#096 Content Marketing VIP Newsletter
SEO case study of driving 2M+ organic traffic with content hubs.
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💡 1. Understanding content hubs of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
One of the key SEO drivers of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls. gov) is the content hub for career opportunities.
Key stats of BLS’s career outlook subfolder:
Driving more than 2M organic visits every month
More than 4,500 pages published
Generated 1.7M backlinks from 66k different domains
Let’s dive into the content hub structure:
Each parent page for a career profile follows the same structure, which includes sub-topics like:
What They Do
How to Become One
State & Area
Here’s a screenshot:
If you have experience in the career guide industry, you’ll understand that these sub-topics are helpful for:
Improved user experience
Ranking on common keyword types
Here are some common keywords in the career guide niche (with an example):
What does a computer research scientist do?
How to become a computer research scientist?
Computer research scientist salary
Career scope of computer research scientist
What makes this content hub style unique and valuable?
Visit any content hub page for a career guide, and you’ll see that the entire guide is divided into these sub-topics.
This navigation system helps readers quickly pull out the important information from the page (low time-to-value).
The content hub is also focused on improving the internal links.
The page's ‘similar occupations’ section lists all related career opportunities via internal links.
Note: One thing I’d like to change in the above content hub structure is that instead of having all sub-topics under one URL, I will create a dedicated page URL and group them together.
This will help to rank for more long-tail keywords with sub-topics.
Plan your content hub structure by grouping relevant topics.
For example, a travel site may create a content hub by location by adding relevant sub-topics:
Best places to visit in X
When to visit X
Things to do in X, etc.
If you already have dozens of guides on similar topics, think of grouping them and build a content hub. Take Moz’s SEO guide, for example.
Internal links are the backbone of a content hub. Ensure that all these sub-topics are interlinked with descriptive link text.
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💡 1. Use this strategy to improve the E EAT information of a new website
Here is an SEO tip I use for many new websites to improve the EEAT information:
Step 1. Reach out to industry experts and ask for contributor quotes for an article Even better if Google also considers the person as an expert.
To know this type '[your niche] experts' in Google and see profiles suggested by Google as related searches. e.g., SEO experts.
Step 2. Once they share a contributor quote, add it to your blog post (preferred with a headshot of the contributor and a link back to the URL.
Step 3. Use contributor schema type in your blog post.
This will tell search engines that expert X has contributed to the content of this page.
How this helps:
This way, Google can associate your brand entity with industry experts and build trust. See the image to understand the implementation of this schema:
Feel free to customize this schema type for your site: Contributor schema type.
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💡 2. Use benefit-focused headlines to bring clarity to your landing page (insight from Wynter)
“People read only headlines and subheads.
This means you must communicate all the vital information in these. Using feature-focused or product name-focused headlines is pointless.
It doesn't carry any valuable information. It wastes the reader's time. And you lose your opportunity. Instead, go with the benefit-focused subheads and headlines.
Say clearly and simply what are the benefits/outcomes they get from using this product/feature.
Don’t hide it in the paragraphs. It won't be seen.”
— Insight from Wynter (B2B message testing platform)
Here’s an example:
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Here’s a screenshot:
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