Category: Digital Marketing

We Analyzed 5,860,631,392 Articles From 64 Countries. Here’s What Facebook Loves!

Facebook reach has continually declined over time. Nowadays everyone tells me there is no point in even sharing content on Facebook. But you know what? You can still generate traffic from Facebook. Yes, traffic has declined. Even so, in the last 31 days, I’ve generated 20,420 visits from Facebook. That’s not too shabby considering I’m only publishing 4 articles a month. That’s an average of…

How I Boosted My Rankings Without Creating Content or Building Links

I know what you are thinking, this isn’t impossible. Because the more content you have and the more links you have, the higher your rankings will be. Although that is true, it doesn’t mean that content marketing and link building are the only ways to increase your rankings. It doesn’t matter what update Google rolls out, I’ve found that there are a few hacks that…

Less is More: Why I Wish I Never Wrote 4,784 Blog Posts

Can you guess how many blog posts I have on NeilPatel.com? Well, if you guessed 4,784 you’re wrong. 😉 Technically I just published this blog post, which makes it 4,785. That’s a lot of content! Especially considering that the blog has been around for roughly 4 years. That means that I am publishing an average of 3.27 blog posts per day. I know what you…

I Wish I Never Built a Personal Brand

Some of you who are reading this know who I am. And many of you don’t. So, for those of you who don’t… My name is Neil Patel, and I am the co-founder of an ad agency called Neil Patel Digital. I’ve also co-founded a few marketing technology companies. I blog about marketing at NeilPatel.com, and in the last 31 days, I was able to…

How to Get Around Google’s Latest Algorithm Change

Have you noticed that Google is constantly making algorithm changes? And when they do, they rarely tell you the change they’ve made. They tend to keep it a bit vague, like this… So, do you want to know how got around this algorithm update? Well, before I tell you how, there are a few things you need to know. How Google works Can you guess…

Why Content Marketing Works for Me and Not You

It’s funny, when I meet people who are leveraging content marketing, they always tell me one of two things… Either they can’t figure out how to generate traffic (no matter how many blog posts they publish)… OR They’ve figured out how to generate more traffic, but the traffic hasn’t turned into any sales or new customers and they can’t figure out why. Now, I know…

The Future of SEO: It’s Not What You’re Expecting

What do you think the future of SEO is? And no, I am not talking about what Google will look like 10 years from now… I’m talking about how you’ll be able to rank your site in the future. You know, that one thing that’ll just skyrocket your rankings. So, what do you think it is? I can tell you this… it’s not link building…

Why Problem Solving Should Be The Only Value Proposition You Use

There’s more than one reason why people love brands like P&G, Warby Parker, and Apple. But, can you guess what these three brands have in common? They all solve consumer problems. P&G invented a better way to mop with the Swiffer. Warby Parker created affordable, stylish glasses. Steve Jobs of Apple introduced the iPhone as a “smarter mobile device.” These brands manufactured their own value…

Hire Yourself to Write the Copy for Your Design Portfolio Website

Image: Envato Elements Creating the written content for your online portfolio can seem like an overwhelming prospect when considering the entire process as a whole. Each page requires multiple necessary elements for telling the story of your business and work, while also encouraging visitors to get in touch with you to discuss business opportunities. If writing really isn’t your thing, the idea of sitting down…

Why I Spent $500,000 Buying a Blog That Generates No Revenue

(If you are wondering, the image of me above was taken when I used to work at KISSmetrics with Hiten Shah… I used to have hair) In early January 2017, I purchased the KISSmetrics website for $500,000. If you go to the site, you’ll notice that it forwards here to NeilPatel.com (which I will get into later in the post). The $500,000 didn’t get me…