July 30, 2008

SEO for dummies. Why networking is greater than content.

Have you ever heard the term: "Content is king"? When it comes to optimizing your website for search engines, making sure you have quality, original content is vital to ranking well.

But there is something that is more important - and more powerful - than content... it's networking.

The ability to make friends with other bloggers, and even average readers, can mean high rankings for your blog or website. Even if the content on your blog or website is pathetic (or just re-written garbage), you can still rank extremely well in the search engines if you are networked well.

Because, what you will find, is the people you connect with - whether they be powerful bloggers, or just no-name site visitors - are the people who control the search engines. They are the people who are writing in their blogs about you. They are the people who talk to their friends about you. They are the people who will link to you. They are the people who search and click on your website. Make friends with them and the search engines are at your mercy.

Sure, content is important to focus on when optimizing your website or blog, but if you aren't connecting with your readers, other bloggers, and people in general... your website has already failed.

July 8, 2008

Internet Hunger, one year later.

It was July 9th, 2007. After spending weeks designing the logo and signing up for the domain at Blogger.com, I made my first post here on Internet Hunger.

Now, one year later, the blog has become a place of reflection for me, rather than a big internet-focused center.

With countless new blogs, a full-time position at Logoworks by HP, and an increase in freelance projects, Internet Hunger has become more of a snack than a feast of internet goodness. And that's alright.

I honestly can't say what the future holds for Internet Hunger, but the past posts will always be here for you to read. Here are some of the most popular posts from the past year:

"Break out of the blogging mold and make your blog one of the best on the web."

"My new best friend: Google webmaster tools"

"What makes up a good man, is what will make your website great."

"The biggest, best, and most important social networking moments of 2007."

If you have a favorite post from Internet Hunger, post it here in the comments! And if you have been reading the blog since the beginning I would love to hear your feedback in the comments as well.

It's been a long year.