So I don’t have some big research project here nor do I have anything to back up what I’m about to say. Is that like committing a blog crime? If so, sue me…or jail me…or ticket me…whatever you feel!
Blog SEO Tasks
I received a comment on my last article pertaining to blog SEO and I need to hear what others thinks about this.
Here is the background info for you. I stated in my article that without SEO, no one will find you. You will wither away in the vast Outernet wasteland. The comment I received was the following from David:
“But no one will know you even exist without seo” – This is simply not true. SEO can help your blog tremendously, even put your blog on the map if you do it right, but to say a blog can’t blow up without SEO is ridiculous.
There are lots of blogs that get very little traffic from search engines. I guess these blogs are more of the exception than the rule, but the #1 thing you can do is create quality content and you won’t ever need to “build links” or know what a “meta tag” is.
Okay, so here is my thought on this. Uh,,,you really didn’t think I was going to keep my big trap shut did you?! While I feel David is correct on the content piece, I would pose the following question: Isn’t writing great content an SEO task in and of itself? Or just writing content at all?
What Is Seo?
For those who don’t do seo for a living (LIKE ME), I can simplify it. It’s optimizing your blog or website for search engines. So, doing things to improve your search results. Easy right?! NOT!!
There are tasks associated with seo and they range from design, link building, anchor text, keyword research, etc. I would venture to say however, that after you design your site, content is the first thing you need.
So wouldn’t it be safe to say that content is the first task to be completed with regard to seo? Am I crazy? Okay…refrain from answering that.
This is why I said I don’t have some big test I completed with solid results for you. I just have my opinion and the comment I received made me think. (That’s why you see smoke.)
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But before you do, answer this question for me! I said, wait, don’t go yet!! Do you consider content writing a part of seo’ing your blog/site?
I would love to hear your thoughts and feel free to pass it on to others! Happy Friday my friends!