So ok, Im dfinately NOT some kind of SEO guru. Exactly the opposite in fact! This isn’t my first blog site. It’s my second & I hope this category will enable other ‘blogging newbies’ to learn from my mistakes & create a great blog! This blog was set up January 2009, using Wordpess 2.7.
Rule 1: Don’t just blog to make money. Find a topic close to your heart & keep blogging about that topic! I know already that returning visitors are the only way to go. Don’t get discouraged by a lack of visiters at the start. You need to build a following of fans. Regardless of your ‘niche’, just remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Rule 2: Be a persistent blogger! I learn’t this the hard way. Don’t lose faith! If you’re passionate about your topic you will eventually get return visitors to your blog. Many of my blogs are straight to the point & that means short. This means I have a tough road ahead! Lot’s of people viewing your blog will not return because you don’t happen to write blogs in the way they’re acustomed to. Stand out. Dare to be different!
Running on WordPress 2.7, I’m still having problems with my WordPress theme. As of 16/01/09 at least I now rank for the ‘Aid Renegade’ search term. I’m in communication with the theme creators & now trying to be really patient & wait for answers. I’ll only name the theme & link to it when my blogs problems are solved. I’m happy to be a test case for their theme though if it enables new bloggers to avoid my blog problems, listed below:
RSS / comments RSS links not working properly
My personel sidebar add ons are causing XHTML errrs. (Currently removed)
My present blog theme still enabled my site to rank on google for ‘Aid Renegade’, which is way better than the last theme.
I’ll blog more when I see results that work, SEO wise.