post. I strongly disagree this concept and I won’t spent much time in doing and selecting KW research.

As you told, I used to write in-depth posts for my readers and some synonyms of main KW. Hope am getting a decent traffic from search engines with these reasons and will follow your advice too.

I never forget to do image optimization and compression of images, thanks for reminding this to other bloggers.

Keep sharing your real experiences sir, I would like to read them 🙂
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ahsan raja

really helpful article i was learn many things thanks for sharing this i was also looking this type of article were is explain now i got it today here thanks….

supreeth bharadwaj

long article or short it depends on the keywords that we use at the post iwould suggest long tail or wordtracker(for free)
i also have a doubt on backlinks these days some posts get affected damn quickly(in good way) but some don’t
anyway thanks
it was totally informative


Hi Enstine,

You are absolutely right on point with this post. One of the major questions I do received on a daily basis is ‘ do we really need backlinks to rank high on Google’; my answer to most people is yes.

Your blog post is an eye opener and I must commend the aspect on the ‘The longer the content, the better the SEO’ myth that has been going around for a while.

I do agree with you and Neil that longer content ( 1500 words and above) naturally performs well on Google rankings.

Thanks for sharing, do have a nice weekend.

Amit Kumar

Hii Enstine Muki Sir,
Once again today i got a very useful post by you. To increase search engine traffic without backlinks is really strange to listen but after reading this informative and detailed article I knew that yeah it’s possible.

“The cases Google may consider any site suspicious or dangerous” is quite new information for me but i learnt some new things from it. Thank you so much for sharing this mind-blowing post with us 🙂
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