Last night I checked the Surchur web site for currently-active keywords. For once there was an "actionable" keyword, rather than celebrity names and sports heroes.

To take advantage of this rare opportunity, I spent the night writing "Is Demand for Scarce Crude Oil the Only Cause of High Gas Prices?" for Suite 101.

"Deepwater Horizon Offshore Oil Derrick Aflame" by EPI2oh
This striking image is just one of five I found to illustrate different facets of my article.

As demand for crude oil rises, will the cost of gasoline increase too? What else influences gas prices? Is there anything consumers could possibly do to reduce gas costs? Is OPEC so completely in control of crude oil prices that they can set the price of gas autonomously?

As always, I also promoted this article in my DeHaan Services blog, although "Linking Gas Prices and Crude Oil Prices" adds little to what you have read here and should read at Suite 101.

Bonus Preview Image

"Dorset, United Kingdom via" by Mike DeHaan
While writing an article for Environmental Graffiti today, I decided that it needed a map.

The good people at OpenStreetMap permit their software to be used, with Creative Commons license "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0".

I also needed to test a link to "Ladybird Spider (Eresus cinnaberinus)"

Writing Tips for Keywords

Today's writing tips all relate to key words.

Regularly check for the hot trends in key words.

After finding one you like, come up with synonyms and related phrases: probably they will either be good for searches or for advertising.

Research your subject and write your article. Find ways to use the keywords in the title, sub-headings, image captions, and especially in the text.

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