How important is SEO to giveaway blogs?

Posted on Oct 8 2013 - 9:52pm by Ronnie E.

10 months ago, I knew nothing about SEO. That was before I took a job at a marketing company. With their training and my desire to learn, I was able to evaluate International Giveaways and realize that my SEO was just not up to speed!

I worked hard on improving the SEO of my blog – I switched to WordPress, installed great plugins like WordPress SEO by Yoast, learned about nofollow/dofollow and tons of SEO jargon, and lo and behold, my metrics improved! And happy days, because along with that  came:

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  • more followers!
  • more click-through from search engines
  • more views
  • more giveaway and review offers

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So, do we, as giveaway bloggers, need SEO?

YES. Let me share the ways!

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  • Search engines will better understand your site – that means you can potentially rise in search engine results!
  • What makes your giveaway site stand out from all the rest? The better your SEO, the more attractive your site may look to users as they go through search results.
  • Companies are more likely to find you. Better SEO = better rankings in search which means that more companies may find your site. Companies also prefer to give the very best review/giveaway items to sites with great metrics. I wouldn’t complain about getting more review items and giveaways, would you? 🙂
  • Money, money, money! Your metrics go up, your PR goes up, and all of a sudden monetary offers pour in. Just take a look at the infographic. 92% of SEO peeps say content creation works. Content creations equals you making money for publishing content and reviews from interested companies.

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  • Im awful at seo. I have no clue how to use it

  • Until now i still can’t figure out about seo. i tried to use it before in one of my blog but eventually got tired. I don’t really know how to SEO

  • the more i connect with other bloggers online, the more I learn about SEO. Thanks

  • Tory Blum

    I know how important SEO is, but I’m still a dummie in it 🙂

  • Such a great reminder. It really does make a difference! Thanks!

  • I really need to learn more about SEO. I know it’s important, but don’t really know much.

  • I know a lot about sites, but not a lot about this.. I have to read more into this..

  • I NEED to do a better job of SEO. I’m hoping to work on that very soon.

  • SEO is so hard sometimes, I try to do it but often forget

  • Seo can really make a difference when it comes to your sites traffic. It’s not to hard to figure out and there’s plenty of resources on the web if you take a look 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing! SEO is always a hard thing to deal with!

  • I always wish I knew more about SEO. It generally flies right over my head 🙁