Thanks to Norm, for linking to The Wedding Photography Blog. It reminded me of something I should have mentioned in my previous post.
If you enjoy PooterGeek and have a blog or a Website then one way you could thank me for the free entertainment would be to put the words “wedding photographer” or “wedding photography” somewhere on your site and link them to http://www.sepial.com/. You only need to do it once (too many citations would probably be counterproductive anyway), but it would help if you put the link somewhere it won’t expire. You could tuck the phrase away in your sidebar for example. In return I’ll link back to your blog from The Wedding Photography Blog—provided you aren’t a fascist of course.
Think of it as enlightened self-interest. If you keep me in gainful employment I’ll continue to be able to afford to run this site. Thank you in advance.
UPDATE: P’raps not: see wise thoughts from commenters below.
Huh. I seem to have given the link it’s own unique category, too, due to being a WordPress duffer.
Well, it makes me feel special anyway. Thanks, Rob.
It’s probably not a good idea to do this – Google is fairly hot on detecting “unnatural” linking patterns. A bunch of new links all using the same link text will be noticed by google – probably won’t be penalised, but probably won’t help either.
A couple of things that would help SEO: get more keyword-relevant text on sepial.com (write naturally, don’t keyword jam). Change the h1 to wedding photography, add h2’s for “fine film photography”, “about the photographer” etc. Add more pages, each targeting key-phrases. Add location info to homepage to target local searches eg “wedding photographer brighton”. HTH.
I thought blogging had killed off SEO: the lessons all bloggers learn should be ideal for web positioning. Links are good because people find you, irrespective of how search engines react, and comments, reviews, and generally building up your social network – even if you link to ‘rivals’ – are probably more fruitful than fishing for search results.
All the same, a sudden rush of very similar-looking links might well arouse Google’s suspicion. Probably best not to suggest particular link titles.
SEO’s still going for now – my experience with MY pro site in the last month or two indicates that. But Damian will get the best of both worlds with this Web 2.0 approach, and I think he’s tying himself to the right wagon. What he’s offering is his own excellent niche – and blog readers, if they’re anything, are niche customers.
… this Web 2.0 approach…
Please don’t use this term, it only encourages them.
Done. Waiting for my chunk of bloody meat. Better two. Aw, make it a whole cow!
All this googly searchy bloggy techy stuff leaves me confused. Most happy to link to it if you think a link from a site that advocates carnal uses of roadkill would be a benefit.
PS What’s wrong with us facists? We are quite cuddly really.
Eeeeer! I withdraw the offer. You seem to be listed on Bloggers for Labour!! I refuse to have anything to do with Labour supporters, even us facists have principals you know.
Thanks for the link, Snoopy! The Simple Jews have been added to The WedPhotBlog.
Yea, I was told this trick wouldn’t work, too, when I asked people to link here with the words ‘Best Actor in the Universe’. So it goes. For what it’s worth, though, The Wedding Photography Blog has my humble support.
Thanks, Incie. You’re on the ‘roll.