Blog Search Engines Savvy, Part Two

Tag Surfer on the WordPress Dashboard

By using the Tag Surfer link at the top of the Dashboard, folks have a great way to meet others in the WordPress community. By using the WordPress Tag Surfer function to search the tags you most use on your blog. The results may amaze you.

Check the Tag Surfer for your favorite tag. Go on to page two, or three, until you find your post listed for that tag. WordPress Tag Surfer search results are great. WordPress gives a mix of posts from the big blogs, and from the little blogs. Little blogs get seen on Tag Surfer.

In Google, your post must be very tag relevant to get a high listing on a search result. Even when your post is very relevant to the subject, you may be pages behind those listed first. One reason they are listed first, is because they are signed up with the search engine. That is a main point.

When you sign up with a search engine, or blog community, you become one of them. They watch for what you post and share it among their community. WordPress is a community of bloggers, and Google has a community of people searching for blogs. Those people just may be looking for what you write about.

Register your blog

Google Search, WordPress, and Technorati, now send most of my readers. I suggest you register your blog with Technorati. While there, wander around and check out the other blogs. It helped me see what other bloggers were saying, and how they say it.

Exploring other blogs, helps me find those where I might like to leave a comment. I post regularly, and I make occasional comments. I have seen my “authority” at Technorati growing.

WordPress uses Ping-O-matic to automatically notify 15 search engines when you have made a post. That works, but I find pinging search engines like Technorati directly, gets faster results. The Ping-O-matic process seems to take longer to get noticed by the search engines.

Awhile back I came across the statement that for a ping to matter, you must be registered with that search engine. WordPress suggests registering at Google and Technorati, but doesn’t mention that you need to do this with all the engines they ping.

I ping Technorati directly , but don’t seem to need to do that with Google. Technorati has a ping page that I bookmark to. It handles the ping process there automatically.

The primary point is to register with each search engine that fits your blog. Ask each one if you need to ping them when you post. Remember, Yahoo caters to business people, and that’s who they list. Google accepts about everyone, but it takes awhile.

Technorati, The Hub, and WordPress cater to bloggers they host. Each blog host has a blog search feature. Their search feature helps connect the community of blogs they host. Each community has its own features and interests. Many blog hosts allow blog advertising, and share in the revenues they help you create.

In Part Three, we will explore a simple way to locate other search engines that will list your new blog. Then, there is a simple process for following up to make sure your registration has been listed. But, that’s where we are going, not where we are at.

Smiles. ET

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  1. […] ferrarajc wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThe primary point is to register with each search engine that fits your blog. Ask each one if you need to ping them when you post. Remember, Yahoo caters to business people, and that’s who they list. Google accepts about everyone, … […]

  2. Great post :) And helpful :) I don’t really need much traffic and it’s not my main intention. :) But it’s nice to spread it a bit more :)
    Let’s go to Part 1. I always “have to” read everything in reverse :D

  3. You have me smiling Lenka. I first found your blog through Tag Surfer. I enjoyed what I read and saw there. Others will enjoy your blog too.

    In your posts, you share your life from your heart. Folks find that special. More people will come as it becomes easier for them to find you. Many smiles. ET


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