Google the “Best of” blog posts and you will get a list of top ranked websites of your competitors.
You could spy your competitors (who blog the same subject as yours) and type their URL on Monitor Backlinks. It is a very useful SEO tool that tells you the value of their backlinks.
Website with domain authority above 30 is normally good. However, it is best to go to their pages and do manual checks.
Beware that if your competitors have spammy links, get away from them. Else, your post will be penalized by Google.
Once you have identified one that you can ask for a backlink, reach out and approach them by writing an email.
You can tell the author that they have written some awesome content about baking chocolate cakes and you have just written one with a slightly different recipe. You can ask if the author can consider mentioning it on your blog or writing a review.
Step #4: Improve Your Post with Google Webmaster Tool (Search Console Tool)
Google Webmaster is an amazing tool that you must have. It allows not only for serious bloggers to analyze the performance of your blog but also helps you to make your post ranked better in the search engine.
Register your website on Google Webmaster Tool and generate a sitemap of your blog and submit it. This allows Google to crawl your website and you will see links that are being indexed by Google.
Whenever you have a new post, you can provide your new post’s URL to Google Fetch. It allows the new post to be indexed, and also other pages that are linked to and from that URL.
Remember that you can do this up to 10 times per month, so make sure you need it if you use it!
Step #5: Promote Your Content
Social media is a powerful marketing tool to promote your posts. Social share has become one of the Google’s ranking factors. It is essential to have your own Facebook or Twitter or Google plus or LinkedIn account.
If your post is shared on social media, you will then get traffic directly from social media. Google takes this into account. The more your post is shared, the higher your post will be ranked on search engines.
It is not necessary to own social media to promote your post. I personally only use Twitter and I am already gaining a lot of traffic from there. You might be interested to read how I get my traffic via Twitter.
Google Analytics table below shows it traces direct traffics from social media.
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