These days all kinds of writers would benefits from the basics about SEO, if only to help push their own blogs up higher search results on Google or Bing.
If you’ve got questions about SEO, please join us for the next WordCount Last Wednesday chat, which takes place this Wednesday, Nov. 24.
My guest for this hour-long live Twitter chat is Internet marketing expert Jason Lancaster, head of Spork Marketing in Denver. Lancaster is no stranger to WordCount. During last May’s blogathon, he wrote this WordCount guest blog post on SEO tips for writers.
As part of the 2010 Blogathon, Lancaster also did an SEO makeover of Charles Newbery’s blog about his family life and work as an ex-pat freelance journalist in Argentina, Pine Tree Paradise. Lancaster wrote about the process in this post on the Spork Marketing blog.
The format of tomorrow’s live chat is as follows:
- 8:30 – Log on and introduce yourself.
- 8:35 to 8:45 – I’ll ask Jason Lancaster a few questions to get things rolling.
- 8:45 – We’ll open it up to questions from the audience.
- 9:30 a.m. – The chat ends.
Although it’s possible to use the standard Twitter interface for a live chat, you might find it easier to follow along with an add-on application such as TweetGrid, TweetChat or HootSuite. This tutorialexplains how to set them up.
If you’re afraid you’ll offend followers by tweeting too much during a chat, you can suggest they use an app called TwitterSnooze to temporarily turn off your tweets. In case you haven’t done this before, when the chat starts, tweet a message like this: “I’ll be in a live chat for the next hour; if you don’t want to follow, turn off my tweets with TwitterSnooze.com.”
If you’ve got a suggestion for a subject you’d like to see covered, send it my way.
To close out the year with a bang, the next live chat will be the WordCount Last Wednesday Christmas Party! Instead of a guest speaker, we’ll welcome all freelance writers and bloggers to come and chat about the high and low points of 2010, writing goals they’re setting for themselves next year and their observations for how the freelance business is changing. Stay tuned for more details. The WordCount Last Wednesday Christmas Party chat will take place on Dec. 22, but at a new time – 10 a.m. Pacific. Stay tuned for more details.
If you’re an expert in a particular aspect of freelance writing, running a freelance business or tech tools for writers and are interested in participating in a WordCount Last Wednesday chat as a guest speaker in 2011, contact me.