Understanding SEO

If you’ve ever uttered the words, “I just don’t get SEO!” you’re not alone.  When I first started blogging, I totally resisted the idea.  I thought I could just ignore it and skate by without really taking the time to fully understand it.

There were already a thousand things I needed to learn about blogging and trying to figure out SEO was like trying to understand hieroglyphs.  I felt as if I could figure those symbols and pictographs out faster than I could understand the proper keyword density for my blog posts.

I decided to go anti-SEO, and my blog suffered because of it.  Then one day, it hit me – if I was ever going to truly succeed as a blogger, I had better accept it and commit to learning how to use it to my benefit.

No matter how much it made my eyes cross, I decide it to keep researching until I figured it out.  I didn’t have the help of a New York  Search Engine Optimization company or any other experts to mentor me through the process.  It was brutal – at first.

But then I discovered various tools that could help me.  I discovered free SEO analysis tools and combined that with Google’s keyword tool.  I found that the keywords I thought I was targeting were completely different from what actually came up in the analysis.

It made me rethink the way I had been writing.  Most times the keywords that I started off with weren’t as optimized as I’d thought.  It was frustrating to find this out, but if I hadn’t taken action in the first place, I’d still be stuck in SEO limbo!

Here’s what to do:  Get Help

The good news is that you don’t have to try to figure it all out for yourself.  You can get help.  If you just don’t get SEO at all, you can outsource the task to someone does.  Obviously, you should proceed with caution and avoid any company that promises first page or first position results.  Take the time to research the company and try to locate reviews from some of its past or current clients.

I wish you the best with your SEO journey, hopefully it won’t be as bumpy as mine.

No Matter How Hard I Try, I Just Don’t Understand SEO – What to do? is a post from: We Blog Better.

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