See how SEO-friendly that headline is? Very specific, with “key words” designed to snag anyone searching for the Latin American Bloggers Conference. That’s one small tip shared at that very event, a full day of laughs and learning at the Tecnología Turística Total downtown. An even better headline might be “5 reasons I liked the Latin American Bloggers Conference,” or even better “Thanks to Mérida’s TTT for hosting the Latin American Bloggers Conference,” which might attract [Read more…]
I guess the Latin American Bloggers Conference has me thinking about blogging, so here I am again blogging about blogging.
I’ve been blogging a lot lately. I also blog for work, where I post art gallery openings, and occasionally contribute to a foodie blog. On Sunday night, when it was discovered that a hacker broke in and replaced [Read more…]
To follow up on that last post about SEO, as of early Friday morning, the earlier post about the TV commercial in which two guys learn fluent Spanish on a road trip is my second most popular post ever, second only to the one that asks if houses (like Pianista) that were on “House Hunters International” sell faster. Considering the latter post has had since July to accumulate hits, my silly little dashed-off item about learning [Read more…]
See that headline? That’s a headline that’s sure to get noticed by search engines. Why? It’s not because the search engines are flattered that I’m mentioning them. Search engines aren’t that vain. In fact, they’re coldly rational.
The headline actually resembles something someone could reasonably use as a Google search when looking for search engine optimization, or SEO, tips. Notice how I wrote both “search engine optimization,” and SEO in the same sentence? Ca-ching! Yes, every once in a while I slip in some Google bait.
Not that it will work here. The Web is saturated with the topic of SEO, and it’s highly unlikely someone searching for SEO [Read more…]
Every day I get a few hits that came from search-engine queries. I can’t tell who entered these search terms, but I can see what was asked.
Without doing anything in particular to goose my SEO, I see lots of interest in Mérida real estate prices, crime, gay life, La Pianista, Sarteneja and La Cochera. At one point, I posted an item wishing for a live Mérida cam. Ever since, I have snagged search-engine queries looking for one. What’s odd is how many people search “imagine merida” rather than just typing in “imaginemerida.com.” “Washington Post” gets me hits because one of my first posts was a story that newspaper published about Mérida. I get my share of House Hunters queries as well. And isn’t it interesting how many people are searching for skyscrapers in Mérida.
Here are the search terms from the last 30 days.
Search results 30 days up to Aug. 23, 2011
|gringo gulch merida||6|
|merida -venezuela -venezuelan -bolivaria||4|
|how can high merida climb||4|
|gay life in merida||4|
|house hunters international- merida mexi||4|
|security guard gagged||4|
|living cheaply in merida||3|
|house hunters international merida yucat||3|
|“tropic thunder” merida house mejorada||3|
|gay expats in merida||3|
|merida yuctan washington post||3|
|pride merida yucatan||3|
|why are la pianista owners selling it?||3|
|top 10 scariest mugshots||3|
|tied up security guard||3|
|merida blog new york||3|
|imagine merida .com||2|
|house hunters international merida||2|
|gulce gul merida||2|
|merida yucatan webcam||2|
|merida mexico / street views||2|
|house hunters merida||2|
|house hunters international||2|
|todd nevins merida mexico||2|
|karolina kurkova richard branson||2|
|big ass blunders||2|
|gay cholos in mexico||2|
|webcam live merida yucatan||2|
|bill gates 1977 mug shot.||2|
|merida guide book||2|
|washington post newspaper||2|
|merida, la pianista||1|
|blog merida mexico||1|
|long narrow or wide shallow house||1|
|“house hunters international”||1|
|santa lucia church merida age||1|
|merida new orleans||1|
Not all bloggers are whiny know-nothings who navel-gaze when they could be writing something helpful or interesting.
It’s been a good past couple of days for the Mérida bloggers who aren’t me.
The Yenta just posted a blog round-up and now so will I.
- The Dining Diva reports that the Slow-Foods movement has formally reached Mérida, with the help of David Sterling.
- She also points us to this colorful cemetery somewhere between Mérida and Vallodolid.
- Set Free in Mexico found a hammock shop near the main market. I knew that woman on House Hunters paid too much!
If you click through my links to the right, you’ll also find a restaurant review, a dispute with a fussy neighbor, and semi-autobiographical tidbits for Father’s Day from people you may or may not be getting to know.