Disclaimer: This blog post should not be intended as a matter of fact post. The opinions here are mere conjectures that may or may not help me in my quest to sustain the income generated by my blog. I am not endorsing anybody or anything for that matter. I am merely writing this for my reference.
James and I had an interesting conversation on Google Plus about how he focuses mainly on websites that rely on user generated content and promotion. He gladly gave me some tidbits and wrote about it twice - once on his blog and the other, on his other site.
Danny on Google+
The James Colin Approach
The approach that he mentioned on his post on best-reviewer is one that I have seen done by many bloggers and most notably Indian SEO companies and some Filipinos too. This involved the extensive usage of Google Insights for Search to try and predict what people will search for on any given day. It's not that accurate but may prove to be useful when it comes to quite obvious seasonal occurrences like holidays.
Basically, you leave the fields in their default state except for "specific date range", "country" and "categories" which are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th boxes. You will then choose one topic from a category every day by clicking on search. The trends that appear should then be the focus of your blogging endeavors.
For his example, he set the country to United States, Specific Date Range field to the last 12 months and the category to Sports.
|Second category should be United States|
This is what appeared.
- football 100
- nfl 70
- basketball 65
- golf 60
- Super Bowl 2011 +3,450%
- Miami Heat +250%
- fb +180%
- Bulls +160%
- Use creativity in choosing
- If a keyword is present in both categories choose it as the first keyword
- For the second keyword, again choose another keyword that appears in both. If there is none, choose anything
- In James' example he chose NBA and FOOTBALL
- Last 90 days
- Last 30 days
- NBA, FOOTBALL
- GOLF, PGA
- FOOTBALL, FANTASY FOOTBALL
UPDATE: JC Corrected me about this, I'm posting his correction.
- The following modifications in the fields apply
- Web Search
- United States
- NBA & FOOTBALL: NBA DRAFT/ESPN
- FOOTBALL SCHEDULE/COLLEGE FOOTBALL
- GOLF & PGA: GOLF COURSE/GALAXY GOLF & PGA TOUR/PGA SUPERSTORE
- FOOTBALL & FANTASY FOOTBALL: NCAA/NCAA FOOTBALL
- RANKINGS & YAHOO FANTASY/ESPN FANTASY
- If I understood James correctly, what he wants to achieve is to write articles purely based on topics that are breaking out or Rising on Google Insights.
- His results are quite different than mine, so feel free to visit the original post that he made.
- Must be original and well researched.
- "Write 500 characters minimum (that's characters not words) piece of text about those topics."
- The title must include the keyword pairings that you've made.
- College Football
- NBA Draft
- Football Schedule
- The website should have categories.
- 1 category - 3 articles each day
- Share those 3 articles on Social Media
- Google Plus
- Stumble upon
- Do this for 27 days
- Check out Google Analytics and see the exact phrases or search queries that people are making to get to your site
- Get the top 3 queries that you have not yet written about and make a new post about them.
- SEO companies with news websites may be doing this already. So you're basically competing with big companies and even full time media outlets.
- I'm not so sure if I have done the queries correctly. I would have to do it again later.
- I need to know whether this can be done with a one man operation or with a full time crew. James may be right and may be earning all those money - but why hasn't he improved it. Anyway, he mentioned that it was a theory and I don't know whether he has actually done it - or maybe I missed that part.
- This is the second day I've written this particular post and my right eye is closing a little bit. LOL, I don't know why. So I might do this once I get better.