All I Really Need To Know…

I saw a nice post this morning which I thought I’d share with all of our Add People friends: On Kindergarten & SEO.

The title, of course refers to Robert Fulghum’s All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. In this essay, Fulghum lists lessons normally learned in American kindergarten classrooms and explains how the world would be improved if adults adhered to the same basic rules as children, i.e. sharing, being kind to one another, cleaning up after themselves, and living “a balanced life” of work, play, and learning. Sharing with others, being fair…words of wisdom that can be applied to any human interaction, including the web, and search optimisation.

The above post is worth reading for anyone who is interested in search optimisation or online marketing. One of my favourite sections was:

“Put Things Back Where You Found Them

Organization is essential to SEO. Having the right tool for the right job at the right time can make all the difference in the world when it comes to building a successful search engine strategy…And it’s consistent with clean up your own mess, another tenet of search engine optimization and Web site development.

Some times the simplest rules, the first rules that you learn as a child, can help to bring you back to basics as an adult. We should all remember simple rules like “don’t tell lies” (honesty and transparency in corporate communications), “play fair” (treat your customers as you would like to be treated as a customer yourself), and “eat your vegetables” (don’t put off the hard things, or the unpleasant things – all that work will pay off in the future).

And listen to your Mom.  🙂