As bloggers, what do we want? Well, we want traffic and readership. We want readers to engage in conversation through commenting. And we want links back to our blogs. When I began blogging, I knew commenting on other blogs was important. My comments created interest in my blog, which led to … Read more about The Single, Most Profound Way To Thank Your Commenters
Finally, I've removed 'nofollow' from comments. As a blogger, or website owner in general, you want links coming back to your site/blog. Links to your site is one of the major ways to increase your Google ranking. That's why in the blogosphere, link love is high currency. If you knew that, then … Read more about Hey Google, Follow Me: Giving More Link Love
Comment spam. Don't you love it? I've been officially blogging since January 8th and I've already collected and deleted more than 600 spam comments. In the same amount of time I've recorded more than 200 legitimate comments Akismet (thank you to all of you, by the way). If it wasn't for , I can't … Read more about I've Been Saved…from Comment Spam
A couple of weeks ago I launched a new site for Dr. Travis Elliott. From our initial consultation, Dr Elliott saw the benefit of having a blog. Yet, he also needed a 'static' website to give information about his services and classes. Most importantly, he wanted to easily manage his content for both … Read more about Site Launch: Dr Travis Elliott
Error pages. We've all seen them (usually when we're looking for something we really want). Sometimes they help us. Sometimes not. But most often, they're dead ends - telling us little more than 'page not found' and leading us no further. Why? It's so easy today to create custom error pages. Why … Read more about Creating Better Error Pages.
I like Google. And I want every single page of content on my site in Google's search database. Likely, you do too. Now we could each wait for Google's bots to crawl our sites and find our content - both old and new. Or, we could force the issue a little bit by taking advantage of a Google's … Read more about Show Google Every Page of Your Blog
Here's a pretty good video done by Jack Humphrey at The Friday Traffic Report. I found this video on YouTube. Check it out. If you don't know what trackbacks are, how to create them and what marketing advantages they provide, Jack does a pretty good job with this … Read more about Video Tutorial: Trackbacking with WordPress