Can I Post Daily Instead Of Building Backlinks?

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Hey SEOs,

I have read on several websites etc that if you post daily you can get good search engine rankings without building backlinks.

Assuming you have strong onsite SEO, and a good amount of content, is this true?

Thank you,

Randall
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  • Profile picture of the author Lanii
    Can't verify this for 100% sure but In my experience, I have only made autoblogs and each autoblog got many posts and each site is also in first page of google for keywords I was looking for, with 0 off-page seo done

    So yes, its possible.
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    • Profile picture of the author gvannorman
      Originally Posted by Lanii View Post

      Can't verify this for 100% sure but In my experience, I have only made autoblogs and each autoblog got many posts and each site is also in first page of google for keywords I was looking for, with 0 off-page seo done

      So yes, its possible.
      Never built an autoblog. Just thought that it was stealing others content. Maybe I am wrong. Can you clarify exactly what goes into building auto blogs. I usually spend time writing blog posts....this sounds pretty interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielPedersen
    Originally Posted by ActionToCash View Post

    Hey SEOs,

    I have read on several websites etc that if you post daily you can get good search engine rankings without building backlinks.

    Assuming you have strong onsite SEO, and a good amount of content, is this true?

    Thank you,

    Randall
    Yes it can be done, built a site exactly that way last year,
    Wrote 2-3 articles per day until i reached 200 articles.

    After one month: around 50 visitors per day
    After Two month: Around 150 visitors per day
    After 3 month: around 300 visitors per day
    After 4 month: avarage of 500 visitors per day, and 1016 on the most visited day. (December 30)

    All my keywords was not reasearched very good, just downloaded 15000 keywords from adwords tool, and sorted out so i only had keywords with:

    80-200 searches per month
    4 or more words in the phrase.

    I linked intern, 3-4 links each post around 400-500 words each.

    Last month i got 21000 unique visitors with 300 articles, they came from +16000 different searches.

    I never done any promotion. Still earns me around $1500 per month from Adsense. All articles had 1 picture.

    I optimized site with good related post so i got an average of 2,4 pageviews per visit.

    Hope this helps you.
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by DanielPedersen View Post

      Yes it can be done, built a site exactly that way last year,
      Wrote 2-3 articles per day until i reached 200 articles.

      After one month: around 50 visitors per day
      After Two month: Around 150 visitors per day
      After 3 month: around 300 visitors per day
      After 4 month: avarage of 500 visitors per day, and 1016 on the most visited day. (December 30)

      All my keywords was not reasearched very good, just downloaded 15000 keywords from adwords tool, and sorted out so i only had keywords with:

      80-200 searches per month
      4 or more words in the phrase.

      I linked intern, 3-4 links each post around 400-500 words each.

      Last month i got 21000 unique visitors with 300 articles, they came from +16000 different searches.

      I never done any promotion. Still earns me around $1500 per month from Adsense. All articles had 1 picture.

      I optimized site with good related post so i got an average of 2,4 pageviews per visit.

      Hope this helps you.
      If you had build links in a proper way your schedule would most likely have looked like this:

      After one month: around 500 visitors per day
      After Two month: Around 1500 visitors per day
      After 3 month: around 3000 visitors per day
      After 4 month: avarage of 5000 visitors per day, and 10160 on the most visited day. (December 30)

      Assuming you would've written the same amount of content.

      You could also have received the same visitor stats as you have now, but then based on just 20 articles and some solid kw research and link building. Sure solid link building takes time or money but writing 180 articles isn't done in a day either.

      My point: you're leaving a lot of food on the table by chosing not to build links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    If you write enough about something, you will eventually rank for something. Something you have mentioned within your content, which has little to no competition as a keyword. And by default your page ranks for it. You may then get a little traffic for it.

    But writing 5000 posts about "Insurance", is not going to auto rank my site for "insurance"
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielPedersen
    My website is in the health niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by DanielPedersen View Post

      My website is in the health niche.
      So what if your site is in the "Health Niche"
      Is that suppose to imply a tough set of keywords? That's just nonsense. The vast majority of good keywords are easy to rank in any niche. Its just knowing how to do it.

      But you are not ranking for words like "Diet"
      You are ranking for words like "how would I lose 4 pounds in 11 days" And probably ranking for a bunch of them.

      But don't get me wrong. Its a perfectly acceptable way of building a website and can be very profitable.
      But its not SEO without backlinks.
      Its SEO without needing backlinks.
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      • Profile picture of the author DanielPedersen
        Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

        So what if your site is in the "Health Niche"
        Is that suppose to imply a tough set of keywords? That's just nonsense. The vast majority of good keywords are easy to rank in any niche. Its just knowing how to do it.

        But you are not ranking for words like "Diet"
        You are ranking for words like "how would I lose 4 pounds in 11 days" And probably ranking for a bunch of them.

        But don't get me wrong. Its a perfectly acceptable way of building a website and can be very profitable.
        But its not SEO without backlinks.
        Its SEO without needing backlinks.
        Also i can't see why i would want to rank for "diet" or any other big keyword, it might take me $5000 and 1000 articles submitted to guest blogs. I dont know, but what i know is if i use all that money and articles to build my site better, i will get more traffic that way. If i "deserve" to rank for good keywords i will eventually rank, and then have more on my site to offer the visitors.

        People are to tunnelvisioned, to see that there are other ways to make money from google, than trying to rank for a 5000 searches per month keyword. Why go after the highest hanging fruits when the lowest ones is so easy to take?
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        • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
          Originally Posted by DanielPedersen View Post

          Also i can't see why i would want to rank for "diet" or any other big keyword, it might take me $5000 and 1000 articles submitted to guest blogs. I dont know, but what i know is if i use all that money and articles to build my site better, i will get more traffic that way. If i "deserve" to rank for good keywords i will eventually rank, and then have more on my site to offer the visitors.

          People are to tunnelvisioned, to see that there are other ways to make money from google, than trying to rank for a 5000 searches per month keyword. Why go after the highest hanging fruits when the lowest ones is so easy to take?
          I build pages to rank for multiple keywords, phrases and questions. Up to 30 per page would be the norm. If that means the page will need to be 3000 words of content, with dozens of images and videos, then so be it.

          I will target the toughest and easiest keywords all at the same time. Anything under a total monthly collective volume of less than 100k per page. Then its not worth bothering with to me.

          I'm here for the $$$ not the Dimes...
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          • Profile picture of the author DanielPedersen
            Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

            I build pages to rank for multiple keywords, phrases and questions. Up to 30 per page would be the norm. If that means the page will need to be 3000 words of content, with dozens of images and videos, then so be it.

            I will target the toughest and easiest keywords all at the same time. Anything under a total monthly collective volume of less than 100k per page. Then its not worth bothering with to me.

            I'm here for the $$$ not the Dimes...
            Well Anyway often the long tail keyword has big keywords in them.

            Weight loss - 60k searches per month
            weight loss tips - 23k searches per month
            Free weight loss tips for beginners - probably around 50-300 searches per month or less.

            If you target that keyword you will actually also target the two others bringing it to almost 100k, but still hard to rank for.
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            • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
              Originally Posted by DanielPedersen View Post

              Well Anyway often the long tail keyword has big keywords in them.

              Weight loss - 60k searches per month
              weight loss tips - 23k searches per month
              Free weight loss tips for beginners - probably around 50-300 searches per month or less.

              If you target that keyword you will actually also target the two others bringing it to almost 100k, but still hard to rank for.
              Its all a State of Mind thing man. You have to project yourself onto the Target. Be the BAUS...OWN...THAT....KEYWORD
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielPedersen
    IMO you make the most money when people search for something very specific, so that is also why i use this method alot when i build websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author website design
    It's all about time management and analyzing your topic/niche/profitability. Some niches are huge and allow 1000 articles and maybe you can make $1000/month after spending 1000 hours writing articles. --- Or maybe your niche is smaller with a more targeted market and only requires 25 amazing link bait articles that are selling a higher priced item and can make $10,000/month and only take 100 hours to write - then 100 hours to create videos and distribute the article link bait and build page rank. Personally I don't see much point of just writing articles without analyzing your business objectives.
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    • Profile picture of the author larryboy03
      Be smart...

      Create unique helpful content, it will attract links and means you don't have to waste time making them.
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  • Profile picture of the author luqmankyz
    You can rank your websites for long tail keywords. But if your competitor is using backlinks for SEO then he is going to out rank you easily.
    Getting some backlinks won't hurt. Focus on content first then backlinks and SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author eliteseo1
    Originally Posted by ActionToCash View Post

    Hey SEOs,

    I have read on several websites etc that if you post daily you can get good search engine rankings without building backlinks.

    Assuming you have strong onsite SEO, and a good amount of content, is this true?

    Thank you,

    Randall
    Can't name 1 SEO I know that can vouch for this statement and I know lots of very good SEO's
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansons
    If you are creating fresh content within your site and your site is based on any niche, you would get good benefit from SEO.

    But build some relevant backlinks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by Hansons View Post

      If you are creating fresh content within your site and your site is based on any niche, you would get good benefit from SEO.

      But build some relevant backlinks!
      That's just not true.
      Last time I checked. SERP's where based on a "Page Level" not an overall domain theme.

      Jonny Noballs with 500 articles about back pain. Has exactly the same chance of ranking one of his pages. As Frank Featherbee has of ranking his single page article about back pain with 20 or so fresh built PR N/A links.

      You can get an internal over optimization anchor link penalty. Just as quick as you can an external one. You can't just go banging anchor for "back pain" into 500 on site articles, and whacking them back to your homepage. If only it where that simple. Damn, I could make a billion articles about "Viagra" and then I will surely rank for "Viagra".

      I keep having to say it, and I will say it again. Everyone seems to be getting confused, when they hear Google talk about,

      "Updating Content"

      Everyone for some reason thinks that's something about Blogs and article writing.
      When it really means, keep your website filled with fresh "Up To Date" Content.
      An example would be a Plastic Surgeons website showing, case study Photos from Operations He did in 1983.

      Up To Date does not = Content Mill
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  • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
    There's no substitute for links.

    Google gives absolutely ZERO preference for sites that regularly update. I could bang out 5 articles a day with ease. But 5 GOOD articles...that's another story.

    They want GREAT results to give to their users. I'd focus on doing that instead of updating all the time.
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    • Profile picture of the author jasonbrien
      In my case too, only updating your website or posting content frequently can get you GOOD amount of money but creating back links too for your frequently updating website can get you BETTER amount of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Google doesn't understand what good content is.

    For example, if I was to write an amazing 1500/2000 word post about how to wear a bag on your head (and look cool) with nobody else on the Internet covering such a fascinating topic then I will organically get traffic because visitors will be searching for keywords related to my 1500/2000 word post.

    Assuming my post is amazing (or funny which works well for viral marketing), this content will also get shared naturally which means backlinks for me. I have identified a gap in the market and I am taking advantage of the little or no competition that exists for how to wear a bag on your head and still look cool.

    Now based on the traffic you get to your post, audience retention and how much your content is shared (ultimately backlinks) will determine the rank of your site or page. This is what Google uses to determine "good" content and nothing else. There are other factors but these are the most important in terms of user experience.

    Brian has an excellent live case study of this on his site. He wrote about Google's 200 ranking factors (which didn't exist anywhere on the net, at least not to me) and it went down a storm. His post has been shared all over the place because it's great content that "fills in the gaps".
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    • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
      Originally Posted by smodha View Post

      Google doesn't understand what good content is.

      For example, if I was to write an amazing 1500/2000 word post about how to wear a bag on your head (and look cool) with nobody else on the Internet covering such a fascinating topic then I will organically get traffic because visitors will be searching for keywords related to my 1500/2000 word post.

      Assuming my post is amazing (or funny which works well for viral marketing), this content will also get shared naturally which means backlinks for me. I have identified a gap in the market and I am taking advantage of the little or no competition that exists for how to wear a bag on your head and still look cool.

      Now based on the traffic you get to your post, audience retention and how much your content is shared (ultimately backlinks) will determine the rank of your site or page. This is what Google uses to determine "good" content and nothing else. There are other factors but these are the most important in terms of user experience.

      Brian has an excellent live case study of this on his site. He wrote about Google's 200 ranking factors (which didn't exist anywhere on the net, at least not to me) and it went down a storm. His post has been shared all over the place because it's great content that "fills in the gaps".
      You're absolutely right.

      The one thing I'd add is that promotion can make all the difference.

      When I first posted my 200 Ranking Factors post I got one comment and 5 tweets in the first few days (!).

      Once I started showing it to people, things took off from there.

      When you hit "publish" the real work begins
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    To me the whole 'build it and they will come' method of marketing a site is pretty much like the pull n' pray birth control method. Sometimes it works, but you are leaving way too much to chance.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      To me the whole 'build it and they will come' method of marketing a site is pretty much like the pull n' pray birth control method. Sometimes it works, but you are leaving way too much to chance.
      Your Wife likes it left in ....Oooops...She didn't want you to find out like this..
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    • Profile picture of the author smodha
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      To me the whole 'build it and they will come' method of marketing a site is pretty much like the pull n' pray birth control method. Sometimes it works, but you are leaving way too much to chance.
      You are right. In certain keywords/niches the "build it and they will come" angle doesn't work. For example, nobody is going to rank "iPad 3 Review" with zero backlinks.

      My point refers to what Brian calls the "Skyscraper Technique". It's about looking at what's out there and building taller/higher/more content. It's about identifying the "gap in content". With iPad 3 Review - there is no gap in content because it's a topic that's been written about to death.

      This method definitely works because I've tested it with longer tailed keywords and related keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    when you research your topics, just leave some comments after reading. You read the article so you should have no problem writing a decent comment and getting it publisged. Kills two birds with one stone.
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  • Profile picture of the author amit rana
    if you build the backlinks do the directory submission,article submission,forum posting,yahoo answer and post on social bookmarking site.
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  • Profile picture of the author seekdefo
    If it is a tech niche then it is true. One guy went from 9 to 15k page views per day with this daily blogging thing. See the interview here Exclusive Interview featuring Siddarth PK the founder of TechBii.com
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  • Profile picture of the author m2bsolutions
    Yes it is really true that if you have a very good on page than you can get very good ranking in the search engine result page for your website. A regular post on your website is also very helpful to get ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author ActionToCash
    Wow! I didn't expect such a large out-pouring of experience, knowledge, and direction.

    Thanks Warriors. I greatly appreciate everyone's insight & responses.

    What a great forum with so many talented people.

    Thanks again everyone!

    Randall
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