The Content Optimization Hack to Double Your Blog’s Traffic

Do you know how much traffic you are losing if you are ignoring content optimization?

This post shows how Linkody nearly doubled its blog’s traffic in one month.

Most of us tend to produce content, do some quick marketing and then forget about the content we worked so hard on.

That’s a lot of traffic down the drain.

What if I told you that a simple content optimization process is the missing piece of your content strategy?

How We Doubled Traffic With A Content Optimization Process

After discovering the potential hiding under the bonnet of the Google Search Console and connecting a few dots, we @ Linkody HQ realised that content optimization has huge potential and we ended up doubling our traffic.

We noticed that the keywords that bring the most traffic, were not the ones we originally targeted and optimised while writing the articles.

Even if you carry out keyword research with due diligence and pick topics based on that, you will sometimes find that an article has a better ranking potential for other keywords.

We realised we were leaving a huge source of traffic on the table and that we could generate a lot more visitors to our articles, using proper on-page optimisation every once in awhile.

So, we decided to give it a go!

Fast forward one-and-a-half months, and we have nearly doubled our blog traffic since we began actively optimising Linkody’s blog! ;)

linkody blog traffic

There is more: ever since we made this hack part of our content strategy, traffic has been steadily growing.

Linkody content optimization strategy results

Moreover, we have noticed that together with the increase of website’s overall authority, the traffic to Linkody’s backlink monitoring tool has been growing faster than before.

Traffics Growth Google Analytics

Sounds interesting, right?

Let’s dig in.

Step #1 – Content Optimization With Google Search Console

Before we start: Just so we are on the same page, I need to make sure you have Google Search Console set up & ready. This video guide will get you there.

content fun meme

After that’s done – you will need to wait a while before the data is imported.

For those already familiar with the Search Console – congrats, that was the most complicated part of this process.

Here’s the part where you will learn how to find the keywords which will bring the most traffic, for each of your posts.

Step 1

Head over to Search Traffic (1) > Search Analytics (2).

Google Search Console

There you will be able to see:

  1. The queries by which people find you
  2. All your pages
  3. Countries
  4. Device usage (Desktop, mobile or tablet)
  5. Search Type (web, image or video)

Step 2

Select all the necessary metrics (1) – in this case, we selected all four.

Search Traffic

Then click on pages (2) to see the site’s content neatly organised.

Step 3

In this case, you will need to organise all the pages according to the clicks (1) – a.k.a according to the traffic.

Keyword position

Then, go ahead and click on one of the articles (2).

As an example, we will select the “niche-sites-case-studies” post we optimised exactly one month ago. Let’s try to see if there are already any optimisation opportunities.

Step 4

Afterwards, you should click on the queries (1) to see all the keywords by which people can find your article.

Search keywords

It gets better, at the bottom of the page you can export all these queries (2).

Download keywords

This will give you a CSV file holding a list filled with all the keywords that have ever got an impression from a browser.

Step #2 – Analyzing Keyword Opportunities to Rank

Keyword search volume will change over time and your focus keyword might be replaced by a trendier query. KW Planner is here to save the day.

Google Keyword Planner

Note: To access the main functionality of KW Planner you have to set up 1 ad on AdWords. It can be turned off after the signup so you don’t have to worry about getting charged. Quick video guide here.

Now, let’s learn about spotting new traffic opportunities.

Step 1

Head over to Keyword Planner and click on Get Search Volume Data and Trends (1).

Google Keyword Planner

Then, upload the CSV file (2) you got from our friend, the Google Search Console.

Search volume upload

Optionally you can open up the CSV from Google Search Console and copy the keywords to paste into Google Keyword Planner.

Step 2

After you hit “get search volume”, you can organise all the queries according to average monthly searches (1), to see what’s trending at the moment.

And then download the list of all the KWs (2).

keyword planne

Top Secret Step

This is where the magic happens.

I have created an amazing Google Sheet that identifies content optimization opportunites for you automatically!

All you have to do is copy and paste!

At the moment you should have two CSV files:

  1. One from the Search Console with the data from your website.
  2. Another from the Keyword Planner with Google’s search volume.

Content Optimization Sheet Guide

  1. Copy paste your Search Console data in the second sheet (1).
  2. And the info from Keyword Planner goes in the third sheet (2).

Step 4

After that’s done, head over to the first sheet where you will see the chart with similar looking data-

keyword graph

In this case, you can see the following:

  1. Which keywords have the highest search volume
  2. And which queries bring blog.Linkody the most traffic

At the beginning of a blog post’s life cycle, keywords that bring the most traffic and have the highest search volume rarely match.

And when we look at our blog the query that brings the most clicks is not always the keyword we originally tried to optimise for.

This is the optimisation opportunity you should be looking for.

You should generally target the query you find with the highest clicks as your focus keyword.

But also keep in mind that it’s worth investigating whether there is a potential to rank for keywords with a bigger search volume.

Note: 99% of the time high search volume means high difficulty to rank.

The probability to rank, for the keywords with the highest search volumes increases with time as your blog post matures by accumulating backlinks.

You can also give it a further boost by making significant updates to the content.

Nevertheless, be realistic about your chances to get organic traffic from high-end queries.

Step 4

In our example above most of the clicks were generated by the keyword “niche website examples” so we will select this as our focus keyword.

After checking the blog post, we realised that this specific term appears in the article only once.

That means there is great opportunity to optimise for this keyword with some simple on page SEO tweaks.

It’s also important to find 3-4 LSI keywords (semantic keywords) as well.

Then you want to sprinkle these keywords throughout your article along with your target keyword.

To find LSI keywords run a Google search for the selected focus keyword, scroll to the bottom of the page (1) and you will see the related searches (2).

LSI Keywords

Step #3 – On Page SEO Optimization

Once we know the focus keyword and LSI keywords for the specific post, it’s time to optimise the post.

SEO content optimization gif

Step 1

Head over to your blogging platform and find the post you want to optimise.

In this example, we will be using WordPress.

Step 2

We prepared a checklist for you to know how SEO on-page optimisation should happen. It’s 9 steps – take one step at a time and do the following for each of your posts:

  1. The headline should start with (& include) the focus keyword (make sure the headline is under 70 characters).headline
  2. Add a clickbait KW to your Headline – best, epic, awesome, deal of the year/month, etc.
    clickbait headline
  3. Make sure there is an image in your post with the focus keyword as the alt-tag
    alt tag
  4. Drop your focus KW in the first paragraph.first paragraph
  5. Add 3-4 similar LSI keywords in the content.
    • For us it was straight forward, we just added a couple of similar keywords from the list that Google Search Console produced.
  6. Make sure your focus KW appears from 0.5% to 1% from the total content.
    keyword density
  7. Add KW at the beginning of the URL. Important: If you edit the URL, make sure to create the redirect
    slug update
  8. Add a Meta-description that includes your focus keyword.meta description
  9. Use sub-headings with your focus keyword.subheading

If you are running Wordpress you can make this process a lot easier by installing the Yoast SEO plugin and setting a focus keyword when you are editing your post-

yoast seo content optimization

This is a long process but it’s one of the most important elements, without which content optimization won’t really work.

Step 3

It is important that you track your progress so please make a copy of this excel sheet

Just click on File > Make A Copy to grab a copy for yourself.

It’s fairly basic and self explanatory but make sure you fill it out each time you optimise a post for a new keyword so you can track your progress.

Step #4 – Tracking Results With Google Analytics

Knowing you have a problem is the first step towards fixing it.

You cannot know if you’re improving without data – so you’ve gotta measure it.

For A/B testing we use Google Analytics. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s free and gets the job done (here‘s a great video guide on how to set it up).

Step 1

Head over to Google Analytics and select your domain.

google analytics

Step 2

It will take some time before you find the right content recipe that works so content optimization should be carried out every ~1-2 months.

With that in mind the data should be monitored regularly at the end of each month.

ab testing google analytics

Step 3

To monitor only the organic traffic head over to Acquisition (1) > All Traffic (2) >Channels (3) > Organic Search (4).

AB test organic traffic

Then click on the Landing Pages (1)

AB test Landing Pages

And you will be able to see all your website’s content. Find the post you optimised and click on it.

Google Analytics compares the traffic & different metrics for each month so you know the effect of your actions and what to improve the next month.

At the end of the day, content optimization is a game of A/B testing – test, see what works and optimise.

Discovering what works is also the hardest part and requires the most work.

Wrapping It Up

By following this framework, you can make sure that your content (no matter its forms: article, listicle, multimedia etc…) performs better.

For us, it was an amazing discovery. As with many other blogs out there, our posts enjoyed a couple of good months of traffic and then started slowly losing attention.

Well, not anymore:

Now we keep our posts fresh each month and traffic is growing faster than ever before.
I hope this guide can help you to do the same.

If you are struggling, make sure to share your issues or concerns in the comments section below. I will do my best to help you out.

And finally, here are a few questions to harness our collective wisdom:

How have you previously dealt with the loss of traffic? Do you have a content optimization strategy in your organisation and how is it different from this one?

Happy content hacking!

119 Responses

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  10. Thodoris Konsoulas

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    Step #2 was the best part!
    Google sheet worked for me after changing “true” to “false” in DC sheet’s VLOOKUP (cell C).
    I’m glad I found you!

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  11. Sujan Pariyar

    Thank you for sharing this bro. I have now new perspective to look google console and keyword planner. I am going to use your trip. Hope things go great.

    • Matthew Woodward
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  13. Kat

    I tried the process, but I’m getting urls instead of keywords on the bottom of the google docs chart. Any ideas why? Or is it just me :)

  14. Anng

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    • Matthew Woodward
      August 3rd, 2017 at 2:24 pm

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  15. Karl

    Great post, Helvis. Thanks for all the details.

    One thing I am wondering about is the on page SEO enhancements. You write:

    >>Add a clickbait KW to your Headline – best, epic, awesome, deal of the year/month, etc

    Why the headline? ( tag I assume) and not the meta title tag? Isn’t the clickbait for the benefit of the organic listings and I thought those are more likely to be taken from the meta tag.

    • Karl
      July 23rd, 2017 at 6:55 am

      (&ltlh1> tag I assume)

  16. Burak

    Hey there,

    Do you think it is necessary to go for additional backlink work on the optimized content?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 3rd, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Yes that always helps!

  17. Guruprasad

    Could you please suggest some of important steps I should follow after starting a blog. I have started entirely new website just 2 weeks before.

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    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      No problem!

  19. Guruprasad

    This post is really helpful for a blogger like me. Definitely, I will implement this strategy to my website. Nicely crafted article! Thanks, Matthew.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2017 at 10:32 am

      No problem!

  20. nabeel faiz

    Very nice I hope it will help me to improve my blog. Thanks again.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 11th, 2017 at 11:56 am

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    Thanks matthew …
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    • Matthew Woodward
      July 11th, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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      July 11th, 2017 at 2:03 pm

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  23. wiki

    Can I use Ahrefs tools for the keyword? because ahrefs also provide top pages keyword list.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Yes you can

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  28. Chris

    Hi Matthew, the first tab is missing from the excel sheet when I download it. I see the first tab in the web browser but it is not there on download. Can you please check it and update the file?

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    • Matthew Woodward
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  30. Emenike Emmanuel

    Hi Matthew,

    You are at it again with a powerful content hacking strategy. Honestly, I must say that this is a good one. So deep and full of insight.

    I was about adding that Yoast SEO plugin was a good to help get some of the strategies you mentioned here sorted out before I read it here too. Yes, since I began using it, my traffic and those of my clients increased. Right now, using what I learnt using it, I have been able to replicate same ideology on blogger blog.

    One more new thing I learnt in this blog post which I’m so impressed with is the idea you shared on using Google Keyword Planner. So I can stop the ads after setting it before being charged? Haha.. I never knew. Thanks for that information.

    Now I’m better prepared to double my traffic again. Thanks once again.

    Emenike Emmanuel

  31. Alton

    Nice guide Helvis,
    I am aware about the initial steps you explained but content optimisation spreadsheet is new for me.
    Normally, I put Google Console’s keywords into practice and this way I have increased the blog traffic. Content editing is also an important step in order to uplift the traffic. You can get idea what is missing in your content based on the keywords displaying in Google search analytics.
    I have added reviews when I have seen the keywords related to reviews for my blog page. I have added a paragraph that contains 3-4 lines content about customers review and below to that para, I have placed an image that displays 3 reviews from the customers.

  32. Prosper Ken

    Great content put together, You are fantastically and undisputedly a genius. I have to start applying this techniques in my blogging career. Thanks alot.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 17th, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Happy to help you out!

  33. Jhasketan Garud

    Hi! Matthew,
    This one was like a magic trick.
    I never cease to find seo gems on your blog. Thanks a lot.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 18th, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      No problem :)

  34. Albert Kerketta

    Thanks for sharing. Thanks to Vladimir for sharing extra tips o same topic. I was searching for more on page technique.
    My question – I have seen using below meta details apart from title & description. can anyone explain if they are really helpfull?

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Yeah, we will test KeyWordsEverywhere extension as well – it seems great.

      If I get your question right, you are asking if optimizing meta details affect ranking?

      It’s hard to say which part of On-Page optimization has the biggest effect on your rankings and if meta details are that helpful. We saw that all those 9 on-page optimization steps are boosting the traffic as a whole.

      If you go ahead and test which on-page factors affect the ranking the most – I bet there would be a lot of people who would like to read about your insights ;)

  35. Dennis L.

    This is an insightful tip for me. I like the idea that use the CSV file and import in keyword planner tool to get the keywords search data for content optimization.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 11th, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Dennis!

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Feel free to share your before & after numbers. Interested to see how it goes ;)

  36. James Smith

    I think the Google doc range was wrong, you were asking it to lookup from columns B-C (2 columns) but then telling it to return the value in the 3rd column. You got the error because the 3rd column was outside the lookup range you specified, just need to change it to 2nd column and it works :)

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:33 am

      I am glad you found the solution. James ;)

      Just checked and it works for me. Nevertheless, will keep an eye on it.

    • Skylo Jones
      June 23rd, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Hi James, I have the same issue as you, how did you fix it? I dont quite understand from your reply above.

  37. James Smith

    Great blog. I only get the clicks coming up and not the search volume – is this because there are no matches?

    Is there a way to workaround this?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2017 at 8:27 am

      In which part?

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:30 am

      Keyword Planner takes the nearest match for all the keywords but Vlookup function in the Google Sheet tries to find the exact KW matches. So, in the end, there might be a mismatch.

      Vladimir, in the comment section, suggested a cool Chrome Extension that gives search volume of each keyword right in the Search Console – that might be a solution for your problem. Have a look and let me know how it goes ;)

      You can find the extension here -https://keywordseverywhere.com/

  38. Susan Velez

    Hi Helvis,

    Great write up and easy to follow tutorial. I’m always looking for ways to better improve the content that I write. You’re definitely correct about blog posts getting traction when you first publish them then dying off after a while.

    I am always open to learning how I can get more from the content I have already written on my blog. This definitely looks easy to do, I may have to take some time this weekend and apply it to some of my top posts.

    I’ll be sure to grab the Bonus Google sheet to automate the process. I’m all about making things easy for myself.

    Thanks for sharing these tips and I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes.

    Have a great one :)


    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2017 at 8:28 am

      No problem Susan, I hope it helps you to grow!

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:23 am

      Glad you like the article, Susan.

      If you need help with anything, I can be found in the comment section ;)

  39. Mark


    Thanks for the awesome write up and helpful guidance. I never thought of using SC with KP that way, it’s brilliant!

    The only issue I’m having is with the graph, it only shows 1 click for every keyword instead of the actual amount in the cell listed in the DC tab.

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Hey Mark, Glad you like the post.

      As Google’s Keyword Planner gives “very approximate” search volume data DC tab was created to take the average search volume for each query. It’s not accurate, but once you check the tab called “Your Graph” it gives you the idea in which direction you should go with your content optimization.

      If you have more questions – you can find me in the comment section ;)

  40. romeyramshey

    according to me these whole strategy is helpful for you if your content is awesome. Either your all hardworking is totally waste

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:15 am

      Have to agree with you – these days you have to write incredibly detailed guides to stand out.

      If you are lacking the time to write 1000++ word articles, one thing you can do is – write something that is considered a niche content and build layers of content throughout the time.

      Moreover, this content optimization technique would help you to understand how your readers find the post and what angles/topics your post might be missing.

  41. Vikas Kumar


    I am new in blogging sector and blogging from 2 month. This tutorial is very beneficial for me.

    I followed you step by step and understood the process.

    But i have very problem in interlinking post to post. Please suggest any article which will help me in.


    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2017 at 8:30 am

      What problem do you have interlinking posts?

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:11 am

      If you could be a bit more specific I could point you to an exact article where you can find an answer.

      Nevertheless, Matthew’s content is very useful and you should find answers to all your questions. The same goes for blog.linkody ;)

  42. Ravi Roshan Jaiswal

    Hey Helvis,

    You are simply made it very easy, I’m so thankful of you, Helvis :) You are so intelligent to share the tip on perfect content optimization. Really this is very necessary and it comes to mind reading the valuable post on it. Very happy to know the step by step process to improve websites contents rank and tracking progress using google Analytics.

    The secret steps to analyze keyword opportunities to rank is brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing an information post for content optimization. You made easy adding screenshots of each steps.
    Have a nice day. :)
    – Ravi.

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:08 am

      Glad you liked it, Ravi.

      If there is anything else I can help you with – you can find me in this comment section ;)

    • Emenike Emmanuel
      May 20th, 2017 at 6:22 am

      Yeah, his strategy is one of the best in the industry.

  43. Mohammed Anzil

    OMG. This is one of the best methods I ever found to find related keywords that I already ranked before. This is really great. Thanks Helvis for sharing.

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:05 am

      Glad you found it useful ;)

  44. Sandro Haag

    Great Guide! I love the way and i’ll try the excel file for sure today! Thanks a lot! One thing: Do you really compare 1 month of data? Does it affect the Ranking that fast? i would check the search console again after a month.

    Quick question: Would it be allowed to translate your blog in german and republish it on my blog? With backlink for sure :)

    Best Regards


    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Hi Sandra,

      The data change depends on your site’s traffic. If it’s over 1k per month there are high chances that the most popular KW will be different 30 days later.

      If translating & republishing the content is fine by Matt Cutt (awkward Google joke) it’s also fine by me ;)

      Let me know how your readers like the post.

  45. adam

    Hey Helivis, Great way to find gems and optimise. But can not past in the google spreadsheet. It does nt have any edit permissions, its a view only file.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Did you click on File > Make A Copy like the instructions say?

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 6:54 am

      Yeah, like Matthew said – you will have to make a duplicate for the whole Google Sheet Document.

      Unfortunately, we had to make it “View Only” just so everyone has the chance to access the whole functionality and it doesn’t get compromised.

      If there is anything else you are struggling with – feel free to ask ;)

  46. Shaun

    Might sound dumb but how do you do the redirect if you edit the url? (step 2, part 7)

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 6:49 am

      Great question ;) At first we struggled with this as well.

      If you are using WordPress there is a plugin that can automate all this process, it’s called – Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin.

      Once you change the page URL – OLD page will be redirected automatically to the NEW page.

      I hope this helps and if there is anything else I can help you with – I can be found in the comment section ;)

  47. Ankit Suhane

    Very good.

    This I did not know, we can export the CSV file and import in keyword planner tool to get an search volume idea.

    Thanks Helvis.

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 6:47 am

      Yeah, it’s pretty cool what all the Google tools can do for site’s SEO.

      Good luck with the content optimization and if there is anything I can help you with – I will be hanging out in the comment section ;)

  48. sahil jangid

    It’s too informative and helpful post for me, thanks Helvis for sharing this amazing post…………I learn lots of new things from it.

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 6:44 am

      Glad it’s helpful – let me know how it goes with your content optimization ;)

  49. Silly Hat Affiliate

    Great, as always :)
    I’ll give it a try

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Let us know how you get on!

  50. daveM

    What perfect timing! I have been agonizing over the lack of traffic and wondering what I can do for a couple weeks. This article has some great answers for my dilemma. Thank you!

  51. Vladimir

    Cool trick!

    If you want to do this even faster you can use “Keywords everywhere” Chrome extension to display search volumes right in webmaster console and highlight high volumes like in this screenshot:


    This tool also shows volume right in search results, it’s my favorite extension :)


    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Great extra tip thanks

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 6:43 am

      Awesome tool – definitely testing this. Thanks for sharing it, Vladimir.

  52. Antonio Mecca

    Hi Matthew, i will try this. Awesome post, like ever.

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 6:39 am

      Let me know how it goes ;) & if you need help with anything – I am here to help.

  53. Ihor

    What to do with the old page after creating 301 redirect?

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 6:37 am

      Are you wondering what will happen with the old page once you changes the URL?

      If that’s the case, once you change the OLD URL you should create a redirect to the NEW URL.

      If you are using WordPress there is this plugin that we are using – it automates this process – Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin.

      Once you change the page URL – OLD page will be redirected to the NEW page.

      I hope this helps ;)

  54. Sue

    found it! duh :/

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 4:50 am

      Awesome, good luck with the process.

      If you need any help at all, I will do my best to assist you ;)

  55. Sue

    I love your stuff… this is great.. but I got lost trying to work out where on sheets to paste? ;(

    I’ve got the 2 downloads… but.. lost now

  56. Abdullah prem

    Well did matthew and really informative post to write contents with full optimized content.
    Peace \/

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2017 at 8:35 am

      I cant take credit for this one

  57. Habib Rehman

    Simple but very effective trick. This is why I never miss an article on your blog. Couldn’t make a copy of the Excel Sheet though!

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 4:46 am

      Glad you found it useful.

      Can you let me know what was the issue with the Excel Sheet? Will try to do my best to assist you ;)

  58. Lokender Kumar

    Hey Matthew
    Once again you have shared very informative post. I have never used google analytics, Kw plannerand search console in that way as you described in this post.
    Learnt a new thing today and I will try out this.

    • Helvis Smoteks
      May 12th, 2017 at 4:48 am

      Glad you found it useful, mate. Let me know how it goes ;)

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