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
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:
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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