SEO content writing is one of the most important ways to help your brand get found in today’s online world. If you’re working on building a tribe around what you create, it doesn’t take too much effort to boost your content visibility but it’s the key for long-term growth.
Our guest today, Phil Singleton, has fantastic and easily implementable tips for any type of creator.
Phil Singleton is a web designer, SEO expert, and an award-winning author. Since 2005, Phil has owned and operated a digital agency based in Kansas City, where his online home is KC Web Designer.
In 2016, Phil and John Jantsch, of the popular Duct Tape Marketing, co-wrote SEO for Growth: The Ultimate Guide for Marketers, Web Designers & Entrepreneurs. Phil’s book, SEO for Growth is an Amazon bestseller and has been listed as a top marketing book by Forbes and other prominent media.
Phil has also created a popular WordPress SEO plugin WP SEO Scheme that has been downloaded over 100,000 times in the last year.
Phil’s latest startup venture, Podcast Bookers, is a service that helps marketers and executives get booked on established podcasts as a way to develop authority and personal branding, improve SEO, and most importantly, generate new leads and sales.
- Phil’s story from cubical life to SEO expert
- A barter with a car company that changed Phil’s trajectory
- Website content publishing vs social content posting
- SEO benefits of podcasting, transcriptions, and show notes
- Effective backlinking for Google traffic generation
- How to think of blogging like writing a book
- How books boost your expertise
- SEO and Google traffic generation for visual artists
- Voice search and future trends in Google Search
- What “Scheme code” is and why it’s important for Google ranking
- How long can SEO take before you see more site traffic?
- The best type of written content for current Google traffic trends
- How blogging and social help your Google SEO ranking
- Phil’s recommended keyword research tools
- How Phil’s SEO plugin can help your Google ranking
- … And so much more!
“You don’t want to create content just for the SEO benefit. But I wouldn’t want to create anything without SEO in the back of my mind.”
“Google has over 200 ranking factors, they’re looking at so many angles for content. If you get into the Google mindset, it will help you with marketing.”
“What wins today are niche websites. People that focus on a specific type of art or content and commit to making great content win.”
“Keyword research is so important and undervalued. I don’t think you can truly know who you ideal avatar is unless you know how they search online.” ~ Phil Singleton
Additional Resources Discussed in this Podcast
- SEO Benefits of Podcasting
- Should I Have a Website?
- Google Ad Words Keyword Planner
- Keywords Everywhere
- SEMRush Keyword Tool
- Ahref’s Keyword Tool
- Google’s General Ranking Guidelines PDF
- Duct Tape Marketing
Hey! I’m Devani, a multi-passionate creator who enjoys honing the craft of writing (mostly;)), photography, cooking, podcasting, learning about business, and growing brands. I’m the former co-host of the iCreateDaily Podcast with LeAura Alderson (my mom), and co-founded the iCreateDaily brand. I hope through the content and products we produce, you will be inspired to start, sustain, and succeed in your goals.
My non-business and artistic hobbies include: enjoying a good movie, discovering obscure but epic music, obsessing over The Beatles, and developing fictional stories in my head. My Maltese dog, Caspian, provides an insane amount of creative inspiration by just being his adorable self. #HeWokeUpLikeThat. 😉
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