My Favorite WordPress Plugins
AUGUST 19, 2010
For example, ask visitors from Digg to Digg your post. Site speed is now a consideration for Google’s PageRank. I’ve been using WordPress for several years now — I’m a big fan. It makes it really easy to run a blog (or website) and it keeps getting better. Here are some of my favorite WordPress plugins… (for now). Disqus Comment System. PostRank.
Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Company Blog
MARCH 24, 2011
To embrace them to their fullest: Don’t be afraid to link out: “Many business blogs get so carried away with minimizing PageRank leakage that they end up stifling their blog’s narrative potential, says Rohin Guha, a community manager at online marketing firm Blue Phoenix Media. Have an account? We ‘Heart’ It! What business objective do I want to accomplish?
Best SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010
JANUARY 26, 2011
John Pring provides timely advice on how to optimize for this search engine and differences from Google; while backlinks, pagerank and fresh content matter less to Bing, many of the same factors (keyword research and density, an XML sitemap) apply. Digg this! Ranking well in organic search results becomes more imperative every day, particularly in the B2B world. SEO Basics. Adam T.
100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog
OCTOBER 25, 2010
The list excludes sites that were, ahem, inappropriate for most blogs, had non-operational submission forms, appeared inactive, required a fee, or had a Google Pagerank of zero. Digg this! Over time, the top source of traffic for most blogs is search. The two keys to search success are great content and links. Assuming you’ve already got great content, there are many places to get links (e.g. social networking profiles, social bookmarking sites, other bloggers). But two great sources are blog directories and RSS syndication sites. charging for inclusion). Blog URL (e.g.,
The Coming Consolidation in Social Networking
JANUARY 7, 2008
Wikipedia lists more than 100 social networking sites , and Social Media Trader recently compiled an even more exhaustive list of 115 social news and bookmark sites rated by PageRank, number of inbound links and dollar value of each site. del.icio.us , Digg , Furl , Backflip ), community ( MySpace , Searchles ), networking ( LinkedIn , Facebook ), etc. social tagging sites.
High Points on the Social Media Landscape
MARCH 10, 2009
Site Alexa Rank (March 2009) Compete Traffic (February 2009) Compete 1-Year Traffic Change Google Pagerank Digg 243 33,433,760 +51.2 8 Reddit 3,777 4,908,990 +114.6% 8 StumbleUpon 832 4,418,609 +38.6% 8 Delicious 2,735 1,623,083 +2,176.8% 8 Propeller 3,340 1,164,549 -12.1% 8 Mixx 589 879,108 +341.2% 8 Furl 19,326 164,949 +10.7% 7 Searchles 39,385 67,406 +25.7% 5 Blog Tracking Sites where you can promote a blog, search blogs for specific topics, evaluate the popularity of various blogs and track selected blogs. Knol may lack Wikipedia's cachet, but it's a much friendlier place.
Best of 2007: Blog Posts on Social Media Marketing
JANUARY 18, 2008
Reasons Why Niche Social Media Outlets are Better Than Digg by AjaxNinja After noting that "Digg has an immense amount of traffic and getting landed on the front page will send a tsunami of new readers to your blog or website, but getting onto the front page is incredibly difficult. This early success with social media can have long-lasting effects on search engine rankings as well."
The Insidious Nofollow Tag: An SEO Rant
FEBRUARY 14, 2010
An alarming number of once-respectable social bookmarking sites—Digg, delicious, Mister Wong, Reddit, Mixx, Bibsonomy, Jumptags, Faves, Yahoo! It’s easy to determine if your favorite site should now become an ex-favorite, just “view source in your browser and search for rel= nofollow. If it’s there for any reason other than Pagerank sculpting (e.g. Digg this!
The Role of SEO in PR
PR Meets Marketing
JUNE 12, 2008
Google PageRank uses a scale of 1-10 to rank pages. From a social media perspective, can you tag keywords to your release or submit it to popular ranking sites, such as digg, delicious, reddit and others? . This would include Facebook, Twitter, digg, delicious, reddit and other social tagging sites. . I've been in public relations for over 10 years. If so, how many? .
Best Business Blogging Tips and Guides of 2010 (So Far), Part 1
AUGUST 5, 2010
Links are vital to SEO success, and one way to accelerate link-building for a blog is to use this helpful list of 50+ free blog diretories sorted by PageRank. Digg this! Stumped for new blog post topic ideas? Struggling to increase blog traffic? Want more comments? Higher search position? Better results from social media? Younger looking skin in just three days? Can’t help you with that last goal, but excluding that one you’ve come to the right place. 100+ SMB Blogging Ideas to Kick Start 2010 by Small Business Trends. Running low on inspiration? Muse taking a break?
Best SEO Link Building Guides, Techniques and Tools of 2010
JANUARY 5, 2011
Pointing out that “The link architecture/structure of a website is extremely important for the SEO because it affects the search engine crawling, the indexation and the PageRank distribution. Digg this! Best practices in SEO continue to evolve, particularly in the area of link building. Which tactics do the “experts believe will work best in 2011? What types of linkbait are most effective at attracting natural links? Where can you find non-obvious link sources to pursue? How much is a link worth? How can you optimize the internal link structure of a website?
SEO Rant: The Insidious Nofollow Tag
OCTOBER 15, 2009
don't want anyone to think we're together." An alarming number of once-respectable social bookmarking sites—Digg, delicious, Mister Wong, Reddit, Mixx, Bibsonomy, Jumptags, Faves, Yahoo! I'm normally a positive, upbeat kind of guy, and as someone who's been writing professionally since the days of disco, rarely at a loss for words. Buzz, Simpy—have now instituted dastardly nofollow tags.
Book Review: Website Optimization
JANUARY 23, 2009
Buzz , Digg and Photo.net. "A link from one of these high Pagerank sites drives a lot of traffic and is worth hundreds of links from lesser sites." For example: He recommends using the nofollow tag to concentrate your Pagerank, though that reprensible bit of HTML should be banned. King's book makes it possible for any business to improve its online performance. Very Sun Tzu."
Best of 2009: SEO Tips, Part 1
JANUARY 10, 2010
The brilliant—and entertaining—David Harry provides an exhaustive list of the primary and secondary factors affecting search engine rank, from link-related factors (link text, relevance, PageRank) and header data through trust-related factors (domain history, outbound links) and “dampening factors (poor coding, duplicate content and URL issues). Q&A: A Few Things You Need to Know About Keyword Usage by Search Engine Guide. My only quibble would be with his advice to use the nofollow attribute for PageRank sculpting; the nofollow tag is insidious and the value questionable.
4 Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JUNE 27, 2008
PageRank. Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader. Written by: J. Phil on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 Posted to: RSS/Atom , Reader One comment, add yours! Google Reader is a very popular online tool for reading RSS feeds. As a result, the number of ways to get a new feed in to Google Reader has multiplied. In this article we will take a look at a few easy ways to subscribe to a new RSS feed. Use the Add Subscription Button. This is actually two buttons in one. bundlesâ?? Caleb.
5 Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JUNE 27, 2008
PageRank. Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader. Written by: Abhijeet Mukherjee on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 Posted to: Reader 6 comments, add yours! There are no doubts about the fact that Google Reader is the best browser based RSS reader available. It has some excellent features and helps you to easily deal with a large number of RSS feeds. Today I decided to mention few productivity tips for this app, which will help you manage your RSS feeds better. Use the List View. Tools.
Best of 2008 (So Far) - Cool Web Tools, Part 2
NOVEMBER 10, 2008
dnScoop is a domain check and website valuation tool that estimates the value of an established website or a domain name using several different criteria including the number of inbound links; the popularity, age and Pagerank of the domain; website traffic; and other factors. Here are more of the most useful business, social media and web marketing tools of 2008.
Best of 2008: SEO Link Building
MARCH 2, 2009
How To Actually Get Links From Your Linkbait by SEOmoz This post offers three strategies for getting links from your content even when it doesn't make the first page of Digg. First off is submitting the link to niche social media sites, and to help the author provides links to lists of quality social media sites, social media sites with Pagerank, and niche sites. Jeff Quipp.