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Archives for February 2007

Danger of Duplicate Content?

After my “Should you worry about SEO” post yesterday a reader asked about Googles Duplicate Content penalty. He was worried about cross-posting his articles and also spammers ripping off his content. I know this is a problem many bloggers, especially freelance writers, are concerned about. Another concern was the effect on his PageRank. Let’s clear […]

Should Bloggers Worry About SEO?

Lately there seems to be a trend of bloggers worrying unnecessarily about SEO. It is not helped by rumours of Google penalties or dodgy out of date blog and forum “advice” (some of which is downright counter-productive). So should you worry about Search Engine Optimisation? As with any industry where there is a competitive advantage […]

Better Blog Branding: 10 Ways To Destroy Your Brand

It is a lot easier to damage a brand than it is to build one. You can grow a brand gradually over time but the same brand can be destroyed over night. We all know products, celebrities, politicians and companies that have had massive and instant reversal of fortunes due to one slip up. Sometimes […]

Brit Blog Awards? Who Knew?

Apparently there are a Brit Blog Awards. I live here and the first I knew about it was a post on The Blog Herald.  Perhaps I am not as plugged in as I thought, heh. The UK-centric “Best of Brit” bloggers awards begin taking nominations on Thursday, organised by and the Metro newspaper. Ah, […]

Samples and Review Items, Bribery or PR?

Nick over on his new ClickInfluence blog has a post up about Sending Gifts to Influencers Sending gifts to bloggers, in the hope they’ll write about them may seem a potentially dangerous move. If it backfired it could certainly cause some nasty negative PR, but provided some caution, and a good helping of common sense […]

MyBlogLog A Magnet For Spammers

Over the weekend I received a MyBlogLog phishing email asking me to add someone I have never heard of as a co-author. While I deleted the email right away it seems the idea has worked. The spammer has attached their website to a lot of popular bloggers communities. More from John Chow This morning, while […]

Blog Sales: How To See The Real Value

Buying and selling blogs is a growth area of professional blogging. People have bought and sold websites since the commercial web began but like a lot of things internet, bloggers are coming to this fresh and new. The main difference between the web sales of now and then is before the main assets of a […]

Interesting Digg Monetization Strategy

While “domaining” (usually buying up domains, putting up CPC ads then selling them from what I understand) isn’t a business model I would want to get into, Ahmed at TechSoapBox thinks this is one way Digg traffic can be immediately monetized Domain registered on Feburary 14, 2007 to Kavi Siegel (cvxdes) Website and content put […]

Collection of Pro Bloggers Resources

Philip at ihelpyoublog has put together a Complete Blogging Resource List For The Pro-Blogger I’ve decided to start by creating a massive list of posts, articles and resources all designed to be a go-to reference for the pro-blogger. This will be a work in progress and I’ll be updating the list frequently. His list will […]

Visit, Use, Like, Love

iheartthis by miss_rogue. We all want to be liked. When creating a product, service, blog it is always our goal to create something people accept. This is setting our sites too low. The goal needs to be more than that. Love. Some people have problems with this word in a personal context so I am […]