search engine optimization

SPI 176: Backlinking – What’s Working and Is it Even Still Important – with Brian Dean from

I’m thrilled to have Brian Dean from Backlinko here to share his expertise on backlinking. You may remember Brian’s epic post on backlinking that appeared on the Smart Passive Income blog in 2014.

In this episode, Brian reviews the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) and teaches which strategies will help you boost your site’s Google rank and drive traffic to your site.

SPI 134: Crucial and Common WordPress Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, with Dan from WP Curve

Dan Norris, co-founder of WP-Curve (a company that provides on-going support for Wordpress users) has helped hundreds of Wordpress site owners through a myriad of different problems. He's on the show today to help us with the most common mistakes webmasters make, and how to avoid them for an improved site and user experience.

What Else is Wrong With The Smart Passive Income Blog? SEO Mistakes.

To keep this week's theme of "where the Smart Passive Income Blog is lacking and what you can learn from it" (see my last post about conversion strategies), today I'm going to share some sections of an SEO audit that was performed on the SPI blog by renowned Wordpress and web development expert, Joost De [...]

Mastering Keyword Research and SEO Competition

Today, I thought I'd mix it up a bit and publish a video post. I really enjoy doing them, especially when I get to use my "electronic whiteboard", as you'll see. In this 10 minute video, I talk about how I do keyword research when it comes to the blog posts that I write, the [...]

Keyword Search Engine Position Experiment – One Week Report

I love experiments. I try something...then I see what happens. It's so simple, yet so powerful. If only experiments in high school chemistry were as much fun as doing experiments like this on the internet. Last week, I initiated my keyword position experiment, implementing various strategies to rank as high as possible for the specific [...]

A Step By Step Plan To Rank Higher in the Search Engines

Today, I'm going to outline a plan to rank higher in Google for a certain keyword phrase. Before I tell you exactly what I'm going to do, we must first understand how things work. In my experience, there are three primary ways that search engines (namely, Google), will determine the rank of your website relevant [...]