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Ask HN: How important is SEO for a blogger?
10 points by njoglekar 1825 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments
For those of you that write blogs, how much do you optimize or care about SEO?

Since I just started the blog for my new startup about a week or two ago, I'm focusing on targeting some long tail keywords to get initial traffic. I don't optimize the blog for SEO though, I let Wordpress handle all of that for me.

How to target the long tail keywords to get initial traffic?

Here is a really great HN post about SEO from 2 years ago: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1676091

Not too much. The content of your posts is much more critical to the success of your blog.

What are you trying to achieve with the blog?

We are trying to gauge whether bloggers that embed videos in their blog care about how much SEO bump they get from those videos

What kind of bloggers? Bloggers in general is a huge category. I am a blogger. My blog is my business. SEO drives a lot of revenue. I sometimes embed videos from 3rd parties in my posts. What questions can I answer for you?

Can I send you an email? Or can you contact me neil at reelsurfer.com

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