Want more traffic from Google? Then you have come to the right place. Because today I'm going to show you the exact SEO techniques I use to generate 359,364 unique visitors per month : The best part? All of these proven strategies work VERY GOOD in 2020 . Let's do this! And here are the tactics you'll learn about in this article. 1. Discover untapped keywords on Reddit 2. Optimize your site for Google RankBrain 3. Update, Update and Republish Old Blog Posts 4. Copy AdWords ads to create title and deion Killer tags 5. Look for broken link building opportunities on Wikipedia 6. Steal the best keywords from your competitors 7. Optimize your content to maximize sharability 8. Link to authority sites 9. Send Link Juice to the pages on page 2 or 3 10. Add this word to your outreach email… and increase your response rate by 45% 11. Write mini blog posts for YouTube deions 12. Optimize content for semantic SEO 13. Incorporate long-tail keywords into title tags 14. Hack Wikipedia for keyword and topic ideas 15. Use the Best of lists to find awesomelink building 16. Post content with at least 1,800 words 17. Don 't forget the first link priority rule 18. Create your own keywords 19. Find undiscovered keywords with this underground SEO tool 20. Look for niche specific link building opportunities using Flippa 21. Use Google Search Console to increase (targeted) traffic 1. Discover keywords untapped on Reddit You've probably visited The homepage of the Internet before… also known as Reddit . But what you don't knowmaybe not, is that Reddit is a GOLDMINE search keyword. (Especially when it comes to finding long tail keywords ). Hit the play button to see how it's done: If you prefer to read, here is a summary of how this process works: First, head over to Reddit. If you already know of a subdirectory where your target audience hangs out, head straight there. For example, say whether you wanted to write an article on the Paleo diet. You would go directly to the r / paleo subdirectory. If you don't know where your audience is on Reddit, don't worry. Just search for your topic… … and see which threads and subredits appear. Finally, scan the threads for terms that ppear over and over again. If people are talking about these topics on Reddit, chances are they are searching for these same terms on Google. (What makes themend PERFECT for keyword research). For example, when I looked at the threads on the topic of link building, I noticed terms like content strategy and content strategies. These are keywords I would NEVER have thought of on my own. Thanks Reddit! And with that, let's move on to one of my All-time favorite advanced SEO techniques. 2. Optimize your site for Google RankBrain Some time ago Google announced their RankBrain algorithm . In fact, this update was a game-changer. Why? Google RankBrain is the first learning algorithm automatic from Google. In other words, it measures how you interact with the results on the first page: As you can see, the more you make Google users happy, the higher you will be ranked. Of course, backs , keywords and other traditional signals are still important. But RankBrain is quickly gaining the upper hand. In fact, Google went on to say that RankBrain was the one of their “top 3” ranking signals: (The other 2 major search engine ranking factors? Links and content). The question is: How do you optimize your site for Google RankBrain? Here are two simple, easy-to-implement tips that are working very well for half now: Start by improving your organic click-through rate (CTR). Google RankBrain wants to see that a lot of people click on your site in search results . This tells Google: People LOVE this result. Let 's increase it to the top of the page so that it ' s easier to find ”. But if people don't click on your result? Google will drop your site like a stone. And that 's why optimizing your site for CTR organique is so important. I have a really cool strategy that you can use to improve your CTR later in this article ( SEO Strategy # 4). But for now, here's a little tip I learned recently: One of the EASIER ways to get more clicks is to add numbers to your title and the deion tag. Here is a real life example from one of my blog posts: Research shows that Internet users are more likely to click on content that contains a number So when you include a number in the title of your content (and in your meta-deion), you can increase your CTR very quickly. Then improve your bounce rate and your Dwell Time . Again, Google RankBrain want you to post content that makes their users happy. What if users leave your site (also known as rebound ) after 3 seconds? It is a user experience signal that tells Google that people don't like your content. In Actually, my analysis of 1.3 million Google search results has found that sites with a good bounce rate were ranked ab ove sites with a low bounce rate: See how it works? The better your bounce rate, the better your ranking. And the longer people stay on your site (known as Dwell Time ), in general, the higher you will be ranked. So: COMMENT Are You Really Improving Your Wait Time And Bounce Rate? One tip that has helped my ranking a lot is to write compelling intros that encourage people to take action. In other words, AVOID any content like this: If someone lands on this intro from Google, they will bounce back ASAP. ( And as we've talked about, it's bad for your SEO ). Instead, get right to the point, like this: Boom. Anyone who comes to this page knows exactly what it is. I also recommend breaking your content into smaller chunks. In other words, you want your content to look like this: As you can see, this copy is very easy to read. And it's especially easy to read on a phone or tablet. Considering that most Google searches are now done on mobile devices, readability is more important than ever for SEO. And once you've done that, it's time to move on to our next white hat SEO technique ... 3. Update, update and repost old blog posts Last year I got an email to improvist: It turns out that Emil used the skyscraper technique to achieve these awesome results. Not only that, but Emil wanted to share his great content with the Backo community. This is where I got an idea: Instead of writing a new post for Emil 's case study, why not? Would I not be adding to an existing post? So this is what I did. Specifically, I added the study case of 'Emil to this old article: (I also updated the images and added new tips) The end result? A new improved version of the article: To make sure the new post gets the attention it deserves, I re-promoted it by emailing my newsletter subscribers: I also shared it on social networks: The result? An increase of 111 , 37% of organic traffic to this page. (In case you would ask, no it was no coincidence. I used Relaunching the content a few times since, and it's worked great) Pretty cool, right? 4. Copy AdWords ads to create killer title and deion tags It's no secret that title tags and attractive deion get more clicks in the SERPS. (And as I mentioned earlier, more organic clicks = clashigher Google rating). The question is: how do you know what people want to click? It's simple: look at Google Adwords for this keyword ads. You see, the AdWords ads you see for competing keywords are the result of hundreds (if not thousands) of split testing. Split testing designed to maximize clicks. And you can use the copy of these ads to turn your title and deion tags into click magnets. For example, suppose you were going to post an optimized blog post around the keyword best mattress . First, take a look at the AdWords ads for this keyword: Keep an eye out for interesting copies of the ads that you can include in your title and deion: As you can see, these tags include words that are proven to make clicks. So when you include these terms in your Meta tags , you will probably get more clicks: And if you want to increase your CTR even more, check out this study video case: 5. Look for broken link opportunities on Wikipedia [ Note: This is an advanced SEO strategy. So if you are new to search engine optimization , don 't hesitate to ignore this tip]. Broken Link Building has it all ... Scalable. White hat. Powerful. There is only one only problem: finding broken links is a HUGE pain. That is, unless you knowz a little known wrinkle in the Wikipedia publishing system. You see, when a Wikipedia editor comes across a dead link, they don't delete it right away. Instead, it adds a footnote next to the link that says dead link: This footnote gives other editors a chance to confirm that the link is actually dead before removing it. And this simple footnote makes finding broken links very simple. Here's how: First, use this simple search string: site: wikipedia.org [keyword] + Dead link For example, if you were in space investment, you would look for something like this: Next, visit a search results page that matches your site: Press ctrl + f and search for dead link : Your browser will jump to all dead links in the references section : Pro tip: Wikipedia actually has a list of articles with dead links . This makes it even easier to find dead links on Wikipedia. OK. So once you find a dead link what to do next? Well you could recreate this dead resource on your site and replace the dead link on Wikipedia with your own. But that would only get you one link (and a nofollow link in addition). Instead, I recommend d 'use the moving man method. This post will show you everything you need to know : Now on to our next SEO technique… 6. Steal your competitor's best keywordss There are two ways to find keywords to optimize your content. Enter random keywords into a tool. OR Find the exact keywords that your competitors are already ranking for. Both approaches can work. That said, I tend to have better luck by simply stealing the best keywords from my competition. Here's how: First, find a competitor site that already ranks high in Google. That way, you are reverse-engineering sites that already know what they're doing. For example, in my case, a site like QuickSprout is the one who a) writes on the same topics I do and b) is doing very well in SEO terms. Next, view the homepage of the site in a keyword research tool like SEMrush . And you'll get a list of keywords they're already ranked for. Of course some of these keywords won't make sense to your business. For example, they can target keywords that your customers don't search. Or maybe they rank for ultra competitive keywords that you have no chance of ranking for. This is why you want to focus on keywords that a) your target customer searches for in Google and B) you could create awesome content. Speaking of awesome content, our next technique shows you exactly how to do just that. 7. Optimize your content to maximize sharability Let's face it: most online content do not valenIt 's not worth sharing. And without shares (especially backs), you are not going to rank in Google. Fortunately, getting your content from zero to heroes isn't that difficult. For example, my post about link building worked great. How good? It generated more than 470,000 visits from social networks, forums, blogs and search engines: (I must point out that the design and promotion of the guide contributed to its success. started with the way the content itself As you probably know, when it comes to SEO, good content is the foundation) Specifically, my article follows the practical advice from this infographic: Now: There is a LOT to digest from this infographic. So let me highlight two tips that are working the best for me right now. First , I use URsL short in almost all blog posts. For example, the URL of this post you are reading is simply: backo.com/seo-techniques. Why? Short URLs tend to generate more clicks. And more clicks = higher ranking (thanks to Google Rankbrain). Next , I place social sharing buttons prominently on the page. You've probably noticed the little floating sidebar on the left side of this page. Many tests, I have found that these icons SIGNIFICANTLY increase the number of Facebook likes and Tweets that my posts receive. Now to be clear: Google probably does not use social signals as a ranking factor. (at least not directly) That said, social shares can get you more traffic. And some of these charactersnnes may link to you which MAY improve your rankings. And now that your content is optimized for shares, you want to make sure your page is on-page SEO is good to do. And that 's what our next tip is about: an on-page SEO technique that is simple… and can help your site rank. 8. Link to authority sites With all the talk about hummingbirds and penguins, there It's easy to forget an important Google algorithm update called Hilltop . Ok Whether it's over ten years old, Hilltop still plays a role in today's search engine landscape. Hilltop is essentially a means of signaling SEO on page qui tells Google whether or not a page is an information hub. So: how does Google know which pages are hubs? It's simple: hubs are determined by the quality and relevance of the outgoing links from that page. This makes perfect sense if you think about it ... The pages you link tend to reflect the topic of your webpage. And pages that link to useful resources also tend to be of higher quality than pages that only link to their own content. In other words, pages that link to great resources define themselves as content centers in Big G's eyes. In fact, a recent industry study found a correlation between outgoing links and Google rankings. (As a bonus, outbound links are also meilleurs for the user experience. After all, useful external links help users get content that can help them learn more about the topics you are discussing in your article). Conclusion: Link to at least 3 qualities, relevant resources in every piece of content you post. This will show Google that your page is a Hilltop hub. That said, external links are just one of the many on-page SEO signals that Google looks at. For a full list, I recommend you watch this video: 9. Send link juice to the pages on page 2 or 3 If you're on page 2 or 3 of the Google search results… you might as well be on page 58. In fact, our rRecent Google CTR study found that less than 1% of Google searchers end up on the second page. (And yes, even great content can get stuck on the 2nd page if it isn 't well optimized for search engines). So how can you give these pages a boost to get to the first page? Use this powerful SEO technique: start it internal links their way! Here's the 3-step process: Step # 1: Use Google Search Console to find the keywords where you are on the second or third page. To find them, connect to the new Google Search Console and navigate to the performance report: Make sure to click on Average position . In this way,you will see the average ranking of each keyword. Then sort the results by Position : Next, look for keywords with an average position of 11 to 30. If you get clicks from a keyword on page 2 or 3, you can be pretty sure that that keyword has search volume. For example, this Backo page is ranked # 12 for the keyword SEO Checklist . Even though I'm on the second page, I'm getting 24 clicks and 2,792 impressions per month for this keyword: Of course, according to the Ahrefs, this keyword gets 1.7k monthly searches with a suggested bid of $ 12. This means it's worth pushing this keyword to page 1. Step 2: Identify the authoritative pages on your site. You can easily find the pages on your site with the mostjuice to circulate using an SEO tool called Ahrefs . Just enter your homepage url into the tool and click Search : Then click on Best By Links in the left sidebar: This will show you the most reliable pages on your site: Step 3: Go to these landing pages and add internal links. Finally, add internal links from those authoritative pages to the landing page that needs to 'be improved. 10. Add this word to your outreach email… and increase your response rate by 45% When a person sees an email appear in their inbox, two questions come to mind: Who is this person? and What do they want? The sooner you answer these questions in your outreach emails, the better your tto the answer. But how can you do this? It 's simple: use the word because at the beginning of your email. Believe it or not, the word because is surprisingly powerful in human psychology.