Wow, just completed another lesson in my class.
I’ve got lots of thinkin’ to do. (I’d posted this over at Google+ but thought I’d share it here too because any help would be GREATLY appreciated)
This one was thinking about how search engines see your site. We are now moving into the aspect of website design to increase traffic to your pages/blog. This lesson was about keyword use and how search engine spiders look for good use of key words. They have algorithms that discount over use of keywords that wouldn’t be natural & would be deliberate spamming of spiders. The assignment is to come up with five keywords for our website and work them in naturally to specific locations in the site. This link was provided by the professor as a tool to see your keyword usage as a website spider sees it. It’s free just put in your address and type in the captcha code to show you aren’t automated and in just a few seconds it generates a list of keywords based on typical search engine techniques. WOW that was an eye opener to me.
My top five were
2. Continue Reading
3. Mary Louise Eklund (good my name good)
4. coffee let’s chat
5. Comic Comments (good a repeating column like posting)
Oh dear seems three of my top five aren’t great. They are really blah stuff that every site should have. I like my name being there and want it to be in the top five but I’m not sure what other words I should make an effort to incorporate regularly into text, titles, backside search engine fields, and such.
Obviously too much weight is put on the tag line, that’s where coffee let’s chat appears ONCE but the weight it is getting is heavy. I need to rethink my tagline to represent me. My thoughts on my keywords are summed up in the following list in no particular order –
3. comic book fan
4. hobby genealogist
5. custom jewelry maker
6. Mary Louise Eklund (gotta have name recognition).
So if you’ve stuck with reading this whole post I must ask a favor in the comments. Give me a list of 5 key words for me that you think represent me. I just did a quick 6 there. If you can’t do five then one. If you can’t do one what one from my list there do you think is the most important?