An SEO Tip That Just Works (Especially If You Are a Beginner)

An SEO tip that just works, especially if you're a beginner. People say SEO's hard and complicated, but it doesn't have to be. Even if you are a beginner, you can get tons of traffic to your website through simple strategies. And today I want to start you off with one.


First off, have you ever heard of the site Quora? It's a simple question-and-answer site and it's super popular. So popular, it's one of the top hundred websites in the world, according to Similarweb. So how do you get that traffic that Quora gets? Well, it's simple. They just answer questions that people are curious on. These questions are long tail keywords. In other words, they contain many keywords. Best of all, they aren't competitive. It's easy to rank for questions because no one is targeting them.

So how do you find these question based keywords in your industry? Well, have you heard of a tool called AnswerThePublic? It's a tool that shows you all the popular questions that people are asking. Head over to AnswerThePublic, type in the keyword related to your space and hit Search. You'll then get a list of all the questions that are popular within your space.

Now, if you want to see their search volume, you can type in any of those questions into Ubersugggest and it'll tell you how many people search for them on a monthly basis. But before you go and write content on all those keywords, there are a few things that you need to know.

First, make each question a unique page, assuming you have enough content to write about. And when I mean enough content, I'm talking about hundreds of words, ideally 300 plus, if you can do even more than that, like 400, 500 a 1,0000, even better. But don't just add fluff.

Second, you need to have an amazing answer. For example, I wouldn't create a page answering the question of what's two plus two, because everyone knows it's four. And if not, they can just Google it. And it's one word or one letter or one number more.

So which is just four, right? There's not much content to create on that. But if I had a sports website, I may answer the question of what is it like to be Olympian? And my answer would be very detailed. From what it's like to train, how long it takes to be Olympian. What kind of diets do you have to be on? What is it like to win or even lose? And how do you earn money as Olympian? Right? I don't see Olympians getting shoe contracts like Michael Jordan. I would even break down how hard it is to be one. And the amount of people that try and like the percentage that you'll actually have to be Olympian. So that way it gives people a perspective on how hard it is.

Third, you want to continually update your answers as things change. Just think of Wikipedia. It is the ninth most popular site in the world. Why? Because they keep their content updated. For reference, most topics there are more pieces of content than searchers.

For example, there are 165 searches a month for their term dog food in the United States, yet there are 2.6 billion results. You think all those searchers are going to go through 2.6 billion results? No, Google doesn't even show them all because they know people don't really go past the first page. Maybe the second page, rarely the third page, which means search engines have their pickings when it comes to determine what sites to rank. So make it easy for a search engine. Keep your content up to date because they'd rather show updated pieces of content versus ones that are years and outdated.

Fourth, promote your content. You don't have to spend add money to do this. It's as simple as sharing it on the social web or linking that newly created answer from some other webpage on your website that's related to it.

Fifth, you have to do this with a lot of questions. Now I know this is not what you want to hear but this is how you're going to do well. There isn't a specific number of questions that you need to create content around and you can't really do it with five or even 10 questions because that won't get you much traffic in the long run. But if you do this with a thousand questions or even a hundred, you'll notice nice traffic gains, and the more, the better, assuming you can create amazing answers to those questions.

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32 Responses to An SEO Tip That Just Works (Especially If You Are a Beginner)

  1. JOHNALOE September 17, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

    You’re working so hard, may all your wishes come true

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

      You too 🙂

  2. ResaIEuropa September 17, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

    Whwre did I put my unique page? At my own webpage or in Quora? Make Each Question A unique Page?

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

      Your website 🙂

  3. Melissa Hickok September 17, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

    I have a question about this. Do you make a new page or a new post? Does it matter which one you do?

    • Atheneus September 18, 2022 at 5:59 am #

      I think new posts work here. New pages would be something related to your business.

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

      Blogs should be posts

  4. Honor Your Genius Now September 17, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

    Thanks, this is excellent content. It’s simple, easy to implement, and no sugar coating. Motivates me to rekindle my blog. Great content.

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

      Glad it was helpful!

  5. Ajit Kumar Singh September 17, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

    @neil Patel

    What is the relevancy of guest post in seo and how guest post impact in getting traffic on site

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

      Guests posts create brand awareness! Also, you can link back to your site in a guest post so it can bring traffic through the link 🙂

    • Ajit Kumar Singh September 19, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

      @Neil Patel thanks for the suggestions

  6. Merly Hartnett September 17, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

    When you say create a page for each question, would that be a blog post?

    • C L September 18, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

      Same difference.

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

      Yes it would

  7. Circles Digital September 17, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

    This is a fresh idea to me, going to implement! Thank you.

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

      You’re so welcome!

  8. Daniel Pida September 18, 2022 at 12:27 am #

    thank you bro!

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

      No problem!

  9. Ghulam Abbas September 18, 2022 at 1:40 am #

    Watch all your videos which gives me motivation, thank you so much.

  10. Lawrence Chikonye September 18, 2022 at 10:36 am #

    Great stuff! Thank you, Neil.

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

      My pleasure!

  11. Decide Tu Casa September 18, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

    Excellent as always. Thanks.

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

      No problem!

  12. Mohamed Aboulebda September 19, 2022 at 10:52 am #

    Hey Neil, thanks for the video. What content writing service do you recommend for amazing content with different tiers. I used to use a service called “the content authority”. wondering what services out there that you recommend

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

      I personally like to write my own content or hire freelance writers 🙂

  13. Rich Davies September 20, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

    Great video Neil, thank you for sharing! Can you tell me, how do I look up the questions, from answerthepublic, in Ubersuggest to see which ones are generating the most traffic/being searched the most and associated numbers/data? Hope this makes sense! Have also subscribed for more tips!

    • Neil Patel September 21, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

      If you download the Ubersuggest extension it will help you with that when you do searches on Google 🙂

  14. AM YAHYA September 24, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

    Hlo please. Should I write these answers on my blog or on quora to drive the traffic?

    • Neil Patel September 26, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

      Both 🙂 But the blog should we much more detailed and the quora answer should link to the blog post

  15. p October 21, 2022 at 9:21 pm #

    I’ve got 5 categories, loads of titles, just need to learn how to structure a successful post that’ll gain traffic. How often should I post? How long should the posts be? How many linkbacks on each post? Do I use pictures, if so where to I get them? Ads? Affiliate links? Product placements when do I think about these things? I’ve got so much to say I just want it to go out right the first time.

    • Neil Patel October 24, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

      I’d post at least one time a week minimum. The length of the post will depend on the keyword intent but on average around 2500-3500 words long. Yes, use pictures. You would need to get them from a copyright free website like Shutterstock.

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