Hey so I`m a real beginner and so far (a few months in) seeing hardly any fruit from my SEO efforts. I`m not ranking anywhere close to page 1 for most of my keywords.
My SEO strategy is below. I know it`s basic, but can you tell me if it sounds roughly right or if you can see any problems with it?
1 Choose an article topic that fits within my niche and create a page for it
2 Find a few long tail keywords regard to aspects of the topic where there is a bit of traffic and a few websites with relatively low DA on first page of Google (though my own DA is still much lower)
3 Use keywords as h2 section headings within the article
4 Use keywords in the page SEO and if space throw in a couple related to my overall niche (prob 7-8 keywords in total)
I should add that I`m not looking to make megabucks from this site, just to make sure the people who would find my articles helpful can find them! It`s just me running the site and the SEO.
So, is there a fundamental problem with my SEO strategy, or should I focus on building backlinks to increase my DA and give me a better chance of ranking?