Get Top-Rank on Search Engines
When I teach about blogging at Mount Hermon, people are going to ask questions like this: how can I get top rankings on search engines? How can I stand out from the blogging pack?
This will compel me to share my success story. See, I get top-ranking (or at least some ranking) on search engines... for... well... searches with keywords like...
plant seedlings in stone
terracing your own yard
hands that flung stars into space
stone that removes scars
stones to help fall out of love
should we eat out of season tomatoes
h & m "mighty warrior" t-shirt
The good news is that anyone looking for L.L. Barkat might land here at Seedlings in Stone (notice that "L.L. Barkat" is in my blog subtitle?) The other good news is that anyone looking for magical stones might land here and find a spirituality more powerful than any stone on earth. The other good news is that gardeners and stoneworkers might find more growth and building advice than they bargained for.
What does this really mean? If you want to get top rankings for a particular niche, make sure your blog title and posts reflect the content of your desired niche. In other words, if you want to sell widgets, call your blog something like The Widget Place.
Conversely, you could be a writer who discusses art, writing, spirituality, and life, with a touch of grace... and name your blog something metaphorical like "Seedlings in Stone", then sit back and enjoy some unexpected visitors.
Fern Photo, by L.L. Barkat.
Randy Ingermanson's Branding Your Blog