Recap #cclivechat Jan 20, 2012

We were joined by Gavin Ward to continue the crash course on blogging that he had started last November 11, 2011. You can read that recap here.

Today, we discussed Google+, Search Engine Optimization, the advantages of using the right keywords, pros and cons of guest bloggers and of course, how to promote our blogs outside of Twitter. We also touched on the topic of posting identical content on several blogs or sites and how that does not work to your advantage for maximum SEO results.

Gavin generously answered questions that came up and will most likely return for another chat in a few week because there is still a lot we can learn from him. Gavin wrote tips and gave links in the tweets so I am not going to copy those.

The verbatim text is below.

Cheers, V

Vidocq_CCFour minute warning, folks! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 16:57:16 +0000
Vidocq_CC@LilacLounge Hi Sue! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 16:57:29 +0000
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad Hi Joe, good to see you! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 16:57:41 +0000
Barnesy_Masterchef is on, need to start writing my feedback for uni on Electronic voting system and #cclivechat soon.Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:57:48 +0000
ColdCaseSquad@vidocq_CC all coffeed up and raring to go! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 16:58:37 +0000
Vidocq_CC@Barnesy_ You bet! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 16:58:56 +0000
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC Hi Vidster! @ColdCaseSquad Hi Joe! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 16:59:23 +0000
Vidocq_CCFor those interested, #Zeigler is in good spirits according to the latest buzz. No ruling yet on the DNA. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 16:59:29 +0000
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad So am I, Joe! Gavin will be able to give us tips for our blogs and more! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 16:59:58 +0000
ColdCaseSquadHi Sue how are things?
#cclivechat
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:59:59 +0000
ColdCaseSquad@Vidocq_CC what is SOPA? and why are you stopping it #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:00:30 +0000
roserandel#cclivechat hello everyone.Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:00:52 +0000
AdamSmallboneMorning/afternoon/evening all #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:01:02 +0000
roserandel@ColdCaseSquad #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:01:44 +0000
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad Stop Internet Piracy Act, long story but basically so broadly defined that it becomes a control tool. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:01:45 +0000
Barnesy_Hello to all that are participating in the famous @Vidocq_CC #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:01:47 +0000
Vidocq_CC@roserandel Hi there, welcome! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:01:54 +0000
Vidocq_CC@AdamSmallbone Hi Adam, good to see you again. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:02:04 +0000
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC That's good news. Have everything crossed for the DNA hearing #Zeigler #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:02:23 +0000
Vidocq_CC@ColdCaseSquad Tech man wrote a piece on DCC what SOPA means for him as webmaster but that is the tip of the complaint-mountain! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:02:36 +0000
roserandelRT @ColdCaseSquad: RT @Barnesy_: RT @Vidocq_CC: In 30min, #cclivechat with @GavWard on blogging, SEO and more! Noon-1pm EST, join us! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:02:46 +0000
ColdCaseSquadI will be doing a Skype interview with @msashton_writer on Sunday - link to follow so watch for it and RT #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:02:47 +0000
roserandelRT @LilacLounge: Only a few minutes until #cclivechat with @Vidocq_CC & @GavWard. Who's in?Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:02:52 +0000
LilacLounge@ColdCaseSquad Hi Joe. Things are good thanks. V busy with work -- exciting times! :-) #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:03:00 +0000
AdamSmallbone@Vidocq_CC Hi, V - you too :-) #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:03:10 +0000
ColdCaseSquad@AdamSmallbone yes, wondering - do tell V! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:03:17 +0000
roserandelRT @ColdCaseSquad: I will be doing a Skype interview with @msashton_writer on Sunday - link to follow so watch for it and RT #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:03:27 +0000
Vidocq_CCOK, question #1 for @GavWard concern posting content on multiple pages. I heard that is not good for SEO. True or false? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:03:38 +0000
LilacLounge@Barnesy_ Hello :-) #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:03:39 +0000
GavWardLooking forward to today's #cclivechat RT @lilaclounge: Only a few minutes until #cclivechat with @Vidocq_CC & @GavWard. Who's in?Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:04:09 +0000
AdamSmallboneSorry am a novice - what is SEO? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:04:41 +0000
mschffRT @ColdCaseSquad: I will be doing a Skype interview with @msashton_writer on Sunday - link to follow so watch for it and RT #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:04:56 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Of course, I should have said "welcome and thanks" first! *mind your manners, V* #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:05:15 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC That's right. Posting identical content on multiple pages is not good for SEO. Google forcibly chooses one best page #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:05:43 +0000
GavWardRT @Vidocq_CC: @GavWard Of course, I should have said "welcome and thanks" first! *mind your manners, V* #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:05:51 +0000
Vidocq_CCI get approached by many via email who place a blog post on several blogs and sites and then want it placed on DCC as well. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:06:20 +0000
HALO_7@Vidocq_CC Welcome Vidster... Hmmm almost forgot hashtag #cclivechat againFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:06:30 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC another tip that quite a lot of bloggers aren't aware of is that you should avoid having a www. and non-www site #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:06:47 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Explain? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:07:27 +0000
Barnesy_RT @Vidocq_CC: @AdamSmallbone SEO is search engine optimization, Gavin will explain that too. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:07:42 +0000
Vidocq_CC@HALO_7 Welcome, Z! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:07:47 +0000
McVladieForgive the ignorance but why no www #cclivechat #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:08:41 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC to avoid having duplicate sites, you can choose either one of www. or non-www. through using a 301 redirect #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:08:59 +0000
McVladieAHAH! Thanks Gavin #cclivechat #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:10:32 +0000
LilacLounge@GavWard A 301 redirect? I'm even more confused. Do you have a link with further explanation for non-tech heads?! :) #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:10:43 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Apologies for getting technical early, but for more on 301 redirects for good #seo see e.g. http://t.co/NYhX4i0a #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:10:46 +0000
LilacLounge@GavWard Brill! That should be just the ticket! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:11:43 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard When faced with multiple postings of identical content, how does Google chose the best page? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:11:52 +0000
GavWard@LilacLounge @vidocq_cc Hope this link helps: http://t.co/NYhX4i0a - having said that your sites already have only www (good) #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:13:09 +0000
APribetic@Vidocq_CC @GavWard: What's your view on email requests to write guest blog posts "on topic of choice" w/ backlink requests? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:13:59 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Generally, Google will choose the best page based on how important and relevant it considers the page within the site #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:14:39 +0000
Vidocq_CC@APribetic You took the words right out of my mouth! Good one! I get plenty of those. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:15:05 +0000
HALO_7Body parts found at famous HOLLYWOOD sign...#1 is who is HE? LAPD may have search warrants already... Forensics is Big part~ #ccLivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:16:09 +0000
GavWard@APribetic @Vidocq_CC Generally I welcome such guest blog requests provided (a) the content is of a good standard... #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:16:10 +0000
GavWard@APribetic @Vidocq_CC and (b) it is relevant for the audience #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:16:33 +0000
GavWard@APribetic @Vidocq_CC cf where content irrelevant and rubbish - e.g. someone tried to submit a coffee-maker post to @YouBlawg #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:17:21 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Before you accept those guest blog request, do you check the sender's site? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:17:52 +0000
Vidocq_CC@HALO_7 Hold that thought, Z. This chat is themed around blogging but we can get to it at the end. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:19:03 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Yes, I'd also check prospective guest bloggers' social network presence and ask for a Word doc to review #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:19:03 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Can you explain SEO to us? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:20:32 +0000
GavWard@APribetic @Vidocq_CC Quite a large percentage of guest blogging requests from unidentified sources will indeed be useless #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:21:45 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Essentially, SEO (search engine optimisation) is optimising your web presence so you appear for relevant search terms #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:24:01 +0000
Vidocq_CCThis #cclivechat with @GavWard is themed around blogging so if you have questions, now is the time to jump in! Noon-1pm EST. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:24:22 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC I've written about some tips for #seo (mainly for law firms) here http://t.co/y2HkXwOk #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:24:54 +0000
GavWardRT @Vidocq_CC: This #cclivechat with @GavWard is themed around blogging so if you have questions, now is the time to jump in! Noon-1pm EST. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:25:05 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Perhaps it would be useful if I tweeted each #seotip individually for #cclivechat ?Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:27:13 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Yes, pls do. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:27:46 +0000
McVladieRT @GavWard: RT @Vidocq_CC: This #cclivechat with Gav is themed around blogging if you have questions jump in! Noon-1pm EST. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:28:09 +0000
GavWard@APribetic @Vidocq_CC Certainly if you add too many guest blog posts to your site your own voice will be lost #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:28:56 +0000
Vidocq_CCI'd also like to get some tips on rejuvenating a blog and circulating old posts. What is the best way to do this? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:29:37 +0000
GavWardChoose targeted keywords for which your clients or prospective clients would search. Many research tools available #seotip #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:30:35 +0000
GavWard#seotip #cclivechat: Optimise meta titles, descriptions and tags within blog posts using said keyword research, but don't stuff keywordsFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:32:03 +0000
GavWard#seotip #cclivechat: Social signals and social bookmarking is becoming v important for SEO, esp Google Plus. Use many networks.Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:33:01 +0000
McVladieWhat do you mean by do not stuff keywords? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:33:20 +0000
BlueGreenWeb#seotip #cclivechat: Social signals and social bookmarking is becoming v important for SEO, esp Google Plus. Use... http://t.co/U28nBlCZFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:33:33 +0000
GavWard#seotip #cclivechat: last one: write relevant, good quality and up-to-date content that people will want to share, and do it regularly.Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:34:17 +0000
Barnesy_RT @Vidocq_CC: I'd also like to get some tips on rejuvenating a blog and circulating old posts. What is the best way to do this? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:36:46 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Was really good to meet @sundeepbhatia2 recently. He explained how he manages to plan ahead for his legal writing #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:37:00 +0000
GavWardRT @Vidocq_CC: I'd also like to get some tips on rejuvenating a blog and circulating old posts. What is the best way to do this? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:37:35 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard I want all the details Sundeep gave you! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:37:54 +0000
GavWard@McVladie No problem Carlota. The point is that you should choose to have either non-www. or www. for your site, but not both #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:39:52 +0000
GavWard@BPindex You're welcome. Please do join the discussion at #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:40:35 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Essentially, it was as we noted last time - keep a blog ideas diary, schedule posts and stick to it #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:41:08 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Sticking to a blog schedule is much easier said than done, though, when client work is the top priority #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:41:36 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Correct, work does tend to interfere with blogging! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:42:28 +0000
Barnesy_RT @GavWard: @Vidocq_CC Essentially, it was as we noted last time - keep a blog ideas diary, schedule posts and stick to it #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:42:43 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Perhaps we should talk a bit about Google Plus in an #seo, #sem & #socialmedia context? Any qs from #cclivechat?Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:43:08 +0000
Vidocq_CCCan you explain a bit of the one-page site versus multiple page sites for us? Pros and cons for both? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:43:08 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Yes, G+ is an excellent topic. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:45:08 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC One of the seminal pieces on Google Plus at the moment is this cracker from @SEOMoz http://t.co/wJqAmeXj #seo #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:45:46 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC In terms of duplicate content, there are very few pros (if any) from an #seo perspective #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:48:29 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Does this not mean we all need to have Google profiles? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:49:17 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC My personal Google Plus profile is here: https://t.co/SV4k5IEy Already ranking fairly well in search. #seo #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:50:19 +0000
Vidocq_CCAny questions so far for Gavin, folks? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:50:53 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC I would suggest that people should spend 15 mins setting up a Google Plus account if they haven't already #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:51:15 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC And should consider setting up a Google+ page for their blog. @WardBlawg has a page here: https://t.co/j1f7JSr1 #cclivechat #seoFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:51:49 +0000
McVladieRT @GavWard: @Vidocq_CC I would suggest that people should spend 15 mins setting up a Google Plus account if they havent already #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:54:59 +0000
GavWard@Barnesy_ Thanks for the RTs this afternoon, Daniel. Any questions you'd like to ask for #cclivechat?Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:56:13 +0000
GlasgowOsteo@GavWard What do you think is the best way for small businesses/brands to get people to circle their G+ page? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:56:23 +0000
Vidocq_CCHave you tried using plugins that transform your blog posts into eBook formats? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:56:27 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GlasgowOsteo Great question and welcome! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:57:22 +0000
GavWard@GlasgowOsteo Best way is to circle others and start engaging on G+. Also, linking from all other sites and social networks #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:57:46 +0000
GavWard@BPindex Best way I think is to circle others and start engaging on G+. Also, linking from other sites and social networks #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:59:06 +0000
GlasgowOsteomy G+ page at http://t.co/8PQlrag6 is having trouble drawing people despite original content and linking. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 17:59:55 +0000
GavWard@BPindex @GlasgowOsteo Actually, the best way to get circled on G+ would be to be called Larry Page e.g. https://t.co/Hp32gSLM #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:00:08 +0000
Vidocq_CCBut is that not time-consuming? Do you plan for that as well? Weekly? Daily? #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:00:08 +0000
GavWardRT @GlasgowOsteo: my G+ page at http://t.co/8PQlrag6 is having trouble drawing people despite original content and linking. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:00:50 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC As with all social networking, building a good G+ presence will take investment, but worth it I think #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:02:20 +0000
GlasgowOsteoLarry page. How about I just change my name to g+ page. lol #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:02:38 +0000
Vidocq_CCIt is past 1pm EST here. Any questions for Gavin? You can always comment below the recap and I can ask Gavin to check there. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:04:35 +0000
Barnesy_@GavWard #cclivechat what have been your benefits using a google+ account, in regards to blog hits etc?Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:05:19 +0000
Vidocq_CCI learned a lot again, Gavin. Maybe blocking time for blogging should include some time for G+, etc. as well. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:05:35 +0000
GavWard@Paulsalesman Good to hear. Depends on the people you want to connect with. I still find LinkedIn the most relevant for business #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:05:40 +0000
GavWard@Barnesy_ So far G+ hasn't been that brilliant for traffic to the blog. Google itself, LinkedIn, Twitter and StumbleUpon better #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:06:40 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard But it lacks the spontaneity of Twitter! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:07:04 +0000
GavWard@Barnesy_ But with Google's new Search+, I think I'll probably end up getting even more hits from Google than ever before. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:07:28 +0000
GlasgowOsteo@GavWard is talking about G+ on #cclivechat. Some good bits covered so far.Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:08:04 +0000
GavWardRT @GlasgowOsteo: @GavWard is talking about G+ on #cclivechat. Some good bits covered so far.Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:09:18 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC It does. My favourite social network is still Twitter and I think it will remain that way at the end of 2012 #cclivechat.Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:09:50 +0000
Vidocq_CCAny more questions, folks? If not, thank you very much, Gavin! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:09:57 +0000
Vidocq_CCWe can always add another themed chat with Gavin in a few weeks to further explore blogging and the web. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:10:29 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC It's a shame that Google sandboxed Twitter from its search results last week. Hopefully restores its agreement. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:10:47 +0000
Barnesy_@GavWard #cclivechat that is good to know. Thanks for the tips/info today,it's been very interesting and a good job once again @Vidocq_CCFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:10:49 +0000
GavWardRT @Barnesy_: @GavWard #cclivechat that is good to know. Thanks for the tips/info today,it's been very interesting and a good job once again @Vidocq_CCFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:11:12 +0000
Vidocq_CC@Barnesy_ Thank Gavin! He gave all the answers! :) #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:11:44 +0000
GavWard@Barnesy_ Thank you and thank you @Vidocq_CC for inviting me to tweet at today's #cclivechat. Have to head off very soon...Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:11:55 +0000
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC @GavWard Thanks for an interesting chat Gavin. Many areas to research have been identified! Have a good weekend :-) #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:12:04 +0000
GlasgowOsteo@GavWard Be interesting to see how services like twylah.com impact on googles search of twitter.#cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:12:14 +0000
Vidocq_CCGavin, thanks again and I hope you can come back in a few weeks to explore blogging some more. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:12:29 +0000
GlasgowOsteothanks #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:12:41 +0000
Vidocq_CCHave a great weekend, everyone! Recap later on DCC! Schedule with all themed chats is on DCC's homepage. #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:13:12 +0000
GavWard@LilacLounge Thanks Sue. Hope you have a good weekend. cc @Vidocq_CC #cclivechat #ffFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:13:41 +0000
Vidocq_CCFeb 10's chat is with Andrew Wade re forensic arson detection and physical evidence marks. I have some burning questions for him #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:15:32 +0000
Vidocq_CCSigning off! #cclivechatFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:15:47 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC I look forward to your next #cclivechat discussions on Feb 10th with Andrew Wade re forensic evidence! http://t.co/VFKe19WYFri, 20 Jan 2012 18:16:12 +0000

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