Many of us have blogs. Most of us would like to see more people land on our blog, and we would really like to see more responses (comments). Word to the wise here – don’t leave a comment if you have nothing to say, and just want to leave a link to your work. That is just disrespectful. Onwards and upwards – the latest hoopla with blogs seems to be Google reinventing themselves. Yes, Google is the venue we want to watch as far as optimizing our blogs is concerned.
Search algorithms are being refined/changed, specifically placing focus on blogs that feature low to poor quality content,or “shallow” content. I have to say, most blogs in the two venues that I focus on – writing and Tarot, are content rich. If they weren’t, I wouldn’t follow them. You don’t have to write long posts – just posts that have something to say, with content that is original to you. You can reference the work of others (with proper creditation, please!), but you need the meat of the blog to be your concept, used in a fresh manner. A hint here is to go back and change blogs (or site content) that reflect poor use of content. Big Brother Google takes note of this stuff!
Site visitors deserve to see fresh, relevant content. They will go away happy,and return time and time again- just to see what you are up to! Do you want to work with your site stats a bit? Try Google Analytics – https://www.google.com/analytics. I just signed up for this myself – I thought that it was time to get a bit serious about my Internet life! Hope I got it installed correctly!
(c) March 2011 Bonnie Cehovet