Friends

A few days after creating the original “Friends”/social media post, I created a new post that Bucket list whitewater rafting adventure Maineexplained how linking to too many blogs is not beneficial for either party. With over 100 links, I would actual bring your ranking down. I’ve been researching SEO rankings and learned a lot from my readings. It was only after I read the section on linking that I truly understood the process and decided to change the “Friends” page to its current status. I read that social shares such as tweets, likes, and follows are considered a far superior and more lasting way to promote the popularity of content than any other method so if you’ve linked to my blog, I’m now following your blog and I will check back regularly.

A few other things I’ve learned that seem to increase SEO rankings and google rankings include:
1. Adding a Title, Alt title, and description to all of your photos (So google can read them)
2. Linking your blog/website to Twitter and Facebook.
3. “like” and comment, meaningful comments that show the writer you actually read the piece, on other related blogs.
4. Respond to every comment possible.
5. Write regularly and include, well-labeled, images.
6. Claim your site on Alexa.

I am new to blogging. With less than a year under my belt, I’m just figuring out the process. I hope these new tips help in some way and may you continue to grow with success,

If you’re looking for more ways to grow your blog and increase your ranks, check out our 7 Great Ways to Improve Your Alexa Ranking.

207 thoughts on “Friends

  1. Hi, I noticed you’re one of two bloggers who tend to like my posts. On behalf of a very grateful tech junkie, I thank you. LOLZ. Anyway, I chanced on this post and added you up on my Blogroll. Thanks much 🙂

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  2. That would never be on my list … we had a lot of garden snakes …that was good enough ! Yikes and thank you for all your likes … FDA Camaroon … more pr needed

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  3. Hi Lesley…*Thank you* for the “like” on my “Beloved” piece. You were one of my first “likes” ever when I started blogging last November…and I yours, which seems so long ago! I want to be a “Friend” here and “pay it forward” as well. My problem is that I’m so low-tech in my blogging skills. Still, I’m going to try to put a link to Bucket List Publications on my website. Also, I wanted to send a story to you for the “inspiring” section, but couldn’t get the photos to scan! Let’s hope it can all be worked out. Meanwhile, *Thank you again.* Brook
    whitehothair.com

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  4. Love your blog and what you’re about! Almost makes being stuck in Columbus, Ohio bearable. I have linked you on my page newhomepartner.com and liked you on my facebook page too! Great work and congratulations!

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  5. Hi again Lesley…I followed the instructions and “Check Out Bucket List Publications” appeared on my Home Page, but nothing happened when I clicked on it. Let’s see if I can figure out what went wrong! But this is a great idea. *Thank you.* Brook

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  6. Hi,

    Just a few days ago, I created a new post that explained how linking to many blogs is not beneficial for either party. I’ve been researching SEO rankings and learned a lot from my readings. It was only after I read the section on linking that I truly understood the process and decided to limit the “Friends” page to its current status. I read that social shares such as tweets, likes, and follows are considered a far superior and more lasting way to promote the popularity of content than any other method so I’m now following your blog and I will check back regularly. I hope you understand.

    May your blog continue to grow with success,

    Lesley

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  7. Lesley. thanks for your like on my Olympic football (soccer) post, much appreciated!! Following you now, loving the pics today.

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  8. Hi Lesley! Thank you for your support online, you are simply amazing. I created my Friends section and you are absolutely in it. Thanks for your posts and for always sharing the love. Hope you can add me to your list! Love and hugs! IslandScribbler

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  9. Inspiring blog and very interesting to read. My travels round the world are inspired by books but it seems I have some catching up to do with yourself! Congrats on the blog. Really enjoying reading it

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  10. So glad that you enjoy my blog. I’m new to blogging and am spending most of my time writing the blog so I’m still exploring the options a WordPress blog has to offer. Once I figure out how to do it, I will be adding a link to your page. I love the idea of encouraging people to follow their dreams … it’s something I try to do every time someone shares theirs with me …

    One of my dreams is that people who have a disability have enough skills and information so that they are able to live independent lives …

    I hope that by the time you and your husband take Athena to Walt Disney World, I will have provided you with enough helpful information to make your trip easier and more enjoyable.

    Keep moving …

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  11. Hi Lesley
    Thanks for liking a blogging novice like me and for your generous sharing of what you have learnt about social media. Will follow with interest! We have moved on from Finland to our 23rd house exchange in Grenoble. The kids are in the pool (we chose a good house here!), so I have taken 10 minutes out to explore ‘linking’, and added you as the first link on my blog. Now back to family chaos and to find the nearest French supermarket, as we have no food in the house! Happy Tuesday.

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  12. Hey.. have u been in Bali, Indonesia ? ^^ do u know Bali? I just want you to know that Bali is tourism destination that we have many wonderful place to visit. send me email to more info 😀 u are traveller, and me also traveller, and I will be like u to travel over the world

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  13. Thank you; this is well done.I am posting it to my FB and hope people learn.I have a great deal of trouble getting people to reply on my blogs; if anything, they may make a response later on my FB page, which they don’t realize has far less weight. I realize that one of mine truly needs work, but Four Foxes,One Hound has hit a slump in postings and readership. Thanks for checking in;
    I’ll be checking in with you!

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  14. Thanks for your tips. I am following your blog and your Facebook pages. I’ve just checked your nice pictures from Nicaragua! I’m never been there, it is now in my list of countries to go! I saw you checked my blog, I hope you enjoyed and will come back more times. You can follow my blog http://sustainableandfashionable.wordpress.com/ and the Facebook page of my blog http://www.facebook.com/SustainableAndFashionable

    I have also rated your blog on Alexa.com Please feel free to rate my blog if you want.

    I hope we keep in touch!
    Cheers,
    Ana

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