Ever since Google came out openly with its stance about advertisers and link sellers who try to manipulate Google’s PageRank algorithm, there has been a great deal of unrest in the blogosphere. You can hear angry voices coming from virtually all directions.
I really find it laughable that many of the well reputed bloggers have succumbed to the temptation of crying foul against Google. They think Google has penalized them for selling links, OK fair enough. Wait.. they also think that Google is manually penalizing their site to rank low in SERPs, and that Google has set spies to trawl through the world wide web to catch the criminals red-handed. This is where their paranoia becomes evident.
One of the most powerful tools to run online communities is the onlne discussion forums. If you are a webmaster and you are struggling to interact with your visitors, or if you sell products online and want to provide online support in a free and open environment, or if you are a gaming enthusiast and want to host a gaming community, all you need is a web-based forum software to realize your ideas.
There are a few paid forum packages you can use to run your online community, but why pay when you can get one for free? Yep, following is the list of 22 free forum software packages all equally robust, and each with its own unique features that give paid forum software a run for their money.
Do you know where you’re going with your blog? Do you have a plan or are you just making it up as you go? If you want your blog to be successful and make money, you must have a plan. If you don’t have any idea where you’re going, how will you get there? How will you know when you’ve arrived?
Every blog has good and bad, pretty and ugly, and noble and ignoble features. If a blog provides quality content, I’ll probably ignore its less wonderful aspects, but things get worse when a blogger almost completely forgets the usability of his blog and does whatever random things come to his mind.
Admittedly, what may seem annoying to me, may leave a pleasant impression on you, I believe most of you will agree with me on the following top 10 annoying mistakes some blogs make.
Anyone who has tried to get to the Digg front page knows how hard it is to do that. You need a lot of friends, influence, and need to be a top member apart from writing quality content before you can dream of meeting success on Digg.
On Digg-clones, on the other hand, it’s relatively easy to get the attention you deserve. Many niche specific Digg-style sites have emerged over the past few months where you can submit stories to be reviewed and voted by those who are interested in your content. Though, you may not get as much traffic from niche social media sites as you would from Digg, it’s worth having your content read by the like-minded people who are more likely to become your regular readers.
Below is a list of 11 most popular Digg-like sites where bloggers, designers, and web developers can submit stories (their bog posts or whatever) to promote their content.
Do you write Search Engine optimized posts? Can your posts be found by the Search Engine users searching for something you write about? You may not know the answer, and if so, you are probably not aware of the impact a good SEO strategy can have on your blog.
You probably despise the idea of writing content for the Search Engines, it may seem dishonest to you because you may think of it as disloyalty to your readers, but do you know that good SEO practices have nothing to do with the search engines? Yes, you heard me right, good SEO practices to promote your blog are aimed at search engine users not the search engines themselves.
Check out Top 21 SEO Tips For 2007 ebook for a no-nonsense SEO guide.
Wondering where your subscribers disappeared? Snoskred gives you 14 Reasons Why Readers Unsubscribe From Your Blog.
Liz shares A Recipe to Be A Conversational Dynamo.
Matthew Stibbe has compiled a great list of Ten essential reference sites for writers.
See you next week with some more link love.