Agree 100%, and thought this was particularly well (and succinctly) phrased. I will be using "fresh frequent relevant valuable helpful content" in all future discussions with my boss (who still won't listen, but at least I'll save some breath with such a simple and beautiful summation). -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org on behalf of steven streight Sent: Fri 10/23/09 9:19 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Blog Share Links Joel: You nailed it, bro. Optimize the content for users and the search engines will love you. SEO boils down to, aside from good coding of site, simple things like fresh frequent relevant valuable helpful content. Most clients have trouble understanding content updating. They often want to game the system to increase hits. Steven E. Streight www.pluperfecter.blogspot.com Confidentiality Notice: This electronic message and/or advertising approval, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. > -----Original Message----- > From: joel at bizba6.com > Sent: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 08:17:41 -0700 > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] Blog Share Links > > On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:09 AM, Sarah Adams <sarahwbs at gmail.com> wrote: > >> steven streight wrote: >>> Best way to get people to link to your blog is to post comments, lots >>> of >> conversation-enriching remarks, at other blogs that are relevant to your >> own. >> >> This is true if you are looking for links from other blogs, rather than >> simply trying to get more actual *visitors*. It's like the difference >> between optimizing for search engines and optimizing for actual users. > > > actually, it's true either way. the single best way to build meaningful > traffic is to go out and be in the community; reading and commenting. > folks > will follow you back home if you've said something they like. > > (aside: optmising for actual users is the only rational way to optmise > for > search engines ;) > > joel > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt ! -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !