Hi! I recently joined a Meetup group in my area and they offered a "class" on Facebook and blogging (WordPress). It was a lot to take in for a short amount of time.
How imperative is it to use keywords in your blogs? Is it necessary to use all widgets and plugins (someone mentioned these)? The gal running the class said that she "just blogs" and doesn't worry about all the "bells and whistles" that can be used with a WordPress blog. She doesn't really focus on keywords, but uses some keywords. She told us that her blog receives steady traffic even though she just started the blog. By the way, she's not in travel -- she's in real estate.
I thought you want to use keywords. The gal stressed the need for content (good) on your site. She told us that Google would like to see "100 pages" on your site in order to give you a good ranking. Oh, and she incorporates a YouTube video on her blog -- she records while she's driving and then she adds the text later. I don't think that's a safe way to do a video, but that's just me.
Any thoughts on all of this. I read this forum and do my best to participate, but now I think I'm more confused.