I just want to throw this out there…..I freakin’ LOVE SEO marketing, of all kinds. And when you get to put it together with an awesome business model, such as MLM/network marketing, it is an absolute win-win. Now, whole courses have been written and produced on how to do MLM SEO. I know because I have bought them, and they are absolutely phenomenal. Yet, I want this post to be about the basics though, you know….how to start doing SEO for your MLM business as a “newbie”. So let’s dive into it, shall we?
As some of you may know, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Essentially, it is the fancy termed assigned to a search engine (Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc) and the results it gives you when you type in a keyword or phrase to search for something. For instance, when you type in “MLM leads” into Google, a bunch of sites will come up on the LEFT hand side of the page. These are called natural or organic rankings, and the search engines pick sites based on how well they think the site can contribute to the searcher’s inquiry. Yes, there are a ton more things that go into it, but that is what the general overview is.
But how do you get up there? How do you get your website to be in the top 5 spots for “MLM leads”? Well I want to give you two ways right now that can get you going. Are you ready?
#1. Posting On Other People’s Blogs
This is what many consider the “old school” way, but it is the foundation and most important way to do SEO in my book. Many courses that you buy or come across these days try to give you shortcuts, saying they will get you to the top of Google or Yahoo within 48hrs, so that you don’t have to do the time intensive, long term waiting strategy of what I just suggested. However, they are missing the boat.
By posting on other people’s blogs, you start to connect with others. You position yourself as an authority. You spark good conversations. You leave a lasting impression in people’s minds. This is all good stuff! You want these things to happen! Yes, down the road you can outsource this task, but when you are first starting, simply tell yourself that you are going to post to 10 blogs/day for 4 days/week. If you did this simple task, you would have potentially 120 backlinks to your own blog/website per month, and having inbound links to your site is one of the major factors at getting your site high in search engine rankings. It might seem like I am glossing over some details here, and I am…but just remember, seek out other MLM blogs/websites and post a question or make a comment, with your website in your signature. This doesn’t take much time, and it will do wonders for your SEO rankings.
#2. Use A Submitting Service
You know how I just dogged on courses and programs that can get you Google rankings for certain keywords in 48hrs or less? Well, I was trying to drive home a point. You should definitely try to post on other blogs every single day, but if you ALSO (as in a SECOND way) want to try and speed up the process a little, try an article or submitting service.
What these do, they blast out your blog post or article or video to a bunch of different sites. Because the search engines see your post/article/video on a bunch of sites all tracking back to your website, they will see your site as “important”. Now, a quick caveat here…..only post good quality content! Many of the sites that your stuff gets blasted to have human editors, looking for spam. Therefore, if you produce crap, you will get slapped, your stuff won’t get uploaded, and you won’t get the rankings for certain keywords. I personally use Traffic Geyser, and it has done wonders for my business. Brian Finale, a MLM video marketing superstar, has a ton of good info on how to use Traffic Geyser to make your SEO business explode. I highly suggest visiting his blog for more info.
So, if you are just scratching your head with no clue what I just talked about, it’s ok. Don’t’ worry. Post your questions or comments below, and I can answer them in the future. Just know that there are two ways to get rocking with SEO for your MLM business, and both will get you amazing results.
Until next time….
Dr. Timothy Lawler