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ShersAndroid
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on 02/27/2012

Hi Everyone,

I would very much appreciate some help/advice/pointers on my articles. My Android articles aren't doing too well, aside from the one how-to article. Are my topics too broad? Is my writing bad?

I have a horrible time with keyword research--this is more like Geometry for me. I did great in Algebra, Calculus and Statistics, but never did get the hang of Geometry. This is how keyword research is for me. I can't afford to join something like Keyword Academy, etc. 

I would really appreciate some advice and guidance. 

Thanks so much. Laughing

 


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lakeerieartists
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on 02/27/2012

Why not pick out one that you would like advice on, then we can help you and you can extrapolate to the others?  Smile


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Sam
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on 02/27/2012

Hi Sher,

I had a quick look at your articles, here what I think:

There are only 4 of them (excluding your wizzography) and all are less then 3 weeks old. In my experience it takes Google 2 - 3 month to determine the 'end position' of an article in the search results, or even longer. So traffic can build up slowly and over time.

Only your how-to article has enough links to your other articles, I would interlink all of them more to show search bots and human readers the way ;-)

As for keyword research, you don't need an expensive tool or subscription, you can use the free version of http://keywordresearcher.org/ to find out what kind of info people are actually looking for when it comes to 'android'.

Linking out to unrelated sites, in one article you have some links to your personal blog and to your asthma articles not sure if a reader that is looking for 'android advice' would benefit from those and the search bot might get a bit confused what your article was all about.

Your writing is fine as always, but perhaps your topics are a bit broad, I would try to do also narrower articles like 'best android apps for profession / hobby / to achieve xyz'.

Hope that helps, SY


Sam
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on 02/27/2012

Forgot to add, have a look at this great article by Lissie http://wizzley.com/seo-for-writers/ She has some great tips when it comes to optimizing the SEO of your articles, SY


ShersAndroid
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on 02/27/2012

Thank you--sorry I didn't think to include at least one article :) Here's one example:

http://wizzley.com/android-cloud-computing-and-cloud-storage-apps/

 

Thanks so much for your help and advice!

 


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ShersAndroid
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on 02/27/2012

@Sam: Yes, writing has been a challenge the past few weeks with illness. My mind's kind of fogged up with the flu right now. Anyway, that's why the lag...I have other articles in process, but need to get out of this frustrating illness to write.

About the broadness of my articles--that's what I was afraid of. Thank you for pointing that out. You're right--narrower focus will help.

Thank you for the link to Lissie's article--I did read it, and it's excellent. But I still can't seem to get my head around this keyword stuff. I feel very dense when it comes to this--really. Like a Brillo head.

About those links, I'll redo those, too.

Thanks for your help and advice, Sam :)


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Sam
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on 02/27/2012

Sher, as for keywords, just concentrate for the moment on the point of 'what do people search for and what do they want to find?'. Think of how you are doing searches on the internet and what you would like to find on the first page of the results.

For example, somebody that searches for 'Is Android better than xyz' is looking for a comparison between the two. Somebody that is looking for 'Android Accessorizes' is looking to buy some and wants to know which ones are the most important ones to have and why.

You need to put yourself in the shoes / boots of the searcher / reader like Lissie said in her article.


ShersAndroid
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on 02/27/2012

@Sam:  I'll try that and see if it works. I try to do that, but seem to be missing the mark somehow. Being more specific will definitely work.

Thank you :)


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Sam
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on 02/27/2012

Just try to remember what questions you had when you first got an Android phone or what question you had before buying. What did influence you, why did you wanted to have one in the first place?


ShersAndroid
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on 02/27/2012

@Sam:  Thank you for all your help and advice :) I'll try to look at it more from the searcher's perspective. 

I have a long ways to go with learning this stuff, and I really do appreciate your advice and insights. I need all the help I can get :)

 

 


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Sam
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on 02/27/2012

Sher, I just run some keywords for you through my tools, you should have them tomorrow, that should make things clearer ;-)


ShersAndroid
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on 02/28/2012

@Sam:  Thank you--I'm looking forward to seeing the examples you ran! :)  Thanks so much...I really do want to learn how to do things properly with keyword search. I appreciate your expertise and help :)


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