Gone are the days when just building a website or blog would bring the traffic, visitors and folks clamoring for what you had to say. (Not that those days ever existed the way you are thinking ).
Today, there is a lot of content out there that you are competing against. And when I say a lot, I mean on the order of billions of pages. Millions with your primary keyword. Hundred of thousands for your long-tail matches.
So, how do you redirect the flow of visitors from sites like Google, MSN and Yahoo to your little corner of the web? Search Engine Optimization.
SEO is the single best thing you can do for your WordPress blog, aside from stellar content. It allows Google to find you when a visitor types in a search for words that you have content about (those are called keywords).
But, until recently, SEO was a process mastered by only a few. It remains big business even today. There are companies out there that will charge you thousands each month to optimize your content, and that’s if you sign a 12 month contract.
This was out of the reach of most WordPress bloggers. No more.
I am currently involved in a case study to prove a theory of mine. The average WordPress blogger can optimize his or her site with a few small changes in the way they post content and the addition of a few key plugins. And since this is a service I offer , I figured I needed proof that my theory works.
For the next 4 days, I am opening up my case study to worthy WordPress bloggers in a variety of niches. If you want to be a part of the case study, and get your blog optimized by me, for free, then submit your details and let’s talk. I am only taking on 5 new blogs. Not everyone that wants to join in, can; there just isn’t enough time to effectively handle more than 5 right now.
So, read the post that details the *Rules and Requirements*, and if you qualify, drop me a comment with a URL to your blog. (1 to a customer please). Tell me what you hope to accomplish with your blog. Tell me your posting schedule. And most importantly, tell me why you should be included in the study.
Remember, the deadline for applications is Friday at 5:00pm MST.