Betcha! What is SEO?Find Out How SEO Is Crucial For Blog Traffic

Hey neighbors!

I wanted to briefly scan over the topic of SEO. My prior blog post was explaining that it’s important to expand your views outside of WordPress.👇

https://betchadidntknowthis.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/discover-the-3-reasons-why-wordpress-readers-can-drastically-stunt-the-growth-of-your-traffic/

So I wanted to at least give you some information on potential ways that could be done. Besides communicating with others on social media,SEO is another way readers find your blog. For those of you who don’t know, SEO is defined as the following:

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine’s unpaid results—often referred to as “natural”, “organic”, or “earned” results.

Search engine optimization – Wikipedia

So for example, if someone wants to learn about elephants, they would type in “information on elephants” into Google’s search engine. Then search results would pop up with numerous links. The goal would be for your blog post (link) about elephants to come up in at least the first or second page of results.

Now that everyone hopefully has an idea about what SEO is about, let’s dig right in. Honestly, I feel like in my opinion, a minimum focus should be on SEO. Why? Because I think the playing field is not fair. There are companies that promise that they will get you front page of the search results. I personally don’t know how true that is because I’ve never used the service, but I hear that big companies with plenty of budget use it to get front page. If you personally have used the service, I would love for you to share your experience in the comment box. I’m sure others could benefit from the information😊. Anyway, there is steps you can take to “organically” get yours closer up in page results. But this is very hard to do because you are literally competing with thousands of other people.

The best advice I can give you is give out the best quality content you can. Why? Because crawlers are constantly looking for quality content. SEO Marketing World explains it very clearly and easy to understand. 👇

What are Crawlers? How do they work?

When you hear people talk about Crawlers in the context of SEO, they are referring to the programs that search engines use to scan and analyze websites in order to determine their importance, and thus their ranking in the results of internet searches for certain keywords. Crawlers are also often referred to as spiders or robots.

Crawlers are very active, and often account for a great deal of the visitors to websites all over the internet. The Google crawler, known as Googlebot, is particularly active, and will often visit a website several times a day, checking for updates or new information. Studies have shown that it is much more active than other crawlers, the closest being the Yahoo crawler, which is about half as active as Googlebot.

SEO is aimed at understanding how crawlers work and what they look for the determine the importance and ranking of certain sites. The idea is to then implement strategies that will fill websites with the kind of information that the crawlers will determine to be of high value.

Crawlers are on the lookout for sites that are rich with the kinds of keywords that people search for, and sites that contain those keywords in high density are seen as being more relevant, and thus will be awarded high rankings. However, crawlers also gather other information important in determining rankings, including link population information and filenames structure.

Some forms of search engine marketing are deliberately aimed at deceiving the crawlers into thinking a site is more important than it is. These are known as black hat techniques, and they are frowned upon by most web optimizers, as they can produce penalties from search engines.

That’s why I stress having quality post is important. You don’t want to have post where you ramble on. I’ll leave a link explaining that further below👇

https://betchadidntknowthis.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/are-you-still-publishing-too-many-post-discover-why-doing-this-could-ruin-your-blog/

Also, there will be a part 2 on this subject! 

My points for this post is the following: 

  • SEO is the strategic steps you take to come up first in the search engines results.
  • It can be paid for, so it’s not always a fair playing ground.
  • Search engine crawlers look for quality content.
  • Providing quality content can boost your chances.

 If you found this useful you also might like:

Betcha! I have something to say! Discover a tip that could boost your views

https://betchadidntknowthis.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/betcha-i-have-something-to-say-discover-a-tip-that-could-boost-your-views/

Betcha! What is SEO?Find Out How SEO Is Crucial For Blog Traffic Part 2

https://betchadidntknowthis.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/betcha-what-is-seofind-out-how-seo-is-crucial-for-blog-traffic-part-2/

Don’t forget to do the daily prompt:

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Credits: Wikipedia and http://www.seomarketingworld.com/seo-faq/crawlers.php

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