Search Engine Optimization :: Lyndsay Walker :: Toronto, Ontario

Does blogging make you a better SEO?

It shouldn’t come as a big surprise that I’m not much of a writer, given the frequency of updates to this blog. In fact, I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m a numbers girl. Absolutely left-brained.  Writing is not my strongest suit.

Does that mean I’m not as good at search engine optimization?  Not at all.  For all the time I could spend writing blog posts, I instead spend time reading up other people’s content, learning and absorbing as much as I can. I just don’t feel the need to repeat what’s already being said elsewhere.

It often seems to me that to be looked at as a respected player in the industry, one needs to be an active blogger.  There’s certainly more awareness of big name bloggers.  Maybe that’s just what the Internet is about – how can you prove your skills and knowledge if you’re not posting it for the whole world to see?

I’ll think I’ll just sum it up by saying that those of us that are not so blessed with words definitely still have skill and talent.   Just don’t expect some witty comments… and when we try… please laugh with us and not at us. :)

  • Jason Pedley says:

    I agree with what you say about gaining respect in the industry and being an active blogger. But, if I had to weigh the respect of my loyal clients against the respect of this industry, I’ll take my clients any day. They pay more. Besides, I get a lot out of following you on Twitter and would never judge you (or anybody else I follow) on their blogging schedule since I get plenty of good content 140 characters at a time.

    December 22, 2008 at 7:24 pm

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