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Posted 28 Jan 2010 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl
There are a lot of SEO (search engine optimization) “gurus” out there, peddling their services to help you become SEO savvy and work on website optimization. They make it seem as if SEO and web optimization is so hard that only the highly skilled can do it, but that could not be further from the truth!
Actually, anyone with a high school reading level and a basic understanding of SEO could optimize a website and generate traffic and business for their website. SEO works off of the theory that properly placed keywords can catapult you to the top rankings in search engines, thus increasing your click-throughs, and potentially people who are going to view your ads or buy your product.
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I love using a search engine to find information, but it comes as no surprise that even a tool as helpful as Google is gamed by people around the globe. How?
Search engine optimization, or SEO, is used not just for good, but for “evil,” too. Some SEO “experts” make their bread and butter by encouraging some of the worst practices in blogging – stuffing posts with keywords to generate higher search rankings and traffic, when the post may or may not be relevant for the searcher’s needs.
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Posted 05 Oct 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl
These are some great sites I’ve come across in the past few weeks. I wanted to share them with you!
Some of these websites are helpful, some are funny, but all are definitely bookmarkable and worthy of a visit.
Posted 27 Aug 2008 — by Ellie
Searching for related posts can be tedious and time consuming. The PingCrawl plugin seeks to take away some of the frustration of adding related posts by other bloggers to the end of your new posts.
The author of the plugin says that he gets about an 80% success rate of approved pings – so that’s not bad for a day’s work of blogging!
PingCrawl does inject its own link every 10 or so links, so visit ANTY.INFO to learn how to remove the code if you want to.
Everyone wants internet fame, myself included. Perhaps one of the most popular ways to get internet fame today is to hit the front page on Digg, get a billion and twenty five Stumbles (thumbs up) on StumbleUpon.
There are many ways to get internet popularity – but I’ll focus on the two that I think conflict and complement each other the most. Digging and Stumbling upon request from the author (or a friend), or only Digging and Stumbling articles that you genuinely enjoy.
Posted 28 Nov 2007 — by Ellie
When upgrading your WordPress themes or just changing your theme to something new and fresh, look for Search Engine Optimized (SEO) WordPress themes.
What are you talking about? Search Engine Optimized (SEO) WordPress themes are themes that have had all of the “junk” taken out that will make your WordPress powered website slow to load, have hidden links to “bad” sites and more. With a SEO WordPress theme, you are taking away the power from the bad guys out there to ruin your site’s chance to rank for specific keywords online!
Posted 06 Sep 2007 — by Ellie
LinkyLove hipped me to the guy behind Livewyre.NET, Jay Livewyre, and I am glad! This guy totally rocks! ❗
Livewyre.NET is a great site that aim to bring free software, SEO hints and tips along with ideas for making online income to people like me, who are new to some aspects of Web 2.0! I enjoyed the section on SEO – search engine optimization. The tips and tricks are definitely helpful and remind me of the “little things” I must do as a blogger to gain and maintain strong search engine traffic!
Posted 29 Aug 2007 — by Ellie
There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of WordPress plugins out there – and many help you with SEO – search engine optimization of your WordPress site or blog.
Why should you care about SEO?
- SEO ensures that people will find your website when conducting keyword searches on search engines like Google, MSN or Yahoo.
- Ranking high in search engine searches for certain keywords can help you generate more income from your WordPress powered website.
Simply put, SEO can generate traffic for your site – meaning people are reading your content and clicking on your ads!
This is Step #4 in the 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger.
Optimize your blog for the search engines.
I’ve installed WordPress plugins to assist in Search Engine Optimization, such as: