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More author tips and a discussion of SEO

Useful Author Tip: We all want external views (Virily gets paid on both our views, but also external views), so let’s talk about SEO. Search engine optimization. Your homework for today –search google, bing for a post you’ve published here on Virily, and see what you get!

I am continuing my helpful author tips for the next few days. The reality of search engine optimization is an interesting one for authors. What SEO is, is finding titles that will drive search results. Now, we can certainly use some of the tags and content types that guarantee search results (the most searched thing on the internet has to do with sex)! But for most authors, we have to think about what our goal is when seeking SEO. I started doing the Wander Project here on Virily. I have called that family history project many things over the years. But I decided to have a consistent name around three years ago here on Virily. I introduced the Wander project here on Virily. There are a couple of companies that use the name The Wonder Project, but my results are still on the first page.When it comes to a search engine, being on that first page is critical! You get more clicks on the first page than you do on the 2nd or 3rd pages. Clicks are what we want! Now, please note that this is simply searching and finding articles on Virily. This is not adding the impact of social media sharing. Google, Bing, and other search engines use what is called crawling. They wander the internet seeking new material. Every time we publish something on a site, Google ads it and returns it in the search results. Moving up the list is what SEO does. As authors, we try to drive or gather views. Driving or fathering views is often accomplished by the title of the article we share!

Useful Author Tip: What is the essence of your article? The most salient point? Make that your title!

The funny thing is, most readers from outside of Virily don’t search for pictures. Pictures will draw readers here on Virioly, but until your title and your pictures match, pictures don’t help you as much. Tages are another interesting problem. Many authors do use tags; many do not. One of the tags I’ve used for a while is Europe2016. If you search for that stage, you won’t get one of my articles until you add a second tag I’ve used or my user name (Doc). Tags aren’t searched the same way titles are so that everyone knows. I will continue to share more Author tips. Building your SEO, Search Engine Optimization hel[s your post gain external views. I know we don’t get credit for external views, but we do get paid by external views, indirectly.

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