SEO Traffic Generation Guide 2017-2018

SEO Traffic Generation Guide

Success in blogging, selling products, your online business, whatever you are doing online is basically reliant on site traffic generation. In this article, we will be discussing some very simple SEO traffic generation ideas that will help you build traffic to your site or opportunity.

If you are blogging then it really all starts with SEO.

SEO traffic generation (search engine optimization) is the process used to make your pages Google friendly. It is important for 2 reasons:

  1. We want Google to like what we do so to optimize for the best search results we can get.
  2. SEO traffic generation (Search Engine Optimisation) is something that as webmasters we are in control of

So SEO traffic generation starts with us as webmasters and site owners doing everything that we can do our end to optimize our content. We can’t just get authority backlinks to pass link juice to us. We can’t just get mentions out of the gate. But we can optimize so that we have the foundation ready for what consistency and creating content with the best practices brings down the line.

SEO Traffic Generation Guide 2017-2018 

SEO optimization can be split into 2 categories, on page SEO and off page SEO. On-page SEO covers everything that we can do on our sites, we are in control of this. Off-page SEO, there are elements we can cover but it is more to do with building quality backings and gaining trust with Google.

On-Page SEO

Think of your page as a page on a newspaper. The story on a newspaper page is set out with headlines, quotes, images, all designed to make you read and keep reading

Headlines need to be attention grabbing because readers tend to skim pages and read those first to see if the article is relevant or interesting to them.

Headlines are categorized within SEO as Htags.

H1 is the most important tag and H2 second most important, H3 etc. The title of an article or a page tends to be H1 by default and a rule of thumb tends to be that you only have one H1 tag per article. Sub-headings should then be H2 and H3.

Keywords And Keyword Phrases

What is it that you are writing about? Select a good main keyword phrase that you can implement into your article title, your article URL and throughout the body of the post or page. Our keyword phrase for this article is “SEO traffic generation“, take note of the title of the article, the URL and the subtitles 😉

If you are using self-hosted WordPress then this is all covered by SEO plugins such as Yoast SEO or the All In One SEO Pack Just write your article and turn the buttons green as your optimize your article for SEO.

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Optimize your content as you write by turning the red buttons to green – Yoast SEO

Images Are Key In SEO Traffic Generation

Images are the key to generating traffic to your site. But there is more to it than just adding an image, you also need to optimize your images for SEO and social media. This is a very simple process. First, you must name your images with keywords before uploading.then you alternative text and add an image title attribute to describe your image. You can then add hashtags to the end of the title attribute to optimize for social media. When any of your images are then pinned for example to Pinterest, the description is carried over along with your hashtags. Hover over any image on this article and you see the description and hashtags.

It may also be appropriate to add a caption to your image. This is done to give more information or to give an image credit if the image is not yours or not free to use.


There are lots of mistakes made when it comes to internal and external linking. Internal linking is when you link previous articles that you write together to help the reader navigate your site. The mistakes are generally made though with a webmasters external linking strategy.

Linking to another site is like voting for them. And why would you vote for your competition if you want to outrank them in the SERPS? Well, Google doesn’t quite see it like this. Google search is all about providing the user the best experience, it is about the flow of information. Google doesn’t like dead ends. Linking out to authority sites continues the flow of information. Linking out to highly trusted sites qualifies what you write. Google likes that you are helping the user get the best user experience and this gives you a thumbs up. Do not fear linking out to authorities or pages providing quality information such as News Sites.

Social Media Branding

Once you have written an article you must share to all your social channels. You need to have a social presence on all on the top social sites. Tweet your articles out. Add them to your Facebook page. Pin your images to branded Pinterest boards. Make your social channels flow in design by using the same avatar, the same header image. Similar bios and link them all into your site. Over time when you search for your site on Google you will find that your social channels then rank and rack up behind your site in the SERPS.

So now it is over to you. How do you generate traffic to your site?

Do you have a SEO Traffic Generation strategy? Let me know in the comments below.



Dexter Roona

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  • Dr. Elise Cohen Ho says:

    I have a protocol that I follow with each blog post. I tweak it from time to time. However, it is working for me as a whole.

  • SEO has been confusing in the past for me. But once I started using internal and external links on each of my blog posts, I have seen a spike of visitors.

    Donna Merrill recently posted…How To Be A Genuine Blogger Who People LoveMy Profile

  • I love SEO but don’t do as much of it as I should, especially the off-page stuff. On-page I’ve pretty much got down to a science. 🙂
    Ruth Bowers recently posted…5 Tips for Overcoming Writer’s BlockMy Profile

  • Hi Richard,
    I definitely was afraid of linking to my competitors believing it would boost them in the SERPs even higher, and since they were my competition, I shouldn’t do that. That makes sense to me but it’s a myth?

    • You don’t link to competitors that are directly in competition but let’s say I write a SEO guide and I briefly talk local SEO or an element related to SEO but don’t cover it then a link to a further explanation would be a good thing.

  • Hi Richard, I like Dexter’s article.
    Very good post on SEO and traffic generation.
    Some little steps that some might have missed there. H1, H2 etc. Image optimization for social media. I especially liked “Google doesn’t like dead ends. Linking out to authority sites continues the flow of information. Linking out to highly trusted sites qualifies what you write. Google likes that you are helping the user get the best user experience and this gives you a thumbs up.” Will share!

  • Hi Richard,

    I must admit that after years of being online, in blogging communities and all over social media, I am still not consistently focused on SEO. I also love what you shared about linking out. And using titles and subtitles and keywords. Not sure I used any keywords in my recent post about my summit. Mmm!

    Dr. Erica

  • admin says:

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the great feedback on Dexters article! He really has written the exact methods used to rank higher in search engines. This method can rank your post within minutes too! We both use this method and with a blog only 2 months old I’m already getting traffic from Google rankings.

    Thanks for reading very much appreciated.

  • Hi Richard, Dexter

    Great post on SEO!

    I would admit that it is something I really need to work hard on.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  • dexterroona says:

    Hi all, this is a page 1 article for SEO Traffic Generation Guide 😉

  • admin says:

    Hi Sonal,

    It really is worth the effort! I’m already getting people finding my pages and average 2 – 3 visitors from Google daily.

    Hey Dexter,

    This article actually ranks for a number of terms on page 1 🙂 It also ranks for the following term to: traffic generation guide 2017 and it also ranks for the variation with 18 at the end too.

    I’ve only just set up analytics and stuff so it’ll be cool to see how many terms I’m actually ranking for 🙂

  • Hi Richard & Dexter,

    Good call on guest post, Richard.

    Dexter’s explanation of basic SEO principles was clear and brief enough to keep even the novice interested.

    On my blog, other than internal linking, I don’t put much effort into individual posts. I do, however, like adding external links to authority sites. Good information, thank you,
    Edward Thorpe recently posted…Synthetic Plastic Microbits Pouring Out Of Municipal Tap WaterMy Profile

  • Hi Dexter and Richard
    You always write good technical posts Mr. D. 🙂 . I use Yoast which is very helpful for post optimizaton. I find comments, writing articles and getting comments helps the most with ranking. I’m actually not worried about it. I think having your site as an https is helpful as well. As far as competition, I like it! I like checking out others websites to see what they’re doing and I get ideas. Great 1st page of the guide!

  • admin says:

    Hi Lesly,

    Thank you for the comment, sorry for the slow reply. Comments help with your ranking due to the new fresh content being added to the page. As long as those comments are related to the topic of the page they’ll always help.

    Dexter has done a great job with his first article in the free website traffic guide, I’m looking forward to seeing some more 😉

    Thank you for reading Lesly

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