December 20, 2005
Liz published this at 9:26 am
FUN Find: How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead of An Idle Blogger by Cube Management
URL: How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead of An Idle Blogger
Type of Article: How-To, First-Person Narrative
Target Audience: Anyone interested in blogging and reader behavior; Fans of Bo Bice and the TV show American Idol
Content: To be successful at Search Engine Optimization, itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s important that you continually test out new theories and ideas. begins this how-to article. It goes on to describe how the “first person” behind this first-person narrative started a blog for each contestant on American Idol to test SEO Theory. The goal of the project was to have 1-2 sustainable blogs in place with massive traffic by the final show.
The writer divides information into Beginner Lessons:
- Have a narrow focus.
- Build a content base.
- Post several times a week.
- Use ads if appropriate.
and Advanced Techniques:
- Blog and Ping.
- Use conventional link building.
- Use press release.
- Actively solicit posts.
Two techniques this test used–building blogs that would die and using link trading markets–are not strategies that I’d sign my name to. However, this article presents an interesting story to support the writer’s claim that One doesn’t need to be a SEO ace to be able to create a blog that can generate a large number of visitors. It’s an interesting test to follow.
–ME “Liz” Strauss