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Need to add keywords to my blog

  1. Dear friends,

    I need to add keywords to my blog.

    To be more visible on Google I must add keywords like Green Roofs, Rooftop Gardens and so on.

    But so far I haven't found a way to do so...

    Thanks!!!

  2. If you are hosted here at wordpress.com, you cannot add keywords into the themes. We have no access to the underlying theme or wordpress files.

  3. By the way, you can link your username to your blog, which in the future would help the volunteers here in the forums because we would not have to ask for your blog address.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-to-make-your-name-link-to-your-blog?replies=50

  4. Done! Thanks!!!

    But regarding the keywords, then how do I add them?

    What do you mean "hosted at wordpress.com"? Sure I am... is there any other way?

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I see from your username link that you are indeed hosted here. Some choose to get a webhost, register a domain name, and self-host their blogs using the software downloaded from WordPress.ORG - the standalone version.

    Here at wordpress.com, you cannot add keywords to your blog. There just isn't any way to do it.

  6. when you are writing your post you'll see down towards the middle of
    the page the word Tags, add your Keywords there...

    Here is a link to a keyword tool that will let you
    know how popular the keyword, is before you use it...

    Link-> FREE keyword suggestion tool

    Teck

  7. One thing with tags, is to make sure they are relevant to what your post is about.

  8. {/nod to teck} by the way.

  9. Thanks thesacredpath for the {/nod} & for covering about the "Relevant KeyWords" [Tags]

    Teck

  10. The single best way to add keywords to your blog (other than tags and categories as previously mentioned) is in the content. Use them in your titles. Use them in your filenames for uploaded images. Use them in your Alt text.

    For example:

    I did a post on the Toronto Explosions. I titled it "Toronto Explosions", I started it with an image the filename of which was "Toronto Explosion 2" and captioned "Toronto Explosion" and linked to a post on another site called "Toronto Explosions" and the alt text on the link was "Toronto Explosion photos" and in my first sentence I used the term "Toronto explosions."

    That post has been #1 on Google since twenty minutes after I put it up. It outranks every news organization on the planet in searches for "Toronto Explosions."

  11. Rain, you are the master.

  12. Thank you. And you know what? That was mostly just by reflex. I don't hardly mean to be as spammy as I actually am.

    Wait, did that make sense?

  13. Yes, that made perfect sense coming from you.

    :-)

  14. OMG! NIce idea raincoaster but too complicated! :-D

    Sorry guys but what is the difference between tags and cathegories? Why do I need to use them both?

  15. For organizational reasons, you can think of categories as broad in scope, and tags sort of like sub-categories. As far as search engines and such, they treat them the same.

    A search of the FAQ's for "tags" or" categories" brings up this: http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/the-difference-between-tags-and-categories/ .

  16. An example:

    Category: Food

    Tags: French fries, hamburgers, broccoli, carrots....

  17. Think of using keywords this way:

    Figure out what your post is really About. Put that thing in the title, even if you have to edit it. Edit your permalink too. Make sure the images you post relate to that thing with their names. And use the subject of your post in the first sentence; that's just good essay structure.

    Everything you learned about essay structure in school applies to the use of keywords EXCEPT "save your best point for last". Use your best point first, keep your second-best for last.

  18. Mmm... ok... I think I understood... :-P Thanks!!!

    Hey what does it mean {/nod to teck} ?

  19. It's sort of a sign of agreement or saying, good catch.

  20. I'm so dead tempted to post this to my teaching blog, but I'm a SOCIALIST DAMMIT and don't post on Labour Day long weekend. Hopefully Google will still help me find it come Tuesday.

  21. ???

  22. @vision, we're sort of bored.

    @rain, like I said, you're good.

    Back when we had a big forest fire, I was covering it on my blog, and for the name that the forest service assigned to the two different blazes, I was #1 above all the news agencies, partly because the division manager saw my blog and sent me a link to an almost unknown gov't website, so I had a lot of information others did not. I had a lot of hits from the local and state news agencies, but they never gave me any props.

  23. Sebastian Junger's FIRE was a great book. And not JUST because he, himself, is dead hot. But it totally didn't hurt when I paid full price for the hardcover.

  24. That's a shame they didn't give you the links and credit. That is one thing blogs do right. A friend of mine just broke the whole Sarah Palin grandma/mother scandal wide open on her blog, with pictures, but it's a non-linear tumblr with no archives, so good luck getting hits to that thing. If I blog about it and link to her, I will push her right off the front page of Google, just because of WP.com vs Tumblr googlejuice.

  25. So can you link your friend's blog here? Inquiring minds want to know :)

  26. http://cvxn.tumblr.com/

    And good luck finding the post if she's put up anything since.

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