How To Make Money With Jesus
Can Jesus help me make money? I am a little rusty with my recollection of Jesus stories, but I think I remember the gist of a few of them. There is the one about how He came across a man who had been sleeping in a cave for days. The man refused to talk to anybody, eat, or even breath. Jesus miraculously convinced him that he better get up and return to work otherwise he will not be invited to the office Christmas party. And there is the inspiring story of Jesus informing a couple of down on their luck fisherman, that the real money is in the ‘personal self help’ industry. These two fisherman went on to become leaders in the field.
My problem is traffic. It has stayed steady around 50 visitors a day for a couple of weeks. I post to forums and make comments on other blogs. This gets traffic, but always around 50 visitors. I cannot seems to get anymore. I read on other websites that they receive thousands of visitors a day. How do they do this? Jesus help me.
Actually I have an inkling of what the problem is. This site gets no traffic from search engines. Last month only 11 visitors found the site via Google. All the rest were through forums, and bloggers checking who left a comment on their blog. I need more search traffic. How to increase traffic from search engines?
Writing Posts For Google Or For People
This Sunday morning while everybody was at church I was doing research about increasing search traffic. I found plenty of articles which argue that to get lots of traffic you need to write for Google, not for people.
There are two ways to write a post. First one is to write for people. Make it interesting. Offer some advise. Make the reader feel special. Reading your post the visitor will feel good about themselves and they will think you are a great person. They will keep coming back for more and they will tell their friends. That’s great.
Writing Posts for Google
The second type is to write the post for Google. Google is a machine. It does not know what words mean. You can not make Google smile or feel good. Google takes the words on your post and creates statistics. What words are used, how often are they used, what words are used the title, what words are bold.
By using certain words in your website and by using them in a specific way, you can get Google to place your website at the beginning of search results. If your website is at the top of Google searches then you will get more traffic. More traffic is more money.
Your website does not need to be interesting. It does not need to make readers happy. It simply needs traffic. Google brings you traffic. Once the traffic arrives visitors will have a look around; and find the material repetitive and useless. Then quickly becoming bored, they click an ad just to get away from your site. Jesus hallelujah.
How To Get Search Traffic
The trick is to create a website in a very competitive niche. Which means a niche that lots of people search for. A good example is “money”. Every month 30,000,000 searches are done for the term money. If you can get to the top of search results for money you can consider yourself a millionaire. But most likely you will not get to the top of search results with that word alone. No matter how well your content is geared towards making Google happy. There is too much competition.
So what you need to do is combine the very competitive keyword with another keyword. A word with less searches and therefore not as competitive. For example , “Jesus”. The term “Money Jesus” is searched 6,600 times. Now you have a chance of getting to the top of search results for “Money Jesus”. How? Make Google think your post is perfect for people looking up the term “Money Jesus”.
Google with rank you higher in searches if you:
- Have the keywords in your title.
- The first sentence has your keywords
- You do not use the keyword too much. Google will think that you are making the post simply to please Google. There is lots of debate about what is ‘too much’. So to be safe do not use keywords ‘too much’.
- The last sentence contains your keywords.
These are the tips that I have been able to gather on the Internet. Are they true? Do they work? Who knows. This is simply what a lot people think that Google likes. Of course, Google does not reveal what it likes. If it did, then there would be a lot of crappy posts on page 1 of search results. The only way to find out if its true is to try.
Traffic vs. Morality
Something about creating a website specifically for Google just does not feel biblical. It feels wrong. True, I need traffic and will do almost anything for it. But writing posts simply to trick Google into sending me traffic – that is not right. I have to ask myself, is that something Jesus would do to make money?