â€œYour time is limited, so donâ€™t waste it living someone elseâ€™s life. Donâ€™t be trapped by dogma â€“ which is living with the results of other peopleâ€™s thinking. Donâ€™t let the noise of otherâ€™s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.â€ Steve Jobs
The Gods of Google and all search engines told me that if I don’t feed their hunger they will unleash the Kraken upon my fair City of Angels and sadly I have acquiesced to their threat of terror.
Those few of you who know me well are probably shocked by this because you know that ten times out of eleven I would go fight the Kraken in single combat. Not only would I fight that big old monster, I would win and I would do it without resorting to the cheap trick that other guy used in his battle.
No need to use Medusa, not today, especially since it won’t work anymore.
That is because the new algorithm Google Medusa is about to be released and it is going to be much worse than Panda and Penguin.
That Last Line is Fake
Read the subhead again and take a deep breath- I made up Google Medusa. Unless they start taking orders from me or I have unconsciously locked in on some other secret there is nothing to fear here.
That’s because this post isn’t about how to use my SEO tricks to become an SEO god who can generate 1 million page views from viral videos and SEO tricks that will make you millions.
My tricks are limited to trying to produce good content, build relationships with others and to sustain your effort. This is a marathon and not a sprint.
BTW, some of the SEO advice you see being pushed around the blogopshere is worth as much as it costs to read it- did I mention those posts are free.
This Is Not A Dead Week
Some people will tell you the week between Christmas and New Years is a dead week- they are mistaken. Traffic drops but it doesn’t disappear.
Why is this significant?
It is useful and significant because if you aren’t among the bloggers who go on vacation you have less competition and and opportunity to grow your readership.
I can’t promise that you will do so but I can say you have a good chance but it is still predicated upon providingÂ good content. What that good content is will vary from person to person.
Several Links To Read
I aired out some of the archives here and have some posts for you to check out:
- The Pain In My Grandfatherâ€™s Eyes
- Walking With The Dead
- Goodbye Grandma
- Use Your Time Wisely
- Things That Matter
- Dear Stephen King- Writing Is Lonely
Sleep calls and I must answer.
See you in the AM on the last day of 2012. Someone tell the Mayans I’ll buy them a calculator.