The Secret To Internet Marketing Success?
If you ever wondered what the real secret to internet marketing success is then I can show you a key factor that drives that success.
And that’s simply lots of quality content.
“Content is King” – is a common saying around internet marketing products and in the forums and you’re about to see for yourself that this is true.
You’ve probably come across the suggestion that you should create “lots of quality content” – but what is “lots”? How many pages?
I’ve checked the numbers on three of my SBI sites and will share them below with you.
Remember that in order to rank well in search engines you need also lots of quality links – which I didn’t measure in this article – simply because I cannot see the history of how many links my sites had at a certain period of time.
Realize that while I was adding pages I was also on constant lookout for quality links and that it’s the combination of content and links that really results in lots of traffic.
Content –> Traffic
I’ve gone through the traffic stats history on my sites and checked the average unique visitors per day at certain numbers of pages: 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 500 pages. (if the site has reached that many)
If you go to your Traffic Stats you’ll see Top X of Y Total Pages table. Try to find the month where the “Total Pages” number was roughly 50, 100, 150…
Then scroll up to the Monthly Statistics and note the Visitors per Day average number.
Note that the maximum amount of pages that I uploaded on a site is 300 on one site. The rest of the pages were created with C2 submissions…
Here’s how the relationship between pages and traffic looks like:
|Pages||Site #1 visitors||Site #2 visitors||Site #3 visitors|
You can clearly see that the secret to internet marketing success is simply lots of quality content. As you can see some sites progress faster than the others and some reach higher levels than other.
But you can also see a clear correlation between content and traffic.
There’s one more secret to internet marketing success and high traffic numbers of these sites: I brainstormed the keywords with the SBI Brainstormer which tells me exactly which keywords are in good demand and which of those have low competition.
Optimizing pages for these keywords is crucial!
Did you know that the freedomideas.com blog has around 170 posts of content and yet it receives only around 200 daily unique visitors?
Why? Because most of the posts on this blog are NOT based (and optimized) for keywords. I write posts based on what comes to my mind or what someone asks me.
While the content is good (I hope), the site doesn’t get lots of traffic despite lots of pages.
So the other secret to internet marketing success is your choice of keywords. The real question is whether you have the brainstorming tools that will allow you to find those keywords…
I would appreciate if you contributed your numbers in the same way as I did above (number of visitors for 50, 100, 150, … pages) so that we have a greater sample of sites.
That will help you get a better feel for the relationship between the amount of quality content and the amount of daily unique visitors