The Internet is the great all-knowing; it puts libraries to shame in its speed, efficiency, full-color graphics, and ability to fit in your pocket. But how did it become so smart and so cool? Because people like you, me and that guy with the long beard who hasn't come out of his home office in two weeks are the ones sharing all the information. Everyone has an opinion that counts on the web!
Google favors websites that help people by sharing good information, tools and resources--for free. Google indexes information by reading text (for now). It confirms the information by peeking in to see who is reading the information, how long they're reading it, and if they clicked off in frustration or delved deeper into the data.
Google looks for the sales person (website) who really helps people vs. the sales person (website) who just wants to make a commission. Waking Girl websites focus on helping people! We believe that finding ways to help more and more people with less and less effort is the key to success! Blogs should be written with this focus in mind.
How to help people by blogging, and in turn, improve a website's SEO (Search Engine Optimization):
Writing is one of the most challenging tasks for business owners. If you love to write, you're in demand! Writing every day will quickly improve your skills; start now!
Let me show you the power of blogging and your SEO:
The carpet cleaning industry is vast and competitive. It takes quite the budget and a lot of time to do well in a search. We'll take a look at a new client: BEST Services.
If we do a search for "carpet cleaning reno" BEST Services is nowhere to be found:
It's a new site, so this is not a surprise. If we do a search for something more specific that we have blogged about, we'll find this:
Here is the respective blog attached to that search.
You can search for almost any key phrase on the blog and it comes up on the first page of Google.
As the site performs better and better on these niche services, Google will recognize it as a more and more authoritative site and it will perform better and better for the really important searches.
That is the power of blogging!
See if you can find the power of blogging in another website. Or see if a website could use some blogging assistance!
The power of high school students
Waking Girl has been developing a Web Design Internship program for several years and it is finally happening! We are partnering with high school students to bring you MORE and MORE for LESS and LESS! Each qualifying student is assigned a website and is tasked with studying, researching and maintaining the site. High School students learn the basics of web design and business while YOU get more maintenance without the extra expense!
If you are on a Maintenance Program you are automatically eligible to participate! You will receive a message from your Student(s) in the next 30-60 days through the contact form on your website!
Will Waking Girl still be handling updates on my site?
Yes! Many updates will still be handled by the professionals. Students will start out with simple tasks like copying and pasting!