Part of the New Media 101/Blogging 101 series…
A quick clip from this 45 minute presentation — The Why, What and How of Blogging.
Why do we want to update our web sites every single day? The fact is, there are a number of reasons for that. First and foremost is, if you haven’t realized it already, most of the hits to your web site today do not come from people sitting down at their computer and typing in www.blahdeblah RETURN. If you’re like me and most people, 90% plus of the hits of the people that come to your web site come there through a search engine. Ok?
Now, search engines — Google being one of the better known ones — they have a variety of criteria of how they rank web sites in search results. One of the foremost ways they rank information is, how current is it? AND how often is is updated. Well, guess what? Blogs give you a way to feed these search engines a constant stream of new information — that’s constantly being updated. And the more you update your blogs, the more often the Google searchbot will come through your web site and check it for information.
Previously on New Media 101/Blogging 101:
- New Media 101: Douglas E. Welch Segment from “Toot Your Own Horn: Self-Promotion In The Digital Age”
- New Media 101: A Blog is a Template for Your Web Site
- New Media 101: Why don’t we update our web sites?
- New Media 101: Where do you find content? from New Media Question Time
- New Media 101: Use New Media to Gain Visibility
- New Media 101: Marketing Your New Media Projects
- New Media 101: What makes a podcast unique?
- New Media 101: Have your own home base
- New Media 101: Basic New Media Gear
- New Media 101: Small business should teach their customers
- New Media 101: Provide Behind the Scenes Information
- New Media 101: You are an expert! from “Blogging and Content Creation”
- New Media 101: A Reason for Podcasting from “New Media Question Time”
- Blogging 101: Who you follow is more important…
- Blogging 101: Don’t throw away your content
- Blogging 101: The most important reason to blog
- Blogging 101: The beginning