Thursday, August 27, 2009

Importance of word choice a.k.a the pen is mightier

I had an ee-piff-any last nite while reading thru some blogs. Those little labels that we put at the bottom of our blogs and the choice of words we use for our titles ARE important.

I use my tags/labels but moreso as an after thought. Think way back when you are told to clean your room and you put away a few of your things because you are suppose to, but the rest you shove under the bed so you don't have to deal with it. Labeling my blog posts is a lot like that. I roll my eyes, sigh and put in my obliqitory tag words but don't put a lot of thought into the tags and who may be searching for them. The same goes for my blog titles. I like to find myself witty and humorous and my titles reflect that a lot. Well, boy howdy, not any more!

The ee-piff-any happened, as I said, as I was reading thru some blogs. I popped back over to my blog to get a hit off of my new addiciton. *blink* *blink* Oh! my new addiction you ask? Feedjit. Feedjit is a live traffic feed you can put on your site/blog and see where ppl are coming from when they pop by. They have a trial offer so you can try it before you buy it, and they also have a trimmed down version for free. I am using the free version.

One of the options for the widget is to see in real time who is popping by your site. Last nite I noticed it also shows what they used in their search to find your blog/site.

*cue the mormon tabernacle choir*

LABELS DO WORK!! It was amazing how many people where doing random word searches and ending up at my blog.

With that little lesson learned, you can bet now I will pay more attention to my blog title and to my labels.


  1. Wow, great article, I had no idea!! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Oh, it's so true. I first started with a few tags but then noticed how many google searches landed my way because I'd used certain words in the tags. I realized that since Blogger is owned by Google, they'd certainly be making sure to utilize that. Now I use some every time and try to be creative too. That and images - I also noticed that a number of hits to my page come from image search!

  3. Dawno - that is exactly why i chose blogger over any other template - it is owned by google, and i was banking on a search engine preference. it has paid off