A couple of weeks ago, Kelsey Lehnertz and Zen Media helped me and Powered by Search out with an awesome, practical post on which 3 tools SEO experts would use if they couldn’t use any other tool. Out of that one project this one flourished: SEO Poetry!
I pitched a couple of extremely excited friends and partners from other companies in the niche: Could you pretty please write me a Haiku or a Limerick about SEO?
Though I was excited about the idea (compliments of one of my colleagues, Marc Nashaat, thanks Marc!) I still hadn’t expected the great result. It was fun seeing the poems come in or who the poem-writing was delegated to and imagining how that process went; Hey, Powered by Search wants a Haiku! Who’s our company poet?
Laura Atkins bullied Steve Atkins into writing theirs; James Agate immediately went to Anthony Pensabene. Kelsey says she wrote Zen Media’s limerick but it’s too good not to have had editors!
And because of this excitement, before I let you get into reading through some awesome poetry from the likes of Mashable, Yoast and even our own Powered by Search’s poetry division, I pose to you, the reader, a challenge. I want to see your Haikus under the Twitter tag #SEOPoetry, and your Limericks on Google+ under #SEOPoetry as well!
Again I want to thank Kelsey Lehnertz and Zen Media for letting Powered by Search and I abuse the Zen of their website for this article. I especially want to thank all of the wonderful, creative people who sent me poetry knowing that I was going to expose it to the
cold, uncaring warm hearts of all of you readers.
Without further ado, some poetry!
Tamar Weinberg, Mashable
SEO is a great little tool You can get found online - it's cool. Once you are ranked You money is banked And your competitors will come out being fools.
Jeremy Rivera, Raven Tools
Get On Google Plus Shares, and Plusses impact SERPs Not just for Geeks now
Thijs De Valk, Yoast
Ranking in Google is what you want Your website number 1 just to flaunt More traffic from search Do you feel the urge To be out of stock from demand
Kelsey Lehnertz, Zen Media
Authority inspires SEOs to stand tall. Google spiders yearning to seamlessly crawl. Persistence, though valuable, may cause fatigue. Staying true to relevancy and human intrigue. Alas, quality link building - Let's throw a ball!
Alessio Madeyski, alessiomadeyski.com
SEO is not dead SEOs are alive and well Complain less and do more Use some magic and be strong.
Matthew Gratt, BuzzStream
Google is Fickle But I am like a ninja Search dominance soon
Tadeusz Szewczyk, OnReact
when building links remember the foundation are people
Viktar Khamianok, Link-Assistant
A man from the island of Cryse Could not pay the AdWords price He tried SEO And his pizza - whoo-ho - Now sells at 10 dollars per slice
Alexandra Shkalikova, WebMeUp
Don't cover your backs With one anchor - Penguin pecks Google birds are angry
Marc Nashaat, Powered by Search
Below the fold Away from eyes if this is you it's your demise
Steve Atkins, Word to the Wise
This SEO bard, rhapsodist Jongleur, composer, lyricist Author, versifier, Writer and rimer Also a poet. That's the gist.
Ian Lurie, Portent
A CEO named Frank was sad, Profits were down and sales were bad. The web site in wilderness languished, The marketing team was anguished. They needed a boost RIGHT NOW, Or they were headed for a big boardroom row. "SEO!" said one brilliant woman, And soon the business was boomin'. Their widgets they sold left and right, Their ROI was flat outta sight! So remember, everyone, don't panic. Keep an eye on your traffic organic. On visibility and relevance focus, You'll see SEO ain't hocus pocus.
Anthony Pensabene, Skyrocket SEO
There was a young man from England who dreamed of good link intention. He invoked his insight with posts epicly tight. Now, clients' sites optimized right.
I hope you’re inspired! Remember to add your own SEO Haikus on Twitter and Limericks on Google+ under the hashtag #SEOPoetry!
About the Author: I go by Troy “Fawkes” Boileau and I’m a SEO & Inbound Marketing Consultant at Powered by Search, a successful and quickly growing Toronto SEO agency. I enjoy meeting new people, content marketing and working on exciting projects. I would love to hear from you if you have any other fun ideas!