Search, and Google in particular (with 90% of worldwide share), still drive vastly greater quantities of traffic than all the social networks combined (some good research from DefineMG here). Given Google’s 3.5+ Billion searches performed each day, that shouldn’t be a surprise, but to many bloggers, thinking about search, Google, and all that “SEO stuff” has been put aside in favor of Facebook shares, likes, tweets, +1s, and the more visible feedback and applause that come from social sources.
Thankfully, you can resolve to make this a priority in the future. It may sound like a bad infomercial, but you can substantially upgrade your blog’s SEO potential with less than 5 minutes per post. Here’s how:
The other keyword research source I’d encourage you to pursue is Google’s autosuggest.
Once you’ve found a few keywords that might work, modify your blog post’s title to include it if you can.
I have reached the point where I tell other people “I am a writer”. I have not always said that. In the past, I would say “I like to write” or “I would like to write”, both of which lack assertiveness. Some have asked when I made this switch in identity. I didn’t write down the date. The matter of when is not as important as the matters of why and what. While timing and deadlines are important, they are secondary to mindset. Continue reading “Why I Say “I am a Writer””→