If you are only starting and you can’t compete with the big guys yet, try localized SEO.
What is localized SEO? As the name implies, you optimize for a keyword locally. Locally, as in opposite of internationally. 😀
For example, make money online is such a competitive keyword. It would take more effort and time before you reach the first page of Google. So, what to do? Optimize locally! Instead of targetting make money online, I targetted make money online philippines. I might not have that much traffic compared to make money online visitors, but still, I’m on first page of Google and I get new visitors everyday from the Philippines wanting to learn how to make money online.
Another example is when Macbook Air came out, instead of targetting macbook air, I targetted macbook air philippines. There’s too much competition for the macbook air keyword, I’ll be competing against all the big bloggers in the world. But with macbook air philippines, the competition is not that much and I still get the traffic I want: Filipinos looking for Macbook Air in the Philippines.
You can even go to province level to get traffic interested in your province. Like during the summer season, I optimized a post for batangas beach resorts, instead of beach resorts, or philippine beach resorts.
I could go on and on and give you more examples. Cheap web hosting? Try cheap web hosting philippines. Cheap hotels? Cheap hotels boracay. Cheap hotels davao. iPhone 3g? Try iPhone 3g Philippines.
And by the way, you are not tied to the Philippines. iPhone 3G Hong Kong? iPhone 3G Australia? The list is endless. Just make sure you do your research so that you can provide quality content to your search-engine-referred visitors.
Ok, that’s my SEO tip for now. By the way, I already upgraded this blog to WP 2.6. Please report any error that you might encounter. Thanks!