Why Bloggers Don’t Need SEO

December 9th, 2005
Blogging News, brainstorming, LinkyLoo

Why Bloggers Don’t Need SEOIf you write a great blog, and make an effort to network your niche and gain those all important regular deep links to your posts from other bloggers, you’ll rank, your archives will be monetized, particularly if you pay attention to such things as Time Sensitive Adsense, and your blog will be in Better Health. Well said, Nick!




  1. Denis de Bernardy (7 comments.) says:

    Why your company does not need any marketing materials.

    “If you deliver a great product, and make an effort to get word of mouth praises of your product, you’ll sell without the need for marketing materials.”

    Try it — it’s recipee for low growth.

  2. hinty (2 comments.) says:

    I have read this thread and every post on the link that prompted this thread. Rather than feeling stupid that I don’t know what SEO means, I would prefer to think that the bloggers involved aren’t very interested in growing their readership because they do not define their terms.

  3. hinty (2 comments.) says:

    all right, I finally found it. Search engine optimization. Thanks.

  4. David Russell (32 comments.) says:

    Apart from the fact that most blogging tools are already brilliantly SEOd already (valid code, lots of internal cross-links, plugins for various tools like Google Sitemaps etc.)

  5. Nils (8 comments.) says:

    Optimizing for search engines is the mark of the spammer. Only websites trying to sell a product have any real need for that. Surely someone at Google et al is smart enough to realize that as well.

    That said, a lot of what people think of as search engine optimization is just good style, for example valid xhtml code.

  6. Ozh (88 comments.) says:

    Optimizing for search engines is the mark of people who are monetizing their blog. My blog income after I did some SEO is 5 to 6 times what it used to be before. That simple.

  7. Mark Stiles Keller (1 comments.) says:

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  8. Meredith (24 comments.) says:

    I seem to have brilliant SEO skills unintentionally. My personal blog is PR6 on Google without my having done anything about it, and I get a lot of e-mails begging me to link my site to the e-mailer’s site. And yet my AdSense ads have earned basically nothing…go figure.

  9. Christopher Raine (1 comments.) says:


    Interesting, prior to my visit to this post I was just reading some one take on SEO, but from the point of believing thta this was definately needed.

    I suppose I fit somewhere in between believing that there still remains room for some SEO techniques, however accepting that by growing blog communities as an example you will by default grow your blogs reputation and number of visitors.

    Overall, there are many ways to grow traffic to your blog, it just requires hard work and determination to utilise as many methods as is possible.

    Thanks for a thought provoking post

    Kind regards



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