Question: Four southern states. I want to be able to get more editors to see my site to get more asignments and more free travel, etc. Which of the 10 tools should I focus on?
Answer: For a travel writer, there are a couple of basic strategies. First and foremost, I would think like an editor. He or she might be searching for phrases like ‘travel writers’ or ‘freelance writers’ or ‘writers of travelogues.’ So for SEO, you could try to focus on keywords that they might search if they are in a jam.
Another idea / strategy is to blog on topics that are HOT. If travel to Aruba is hot this summer, then blog on it EARLY – and be being ahead of the trend, people / editors might identify you. But it is tough for this.
Finally, having SEO skills as you write is actually essential for the editors / publications. A writer who can not only write for humans, but write SEO-friendly text and understand the page tag strategies… That writer can get his stuff to be visible on Google and thereby pull traffic into the publication site. It’s a great job skill!
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