If you don’t pay much attention to SEO when you’re writing at revenue share sites, you’re missing out on a lot of money. Sure, Google has made some changes to its algorithm over the years and some other search engines are following suit, but SEO certainly isn’t dead. You just need to follow the right SEO tips.
There are far too many people relying on just social media. Some put all their stock in Pinterest and others rely just on Facebook. Then there are those who only pay attention to Twitter. Guess what happens when you do this? You panic when something changes. I just have to look at the people panicking about Pinterest lately—the complaints about constantly having to make fresh pins. Pinterest isn’t a big part of my social media strategy partially because of this. SEO is a long-term game, but I prefer it.
Google certainly has made a lot of changes over the years. I’ve followed those changes. Rather than getting angry at Google serving the searchers over the businesses, I’ve worked with the search engine to help get my content at the top of rankings. I’ve used these five SEO tips to make more money writing at revenue share sites.
Know what your audience is looking for
There’s no point in guessing what your audience wants to find or goes searching for in Google. You’ll need to check out what they’re searching for instead. That means using a few tools. Google still has a Keyword Tool that you can use for free. It takes some getting used to, but it is definitely valuable. I’ve also used Soovle in the past.
Neil Patel offers his recommendations for free keyword tools to find out what your audience is searching for.
Once you know what your audience is searching for (and what the competition is like), you can start using the keywords in your content. Don’t stuff your content with as many keywords as possible. Make sure you have one main keyword and a couple of extra ones you can space out now and then. Have variations of the search terms, as some people will use them too. The content needs to read for humans and offer valuable information.
I’ll admit that I don’t use free keyword tools anymore. I use Alli AI, which I got as part of an AppSumo deal, and it’s one that I’m enjoying but still testing out. Not recommending it just yet, just be aware of it.
Opt for long-form keywords
I’ll take the weight loss niche as an example for this. If you’re writing about dieting, you may be tempted to use “dieting” as your keyword. That’s what your content is about, right?
Let me stop you right there. It’s going to do you nothing when it comes to getting ranked for your audience. One of my top SEO tips to make more money writing at revenue share sites is to use longtail keywords. People aren’t going to search for “dieting” because it’s too broad. They want something specific.
It could be “dieting without exercising” or “dieting on medication” or even “dieting without starving myself.” These longer sentences will help them narrow down their searches for the type of content they want to read. Think about those longer keyword phrases instead of individual words.
Make sure your headlines stand out
Your headlines at revenue share sites need to stand out. This isn’t just for SEO but just to generally grab attention. Whether in a Google search or on the site itself, you need to draw attention to your articles. You want to encourage people to read.
In the search engines, headlines that stand out is even more important. You’re going up against other people writing about the exact same stuff. It’s important to give yourself the edge. Make yourself stand out.
Of course, your headline needs to be clear and don’t forget to get the keyword at the start of the content. But you want to do all that and make your headlines engaging and exciting. It’s not the easiest of the SEO tips to follow, but it will be worthwhile making a habit of.
Use subheadings (and get the keyword in there)
Subheadings are your best friend. I can’t tell you the number of individuals I’ve found who write 1000 words of content and never put a subheading in. This isn’t an essay for school. You’re writing for the internet.
Revenue share sites don’t always have the best layout and you can’t do anything about that. But you want to make it as easy as possible for people to read your content. That means separating your content as much as possible. Subheadings are the best way–and try to use H2 or H3 headings when you do this for SEO purposes.
When you do use subheadings, make sure you get your keyword in at least one. This isn’t always possible without some experienced planning. It depends on the keywords. However, getting the keyword in there makes it easier for the Google spiders to know what you’re writing about.
Use images and video to your advantage
Finally, it’s time to get yourself more media into your content. Use images, video, and other content to your advantage. This isn’t just good for spacing out content, but you’ll also increase the number of people who find you.
Adding at least one image to your content is one of the best SEO tips you can follow. You have the chance of showing up in another section of the Google searches. Remember there are other pages than the “All” section. Not many revenue share sites will be in the “News” section, but you can get yourself into the “Images” section. Some people do genuinely search in the images to make it easier to find what they’re looking for.
Don’t forget to add your keywords into the title of your images/videos, into the alt text and into the description of the image. These places will help to get your content ranked well.
Are you struggling to make more money writing at revenue share sites? Have you seriously tried to use SEO tips within your content? It’s time to consider it to improve the chances of people finding your content in search results.
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