Do you know how to write SEO friendly blog posts? Until recently, I didn’t (and even now, I’m still learning). Lately I’ve been doing lots of research about SEO, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that:
SEO is a really powerful way to attract more visitors to your blog.
Even better, SEO doesn’t have to be complicated! It’s something that any blogger can incorporate into their posts to make sure they’re continually increasing the number of people who visit their site.
When I first started blogging, one of the things that eluded me was RSS. It seemed like it should be easy to understand — after all, I saw it on almost every blog I read — but for some reason I couldn’t wrap my head around it.
I understand RSS now (er, I think I understand RSS now), but I still don’t use it to follow blogs myself. I do offer it as an option for following my blog because there are lots of people who DO use it, and if they’d like to follow my blog using RSS, I’m more than happy to hook them up!
It seems like there are other people out there who are mired in RSS confusion as well, so I thought I’d share what I’ve learned.
I love finding fresh new blogs. Every few weeks I’ll veer away from my regular weekend blog reading and venture out into the unknown via WordPress.com’s homepage. I’ll check out the hand-picked Freshly Pressed posts and then wander into Topics (also known as the Global Tag Listing) in the hopes that I’ll come across a fantastic new blog.
New WordPress blogs are being created at an alarming rate:
- There are over 500,000 new posts and 400,000 new comments on WordPress blogs every day.
- 349 million people view over 2.5 billion pages a month
- As of today (March 28, 2012), there are 72,368,041 WordPress blogs (including wordpress.org sites).