Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Writing for SEO clients tickles the funny bone
Never mind if that’s true or not, but I recall my first SEO writing jobs using four mentions of the keywords in the body with one in the title, the first sentence and another in the last sentence. I didn’t even known then that Google bothered with location-specific keywords. It’s like being asked by my English teacher to make a sentence using “wedding car atlanta”, “fitness total usa”, “slander defamation: or “nature enhancement male”. I thought it was a joke, but the instructions were clear: “use the phrases as is, wrong spelling, wrong grammar and all.”
The rest is history, my writing history that is. Who would have thought I’d be making sentences using keywords that hardly made sense. That’s not the worst part. I was also asked to write about keywords with wrong spelling. That’s because some idiot would type them in a search engine box and expect a result. And that result had better be the client whose articles I was writing for. But that’s what SEO writing is about. No complaints, no regrets, just a few dollars to show for it.