Blogger & Tumblr
In the past I have shared what is the difference between a paid host and a free host. I always recommend using a paid web host for your online ventures. But there is no one size fits all approach in web publishing. So in this article I will be talking about 2 of the awesome web hosts around the internet, Tumblr and Blogger.
Now you must be thinking, isn’t these 2 platforms solely for blogs? Yes they are, but you can extend them to a semi-professional level. The best part is, both of these platforms are FREE forever.
Blogger (Blogspot) is owned by Google & Tumblr is recently acquired by Yahoo!
Since these 2 services are owned by these giants, there is a big chance that these 2 platforms will stay there forever (unless the parent company wishes to discontinue the service)
Now let us see why I think Tumblr and Blogger are the best web hosts for blogs, Click to Read the Full Article →
Self hosted wordpress blogs are the easy targets for spammers dropping link bombs and spam comments. Now if you are blogging for a while with wordpress you will know what I am talking about.
A SPAM is like a junk mail that has no value. Mainly people spam forums and blog comments to get a link back (free publicity) to their site of interest.
Sometimes people hire low quality link builders and they drop irrelevant comments. Now we expect that the internet should be a clean place but it is not. Without knowing how to deal and prevent spam comments you will be making your blog look bad in the eyes of your readers.
Here is an example of a spam comment,
Mainly spam comments/discussions are,
- Irrelevant, not related with your topic
- Don’t know the author/blog/article topic
- Overly thankful/generic (Nice post!)
- Don’t have a custom avatar
- Has links/keyword in their name
- Repetitive/drops lots of comments within short period of time
- Related to Viagra/Insurance/Credit Cards/Loans/Casino
- And the list goes on…
Now if you do not take a stand, you will be losing your credibility. And most of all spam comments will give you a hard time trying to get rid of them.
Here I will outline the tips that will save you time dealing with comment spam, Click to Read the Full Article →
Hey wake up! It’s the new interweb. If you really really want to stand out then you have to be quick. Trust me, people don’t want to be waited. They have hundreds of other websites they can switch to, so why they want to stick to your blog?
Speed matters! Over the years internet speed has been increased but sad enough the attention span of an average user has been decreased. So how will you make sure you will capture that first time visitor? You have to optimize your website so that it will load faster.
Now why do I need to speed up my blog?
#1 Not all of your blog visitors have a fast internet connection. Some people are even using a shared wifi connection.
#2 People are using the net on a cell phone or a tablet and they don’t have much time or data to use. Some people are even browsing from a small laptop that just doesn’t take the load.
#3 People just don’t want to wait when it comes to a new website or blog. They have tens of other options available on the internet at any given moment.
So let’s see how you can speed up your blog/website the right way, Click to Read the Full Article →
People need to know that you have a blog and they should be able to find you. In the early days of blogging where your blog is like a desert, no one is really visiting your site, you need to submit your site to top directories.
Now I went high and low on this matter, I spent time on over hundreds of different blog directories. Finally I have come up with just a handful of sites that you really should have your blogs listed in them.
So please do your best in having your blogs listed in these following reputable blog directories, this will help you get the word out quickly. Click to Read the Full Article →
Why are you failing to attract readers to your blog? Why are you not making any money from your blog? Why 97% of bloggers quit after one year of blogging?
This is because most bloggers are making these mistakes without even knowing they are hurting themselves. I will outline these crucial faults and help you overcome in blogging. Click to Read the Full Article →
Do you know how many people visit your blog? Do you have any idea from where they are coming, what they do and where they go?
If you don’t then you are doing a vital blogging mistake!
You need a way, a software to measure your blog visitors. You need to track it so you will know how you are doing with your blog.
And yes those fancy looking hit counters are not professional solutions when determining the success of your blog.
So, why you need to track your blog statistics?
Simply because you want to know whether your efforts in blogging are working or not? This in depth article will help you setup your own traffic analytic software and understand different key elements to track. Click to Read the Full Article →
Blogging is like building a business and unlike any other businesses, it needs some regular cash flow to keep it going. Running a blog needs more than monetary commitments. It needs time, research, technical support and most of all, your special attention.
In this article I will outline how much does it costs to run a blog. I will also share how much money I am spending to maintain this blog.
One of my blog readers Sam is starting out a new blog and since he is a complete newbie he asked me lots of questions regarding blog platform and the cost associated to blogging. I decided to address the issues on a fresh blog post. Click to Read the Full Article →