Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Blogging and SEO for Free Traffic

One of the new Internet secrets people are using to get their web sites in the search engines is with Blogs. Blogs are short for web logs and are like daily dairies on the web. Blogs started out as ways for Internet reality types to share their lives with other people on the web, without having to learn very complicated web design applications like Dreamweaver or Microsoft FrontPage. Dreamweaver, the standard professional web design program takes a least 6 months to master, while FrontPage on the other hand looks a lot like Microsoft Word, and therefore can be used more quickly by people just starting out.

Blogs are much easier to use than any web design software. They can be used to change web content from a browser, email, and even simple desk top software. Blogs are web pages created with automated software that date stamps all changes to content. Blogs also index and file your web pages automatically according to a way you specify in advance.

Google loves blogs and has its own web based application called Blogger. You can set up a Blogger account for free (go to Go to Blogger). You should use Blogs for your business to give updates to your customers and supporters every few days on your company's news or inside information. You can reflect on industry trends with your business blog.

What's nice about blogs if you want to get your site in the search engines or keep the search engines up to date with your latest optimization efforts just put them on a blog page and link to the modified page you want indexed.

Or if you want to get your site in to Google go to a high ranked blog listed in Google and if the Blog allows comments give a good comment on the blog. Then link back to the page you want indexed in the Blog. This will get the Google spider to index the changes within a few days and consider your site for its database given the criteria of its algorithm.

If you are looking for a cheap way to build a lot of content on your site, which the search engines will pick up, go to Blogger and open up a free blogging account and join the blogosphere.

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