>> What the $%*)* is SEO and do I need to know about this?

while Blog Out Loud focuses more on the cultural aspects of blogging, like community and connection, it is important to be aware of and understand a bit of the technical side of blogging. One of the more common technical marketing opportunities is via SEO, search engine optimization. This is "the activity of optimizing Web pages or whole sites in order to make them more search engine-friendly, thus getting higher positions in search results."

So what does this mean to you? There are ways you can write your posts, headlines and tags to ensure better results in the search engines and rank higher. Sounds confusing? A little bit. There really are tons of ways to work with SEO. The language a lot of guides use is super technical and long-winded. I'll point out a few of Steve Wiideman's top SEO tips and you can continue reading through. Or at least sound like you know what your talking about at a party! :)

Keep in mind that as you start your blog to enhance your business, don't worry about your page rank, your keywords and the like. Focus on your voice and your content. As your blog grows and you get used to your blogging schedule, consider working with a consultant to incorporate SEO into your blog mix.
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  • Find the best keywords
  • Optimize your title.
  • Optimize your META tags.
  • Use your headlines.
  • Use title and ALT attributes
  • Create a site map page
  • Include a robots.txt file
(via Top 10 SEO Tips)


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SEO Newcastle said...

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process of increasing quality traffic to a web site through search engines by improving ranking in search engine results. To make your website visible in search engine(s) provide high-quality content on your pages, especially at homepage. This will attract visitors and other webmasters to link to your website.

loving. living. small. said...

Thanks, Olive Tree! We've been enjoying blogging this fun and relevant info.

And SEO Newcastle definitely gets it when it comes to SEO. As we get more into Blog Out Loud, we'll be bringing in experts to weigh-in and share with you all!

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