They are split by geography, as the titles make obvious. "Choose a 2012 Remembrance Day Ceremony in Toronto" shines its spotlight on the big city, but "Parades or Ceremonies for Remembrance Day 2012 in the GTA" looks at three different municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area.
My articles also explain a bit about Remembrance Day itself.
Promoting my 2012 Remembrance Day Articles
One Commemorative Writing Tip for Remembrance Day 2012
My writing tip explains why I ventured into the GTA, when there was more than enough material just in Toronto.
Something else had reminded me to check my Alexa statistics last week. I was surprised to see that "in [town]" was rated as an important keyword, since the [town] was not "Toronto".
Yes, I had indeed mentioned that city before.
Standard SEO ("Search Engine Optimization") and AdSense (Google advertising) wisdom recommend using "long tail keywords" to drive readers and advertisers.
So I made the decision to use that type of keyword in at least the one article. I'd already researched the Toronto events, and decided that covering more would be fairly straightforward. It was not, partly because the various GTA municipalities have different sources than those I usually find for annual events in Toronto.
Nonetheless. I found enough material to make a decent, if small and far from comprehensive, article.
Here's a bonus writing tip. Although a long-tail keyword like "in [town]" has benefits, it also limits the likely audience. If you write an article using "in New York" as a keyword, you have a potential readership of millions of local residents and other millions of onlookers...and hordes of competitors.
If you use "in [town]", both the readership and competition are drastically reduced.
You can aim to be a big fish in the ocean, or a goldfish in a small aquarium. Either way you have the chance for a meal (of readers), or to be swallowed by a larger predator.
Regardless, thanks for reading my "Remembrance Day 2012" articles.