I’ve read a lot of the controversy over whether or not we should be focused on SEO results. I don’t comprehend the criticism. I’m in business to make money. I believe my blog is a business generator. That’s what I work towards.
When I wrote the very first few posts on my website I wrote purely for myself and out of the love of writing and expression. Not having a comprehension of the potential power, I didn’t realize the results that were possible. After awhile I came to understand and agree with the school of thought that says if you want to attract the consumer to your blog you should focus on that consumer and write to their needs.
Fortunately for me I have a place to whine and vocalize my concern, aggravation, ideas and whatever else catches my attention – like a shiny penny – here at AG. If not, then my blog would still be mixed use.
I’m new to the blogging world. I’m still learning and there’s a lot of that to do. I appreciate transparency. What I don’t appreciate is giving the store away for free. I write posts for the same reason I network, keep in contact with my sphere, do open houses and all the rest.
If you’re critical of a blogger for writing to attract the attention of Google and thus the consumer, what are you criticizing? The writer’s desire to have a profitable business?
I absolutely love to receive comments from my peers on posts I’ve written, but that’s not my main goal – unless you have a referral for me. I’m writing to attract the attention of someone who’s going to buy or sell real estate with me. That’s my job – to bring home the bacon.
In my internet travels today I found SEO Book, a site that offers training. Not understanding the inner workings of SEO, I can’t tell you if what this site offers is good, but you’ll probably learn something – whether you disagree with it or not.