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Hello, everyone …

A quick note to you all to bring up something that I am finding out and would like to share.

Weirdly, and surprisingly perhaps, Google has changed its search algorithms and while a lot of it is fairly technical to explain, suffice to say I feel it necessary to put this into place:

No more images that are not original content, please.  Meaning your own work.

We all wish to be found by Google, yes?

I know there are darling images that sometimes illuminate the spirit of a poem or piece of work but if we do not hold the copyright for them I do not want to use them unless they are sourced, and Google is getting really funky about how we link to other sites …

SO with that in mind, I think it is just much simpler that for clarity’s sake, we simply do not use anyone else’s work.

The spirit of 20 Lines is about original content, and while I have never made many rules, I do feel compelled to make this one now.

Please write to me directly with any questions/thoughts/comments or ideas.  My door is always open.

Love,

Melissa


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Google Knows I’m God’s Worst Child

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I just love WordPress‘s dashboard. It is fun to see the little map light up with color, or to see how many times someone looks up my gravatar. I love the breakdown of which of my many bizarre stories people have continually looked up…they are never the ones I think were my best! But best of all, is the search terms that people typed into Bing or Google that led them to my site. I have wonderful ones.

Without doubt, Disclaimer: I’m God’s Worst Child Ever is my popular article of all time. So, approximately 180 people have typed in “God’s worst child” and they’ve been directed to me. Out of curiosity, I’ve been asking random friends to type that in and see what comes up. Guess what! My article..no wonder it is doing well. My son typed the phrase in to Google Images, and my picture pulls up. I guess I’m seriously God’s Worst Child!!

Number two article is trailing behind the first one at 169 searches, and it is How My Own Brain Humiliated Me. The phrase internet explorers keep using to find this one, you ask?

Three boobs. :-)

I typed that one in, and thankfully, while it pulls up my article, I’m not number one, nor does my picture pull up under Google Images. I can live with being God’s Worst Child, but if everyone who has never seen me thinks I have Three Boobs, I’ll just die…

– Bird

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