Obsessed with Search Engine Optimization and Ranking

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NIKON D70 - 1/2000 sec, f1.8 at 50mm

It's hard not to bring work home with me when my job is a big part of my hobby too. The whole internet/technology thing is what gets me out of bed to go to work in the morning and keeps me amused when I'm at home with this site and our home intranet (that you never get to see).

Traffic and ranking and Search Engine Optimization are variously important and sometimes not with this site. Sometimes I can't help myself and I write a headline and link to it in ways that I just know will drive traffic from Search Engines. For example, my Jennifer Anistons arse tattoo post generates lots of traffic (see I just helped it some more right there by linking to it again). I snigger to myself when I see people landing on that page only to find Rik's mug!

Other times I wonder what the hell I'm going to do with the traffic anyway and then rewrite the title to something that will not generate any traffic.

My ranking on Technorati is 575,863. It hasn't bothered me before, but now it does. I'm getting my arse seriously kicked by my peers. It's just not right that someone that has provided (albeit minor) advice to the number one website on the planet has a web site ranked so low.

So over the next few months I'm going to be controversial, a sycophant, a trackbacker, a link beggerer and a commmentor. There is no point commenting on lots of photoblogs I've found. I need to comment on proper weblogs. I'm going to get me a better rank.

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Posted: Thursday, 26 January, 2006 18:48

Captured: 2006:01:16 17:08:20

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  • You go girlfriend!
    Jennifer - Friday, 27 January, 2006 9:50
  • were do we vote to help your ratings
    ma - Friday, 27 January, 2006 12:42
  • Unfortunately it's not that easy... I guess if it was it wou;dn't be worth it.
    Dave - Friday, 27 January, 2006 12:44
  • What makes a proper weblog?
    Rach - Friday, 27 January, 2006 13:40
  • Thats a bloody good question. I guess one that isn't a photoblog or a journal, like this one, generally speaking, is. I guess one that actually logs the web and has an opinion about politics and tech and even social commentary. A blog that actually has readers that I couldn't name by name
    Dave - Friday, 27 January, 2006 13:47
  • Ironic that in order to be a 'proper blog' it must contain the same content as everyone elses.......how is conforming actually keeping a blog???
    Rach - Friday, 27 January, 2006 14:00
  • You make a good point. I see a lot of blogs regurgitating the same old stuff that everyone else is writing. There is very few around with original thinking. Although somewhere, someone must have started with a new thought.
    Dave - Friday, 27 January, 2006 14:04
  • Hahaha 'chicken or egg' kindof theory hey......
    Rach - Friday, 27 January, 2006 14:09

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