SES 2008 SEO August 21, 2008Posted by simarprit in : Blogging, Internet, Search Engines, SEO, SES 2008, websites , trackback
SEO Through Blogs and Feeds
Continuing on my blogging the SES 2008 at San Jose I must admit I am not the fastest blogger and neither do I do “Live Blogging”, my blogs are aimed to be educative executive summaries for myself and for all those who care. They are focused session on what all I have attended and express my opinion alongside those who are the knowledge givers.
Rebecca Lieb did a good job of moderating the session, her knowledge about the subject and her apt comments made the session lively, Chris Boggs, Lee Odden, Amanda Watlington and Daron Babin formed the speakers panel.
It is important to self qualify your blog and understand your objectives of blogging. The qualifications you must answer be:
- Is your blog official or personal?
- Is your blog residing on a sub-domain or is it a separate domain in itself?
- Does your blog carry your corporate signatures or it has a personal touch about it?
- Are you the lone blogger or there are are multiple bloggers who would work working on the blog?
Choosing your platform is very important. WordPress looked like the preferred platform for most around.
Some quick takeaways (includes my own interpretations and learning)
- When writing a blog remember Steven Covey, begin with the end in mind.
- You should know precisely what you want to write on and what you want to gain by that writing.
- You should make a note of the keywords you want that post/blog to cover and ensure that they find a place in your title.
- The panel also recommended that you should do some research on the tags you would like your post to be covered under.
- Socializing and creating community around the log helps
- Customize and optimize your blog and feeds
- Use blog widgets or bligets wisely, don’t be obsessed
- Acknowledge and link to others liberally, develop credibility for your blog
- Links are currency, work towards them
- Try to become a top referrer on the topic of your choice
- Twitter, Flickr, Stumbleupon you need all of them at some stage or another
- Goals should drive your content on the blog
- Refine your blog
- Use Auto Discovery Tag of blog feeds
- Use trust rank inside your blog to increase credibility
More to come