Merry Christmas!  I hope you had a great time with your family.  Our holiday gift to you this year is a quick pointer that can help you to not only lose those extra pounds you gained this year, it can also help your website rank higher on Google.  Seriously?  Yep.

Blogging is vital.  I often compare SEO to weight loss.  Experts tell us it’s all about diet and exercise.  What’s the most important part of that statement?  Diet?  Exercise?  Nope.  It’s the word, “and.”  Diet and Exercise.  If you diet but get no exercise all day, you won’t lose weight.  Likewise, if you exercise like crazy but eat a box of Twinkies every day, you won’t lose weight either.  But when you do both of them at the same time, that’s when you start to see results.

With SEO, you have to do the various things together.  You can’t optimize the site and not blog and hope to see results.  But when you blog and build links into your optimized site simultaneously, that’s when things will really start to happen.  This year, when you make your resolutions, keep this in mind.  Commit to blogging and link building.  Hope that helps.  Happy New Year.

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