How To Google Your Yahoo With SEO Content Writing Or Learn To Geshmugen Your Geshmoigen

SEO Content Is Like Having Your Very Own Pet Google

On the third day the lord professith thou shalt not Google your neighbor's Yahoo.  PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.flickr.com/photos/myklroventine/ / CC BY 2.0
On the third day the lord professith thou shalt not Google your neighbor's Yahoo. PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.flickr.com/photos/myklroventine/ / CC BY 2.0

SEO Content Writing, What is it? And does it want to date my daughter?

This is an article inspired by the debate I've been reading about here on HubPages and elsewhere on the blogosphere about the SEO Content style of writing.

Here's what it isn't, SEO does not stand for Sexy Enterprising Orgasms as I had once hoped it might, found that out the hard way at Victoria Secrets the other day. Nope.

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, sort of a way to groom your Google so to speak. Google certainly lends itself to innuendo doesn't it? Why is that? To reiterate, SEO Content writing is writing especially for Hubs and Blogs used to increase hits on your articles from search engines. Bolding your main keyword, at least once in every article as in SEO Content, boosts your articles ratings for that keyword. So that's why they do that! I used to think it was only for arbitrary assertiveness as in, hey good lookin'!!!

Anyway there are a plethora of ways to optimize your articles for search engines. Researching here on HubPages is always a good start. I finally decided to try a little harder after reading this thoroughly detailed article by fellow Hub writer girly_girl09 entitled:

Google Adsense Revenue Low? - Google Adsense Tips & Tools

The main piece that I would like to add to this toothpick sculpture of knowledge, is that you have to balance the writing you do in an SEO Content style versus a non-SEO Content style. In order to do that there is one main concept you need to understand about keywords. To get your article to creep a little higher up the Google ranks (there it is again!) you need to not only use proper, researched keywords, but you also have to repeat them a few times within the content of your article. Thus SEO Content can become a redundant nightmare, a blemish upon your style to be sure.

After awhile, if you're not careful, you might start to sound like Bob Dole ordering a fish fry with an SEO Content special sauce. "Bob Dole would like the SEO Content sauce, because Bob Dole likes the SEO Content sauce. Bob Dole is tired and needs to go take a nap at Bob Dole's house after this meal. Bob Dole thanks you."

It's not so much a balancing act between first and third person as I desperately tried to convey in my rendering of the SEO Content Sauce anecdote above. It's more a balancing act of how to include your main keyword enough, with out completely overwhelming the article with a barrage of repetition which I think I may well be on the way to doing with this bag of words. Sigh. There is a purgatory here though.

It's like the character Quagmire said in the cartoon Family Guy when a woman he was dating thought they were going to get married he responded, "I only told you that so you would Geshmugen my Geshmoigen."

Certainly there must be a way to get a little of what you want from both the solicitous side and the creative side of things right? Isn't there a respite for creatives somewhere? Certainly massive corporations and war profiteers aren't the only entities on this planet allowed to make a buck? As writers we have the choice to write without any search engine optimization, and make beautiful and lyrical but woefully unknown diatribes. Or we can pepper our pages with a bit of SEO Content and pray our peers don't piddle on our parade. Alliteration aside, I hope you're beginning to catch my drift.

Don't be caught with your pants down when you escape to your secret place and steal some time away to Google your Yahoo. You have to decide when enough is enough. You have to camouflage your salacious verbiage with your solicitous desires. Only then will you be able to write with magnets on your words and subject matter intact.

Oh, and I almost forgot, SEO Content writing does not want to date my daughter.

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Green Lotus 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

hey Ben. This is one of your bestest hubs and soo funny. I felt compelled to dash away to all my own Hubs just to add those all important BOLD keywords and maybe to throw in a few more, but you know, your Bob Dole theory stopped me. The esoteric question of the day is - what's more ego driven?..moving up the Google ladder or needing to write superior Hubs?


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Green Lotus 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

double greenery again, sorry


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Ben Zoltak 7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

I know what you mean about writing quality versus Google "hits" quanity H:

This is my dilemma too, I have to mention though, that since doing a little optimization, 9 of my 41 articles are "red arrow" rising, it's pretty addicting. I think I need to step back and take a deep breath and look at them with a fresh pair of eyes after the intitial thrill wears off...


Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

Have you checked the stats on those hubs with the red arrows? Are the hits coming from someplace other than hubpages? for the SEO purpose of this article, that's what you need to look for (I think).

Great hub by the way. Very honest. Good luck with your struggle to go good or go google. (Maybe you can work though your hubs to get both)


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Ben Zoltak 7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

I have not checked them individually yet Duchess, that is my next move of research. Collectively though, most art not, of the near 2000 page views my articles have collected, around 80% are from hubpages. I agree with you, I need to look for the changes from outside sources! I hope it happens, I've linked out into the web just a little... I'm hoping some of that will be done for me through the internet grapevine, ooh that sounds like a new article...hmmmm

Thanks for the accolade Duchess, and for recognizing my balancing act! We'll see what time does!


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whcobb 7 years ago from Fort Campbell, KY

Great article man... I have searched a lot for trying to optimize and increase traffice and never knew about bolding things. Thanks... I will try that from now on.

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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

Thanks hombre!!! There's a lot of things like that I keep finding on here, some of it I don't understand, some of it I do!


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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

the bolding technique is only good for quickly seeing your competitions money words and quickly taking them for oyur own use ;) Its ugly and mostly pointless.

The problem with SEO content and related tutorials is the general failure of those being tutored. Half assed "bob dole" content is not necessary, language and voice are still valuable in online writing. A properly optimized article should not be discernible from a standard piece of writing. But, web content in general is more likely to be reactive to the common web user who is short in attention span and low in comprehension skills.

another sad side effect, which you can see here at hubpages, is a blind leading the blind effect. One reader learns (thinks they learned) a new technique or concept, a week later they are rewriting the article that taught them the concept. Each copy degrades like an online game of telephone.

then, voila, 500 more articles on "why ipod good"


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

Thanks for the indepth response Sunforged, coming from you it gather's a lot of water.

Now the nitty gritty, ipod good says so and so that's what they told me so I says it.

I see where your point was and the blind leading the blind with writing here. It's also a mix of people competing for a mostly English speaking website where English maybe the second or third spoken language of the writer, not that I gotta tell you that but you get my point.

Thanks for the heads up on the bolding technique, it's like you said, I read it somewhere here! It is pretty ugly isn't it? I haven't noticed a whole lot of boosted readership from that technique to be sure.

Your comment, "web content in general is more likely to be reactive to the common web user who is short in attention span and low in comprehension skills."

...made me laugh pretty wholly! If there's anything you'd like to add please do, this is all one major learning game for me.

Mostly I'm hoping to gain at least enough cash flow to be able to afford my one solely owned website again, and learn some about making a few bucks with affiliates or any other such endeavor along the way.

I really appreciate the details Sunforged, thanks again.

BZ


cosette 6 years ago

haha!! :D most entertaining hub on geshmoigens i ever read...


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

Thanks Cosette, it's all geshmoigen around here!!!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

Thanks Ben. Good info. I have yet to figure why my my most frequently visited hubs have no adsense ads at all. I continue to tweak to no avail. No sex, no porn, but no adsense either. Very frustrating.


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

Thanks Peter. I was going to mention, I wonder if you have a lot of Amazon or other type of ads on those articles? If you have too many of another affiliate they will bump the adsense articles off. Otherwise I wish I knew. I 'd say start a Forum post on the subject if my suggestion wasn't it, that's how I usually get to the bottom of things on here. I wonder how the weather was in Malaysia today?


Kevin 6 years ago

I believe that research is key to good article writing. Too many just throw together an article just to get it on the web for back links. take your time and write a quality article.


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

Thanks Kevin, well put and I agree. How many times have you thought while googling some subject, "great, sounds like what I'm looking for!" only to begin reading and find out it's just a bunch goobldeegook garbage somebody put together to link a bunch of sticky crud all over! lol...LOL! Thanks for the comment man.

Ben


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Laura in Denver 6 years ago from Aurora

Great choice of picture in that sign, tee hee! Nice way to start a morning!

Oh, BTW it is my understanding that Google tweeks the way they rank pages constantly because the equivilant of scammer/scrapers keep trying to match it.

Whatever!


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

Thanks Laura! I believe that the tweaks and turns Google uses must be some crazy algorithms to be sure! Anything to keep the scammers at bay!

I like the image too! it's true!!!!!!!!

Ben


Bankruptcy Lawyers 6 years ago

Great picture to start a new morning.


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

Thanks BL: those sheep have a clever shepherd...


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eventsyoudesign 6 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

I am still trying to make sense of adsense, search engines and the money making possibilities of hub pages. I have not even attempted to use adsense yet. I really did not sign-up to hub pages for the money making capabilities it offers, although it would be nice to make some extra cash while I write. My main goal is to emphasis my book and hopefully garner a following that would be interested in it and want to buy a copy for their very own and it looks like my plan has succeeded. I have one taker! One person who has actually inquired as to where they can purchase my book. Ha! Ha! Ha! Well, it is a start anyway, sigh.

The thing is I was hoping more people would want to read what I wanted to write about. I think I am wrong about this as well. It seems diversity is what is popular. I will keep plugging away at the event planning stories and write articles about other subjects that I really have no interest in all in the name of luring more readers to my hub pages. Thanks for sharing. You have loaded my brain with more food for thought. Teresa


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Ben Zoltak 5 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

eventsyoudesign, event-ually (like that?) more people will notice your writing, and you have dipped into a lively niche I think, in event-tastic writing. Same goes for making money here on Hubpages. I received my first payout after nine monthes, I was hoping I would make more here. But from what I gather, the best way next for me to really make more money is to get my own website and aim some of my hubpages power at it.

Nice job on the book, well done~!

I am trying to finish one before Christmas , the kindle/amazon kind, we'll see how it goes!

Ben


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Tinsky 5 years ago from Brisbane, Australia

I enjoyed reading your hub and wit. Not only will I keep your suggestions in mind for my Hubpage articles, but it is also valuable advice for my personal websites. I don't believe using SEO is all about making money, having people read your articles is just as rewarding! - Thanks


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Ben Zoltak 5 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

Thanks tinsky. I agree, though making money is good, encouragement from others is grand.

Cheers

Ben


princekennedy 5 years ago

i just like what i just read but just that you are being deplomatic in your writing


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Ben Zoltak 5 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA Author

Thanks princekennedy, very kind of you, I am for diplomacy in most things I do I appreciate you taking note!

Ben

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