Dear Google, I love you!
Thank you for all that you have done for me over the years. I love my Gmail, couldn’t live without my maps or my calendar, and am even ready to start using Google+ if you would only love me back!
I got pretty for you
Over the past three months, I have changed my theme three times, have risked my site’s life with my samurai I-think-I-know-what-I-am-doing-but-actually-not-at-all editing skills, just to get as pretty as possible for you. I got rid of the bling, like this cloud tag after I read that you didn’t like pages with too many links.
I know you want ”the other ones” to have the best experience possible on my website, that’s fine, I am not jealous… so I have trimmed my URLs, used All in One SEO plugin, learned about meta tags, DoFollow and NoFollow links… I repaired all my broken links thanks to Broken links checker, and have published fresh content, my very own, five times a week, with all the relevant tags and meta for you to index.
So please come over again and look at how much I have improved!
I tried to learn your language
A bit of XML, HTML, SQL, PHP, I tried my best to communicate with you as fluently as possible. I know that you don’t like Flash, so I didn’t even try.
I met your siblings
I got friendly with Analytics and Webmaster tools, in the hope that they would help me gain your heart, I linked them together and analyzed who you were sending over to browse my site. I got a RSS Feed to make it easier for my readers to receive my posts straight to their reader.
SHAMELESS PLUG, PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY RSS FEED IF YOU STILL HAVEN’T!!!
I am getting to know Adsense and Adword’s keyword tool, but that is a slow process…
I gave you the map to my heart
You can find it right there, in the Webmaster tools. I uploaded my sitemap on an XML file, so you could search every page of my site to your heart’s content.
I got more social
I made nice friends all over the blogosphere. I Twitted and even got a Google+ profile. My friends, who are much more established than I am, were kind enough to link back to my site so you could see that they vouched for me. You like them already, so you know what they say about people being like their five closest friends…
I went all in with you, showed you my real name, my real face, and when you put me in a rich snippet I thought you would notice me more, so, dear Google…
Will you love me back?
After all my efforts, I see that you only refresh your Page Rank when you feel like it, so I am compelled to keep doing all that until you notice me.
You can bring your little Googlebot over and let’s check every inch of RFI, hopefully now you will be happy.
PS: Here are a few posts if you want more tips about how Google can love you too.
Pat Flynn at Smart Passive Income shares lots of valuable tips about blogging
Jeremy at Modest Money talks about blog link building and much more on his blogging tips series
Michelle at Making Sense of Cents gives tips about increasing Google Page Rank
John at Frugal Rules gives blogging tips from a beginner’s perspective
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