A Quick Hack That’ll Help You Rank For More Keywords

Today I'm going to share with you a quick hack that'll help you rank for more long-tail keywords.


Google Search Console?

So if you already have it, make sure you sign up for Google search console. It's a free app from Google, that tells you any errors you have on your website, what keywords you're ranking for, and things that you can do to improve your SEO rankings. Once you go through and install Google search console, you're off into the races.

You'll see a report that looks something like this, but for your website. Now, I want you to click on open report. From there, I want you to click on pages, and this will show you all the pages that are driving traffic to your website. And you can click on any page. So for this one, let me click on what is affiliate marketing.

This is my page on affiliate marketing, it gets traffic for a lot of random key terms. Some of the queries that are ranked for, you just click on queries. Once you click through on the page, and it'll show you a list of all the queries that the page ends up ranking for.

So one of the queries that I ended up ranking for is affiliate marketing. So, let's go to Google and type in the keyword affiliate marketing. As you can see here, I'm up there at the top and already ranked for affiliate marketing, which is great, but there are other terms that I could rank for, that are longer variations of that term.

See, if you rank on Google for the head term, that short variation or whatever term all ready, you can easily get traffic for longer variations of that term. So, then you would want to go to Uber suggest, and type in the term that you're already ranking for. So in this case, I would type in affiliate marketing, and it'll end up giving you data on that term, such as the search volume, trends and other keywords.

Now what I want you to do is click on view all keyword ideas. And this will give you a list of other keywords, affiliate marketing for Amazon, affiliate marketing Amazon, with Amazon, affiliate marketing programs, companies with affiliate marketing, affiliate marketing for beginners, affiliate marketing companies. So I could end up creating articles around a lot of these terms.

So let's look at, let's say affiliate marketing for Amazon, because there's a lot of different variations of that. And if you add them up, it can add up to a lot of traffic. So if I type in affiliate marketing for Amazon, let's see, check this out. Neil Patel, nope, nope, I'm not ranking there. I'm not ranking anywhere to be found, CNBC.

In essence, I went all the way down to page one, wasn't there at all. Page two, wasn't there. Why is this? because I don't really have any articles on affiliate marketing for Amazon. So what I would do is, go into my WordPress, and go and create an article on affiliate marketing for Amazon. Now here's the trick.

See, when you go back to the Uber suggest report, that's actually the article. So if you go back to the Uber suggest report, which looks like this, there's going to be a lot of variation. Some of them are going to be similar. Some of are going to be different. But all the similar ones you want to combine into one article. Then all the other ones that are also similar, you want to combine into a different article. And you want to keep doing that. You may then end up having three, or four, or five additional articles around that main topic.

So in this case, it'd be my article on affiliate marketing. And you'll want to modify this article and link out to, those other articles that you have on the same topic that go more in depth on subtopics. When you do this, Google will say and see in their head, Hey Neil all ready ranks for affiliate marketing, his site's very relevant to it. He now has more in depth articles on affiliate marketing that are on more granular topics like Amazon affiliate marketing, or how to get started with affiliate marketing.

And by linking out to them from this page that already ranks for the head term, what you'll find is, you'll also quickly start ranking for the longer tail variations as well. So that's it, follow that, and you're going to start getting higher rankings for long-tail variations, and you're going to start seeing more and more traffic.

Ensure these longer-tail terms don't get as much traffic as the head terms, but when you add them all up, it actually generates more traffic in most cases than just the head term.

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    29 Responses to A Quick Hack That’ll Help You Rank For More Keywords

    1. Shashank Thapliyal September 28, 2020 at 2:07 pm #

      Hi neil wassap?❤️

      • Neil Patel September 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

        Hello 🙂

    2. Anshul Kahar September 28, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

      It’s a type of content cluster strategy which I like most.

      • Neil Patel September 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

        Same 🙂

      • Yosué Montes de Oca Arias September 28, 2020 at 10:16 pm #

        @Neil Patel how you avoid keyword cannibalization ?

    3. Rao Rihan September 28, 2020 at 2:21 pm #

      Thanks again..sir for this valuable information. ❤❤❤

      • Neil Patel September 28, 2020 at 4:02 pm #

        So nice of you

    4. Rajdeep Das September 28, 2020 at 2:23 pm #

      @NeilPatel why your GSC stats has waves ?

      • Neil Patel September 28, 2020 at 4:04 pm #

        Because its over time 🙂

    5. SEO Tools TV September 28, 2020 at 3:16 pm #

      Webmasters often fail because they are chasing high-volume in the short run. The truth is that long-tail keywords even demand time. SEO is a long game.
      Many webmasters proclaim – why I need to wait so long, it’s better to set up PPC.
      However, the situation is not as simple as it sounds.
      PPC doesn’t work without SEO.
      70% of customers don’t buy from unrecognizable brands.
      As a result, customers don’t click or don’t buy if they click.
      Google increases the CPC (Cost-per-click) if people don’t click.
      Unrecognizable brands pay for getting leads in 10-12 times more than famous ones.
      With the average CPC, it makes no sense for setting PPC for unrecognizable brands.
      SEO is one of the best places to build brand awareness.
      I often see the same problems when websites have no organic traffic; some of them are more than five years.
      They try to use working methods from popular websites.
      However, people don’t want to get the same content or similar experience.
      It’s essential to create something new.

      Consider the following parameters:

      – Create content for topics with a lack of quality or outdated content
      – Choose the topics with a low level of competition (Ubersuggest, Ahrefs, Semrush or something else)
      – Create breaking news first
      – Pay attention to quality, not quantity

      Let me know what you think to reply to this message.

      • Neil Patel September 28, 2020 at 4:05 pm #

        It’s good to have an SEO and a PPC strategy that goes hand in hand 🙂 SEO is better for the long-term

      • Eric Zhang September 28, 2020 at 4:29 pm #

        I can’t agree more about SEO is a long game. thanks sharing…

    6. Sulaiman Muheeb September 28, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

      Hey Neil! Thank you for the video. Really helpful.
      My questions is… How can I rank a news website for keywords like breaking news

      • Neil Patel September 28, 2020 at 4:07 pm #

        You’d have to write articles constantly and keep an eye out for breaking news/try to be one of the first sites to write on it.

    7. James Arul September 28, 2020 at 4:11 pm #

      Hi, do have any session trading of digital marketing.?

      • Neil Patel September 28, 2020 at 4:43 pm #

        Yes neilpatel.com/training

    8. Eduard Dziak September 28, 2020 at 4:15 pm #

      I wish everyone to be successful and let this video help you to the next level! 🙂 Don’t give up!

      • Neil Patel September 28, 2020 at 4:42 pm #

        Keep hustling 🙂

    9. sahaysagar1 September 28, 2020 at 4:27 pm #

      Great video!Can you plz tell me the name of extension you are using which shows cpc,volume and other metrics on Google search?

      • Neil Patel September 28, 2020 at 4:42 pm #

        Ubersuggest 🙂

    10. Olga Gromova September 28, 2020 at 4:32 pm #

      Wow, this is amazing! Thank you so much!

    11. Dr. Julia-Heya Karcic September 28, 2020 at 4:33 pm #

      Great advice , thank you. How can I increase dwell time and reduce bounce rate?

    12. Divya Tanuja September 28, 2020 at 4:35 pm #

      Hey Neil.. Thanks for this one
      And I have created a new blog on Best Shopping deals and Freebies 3 months ago..
      Can you help me out how could I rank mine?

      • Neil Patel September 28, 2020 at 4:45 pm #

        Go after longtail keywords 🙂

    13. praveen kumar September 28, 2020 at 4:48 pm #

      Hey neil
      What does a user metric mean?
      I would like to know a simple answer please

    14. Shivesh Agarwal September 28, 2020 at 5:35 pm #

      Hey neil make a video on email marketing and how to collect other’s email for free

    15. ProductsX September 28, 2020 at 9:25 pm #

      I have been looking for a way to promote my video cause my country people don’t encourage YouTube’s I really rely on international traffic that is why I watch it videos

    16. Jules Life September 28, 2020 at 10:17 pm #

      Would you then link from all the sub pages back to the affiliate marketing main page? Linking to and from?

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