Archive for November, 2008

When a New Blog Has Lots of Old Content

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

I used to get higher search engine ranks for an organic coffee farmer in Kona, Hawaii. He sold the sustainable Kona coffee farm, and now, after two years of work, the new owner has hired me to handle the internet marketing for his web sites, and to help him sell his organic Kona gourmet coffee beans. When I heard the story of how they rehabilitated the farm south of Kona on the big island of Hawaii, I thought, wow, what a great blog that would make.

Turns out they kept a journal of the entire sustainable organic farm rejuvenation process, and now it is a blog. Mike uploaded his story onto the Blogger platform, and it looks pretty good. I’ve been debating how much I want to customize, as Mike’s the kind of guy who might want to tinker with the site someday, so I’ve left it in the out-of-the-box Blogger wrapper. What I’m most interested in is seeing how the Google Bot likes all that new content!

Guest Bloggers Create Free Content for a Link

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Occasionally I’m contacted by someone with an article they’d like to publish, which I’m always happy to do, especially when it’s something green that can help save the planet (win valuable prizes!). So, when a reader sent this great article on grey water systems and how they can work for organic gardeners, I was more than happy to put it on the organic gardening blog!

If you have a web site and you’re looking to get some outside links to it, one of the best ways would be to write for other people, like in this case. I got the content I need for my blog, and Kelly got a link to her web site from a content rich, authoritative site. It’s win-win!

So, start writing. Find blogs and web sites where you’d like you article to appear, where having a link back would be beneficial to your site. And get out there and give it away!