How I Built A Blog With 2000 Users A Day in 1 Year

How To Build A Blog With 2000 Users A Day in 1 Year

How did we build a blog with 2000 users a day, well we will share our story with you on how we actually built a small online empire.

So if you’re wondering how to build a blog with 2000 users a day in 1 Year, sit back, relax, and enjoy this SEO blog post.

Although many people give up after the first month or two after starting a blog or a website, that’s because there’s simply no sign of traffic, and all the time spent simply ain’t worth it.

But that’s where mistakes are made, any website takes an average of 180 to 250 days to start ranking probably in Google and other search engines.

Therefore, our advice to anyone starting off is to simply not let the traffic distract you on the blog till 1 year has passed at least, you can help it rank higher of course during this time but you have to use a few online SEO tools and also be creative.

let’s start off this blog topic by showcasing some stats data.

By this, we mean the traffic stats of our 2 online blogs.

Here is my google analytics for my 1st website which I started 1 year ago. 

first year of my website traffic

the first year of my website traffic

As you can see above the traffic started off very well, in fact, we have performed a 301 redirect of our old website which was at the time receiving 600 users per day.

Doing this website redirect did cause a small spike in the traffic at the start, as you can see from May to July on the Google Analytics image above.

But even such 301 redirect changes never helped the traffic, traffic normalized and dropped down to 400 users per day after the first 6 months in November.

This is the part where we get inspired and pick up the pen and start working on keywords and writing down topics of interest.

Therefore, you really want to post around 12 to 13 new topics each month, this is the golden ratio.

This is where our website went from 1000 users to 2000 in 1 month.

This was due to SEO backlinks, and SEO overall kicking in after the first 6 months of hard work.

How I Built A Blog With 2000 Users A Day in 1 Year

How I Built A Blog With 2000 Users A Day in 1 Year

Out of the 2000 users who visited us in 1 day, 1400 users were organic from Google, 400 were from social media and the rest were simple referrals and direct users.

Organic Traffic is 80%

Organic Traffic is 80%

So now let’s have a look at our other website, this is the 2nd website that we have started to work on in June.

How to Build A Blog With 2000 Users A Day in 1 Year

How to Build A Blog With 2000 Users A Day in 1 Year

So we have made a blog about sound effects and movie effects, a test website which we started working on in June last year, with very minimal effort on marketing, mainly concentrating on just good SEO and all the 7 points that we have highlighted below, the website has actually performed very well.

In fact, 90% of the traffic came in from search engines.

We did post around 70 small blog topics in the last 6 months.

Surprisingly, we wouldn’t even call them blog posts to be honest, because each of the posts had around 200 words if not less.

But somehow, this strategy still worked, we were almost at 100 users a day with no social media marketing at all.

So how did we build a blog with 2000 users a day in 1 Year?

These are the main steps we have taken to achieve such goals;

Part 1 – H1 and H2 Tags

What we did was simple, we made sure we used H1, H2, and H3 header tags on all titles of the website, if you are interested in header tags you can learn more about h1 tags here.

Part 2 – Alt Tags

We made sure we used alt tags on all images, you can learn more about alt tags here. This is very important for great SEO ranks and good search engine traffic.

Part 3 – Optimize Each Post or Topic

We used the This SEO formula on each page or new blog post topic shown below;

      1. SEO Keyphrase in subheadings: Make sure to use more keyphrases or synonyms in your higher-level subheadings! H1, H2 and H3 tags
      2. Image alt attributes: make sure all images have alt attributes, don’t overdo it, and make sure to use your SEO keyword on alt tags but no more than 3 times per post, then use different keywords.
      3. Keyphrase in the title: The title of your blog should start with your SEO keyword, this is a must always!
      4. SEO title width: Don’t make the title of your blog too short or too long try and keep it 50-60 characters long if you can.
      5. Outbound links: Link to any other external websites, if you have a link at the bottom of your page on all pages to another website this will also work, basically 1 outbound link to any website, preferably one with similar content.
      6. Internal links: Create a hyperlink to any page on your website, at least 1 on each new blog post you publish.
      7. SEO Keyphrase in the Introduction: Make sure to start with the SEO keyword at the beginning of the paragraph.
      8. SEO Keyphrase length: Try not to target keywords sentences that have more than 4 words, the fewer words the better.
      9. SEO Keyphrase density: Try to include at least 4 times, no more than 5 otherwise you be flooding the keyword, but I find that 1 out of 10 articles can be packed with at least 10 of the same keywords on 1 page, a little trick I have learned which works, doesn’t hurt to break the rules of SEO few times.
      10. Keyphrase in meta description: Make sure you write a website meta description of no more than 160 characters, include the keywords that you targeting (not 160 words but characters please make sure)
      11. Meta description length: Well done!
      12. Previously used keyphrase: Try not to use the same keywords again and again.
      13. Text length: At least 400 words on the page relating to your article/blog
      14. Keyphrase in slug: (include keywords in URL, for example,

Part 4 – Target Easy Keywords

We have targeted easy-to-rank keywords with a difficulty of 60 and no greater to start off with.

Simply, this was done on We have made another blog post about SpyFu and targeting low-competition keywords, check it out.

Spyfu SEO tool for SEO keywords - How I Built A Blog With 2000 Users A Day in 1 Year

Spyfu SEO tool for SEO keywords – How I Built A Blog With 2000 Users A Day in 1 Year

Key Point A – Targeting Keywords

The goal is to make sure the difficulty of the SEO keyword or keyphrase you targeting is no greater than 59 at the early stages, once you get at least 1000 users a day, then you can start targeting keywords between 60 to 80 in difficulty to rank.

Key Point B – Target Potential Keywords

Make sure the keywords you targeting have at least 500+ visits a month, anything less than that is pretty much pointless. Aim for keywords above 80 once you get 10,000 users per month.

Key Point C – Target Low Competition Keywords

Try and look at similar keywords and see if their difficulty to rank is lower than 59, this will also give you great SEO keyword ideas.

These are the main 3 key points to cover towards efficient website growth.

PPC / CPC - How I Built A Blog With 2000 Users A Day in 1 Year

PPC / CPC – How I Built A Blog With 2000 Users A Day in 1 Year

One thing we did not mention was CPC or PPC as seen in the image above.

Simply, try to target SEO keywords that have high CPC, and PPC, as this will help you generate good revenue in the future.

Also, you want to make sure to take nothing lower than $0.50 to start off with per click. If you want to rank faster and grow your online presence the right way.

But don’t overdo yourself, if you go for higher-paying keywords, they will have high difficulty in rankings, and it will take you years and years to see any decent search results, well if any results.

This is where your website is trying to rank but can’t rank since the selection of SEO keywords you have chosen to target are way too high in difficulty, in simple terms, you are simply targeting way too much competition.

Imagine trying to take on Amazon with no index history.

Yeh, you get the point…

Start off small and build up, otherwise, you will have no chance of achieving 20 to 50 users a year.

Part 5 – Setup Youtube Channel

Get started with youtube.

This is where we have been teaching people online with step-by-step guides and tutorials on music software, and SEO, this can be anything of your choice.

Just make sure it’s related to your niche.

Finally, try and pick one topic and stick to it, base your whole website on this same topic or niche, and let this topic be your inspiration for the next 1/2 years as you will aim to make a living from this.

  1. When you’re using youtube, try and include your website links in the description text of the videos, this will give you 1 good quality backlink, and also drive traffic to your blog.
  2. Create an intro to your video and try to get subscribers.
  3. Go and comment on other people’s youtube videos, subscribe to them 1/5 will subscribe back and comment back on your videos, the best way to slowly start growing.
  4. It can take loads of time to see any results but keep posting videos and make sure you give good video titles and descriptions. Never give up, it roughly takes around 100 videos to start seeing results.

Part 6 – Social Media

Set up social media.

This can be something like Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, make sure they all social media link to your website, this will go down as social media backlinks.

If you can, get your friends to share your blog, starting off can be hard but don’t give up, the search engines will kick in after 190 to 250 days before you see some good results.

Also, make sure you have at least 150 decent-quality posts on your blog with no less than 450 to 500 words on each post if you want to rank well.

Part 7 – The Backlinks

Work on your backlinks.

Backlinks are what makes or breaks your website, and your website’s online presence growth is based on backlinks, this is very underestimated and many people who design websites don’t bother.

Truly, the more backlinks you can get from any website is always a benefit and a little push in rankings.

Check out some of the best tools you can use to track your backlinks for free.

Therefore, you can start off with Blogger, or Pinterest, find relevant forums online, and post something interesting, make sure you mention a web link to your website (this is what counts as a  backlink.

Also, don’t be afraid to contact other websites, and ask them if they would be interested in exchanging backlinks. List of a few backlink websites you can use below;

  1. DirectoryWorld
  2. SoMuch
  3. Jayde
  4. AuthorStream
  6. Zoho
  7. ImFaceplate
  8. BitBucket
  9. CheaperSeeker

We have also made another blog post on how backlinks improve SEO Rankings, you should definitely check this out.

Part 8 – Improve your old content

It’s very important to go back to your old content to try and improve it, adding more information to your old blog posts and topics.

The search engines love this!

The best way to do this is select pages that rank between page rank 3 and page rank 5 and see what your competitors are doing.

Then compare your topic on the top ranking page, add more info, and try and make your topic better and more informative. But do this with some knowledge.

It’s very important that you don’t change any pages which rank pages 1, 2, and 3 on Google, otherwise, this can lead to negative effects.

You can check your page ranks on each page in the Google search console.

Also, the ratio of new content and updated content should be around 50/50.

Finally, that is pretty much it on how to build a successful blog with many users within a year.

Part 9 – Work on your Spellings and Grammer

You want to make sure that your spelling and grammar are on point, many readers would be turned away if you make too many spelling or grammar mistakes.

Then again Google has confirmed that spelling and grammar don’t have much of a negative effect on search rankings.

You also want to make sure that your blog is worth reading.

Try and use Grammarly, this is an extension that can be installed on your browser, and in real-time fix your spelling and grammatical errors, the best part is this software is totally free!

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