When it comes to Backlinko Advanced SEO Techniques 2018,

You have got to know about Brian Dean the man behind Backlinko Blog.

Here's the deal

Am going to reveal the 25 All-Time Proven Backlinko Advanced SEO Techniques 2018 [That Works] to implement on your blog in 2018.

25 Proven Backlinko Advanced SEO Techniques 2018 [That Works] - The Complete List!

1. Revive Old Blog Posts

29,869 world Alexa rank and 67 Moz DA with 40 blog posts

backlinko alexa rank 2018

How is Brian doing it?

Here is the Deal

Backlinko blog saw a 324.46% increase in its post's (The Complete SEO Checklist For 2018) organic traffic,

increase in blog traffic

by adding more external links to authority sites, changing the post title,

toc technique

and Breaking post into section (TOC).

That's how he is doing it - Editing Old blog posts.

2. Smart Internal Linking

Here is the deal

Linking to contents (useful) on your website can increase your SEO.

How about this for an example

internal linking example

and this

on-page seo: internal linking

continuously, Brian links to other posts on his blog.

One mistake to avoid though is, using main keyword phrases to link

That takes us to Backlinko Advanced SEO Techniques 2018 3.

3. Use of Multimedia

According to Brian Dean, in his "On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page (2018 Update)"

add multimedia to posts

Multimedia helps in boosting user-interaction signals,

And it increases the perceived value of your content –which means that people are more likely to link to it.

notes this!.

alt tags for image SEO
 John Muller - Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google

Multimedia contents also reduce bounce rate while increasing time on site.

In short,

Try to include enough images and videos content to your blog post

4. Mobile Optimization

Google has launched its mobile-first indexing

mobile vs desktop users
Credit - Search Engine Land

Research by Search Engine Land shows that 57% of internet users are mobile (phones & tablets) users.

Hence, Google has placed a high priority on mobile SEO.

Search Engine Land suggests one needs a responsive website in other to prepare for "Mobile First Indexing"

Backlinko blog added more in "Mobile SEO: The definite guide" by suggesting the below

Mobile SEO tips for 2018

  1. Improve Site Speed on Mobile devices
  2. Use more HTML5 and fewer Iframe Videos
  3. Make content readable
  4. Go for a responsive design

page mobile friendly tool

Use google mobile-friendly test tool to check for mobile usability.

Up to the next Backlinko Advanced SEO Techniques 2018.

5. Quality over Quantity.

According to Brian Dean, Google prefers a website with fewer quality posts over one with many poor posts

Therefore, quality over quantity.

Neil Patel thinks posts over 3000 words get more traffic

While HubSpot’s analysis of 6,192 articles found 2000+ words articles got more backlinks and social shares

hubspot post length

Here is what serpIQ found

how long should a blog post be

And here is how great it works.

Backlinko currently have 41 posts published

and he gets nothing less than 180k monthly unique visitors from Google.

monthly pageviews

how about that for smart work?

Here are two helpful guides to come up with long content

6. Niche Influence

When I say Backlinko, what comes to your mind?

SEO, Link building etc what else?

How about, Linda Ikeji?

News, Gossip etc right?

That's niche influence - Picking a topic and dominating it!.

Scroll down, 40 posts of Backlinko blog, all you gonna find is SEO

The good part is, he has become an influencer in SEO and Link Building.

who is backlinko

how about this...

becoming an influencer

In summary, become an Authority in your Niche.

how to do that? - write more case studies and be a research addict.

7. Social Signal (Shares)

How about getting 31,814 social shares for a start?

social signal in seo

Here's Optinmoster's answer to the question

Does Social Media Affect SEO ranking?

Does Social Media Affect SEO ranking

and SeoCentro gives Social shares a whopping 5 star as a ranking signal

social shares in seo

So by social signal, what do we mean?

BigCommerce has this to say

bigcommence of social shares for seo

Conclusion, Social Signal plays a role in SEO

guess that's why Jide boldly displays it share count!


How to get more social shares? 

Neil suggests

  1. Use of Social media buttons
  2. Writing quality & in-depth contents
  3. Use of Click to tweets 
  4. Optimized post titles etc.

let's talk about "In-depth content".

8. In-Depth Topic Research

In-Depth topic research = Quality content + high social shares + first page ranking.

Here is how it works

Writing quality contents is not all about the length,

information covered matters a lot.

Neil Patel, suggest long contents only so a publisher can cover all the points in the topic.

How then, do you cover all the point without in-depth topic research?

Consider searching for Facts, infographics, publications etc that support each point you are covering.

9. Basic On-Page SEO Settings

Filling a basket with water is a waste of time!

and here is why?

Baskets have holes and can't hold water - get a bucket instead.

Here's the gist

Fixing On-Page SEO issues such as PageSpeed, Responsiveness, User-Friendly etc

improves your site SEO rank.

Backlinko gets a page speed of

pagespeed insights tool

and a pass mark for mobile friendliness

mobile friendly test

That takes us to technique 9

9. PageSpeed Optimization

User signals such as Bounce Rate has long become a part of Google's ranking factors

and here is why;

Bounce Rate is widespread to be caused by slow loading sites, especially on mobile.

Now with Google introducing Mobile first indexing, optimizing for speed is becoming even more important.

Here is speed test result on PageSpeed Insights.

speed up blogger blog

Using Pingdom Speed Test

pingdom pagespeed tool

You should also try Gtmetrix.

10. Keyword Targeting

How do you know what to write about?

let me rephrase

How do you know what will drive the most traffic?

Bet you, that's Keyword Targeting.

Baclinko's post "SEO Tools: The Complete List (2018 Update)" ranks on the number one spot for

the keyword "SEO tools"

keyword targeting

Here's the catch!

SEO tools has Volume: 40,500/mo | CPC: $5.27 | Competition: 0.4

keyword targeting competition

Quite easy for a blog with 67 DA and 60 PA to rank for!.

so what keyword should you target?

and there we go with the Backlink SEO strategy 10

11. Target Long Tail Keywords

For a start,

What are long tail keywords?

Long tail keywords are audience specific keywords which happen to contain as from 3-word phrases.

HubSpot defines something similar

what are long tail keywords

Examples of Long tail keywords are

  1. Best SEO Strategies
  2. Semrush Keyword Research
  3. Off Page SEO

Neil says Long tail keywords are better because of 1) low competition, 2) better conversion rates

and more which you read on his 11 Reasons You Need to Focus on Long-Tail Keywords for SEO.

Let's check out a few helpful keyword research tools.

  1. Keywords Everywhere - A browser addon to find keywords on the go
  2. Related Search - Fertile land for finding long tail keyword
  3. Adwords - Get data such as CPC, competition and monthly search of a keyword.
  4. Google Search Console - Find keywords you are already ranking for.

Next SEO hack is "Using GSC Information to increase rank".

12. Google Search Console SEO Hack

Does it make sense to you, to view keywords you already rank for?

why would you want to do that?

Definitely, to increase your ranking.

Heres the fact

Your targetted keyword could be "2018 SEO Strategies"

and Google will rank you on the second page for "SEO Hacks".

so, finding out such data will equip you to update such post, and sprinkle "SEO Hacks" in important areas for increased ranking...

Here is how to get that done on search console

google search console

Open search console > Search Traffic > Search Anaytics.

google search console search analytics

Tick "Impressions, CTR, and Position" for more data.

13. Fetch As Google Technique

Here's the truth

rank your blog post in less than 5minutes

you can rank your blog post in less than 5minutes using Fetch as Google tool.

Here is how to get it done.

google search console crawl

Open search console > Crawl > Fetch as Google

fetch as google

Input your URL and render.

14. Heading Optimization

How effective are h2,h3, and h4 on On-Page SEO?

here is what Marieke at Moz says

headings in seo

In summary, Proper use of heading tags can boost your site's traffic and ranking.

Best Heading Practices for Better On-page SEO

  • Include the main keyword in at least 1 heading tat 
  • Maximum of 30 headings per post
  • Practice proper heading structure (h2 important heading, h3 less important).

15. Upside down Guest Posting

is guest posting still effective?


But you have got to know something crucial!.

Writing a guest post and including just an Author box, has stopped being effective

and here is why

Author boxes are hidden and readers can't go that long way down.

shoutmeloud author box

But here is a guest post strategy that works

The Upsidedown Gusting posting hack.

Here is what you do basically.

Instead of adding a link to the author box, you simply create helpful resources.

backlinko guest posting technique
Credit: Backlinko

Add one or two resources from your blog and from other blogs.

16. Build a brand

Neil Patel has got this to say

neil on build a brand

the bottom line is,

you are entitled to more ranking signal as a brand than just being a blog.

See why big brand such as CNN, Wikipedia dominate the web...

and here is how far it has taken Neil Patel

neil patel traffic increase

The summary is, build brand credibility online

These tips should be helpful

  • Blog Weekly
  • Create Videos
  • Speak at conferences

find more tips on "The Future of SEO: It’s Not What You’re Expecting" by Neil Patel.

17. Post Title Powerups

Post titles are super SEO effective

and here is why

Google indexes a blog and displays it to its audience through the post title.

post title for seo

In other words,

A post title is a blog's number one organic traffic attraction.

Making it effective is required for all.

CoScedule Headline analyzer, suggests headline should contain emotional & power words

coschedule headline analyzer result

These powerups help make blog title effective for SEO.

18. Use of LSI Keywords

It makes sense for Google to display a post on "social media marketing" under "Facebook marketing"

But how is this possible? - LSI keywords.

SEO Tips in 2018, recommends webmasters to sprinkle a few LSI keywords related to the main keyword inside the post.

and here is a free tool to find LSI Keywords.


Go to LSI Graph >> Input Keyword >> Solve the reCaptcha.

lsi keywords

Above is a list of LSI keywords, do well to place them in your post.

19. CTR Optimization

Click Through rate is an important factor to consider in SEO.

Funny, we rank but don't convert.. doesn't make sense!

CTR Optimization increases page views by attracting a huge number of users to click on your link.

here is what am saying

ctr optimization

Between the two posts above, which do you think will get most clicks? right?

and this is why...

When users search for a keyword, they have a question in mind.

Your ability to figure out this question (Search Intent) and answer it matters to CTR.

Which Brian did with this "Want more traffic from Google? Then you're in the right place".

The second reason is the use of TOC widget

toc for CTR

You can see the optimized link, boldly displayed.

In summary, increased CTR = increased Traffic.

20. Link building

SEO Hack of all time, still very important.

Link building stands firm and even Wordstream confirms it

wordstream backlink for seo

Here are 2 worth knowing tips to get more backlinks in 2018

  1. Upsidedown guest posting
  2. Writing linkable content

21. Deleting Zombie pages

 Type in (e.g

and you would find numerous pages low ranked pages;

delete them

delete low ranked pages

Examples of zombie pages on my blog.

but why delete zombie pages?

here is what Backlinko have to say

deleting low ranked pages

check out next Backlinko Advanced SEO Techniques 2018

22. Optimize for Featured Snippet

Here's the plain truth

you can easily drive a high proportion of the traffic of a search query without ranking number one.

Here is what it is...

Optimization for Featured snippets.

Google, has realized featured snippets (answer box) to help users find quick answers

and you can totally take advantage of it.

Here is an example of a featured snippet (list )

how to optimize for featured snippets

here is another (paragraph).

featured snippet paragraph example

so how do I get ranked for a featured snippet?

here are the 3 best practices

  1. Increase your DA and PA 
  2. Practice long tail keyword targeting
  3. Get into details

That's what most webmasters suggest.

But here is what I figured out.

how to cook rice

Above photo, shows a featured snippet for "how to cook fried rice"

and here is how the actual page looks like

featured snippet trick

In summary, if you wish to get a quick featured snippet, ask a question using a heading tag (h2)

and answer using list or paragraph as the case may require.

23. Link to External Sites

Prove to Google your information is proof-oriented by linking to authority sites

Bottom line is

You don't only need sites linking to you, you need to link to sites too.

Here are the words of Brian dean on this

external links on seo

Linking to at least 4 authority websites on the topic you are working should send such signal.

24. Make your Content linkable

fact is,

No one is going to link to you if you don't prove your information!

Here is Backlinko's "SEO tools: the complete list" backlinks

backlinko seo tools rank

and this for "21 Actionable SEO Techniques"

Backlinko Advanced SEO Techniques 2018 rank

Dean has made his content industry valuable and people are gonna link to it.

25. Optimize for Voice Search

My mum practically prefers to say "Hello Google", than to type in keywords

bottom line is

Voice search is changing the way people search for information on the web.

a while ago, you probably have people type in keywords such as

how to make tea, where is mrbigs etc 

But with Voice search, users practically input more words and also more specific,

a granny might just be saying to "Google"

hello Google, how do you make sugar-free tea at home?

Hence, more words and specific targetting.

It is therefore smart to answer questions on

  1. How
  2. Where
  3. What
  4. Who

Check out Backlinko's "Voice Search: The Definite Guide" for more SEO techniques.

So... What do you think?

Now, it's your turn. I want to hear from you

Which of the 25 Backlinko Advanced SEO Techniques 2018 from today’s post are you going to try first?

or did I miss one of your favorite technique?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below.
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