I’ve recently received a crash course in quantum physics. Okay, maybe not. But it sure felt like it. Who knew that search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo actually pay attention to the amount of traffic generated to and from a particular website? Especially, MY particular website. This girl didn’t, that’s for sure.
Although, I should have guessed considering how intrusive applications have become lately in our lives. I mean, good gracious, every time I turn around a new application wants to know my location AND demands access to my phone’s photo album. The other day, my iPhone asked me for my first born son. Which, of course, I couldn’t accommodate because I’ve already given him away to a beautiful gal named Ashley. I thought about offering my second born son though…
But seriously, I’ve been informed that if I want my business to pop up at the top of a search engine result list, I’ve got to become a traffic cop. A what? A traffic cop. I need to start luring…
I mean, steering potential customers toward my website via links from my social media sites. In case you weren’t aware, my business is currently on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and COPS.
Oh. Uh, ignore that last comment. My business has NEVER been on COPS.
At any rate, if I can increase the amount of linked traffic between my website and my social media sites, it might turn a few algorithmic heads at Google. Or Bing. Or Yahoo. And then my website will start crawling up the long result list of websites that might actually contain the relevant words “acting classes or lessons in the Springfield, Missouri area”.
*pops 2 aspirins*
Yeah, I know. It still doesn’t make any sense to me. But here I sit, writing. The more I write, the better my odds that one day my website will pop up in the top five search results for “acting classes or lessons in the Springfield, Missouri area”. What a pain in the tookus.
Who knew, did you?