You might have seen the term SEO mentioned a lot and be wondering what it means, and how it applies to your blog.
Does a kid blogger even need to think about SEO?
Well, it could bring more readers to your blog and if that’s something that’s important to you then it’s worth finding out about.
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation.
It involves creating posts that will be easier for people to find when they look in search engines such as Google.
Think about when you search for something online – you probably don’t look much beyond the first few pages of Google, right? It stands to reason that the posts that appear higher up will get more hits.
So how can you make your blog show up higher in Google? That’s what SEO is all about.
Nobody knows exactly how the search engines work out who deserves to be at the top of Page 1 of a search – there are lots of different factors and as a private company Google aren’t giving their trade secrets away. But some factors are known to make a difference, and these are what you can work on.
In the next post we’ll look at some SEO tips which might be helpful for children who blog.
SEO, so what?
If your blog is simply a personal journal that you like to share with your friends and family, then you don’t need to think about this stuff at all. Just keep on doing what you’re doing. Sometimes your blog will score well in search engines and sometimes it won’t. And some child bloggers prefer to keep their blogs private so search engines don’t see them at all. This is absolutely fine. If you enjoy writing your blog and want to carry on writing it, then it’s a success by any measure.