Feb 5, 2013
In Search of SEO!
Yes, I'm in search of SEO. Call Leonard Nimoy. But first, here is today's offering from Miss Madge's Share the Love Initiative! This looks to be from the 1930s, there's a Shirley Temple-esque vibe here. I've saved it as a png file. Enjoy and as always, if you make something with this, I'd love to see it!
Tune in tomorrow, Miss Avalon turned some old tin cans into a fresh new set of containters for her powder room counter! They're tres chic and a do ra ble, much like the maker. I'll have a teaser pic and a free digital download here and the full tutorial will be on the iLTC blog!
And now for something completely different...le blogge.
Last week, I installed a dedicated URL to this blog. I was using the blog as my website for about a year with my www.margotpotter.com addy, but then I started the retail site and this went back to the old blogspot URL. As of last week, this is www.theimpatientcrafter.com, but alas, I've lost traction. The blog is set to redirect, which means if you click on an old link, it takes you to the new address. It's the same blog, in the same place, just the address is different. This small change has affected my traffic, significantly and links from Pinterest now all include a warning when you click on them. Ergh. So yes, now I'm in search of SEO and I'm afraid it's not on Blogger.
Frustrated? Uh, yeah. You could say that.
I have hit a turning point, and I think the only solution is to abandon this ship and move to WordPress. With almost 1000 posts, moving the entire blog will be a big undertaking. But there are apps for that!
I'll be here until I can get it all ready to roll, but get ready to move with me in the near future. You won't actually have to do anything. Isn't that fabulous?
So tell me, dear reader, what do like in a blog? Do you like a magazine style with a main page with teaser pics and links? Are you more of a simple, clean Tumblr blog fan? Do you like a clean white background? Do you like bright colors or soft colors? Do you like cute blogs, clean blogs, quirky blogs? Do you like cute little details, matching widgets, big logo, little logo, ads, no ads? When you visit a blog, besides great content, what makes you feel like sticking around and what sends you packing right away?
I realize that I can't please everyone, or even a vast majority, but I can make something stickier, search engine friendly and easier to navigate. So that's the big goal!
Yes, I should hire a team to fix this stuff, but I lack the funds at the moment. So it's roll up the sleeves and figure it out time! I'm a smart cookie, I will get this figured out, galdangy. As God is my Witness. Come hell or high water. When pigs have wings...no wait, not that one, sorry.