PostAday2011 · tech

A Lesson in SEO and Web Design


you are a noob

you are a noob

Just recently I have been searching for a better way to tag and help guide new visitors to my blog and website, and realized I have been doing quite a few backwards thinking.  I have been thinking about all the shiny things like views, ad revenues (though I don’t have any), and subscribers, but forgetting the key elements of good content.

It’s not like I have been this way before, but sometimes you mind tend to linger and you seem to get greedy and want things too fast and a whole lot of it.  I been tagging and writing good content on my blog for a great deal of 2010 and 2011, and usually saw a great deal of improvement from it, but since October – December I saw a very steady decline and wonder how I can revamp my blog and website.

So like a noob (well a person who needs to learn better to excel and be a pro) I went to  google my ultimate teacher of information and researched some quality terms and information to  help bring me back to my normal way of thinking.

Here are the results I have learned:

1. Write Great Quality Useful Content
1.1 If you are a blogger/journalist/writer, write unique, honest, interesting stories and content
2. Don’t follow others (noobs) on the internet
3. Use good visual aids (Photos and Videos) that reflect what you are writing about
4. Write a < TITLE> < /TITLE> tag for each page that accurately describes that page
5. Link to quality relevant sites (Mashable, Wikipedia, and specific titled pages)
6. Don’t you dare SPAM tags
7. Create quick loading pages
8. Beware of broken links and lack of readable content of each page (including drop down menus, don’t use JavaScript or Flash links exclusively) be sure to add < A HREF> links to your body copy of text

My New Learned Lesson

9. Using 1 word keyword and tags is too broad and SUPER competitive (Think of 2-4 or more word keywords, tags and phrases) and aim for popular terms and trends
9.1 When tagging and aiming for better page ranks, optimize your “META description tag”  (This is what most search engine look for to represent your site)
10. Remember to share more using at least 3-7 sites consistently like (StumbleUpon, Reddit, Twitter, Delicious, Facebook, Digg, Technorati and others)
10.1 When writing your body copy text aim for 1000 words or more, but nothing fewer than 250 words

BONUS:

11. Comment on similar quality content sites such as your own
12. Join a community in your most talked about topic (Great way to meet others, and other to check you out if you provide quality comments and information)
13. Do write regularly (Create a schedule, 2-3 times per week shall do you just fine)
14. Write attractive and Catchy (HONEST) titles
15. Make sure you tell your friends about it and Network and make new friends

Most of these I practice daily and advise my friends, peers, and even random strangers, but for me I forgot what I was doing for a season and missed one major lesson, if you built it right, they will come.  You must remember, they may not come as soon as you want, but the pay off later will be greater and can me maintained.

A great site I rediscovered is:  http://websitehelpers.com
Tons of great quality info.

not a noob
not a noob

Happy Holidays, and good luck building.

Do you have any specific questions on SEO and Web Design?  Have you been lusting for views, comments, subscribers, page rank and more?

Shoot me a comment or tweet and let me know your thoughts and opinions…

PS: I wasn’t really trying to get more views via my blog, I was mostly testing how to make my videos more viewable to a boarder audience using my blog then relying on youtube for it’s view.  I am still learning.

Thanks for reading
Richardo

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2 thoughts on “A Lesson in SEO and Web Design

  1. Happy Holidays Ricardo

    I’m also trying to constantly improve my blogging and expand SEO. I made it to page 1 on a few keywords on Google and got a few clients as a result.

    Trying to blog my consistently and dreaming of a Freshly Pressed.

    Continued success and best to you in the new year.

    Lonnie

    PS, What’s a noob? Is it short for Newby?

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    1. Thanks for the holiday wishes and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and I hope the best. A noob in definition is a newbie, but I take it another step further, for a NOOB is a person who is not willing to change, be more professional, and not always a newbie, but people who don’t take things seriously. There are many professional noobs out there, for example a NOOB photography seeing we a re both photographer. A professional photography who offers FREE photography and never gets paid and low ball other photographers who are getting paid for a living to do so. The person may have experience but is acting like a NOOB.

      We weer all noobs at one time.

      Best wishes on working on your blog, more posts, talk in the community, comment a good amount and Freshly Pressed might be right around the corner. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Richardo

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