You might be wondering what is really “SEO COPYKAT” , its not just a term I made up to grab your attention, But it actually works.
At no point should competitive SEO analysis be about copying someone else’s SEO tactics or backlinks. Use it for inspiration, new ideas and a better understanding of what Google values and what you can do better.
Copying the SEO’s
Its sneaky but not illegal because you are just using information that’s already freely available to everyone. SEO COPYCAT is just a method of copying what the popular top bloggers are already doing to make their blog a success and earning heaps of cash.
So what we are really doing here is focusing on some money making and popular blogsa nd copying common strategies used by them
They are many top and reputed bloggers who earn 100’s of Dollars $$$ in money and reveal how they did it on their blogs, but do you really believe they have told you all or revealed all their secrets?
Nope !! yeh that’s right if they did everyone would be making a million dollars!
But fortunately blogs as such have nothing to hide except maybe a bit of secret code or plugin here and there and backlinks that they have blocked if any.
The main secret of most top bloggers are in their blogs for the world to see by google and also by you. The people who are able to see the real secrets by analysing these famous blogs can be winner’s sooner than the rest and be on their way to financial freedom.
It is not hard to see what they are doing based on onpage and offpage SEO on their sites and even analyse their backlink structure
Guest Posting is good
So what I have noticed, after the recent EVIL Google Animal Updates (panda-penguin) is that these bloggers and many of my favourite bloggers are suddenly getting heaps of guest posts on their blogs . This means possibly two things “ either Google prefers or likes blogs that are updated more regularly or then the blogging scene is getting more competitive and so more regular content is needed to keep your traffic steady and improving”. ( hint..hint)
Some of my favourite SEO Gurus that I would recommend checking out in 2018 for SEO tips is listed below
See what they are doing in their own blogs and learn from those online live websites
Trends in Earning money or making money
The other trend that is growing is that many popular bloggers have now becoming more of a salesman and less of a blogger like on of the blog i follow of chris guthrie for eg , which proves that Selling software and plugins means earnings $$$$ .
There are still many who are true to the blogging game ( giving their audience value) and prefer to blog, but that possibly because they got some back up site or biz making them their money.
Another trend i have noticed recently and so have you is that suddenly everybody is talking about EBOOKS because that is also where the new money is , The smartphone market is booming and so is the tablet market so go ahead and make that ebook that you were planning to make and “make some money”
A classic example of a blog that is doing really good with guest posts and raking in the $$$ with their massive traffic is Daily Blog tips
This blog post needed a bit of a recent update, so below are a few tips to check SEO needed for your blog in your niche.
Do a Search for your keyword and see the top ten results in google.
Analyse Site titles and descriptions for top ten competitors and make better ones for yours (
Check their back links and link structure (do follow, no follow, edu links etc ) and follow same or better ratio and test. SEMRUSH and Ahrefs tools will help with this.
Check keyword density in competing page for keyword and adjust yours.
Check your content quality of writing/article against top competitors and improve
Check content length of your article against others and compare
Check UX Design, Responsivesness, Font size , https url , Speed loading of site, layout of blog and other factors against yours to compare and make yours better.
Now check all these factors with other top search engines in mind like Bing search and yahoo
Good Luck !!
And keep checking back for the series on SEO and continuation post for this post and if you want to check out what your competitors are upto .
And maybe these tools featured in search engine land will give you some nice tips as well to help you in your SEO process.