You know as I’m waiting for my dinner to cook, I just looked over our company Twitter campaign and it really has been quite some journey this last 10 years. You see I’m right now doing a campaign to share more SEO information and in doing so, I’ve had to dig deep to really get 100 SEO tips.
This is a way to create an engagement campaign on Twitter. Runs for 100 days and each day you release a tip on your chosen topic. I happen to be writing about SEO. I’ve already got all 100 tips prepared and once the campaign is over it’s likely I’ll also post all 100 tips on our company blog.
Looking through them, there are some real nuggets. Classic high end SEO. I can guarantee that if you implemented all these tips into your site, you will get onto page one of Google. I don’t often guarantee SEO things because the reality is that Google and other search engines are changing their search algorithms on a daily basis now.
It used to be that they change perhaps monthly or even weekly, but these days it’s so competitive that they have to change every day.
Lately I’m making a pact with myself to write more blogs. When was the last time you made a pact with yourself? It’s surprisingly powerful when you choose the right words because you can quite often fool your unconscious mind into behaving how you want exactly.
There is such a big difference for example by using the word PACT vs. using the word PROMISE.
"I promise to write more blogs"
just doesn’t have the same gravitas as
"I will make a pact to write more blogs."
Words are powerful when you use them with volition in the right way. Just a couple of days ago I was umming and ahhing about the new videos we are producing for our new updated company site.
I was questioning whether we should put myself on front again or just hire an actor to do the presentations on the site. In this very idea and the way it was worded in my head, I questioned this for 2 days, and then it dawned on me.
I had learned this word trick back in NLP, it was called a binding statement. In fact we do this to ourselves all the time. Either or statements, this or that statements. In reality you should do both, why question which one, when both are possible.
So that ended that conundrum in my head, I decided to do both, You see the videos can easily be swapped in and out and see which ones will do best. Why do we fool ourselves with our very own language?
Some me over some love and comment on this post, what kind of ways do you trick yourself with the way you speak to yourself?