Funny thing happened this summer when I wasn’t blogging. I still had visitors and search engines still found my blog. Yes, funny, seeing how I never used key words or Google search words.
Again today I am veering away from just posting about my picture book writing to blog about stats and the importance of them in being found in Google or by search engines.
All summer long, when I was not publishing posts, when I was on my blog break, I still had between twenty to thirty views each day. Every so often I would check the stats and be surprised that visitors still found me and read my posts. It made me very happy. J
I didn’t do SEO but the search engines found my Perfect Picture Book Friday’s. People wanted to know things about the picture books I had made reviews about. One that was popular was “Science Verse” by Jon Scieszka
and another post that got found a lot and was not about PPBF was “Deep Graffiti or where my son the philosopher left his mark.”
And here is a funny one. I wrote a ”How to bring traffic and keep traffic to your blog” post with Harry Potter’s Owl as the photo in the beginning of the post. The search engines found the owl many many times. The word “Traffic” was also searched for and was found frequently.
After telling all you what wasn’t on the SEO terms but found by accident, maybe you are interested in learning something about it. During the summer, one of my blogging friends had this keyword web page on her blog http://www.wordstream.com/keywords I wish I had saved her link so I could share it with you but now I can’t find it only the keyword search tool.
I hope to make use of it soon. However I think if I have to write blog posts around the keywords making sure they are included I think it will stifle me and put me in a box. I will just be happy that my blog posts are found by those looking for them. I am glad there is such a thing as SEO and that it finds me when I am not trying.
In the comments please tell me your style of blogging. Do you use keywords or blog with SEO in mind or do you just write what you want the way you want? Like I do? Have you noticed a change in your stats because of the way you blog? Or in your posts? Are you conscious of key words in your posts or in your stats?
So here comes the time I talk about my giveaway. It will either be an autographed copy of “Annie’s Special Day” or Stuart Stadt’s middle grade,, “Henry on Fire.” I did check with him and he was happy to give a copy away. I did a blog post on Stuart once here. And part two here. I hope you enjoy them.
© 2013 Clara Bowman-Jahn/ Clarike Bowman-Jahn
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