Yankee legend Mickey Mantle worded it this way: “It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.” - Mickey Mantle
Starbucks legend Joi words it this way: “Holy cats. I didn’t know what I thought I knew.“
Funny, isn’t it? You can do something for what seems like your whole life and then suddenly realize that you didn’t know quite as much as you thought you did. It happened to me recently and I’m still reeling. You might think this would be a distressing, sickening feeling but, truth be told, I’m completely invigorated and excited.
Knowledge does that to me. Especially when it comes bearing fruit such as new horizons, fresh opportunities, and unlimited possibilities.
As you know, I’ve been working online for well over 12 years. Currently, I have 14 blogs and websites. When it comes to traffic, generating income, and so on – the majority of them do quite well. They’re like kids. Some are over-achievers, some are under achievers, and some are so quiet, I forget they’re even in the room.
Since I work from home, I”m allowed the luxury of researching seo (search engine optimization), themes, plugins, and so forth. I know (and use) the best themes online and work hard to stay on top of the best plugins, optimization practices, and so on. Quite honestly, I thought I was sitting on a seriously impressive amount of information and skill. Then…..
“Holy cats! I didn’t know what I thought I knew.“
I recently installed the Scribe SEO Copywriting Made Simple plugin on a few of my blogs and have been overjoyed with what I’ve seen so far. I want, not only to make my future posts and articles as SEO-friendly as possible, but to go back to older posts and perk them up as well. You know, the early posts of a blog when you didn’t even know what SEO or Meta Descriptions were. These old posts can still get traffic and they still have a lot to offer – but they’ll never reach their potential if no one knows they’re there.
Originally, I was going to use Scribe SEO for a few weeks, or even a month, and see if the results were impressive enough to recommend to my readers. As you know if you read Self Help Daily regularly, I absolutely, positively am not in the hait of recommending very many products or services. One of the reasons for this is that when I do – I want you to know I flat out mean business. It’s also a personal thing, I hate, loathe, and despise any newsletter or blog that sees me as nothing but a dollar tree with nothing but bracelets and money on its branches. If a product, tool, theme, or service convinces me that it could help some of the people I value the most (my readers) – I’ll share it with them. But I hold these things under a magnifying glass for quite a while first.
The problem with this original “wait and see” plan was that I fell in love with Scribe on the first date. Indeed, it was love at first site.
From Scribe SEO.com
In the old days, a scribe was a writer entrusted to record the most valuable and important information for kings, nobles, and cities.
These days, Scribe™ helps writers create content that gets found online, and that’s become as valued and important as any old scroll or parchment.
Scribe is an SEO software service for WordPress that analyzes the content of web pages, blog posts, online press releases, you name it… at the click of a button
Scribe is as easy to use as pouring a cup of coffee. After installing and activating (easy, easy, easy), you simply write your post, article, or page as you normally would. The Scribe Content Optimizer shows up on the right with the other WP-Admin widgets (Post Tags, Categories…). When you think you’re finished, click the button that says Analyze. In a few seconds, Scribe lets you know what you’ve done well and what you could improve upon.
Before installing Scribe, I knew it was going to be fantastic. Brian Clark (Copyblogger) is behind it and he would never put his name on anything that wasn’t 100 percent golden. Because of this, he has a reputation online that few attain and all desire. However, over the years I’ve seen a lot of tools and services come around the bend. Most of the time, you get either what you expected or less than you expected. This is one of the few times when I got far more than I expected.
What Scribe Can Do For You
Okay, let’s get down to the heart of the matter. I know a lot of my readers are bloggers. I know a lot of you are very talented and successful authors with blogs and websites of your own. I also have quite a few publicist friends who follow Self Help Daily. While all of you are, no doubt, happy for me and my new beloved plugin, you’re no doubt wondering, “What can Scribe do for me?”
- Scribe can help you rank better in the search engines – The better you rank, the more people will find you.
- Scribe can free up the time you have to spend actively looking for visitors, buyers, prospects, etc. This SEO tool will cause people to come to you rather than you having to go to them.
- Scribe will give you a valuable education in SEO, keywords, meta descriptions, copywriting for search engine optimization, and so on. If you desire a strong online presence and following, this education is priceless.
- You won’t have to wonder if you did “this” or “that” right – Scribe will let you know… all with the click of one button.
Scribe as Your Own Personal SEO Assistant
I work online all day. Everyday. I also am an avid cook who isn’t quite happy if she can’t spend at least a couple of hours each day cooking. Add to this a house that refuses to clean itself, cats that think it’s always the right time to play, movies that must be watched, shopping that must be done, flower and herb beds to work in, birds to watch, articles to write, daily exercise, and a host of other things that fall under the category LIFE. Because of the blissful business, I’ve often thought, “How cool would it be to have an assistant?!“ Because I’m not trained in the ways of search engine optimization, the assistant in my fantasies always was an SEO genius. And worked for free. Well, I’d give her all the coffee she could drink.
Now I have my assistant and I don’t have to share my coffee. The Scribe Content Optimizer is a virtual SEO assistant – sitting right beside you as you work, giving you advice and coaching you in the ways of SEO. What’s more, Scribe is very inexpensive. I know for a fact that it could be priced higher than it is. The opportunities that this service will open up are nothing short of outstanding.
When I first saw all that Scribe SEO entails and saw, firsthand, what it can do for my blogs/sites, I felt a little bit ill. I couldn’t help wondering where my sites would be right now if I’d been utilizing these simple techniques all along. I couldn’t help wondering how much more traffic my sites could have, how much better they’d rank in Google, how many more advertisers I could have generated, and so on.
Then it occurred to me, the game is far from over. I can create search engine friendly posts forevermore AND go back and tweak all of my older posts. After all, it’s a never-ending game. The sweet thing is Scribe just put Albert Pujols in my starting line up.
I strongly urge you to go immediately to Scribe SEO Copywriting Made Simple and give yourself the edge you need – not just to compete in the competitive world of blogging – but to win. (This link is an affiliate link – but I had this post written and published BEFORE the affiliate program was even in place.)
EDIT: I’ve had mad success with optimizing old posts as well as new posts thanks to the Scribe SEO plugin. You know my “Save the World” complex? It’s so kicking in – I wish I could put the Scribe SEO plugin in everyone’s arsenal. Like I said at the first, I didn’t know what I thought I knew. Holy Cats.