What is SEO?

SEO is a term that caused me some confusion. As an acronym, it means different things to different people.

To me, SEO stands for Senior Executive Officer.

So, when I was contacted recently by Sue Duncan and offered some advice about my SEO, I was initially a bit puzzled.

I was also interested enough to want to know more. It turned out that Sue is a reader of Wicked Game who had also looked at my blog after reading the book. Sue was kind enough to post a great review on Amazon but had noticed my rather amateurish attempts at running a blog.

And so, Sue offered me a helping hand.

It started with an explanation that SEO means Search Engine Optimisation, which to someone like me means that things like Google can find you. Its like holding up a flag that says ‘here I am’. As someone who has only a very superficial understanding of social media and using the internet, Sue’s advice has been very enlightening.

A link through facebook and an exchange of emails followed where I learned slowly about Alt tags, search engine readable titles, links etc. Despite the fact that we live several hundred miles away from each other, the benefits of social media and electronic mail have made communication easy.

I’m writing this post for two reasons. One is to say a huge thanks to Sue, for the review and for the advice… secondly to pass on the tip to fellow independent authors.

As we all know, it’s not enough to write a good book, you have to get people to read it and for that to happen they have to know about it. The advice from Sue is helping me now, I hope it helps you too.

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