So I started writing this blog a few months ago, and so far I can say I am not getting much traffic. I can’t complain though considering that I have not done much of anything in terms of promotion work, and I have just stared finding out what organic traffic, and Search Engine Optimization is.
For now I am focused on what I can do to improve organic traffic, that is people clicking threw to my site by just simply preforming a certain search query, and clicking threw to my site because it was on the first page. So far it seems like part of improving that is by knowing what kind of content to write in the first place.
For example with my post on reading files in hexo, I have found that when I do a Google search for the phrase “reading files in hexo” the post comes up on the first page right there on position number 1 out of 113,000 results. It is true that factors such as my location have an impact on my queries, however my data at Googles search console shows that the average position on some of my posts is landing on the front page. So it would seem that I am doing something right, but so far only when people search certain phrases relevant to a few of my small collection of posts.
I hate to admit it, but yes because I am new at writing content, my current SEO strategy is like that of throwing a plate of spaghetti at a wall to see what sticks. It would be best to just simply know what would be best to write about in the first place. However I have found that if I just write about what I want to write about, naturally, without even thinking about it some of my posts will show up in Google search sometimes.
When it comes to trying to get at least some idea as to what would be a good idea to write about so far I have discovered Google Trends. This is great as it helps me to know how many people are searching for a certain term over a certain span of time.
It would be nice to write lengthly quality posts. However because I do not have a clear strategy about what content is worthy of a large investment of time, I feel compelled to go more in the direction of quantity. I have gathered that writing quality posts may be a better idea, but for now at least I am not seeing it. I need to cast a wide net and see what happens.
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