Search engines want true organic listings, and for some reason a lot of people struggle with this concept. If you write an original article you are creating an organic (natural) post. And the results you achieve might just surprise you. And yes, this is probably harder for me as a programmer than you can imagine. I tend to want to program my results, but, over the last year I have learned the value of just letting the blogging flow.
I have 2 clear examples of writing a post that was influenced by my own circumstances and imagination that were rewarded in the SERPS.
- The first was written 2 months ago and included a video. I was just trying to relay my thought on how we each respond to making mistakes and that we need to be open minded while taking responsibility for our own actions. This post is ranked # 2 on Google for open minded vlogging and # 14 for the term open minded blogging. The title was “Making mistakes and being open minded“. And yes I gave some thought to the SEO in the post, but, I was still surprised to see people coming to my site for the above mentioned terms.
- The second post was ” WordPress XML Parsing Error” and landed pretty good for several terms including, WordPress error, WordPress XML Error, and WordPress Parsing error. The post was basically a log of troubleshooting an error I was having with WordPress. Yes I did a little SEO on the post, but the results once again were above my expectations.
As a side note, the only reason I knew of these results is because I evaluate my analytics to get a better understanding of how people find and use my sites. This work is probably one of the keys to my success, as I know it is not my pure writing skills.
The moral of the story…..