25.1.08

Making Sense of Keywords

Making sense of keywords

I've been doing some searches on Google's search engine with certain keywords that appear in my articles on my two blogs CommonSense With Markk and The NextPost. I'm pleased to say it looks like things are looking up if you start to "play with keywords."

For starter, I searched for the keywords "beyond blogging experience" and found my post Blogging Experience and Beyond on this blog in the No. 1 position on the first page.

I tried "predictions: changing face" and my The NextPost article Predictions: The Changing Face of Internet Marketing appeared in the No. 2 position.


 

Next, I searched for "pagerank slapfest" and I got my CommonSense With Markk post on No. 1, and on No. 2 is my article from The NextPost, Mama, Don't Let Your Baby Grow Up To Be A Blogger... which also has the keywords "PageRank slapfest" in the post. On No 3 is a post at RT Cunningham's blog Untwisted Vortex and No. 4 is Andy Beard's post about Google PageRank: Joke of the Blogosphere. They both have the keywords "pagerank slapfest."

When I tried a search for "mama don't let your baby," The NextPost article came out on No. 1. There were other sites with the "mama don't let your baby..." title on the first page.

 

Then I tried "Internet trail of delusions" and I got this post on No. 1 position and No. 2 as well. This article appears on The NextPost. I would like to add that the two articles on The NextPost - Predictions: The Changing Face of Internet Marketing and On The Internet Trail of Delusions - have attracted the most number of comments ever experienced by this blog.

Since the two articles, I've taken a "break" from posting any more articles on The NextPost while attending to other matters - and yet I keep seeing visitors coming and leaving comments. My suspicion is that these are search engine traffic and not social traffic. That's what I learned from Grizz.


I must admit here I've not been mixing with the social crowd much lately and that I'm not your regular techie so I don't meddle in those analytical techniques to know the ins and outs of how this thing works. I leave that to the smarter guys out there to explain this quirk or phenom, whatever that is.


I have some ideas in my head but I wouldn't dare say it out loud until I understand it fully. Meanwhile, you don't have to buy me a beer, I'm capable of getting my own and enjoy a cool drink in my own time.



16.1.08

C'mon Guys, Let's Do It For RT

It's not often we see another person or a blogger going through a difficult patch that may have a profound impact on his life and his family. If we can help by any means and even in our own small ways, I believe it will go a long, long way.

A situation has arisen today where fellow blogger RT Cunningham, a retired former US Marine living with his family in the Philippines, is experiencing this profound moment.

RT, as he is popularly known to his blogging buddies, needs our help so that he could be at his wife's side in the US where she will be undergoing an operation. The two-way flight fare is a problem and RT needs to be in the US for about 30 days between mid-February and mid-March.

For the full details, all you kind folks can visit RT's blog at Untwisted Vortex to read his post A Possible Disappearing Act to understand his predicament. Many of us have urged him to put up a PayPal button on his blog - and eventually he has agreed to do it.

So if you dropped by and see that the PayPal button is up, let us believe that goodwill and kindheartedness will win the day - for RT.


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