I love promotion – even self-serving marketing efforts! But that doesn’t mean I’m willing to tolerate a bunch of noise on my sites, especially at the risk of losing reputation and authority among readers and search engine ranking algorithms.
I won’t hesitate to write some personal junk here, because it seems like I won’t be able to get back on topic until I get over the personal problems.
A look back on the last 100 posts and 11 months. Comparisons of the site’s revenue, traffic, and SEO statistics between now and after the first 100 posts.
Once spammers get their foot in to the door of your comment section, they will attract more of their kind and give confidence to those who think they can score a spammy link from your blog. One way to cut down on the noisy submissions is to ensure that they never show up – not even for a minute!
The FTC is making a whole lot of waves, but the ruling is symbolic and unclear. Not only will enforcement be next to impossible, but the guidelines themselves seem to ignore the realities of online marketing.
I have a hard time hating on scrapers – I usually end up thinking about how I benefit and feeling sorry for them instead.
I try to be patient with comments and even reward valuable ones, but when the line gets crossed, Akismet is there to spare myself AND other legit bloggers from the annoyance of awful comments.
Comment factors other than external links can still hurt the search engine status of your popular blog posts.
Bloggers need to keep a close eye on the comment links they allow to be published. Bad links can reflect poorly on your sites, for both surfers and search engine bots alike.
Economic and generational cycles have impacted the world of blogs significantly in the last few years, and we seem to be building walls around ourselves in an attempt to protect the remnants of a faded ecosystem.
Not only is nofollow unable to fight spam and messing up the value of links on the web, its not even conserving pagerank like most webmasters thought it was. Matt Cutts recently shocked the SEO world by announcing nofollow destroys link juice rather than conserving it and keeping it internal.
The Federal Trade Commission is talking about blogs – specifically paid posts, free incentives from product producers, and how the government fits into protecting the consumer from their own lack of research.
Everyone who writes or publishes works to the internet has to deal with content theft, scraping, and plagiarism… But is modern American intellectual property law an effective defense or an unnecessary burden?
100 posts is a great milestone, but there’s a lot of ways to measure success. Let’s take a look at the evolution of Website Building Biz and where it stands today
Blogging is often the target of jokes, derision, and scorn – but in some academic circles, blog posts can rise to the level of literary works.
Blogging is a great way for people with political opinions to reach their target audience and engage a discussion – so why are unpopular politicians blaming the technology instead of embracing it?
Feel like you’ve run out of things to blog about? Writer’s block can be a big problem for bloggers as it threatens to disrupt the flow of new posts, new links, and new traffic. Also, the subscribers of your RSS feed may get bored at seeing no new updates and free up some space in their readers.
Use these brainstorming tips to beat writer’s block and get back to the content creation this internet business requires.
The latest trends in blogging – microblogging and lifestreaming – what does it mean for your business model and marketing strategy?
Why I’m avoiding FriendFeed and promoting LifeStream.fm instead. A little bit about liveblogging from a marketing perspective and why you can’t afford to ignore the development of this newest form of social media.
It should be no surprise that blogs came to dominate internet activity and search results. In the originally popularized blog form, they were a source of link and personal networking with no rivals – and a method of interaction that was information and easy.