Want to get some idea about real-time SEO? Then what can be better than a case study from an SEO expert? I have collated a list of 15 best SEO case studies for bloggers & Digital marketers to help you learn how SEO works in real time projects.
All of these case studies are discussed in a manner that even a newbie can get the needed insights. If you want to learn SEO for free, fast & your own then you must follow these awesome examples of SEO strategies.
So, let’s get started.
Successful SEO Case Studies that will Inspire You
If you are not aware, then let me tell you that Backlinko is the only SEO blog where you will find every article is a case study only. I was confused about which Backlinko SEO case studies to include? As every article is a masterpiece. But then I found this one updated with latest SEO strategies for 2019 worth mentioning here. Some important points he has discussed here are:
Try to find out Opportunity Keywords with a high organic click-through-rate (CTR).Analysis the SERP results for a keyword and then try to create the best replacement using the Skyscraper Technique or produce something totally different. Keep your on-page SEO score very high following all the basics.
Search Engine Land is one of the most popular SEO blogs of all time. You can get updated with every small news of the SEO industry. I found this successful SEO case study to bring Zero to 100,000 visitors in 12 months awesome. They took some strong actions to meet this target. And few of them are:
Listed the already ranked search results for their targetted keywords. After that, they came up with very high-quality content with custom-built graphics, clear, concise, compelling copy, original photography, optimal formatting etc. Then started building links for that article from different ways. Further, they created strategic content to support & create a cloud of relevant articles.
Robbierichards.com is my another most preferred SEO blog as I found the articles goldmine to learn different practical SEO techniques. On his recent organic SEO case study, Robbie shared a detailed 6-step guide to achieve the #1 ranking in Google for one website [one of his reader’s client]. He was able to outrank big name brands like Mashable, and increased organic traffic by 11,065% in just 6 months! Here are some key takeaways:
Proper keyword research is the first & crucial step.
Create content with 100% on-page SEO optimized.
Promote the content on different platforms like Quora, Forum marketing, Social media automation, Scoop.it etc.
Anil Agrawal is one of the close blogging friends. He has recently shared an SEO case study about how he has ranked an article in 90 days to Google first page. This one is very detailed and easy to understand. Some key points from this white-hat SEO case-study are:
Spend quality time in coming up with better keyword idea
Longer blog posts rank well in Google search
Backlinks are vital
As soon as his article got ranked in top 3, it started getting traffic for many other keywords also
If you are planning to start an authority website, my vote is always with you. I always prefer to work on an authority website, rather than micro niche sites. Of course, micro niche sites are profitable, but if you have already build your authority website then you can definitely try. For a newbie blogger, you must check this awesome SEO case study to build an authority website from scratch.
The backlink building process looks awesome and planned.
They contacted many influencers to get authority mentions.
Tracking their keywords continuously and giving more efforts accordingly.
Have you heard about expired domains for the first time? Do you know how to utilize an expired domain and build a money-making a profitable website quickly? Then I am sure you will find this awesome expired domain SEO case study worthy to read
How to get into Google’s zero position? This is one of the best places to get your article, even if your article is not #1 in search ranking. Yes, Google gives special preference to one of the top 10 ranked articles of Google’s first page. Ahrefs is one of my favorite SEO blogs out of many, their SEO case studies are awesome. You will find many industry SEO experts took part in their discussions. A couple of key to points from this article (one of the best SEO case studies from Ahrefs) are:
99.58% positive that Google only features pages that already rank in the top 10.
A featured snippet is stealing clicks from the #1 ranking result
If you want to learn or understand how local SEO works in real-time, then I think this SEMrush SEO case study is the perfect content for you to learn the basics of Local SEO.
Gotch SEO is one of my top SEO blogs who share practical SEO tips. Specifically for link building, you will find his articles very helpful. Nathan Gotch shared this case study of his client where he helped them grow and attract 141% more organic traffic. Few of the key actions he took:
Create SEO content that attracts backlinks.
Promote the content so that it actually gets backliks.
Find keyword ideas, analyze the competitors, and have the client approve the keywords
Optimize the target page(s) for those keywords
Perform an SEO audit to identify all on-site technical issues and off-site backlink issues
Fix all issues found within the SEO audit
Matthew Woodward is one of the best SEO experts in this industry. In his blog, you will find so many useful articles explaining different tricks & methods. He tried so many SEO tools and methods to build a profitable website from scratch. I found this Web 2.0 link building case study awesome. This is, in fact, one of the best SEO case studies from him. Matthew has majorly explained around below points:
How to build a strong private blog network with web 2.0 sites
How to set up expired Tumblrs within minutes
How to scrape expired web 2.0 sites
Why this works so well and gets results
Skyscraper Technique is the most popular content creation technique to rank higher in Google. It was first done by Brian Dean of Backlinko. He has already shared a detailed case study, but I was looking for someone else who has tested this technique and got the desired result. And then I found this awesome case study from SEONick.
Which link building works best among Black Hat Vs White Hat? Do you have single doubt on this? This white hat link building case study is the perfect one for beginners to understand from where to start and how to start. This is a very simple and step by step case study of creating a successful Amazon Affiliate website.
I learned the basic steps to rank a website in 3 simple steps.
1. Create great content which will solve users queries
2. Promote your content in every platform to reach your target audience
3. Get quality mention or backlink to your money articles
When SEO is doing all good for your website, there is something called negative SEO which can ruin your website also. Yes, if you are not aware of every single thing to safeguard your online business then your business is at risk. This is one of the best SEO case studies about negative SEO and is a must read for every blogger to understand how to handle such cases.
When eCommerce business is booming, they are struggling to get their pages to rank higher. Did not get me? People are making money by creating Amazon affiliate websites and ranking for the product which is already listed on Amazon. Even though with so much authority, Amazon is not able to rank high for that product. That means, there is a huge improvement scope of on-page SEO for that product page. This is just an example.
Who doesn’t know Neil Patel! He is the most renowned Digital Marketer all over the world. I like this case study as it will tell you how to rank your website without building a single backlink. Building quality backlinks take huge time & effort. That’s why this is a must read the article for every blogger.
So, these are some of the best SEO case studies that actually worked in 2019. Which one is your favorite?
SEO is not just a step by step process only. Rather it is a habit of doing things, implement your knowledge and wait for the best. Yes, you have to be patient enough to get good results of successful SEO implementations. These SEO Case Studies will tell you the same story only.
One tool that everyone used to do multiple tasks in SEO like Keyword research, Website Audit.
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