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Jul 28 12 tweets 8 min read
“Niche Site Beginners” tend to make a few crucial mistakes when it comes to building their own site to an authority site

Here's how to think like a successful publisher

#SEOThread @saintvienna
Why would you listen to me?

I've built my blog to more than 1 million page views per month (then I sold it for 6 figures)

I've learned a lot (about myself) along the way.

Changing how I think of “neesh websites” paved my way to success.

So, let's go!

#SEOThread @saintvienna
✨ You Need To Be Patient ✨

“How long does it take to see results?” is a common question when you're just starting out

The answer is “it depends” – anyway, you shouldn't expect serious results in the first 6 months

#SEOThread @saintvienna
Publishing content, researching keywords, doing competitor analysis

You'll need to become a master of delayed gratification

Most people who start give up too early

This is your edge: if you keep writing and optimizing, you'll be in the top 10% already

#SEOThread @saintvienna
✨ You're Building a Business FFS ✨

Most people creating their first website consider it to be a hobby or a lil' cute side project

This kind of thinking stifles your growth drastically!

Why even start when you don't take it serious?

#SEOThread @saintvienna
Sure – I get it

You don't even know if you'll make it (or how long it'll take)

You look for shortcuts …

low-quality AI content
boring theme
no focus on UX

… to get results fast


#SEOThread @saintvienna
You need to be thinking like a business owner / like a brand

Your visitors are your customers & you want them to be satisfied when they're visiting your site

#SEOThread @saintvienna

Why would they stay on your site?
Why would they opt in to your newsletter?
Why would they come back?
Why would someone link to you?

You need to stand out!

Better design, better content, a better user experience

(which takes us to our last point)

#SEOThread @saintvienna
✨ You'll Fail a Lot and that's Part of the Game ✨

“Yea, but what if this doesn't work?” is a question numerous people ask themselves regularly

The difference between the ones who succeed and those who don't is simple:

Successful peeps do it anyway …

#SEOThread @saintvienna
… and they “fail” a lot.

But 10 tries with just one win is still miles ahead of 0 tries

And that's the most important advice I can give you:

Just start. You'll figure everything out along the way.

#SEOThread @saintvienna

You don't need to know everything to get started

(Your favorite creator didn't know what they were doing when they've started)

#SEOThread @saintvienna
You just need keep up the momentum

Trust the process
Ask question
Find the answers

and you'll get there eventually

#SEOThread @saintvienna

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🧵Read this if you want to rank for high-volume keywords with transactional intent!

• We’re going to show you how a ​​jewelry brand grew traffic by 159% and revenue by 35% & how you can do the same step-by-step process 🙌
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How could @Wendy’s decide that the Strawberry Frosty was the best new flavor to launch? 🍓

Answer: by using Keyword Magic Tool search volumes to review demand for ice-cream flavors. Here’s how they’d do it, and how you can use KMT to find your next product/content idea 🙌
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Wendy would use advanced filters to exclude these along with others like “homemade” “how to make” “best X”
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Now, Wendy's would do this to find their next product, but how can you use this for your content?
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Hi everyone!👋 Gill Andrews here. I'm a conversion copywriter and a UX specialist who turns underperforming websites into slick lead-generating machines 💪

I'm here to talk about 6 mistakes of #smallbiz websites that kill your business.


#SEOThread @StoriesWithGill
Before we dive in, here's what your prospects need to understand ab. your offer to give you their $:
* What it is
* How it helps them
* How it works
* What they need to invest
* Why trust you
* Why choose you

☝️At least 1 violation = website mistake
#SEOThread @StoriesWithGill
With respect to your website, it means that your prospects need to:

* Understand what you're saying

…and find it:

* relevant
* valuable
* specific
* trustworthy


Or else they'll walk away & take their $$$ with them.
#SEOThread @storieswithgill
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Jun 28
Have you ever worked with a very niche business that offers cool products, but is very much unique?
If you need help with overcoming some of the most common challenges when creating niched content, this thread is for you!
Here are some problems that can be solved 👇
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Are you struggling to drive leads to a local business? It's time to step up your local search game! 🆙
Here's a thread on how you too can go from 0 to 440+ keywords on the first page of Google in 15 months 😏
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The solution? Structured content, optimization & technical SEO 👇
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Benchmark your competitors’ strengths. Use Semrush’s Organic Research tool to determine the core competitor sites and their ranking keywords, top-performing pages, and organic traffic.
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Hi, folks! @dana_nic0le here, a freelancer who writes articles and copy for landing pages and ads.

Today, I’m teaching you about Featured Snippets and how you can increase your chance of ranking for them😎@dana_nic0le #SEOthread Image
Ranking in Featured Snippets is a great way to:
📈Get more clicks to your site
🤩Take up more real estate in the SERPs
💰Increase conversions on your BoFu pages (by driving more targeted traffic)

So, how do you do it?

@dana_nic0le #SEOthread
First, find keywords (that you’re already ranking for) that have Featured Snippets.

The easiest way to do this is to use @semrush (but I’ll show you another way in case you aren’t a user…yet 😉)

@dana_nic0le #SEOthread
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