In the past, several SEO experts and gurus have published lists of tested and proven link-building tactics that have worked for them. These tactics include website optimization and on-page SEO and optimizing visibility on other websites within their niches (off-page SEO).
Along with Google’s continually changing search engine optimization rules and search engine algorithm, came the localization of search results or more favorably called ‘organic results’ that mostly focus on providing search results based on the physical location of the user. This change has broadened the chances for local businesses to rank better in their area as well as in their local market.
Organic searches can do wonders for businesses. But this does not benefit local businesses alone, it is also a redeeming factor for powerful link building. In our SEO Bridgeport blog that came out recently, we narrowed down a few tactics that worked in 2016. This year, let’s dig into how we drive organic traffic to website with the tactics already practiced in our local SEO Tulsa processes.
Driving Organic Traffic To Build Links
Let us not prolong it any longer, let’s dive into organically driving links to your website. Here are our tops picks:
#1 Video Creation and Sharing
How many silly and utterly mundane videos have gone viral over the internet? A gazillion, perhaps? Why has a crying baby gone viral? Or a teenage boy trying to pull a stunt but failed dramatically generated thousands of views. Why is this so?
The answer is simple. Video ise entertaining. It is informative, visually creative, and entertaining – a total package. To generate traffic and backlinks to your website, start by creating informative and pleasing videos. They should highlight your brand, product, and service.
Optimize the video title, description, and content with your target keywords so it will be properly indexed in the search engines. Once it’s up, start sharing it around in your target niche, on popular websites with related content, and on different social media platforms.
#2 Blog Posting and Sharing
We’ve established that content creation is crucial, one of the bloodlines that will keep your website legit and alive. Creating blogs, about site updates, new service news, relevant niche topics, or a guest post; will raise the bar to a higher level. The connection you can create with these blog posts is limitless so long as you know where and how to syndicate them.
Choose reliable, trust-worthy websites that accept content re-posting. Great examples are Reddit (topics are usually discussed in forums with over 36 million users) and StumbleUpon (a content discovery site that directs users to websites). Imagine exposing your blog content to multiple types of audiences you couldn’t reach on your own unless you spent thousands on ads.
#3 Photo Submission and Sharing
Technological advancement doesn’t just end with impressive link building tactics. It has turned the internet world into a much more versatile place for websites to thrive and gain organic traffic. Creating an image gallery with pictures relevant to your niche and brand, optimizing it with the target keywords, and sharing the photos on image sharing platforms will get the site in the search results.
Google places high value and weight on images with target keywords. It is also important that all inbound links attached to the image(s) are do-follow links to get the best traffic results.
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