I can hear that old train whistle blowing. It could be a long ride to nowhere.
I remember when I opened my very first Etsy shop back in the Stone Age. Etsy was a newbie and so was I. I was so happy to take my terrible photos and list my sweet little handmade items. A few people found me and made some purchases and then I decided to open another shop to sell vintage and antiques. My photos were a little better (not much) and I was off and
Life was good. I was a budding entrepreneur. Then everyone and their aunt found Etsy and a million other vintage shops opened. Okay, I could deal with that. After all, I found social media. Twitter was my best friend. I got over 5000 followers, promoted all my listings, and for a while business stayed pretty good. But, Etsy kept growing. So much so that they have now gone public. They let a few people buy stock and they are talking SEO.
The spinning head got worse. I was beginning to think I might need some medical attention. However, I am not sure there are any medical interventions for SEO. I am just going to have to knuckle down and get the hang of it.
This morning I found this article on 30 free tools to fix your blog's (and hopefully Etsy shop's) SEO. Yes, my head is still spinning, but I am going to jump on that train and go through each tip to see what I can make of it. If that doesn't work than I am going to set up an intervention group for all of us who just can't get SEO right.
SEO is not adding to my pursuit of a simple and serene life, but understanding it may just be a necessary monster if I want to eat and have a roof over my head.
Is SEO affecting your blogging life or are you part of the I just don't give a darn group?