My Goals with this Blog...

Are to document my experiences with various income streams and programs in my quest to becoming a full time freelancer working from home. I plan to list my current 'eggs' and to post the things that have and haven't worked for me.

Asking for SEO Assistance.

Posted by tehblogging trolless | 5:49 PM

I am so bleh about SEO right now. So much has changed now. Years ago it was all ‘use the right words.’ ‘Use the right tags’. Do this do that, link here, post here. Comment here. It’s not as if these novel (read: urg duh) ideas shouldn’t be done; it’s more the way they "should" be done that has changed. Guest posting? Don’t bother. Submit to link directories? Don’t do that either. And doing the ‘write great content and they shall follow’ thing while obvious, it simply isn’t enough to grab visitors. Add in Google’s changes that have happened in what seems to be very quick succession, and you have peeps like me just utterly confused.

The things are now become a like a ‘back to square one moment’ for me and my my blogs which have been around for years. For one, web traffic comes from other sources that I can’t account for. Like a few links on a blog – bam traffic. I now have to take into account various web types and social platforms like Facebook that have become their own pages to tweak and optimize.

Speaking of website optimization, my templates which were awesome back a few years ago are now a bit bland to me. Too ordinary. It doesn’t help that right now I can’t fix a major error, as my host Blogger is glitching out whenever I try to edit anything. So optimization on that end is not happening.

My blogs in other words are a tangled mess of needed editing and tweaking. But I have for a while now been looking over third party sites to simply take me by the hand and clean up some of my mess. I would visit the site and then give it an internal rating based on reviews (I like dealing with people that have past customers), price versus quality, and overall responsiveness to questions. So far I’ve found a few places that could be of use to me.