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I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you find this blog an interesting read. I've been blogging since April of 2006, currently the author of six public and two private blogs. In the beginning I knew absolutely nothing about blogging. Over the years through trial and error, frustration and elation, and a few tears I've learned a lot. However, the learning process when it comes to blogging continues to evolve. Here you will find a hodge podge of my blogging experiences, useful codes and how-tos, sprinkled liberally with my opinions. Enjoy!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

What's in a Title

The title of a blog post can in some ways make or break the post especially with respect to search engine traffic.  I was actually saddened to read on one blog network where a member said she did not pay attention to the title but then all she was in it for is to do the clicking to make money not really read the blogs.  This is not the norm though.  The title of a blog post is the first thing to catch the eye of the reader and it should be constructed as such to catch the attention of the search engine bots.  Cutesy, non-description titles like "Oh No!!!" may catch the attention of a reader familiar with your blog or one dropping by out of curiosity but will do absolutely nothing for catching the attention of search engine bots. 

Leave cute at the door!  You want your post titles to be effective at catching the attention of both readers and search engines.  An effective title needs to be short and to the point, containing at least one keyword or key phrase.  Add a bit of pizzazz by using a well chosen adjective.  If in doubt use the KISS Hypothesis - Keep It Simple Silly!


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