100,000 Visitors With NO Backlinks

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Hi,

when I was searching the web for this keyword I came across a very interesting blog post about a guy who managed to get 100,000 visitors
without building any backlinks to it within 9 months.

I left some comments there asking how many articles he had posted
to that site, he replied with around 1500

Ok, that seemed a bit too high for me and assuming every post just gets 3 visitors per day it would equal to more than 100,000 visitors per month.

However, then he started a new project and I dont know if this was a typo or not but he wrote that for the new site he also achieved 100k visitors but with just 15 articles in total??? Here is the blog post and he tells that on comment #89:
How To Grow a Website to Over 100,000 Organic Visitors Per Month | SEO Nick


One interesting statement by him:
"one piece of content can created tens of thousands of visitors, it all depends on how you build it and what the targets are."


What do you think is his "secret"???
#100 #backlinks #visitors
  • Profile picture of the author TheRealRazzy
    lol, it depends on where he's posting also.

    Articles to sites like hubpages and ezinearticles won't do much. But if he can post to news sites and sites like forbes.com then of course he could be getting that much traffic


    Also, his post says he's working on a book.... He may just be building some hype in order to sell it. But if not, then that's pretty awesome
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    That's fairly impressive.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfect
    I think with 1500 articles, he has answered the question how he did. If one can write 1,500 articles in well research keywords one can achieve that.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoWizzard
    Heh, smart guys... diving into japanese language
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    Articles to sites like hubpages and ezinearticles won't do much. But if he can post to news sites and sites like forbes.com then of course he could be getting that much traffic
    you have misunderstood that. He built those articles on his OWN site!

    I think with 1500 articles, he has answered the question how he did. If one can write 1,500 articles in well research keywords one can achieve that.
    yes, but in his second project he just built 15 articles and also got 100k visitors, so he actually did something different here...
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    • Profile picture of the author ilee
      Originally Posted by seoed View Post

      you have misunderstood that. He built those articles on his OWN site!



      yes, but in his second project he just built 15 articles and also got 100k visitors, so he actually did something different here...
      google adwords, facebook ads, social marketing, offline marketing...

      backlinks are only for seo, and theres more traffic driving techniques than just seo
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    google adwords, facebook ads, social marketing, offline marketing...

    backlinks are only for seo, and theres more traffic driving techniques than just seo
    guys, he claims not having used any kind of that stuff, its just content distribution to his website!
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  • Profile picture of the author tinknocker
    Originally Posted by seoed View Post

    Hi,

    when I was searching the web for this keyword I came across a very interesting blog post about a guy who managed to get 100,000 visitors
    without building any backlinks to it within 9 months.

    I left some comments there asking how many articles he had posted
    to that site, he replied with around 1500

    Ok, that seemed a bit too high for me and assuming every post just gets 3 visitors per day it would equal to more than 100,000 visitors per month.

    However, then he started a new project and I dont know if this was a typo or not but he wrote that for the new site he also achieved 100k visitors but with just 15 articles in total??? Here is the blog post and he tells that on comment #89:
    How To Grow a Website to Over 100,000 Organic Visitors Per Month | SEO Nick


    One interesting statement by him:
    "one piece of content can created tens of thousands of visitors, it all depends on how you build it and what the targets are."


    What do you think is his "secret"???




    If you do a quick analysis of that one post he has:

    405 tweets & 1 stumble.
    103 comments so he's getting traffic

    He's doing something right I think. Another indication that what he's doing is working is......wait for it.....wait....you found his post too. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    405 tweets & 1 stumble.
    103 comments so he's getting traffic

    He's doing something right I think. Another indication that what he's doing is working is......wait for it.....wait....you found his post too.
    yes, i found his post too, on google, searching for the exact term "100,000 visitors per month"

    you refer to his blog with those tweets, but he got his 100k visitors to another website in another langauge: japanese!
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  • Profile picture of the author asepkomara
    He must be a professional excellent writer then if not an expert on that field.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sunny M
    I agree with ichl13. He may have used the other powerful traffic methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    I don't think this can be real... But, lets assume he is using email marketing to promote his website! You won't build even a SINGLE backlink, but you can get thousand of visitors. But now... The problem is that he is getting these visitors again and again... Well, maybe the power of "from mouth to mouth" or... I don't know. Pretty strange for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    I did this too..

    And got natural backlinks made for me.

    All you who think you need backlinks for traffic aren't correct. On a large, high quality, content filled site.. backlinks are the least of your worries.

    His site will have thousands by now, made naturally.

    Think: Content is King.

    Backlinks are for people WHO KNOW what they're doing, for those that don't; go for content, otherwise SEO is your complete and utter waste of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    In his post he doesn't mention anything related to email marketing.

    And yes, content is king but I think if everything is really correct what that blog
    owner said, then content is not king, it is emperor!

    Again: He says that he reached 100k visitors with his second project with
    just 15 posts! And his traffic soared to 4000 visitors/day within days not months!
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Originally Posted by seoed View Post

      In his post he doesn't mention anything related to email marketing.

      And yes, content is king but I think if everything is really correct what that blog
      owner said, then content is not king, it is emperor!

      Again: He says that he reached 100k visitors with his second project with
      just 15 posts! And his traffic soared to 4000 visitors/day within days not months!
      I built a blog.

      Researched keywords.

      Wrote 440 posts over a period of 7 months.

      60,000 unique visitors a month.

      It couldn't be more simple than that.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Originally Posted by seoed View Post

    Hi,

    when I was searching the web for this keyword I came across a very interesting blog post about a guy who managed to get 100,000 visitors
    without building any backlinks to it within 9 months.
    There is nothing in that blog post that indicates that no backlinks were created.
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  • Profile picture of the author kibria4mbd
    I will say targeting keyword is the main emperor. Because it brings you the quality traffic for a blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    They went after longtail keywords, & expanded on any decent traffic keywords.

    Then he goes on to describe a silo, without actually saying the word silo:
    Link in sub-directories feed authority to parent directories.

    A perfect example of this is local sitelinks for popular categories; tertiary directories with the most links and content which cause their upstream sub-directories to receive authority translating into higher rankings and local sitelinks.
    Sounds like someone has been reading the SEO forums.
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      They went after longtail keywords, & expanded on any decent traffic keywords.

      Then he goes on to describe a silo, without actually saying the word silo:


      Sounds like someone has been reading the SEO forums.
      Nah, sounds like someone used Wordpress and just got tucked in, never-minding half the theory and just getting great content out there.

      Something Matt Cutts reiterates on a daily basis.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by Intrepreneur View Post

        Nah, sounds like someone used Wordpress and just got tucked in, never-minding half the theory and just getting great content out there.

        Something Matt Cutts reiterates on a daily basis.

        Lol @ Matt C.

        We don't know they had any great content.

        I see people posting on this SEO forum that think their content is great, found one yesterday (useless crap). One guys great content is another guys crap. Just saying the so called case study isn't a case study unless they show the site/URL of the so called great content.
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        • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          Lol @ Matt C.

          We don't know they had any great content.

          I see people posting on this SEO forum that think their content is great, found one yesterday (useless crap). One guys great content is another guys crap. Just saying the so called case study isn't a case study unless they show the site/URL of the so called great content.

          Great content to me, is content that sucks traffic for free

          If your content gets no traffic; then it's not great, no matter the 'quality'.
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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by Intrepreneur View Post

            If your content gets no traffic; then it's not great, no matter the 'quality'.

            Look at ehow (crap content) gets plenty of traffic.
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            • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
              Originally Posted by yukon View Post

              Look at ehow (crap content) gets plenty of traffic.
              I like eHow sometimes, as it's articles are written in a style that I like.

              Step by step I learn what I need to do.

              Sure it's not always the best way of doing something, but the value is there.
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  • Originally Posted by seoed View Post

    Hi,

    when I was searching the web for this keyword I came across a very interesting blog post about a guy who managed to get 100,000 visitors
    without building any backlinks to it within 9 months.

    I left some comments there asking how many articles he had posted
    to that site, he replied with around 1500

    Ok, that seemed a bit too high for me and assuming every post just gets 3 visitors per day it would equal to more than 100,000 visitors per month.

    However, then he started a new project and I dont know if this was a typo or not but he wrote that for the new site he also achieved 100k visitors but with just 15 articles in total??? Here is the blog post and he tells that on comment #89:
    How To Grow a Website to Over 100,000 Organic Visitors Per Month | SEO Nick


    One interesting statement by him:
    "one piece of content can created tens of thousands of visitors, it all depends on how you build it and what the targets are."


    What do you think is his "secret"???
    Perhaps he is submitting his content to a site like reddit.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      Perhaps he is submitting his content to a site like reddit.com
      1500 high quality articles?

      Nope.. it's getting submitted to sites like that by other people.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    There is nothing in that blog post that indicates that no backlinks were created.
    read comment 95, second parapgraph, he says that he didn't do any linkbuilding.

    I built a blog.

    Researched keywords.

    Wrote 440 posts over a period of 7 months.

    60,000 unique visitors a month.

    It couldn't be more simple than that.
    ok, that's nice. did you also use silo structuring or how did you structure your posts?
    440 posts are not less, this guy did it with just 15 posts (still unbelievable imo).

    Then he goes on to describe a silo, without actually saying the word silo:
    yes, but I do. I had posted a comment on his post, which is comment 90



    yukon, you are right, he is using silo structuring.
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Originally Posted by seoed View Post

      read comment 95, second parapgraph, he says that he didn't do any linkbuilding.



      ok, that's nice. did you also use silo structuring or how did you structure your posts?
      440 posts are not less, this guy did it with just 15 posts (still unbelievable imo).



      yes, but I do. I had posted a comment on his post, which is comment 90



      yukon, you are right, he is using silo structuring.
      I used Wordpress.

      Posts,
      Pages,
      Categories,
      Tags.

      Simple as that.
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    • Profile picture of the author retsek
      Originally Posted by seoed View Post

      read comment 95, second parapgraph, he says that he didn't do any linkbuilding.
      Sites can "get links" on their own, without the owner "building them" you know.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    Posts,
    Pages,
    Categories,
    Tags.
    ok, so for the permalinks you just used "%postname%"?
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Originally Posted by seoed View Post

      ok, so for the permalinks you just used "%postname%"?
      Indeed I did.

      I'd show the site but I sold it.

      It is a lot of hard work but it will pay off if you do it right.

      What niche are you interested in?
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    • Profile picture of the author fortony
      Originally Posted by seoed View Post

      ok, so for the permalinks you just used "%postname%"?
      I would recommend that as it gives you a lot more flexibility when you need to edit your site and keeps your URLs from becoming too long.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    Indeed I did.

    I'd show the site but I sold it.

    It is a lot of hard work but it will pay off if you do it right.
    ok, and you did no other kind of promotion to your website? have
    the traffic poured in just by ranking higher for long tail keywords over time?

    when could you see a rise in traffic? after you posted how many articles?
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Originally Posted by seoed View Post

      ok, and you did no other kind of promotion to your website? have
      the traffic poured in just by ranking higher for long tail keywords over time?

      when could you see a rise in traffic? after you posted how many articles?

      Only some of the articles brought the most traffic.

      It's all about hanging on in there, forgetting about theory and getting stuck in.

      Just submit the RSS to directories after about the 20th post then keep posting.

      Choose a niche and keywords with OCI for the best results.
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  • Profile picture of the author kakucis
    Usually these success stories leaves some important parts out of sight.

    We don't know how much visitors from which country, what niche etc.
    For example I used to have "counter strike" related website which ranked well in India, Pakistan, Vietnam and other similar countries. I got around 300,000 visitors a month. impressive right?

    Here's the worst part. Nearly no CPA offers for these countries and Adsense pays $0,01 for click. I got around 15-30k clicks a month and I made around $400 from this website. A lot? No! Because this website required a good VPS and other maintenance so I made like $200 in profit.

    Still good but it's better to say "300,000 visitors a month" than "Duck (with F) I made only $200"

    I ended up selling this website right before Panda/Penguin kicked in which nearly killed that website.

    I hope you get my point. There's definitely something more going on behind the scene.
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    Wow thanks for the info is this still relevant I will have to give it a try
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  • Profile picture of the author mshajid
    Haha ! I gave the try from yesterday posted 4 articles and 20 Views and It's increasing like hell, Just mind it always "Content is the King", That quote also awesome a piece of contents grabs 100000 traffics ,
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    Sites can "get links" on their own, without the owner "building them" you know.
    yeah, of course, but it's a difference between if you build them or they are built for you
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    Haha ! I gave the try from yesterday posted 4 articles and 20 Views and It's increasing like hell, Just mind it always "Content is the King", That quote also awesome a piece of contents grabs 100000 traffics ,
    increasing like hell? how much do you have since posting the 4 articles? how many posts did you have before posting the 4 articles?
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    Yeah, unique and informative content is an important factor for SEO's to get visitors and increase traffic for a website.
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    • Profile picture of the author ne224635
      Hey Everyone,

      I wrote the post on 100,000 visitors per month and a follow up on using the same techniques to get to 100,000 visitors in 1 month, here is a link to that post: https://medium.com/what-i-learned-building/8242e77afa93

      If you look at the graphics in the follow up post I included screenshots showing that all the traffic sources are organic and from Japan (our target geography).

      and I DID write that book which you can check out here: How To Do Keyword Research For SEO by Nick Eubanks - Accelio Guides

      If you need a bit more proof that these aren't smoke and mirrors take a look at this SERP

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  • Profile picture of the author Texjd
    Nick- Just read your article on the experiment but there's no mention of revenue or cost. It sounds like it was a team effort and a lot of time was devoted to drilling down on every aspect of subject and then following through with appropriate action.

    Creating a name for yourself is always good and picking a trend or new product is a great way to find high traffic subject matter.

    That being said it doesn't always translate directly to revenue.
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  • Profile picture of the author tofrar
    I was so proud of my new site getting 11,815 this month after 4 month of work and fast rising. Last month was 5.500
    Wow 100.000 is a lot !!
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  • Profile picture of the author dewayneboyd
    Originally Posted by seoed View Post

    Hi,

    when I was searching the web for this keyword I came across a very interesting blog post about a guy who managed to get 100,000 visitors
    without building any backlinks to it within 9 months.

    I left some comments there asking how many articles he had posted
    to that site, he replied with around 1500

    Ok, that seemed a bit too high for me and assuming every post just gets 3 visitors per day it would equal to more than 100,000 visitors per month.

    However, then he started a new project and I dont know if this was a typo or not but he wrote that for the new site he also achieved 100k visitors but with just 15 articles in total??? Here is the blog post and he tells that on comment #89:
    How To Grow a Website to Over 100,000 Organic Visitors Per Month | SEO Nick


    One interesting statement by him:
    "one piece of content can created tens of thousands of visitors, it all depends on how you build it and what the targets are."


    What do you think is his "secret"???
    My newest site has over one million visitors without building backlinks. I do have some natural backlinks due to quality content and over 10,000 pages. Getting 100K with 15 articles is likely short-term viral luck or a hidden method. That is not a basis to build a business unless you don't really care about success and just hope to get lucky.

    So while you can get a lot of traffic without building links, keep in mind this won't necessarily work in every niche. You still have to be selective about that. Just because a few people do this in a few niches doesn't mean it's replicatable in every niche.

    I also have several articles with over 5000 visitors and some over 10K. But you can't just do that with every single article. You have to think about averages, not high and low extremes.
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