keyword stuffing An Idiot Muse

As an avid blogger I am always looking for additional subjects and topics that I may be interested in writing a new post about. Sometimes I read other blogger’s blog posts or articles in different ezines just to find a little inspiration when the “well” runs a little dry. Today, I found my inspiration in one of my own posts, well, from a comment actually.

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I love how people enjoy giving you “friendly” advice, but like the pauper offering up financial advice to those seeking to generate wealth, I take most things I hear about blogging and traffic generation with a grain of salt and move on down the road. When I am looking to find additional information or additional methods or techniques to incorporate into my own writing I go to blogs and bloggers that I respect, bloggers that I know are generating a massive amount of traffic. I try to listen to what it is that they have to say because these folks, men and women, have a clue as to what they are doing.

Two Ears and One Mouth…Hmm

However, every once in a while someone rubs me the wrong way. Today it came in the form of a “helpful” comment that I approved and, of course, replied to. I don’t like getting into negative rants at all, but the audacity of some make me wonder why more people aren’t subject to the likes of the Dexter character on Showtime’s series of the same name. OK, that’s a little overboard, perhaps I should just say some people irritate the hell out of me and leave it at that. That’s what I should do, but at 46 I’m just not that mature I suppose.

So, today Mr. Jackass (not his real name) left the comment about how an article of mine is “stuffed” with the key phrase and how I should write more for the reader. Oh really? Perhaps I should write more for the reader? I would love to, but the way this thing works you see is that we generate our traffic by “optimizing” our pages for specific keywords and key phrases. Sometimes that makes writing about the key phrase a bit challenging.

Yes, sometimes the article just doesn’t read as well as it would if we threw these “rules” out the window, but that’s just the nature of the search engines and the algorithms that are designed and employed to run them.

Keyword Stuffing vs. On Page SEO

Now, since “Einstein” knows all about keyword stuffing (actually he doesn’t, I checked the article in question and my key phrase showed up in the article 1.41% of the time – not exactly “stuffing” that word on the page) and nothing about on page SEO perhaps a lesson in both topics is long over due. What amazes me even more is that this particular article is #1 for the key phrase, doesn’t that count for something? Google didn’t really “slap” my site as this “know it all” said they would, they actually did the opposite. Hmm.

Listen guys, to most of you I apologize for writing this way. Usually I can be counted on to be very up beat and positive, but I am tired of these idiots. Didn’t their mother teach them if they had nothing good to say to keep their mouths shut?

I am here for many reasons, one of them is to teach those that want to learn how to set up a blog, write articles and post them on that blog and drive targeted traffic to their sites in order to perhaps position themselves to be able to generate an income from their efforts. One of the ways that we do this is by creating articles based on our keyword research concerning keywords and key phrases. Once more that’s called k-e-y-w-o-r-d research.

For example, the other day I wrote an article on “easy paypal income.” I didn’t write this article because I thought that would be a hip and cool topic to write about, I did so because the keyword research tool that I use indicated that I should focus on this particular phrase. I wrote the article, used my seo pressor software to “score” the article and posted it. Within a few days that article was #1 where it still resides to this day. This is how it works boys and girls and if you don’t like that then go somewhere else to play.

Learning to rank well on the first page of Google for a specific key phrase or keyword can be tough, but especially tough if you do not have a plan of attack. You must first do your research surrounding a topic and figure out how to focus in on specific terms that still have something to do with the topic you were originally looking at. Why? Because you are:

  1.  looking to generate targeted traffic to your website, blog or program,
  2.  making sure there is not too much competition surrounding the phrase or keyword, and
  3.  ensuring that there is enough traffic to make any of this work worthwhile.

Creating content is not really that hard. Yes, you can have a dry spell or two, everyone does, but one thing I have learned is that if we just keep on plugging away at it then we will eventually find our way to those first page results. Well, all of us that accept the fact that computers still look for key phrases rather than eloquently written articles. For those of you that have a critical comment to submit about this article I say shut up and start writing your own stuff and start ranking on the first page of Google yourself…if you can, that is.

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After fighting his way through the myriad of online swamps and quicksand (and himself!) Mark finally found some financial relief by learning how to effectively promote his content. He now teaches others how to promote their programs and opportunities, is an advocate for those working to make money online and believes that most programs can make you money...when you learn how to properly promote them. You can also catch his work on his personal blog markgrahammarketing.com
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