How to Learn SEO: My Secret Method For Search Engine Optimization

Do you want to learn SEO? SEO isn't hard to learn, it just takes practice. And today I'm going to teach you how to get more Google traffic using SEO.
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In order to get good at SEO, you have to practice it. So create a website using WordPress and setup a blog. Make sure you pick a domain name as well.

Once it is setup, start blogging. You should be blogging about whatever topic you are passionate about.

From there you'll want to install the Yoast SEO plugin. This plugin allows you to change your meta tags as well as optimizes your WordPress blog for search engines.

Within your meta tags make sure you include your keywords. By placing the right keywords in your title tag you are more likely to rank for them.

In addition to adjusting your keywords, you will have to cross link your posts together. By cross linking them, they are more likely to get indexed.

Last but not least you will also have to build links. Go to, type in your competitor URLs and email out every site that links to them and ask them to link to you as well.

Over time you'll see your rankings increase and you'll get the hang of SEO.

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Will Chou's Personal Development Show - September 13, 2017 Reply

Neil is the kind of Patel that would make his child go to an Ivy League to get a backlink from their .edu student blog

    Neil Patel - September 13, 2017 Reply

    LOL, if my kid did go to one I would ask for a link. ROFL

    William Chou - September 14, 2017 Reply

    I would do the same

    Don TEE - September 15, 2017 Reply

    When you say “linking with other sites” or “backlinks” does it just mean the other sites sharing your links on their social media platform or having your link on their site?

    Neil Patel - September 16, 2017 Reply

    Other websites (not owned by you) linking to your website. This EXCLUDES social media sites. You want links from other blogs, new sites, etc.

    Popularity Matters - December 15, 2018 Reply


Kevin King - September 14, 2017 Reply

I Googled SEO several years ago and Neil Patels name came up in the results. I had no Idea how you get traffic to a website. I have not done tremendous SEO work but I learned a lot about SEO from reading Neil’s Blog. One of my websites has already done over 500k this year and I do not think it would have been possible if I did not start paying attention to Neil’s blog. Thanks Neil

    Neil Patel - September 14, 2017 Reply

    Congrats on the success Kevin! That is huge!!!! You can keep growing faster and faster.

    Keep up the good work!

    Kevin King - September 14, 2017 Reply

    Thanks Neil, Working on a Blog post right now!

    Neil Patel - September 16, 2017 Reply

    Best of luck!

    Kevin King - September 16, 2017 Reply

    Thanks Neil.

    Ingrid LiveLife - October 21, 2018 Reply

    Hi Kevin! That is awesome. I subscribed to you just now also. Courious what type of products are you selling on your site? Or how did you find a site that generated so much? New to this and want to see if I can do it too. How many websites did you start? Thank you. Will be watching your videos

Papp Sebastian Georgian - September 14, 2017 Reply

Have u ever had a client in luxury industry? For example I have more than 100 articles on a new blog platform that is around one year up and still having only 3k visitors a month dude

    Neil Patel - September 14, 2017 Reply

    I have. I have even had clients who sell high ticket items to B2B.

    It isn’t about traffic volume, it is about quality (and of course how much quality)

Sanjay Shinde - September 14, 2017 Reply

Thanks Neil. Very useful information.

    Neil Patel - September 14, 2017 Reply

    Glad you liked it Sanjay!

frizel francis - September 14, 2017 Reply

Hey Neil can you post a video about the recent updates in DM and how to deal with it?

    Neil Patel - September 14, 2017 Reply

    Will consider it. 🙂

sagar vk - September 30, 2017 Reply

what is the best and fastest hosting for website built with php?

    Neil Patel - October 4, 2017 Reply

    Try WPengine.

Reena Rawal Shah - December 5, 2017 Reply

This video is simply awesome. It covers main points in one go. Loved it! Thanks, Neil Patel.

    Neil Patel - December 5, 2017 Reply

    Glad you enjoyed it!

noman siddiqi - February 4, 2018 Reply

Please make a tutorial on complete SEO Audit or SEO friendly layout or ecommerce SEO friendly website building .

    Neil Patel - February 5, 2018 Reply

    Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll consider it for a future video!

April Ward - February 11, 2018 Reply

Neil do you do private instruction

    Neil Patel - February 12, 2018 Reply

    Hi April, I offer consulting!

Idil mohammed - March 7, 2018 Reply

Thanks Neil!! This video was really helpful.

Pritam Chougale - April 12, 2018 Reply

The funny part is 90% of us know all this stuff already yet we keep watching Neil’s videos.

    Neil Patel - April 13, 2018 Reply

    I can guarantee you with 100% certainty that not even close to 90% of people know this stuff. Most people who visit my site and channel are just getting started. Not everyone already works in SEO.

Dimitar Ivanov - May 7, 2018 Reply

Would my wp blog be slow if I used shared (the cheapest) webhosting?

P.S. Thanks for the short but very informational video

    Neil Patel - May 7, 2018 Reply

    No, it would be because of other factors.

Sonnia Ribeiro Intérprete Educacional - May 20, 2018 Reply

Thanks for the tips, Neil!
I am your follower in Brazil.
And thank you for capturing the videos in Portuguese from Brazil!

    Neil Patel - May 21, 2018 Reply

    You are very welcome, Sonnia!!

    Sonnia Ribeiro Intérprete Educacional - May 21, 2018 Reply

    +Neil Patel; thanks!:)

Dicas de Móveis do Montador - October 16, 2018 Reply

*Obrigado,* pelo conteúdo rico em informação, eu desejo muita saúde a voce e para todos que trabalham ao seu lado!

    Neil Patel - October 16, 2018 Reply

    Muito obrigado!

Gary H - October 28, 2018 Reply

Some great advice from Neil I have watched his videos and learned a lot thanks

    Neil Patel - October 30, 2018 Reply

    You are very welcome!

Pastor Dre Beats - November 14, 2018 Reply

Thank you for the amazing videos…

    Neil Patel - November 14, 2018 Reply

    You’re welcome!

Asma Siddiqua - December 9, 2018 Reply

Hey Neil, miss your this kinda single video where you don’t share the screen. Hope we will get such video soon.

Pawan kumar gupta - December 10, 2018 Reply

THANKS Big show

Host Promo - January 27, 2019 Reply

Keep sharing your secrets! Really good SEO advice.

    Neil Patel - January 28, 2019 Reply

    Will do!

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