Hi, Today the how to is going to be about another type of craft: SEO (search engine optimisation, that is:)
Long story short, the way people find you and your blog and SEO are related to marketing. The three basic way to thus market your blog is:
- through direct traffic (drop your url here and there ane make people remember it:)
- through reffering sites, and links
- through search engines (Google, Yahoo! etc)
A good way to start thinking SEO is start observing Google analytics.
A lot of people, almost half of the interwebnauts just click on the first page of the website and walk away. That;s fine and normal.
A good way to see how does a search engine sees you is to type site:your url
For example, google sees me like this:
I type site:http://skyturtle.wordpress.com and google finds some of my latest posts and a total of 80 pages.
and for Yahoo li go to Yahoo site explorer and i type my blog there, like this: http://es.siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/siteexplorer/search?ei=UTF-8&p=http://skyturtle.wordpress.com&bwm=p&bwms=p&searchbwm=Explorar+URL
You will see that in my case, Yahoo only reports 5 pages, not strangely the most popular pages for my blog.