SEO for bloggers August 28, 2009Posted by faelix in curi-ocity.
I just watched http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/seo-for-bloggers/
Initially, I thought it was going to be about the same stuff you do to get your site to have better hits on google, but it was actually interesting, and Matt is a great talker.
I almost went to change one of the titles of my posts (the Eclipse Ganymede EclipseColorer 0.8.0 one), but then about 2 minutes after he mentioned how to make your post links more likely to be hit on a search, he said to not do it for posts you’ve already written. Luckily, the post title is already fairly straightforward. :D
What did interest me, though, is how he highlighted how different people use different search terms for the same thing. He demonstrated with what (he said) can be variously referred to as a “flash drive”, “usb drive”, “thumb drive”. When he was doing this little exercise the word “drive” did not even enter my head. I would have searched for “usb key”.
So, one: Matt’s talk is great for any blogger (especially WordPress bloggers) who wants to improve their blog in terms of pagerank and readership (is that even a real term?!), and two: it highlights how difficult it really is to search for things.