We have been running a few sites and we write really in-depth (about 2,500 words per post), engaging blog posts.
Here is our process:
1. We research the most popular topics
2. We look at the top 3 guys in Google for that topic. Then we try to write an even better blog post and optimize that topic for SEO (we focus on the user first).
3. Next we post on our social media accounts.
So now we are just sitting back and waiting to get others to "naturally" link to these. But when checking tools like ahrefs we can see that nobody links back to our blog posts (not even one although we have posted over 30 so far over the year).
Some blog posts generates 2,000-3000 organic visitors per month. But without any backlinks and social shares. However most post get just 10 visitors per month....
What are the gurus doing that we are missing? Most sites just say write great content and ppl link to you. It looks good on the paper but in reality that propaganda doesnt seem to work.
So what are we missing? How can we get more backlinks naturally to our blog posts?