Very Proud (read: Surprised) This Morning...
September 11, 2010 3:14am CST
Well, on mornings like these I truly wish that I put as much effort into running my own business as I do contributing to other people's businesses. But it's far easier to write content for other people and help them to traffic it than it is to write my own content, design pages, submit to directories, build a rapport, etc. Plus the money comes right away and is definitely nothing to sneeze at. The point of my discussion: One of the recent articles I completed for a client has earned number-one placement on Google. Wow. And that's not even the half of it. I'm sure everyone's heard of LeBron James. And I'm sure most people are at least somewhat aware of the big news he's been making by ditching Cleveland for Miami. Well, a blog owner (this guy owns like 100 blogs lol) wanted some content through the gambling site I work for. He wanted me to write in the brutally competitive niche of basketball gambling odds. And not just any odds, but specifically the "Miami Heat championship odds." Type that quoted term into Google and my article for this guy is the top spot. I admit, I'm seriously proud that something I wrote gets top billing for that phrase when there have been hundreds if not thousands of other pieces submitted along those lines. It's pretty cool. At least it is to me -- enough so that I'm starting a discussion about it. http://www.slamdunkcentral.com/2010/09/01/miami-heat-2010-11-championship-odds/
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11 Sep 10
It is definitely hard. Maybe "hard" isn't the word everyone would use, but it's so tricky and fickle to stuff so many keywords and phrases in there for spiders while still writing interesting content that isn't spammy that "hard" becomes the only word I know to describe it. This bodes well for my chances at getting more work through his network. He allowed six more on his network and my site has ordered 8 more along the same "odds" niche. So doing well definitely has its benefits. Thanks for the response.
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11 Sep 10
Congratulations!! It really IS first! Readable, interesting article, too. Were the casino references the keywords you had to use? I hate it when I have to include odd keywords that are phrased awkwardly or have nothing to do with the subject. It's always a little thrill to see your work published, even if you've sold it to someone else and your name doesn't appear.