Last Updated on 2020-10-16 by Linda
Happy Monday Folks. I was so excited on Friday the snow was melting and I was hopeful winter was going to say good bye. OK Realistically I knew that was a pipe dream but I hoped for at least a few days of melting snow. Alas we had a flash freeze, then freezing rain and then snow, everything that had melted came back.
It was an awful weather weekend so I dusted off my Ultimate Bundle and started studying. First up SEO and link parties and what is means for your blog.
SEO and Affiliates
I know how to blog, I think my pictures are pretty good and most times I believe I create captive content. Why then do my pageviews not increase nor do I ever see an affiliate return. Possibly because I have never really focused on either. This year is my year to focus on SEO and my pageviews and then affiliate links.
I think I read three SEO E-Books this weekend and two on Affiliate Income. For today I am going to focus on the SEO aspect. I discovered something very shocking about Link parties and including all the links in every post. I discovered that Google does not link Link Parties or at least having the list in each blog post.
SEO and Link Parties
My suggestion would be that if you are going to link up and link back to linky parties, that you have a single page
with one link to each party. DO NOT have a laundry list of links at the bottom of every post. If the requirement
is that you must have a link to the hostess on the post itself, make that link no-follow (or better yet, stop linking
up to that party altogether).
I am still sitting here in stunned silence folks. Is this new? I mean I always, always include my link up lists and now I am wondering if I should not have been doing that. Who knew google has an issue with SEO and link parties and it may have been affecting views. I have a page with all my weekly linkups. What to do, that is the question? Forgive me folks because I want to keep linking up but I also want to improve my SEO.
I am going to try an experiment, I am implementing all the other SEO tips I learned this weekend and for a short time I am going to refer folks to my ” Weekly Link up page” instead of listing everyone in each post. If there is no significant change I will revert back to each post having the daily list and maybe add the no follow.
Have Y’all heard that before? Am I late to the party on the SEO tricks?
Daily Outfit of Checks and Stripes
It’s a New Year and a New Day but one thing will never change. My love of checks and stripeswill continue into 2018. I found this flannel shirt at Target in Atlanta. It is very similar to the Plaid Dress I purchased in November when I was in Pennsylvania. Both have a gold thread running through the material. Today I opted to pair the fun flannel with a striped skirt I have worn before. This Forever 21 number has stood by me and always makes me feel happy. I threw my Banana Republic Moto over top and went with my ECCO shoes.
Overall I was very happy with the look and as an added bonus each piece was very comfortable. Are you a fan of pattern mixing? Would you wear checks and stripes? I love patterns together.
As for flats or heels, well I did have a shoe issue at work though. It’s been three weeks of flat boots while on vacation so after a few hours in the heels my feet were a little sensitive. True confession I keep slippers at work and I may have slipped them on in the afternoon.
Shop My look
Today I am linking with many fine bloggers that I hope you check out, My complete list of link ups is available