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Can you rely on just content for traffic and ranking?

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:16 am
by fable666
Hi all,

If there is someone like myself that has no back links and still learning how to create these back links, decided not to create them as it maybe very time consuming. Could the content alone on a website be relied on for getting traffic and ranking in google?

Many thanks

Re: Can you rely on just content for traffic and ranking?

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:30 pm
by jimburrow
Only if you are going for PPC traffic or social media traffic. If you are trying for ranking in the search engine results pages, then their is much more you have to do. But one good start is have the "all-in-one-seo pack" plug in your "Yoast" plugin (this is the one I'm now using on all my sites) installed on your website. Both are free and you can download them from wordpress.org.

Also on you home page, scroll down to the last have of your edit page. Their you will see a snippet of what will appear in the search result pages. You can edit the title and description. If your title and description doesn't make since, then no one is going to click on your snippet and go to your website. - Even if you are ranked #1 in Google, Bing.

This information is just the tip of the SEO iceberg and the subject is way to involved here. But Google has excellent articles on this subject in their forums. Note Google does not put a lot of envases on Keywords any more. And they also don't look at backlinks like they used too. Result is that they catch up the backlinking farming.

Re: Can you rely on just content for traffic and ranking?

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:47 am
by Natashawilliams
Yes, but at some stage you will need to make some quality backlinks we can rely completely on content if it comes to generate traffic from search engines because for rankings we need to have both content and backlinks as well.

No

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:06 am
by RobertMoon1211
You can't just rely on content to get traffic content is just a item of a much broader assortment, you need to channel in proper SEO, Social media and content marketing efforts to gain good traffic, content is everything punchline is doing the round these days but in actual its not true. You'll need proper digital marketing efforts to gain good reputation and traffic in the online world.

Not A Chance

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:10 am
by SamBillings
Absolutely no chance you will need back links to rank the content that you are composing, it will go useless if you just compose it and do nothing.

Re: Can you rely on just content for traffic and ranking?

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:49 am
by rich5467
Fable 666,

This is a yes and no question. I have ranked and indexed a few pages without ever making a single backlink to them. Of course, these were in the most uncompetitive of all business niches and keywords.

Here are a couple of rules of thumb.

1) If the niche and/or keyword is competitive, and/or you are in a global niche, and/or you are trying to go Organic (ie: no paid traffic), you will need backlinks -> no if's, and's or but's about it. An example of a competitive keyword phrase, would be: Personal Injury Lawyer (or absolutely anything to do with Lawyers) or Payday Loans.

2) If the niche/keyword is non-competitive or it is local specific, like say: "Wiley's Wild Explosive Rocket Repair in Weed County California" you may be able to get by with zero or a very few backlink's.

The bottom line is though: you need to learn to make backlink's, if nothing more than to be confident in your SEO knowledge.