You're probably thinking, "hang on, miss spangle, why are *you* qualified to talk to me about this?"
Well, I'm not, not really. But I did launch a major campaign in November to increase my Google page rank, from 'Google does not rank this page' to at least 1/10 (bear in mind, Etsy itself is only 8/10). Well, my Page Rank is now 2/10. So some of the things that I learnt and did must have worked, and now I am going to share them with you.
♥ Don't worry! If you normally come to my blog for fun craft projects and sweet Etsy Finds, I'll be posting those as usual too ♥
What you need to do to prepare yourself to improve SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Install the Google Toolbar. I know. It sucks having another thing cluttering up your screen. But you will be able to easily check when your page was last 'cached' (i.e, when Google last bothered to look at your page) and what your Page Rank is. Please note, the Google Page Rank icon is not visable with the standard Google Toolbar. You won't see it when you first load it up. You might have Google toolbar and not know what I'm on about.
Right click on a blank space on your toolbar. Select 'Show Button' and the Page Rank button can be selected.
It shows as a small green/grey bar on your Google toolbar. Spend a little while in your favourite Etsy shops and your favourite websites, noticing what their Rank score is. Just run your mouse over the button to see.
Check out some top Etsy sellers. Check out Facebook and Blogger and your bestest blogs.
Think about what Rank you are aiming for, and come back tomorrow for your first *tip*
|...if only I could optimize from behind this screen! Via weheartit|
In a few days, I'll be launching a fun Creative Business Challenge for myself. The challenge consists of *10* weeks of fun, Apprentice-style tasks to complete to improve my business and satisfy goals that I have had for a while. I'll give you a little hint, if your interest is piqued.
One of the challenges involves getting a celebrity to wear a Twinklyspangle piece :-)
If you want to follow my progress, or even try the challenges yourself, I'll be posting the first challenge on Monday too :-)