Many people know what SEO stands for, but in case you don’t, it stands for Search Engine Optimization. Basically it’s what you try to do to get the most traffic to your website or blog. When someone does a search on Google, for example, the ideal position is to be the first result that shows up.
Search engines have bots that scour the internet using certain algorithms to produce the lists of resultant websites that will appear when a keyword is typed in.
For instance, let’s say you wanted to find my blog and you didn’t know the name, or URL, of my blog. You’d probably start with one of the big search engines like Google, and type in the word “Charlie”.
Unfortunately, there would be a gazillion results with some form of Charlie in them and you probably wouldn’t find my blog until the 754th page. But if you refined your search to “Charlie’s Dog Blog”, you might find my blog on the first page. That wasn’t always the case, but it has improved in the last couple of months.
I really don’t know why because it really wasn’t any more special than any of the other posts we’ve done. Here’s a link to it if you would like to go back and read it. We first posted it back on April 15, 2014.
Anyway, Dad likes to write music and there is almost nothing he won’t write about. He wrote a song about the difficulties one goes through in trying to develop a following that I would like to share. He named it the SEO Blues. Some day we might put a recording out on YouTube so you can listen to it as well!
I’m looking for a post that brings visitors in droves
And helps to increase the flow of traffic
A story with words
That attracts lots of nerds
And makes them click on the links of my graphics
I’m looking for a keyword typed again and again
For optimum hits and clicks
I may have to I squeal
Beg, borrow and steal
And reach into my big bag of tricks
Like lemmings to the sea, I want them to visit
To share likes and tweets among friends
Cool comments to attract
New faces to my act
Be the first to join the new trend
Proper syntax on pages, witty stories on posts
All tailored to attract a big crowd
A consultant I’ll use
For the postings I choose
An expert to help show me how
Not forgetting all those on my way to the top
Dot my i’s,cross my t’s, pay my dues
Have your people call my people
As I climb the corporate steeple
Until then I’ve got the SEO blues