Archive for the 'Allergies' category

Gluten Allergy

Gluten allergy problems are on the rise. Its more in the news than its ever been, everyone is talking about it, there are more books about it.

I’m also noticing more interest in this gluten allergy article.

Key Word On The Rise

Given that my site Allergy Details is about Allergies, wouldn’t it be great if the term allergy actually ranked the site high in search results, or ranked allergy at all?
Since I started the website back in February, googling allergy did not bring up Allergy Details at all. This was true as recently as a month or two ago, I forget when I last checked.

So imagine how please I was when I discovered just the other day that the term allergy ranks at about 170 or so! True, I’m not going to get a lot of traffic sitting that far way down the list, but if I at least rank in the top 1,000 then there is hope to get onto the first page. Even getting allergy to appear on the second page would probably garner some traffic.

Today, just a week after making this discovery, I found that allergy now ranks at 98! True, this will not increase the amount of traffic in the slightest. No question about that. The point is that the term allergy is on the rise, and quickly too.

I do hope that when it finally does reach the first page of Google, that it actually does send traffic to the website. I was all excited about the term mold allergy, but now that it ranks at 9, I really don’t get much traffic from that term at all, despite Overture showing that there were over 2,000 searches for that term last January. What does this mean? I have not idea. Maybe the description in Google doesn’t grab anyone. Perhaps not the best description around, but I’d still expect some traffic. Strange!

Allergies, Emotions, and the Dysfunctional Family

I’ve just finished publishing a couple of articles on the Allergy site about Allergies and Mood, and Allergies and the Dysfunctional Family.

The two are actually related, I realized, after reading a section in the book Free To Fly.

First of all, allergies can affect your mood - no question about it. I did a survey on Allergy Details about allergies and mood, and found that most respondents did notice a correlation between allergy symptoms and mood. This comes as no surprise to me.

The part that never occurred to me was the link between allergies and dysfunctional families. It sure makes sense though. It is easy to understand that a chronically bad mood and negative outlook will affect interpersonal relationships.

Notice the rise of allergies and the rising divorce rate. Coincide or cause and effect?

Allergy Site Builds Momentum

Building an allergy information site is a great learning experience as far as SEO and expanding reach and influence goes.

I have started to see people actually refer to the allergy site. Here are some examples:

Links are also showing up in a few other places, for example:

Just to name a few. There are others I seem to have lost track of …

Advanced Wellness Solutions liked one of the Allergy Details articles so much (about allergies and fatigue), Kathy quoted most of one of my articles, which is very nice to see, as they had the courtesy to link to Allergy Details not once, but three times. I’m all for being quoted in context, with attribution - that’s what makes the web go ’round!

The point is, the site is growing in the world out there, which is great to see. Further evidence: the daily traffic to the site is growing too!

Mold and Allergies

Mold can cause major health problems for everyone, and especially allergy sufferers. Worse if you are an allergy sufferer who is allergic to mold! That is why Allergy Details is starting a whole new section on mold.

Mold is a problem for both food allergies and for indoor air quality. This is a huge subject and I am only just getting started on it.

Mean while, the section on yeast allergies is getting quite a bit of traffic. It probably needs more information, but at least it is a start.