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Writing Life Workshop: Miral Sattar, Why Writers Need to Learn About SEO and Getting Found on Google (October 29 session)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | advance registration required

The higher your search ranking, the more likely your website will be found. If your objective is to drive traffic to your site so you can sell more books, you’ll need to understand Search Engine Optimization - SEO. In the first session of this two-part workshop, Miral Sattar, will show you best practices for optimizing your web pages and getting the best results from searches on Google and Amazon so writers can get found, read, and followed.

Miral Sattar runs author SEO training series on LearnSelfPublishingFast.com. Over 500 students have taken her tech training courses designed for writers and authors. Ms. Sattar has worked in the media industry for 15 years, most recently at Time magazine, where she developed and implemented the digital SEO strategy that enabled Time to be one of the highest-traffic sites in the industry. Miral has lectured at Yale, NYU, CUNY, Pace, and other universities across America and helped numerous authors market their books. She and her writing have been featured in Time, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the New York Daily News, among other media publications. She holds a Master's in Publishing (Digital + Print Media) from NYU and a bachelor's degree from Columbia University in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The Writing Life events in 2019 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.