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Hi Ilka,

thanks for sharing your insights. I am far from being a SEO expert. What I can see that Google is a moving target. That means, if we try to aim at this moving target, it might have been moved the moment we shoot. Or at least it becomes very stressful, like day trading with stocks.

With that being said, I embrace these changes who provide authentic, genuine and fresh contact – and are engaged throughout the web. We can make less hype about Google and single tricks to game them.

Take care

Oliver

Hi Mavis,

congratulations to your success. The ideas you share are all very sound. I would say that people worry too much about content creation and “writer’s block”. They forget that a good part of blogging is about promotion and networking. So they end up having a great content lonely on their blogs.

Thanks for sharing your insights.

Take care

Oliver

Hi Mavis,

good question (did I expect anything else ?)

I am not very obsessed by analytics but there is one number in Google Analytics that is shocking (if it is accurate): According Analytics between 60 - 70 % of visits last between 0-10 seconds even though my bounce rate is very good and the average length of visit as well.

I guess that this issue is a complex one as it can be affected by things such as loading time. This number has been surprisingly unaffected by any changes I made - even those changes Ana suggested last november.

What is your take on that ?

Take care

Oliver

Hi Mavis,

thanks for sharing your new blogging schedule and congrats to your success in the challenge ! Nothing short of amazing.

I will finish the blogging challenge just in time on April 15th with my 70th post.

I published posts on a daily basis nearly for the entire challenge and reduced to 4 posts a week just recently. Form this week on, I'll go back to 3 posts a week which is my proven blogging frequency that gets more than enough of everything I need and want - without the stress that comes up when posting more often.

Take care

Oliver

Hi Mavis,

congratulations to your accomplishments, chapeau :-)

You did a terrific job in the challenge and so it was always a pleasure to come to your blog and leave comments.

So I even feel more honoured to be mentioned as one of your top commentators, thanks for that.

Keep up your great work.

And, I’m just curious, what’s next ?

Take care

Oliver

Hi Mavis,

it's the most obvious thing to do nowadays to google people's names. I am more than happy to conquer the entire first page of Google while there's another guy in Germany with my name who was on the first page as well just 6 monts ago. And I googled you too, congrats, looks good.

It amazes me how careless people are sometimes when it comes to their social media profiles. Does it really matter if you are in an online business or not ?

I don't think so because self-branding affects anybody, even if you're "only" looking for a job.

Everybody should take your advice at heart !

Thanks for sharing your insights.

Take care

Oliver

Hi Mavis,

I agree that many bloggers definitely underestimate the effort that's involved to promote a blog. The easiest thing is writing posts. I wonder why so many people worry about writer's block. That's not the real issue, in my opinion.

Everybody who is actively building a business should be able to come up with at least 3 good blog posts a week.

But then, and only then, the actual work begins.

You nicely give awesome sugegstions how to do that.

And as everybody sees and your traffic stats show, successful suggestions at that.

Thanks for sharing your insights.

Take care

Oliver

Hi Mavis,

powerful insights about blog SEO. As odd as it seems, it really starts with step 1: How many did check the wrong setting accidentally or because they they were seriously concerned about their privacy and then wonder that they don't get any traffic from search engines.

As you know, I am publishing daily as well at the moment because of the challenge I am in. It's awesome, but I won't be able to maintain it after the challenge. I will go back to three times a week after that. But anyway, awesome experience :-)

In general I would say, it makes sense to post daily or even twice a day when we get started, let's say for 6 weeks to draw the crawler's attention to our blog and then go back to the rhythm we are able to maintain on an eternal basis. What do you think ?

Thanks for sharing your advice.

Take care

Oliver

Hi Mavis,

thanks for sharing your insights.

The fact that blogging is not easy requires a driving force and a vision that is bigger than ourselves.

One that can’t be achieved alone. The complete awareness that we can’t make it alone will include our readers and audience in every step we take and every breath we make.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that we have to deny our personality in order to please them.

The single most exciting factor that keeps me blogging is the wonderful feedback about how my posts and insights affected other people’s thinking and other people’s lives.

Take care

Oliver

Hi Liz,

awesome tips. I know that I tend to write too complicated sometimes, textbook English I learned in school ;-)

I am glad that I use a proofreader plugin now that gives some good tips, for example with regard to passive voice. It gets my Flesch Reading Ease Score at least to standard if not to easy.

Thanks for sharing your insights.

Take care

Oliver

Hi Liz,

I like the approach that only the first page results do matter, interesting view point I have never taken into consideration so far.

It makes perfect sense to have a very close look at the number of backlinks.

Thanks for sharing your insights.

Take care

Oliver

Hi Liz,

thanks for sharing your advice. It makes perfect sense to me to keep paragraphs short and to choose attention grabbing and precise headlines. I just read the headline "70 % return on investment in just one hour" - it is certainly attention grabbing but what serious person would ever click on that one ? I wouldn't.

Take care

Oliver

Hi Mavis,

thanks for putting this informative post together.

I installed the Login Lockdown plugin right away.

I have been using WP Database backup for a quite a while and I received my daily email. For some reason, I didn't get any emails anymore with the backup. I wasn't able to figure out the cause while the plugin itself seems to work correctly. And idea ?

Take care

Oliver

Hi Mavis,

you are definitely over-delivering again...cool advice and cool plugins.

It's absolutely crucial to update older posts - because you can add internal links to posts you created later.

I am amazed how many older posts are perfect in oder to link to my Think and grow rich series, for example.

Thanks for sharing your insights.

Take care

Oliver