Hey there. When I first started my blog, I never dreamed that it would become a source of income. My humble blog… full of odd thoughts, a few reviews, and a bunch of randomness. Even now, I don’t think there’s much structure to the way I run my personal blog. Quite frankly, I didn’t think it mattered. Now, I know better. Pagerank, keywords, and SEO optimization are key components to making sure that your website is successful. After 3 years doing what I love, I have just got around to implementing good SEO strategies. I didn’t realize that back links and search engine rankings meant much. Not until I realized that I was not getting nearly as many comments as I would like.
As I browsed around many of the blogs out there, I would see my friends with 20, 50, 100 comments and wondered if I would ever get there. I asked a few questions to understand how they managed to engage with many readers while I still struggled to hang on my faithful few. The recurring answer always involved improved SEO. What is SEO? How can I get in on this SEO business? Well, my friends, it’s not easy, that’s for sure.
Search Engine Optimization mainly consists of using the right keywords to assure that search engines will display your webpage or your blog posts. The higher the ranking, the more likely someone is going to come across your post during a search. If you really think about it, how often have you bothered to search further than one or two pages in your search results? If it’s not on the front page, you’re than likely NOT going to check it out.
I’ve been in the game for almost 4 years now and I’m just getting ready to implement some smart SEO strategies. But I can’t do it alone.
- What kind of strategies have you implemented in your quest to better your search results?
- Did you find that by placing high frequency keywords in your posts’ title improve your site’s visibility?
- How do you go about obtaining those oh so precious backlinks? Strictly though comments?
I’m curious to know what works and what doesn’t and what better way to start than by asking you, the savvy Dragonblogger reader! Later!
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