Wednesday, March 28, 2018

April 2018 and May 2018 Blog Conferences To Check Out For Foodies and Creatives

Foodies, who are bloggers or wanna be bloggers, should check out the April 20-21, 2018 Indulge Conference in Los Angeles for a conference filled with fun, laughter, exploration, education and delicious food. You'll have sessions on everything from SEO to food photography. The goal: Walk away with a stronger sense of community, enhanced skills, confidence in your business and maybe even a few extra pounds. Find details and register by visiting Indulge Conference.

Looking ahead to August 2018, add this one to your calendar: The International Food Blogger Conference will take place August 24 – August 26, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Approximately 300 bloggers, writers, social media gurus, food company representatives, and others will gather to talk, eat, and learn. Find all the details and register at Food Blogger Conference.

Is Utah more convenient for you? Then check out the Snap Conference April 12-14, 2018 in Salt Lake City. This conference is not just for foodies, but casts its net out to any creative blogger, those who dream, make and share online. Snap is a community where imaginative bloggers can come together; learn from one another and walk away invigorated. Learn from some of the best bloggers representing modern handmade, contemporary craft, mind-blowing home-based events and DIY, along with dozens of creative entrepreneurs. Get details by visiting the Snap Conference.

HOT, like register now! For overall creative energy, light your fuse at The One Spark, a festival that is the setting for individuals and teams to receive market validation, direct feedback and to network with those who may be able to provide personal or professional networks to advance innovative ideas to the next level. One Spark 2018 takes place April 6-7 at Daily’s Place Amphitheater at EverBank Field in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Trading In Your Blog Post Key Words for Long-Tail Search Terms for Better SEO

Even when you're in a hurry,it's worth spending time to choose the right key words for your blog posts. It is never enough to post news. Readers interested in your topic need to be able to find your blog posts.

I have written here before about long-tail keywords.[See September 21,2017.] If you are not familiar with this term, here's a simple way to understand it. Handcrafted furniture might be the overall topic of your blog, but you can attract more readers if in each blog post you contain some specific key search terms, not words, but longer descriptions.

For instance, if a specific blog post is about using sticks to craft chairs. For greater SEO or Search Engine Optimization, you'll want to use more than handcrafted furniture as your key search. You would want to use phrases, i.e. long-tail keywords, such as: making chairs from sticks and twigs, natural stick chairs, artisan stick furniture, etc. In this way, you will more likely attract crafters, who are drawn to your handcrafted furniture blog because they are interested in specifically crafting chairs from twigs or sticks.

Secondly, use multiple keywords. As mentioned above. By using a soft saturation of several terms, not only will you post have the likelihood of attracting more readers, it will also be more likely to attract those who are really interested in making stick furniture and might share your tips with their friends. If you actually have an online business that sells handcrafted furniture, including stick and twig furniture, this provides you with the possibility of buyers who are looking for not just handcrafted furniture, but specifically stick and twig chairs.
As an added bonuses your blog posts will read well, as opposed to being clogged with overuse of a particular search word or term in every blog post. And, Google search will like your posts better.