10 Benefits of Firing up your Blog with Feedburner

10 Benefits of Firing up your Blog with Feedburner

No doubt you would have heard of RSS (Really Simple Syndication), which is a way for interested visitors to get your new content sent to them rather than having to come to your site. If you want to make your RSS feed even more effective then using Google’s free Feedburner service is essential to your(…)

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Google Search Robots – Friend or Foe?

Have you been caught out by the Google Search Robots? Google have recently changed their search algorithm, PageRank, which helps them to rank pages on the internet. The Google search robots are sent out with specific criteria to search for and if you hit the right buttons you’ll get ranked highly. If you don’t, you’re(…)

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Resistance to blogging and social media

How strong is your resistance to blogging and social media? I wish I had a pound for every person who says that blogging and social media are a complete waste of time. There seems to be a strong resistance to blogging and social media in some people. Mind you, there was a similar resistance to(…)

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Does your blog make the grade?

So you’ve started your blog, you are getting traffic and people are engaging with you by leaving comments, tweeting about you and posting about you on social media sites. You have also begun to litter the web with your website URL so the search engines can track links back to your site. You are checking(…)

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WordPress and other blog themes

Not all blog themes are created equal! Following on from my recent post about blog themes let’s take a look at specific themes for WordPress self-hosted sites & other blogging platforms. Most of the free blog themes are pretty good, some are better than others. Be aware that they may come with some limitations. 1.(…)

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Which theme? That theme? No, this theme!

One of the first hurdles that I came across in WordPress was how to chose a theme. For WordPress.com hosted blogs this isn’t such a great problem as there are a limited amount of themes available – only about 106! I have used the following free WordPress.com themes – Titan (The Red Horse Blogs), &(…)

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Finding images for your blog

Finding images and avoiding copyright police I’ve had a few people asking me recently about finding images for your blog. If you look at the sites I’ve done you can probably see that one of my favourite tasks is finding a groovy image to bring a post to life. Now you might have heard horror(…)

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You’ve got to be joking…

A great friend of mine shared a brilliant video via Twitter the other day. Unfortunately it was from wimp.com which means I can’t share it here apart from a link which is at bottom of this post. Here is a similar one from YouTube: Which brings me to the subject of this post – how(…)

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Falling into blogging

Falling into blogging

I have been helping people with their blogs for about 18 months now in a low key ‘I like what you did with that blog, can you do something similar for me’ sort of way. I find I have fallen into a niche which uses many of my talents and skills from coaching to creativity(…)

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If you want Google to love you .. love Google

If you have ever taken a close look at your web statistics, the hits you get from the Google search engine far outweigh the ones you get from the likes of Yahoo, Bing, AOL, Ask and Search. You could say they have cornered the market and are now the engine of choice for browsing the(…)

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