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3/20/11

Sunday Silliness: SEO and Super Mario

I didn't even have a lot of time to celebrate hitting my 400th follower, because all of a sudden I blinked and was at 403.  This latest milestone made me smile.

A few people ask how I do it.  Simple, I network, and I make sure my blog can easily be found.

I have had dozens find me through google alone.  If you look at my traffic referrals, google is easily my overall #1 source.



One thing that helps a lot are my images.  I make sure to name my image files with clear and easy to find names now.   It took me a while to start doing this.  If you look at my first post, the image files are names 'images' or 'idaho2newlarger.jpeg.'  Not exactly things people search for.

Now, if people look for Charlie Sheen pictures with his army of assassins, or funny meth pictures, or 'derp' faces, I'm there.  Taco trucks, dj's, evil kittehs, I'm there.  And every little bit helps. If you look at more recent stats, you can see specific images that people find, and the broad keyword searches they use to find me.



To my first 400+, I thank you.  I look forward to growing with you, and hope to grow to 1,000 and beyond with your support.

Almost as an afterthought, here is the mandatory goofiness for the weekend.  The song seems appropriate, and this vid combines one of my favorite bands with one of my favorite video games.  Enjoy the show!


Thanks again.  Much love.
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30 witty retorts:

FrenchNeo said...

You're stuff about the name of image is.. clever. I'll do the same. By the way, nice post :)

elexerdelex said...

thanks for the tips! I always rename my pictures with the word chocolate in them... even tho I doubt you will find my blog if you search chocolate :(

MacAttack said...

I never thought about all of these things... I will have to look at my traffic =| Hopefully will then reach 400...

Leanora's Blog said...

That's really good information, especially for someone just starting out like me. I'm really growing to love your blog.

Lhosreiff said...

Automatic Marios are awesome. Grats of the 400!

-DO- said...

Congratz, keep up the good work and thanks for the advice. My nr.1 source is twitter than facebook/reddit.

Moob said...

delicious song

Christophe said...

Thanks for the tips. Very helpful.

The video was awesome! Imagine the work that goes into that. And I said it yesterday, but again, Congrats.

afrodude50 said...

nice post, i liked the video

Trapper said...

Thanks for the tips, and congrats on number 400!

Chris said...

Glad to be part of the 400 bro

becca said...

don't know how to do this but thank you for the tip

Shutterbug said...

Congrats on your 400+ followers! :)

rinns said...

thanks for the tips, been wondering how to get better traffic.

Astronomy Pirate said...

Interesting way of making things work. I know I had a huge jump in viewership when I made a post on a Kepler object just when the news came out. A lot of it for me seems to be timing posts, but I only have half the readers as you.

Nia Langley said...

Congrats on the 409 now! Hopefully I get to that point soon.

nialangleyspeaks.blogspot.com

THUNDERCAT832 said...

damn mofo you have some killer damn stats! I'ma follow you damn lead and see where all this will take me ;) Congrats on your 400+!!!!!!!!!!

Sam said...

congrats on the followers

G said...

Great tips
I've been wondering about how to ramp up the google traffic.

Congratz on the 400+

DanielM said...

Gratz on the 400 followers.

Also, very nice tips.

Bassislv said...

I think I'll start naming my pics too, thanks for the tip

Caity said...

CONGRATS! And thanks for sharing the advice and passing on the wisdom. Though I don't want to be found on search engines, so I guess I'll never hit 400...

mmmpieohyeah said...

I hadn't thought about naming my pics... nice one there

Choirchick22 said...

I gotta say I'm jealous of your numbers. I wish my writing blogg had numbers like that (Or at least as many as my main blogg) Unfortunately I only post poems and stories on there, not things most people like to read. Maybe every other post I will just put random pictures of whatever people are googling most that day.

<3 your blogg as always :)

Araita said...

Congratulations about the big 400! And well, I never thinked on naming my images in a specific way, normally they have the name the camera gave them, a silly name, or stuff like asdf...

BlackLOG said...

I didn't even have a lot of time to celebrate hitting my 400th follower, because all of a sudden I blinked and was at 403.
Sounds like you might need to neuter some of them….

Oh. You want to grow to over 1,000….OK. best scrap the neutering and put them on an intense breeding program. A few precautions, separate close family members though, no one wants inbred followers…

mac-and-me said...

automatic mario is awesome

Joe Somebody said...

and thats just some of the things you can do for seo.

lovebloggin said...

thats an awesome video haha

Dale said...

Thanks for this post...great information and stuff I didn't even know about. :) Which I guess I should now that I'm a new follower.

Thx for following mine. I like Good & Plenty too.

Dale

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