SEO Haiku

Written on February 7, 2007 – 1:55 pm | by Shell Harris |

Update: I was really hoping to get some more suggestions. Submit your SEO Haiku and I’ll post here.

While eating lunch today I decided to enrich my soul instead of my mind. Rather than research and read about SEO techniques, what Google is doing or test some SEO strategies, instead I decided to read Haikus.

I had taken some literature classes at my university, VCU, and liked the simplicity of the Haiku. Yet, if done correctly, they also held deeper meaning, at least to the author. So I’ve attempted to combine the haiku with SEO and create an SEO Haiku. Much thanks to for giving me a refresher course on the art of Haiku writing techniques. I found some good Haiku examples as well. Here are my first attempts at merging these two art forms. Yes, SEO is an art form. ;-)

Enter keyword search
View top five results, maybe
Search begins anew

Miserable George
Googlebombing defeated
Do links make the man?

Search engine shows way
Clicking now to search result
Back and search again

Ranking number one
Many visitors view site
No conversion…help!

I used the 5-7-5 rule of syllables, as I like the restriction. If you would like to submit your own I would be happy to post and share your haikus or submit them as a comment.

It was a nice distraction.

Shell Harris co-founded Big Oak on January 1, 2004. In a previous career he was a print & web designer and often developed the sites he designed before focusing on his current passion for search engine optimization and Internet marketing. He is an avid researcher, SEO specialist, company mouthpiece and is always looking for the next big thing in Internet Marketing.

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  1. 11 Responses to “SEO Haiku”

  2. By Big Fan on Feb 7, 2007 | Reply

    If art and science are a spectrum, then I agree that SEO leans to the art side. Nice haiku execution.

  3. By John Alexander on Mar 2, 2007 | Reply

    My Haiku contribution

    Land of Topher grows.
    Proud father smiles to the East.
    Old man’s web is spun.

  4. By Wit on Apr 2, 2007 | Reply

    ’bout “Domainhunter”
    He is a forum spammer
    So please ignore him.

  5. By Aston on May 10, 2007 | Reply

    Ranking well for my
    targeted keywords makes me
    a happy webmaster.

    My heart is filled with
    springtime and kittens and joy
    for Google shows me love.

    Hey what’s going on?
    My site has dropped from page one
    to page twelve. Oh noes!!

    My heart fills with pain.
    I’m sad. Nobody loves me.
    Why, O Great Goog, why??

  6. By Luna Love on Jun 15, 2007 | Reply

    Teaching SEO, this blog is.
    Learning, I am.
    Done, my comment is.

  7. By Bob Gladstein on Aug 19, 2007 | Reply

    Why should I ask Ask?
    Their search results are gorgeous
    But new pages? Nope.

    O, green PageRank bar
    You tell me all that you know
    You don’t know so much

  8. By fantomaster on Aug 20, 2007 | Reply

    links are slowly built
    rankings blossom up with time
    but where is traffic?

  9. By Sandra Niehaus on Aug 20, 2007 | Reply

    Great idea! here are a couple for you:

    Only those who speak
    The words of machines will be seen -
    Conform or be lost.
    What we find accretes -
    Souls enriched or hardened by

  10. By John Alexander on Aug 27, 2007 | Reply

    Yellow speeds to light
    Search engine merges new lands
    Topher grins, and drives…

    Had to revisit the Haiku…thanks…John

  11. By Xurxo Vidal on May 28, 2009 | Reply

    PPC is easy
    Buy keywords, traffic pours in
    No sales. Damnit!

    Google gets it
    Yahoo doesn’t
    Will they ever?

    Google is clean
    Yahoo is complex
    MSN, Live, Bing, WTF?

    Exact match is da bomb
    Double meanings kill
    Negatives don’t work!

    I rank #1
    Is that good traffic?
    I don’t know

    What’s twitter for?
    To waste time
    Walk your dog today?

    What’s twitter for?
    To meet new people
    New client, new contract!

    140 characters!
    I got more to say
    Ok abbreviate

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