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Snap! SEO: How NOT to do it!

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Châteay de Pierrefond, FranceI often receive spam in my mailbox and on my websites. It is expected that emails will include one link that's repeated several times so the readers are much more likely to click on it at least once1. If they don't click on the first one, they are likely to click on the second or the third. When they skip all of those links, maybe they'll click the one in the P.S. area? This technique makes it easy to funnel people to a specific location on your website.

Now this is completely different from good SEO.

  • 1. As a rule of thumb, you do not want to have more than one link per paragraph, and if you have really small paragraphs, probably one every other paragraph. If the link doesn't really fit in the paragraph or you decided to send text emails, you may also place the links between paragraphs.

Stagnant Snap! Blog... Why you need to post about once a week!

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Phoenix Vernal Pool, Feb 2011, Algae in vernal pool
Vernal Pool at the Phoenix Park, Orangevale, CA
This pool may look stagnant when in fact the water is
moving, albeit slowly, it remains clear. Just like your blog!

I think I mentioned that before in my Snap! Journal but wanted to strengthen the argument...

There are several reasons why you want to keep posting on your blog. First of all, your readers will continue to read your posting only if you actually post. Otherwise, well... there is nothing to read, right?

Because most people cannot handle reading pages and pages every day. Posting once a week or so should be enough for most audiences. Although at the start, to make the blog useful, posting once a day for a month or so is not a bad idea.

The other reason is that new posts tend to attract new readers. That means more of a chance for you to get that click you really want to get. Of course, this assumes you created the necessary Snap! Blocks on your website asking users to take action. There are many ways to do that, the two most important ones are:

Do you blog? Communities, Business, Press Releases...

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Today I have a simple question for you: Do you blog? (Whether it is with Snap! Blogger or some other system)

To extend the question a little bit, I'm actually wondering, why do you blog? How to you device your posts? Do you expect something from your posts or are you just talking about what's happening in your life? (don't hesitate to click Add Comment below to let me and the others know!)

Blog Communities

For many people writing a blog is just an enjoyable activity that they do on the side.

Actually you should not write a blog on a subject that you don't like (even if you're paid to do ...

Importance of posting your Snap! Website in a directory.

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The Internet is littered with thousands of directories and yet there still people who create new ones... like me here on Snap! Websites. Well... I like the idea of a central repository of directories that I could use and thought that it would be nice to share them with you.

So... I talked about SEO quite a few times and you know that it is very important for your website. The one main reason that your Snap! Website Google Rank grows is because of what is called Back Links. Back Links are standard links1

  • 1. A standard link is defined in HTML code with the Anchor tag. For instance, to link to ...

Snap! Blogger site success... Any easy steps to measure my progress?

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A question that I quite often get from newbies is: how can I know that my Snap! Blogger site is getting there?

The following are several points that I wanted to bring to your attention and that are very easy to check1. Each one of these should be a goal, although you may want to tweak the list to your own personal taste.