For those of you who didn't make my session at #BlogHer16, I ran a Geek Lab on how to build an online business. I started my first business when I was 14 years old. I created a website and got it to the top of Google, monetizing it with Google ads and creating a substantial income stream!
In my work as a technical editor working on marketing campaigns for new inventions, SEO is considered an important part of the job. I'm beginning to see how important it is to blogging, too.I admit it: Before I worked in marketing, I had no idea what SEO was or why it was so significant. Search Engine Optimization -- the buzz word and goal in my business. To the victor -- the one who rises to the top of the search engine results -- go the spoils....more
I write a blog post once a week in an effort to engage and attract more followers. Pretty Cripple is powered by Wordpress, which comes with many useful plugins to help me gauge vital information....more
SEO, or search engine optimization, is a topic I get asked about by nearly every client, and many people who cross my path and learn I’m a web designer and blogger. People are simply mystified by SEO, and truly believe that it gives websites a super magical power. I think this is due to the vast amount of information (much of it conflicting) available on the internet.
WordPress itself, without any plugins, has SEO functions, but you aren’t going to capture that top search result without giving yourself an extra edge. That’s why SEO Plugins are critical to a truly successful Search Engine Optimization plan....more
SEO is just about improving search engine rankings. Most blogs (as well as most of my own blogs) do not really rely on Google's traffic. Most of us rely on communities we network in and social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook. I'll share my SEO tips further on but here I'd share the most effective non-SEO tips.