SEO – Living the Link-Love

We did a session on search engine optimisation (SEO) for our blogs in our seminar today. Besides using and highlighting keywords in titles, tags and content (sensibly and intelligibly of course), a key element – of course – is link-love.

To try and demonstrate this (although we’ll probably only see the results of this after a few days, when the googlebots have visited all our blogs), we’re linking to each other. Of course, most of our blogs are really new, so there’s not too much power behind the links at this stage. However, it’s all relative. We did searches before doing the optimisation.

Searching on our names and/or blog identities.

I did searches on both my name and my blog identity. The latter does pretty well already – it’s second on Yahoo and ninth on Google.

Searching on my name (Anthony Hazell) throws me up pretty early, but not in my current role. I come up second on Google and fifth on Yahoo, but first as a marine biologist (because of papers I published), and then as a contributor to Inside Politics, and then as a media spokesperson for the DA (cited on news sites). I stopped paging to find Ant’s World.

And now to that Link-Love

Anyway, you’ll notice that my Blogroll has a new section – “FNFNewMedia” – featuring some of my classmates from the seminar. If you read Arabic, you can read about the Democratic Front Party of Egypt’s election campaign . Or, if you prefer Spanish, find out from Bladimir Bastida about the Youth movement of the Liberal Party in Honduras.

There are some options in English. The FNF is our host organisation in Germany, but it also has a number of regional and country offices, one of which is for central and eastern Europe. One of our participants, Lilia Kostova, is the communication officer for that office. She introduces herself here. Her compatriot, Venellin, is using his time to mock his team-mates.


5 Responses to “SEO – Living the Link-Love”

  1. 1 digitaladge 12 December 2007 at 6:23 pm

    antonz what a great work keep on…

  2. 2 ahazell 12 December 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks for the positive feedback

  3. 3 Clent 12 December 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Good for you… its nice knowing that Google and Yahoo algorithm structure made it easy to the people providing its best on the web. Keep it up.

    Clent Mourning

  4. 4 ahazell 12 December 2007 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Clent,
    We’ll see how well the additional tips worked in time

  1. 1 Update on “SEO - Living the link-love” « Ant’s World (SA) Trackback on 17 December 2007 at 4:16 pm

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