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Do you compromise art of writing for SEO?

  1. amiebutchko profile image86
    amiebutchkoposted 4 years ago

    Do you compromise art of writing for SEO?

    As a writer, with a love for the linking of words and phrases, I sometimes find it difficult to utilize good SEO strategies as sometimes, it ruins the beauty of content!  I know this is foolish, as SEO is needed for internet writing.  Simple fact.  But, am I  alone in my lamentation?

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    I totally suck at SEO and stopped trying to figure it out a long time ago, so I guess not.

  3. amiebutchko profile image86
    amiebutchkoposted 4 years ago

    Well, from the looks of it, you are an extremely successful hubber, so that answer to me is worth a thousand words!  But maybe you are just "a natural" at it?

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image96
      FatFreddysCatposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Depends on your definition of "successful." Am I sleeping on a mattress stuffed with AdSense dollars and cavorting with supermodels? Not even close. But I enjoy Hubbing so I keep doing it.

    2. amiebutchko profile image86
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ha!  "Starving artist" is still quite a noble ideal!

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    Ghaelachposted 4 years ago

    Hi Amie.
    You or Freddy aren't on your own. I still look at SEO tutorials and still end up shaking my head in wonder. I still haven't a clue what they are talking about.
    I do often wonder when I get a lot of comments saying I've written a great hub, why do I get so few clicks from outside of HP, must be the title or something.
    Amie you can sleep sound tonight, as you have at least two hubbers that are on the same level as you are.
    LOL Ghaelach

    1. amiebutchko profile image86
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Ghaelach - you are always so supportive!  I just find it funny that "writers" are bound by SEO, as conventionally, writers are in a way, artists, and SEO is just so... business!!!!  I guess in reality, that is just the way of the world!

  5. April Garner profile image81
    April Garnerposted 4 years ago

    Forgive my ignorance, but what is SEO?  It sounds like something I should know about.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image96
      FatFreddysCatposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Search Engine Optimization, ie tailoring your writing with the right key words/phrases so search engines pick up on them and send you traffic. Some folks are good at it. Others like me, not so much.

    2. amiebutchko profile image86
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      April, SEO is techniques you have to use in your writing if you want to get traffic from what people out there might be "googling."  It doesn't hurt to brush up on it, if you are interested in that.

    3. April Garner profile image81
      April Garnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ah.  Thanks.  Yeah, most of my hits are from HP or Facebook.  Search engines… not so much.

    4. amiebutchko profile image86
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      April, SEO or not, you are doing amazing!

    5. April Garner profile image81
      April Garnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Amie.  You too!

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    If I actually took the time to learn to use SEO I may get some higher scores, but I've given up. When I sit down too write a hub I go with the flow of my thoughts and only worry about if I'm getting my message across, everything is organized, etc.

    1. amiebutchko profile image86
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I do, too (go with the flow of my thoughts)!  I think you have to if it doesn't come natural to be quick and direct and to the point.  None of which, I am!  Sometimes I try to go back later to add in SEO, but it is hard when you like what you wrote!

  7. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    I suspect that the best SEO writer is a robot, because it doesn't work too well when a human is writing. The concept of it makes sense to me, but I don't want to alter my writing to accommodate it. The worst part of writing is the business side.

    1. amiebutchko profile image86
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed!

 
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