How many SEO optimized posts will you publish?
Web traffic expectation management.
The primary reason I created this tool is to help you manage your expectations. I don’t want you fooling yourself — publishing content and reaching these numbers is NOT easy. The tool assumes you are putting in real, concerted effort to write quality articles.
On average a well-written post will take around 35 weeks to see its peak in Google’s index. But if you’re site is brand new it could take longer, and vice-versa if your site is more mature it could take less. It’s essentially a trust issue for Google.
How much traffic an article will get varies based on a ton of factors like niche, overall search volume, competition, quality/optimization, and luck. Some you can control, others you can’t — do your best and always be learning.
Writing, SEO, and side-hustle advice.
Before you launch a new idea, spend some time to get real feedback that will help you explore the idea more fully. This will help you significantly in the long run by giving you a ton of things to think about — enabling you to create focused content with the right framing to reach the audience you seek to serve.
Speaking of “serve.” When writing always understand you’re seeking to serve someone. The reader is searching Google for something — be their answer.
In fact, SEO really is that simple. There’s a ton of advice out there, some good, technical advice, but if you don’t start with understanding why the reader is searching for your article (the intent) then you’ll have low traffic.
Oh, and hint, there is no perfect blog post length. Write whatever is needed to fully answer the reason the reader landed on your page. Running out of post ideas? Here’s a super easy technique to find some new topics fast.
Tips on working fast.
There’s a lot going on in the world and I imagine you don’t want to spend every waking hour working on your site… but you do want to publish a new post at least every week, probably 2-3 times a week. Here are a couple of things I found that help.
First, understand perfect is the enemy. You end up spending too much time on the last 5% of the polish you think you’re adding. Learn to break out of that to save a ton of time.
When working, try to build in processes that if you follow them will lead to your goal. This will help you stay on track even when work is a mountain and you’re tired.
When you need to write a lot you could use dictation to speed things up, and also this really awesome tool to make sure you don’t sacrifice quality while speed writing.