Monthly Archives: February 2010

The truth about SEO, getting Traffic and being a Web Celebrity

While you might think that there is a trick or some awesome tip that will get you the hoards of followers or web visitors like Pete Cashmore’s http://mashable.com (@mashable) or have dedicated fans like Shaun Inman, http://shauninman.com (@shauninman) or have people hang on your every word like Paul Scrivens http://www.drawar.com (@drawar). The reality is that these guys, worked hard and that is definitely an under statement. Building traffic and becoming the next big name online, is no easy task. And frankly speaking there is no science behind it. It is really all about;

  1. Trust (http://mashable.com/2010/02/24/social-media-trust/)
  2. Work
  3. Patience
  4. Patience
  5. … did I mention Patience

That’s it, you have to work hard to build the best site you can. Putting the focus on your content and work hard to interactive with your users/readers, submitting it to sites that relate to your site’s topic or content. Email people you are fans of online, share your articles with them, ask questions.

After all this hard work though is, patience. It is the the ultimate ingredient to this mix of blood, sweat and tears. You have to religiously do these things everyday, in order to earn the trust from user/readers. It takes time.

Although there are some people that gain web fame quickly, it’s usually short lived. And if your looking for that key to success then, just upload a video of a cat juggling some mice, that’ll get you fame, but not forge a legacy in the temperamental world of the web.

Thanks to Drupal, my first TV interview

My first interview for work, on the national broadcast show, GIS Spotlight. Thanks to Drupal.

The site http://gis.ky was built over a period of 2-3 months, using Drupal. You can see a screengrab of it here. There are many services I have planned that will be coming online soon. It’s very exciting the possibilities that Drupal has allowed me to bring in into reality.

I know the video doesn’t go into the working of the site, in terms of Drupal and the modules used, but I might do a video or screencast on it. As soon as I get a break from doing the current web project.

The GIS website has;

So yes it’s been alot of work, tweaking and making sure everything , just worked.