We all want our blogs found and would love to have a steady stream of traffic.
For bloggers, finding a way to meet this goal, usually tops our list of priorities.
When I started blogging, I often felt like I was talking to myself, or just documenting my thoughts in cyberspace.
I searched “how to drive traffic to a blog”, and read about the importance of SEO (search engine optimization). What I read was above my level of expertise, and even though I knew it was important, I didn’t understand what I needed to do.
I took her advice and began using the SEO plugin All In One SEO Pack, by uberdose. Whether I have it maximized, is another question.
Additional research on SEO recently took me to Lorelle’s site. In her post titled: Do It Yourself Search Engine Optimization, she answers all of our burning questions. Lorelle takes it from the beginning and guides us through the complete process of optimizing our blogs. The post is long, but it’s filled with tons of valuable hints, links and tips. It’s a page worth bookmarking.
As I work my way through the steps she outlines, I continue to realize the importance of working “behind the scenes” of our blogs. It’s one thing to post on a regular schedule, but to get found, we must make time to learn the workings of SEO.
Is your blog optimized for search engines?
Do you fully understand SEO?
What challenges have you met along the way?
What have you found works best?
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