1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

[Help] SEO for News Website

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pankajg, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. pankajg

    pankajg Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    30
    Hi All,

    Can someone answer one of the below question or show me some guide or video for the same

    How do you do SEO for a fairly large Business News Portal which gets 2 M visit in a month?

    Already in Google News

    Please help.

    Some pointers would be great

    Thanks
    P
     
  2. stevenjcolwell

    stevenjcolwell Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    SEO
    Location:
    UK
    Well if you have no idea what you are doing in SEO and the site has 2m visits a month then don't get someone who knows what they are doing to do it .

    If you do then i would look where the problems are. Look at trimming down some of the useless pages, clean up the index, fix any technical problems and go from there.
     
  3. magnothoer

    magnothoer Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2014
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm also interested in this. Will be following this thread.
     
  4. pankajg

    pankajg Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    30
    any more pointers? looking forward for more tips
     
  5. SimonSez

    SimonSez Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    3
    You already get 2 million visits per month and you need SEO? is this all organic or from Google News?

    If you got 2 million views a month you should at least monetize and adsense it if you haven't already,
     
  6. pressrelease

    pressrelease Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Messages:
    676
    Likes Received:
    241
    Location:
    Disneyland
    You have 2M visit and wants seo. Really.
     
  7. Parker2010

    Parker2010 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2017
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    192
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    SEO Consultant
    Location:
    BHW
    Home Page:
    Mate: You don't need SEO, focus on how to earn business from these 2 M views ;)

    Good luck.
     
  8. seogroupbuy

    seogroupbuy Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    SMM
    Location:
    USA
    Home Page:
    Yes you have already 2 M views then why you don,t use these 2m for erining with any other idea like convert vistor into clinet or use adsnese or many other things you need to focus on, rather then seo.
     
  9. pankajg

    pankajg Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    30
    Hi All, Thanks for chipping in.

    This is not my site :)

    This is a big publishing house who run this finance and business news site.

    Now they want to increase the traffic by 20% per month

    So i wanted to figure out is there any special tips and tricks for NEWS site.

    I only see tips for small / niche website and i am quite aware of those and i have been doing it.

    So was wondering if anyone here has experience with NEWS publishing site, thats why i started the thread.

    Hope some one can point it to me. Some broad general tips or videos about the same would be highly appreciated

    Regards,
    P
     
  10. michibiz

    michibiz Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2017
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    I worked for big news sites in SEO :

    some advice:

    - identify evergreen content with stable visits and try to optimize/update them regularly
    - split titles (one title for Google and one title for visitors)
    - create optimized topic sites/category sites where the user finds all the information (videos, images, content) to a specific topic
    - republish those articles with high traffic, big SEO chances or social media hits
    - train your editorial team in terms of SEO, show them how important it is
    - research for upcoming events and create a topic catalogue that dictates when to publish a certain article (google trends helps)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  11. pankajg

    pankajg Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    30

    Thank you brother for the help.... This was the kind of info i was expecting when i created the thread. Much appreciated.

    Does anyone else have some tips they would like to share here.... would be so cool

    Thanks
     
  12. ContentWriter

    ContentWriter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 8, 2013
    Messages:
    3,029
    Likes Received:
    398
    Occupation:
    Content Writer
    Home Page:
    Hi, @pankajg.

    I handle several Google News websites in terms of their daily news writing needs.
    If the owner of that website wants to hike up their traffic by 20%, you first need to check their top 5 sources of traffic and focus on those sources.

    If the main source of traffic is Facebook, check their engagement with their followers. The engagement level might be something that can be improved.

    If the main source of traffic is Google News itself, have you ever thought about scaling up the number of news articles you get every day? Which news categories get the highest traffic? You may want to add more news articles for the top 3 categories that get the highest traffic.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  13. aniyadoug

    aniyadoug Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2017
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    buy links from big sites
     
  14. TyTheRuler

    TyTheRuler Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    6
    Facebook ads? Not quite sure. Maybe try that. google adwords might help too.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    5,977
    Likes Received:
    1,444
    Content google loves content add a twist to the page and gain engagement .

    Add more page activatee to gain more traffic / users .

    Free games page.
    Eating advise page.
    agony aunt page .
    Relationship advice page.
    Quiz page.
    Cartoon page.
    Competition page .
    Sport page.
    Diat advice page.

    Get the traffic to interact with the website .

    All the above will help to get more traffic.

    It also improve engagement and that will improve indexing height in google.

    Then your get even more traffic.

    Good luck ...
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2017
  16. pankajg

    pankajg Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    30
    Thank you all for helping.

    More tips are always welcome
     
  17. Defeatenonce

    Defeatenonce Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    60
    Gender:
    Male
    with 2M a month I think SEO is useless in your case XD
     
  18. pankajg

    pankajg Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    30
    What if you want to increase it to 2.5M per month and then to 3 M per month and so on....

    In that case what needs to be done in terms of SEO...
     
  19. Steveputlocker

    Steveputlocker Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2016
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    If you can give us a little more info, like what niche and type of site?
     
  20. slicktimesavers

    slicktimesavers Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2016
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Full Time Internet, Software Developement, SEO
    Location:
    Ma.
    Home Page:
    as pointed out previous, focus on what is getting those views

    at this point it is not SEO
    news sites if publishing current news are on their own news feeds
    start doing your homework and dig into what is driving those views

    then work from there
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1