It is becoming increasingly harder for websites to rank well on the big 3 search engines. There are endless changes in the rules and algorithms that they use to rank a website, which changes the way we look at SEO. A lot of bloggers have simply given up trying to impress Google, Yahoo! and Bing, and, unfortunately, many of them have given up on their blogging careers as well. This is a shame, because really, all you need to do is produce quality content, promote it in certain venues, and eventually people will begin to find and link back to you (please note that quality content is a necessity!).
How To Launch Your Blog and Pass Your Competition With Minimal Work: 4 Tools For The Content Strategist
Every trade has tools. If you’re a doctor, you have a stethoscope. If you’re a mechanic, you have a wrench. If you are a plumber, you have a large vertical crack where your shirt and trousers come together. You get the picture, right? In a previous post, we discussed how writers have certain tools to help them writer better. Guess what? I’m a writer, so I use those tools.
Every so often, I get contacted by someone who says that they’ve burnt out and can’t figure out what topics to talk about anymore. Some people call it writer’s block, others call it laziness. I’m not sure what I call it, because I don’t believe in writer’s block, and at some point you have to snap out of your laziness. I guess, maybe people just have a hard time thinking outside the box.
I’ve done a lot of different stuff with my life. Or, another way to say it, is that I’ve worn a lot of different hats. But one thing that I can say was similar from each job I had, was that there were different tools that I needed for each job. When I was a mechanic, I needed wrenches and ratchets. When I was a carpenter apprentice, I needed a hammer and a measuring tape. When I was a corrections officer, I needed pepper spray and a radio. Catch my drift? Every profession utilizes tools.
Being a blogger takes a lot of work. It isn’t for everyone. There is a lot of skill that you need to have, as well as the ability to put on many different hats. One thing that people don’t think about, is how to blog if you have a learning disability. I’m not talking about hard core, severe mental disabilities. What I mean, is dyslexia or ADD. Or any of the other learning disabilities out there.
The world is in constant motion. Every single day, stuff changes. That’s a given. One thing that is also always on the move, is how to optimize your business blog for SEO. If you don’t already know, SEO is short for Search Engine Optimization. What is it? Well, the small answer is that it is how you design your blog by utilizing certain keywords and phrases to help the search engines (Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Ask and the like) find you on the net.
I’m going to give you another hint. Ready? If you got into blogging for the sole purpose of making money, you’re in the wrong business. It will likely take you years to see any money coming in, and that’s if you stick with it for that long. There is the exception, sure, but for the most part bloggers are broke.
Are you still reading? Good because there is a plus side to this.
Search engine optimization is one of the many keys to a top performing site. However, more than that goes into building a website. One thing that you don’t get complete control over when you use one of the many free WordPress themes is the aesthetics. Or, how the site looks–and really–how it performs as well. I don’t want to slander any themes. Because I do feel as though I picked the best free one out there. Or, at least it was the best one that I saw.