7 Tips to Work 10x Faster in SEO: More Traffic Spending Less Time

Your competition isn't just doing SEO, they have a team helping them out. So how do you compete with them when you don't have a team? Well, don't worry, I'm going to help you out here. Today I'm going to break down seven tips to work 10x faster in SEO, drive more traffic and spend less time doing so.



On a side note, funny enough as I'm recording this video, someone tells me I do a lot of hand gestures, I didn't know that until now. So if you think I do a lot of hand gestures, leave a comment below telling me if you think I do a lot of hand gestures, and hopefully I'll try to tone it down a little bit. So, let's first get started, and let's start off with technical SEO.

Tip one, only do a few hours per month, or a few hours per week if your website's big.

Tip two, focus on site speed, this is something that can make or break your SEO performance. Think about it, there's 5G, people like me are a little bit too frugal, so I won't pay for 5G. My phone is still on 4G, or LTE, or whatever it's called, but there's a lot of people even if you're on 5G, you're in an area that doesn't get 5G reception.

So tip three, and this is the first one for content creation. I want you to create content around areas that you're already getting some results in. If Google likes your site for certain topics and your business is related to those topics, do more of that versus going after other topics that are also related to your business that Google's not giving you any traction on, right? One gets you results quicker, the other one not so much. And once you get the results by doing the first group, you can then eventually go up to the second group.

Now, let's go after internal linking, and let's go to the first tip of that which is tip four. The same thing with prioritizing my content applies here, you need to work on reinforcing keywords around topics that you're already getting some traction on. You'll look at your existing pages and look for parts of your content that you can go ahead and add internal links to, to other relevant pieces of content for.

If you go and put it in your URL to Ubersuggest, go and check out the Top Pages report. If you haven't checked out the Top Pages report, make sure you go and do it now, it's my favorite feature in Ubersuggest. It'll tell you your top pages, so you'll know which ones to interlink more to, and you would take the most popular pages and link them to the ones that aren't as popular when it's relevant to help juice them up.

The next category I want to discuss is competitive research, and this brings me to tip five. Try and find keywords that smaller websites are ranking for, especially when you don't have a huge website with a high domain authority and lots of backlinks. Keywords that smaller websites rank for are typically easier for you to rank for as well. Use the Traffic Analyzer on Ubersuggest to see what those keywords are for your competitor so you know to go after them.

Now, I want you to also think about link building, which is the next section, and that brings me to tip six. Much like with competitive research, the best opportunities will be probably found by reverse engineering the competitors that aren't too big.

Look, your big competitors, what they're doing, doesn't always work for you. What works for Wikipedia, isn't going to work for me. If I want to start writing on elephants, no one's really going to read into it. But, if you start focusing down on what's working on the smaller websites, chances are it'll work for you too.

And tip seven, look for backlink opportunities using the Backlink Opportunity report in Ubersuggest. See, if someone's willing to link to not just one, not just two, but three plus of your competitors, the chances are they're willing to link to you too.

So then, the Backlink Opportunity report shows you everyone who links to your competitors, that doesn't link to you, you start reaching out to those sites and they're more likely to link back out to you. Sure, you still got to email them, not everyone's going to respond, but you'll have a much higher success rate.

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  1. kamekaze997 on January 13, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    Congrats bro on the one Milly subs and dont pay attention to those with the stiff hands lol. #ExpressYourself

  2. Sun Sebastian on January 13, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    I like your gestures!
    For me it shows that you are really enthusiastic about the info you share.

    And it gives a sense of urgency/importance to the stuff you talk about.

    Definitely stay natural and don’t try to limit your body to express itself.

    Funny that you never realized it yourself though.

    And thank you very much for always sharing valuable content.

    • Neil Patel on January 13, 2022 at 4:20 pm

      I’m glad you don’t mind it, friend 🙂

    • chelo fonte on January 13, 2022 at 6:48 pm

      same here

  3. Ko Po Hui on January 13, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    Talking about links.

    For a blog, should priority be placed on internal links building than external links building OR doing simultaneously?

    • Neil Patel on January 13, 2022 at 4:20 pm

      Both are important 🙂

  4. Naruichi San on January 13, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Congrats for 1 million neil

    • Neil Patel on January 13, 2022 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you!

  5. mindful and rich on January 13, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    I actually enjoy watching the hand gesture as I listen to you.

    • Neil Patel on January 13, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  6. Kiran bhai on January 13, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Superb session neil sir
    Congratulations on your 1M subscribers

    • Neil Patel on January 13, 2022 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks a ton 🙂

  7. itzmandy on January 13, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    hey Neil, I’ve just been with SEO, watched your so many videos, even asked my teacher about it but it’s still not clear that how to choose keywords.. and adjust it in the content.. hope to hear a simple solution.

  8. Mahjabeen Naaz on January 13, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Hey, Neil, Your content are very informative .Can you suggest some tips on new started ecommerce business in India.I will be very greatful to you:-)

  9. Nivedita Bisht on January 13, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    We love your hand gestures Neil! Do not tone them down.

  10. Archana Rani Verma on January 13, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Hey, Neil firstly congrats for 1M subs and as always sharing the great content. My question is how much amount the social bookmarking we have to do in off page SEO

  11. Aqib Bhutta on January 13, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Hey Neil
    AI Tools best for content writing or not?
    Kindly tell me I am really confused
    Last but not least my post is not crawling
    What can i do for crawling my post

  12. Bhavya kher on January 13, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Hi Sir,

    I am into blockchain industry now,

    so could u make a video on WEB3 domains for the same?


  13. Kirk Surber on January 13, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Hand gestures are just fine. If you were stagnant, people would lose interest. There is enough motion to convey your interest in the topic. Non-verbal communication plays a huge role in this, and you’re nailing it.

  14. Joe Theriault on January 13, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    I think your enthusiasm is enhanced by your hand gestures, Disregard that person’s critique.

  15. Penny Harmon on January 13, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Never noticed the gestures. Love the content, learning so much.

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