Technically Challenged Author Forced into Longer Titles for Better SEO

Wow. I’m almost out of breath just typing that title. But it has been suggested by this person that I use longer titles with more specific key-words. I have mentally kicked and hollered and thrown a fit, because I prefer cute, snappy titles. But when it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), cute and snappy apparently doesn’t do much. After all, if you were searching for a biblical commentary on 1 John 3:10, would YOU click on a post titled “Who’s Your Daddy?”


Me too. heheh

The problem is, the SEARCH ENGINE is a robot, and doesn’t “get” cuteness. So it wouldn’t even make that title available for you to click on.


So this person has suggested that for two weeks, I use really long titles with lots of key words, and just see if it brings an improvement to Morning Coffee hits. If it does, well, I suppose I’ll stay with the longer titles. If not, then cute and snappy will remain. Let me know what you think!

Oh! In other news, Mark and I will celebrate 18 years of marriage on Monday.

Little bride

Obviously, I was a child bride. πŸ˜‰

Happy Weekend, dear friends!


11 Responses to Technically Challenged Author Forced into Longer Titles for Better SEO

  1. June 6, 2009 #

    Congrats on eighteen years together, my friend! πŸ™‚ I may try the longer titles, too… We’ll see. But MID isn’t doing too badly… I’ve had over 300 hits in not quite four weeks of counting. I mean it’s not 5000 hits in a day or anything like that, but I really didn’t expect anybody to read my stuff… Seriously. LOL That I’ve had a few thrills me to pieces. πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

  2. June 6, 2009 #

    That’s great, Bitsy! Congrats on a great launch to a great site!

    The rest of you, if you haven’t visited Bitsy’s blog, click on her name above. You won’t be sorry!

  3. June 6, 2009 #


    Happy anniversary. We just celebrated our 42nd!

    You can have really long titlesβ€”The First Part the Long Section with Keywords for SEO: Short, Snappy, Cute.

    I’d hate to see your cute titles go away, so maybe you can combine the two.

  4. June 7, 2009 #

    Happy Anniversary to you, too, Lillie! Thanks for the tip; what a great idea! I will try that and see how it works. πŸ˜‰

  5. June 7, 2009 #

    You’re so cute! And your titles, too.

    Numbers, numbers, numbers. We must generate those numbers.

    Love you,

  6. June 7, 2009 #

    Hi Jean! Yes, we need numbers. Honestly, I’ve really stopped caring about the numbers, except that I want to help people better understand God’s Word. So I’ll do all I can, and leave the rest to him. πŸ˜‰

  7. June 7, 2009 #

    Happy Anniversary!! And many, many more for you two! I’m trying to learn my hand at SEO, too. It’s been challenging, to say the least.

  8. June 7, 2009 #

    Thanks, MC! Let me know if you find any great SEO tips!

  9. June 7, 2009 #

    Now who IS the little cutie-pie in this blog-post? She looks like you to a T! But we ALL know you were NOT a child-bride!

  10. June 8, 2009 #

    Exactly what are you saying, Carol-Ann?

    Never mind. Don’t answer that. πŸ˜‰

  11. June 8, 2009 #

    Happy Anniversary! Let me know how the SEO thing goes. I like to use titles that fit the piece in a special kind of way & woud hate to give that up. I tried one specific, longish title not long ago & when I googled a couple of words from it, I couldn’t even find my link after looking through the first few pages…

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