I almost hate talking about this one because I'm not sure I want the competition. Luckily, every niche or industry is different, so you'll only be competing with me if we serve the same niche. While this method is nothing new, it is very tried and true. The one thing that consistently brings in large amounts of traffic and garners backlinks in the process is the creation of a good tutorial. Make sure the tutorial is somehow related to your niche. Even the most boring of niches can come up with some kind of interesting tutorial. Then do the following:
- Use lots of photographs and/or illustrations. Document every step of the tutorial with a picture to illustrate the point.
- Assume the reader knows nothing. Give them details about the process. Doing so helps the reader, makes your tutorial more linkable, and gives search engines lots of juicy text to chew on.
- If possible, include a link at the bottom of the tutorial to another portion of your site where they can get more information, learn more, or expand their knowledge of the broader subject.
- Socialize the tutorial. Once written, get it into the social network mix.
Once you've gotten good traction with a tutorial, your mind will begin to explode with new ideas. I won't give away all of the ideas my mind came up with. A girl has to have some secrets, after all! 😉