Today, one of my SEO fellows asked me, how she can start to write a blog post? What topic to choose? So, here it is for you sweetie!
Ok, so now you are all set. You have created a blog and leaning back at the chair just thinking what to write about! Aaah!!! This is the biggest thing that happens with each one of us and that’s why many people refrain from writing. This, in blogosphere, is known as ‘the writer’s block’. Overcoming writer’s block is not difficult. You don’t just have to think. Spare some time from your busy schedule and start writing. Start jotting down whatever comes to your mind. You read an article in newspaper today and want to convey your thoughts on it… write it down! Read more »
Last night I attended the webinar by Chris Baggott, CEO/CoFounder of Compendium Blogware. He has been honored as one of the ’100 most influential marketers of 2008′. Compendium Blogware offers a solution for corporate blogging. Can you imagine the importance of organizational blogging? If done correctly and with a little caution, corporate blog can prove to be a turning point in your marketing efforts. It can convert the eyeballs into potential customers. Online presence of a company not only helps in attracting more customers, but it also ensures its presence for more generations to come.
Today, on 31st December, Google has started PageRank update. PageRank is a measure of quality and quantity of links of a page. It identifies the authority of a website. There are around 200 factors which are considered to measure it. These factors include incoming and outgoing links, web page content, W3C validation, CSS validation, traffic received, age of the website, and lots more.
With the growing computerization, blogosphere has shown a tremendous increase in the recent years. While people used professionally tailored websites to increase the online presence of their business only, now they are using various blogging and social networking platforms to socialize and express their interests and personality too. With this advancement, the originators of blogging platforms are also giving full support by making their CMSs more user-friendly to cater to the needs of people.
If you go to the bottom of each post, you will see a cool new widget. This is called SocialTwist ‘Tell-A-Friend’ widget. It enables your readers or employees of a company to collaborate with each other.
SocialTwist allows you to send your favorite post to your friends without moving away from the site. It provides ‘Tell-A-Friend’ script which can be used across various services like email, social networking/bookmarking sites, IM and other CMS/ blogs. Also, you don’t have to remember the email addresses as the widget shows your contact list from the respective email or social network.
Blogs offer users the ability to interact with the author. This is the main reason why blogs are becoming so popular these days. However, most of the blog owners don’t give much attention to the usability and design of the comment section. People find it easy to scroll through comments, if the commenter’s details are separated from the actual comment. Some people like to have a quick glance on the comments to have an idea of discussion going on. So, if the commenter’s details are kept separated from comments, it becomes easy for them to read comments quickly.
I have seen the fact that some people complain about the less amount of comments they receive. I believe that if you put much thought and effort towards making your comment section attractive and easy to use like rest of the blog, you will be surprised at the amount of traffic you receive.