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Poem's Exile: An SEO Keywords Poem

Updated on October 24, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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And so it was

that all came to bid homage

to the Great Google Algorithm.

He, attired in god-like raiment

sat upon throne, radiant,

and ready to pass judgment,

determining those

worthy enough to pass

to continue to limn the Great Google’s presence.


And so they lined the great hall,

steeped in hope,

clad in garb outweighing

the true content of heart, soul and mind.


Gleaming in armor of helmet and mouth-guard

came sports (with 5,080,000,000 hits)

carrying its prized mascot, football (with 1,660,000,000).

Arrayed on all the finery of silkened

position and place,

seven servants came carrying a golden chest

overflowing with money (3,620,000,000 hits)

and the most precious jewelry (1,060,000,000).


And the Algorithm declared that it was good.


Scantily clad,

but nonetheless sexy (2,180,000,000 hits)

politics (1,120,000,000) arrived, bowing low,

and although aware of politics’ lack of substance,

the Algorithm declared that all was good.


Marriage (790,000,000) and shopping (784,000,000)

vied heavily for Algorithm’s attention

piercing pocket books and hearts

with equal abandon during each joust and parry.


And still, the Great Google Algorithm declared that all was good.


Happiness (322,000,000) trailed shopping and marriage,

bowing and smiling as was its wont.

Algorithm was less than pleased

and tapped its fingers upon steel throne.


Happiness’ smile faltered

and yet,

the Great Google allowed it to pass.


Last in line came Poem (175,000,000),

dreamy-eyed,

but containing the conscience of the people of Google.

The Great Google Algorithm arose with shout

and ordered its great and steely guards

to oust Poem.


And so it came to be

that the conscience

of the land lay exiled,

its edges frayed,

its words largely unread,

trampled into dust.


So it was ordered.

So shall it be.


Copyright/All rights reserved Audrey Howitt August 31, 2012. Do not use or copy without the express written permission of the author.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      At least you haven't lost your sense of humor! More power to you!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Haha! clever idea! I expect the ads got confused with this one! voted up! cheers nell

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Not yet! Thanks for the read Mary!

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      I voted up for sure.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Love, love, love this! I write and write and don't feel like it's completed until I get my SEO score! Voted up!

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      ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Audrey,

      This is absolutely amazingly awesome! I'm still laughing! Ahhhh...poor poem. It's so true though and I should think that poor short story didn't even receive an audience. On the plus side...oh look...another twenty articles about the Kardashians. (sigh)

      This is wonderful and my plan is to share and tweet and all shall know how wonderful it is...well...with the exception of that Google God guy.

      Thomas

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Nell!!!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Audrey - This is fabulous, wonderful, hysterical, so on point, clever, what other adjectives can I use? The slaveries we willing suffer just amaze me. I read three torturous articles about SEO 11 months ago, and have never though about it since. And I never will.

      I think about writing and I write. I will never divert time from those two worthy occupations to peruse SEO knowledge and earn 15 dollars a month instead of 13 dollars. Life is too short and creativity and pleasure in one's work is too important. Thank you for a wonderful poem/treatise. Thanks to Thomas for Sharing, as I will be too. :)

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Funny and very useful for keywords! LOL Great job, Audrey! I love love love this :) I'llbe sure to find some more poetry and happiness...lol

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey great little write.. but someone's gotta be last right? why not poems? Im still glad you're holding it together.. Goggle will let this pass.. maybe call it Football.. or better yet the poem's mascot..yeah? LOL

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you IntegrityYes!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you btrbell!!

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      You are very welcome, Audrey.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Congratulations. You maneuvered and juggled that masterfully.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      hilarious and very much useful for key words, voted useful.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      wow Audrey...this was highly creative and hilarious. loved it!!

      sharing it across

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Uhh..yeah... Sad, but true. You've captured the essence well. I mourn the death of art at the hands of politics and money.

      Voted up, awesome, interesting (and, reluctantly, funny..because in the real world, this is not funny...but it is true, and you've made a genius spoof!)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Audrey -

      I just wanted to inform you that you and all of your friends commenting here are now banned from writing ..... nawww... just joking. Unfortunately, the joke may soon become a reality. But, then again, if you were to take all of the poems and creative writings away, the total earnings lost would be tremendous. Greed doesn't want to see that type of loss. It's gravy money. They'd be utterly stupid to let it go elsewhere. But, then again....... Great Hub!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Cleverly written, absolutely amazingly worded! Oh, Google, google, how thou has made us crazy..... :)

      Loved it, voting up and awesome!

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      Great poem and so true. Maybe we should only write poetry about sexy celebrities, footballers and money :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. What a clever way of expressing the power of the mighty Google. Much enjoyed. Passing this on.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Brilliant, this one!!! Really enjoyed this one. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hi audrey!! fantastic and brilliant! hats-off to you friend.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Thought Sandwiches--I so appreciate your comments today--take care and thank you for sharing!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa! I wonder with the changes here, if poetry can survive on Hubpages--so I really thank you for sharing this piece--

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      John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi Audrey, and what a great hub this is.

      Very enlightened piece of literature as only you produce....

      Voted up and away

      John

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Audrey - you certainly made your point! And we are all applauding from the sidelines, all commenting on your gutsy poem, all hoping it stays here!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you KD!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Maybe I can write poems about football! Thank you Frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Martin! Hope this doesn't offend the GGA!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you girishpuri!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Ruchira! Thank you so much!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you MsLizzy!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      So I've noticed! Well said, Audrey. Brilliantly executed.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you rcrumple!!!

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      Very funny and very clever too!..A big vote up:-))

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Oh Than you so much LaThing!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Mayhap christin! Thank you so much!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      OMG, I thought Yul Brynner had spoken from the grave. Hilarious..Loved it..

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      OMG. This is so true. I love this, Audrey. It's so hard to craft an SEO friendly poem, and they're discouraged because they're not Google friendly. Creative writing is generally not as SEO friendly as the How Tos.....You've echoed my feelings about it precisely. A great write, sharing!!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      You did a brilliant job of voicing many woes! You've captured Google beautifully and we can only hope the the Great Google Algorithm gets so confused it lists this poem under every heading and sends it right to the top!

      Voted up, funny, and awesome.

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      Tony the writer 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Really liked your poem, voted awesome. :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you GRL!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you unknown spy!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      OMG! I absolutely LOVE this! How smart and witty you are, so brilliant. It's a perfect mix of angst, humor, truth, informative stats, and education to hubbers. Thanks a bunch from a week-old hubber who's still learning the trade and having a great time.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hey John thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Jools!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Lol..this is hilarious, Audrey! I still don't have the key to the 'Google Vault'! But..i don't really...work it either..

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Awesome poem, it is very sad that poems and poets are ousted out of the google keywords searches. Voted up.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Wow lovely work with a picture of reality. To write a poem so delicately woven with the words (little) rough here and there is the distinct work of a genius. You are excelling bright in this one. up voted with shares:-)

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      newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

      Hey AudreyHowitt...

      Thanks for sharing this useful and informative hub...always up!

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      The conscience of the land is eroded search by search and dollar by dollar. I really like your most interesting poem!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Audrey, a fun and brilliant poem! Great job! May the SEO gods look favorably upon you and your poem. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Amy! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Valletpoet!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey this is so awesome, entertaining, intelligent, wait did I say awesome. This is a great write. Thank you. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      HI Ruby! Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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      Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Very clever... I would be curious to see how well this does with all those keywords! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi midget38!! Thank you for the comments and thank you so much for sharing!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you tillsontitan!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Tony!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A very creative poem and entertaining too. Thanks.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Google's head must be spinning in confusion, does not compute...very clever and so very funny. Voting Up and awesome.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi janshares! Thank you so much!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Hi Audrey,

      You're very welcome. I appreciate this community, looking forward to learning more from you.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Creativity has no limits. Audrey, this is wonderful!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you ImKarn!!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Vellur!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you dghbrh!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you newusedcarsscram!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Hyphenbird! It has been a long time in coming this one!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you TToombs! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much barbergirl!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Rajan!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you tobusiness!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Vinaya!! Thank you!

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Audrey this was superb! What a brilliant idea!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hilariously clever Audrey! What an imagination you have!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Audrey, this is one of the best I have read of yours!! Genius of an idea and an awesome poem my friend. Voted up, funny, and awesome! Very clever gal:)

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      molometer 4 years ago

      Hello Audrey,

      I pressed all those 'so important' buttons to signal the Almighty Google, that this poems exile, should be revoked.

      SEO keywords poem, should it not be at the top of the pile?

      Excellent jab at the powers that be Audrey.

      I really do not understand why poetry gets such a bad deal.

      If Google is really about the numbers and getting the right 'content' to people who are actually searching for it. Where is the problem?

      As you point out. The term 'Poem' gets 175,000,000 per month.

      It beggars belief that poetry is not considered an important form of communication. It is in fact one of the most powerful.

      Sharing and tweeting.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sad but yet so creative and funny at the same time. I feel as if I'm having a mood swing so I'll have to hit all the buttons. Let's cheer for poetry and hope it has not totally died.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much RealHousewife!

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      Marilyn Alexander 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      This is a fabulous piece of work! How very clever! How very beautiful! How incredibly 'telling'. I wonder how powerful 175 million thinking, feeling, really alive people (hits) can be. You have a new fan. Voted up and awesome!

      Thank you, Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Bill!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you lyricwriter!!!

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Audrey...All the good superlatives are already used up in the previous comments. (Did anyone describe your poem as brilliant? Well, it is.)

      I'm sad that short stories didn't even make it through the throne room door, but since none of my article topics are in the top categories anyway (I can't imagine trying to write about football!), I suppose it's just as well. I'm banished from the Great Hall of Google....

      Oh! One hub made it past the guards, and to think I almost didn't write it. (Apparently a lot of people search for 'home remedies' to get rid of sewer gas without calling a plumber.)

      Voted Up++++ and Sharing

      Jaye

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Audrey,

      This is quirky, cool and ever so informative, even for a poem ...!

      Voted UP and across the board. Hugs, Maria

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Awesome! This is the most creative piece I have ever seen on HP. This will get some attention, I'll bet. You might have to write a resurrection poem once those ol' Google crawly crawlers hit this. HaHa on them! The biblical form 'shalt be detected and thou shalt not go undetected again!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Molometer--I so appreciate the visit and the share--hope all is well with you in your world!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Poetry will still be around Susan--at least I think so--cheers to you! And thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Marilyn! I so appreciate the visit and the comments!

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Audrey, thank you for your poetic expression and perspective on what's what with the powers that be and the priorities of searchers. Numbers don't lie? Regards, snakeslane

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much JayeWisdom--both for your lovely comments and for the share! I am glad that you enjoyed this piece!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much marcoujor!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Rebecca---I so appreciate your read and comments!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much snakeslane!!

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Very clever. If only more hubbers new about SEO and incorporated it into their work -- then they'd make more money. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Alocsin!!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love this poem! You are a wonderful poet...I'm sorry that Google's judgments are so harsh against poetry. But you have a good sense of humor about it, and I bet this one ranks high on Google! Very clever. Voted up.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Absolutely brilliant! I really admire your gift with words.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you vespawoolf!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Lizam1!

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      Sherri 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Where's the HP voting option for AMAZING? You really got me going.

      I didn't read your poem silently; I read it out loud, from the start. My mouth had a wonderful time, in advance of my brain. I had to go back later to get the "message" which turned out to be as energizing as the cadence and tongue-lusciousness that made my mouth sing.

      Phooey on you, google! "...to oust Poem." Screw your steely guards.

      There aren't enough up and other votes on HP to do this poem of yours justice.

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      This is a highly creative and well executed poem Audrey. Voting up and rating awesome and interesting :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Sally's Trove--It was great fun to write!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Olde Cashmere!

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      KrisL 4 years ago from S. Florida

      And yet, and yet . . .about 10 people a month google 18th century haiku poet Chiyo-ni, and arrive at my hub. :-)

      . . . with your title, this may even get some Google traffic!

      Voted "funny" and shared.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Funny how that SEO thing works or doesn't! I just write and don't think about it much! Thank you for taking the time to read this!

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      What a brilliant poem!! I love it! Thank you ever much for it.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you James!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I just came back for a reread on this wonderful Hub. I just wondered if Google is treating poetry any better now a days... I surely hope so.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Just came back to read this again, first read 5 weeks ago after joining HP. It makes more sense now, having a sadder quality of truth. I just posted a SEO forum question so I had to come back for this poetic tutorial. Thanks again.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Mary--I am not at all sure that poetry will ever get a high seo rating--but most art doesn't--thank you for reading!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you janshares!!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      So clever Audrey! I love the way you mix poetry and SEO :) I'm sharing over on Twitter, with a smile on my face now

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      HI Christy! Thank you!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Up and everything here! This is fantastic. I love the irony and the satire of the Great Ruler!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you xstatic! I enjoyed writing this one!

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I just love your poem. You are so clever. Up and absolutely awesome.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading KoffeeKLatch Gals!

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      viveresperando 4 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      Lol, loved it and quite clever!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      And it all came to pass...the power of prophecy is a great gift! This is wonderful Audrey! It was published before I was aware of your work. Glad I saw a comment that led me to it.

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      capricornrising 4 years ago from Wilmington, NC

      Wonderful as always, and with a tongue-in-cheek wink to the search engine god of the internet, you accomplish two goals at once. :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much viveresperando!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you James! This was a fun write for me!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      So good to see you again caprising! Thank you!

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Oh my goodness, Audrey, that was hilarious! How did I miss this one back when you first published it? It seems like the gang was all here, commenting. I recognize every single one of these other hubbers.

      So where was I 8 months ago? Probably slumped over with my back to the computer, sulking over my plummeting stats and earnings. Ah well.

      This was so awesome! I feel your pain, Internet poet lady! Will definitely be sharing this one and clicking all those little buttons.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is very clever! But it makes me sad for all of the poets, because it kind of seems to be true!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much chrisinhawaii!! My response to Panda I suppose!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Kathryn! It is true! And sad!

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      The collective mind of' King Google ' has been psychoanalyzed with such truthful aplomb, and a worthy reminder that people should not worship the 'algorithmic false god', and remain anxious, as a result of being subject to its cold, fiscal calculations.

      I think you've echoed many artistic people's thoughts, feelings and frustrations, encompassed by your intelligent, and entertaining satire.

      All the clickety-clicks for this one! You're a beauty!

      Have a marvelous weekend;

      Yours Sincerely,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Romeos Quill--this was such a fun write!

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      Marie Flint 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

      This is clever. SEOs still baffle me, but if I'm going to earn anything off the internet from my writing, I'd best learn (and by the time I get it, a new system will probably be invented)!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Marie--it baffles me as well!

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      American_Choices 3 years ago from USA

      AudreyHowitt,

      Oh, my goodness - SEO has finally arrived! This must be the first poem ever on SEO! :)

      Fantastic! Well written as always but the research and applicability to our modern virtual world. Delightful!

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Audrey-Only you have the creative talent to make a sad situation sound poetic. It really bothers and confuses me how something as beautiful as poetry is not given what it deserves by Google. Beautifully written.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Minnetonka! I was on a mission!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Minnetonka! Thank you!!

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      anglnwu 2 years ago

      Nicely said, so sad but true. If they only pause to consider the worth of poems, the world may be a different place, a better one at that. Enjoyed it!!

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      You are so great at turning a bad experience some have with Google into a poem which made me laugh. Sometimes, the truth is funny.

      So we were slapped by Google recently---I only wish I could slap him back or stick my tongue out at him like a first grader---I might feel better.

      Have a great weekend,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      If life is a meal, then poetry is a tasty spice to add into it and make it savory and exciting. I think, you have pointed out a genuine regret about dwindling interest in such an invigorating aspect of literature. Audrey, wish more people could turn to poetry after reading such a great message, though said in a lighter vein. Great work. Voted up and shared.

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      grt wrk on Google!

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Oh my gosh! I love this! It's humorous, but so true. As someone that often does SEO web content pieces for clients, I find this to be even more amusing. But, that is also the reason why I don't write for Google on HP and make only pennies. LOL. At least the chosen content on my own website tends to naturally do its own SEO keywords without me having to consciously pick them. In short, I rarely bother with looking up keyword hits.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one anglnwu!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Bobbi! Thanks for reading this one!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Harishprasad

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading this one Sujaya!

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      heidi 2 years ago

      Clever and funny and gets my vote for awesome.

      So let it be done.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      Wow, that was brilliant. I am speechless. I have always preached, much to the wearniness of my family members, that the humanities are the conscience of mankind, and outsting them from the curriculum in schools, as has been proposed several time for budget constraint reasons, is a grave error. Poetry and Google is the same thing. Poetry is the song of our souls, and when our souls can no longer sing we are like zombies, the walking dead if you will. Fantastic hub!

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      i found this to be quite funny and unique. thanks for the hub.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      OMG! This is brilliant, very clever and oh so true. You are amazing! I long to charge inside your head and steal some of your talent for writing poetry.

      Why is poetry so low on the totem pole? Votes across and sharing.

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      David Edward Lynch 2 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      Something different, we need this on HP. Pity that Poem came in last!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Mel!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 2 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      OK, I keep looking at SEO article after SEO article and no one is as concise and articulate as this poem. Kudos! And the poets out there - take note - SEO is always changing. We need to promote poetry and recognize the importance it plays in our culture.

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      ocfireflies 23 months ago from North Carolina

      not if i can help it--upped and shared my friend

      Genius!

      Kim

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      Jackie Lynnley 23 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Well I admire you didn't give up your poetry as I practically have. This was such a fun one sorry I missed it! ^+

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      Peggy Woods 21 months ago from Houston, Texas

      This was humorous and sadly all too true. I have pretty well given up trying to please the Google gods and write about content that interests me. I am not an expert in the topics that they really favor so I plan to just keep doing what I am doing and let the pennies fall where they may. Ha! Up votes and sharing.

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      Susan Haze 20 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This was great. I love the way you have worded it to make me laugh.

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you GmaGoldie!

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      Krakye Omane Poku 20 months ago from Ghana

      woow. love how it all follows in place to tell how well the fact that poetry though essential to the conscience and life of the people is yet the least and most rarely sought for even on search engines.

      very beautifully done. love it, got my votes up

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      sujaya venkatesh 19 months ago

      on Mathsing love!

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Audrey, I love this!

      The Great Google algorithms

      Without a heart

      Needs to make a fresh start

      And remember those of us who love Poem(s)

      Are mostly the ones that Google can trust

      To not rip them off

      Because it is not after money we lust!

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      Susie Lehto 17 months ago from Minnesota

      Audrey this is creative SEO. I thought "what?" when I read the title and smiled the rest of the while.

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      sujaya venkatesh 15 months ago

      ROLF

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Thank you heidi!

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Thank you Torrilynn!

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      Word 11 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Audrey, poem well done and structured. Google should admire you. Keep it up and God bless!

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      Korneliya Yonkova 10 months ago from Cork, Ireland

      Outstanding, original and creative poem! Keep your unique work, Audrey! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you Cornelia!

      Colorfulone--I loved writing this one and so I am glad that you enjoyed it!

      Not sure that Google liked this one either Word--thank you for your kind words!

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      Amy 10 months ago from East Coast

      Keep creating things you love. I don't think it's all about keywords. Writing about things you are passionate about will overcome the almighty keywords.

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you Shyron!

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you Sujaya!

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      stella vadakin 8 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Found this to be a great read. You are so creative. Thanks, Stella

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you KoffeeKlatchGals!

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Peggy!

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Jackie!

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      Audrey Howitt 7 months ago from California

      Thank you DaveonLiine

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      Audrey Howitt 5 months ago from California

      Hope you are well Kim! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      Thank you ladyguitarpicker!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      Thank you KrakyePoku!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      Thank you Happymommy!

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