A while back I talked about the Ready Spaghetti method: take action as a beginner and just see what sticks.
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The example I gave in my first Ready Spaghetti post was using the method to “master” search engine optimization.
The method goes like this. Instead of spending months reading about a topic, just start applying advice and see what sticks. (When Spaghetti is ready, it sticks to the wall when you throw it.)
So I’ve decided to try the method with SEO. I’ve achieved #1 rankings for terms before (like “Internet Copywriter”), but never on purpose. It’s time to change that.
I decided to start small with a search term that has little competition, and hence, next to no search traffic as well.
Playing around with Google’s Wonder Wheel let me find “Personal productivity cheats.” And Google Insights showed me that this term gets next to no traffic.
Good. That means it’ll be easy to hit #1 on my first measured try. It won’t get me traffic, but at least I’ll get to see from experience how Google works.
I did a few things I’d read about to establish links, and it wasn’t long before I was number 1.
Cool, my first intentional #1 ranking. That makes me a zero degree white belt at search engine optimization.
I want to keep working on it, though. If you can offer help or advice, please leave a comment. What should I try next?
And if you could benefit from SEO but haven’t given it a shot, want to try the method with me? Let me know in the comments and we can bounce ideas around.