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I can not count how many times I have gone online and typed in “how to …………”?
It may have been something as simple as “how to get gum out of carpeting”? (with ice)
Or, it may have been “how to use an FTP program” (I’ll be the first to admit, I am somewhat technologically challenged).
I love a good DIY (Do It Yourself) website/blog. They have become the cornerstones of my bookmarked pages.
As bloggers, we are often trying to find subjects to write about.
But, there are tons of topics, right in front of us.
You may know how to do something, and because it is easy for you, you assume it’s easy for everyone. It’s not.
You may assume, those who search, automatically go to a popular DIY website. They don’t.
They search, and search, and search. In fact, they search until they find an answer they can comprehend.
If I’m searching for something I don’t understand, I want the answer to be simple. Tell me what the “thing a ma bob” is and what it does, before you take me to the next step. I am not impressed by “twenty dollar words”. I want simple English. And, I will search until I find a site I can understand.
As bloggers, we have an opportunity to share tons of what we know with others.
I think that’s one reason the internet is so popular. People love DIY projects. And….they search online for help.
Use a DIY post to your advantage.
If your post is well written and accurate, you will “get found” by the search engines, your readers will be grateful, you gain credibility, and your site gains popularity.
If your blog is monetized, you may also make a few coins.
If you don’t use this technique already, commit to writing a DIY post.
Use keywords and keyword density to your advantage.
Got an idea?
Care to share?