iReport boot camp: Getting your story seen
Take a picture of your refrigerator and then write a search-friendly headline and description.
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This week's lesson focuses on search engine optimization, or SEO. It may not sound as exciting as photography, interviewing or video, but …
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iReport boot camp: Getting your story seen

This week's lesson focuses on search engine optimization, or SEO. It may not sound as exciting as photography, interviewing or video, but if you do it right, it can help your stories get more page views. CNN.com SEO Coordinator Topher Kohan has some tips for making your stories easier to find on Google, Bing, Yahoo! and other search engines.

 

These SEO tips work on pretty much any story, so we decided to try something fun. Here's your challenge: Take a photo of all the magnets, drawings, notes and other decorations stuck on your refrigerator and then tell us what your fridge says about you. If you don't have anything on your fridge, find someone who does. Keep Topher's tips in mind when you're writing your headline and description.

 

This assignment is now closed. Topher will review the iReports and give suggestions for making your stories more search-friendly at our during our community roundtable on Thursday, September 16th at 3:30 p.m. ET.

 

 

Note: This assignment is part of iReport boot camp, an eight-week project designed for iReporters to improve their journalism skills and get feedback from CNN experts. Find out more and take part here.

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