How to manually fetch URL on Google for organic traffic?

Our Organic traffic source is still in beta and sometimes it won’t be able to fetch your link and falsely show “not indexed” even if your link is actually indexed by Google. If this happens, follow the steps below to manually fetch your link from Google.

 

Step 1. Open a new tab in your web browser and go to https://www.google.com.

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Paste the full link of the website you want to drive organic traffic to in Google and press Enter or click Search.

Example: https://www.10khits.com/how-it-works

Step 2. If your link is listed in the results, this means that your link is indexed by Google. Right click and copy the link address in the Google results.

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The link you copied will be a very long indirection link similar to this:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjC_PPnpr3NAhUT6GMKHTUVCvsQFggcMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.10khits.com%2Fhow-it-works&usg=AFQjCNE0JWw54YxmqZEhEhiVh9Y1r317rQ&sig2=JNvopfpOfztZ6_bfdD5dlQ&bvm=bv.125221236,d.cGc

Step 3. Go back to 10KHits Add Site page and paste the link at the bottom of the popup under “If you have found your link, submit your link below.” Click the Submit URL button when you are done.

Organic Modal

“Success!” will show under the Organic option. You are all done!

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Finish configuring your campaign settings such as visit duration and when you are ready click +Add Site.

If your link is not listed in Google results, this means that your URL is not indexed by Google yet. There could be a number of reasons that can cause this such as the link address is brand new and Google hasn’t indexed it yet.

You can use Google Webmaster Tools to index your new link or submit your website link for inclusion to Google by filling out this form: http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl

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How do I set random visit durations for my website campaigns?

You can now select random visit durations for your website campaigns by toggling ON the Randomize Seconds button within the Visit Duration section and choosing any two values from 10 to 60 seconds.

You can also enable this feature within the Quick Actions -> Edit to update all existing website campaigns on a page or on your account.

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Leave this feature OFF if you only wish to select one visit duration like you had previously.

Simply click and drag the Randomize Seconds button to the right for ON.

random visit duration ON

Use the slider to choose two visit durations you want your campaign to use. For example, if you select 10 – 30 seconds, visitors will randomly stay on your page for 10, 20 or 30 seconds and each visit will consume 1, 2 or 3 points per visit respectively.

visit duration selection

 

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How do I quickly pause, resume, edit or delete campaigns with Quick Actions?

Click on the “Websites” tab on the left sidebar of the dashboard.

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Hover over to the right of the page above your Website Campaigns where you will find a link for “expand all” and “quick actions”. Click on the “quick actions” link to reveal the drop down menu.

Quick Actions Menu

Select “On This Page…” if you wish to pause, resume, edit or delete campaigns that are shown on this page.

Select “All Campaigns…” if you wish to pause, resume, edit or delete all campaigns on your account.

A prompt will show up that will allow you to select your action (Pause, Resume, Edit or Delete) for the campaigns you’ve chosen (On This Page or All Campaigns).

quick actions prompt

After making your selection, you must click on confirm by clicking on “Yes, I would like to commit to these changes” before clicking the red “Commit” button.

quick actions confirm

If you select “Edit”, you will be able to edit the campaigns common settings such as: Visit Duration, Maximum Hits Per Hour, Traffic Source (Pro or Business plans only) and Geo-targeting (Business plans only). IMPORTANT: Make sure you check mark the check box on the left of each setting to update that particular setting. The image below shows an example of editing the Visit Duration, Traffic Source and Geo-targeting of all website campaigns on this user’s account:

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Check mark “Yes, I would like to commit to these changes” and click the red “Commit” button to proceed.

 

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What is SEO?

Search Engine Optimization is the process of increasing your visibility naturally or organically (unpaid) for the keywords you want your webpages to rank for on search engines.
There are different ways to do SEO. Some tactics are considered black hat SEO (“the shady way of doing SEO”) and the standard way is called white hat SEO. SEO is not considered spam. Matt Cutts, the head of the web spam team at Google said, “No. We don’t consider SEO to be spam.” Watch the video below for more information:

SEO is not a quick process. If you are looking to rank for a highly competitive keyword such as “shoes”, you must be aware that you are going up against multi-million/billion dollar companies in the shoes industry who are already investing hundreds of thousands of dollars every month to rank on the first page. Although SEO may seem intimidating to small businesses, it is not incredibly difficult to rank up for long tail keywords which are less competitive such as “shoes in Boston” or “cheap red tennis shoes”. Rather than spending a great amount of money to try to rank up your website for a highly competitive keyword that might bring in 100,000 visitors per month, you can spend it smarter on PPC campaigns, paid search, or long tail keywords that will bring in the same or more amount of visitors for a lot less (250 long tail keywords x 400 visitors = 100,000 visitors per month).

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Organic search vs. Paid search

Organic search are search results that are listed on search engines because of its relevancy to the search term. Paid search are ad listings on search engines that show up on search terms advertisers wish to target. On Google, paid search is listed at the top and on the right side of the search.

About 70% of Google searches will go organic search results and the remaining 30% of searches will go towards paid search results.

Ranking up for organic search is very important because the top 5 results are the websites that will receive the most clicks. About 60% of all clicks go to the first 3 results and 75% of all clicks go to the top 5 results. If you are on the bottom of the page or on the second page, the click through rate will be so low that you’re pretty much non-existent for that search term.

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What is on-page optimization?

On-page optimization involves editing things on your page so that search engine spiders can read your site and index them properly. There are many factors that have an effect on your webpage ranking such as title tags, meta description, heading tags, image alt tags, content, URL structure and internal linking. It is important to have unique content on every page and to avoid having duplicate content or keyword stuffing. An ideal optimized webpage will include keyword in title, keyword in URL, keyword in image alt tag and the keyword listed 1-3 times in the body copy.

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How do I keyword research?

Keyword research is one of the most important steps for SEO. It is the first step for planning your SEO strategy. You can plan your keywords using the Adwords Keyword Planner from Google found here: https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner

It is good to focus on long tail keywords and synonyms when planning the keywords you want to rank up for. To search for synonyms, you can type in “synonym ” in Google. You can also find suggestions by typing in your keyword in the search box and seeing what other people search for in the suggestions.
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You should only go for the keywords with the best KEI (Keyword Effectiveness Index). This means go for low competitive keywords that are the easiest to rank up for that have the most searches. Don’t go for highly competitive keywords that are the most difficult to rank up for even if it has a really high search volume. Remember that the ultimate goal here is to get the most organic traffic out of your SEO campaign and the best way of doing that is to rank up for numerous long tail keywords.

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What is keyword mapping?

Keyword mapping is deciding on which page on your website will be used for each target keyword so that you can optimize the pages for those target keywords and start link building. It is best practice that you group similar keywords together and build one page for each niche rather than building a new page for every keyword you have. A keyword niche is a group of keywords that all contain the same keyword such as – funny desktop wallpapers, cartoon desktop wallpapers, beautiful desktop wallpapers, blue desktop wallpapers, etc. Keyword mapping can be done in spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.

You should also add the URL structure you plan on using for each group. Going back to the desktop wallpapers example, you might want to use the URL structure: /desktop-wallpapers/ for that niche.

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How can I optimize my title tags?

Title tags are the most important element for on-page optimization. Title tags changes the page title in your browser which is something search engine spiders look at to determine what the page is about. The keyword should be as close to the front of the title tag as possible. For example, if you want to rank for the keyword “Pink elephants”, you may want to have a title like this: “Pink elephants at the zoo” or “First pink elephant to be born”. Title tags should not exceed 65 characters and should be unique for every page on your website.

Pink elephants at the zoo

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How do I optimize my meta descriptions?

Meta descriptions do not help with ranking your website on search engines but can help with increasing the click through rate. Meta descriptions are placed within the head tag and should not exceed 165 characters. Meta descriptions do not show up on your page and are only used to show up on search engines. Google may sometimes replace your description with a snippet of text from your page so you should not spend too much time on this.

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