Writing Ideas

One of the questions that I get asked most frequently regarding content based SEO is, “how can I think of more things to write about?” As blogs and social media become more popular it is a valid question. Sometimes writer’s block sets in and there seems no way out of it. Organic ranking depends heavily on written material so let’s get rid of that block.

Writing is like Having a Conversation

During your day you most certainly had conversations with someone Writing Ideassomewhere. If you hibernated all day and spoke to no one you were more than likely at least on your computer and sent or read some emails. Use these communications as tools for writing ideas.

Think about who you talked to and what your conversation was about. If your business is selling widgets, did you talk to someone about your new and improved widget? Did you tell someone about the new colors of your widgets or how one of your clients used a widget to promote their business? Write about it. It’s amazing how you can take one little, seemingly insignificant subject, and turn it into 400 words of content.

Top Ten Lists

A popular topic for writing are the top ten lists. Coming up with a top ten list is easier than you think. As a matter of fact, it does not need to be top ten, even a top three, five, or whatever your number is, will work.  Each list entry can have a brief description and before you know it you have your new written content.

Here’s my top ten list of top ten list possibilities!

  1. Top ten reasons to use a widget
  2. Top ten colors of widgets
  3. Top ten mistakes a widget user makes
  4. Top ten links about widgets
  5. Top ten widget testimonials
  6. Top ten books about widgets
  7. Top ten widget users
  8. Top ten quotes about widgets
  9. Top ten places to use a widget
  10. Top ten most popular widgets

Have a Sense of Humor

Writing does not always have to be serious. You may engage more readers and traffic if you write with a sense of humor. What did you laugh about today? Create an article about it and let your readers enjoy your experience. Sarcasm is not always a bad thing, and used with taste your readers will smile while perusing your content. In today’s day and age a smile is worth a thousand words! It just may bring your readers back for more.

Writer’s Block be Gone

Take a few of these ideas and expand on them. Don’t forget your keywords and headings and start writing. Before you know it your next article, blog post, or web 2.0 page is done, complete, and out on the world wide web.

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Does Flash Affect SEO?

Flash may be Visually Appealing but it is not an SEO Match

When you build your website you want it to be as attractive as possible. Your web designer, or yourself, may think that adding Flash will give it that extra punch that will bring admirers and traffic in droves to your site. While adding some Flash can make a web page more appealing;  too much of it can be a bad thing. 

Search Engines Love TextContent Based SEO

They crawl around scavenging for keywords, headings and relevant content. If your website is built entirely in Flash you face some enormous obstacles. Your search engine optimization will be a nightmare. Your text must also be available in the html code to benefit from any SEO.

Relevant content in a website is one of the most vital criteria for SEO. Search engines primarily read HTML text. They review this content and look for flowing content with keywords and headings. Text displayed in graphic form, including Flash, can only have a damaging effec t on SEO end results.

Flash, Keywords, and Search Engines: an unlikely Match

From an SEO perspective, if your site is entirely Flash, you only have one potential entry page, that being your main URL. Not only will search engines not notice your home page but all your other site pages, that could have organic ranking with search engines, are missed out when a search engine crawls your site. All your keyword research is most likely for naught.

While it is possible to create a website with Flash that meets the search engine optimization requirements, the process is tedious, complicated, long, and expensive. Even with that said, the site may never achieve its full capability for SEO. The challenges are many and in the long run, it is probably not worth it.

Flash can Work in Moderation

Don’t get me wrong, a site with Flash can be very visually appealing, but if you don’t get the traffic you would like you can more than likely blame the Flash.

So, what is Flash good for? A well rounded site with html and banners or ads in Flash will provide the necessary information for search engine crawlers and some nice aesthetic features. Content based SEO is the most solid of internet marketing plans. Whatever you do include some great content, with flowing keywords and headings so you will be recognized.

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Top Reasons to have a Blog

Key Ingredient for Search Engine Optimization.

Blogs are rich in text, full of links and frequently updated. Search engines love them. More and more businesses have them and enjoy the benefits they provide. They have become an internet marketing dream to increase organic ranking.Content Based SEO

Simple Method to let Keywords bring you Traffic

Blog posts are like conversations with the world wide web. Naturally flowing keywords placed within posts are a great way for search engines to locate you. Better yet, if your blog’s domain name contains your most important keyword, search engines will jump on your site even faster.

Headers Lead the Way

Most blogging software conveniently offers the opportunity to insert headers. The H1 and H2 tags are there to optimize your blog so be sure to use them. Make sure your most valuable keywords are in those headers too.

Links, Links, and more Links

One of a blogs most important duties is to drive traffic to your website. Make sure your posts include links to your site. A great way to do this is with your anchor text containing your keywords. Don’t think that your home page is the only page to link. Dig down into your website and link to those other pages too. 

Links pointing to your blog and blog posts are essential to building your page rank. Search engines look for these. Commenting on other blogs is a way to get some links to your blog.

Content Specifically for your Target Market

When posting to your blog write as if you are talking to a potential client because that is exactly your goal. By the time they are finished reading your fabulous post they will want more and will likely turn from a lead to a prospect to a client.

Posting daily or at least a few time a week is mandatory in the blogging world. Don’t let writer’s block stop you. Sometimes the simplest thoughts can turn into a lengthy blog post. Oh, and don’t forget to put your secondary keywords in the body of your post.

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Keyword Research

Keyword research is one of the most valuable tools for internet marketing campaigns. Search engines look for keywords when you do a search through Google or other engines.

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