The blogging tips I was writing about from a Google talk have been really interesting. The second one I thought was a good thing was that he recommended using word press. I am glad I use them because they were smart building a lot of good usability and SEO features into the software. I also know that there are SEO plugins that help tag and gather meta data even further but that is only for self hosted blogs where you can upload those plugins yourself. My experiments with chicagoweekendfun.com have taught me a lot about SEO already. Blogging is a lot more difficult than sitting down to write every day. It takes some strategy and a lot of technical knowledge too.
I recently read the transcript from a Google Guy’s talk about SEO for blogs and it proved that although I do marketing (advertising) for a living, I din’t necessarily know a lot about SEO. One of the best takeaways from the talk was the idea of do you want to be notced by Google’s search engine and get bog? or do you want to do something cool and get noticed for it and then get noticed by Google’s search engine?
I would have thought it was to do something good for the search engines and then people will find you. Apparently it is the reverse. They are looking for things that people already like and read and that is what the algorithm factors for ranking sites are based on. Who knew? Well I guess I should find some more time to write some better posts then too.