SEO Drudgery, there you go, I have just started the post and repeated the title because SEO says its something I have to do. On top of that, I have already broken a rule by using more than twenty words in the first sentence.
View from our back window. (zoomed in)
The turbines give a clue as to the weather. To be honest we do get reasonable breaks from the wind.
SEO – (Search engine optimization) Drudgery – dull, irksome, and fatiguing work: uninspiring or menial labour.
If you have arrived on this page looking for expert help regarding SEO, sorry, I do not have the expertise, However, I will add a link which will take you to what you are looking for. SEO information
I more often than not add the post title as the keyword. The WordPress SEO which I use lets me know the title is too short, I amend this occasionally. When I have completed a post its time to check the Seo score. A list appears under the keyword section indicating the good the bad and the ugly.
Green light – Good
Yellow light – Fair
Red light bad
Suggestions are made on how to improve the offending items. I generally persevere with this until I get the full green for go.
What are they looking for? well to start with the majority of words should have no more than two syllables.
Short sentences also get the thumbs up as does short paragraphs.
Apparently, I am guilty of using a passive voice too often, which affects your SEO score. I will give this one example.
Passive voice – At dinner, three potatoes were eaten by James. (bad)
Active voice – James ate three potatoes at dinner. (good)
Apparently, I do not use enough (Transitions) which are phrases or words used to connect one idea to the next.
So, we are looking to get equally good green lights for readability as we did for Focus keyword.
For me, I am fed up trying to achieve this goal. I got much more pleasure and success out of my blog in the past when I was totally unaware of SEO.
From this moment on I will use SEO in the most basic of manners,
In the early days, a few tag words were enough to get my posts noticed favourably on Google.
A general tip I received a number of years ago (not really SEO related) was to keep posts relatively short. Let’s say you have a number of followers who tend to comment on your posts if you make them of marathon proportion they will get fed up no matter how clever your writing may be., and start to skim through it.
Well, times have changed, and quality content (which I am striving for) is essential. ignoring the requirements of SEO is probably inadvisable.
My blog posts will be a little more frequent, mid-month will contain general garden news from here in Fife and sometimes a little nostalgia from when we were in Aberdeen and also in Cheshire.
End of the month I will publish a plant profile post.
Our garden on the 11th of January
Cold but no sign of snow as yet. The garden is looking bare and dormant, the Snowdrops are only just peeking through the soil.