I worked on a client’s SEO project in 2019 where we published 20 articles each month for 6 straight months, and after 6 months the site was getting 45,000 monthly traffic.
- 15 articles were 1000 words each, and
- other 5 were 3000 words each
3000-words articles were set up as pillar pages and 1000-words ones as supporting pages. Mostly, long-tail keywords were targeted for the first 3 months.
We got all the topic ideas (questions and long-tail keywords) from forums like Reddit and Quora. There was no manual backlinking process done but internal linking was aggressive (at least, 3–4 internal links in each article).
Same process of publishing 20 articles (5 pillar, 15 supporting) went on for the next 6 months, and when we checked Google Analytics they were getting 45,000 monthly visitors (earlier the site had 13 articles and 300 monthly traffic).
And, the best thing guys, recently I talked to one of their guys and he told me that now the site gets 170,000 monthly traffic. Fun fact, they have only published 5 more articles after our contract was over 2 years ago.
Guys, start creating more and more quality content, it definitely helps in the long run.
What are your thoughts on this? Any similar experience?