There was a time when I wondered what the heck SEO meant. I loathe technical jargon. It always puts me off. I’ve since found out it stands for Search Engine Optimization and it’s really important if you want more traffic for your bog that you put so much tender loving into. If there are no readers and comments, blogging is just a little less fun.
But since I’ve been in the blogging world since 2006, getting my training wheels on Blogger and discovering the joys of WordPress in 2010, I leant about what makes your traffic go up. I used to never put much thought about the title and how that would affect whether my post would be found by a potential reader. One day as I was doing my own searching, it dawned on me. When I wanted to find out about Marina Bay Sands, I would type in these keys words and google it and not ‘cool ship building’ which were probably get lost in the interweb. Examining my statistics and how sites searched certain words to come to a post confirmed this.
But on other days I feel like I am being a sell-out. I want to have a title that’s clever and witty. I want it to have punch and sass. Aren’t all bloggers, yearning writers at heart. I guess I will just have to find a middle ground and not become too boring with my titles. That’s why WordPress is so great. It rewards creative posts with quirky titles that would otherwise not be found on a search engine like google.
This was my tip for the day and I hope it helps. Happy optimizing.