Friday, August 06, 2010

Education: Learning to Write Links that Count!

Learning to blog has been a fantastic educational experience for me. As a modern form of literature or writing, the blog is a popular media and motivating topic for students learning to write. Public self expression is a very motivating writing prompt that has kicked many students into caring about what they say. Reluctant writers are not born—they’re made. Instead of assuming your child doesn’t like to write, try a little motivation in the form of a good writing prompt. An interesting question that is much discussed is whether writers can be made or not.  My answer is that anyone can be taught the mechanics of good writing. It starts with a language rich environment no later than the preschool educational years.  The preschool curriculum should primarily be a life style, it's too early for formal education but still, you should make an effort to speak with real sentences and rich vocabulary.  Books should be a constant companion.

The preschool years are educationally the most important years of children’s lives. Research demonstrates that in the first three years of life, participating in a lively language-rich environment with plenty of adult interaction and attention are vital to building foundation skills. From ages three to five, the stimulation should start to include some activities focused on building specific skills in language, math and fine muscle control. These are the primary areas where an online preschool program can contribute to children’s development.  

The homeschool community is beginning to think more about literature in terms of how they are portrayed. The first directory of homeschool literature has now appeared on the web.

This post builds on the materials convered in link mechanics.



The above is an example of a very nice SEO effort.



  1. Each link is to a different website. This avoids the decreasing value of each link. When placing ads or writing articles, avoid wasting links by multiple links to the same website. If you must link several times to the same website:
    1. Put the most important link first
    2. link to different pages each time.
  2. The paragraph includes many keyphrases important to the sites that are linked to. Even the page title (article title) works in terms such as education, learning, and to write which build the perceived relevance of this post to the target sites.
  3. Deep linking. A number of the posts link to content deep in the site. The anchor text is relevant to the targetted page.
  4. Try to quote a bit from the page that you are targetting. This saves a lot of writing time and it appears to be a more natural citation.
  5. Title tags could be added to each of these links.
  6. Efficiency, speed, and effectiveness are important. This lesson both teaches and, at the same time, I squeeze a little juice out of it. This is the standard of effectiveness that we strive towards. Getting the most impact for the least effort.


1 comment:

Danny said...

Excellent article, it’s pleasure to read your blog ?I don't really understand what makes a firm claim that they're the best seo company Didn't search engine optimization use to be just a smattering of keywords spread out within loosely interrelated text? I suppose not, since for example I was looking at, and it described their own special strategy, which made me think of a team of people running around from website to website.

But if web trafficking simply means advertising yourself all over youtube and twitter et al, I don't understand why you'd need to pay a service to do all that for you. Does that mean there are straegies of SEO that generate faster exposure to a website than what you could do yourself? I guess I don't know much about online marketing.