|Follow this link to find out which words you need to use in your writing to increase your visibility with search engines:
From the link you will be taken to a website with a long complex detailing of keywords, where they come from, how to get them, and what it all means. Well, you do have to start somewhere. If you can learn something without buying, I say, "Go for it!" Read what these people offer to sell writers can be very interesting, and at times enlightening.
I'm researching and finding lots of different articles on SEO and keywords. The object is to incorporate the most visible words for search engines to locate and identify. As a writer who wants to be read, it makes sense for keyword usage to be a sort of update course of study, perhaps for all writers.
Viewing this "keyword usage phenomenon" as a student of language, I wonder if trying to use suitable keywords in strategic locations in articles will prove an artisic challenge, or a cumbersome nuisance. How will adhereing to keyword theory in writing affect the content of my writing? Will using keywords make my writing more or less descriptive?
The first part of any course of study is to investigate and understand. I think I'll put on a pot of coffee, and spend a little time catching up on the latest technique of being a visible Internet writer. Heck, the Internet wasn't in widely used ten years ago. Life always requires a new study of some sort. Keeps the mind keen! Drop me an e-mail if you have thoughts or experience with this. I'm trying to collect a number of useful web sites.
My 2007 Keyword Update
Since originally writing this article, a lot has changed in my writing. I read up on keywords from Google sources and Yahoo sources. When I felt satisfied that I had some sense of what was going on, I bid on a roject to write keyword rich articles. It went well. It's mostly what I'm writing--for the next month anyhow.
I'm working for an Aussie in Malaysia, who's just a heck of a nice guy. He has a business venture involving makeup, so I've spent quite a bit of the last month reading and writing about makeup. Good topic for this girl.
The first job I did, was to "spin" two articles: one on makeup tips, and one on mineral makeup. Mr. Harold sent me a program called Content Composer Lite. It gives you tabs to work between as you change the wording of one paragraph into two new paragraphs. It tells you how many times you used each keyword, or themed keyword, keyword density, and just about every kind of help an article writer would need. Of course, it confused me a bit at first--anything new does.
I'm currently spinning, or actually re-writing a 40 page e-book on makeup and such for Mr. Harold. I'm not using Content Composer, but I am referencing a couple of sites that are letting me try their services free for a few days. You have your list of most sought words in the past 30 days. If there are any on the current list that might accidentally get a reader to my page, I try to slip it in. One site uses the term "keyword basket" and you select your keywords according to a list that's generated by you and your topic, put them in a basket, then tote them off to your writing page. It works
Keyword density and placement is the big deal in spinning articles. The programs that non-writers buy to help them . . . let's just say they would be better off learning to have some self confidence, rather than automatically having the computer do it. The computer programs can move your words around. They can't, unfortunately write like people read. Lots of web site articles tend to be a chain of keywords, strung together, and don't really make any sense. So on this project, I'm using the good old pen and paper routine, and adding my keywords where they make sense.
How to write a keyword rich article requires enough use of the word, and high placement of the word--meaning at the start of the article. If you get a job to write for a web site, don't feel like you need a program to tell you what to do. Find a place where you can gather some keywords. Drop me a note and I'll share my current sites with you. Write the article, and put the keyword where it makes sense. BUT, don't overuse the keyword, ort the robots who know and lable site will call you spam.
It's coming together and making more sense all the time. When you start anything, there's a lot to learn. I've learned a lot in a short time, and experience makes the learning stick. It's the wave of Internet writing, and I sure hope enough humans are involved in writing that our language will still be understandable when it appears on a web page!