We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students
to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
ALEXA WEIGHS IN...
For those who are unaware of Alexa, it offers an interesting tool to webmasters. The service is designed to value websites based on the number of people who visit those sites and the activities of those people while they are on a site.
Keep in mind that their results are skewed to the activities of those who use the Alexa toolbar. If your website is Business-to- Business oriented, then the results may be useful to your needs. If your site is Business-to-Customer oriented, then the Alexa results are far from accurate in documenting the importance of your website.
The reason why the Alexa results are skewed to the Business-to- Business market is because most people using the Alexa toolbar are involved in Business-to-Business activities, either as an user or provider of B2B services.
On May 24, 2005, Alexa's ranking of the Top Ten English Language websites were as follows:
( This info came from: http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_500 )
WHAT EIGHT OF THE TOP TEN WEBSITES ALL HAVE IN COMMON
Sure, five of these top ten sites are search oriented sites, but that is not the answer.
Passport.net is owned by Microsoft and must be accessed when someone is logging into the msn.com network. Fastclick.com is a site that helps advertisers buy advertising across a huge network of sites. These two sites do not fit the profile.
The one thing that eight of our top ten sites have in common is that they are content driven destinations and they add new, original, and exclusive content on a daily basis.
BLOGS ARE THE GREAT EQUALIZER
Blogs are the great equalizer because they simplify the task of adding content to a website on a daily or weekly basis. They make it simple for the average joe to add content to their site on a daily basis with just a few clicks of the mouse.
What is more, the spider search engine companies recognize this and make it a point to spider the blog networks on a regular basis, sometimes a daily basis.
It may take a spider search engine up to three months to spider your site if you go directly to their submission page to add your domain to their database. On the other hand, with a blog, you can put a story about your domain on a blog with a link to your domain, and your website can generally get crawled within a week or so of putting your link on the blog.
BLOGS REQUIRE A COMMITMENT ON YOUR PART
Daily additions to your blog should be your goal. If you do not have time to do daily additions, you should at worst do a weekly addition to your blog.
Just like in the real world of websites, if you don't update your blog on a regular basis, the spiders will save their time and resources by not spidering your blog on a daily basis. If however you do update on a daily or near daily basis, then the spiders will visit your blog with the same fervor you bring to your blog.
Additionally, it sometimes seems like the search engine spiders are giving some addition weight to the results culled from the blogs. The point in this additional weighting is that blogs are filled with personal comments and recommendations rather than sales pitches.
BLOGS ARE EASY TO SET UP, EVEN FOR THE RANK AMATEUR
There are in fact several blog programs available that you can either load into your own domain or that you can use from a third-party, remotely-hosted server.
To see a list of the blogging programs that are available, check out this link:
My personal favorite is http://www.blogger.com which happens to be owned by Google. Blogger allows you the ability to use the software from their servers or to integrate the blog software into your own site with very little effort on your part.
I was able to integrate their software into our own site and to customize the display of the blogger to fit our domain's format, and I was able to pull that task off in just about 30 minutes --- with most of that time dedicated to the custom display of our blog.
Add to the simplicity of setting up the blog, the fact that since blogger.com is owned by Google.com, they will always be very keen to spider our blog on a regular basis.
>From launch of our website, to the spidering of our site by Google took just about ten days. Within three days of the launch of our site, Google had spidered the main page of our site. Within ten days, Google had already spidered the whole of our website.
Compared to other websites we have launched, this was the fastest turn-around time from new release to traffic from the search engines. We believe the difference in this case study had to do more with the addition of the blog on the day of our launch than anything else we may have done to promote our domain.
EQUALIZE YOUR SITE WITH THE SITES OF THE BIG BOYS
The big sites on the internet got to be that way because they consistently add new, original, and exclusive content to their websites.
While you and I may never have as much content on our sites as the big boys do, we can benefit from the lessons they teach to us.
Now that you have also learned this important lesson, it is time to put this knowledge into action. Make it part of your daily or weekly schedule to add fresh, interesting content to your website. Your banker will thank you.
Hunter Waterhouse is one of the editors at: KeywordText.com. "Keyword Text" managed to bring together several writers and editors to provide a few low-cost writing services for those who are working hard to become more profitable. They offer Content Creation Services which include: Exclusive WebPage Content and Reprint Articles. Keyword Text also offers very attractive Volume discounts. Compare us to our competition, you will be surprised. http://keywordtext.com/dir.pl/ktc/index.html
About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for ...
Well, 2018 has flown by and today seems like an appropriate time to take a look at the landscape of R bloggerdom as seen through the eyes of readers of ...
I know that a piece of *content* about too much *content* is kind of ironic, but hear me out. With every company out there putting out blog after blog, reading all the ...
Dear Gurumurthy, Intellectually, you are far ahead of RSS colleagues who think the story of Shiva placing an elephant's head on the decapitated Ganesha ...
A recent study on blogging in 2018 shows that the least common blogging tactics are most likely to be successful. Orbit Media Studio surveyed 1000+ bloggers ...
Finding Microsoft-authored product and strategy information is becoming increasingly challenging. Here are a few resources that might help.
Following the nation-wide police raids and arrests of several social activists – eerily reminiscent of an autocratic Indira Gandhi's Emergency – Rahul Gandhi ...
Pranab Mukherjee's landmark address at RSS headquarters at Nagpur continues to send ripples across the polity, with Congress leaders divided about its ...
When Google Reader was retired in 2013, many people lost their favorite way to keep up with new posts from their favorite news websites and blogs.
If you're a social media manager, Facebook Page admin or digital marketer, here are five ways to send more organic traffic with Facebook Messenger bots.
Eighty-seven RSS swayamsewaks died fighting the Emergency. More than 80 thousand of them were jailed and suffered physical tortures. Many of them saw ...
The strength of Hinduism is its flexibility. It is because of this quality that we have survived the millennia though the much more powerful — and much less ...
Having moved from Prez to citizen, on Thursday Pranab Mukherjee turned philosopher-politician at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur. He reminded all present, ...
Former president Pranab Mukherjee has accepted an invitation from RSS to address the organisation's recruits who are undergoing training at Nagpur.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has invited former President Pranab Mukherjee to be the chief guest at the concluding function of “Tritiya Varsh Varg” ...
I chanced upon an ancient backup of my RSS feed subscriptions, a cold hard stone of data from my time at Wired in the mid-2000s. The last-modified date on the ...
RSS was a revelation for blogging and online media; we got our first RSS feed in 2001 and I have relied heavily on RSS feeds to write this site (and stay ...
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) last week held a three-day conference to outline its world view. A lecture by its chief Mohan Bhagwat appeared to signal ...
Following a request on the Bureau Local Slack channel (join here) I created a tutorial on how to create a Slack bot which would post alerts whenever a new ...
LONDON, Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Godinterest is proud to announce the launch of an open publishing platform https://god.ag, and is pleased to once ...
Sections of the Sangh Parivar are now pressuring the government to short circuit the judicial process and establish a Ram temple at the site of the demolished ...
The 29-year-old woman accused of running BU has been taking medication to cope with the stress.
In today's competitive SEO landscape, the spammy link building tricks of yesteryear won't cut it. Right now, it's all about producing quality *content* that will ...
Political debates centred on ideas, if not ideology, are relatively uncommon in India. There are important interventions on tactics – particularly in relation to ...
No one knows why Prime Minister Modi chose to walk behind Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji's funeral cortege till “Smriti Sthal” (the place of remembrances), where ...
It's commonly wondered, searched, and debated by anyone who works with website *content* and copy: What's the ideal blog post length for SEO? The answer ...
Welcome to our new home on the web! For those of you who are longtime readers of Starts With A Bang!, I welcome you to our new location! And to those of you ...
In 2013, Jason Kottke wrote a prediction for Nieman Lab's year-end roundup: “The blog is dead, long live the blog.” Kottke was then (and still is) owner of one of ...
Blogs are back! At least, they seem to be making a resurgence as we try to disentangle ourselves from the predatory social media platforms that took all the ...
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had appeared to signal glasnost on the part of the hard right Hindutva organisation, with recent talk of accommodating minorities and ...
Do great men pass away, or do they live on forever, their towering legacy dwarfing the mortality of time? In the evolution of modern India, Atal ji was one such ...
For brands and businesses, there's no doubt that *content* marketing is one of the best ways to attract and engage customers. Having a solid *content* strategy in ...
Starting a blog for your brand? WordPress, Tumblr, and Blogger are all popular options, but which one is best suited to your organization's needs?
Here are 12 technical SEO and *content* marketing tips to help you connect with your audience across voice, visual, and vertical search.
Grant Shonkwiler worked as a producer on Fortnite, Doom, and Rage. In this talk he chronicles his journey from college, to lead designer on small mobile games ...
Journey to Chennai was so sad and with a heavy heart today, when I boarded the early morning flight to pay homage to Kalaignar, Ayya, Thalaivar. Roads to ...
What is RSS? We explain why RSS is not dying and why it is still important. For small business owners and bloggers, we explain the benefits of RSS feeds.
If you feel like you are just throwing darts trying random marketing schemes then understanding what a marketing funnel is can really help. In this po.
Hi, my name is Ovidiu Mantoc, a passionate level designer with +3 years working on professional and personal projects. I am currently working as a level ...
On a cold December night in 1994, muffled voices and thuds rent the air at Latex Guest House in Thiruvananthapuram, where a couple of Intelligence Bureau ...
The Supreme Court verdict in the Sabarimala temple case has created profound disquiet in southern India. Contrary to cosmopolitan wisdom that viewed the ...
Back in 2014, before SteamSpy, I wrote this article about using Steam's review count to estimate sales. Then SteamSpy came along and we all used that instead.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER Irish blogging scandal. A minority of Irish bloggers have been criticised by an Instagram account for appearing to sell clothes that ...
If you're new to using chatbots to broadcast messages in Facebook Messenger for up to 8x higher engagement rate than email, you've found the place to start.
Hindu nationalists have long dreamt of a Greater India. They aspire to rebuild a nation matching the size and glory of ancient India – Akhand Bharat (Undivided ...
The official AMP for WordPress plugin has received a major update, including the ability to build websites solely with AMP.
Most of us are active at a number of social media sites. And I bet, we all have a blog (or several blogs). You are very likely to be eager to share what.
Urban Naxal, what a weird phrase. It shares a genealogy with many other phrases used to discredit middle-class 'left-liberals', all over the world. Whether it's ...
Andy Crestodina talks about the latest blogging statistics and trends. He also shares insights on why long-form *content* is better and why there's great value in ...
by Negin Owliaei. Farmers Restaurant Group, which manages some of the most popular restaurants in the D.C. metro area, agreed last month to pay out $1.49 ...
The hullabaloo in Tuticorin district, Tamil Nadu, concerns the Sterlite Copper Plant. The plan was to expand Sterlite and increase its capacity to produce copper.
You can tell when an election campaign has begun by the proliferation of inane allegations and name-calling. The next general election is over 10 months away, ...
Search engines, social media, and influencers have redefinded media coverage. Check out new (and old) ways to get publicity and stand out.
The summary of tips and tricks used in Graveyard Keeper to make different graphical effects and apply them on a pixel art picture.
Bloggers often ask me, what is thing called RSS and is it something I need for my blog. I tell them, only if you want more people to read your blog. RSS Feeds are ...
This article originally appeared on PR Daily in February of 2017. If you're looking for short, easy answers to some common blogging questions, here you go:.
HAVE YOU EVER followed an Insta account from its conception, and felt personally betrayed the day that a #ad appeared in their caption? kyliejenner Verified.
Has one of your SEO clients fallen off the map? This can be extremely frustrating. Use these nine ideas to reopen channels of communication.
Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi “Minaxi” Moorthy, 30, fell from Taft Point, a popular overlook at the park.
In mid-2017 our small team at Dumpling set out to create a new type of game to play with family and friends, inspired by boardgames we play with our kids.
A couple of years ago, we applied for an SBIR grant to the US Department of Education. Our explicit goal was to create a sequel to Alphabear that woul.
A comprehensive primer on how to get started with roguelike development, guidance and tips in 5500 words and 84 images. (A text version of the open.
Dalit anger is more about their 'Samman' (honour) than the Supreme Court verdict. Even the worst enemies of the government accept that no one has done so ...
Supreme Court has allowed women of all ages entry into Sabarimala temple, overruling a tradition that believed menstruating women distracted the shrine's ...
Command and Conquer Rivals is the latest in the strategy genre to show up on mobile, but it also represents the biggest problem with trying to simplif.
While the tools and features used to run successful marketing campaigns are ever-changing, there are six timeless principles of persuasion that can be used to ...
We live in unusual times. Just a few years ago, the idea of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat giving a 55-minute lecture on the Indian ...
You know the drill by now: Apple announces new iPhones and Apple Watches in September. Then, if it has anything else up its sleeve, it usually unveils the rest.
Let's talk about social media automation, RSS feeds & get a comprehensive how-to on dlvr.it. An RSS feeding tool to automate posts to your social media.
A three-part deep-dive into Weather Factory's merchandise experience: how we set up the shop, what the numbers were in Month 1, and some pitfalls to w.
Once upon a time there was an Indian restaurant. One day, the chef decided to add half a green chilli to a plate of daal. Customers loved it. They left all the other ...
Connecting with the right industry influencers can help you achieve your brand's marketing goals. Read this guide and learn how you can do it.
Advocates appearing for states and SC/ST employees have argued in the Supreme Court that its 2006 Nagraj judgment, putting a spoke in quota for promotion, ...
The growing clamour for a law to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya is reminiscent of Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr's 1849 satirical aphorism: “The more things ...
I just got back from a trip to Boston where I took part in several roundtable discussions with indies and Valve that were mostly about how to make games that ...
Email and SEO can actually work together to help you reach your marketing goals. Here are four ideas to help you do just that.
Data shows that blogging and blogs are on a downward trend and podcasts are gaining popularity. *Content* consumers are increasingly turning to podcasts for ...
One year ago I failed to ship 700 units to stay in business. Now I'm working on my next game after releasing a major update to the original one. A fai.
Self-proclaimed spiritual and social activist Swami Agnivesh was allegedly attacked by a mob in Jharkhand's Pakur district.
The recently released game Marvel's Spider-Man has interiors behind windows in many buildings. This looks great and it seems to be done using a rendering ...
The account claimed to hold bloggers and social influencers accountable for misleading their followers.
There are many different destinations that audiences can listen to your podcast. As a podcaster, you want to make sure your it is available everywhere your.
Whether you own a blog or follow a number of RSS feeds, you probably share your favorite articles on Twitter to bring them to a larger audience. Twibble takes ...
I talk about some of the productivity tools like Flock, Hacknplan, and Airtable that we use to make making games easier.
I don't usually enjoy writing these types of posts. They are generally always a mixture of not-so-humble bragging and motivational junk. A way to brag and tout ...
A friendly rivalry between two women vying for control of the lucrative horse-drawn carriage business on Kansas City's country club plaza, becomes increasingly ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi evoked the significance of the month of August in India's freedom movement in a recent Mann ki Baat – today, for instance, is the ...
I worked QA at Telltale games during Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and Minecraft. I was a regular QA tester, and it was my first job in.
A selection of tips and tricks for Level Design development.
When it comes to video *content* on landing pages, marketers tend to either totally crush it, or completely bomb. Your landing page videos may fail for several ...
If you spend much time online, it's likely you're aware of RSS feeds as a method of keeping up with blogs and websites. But what exactly is this technology? And ...
Organic blog promotion is a tactic that trips up many *content* creators since there is rarely one sure-fire to get increased traffic. Some of the strategies marketers ...
Link acquisition has been all the rage in SEO for as long as most of us can remember. What is interesting is the lack of attention paid to internal linking vs.
Want to find out how you can make the most out of chatbots on Facebook Messenger? Listen to this edition of Search Engine Nerds now.
Finding playtesters who'll play your game weekly online is really difficult. But should you? This post discusses why you should not let the same peopl.
A recent meeting at the sea-facing Islam Gymkhana in Mumbai was convened to discuss Muslim reservation. The talk veered to the community's ...
This fashion-filled weekend took a heartbreaking turn for many influencers in the blogging community. Style star Kyrzayda Rodriguez, who had been battling ...
We live in the social media era and it is the preferred the marketing channel. Why should we talk about blogs? Here are some thoughts on giving more emphasis ...
Want to start a blog, but not sure how? These free platforms are totally customizable, and will help you publish your first post in minutes.
Site pagination is a wily shapeshifter. It's used in contexts ranging from displaying items on category pages, to article archives, to gallery slideshows and forum ...
Why Wordpress is now my Blog of Choice
The more I use Wordpress, the more I love it. It has 2 very important features that Blogger doesn't yet support.
Marketing With Blogs and RSS - The Hot New Tools of 2005
In case you haven't heard, the net is buzzing with talk of blogging and RSS. Once the province strictly of people who got a kick out of publishing online diaries, and later of political and social commentarists, blogs and RSS are being adopted by the internet marketing community.
Why It Took Me So Long To Blog
When I saw my first blog, I wasn't impressed.The first blogs I ever read were embarrassing tales of teenage angst better left private, political diatribes from both the rabid right and the rabid left, and jargon-filled tech rags that made my eyes glaze overAnd yet everyone was talking about blogs and that I would soon be left behind if I didn't have one.
Blogs and Journalism
The world has seen the emergence of a new style of journalism, based on a 'raw feed' directly from the source. And the common notion that surrounds the emergence of serving 'raw feed' is that the journalists testing the new waters are bound to wreak havoc on institutionalized media.
Business Blogging: Where Do I Start?
The new hot commodity is a blog for your small business so you've decided you must have one.Before you begin think about it long term.
Internet News Services Explode Online
It seems no matter how much information comes available online, people thirst for more.To illustrate this point, just take a look at all the online news services sprouting up on the web like garden weeds.
17 Mistakes Professionals Make with Their Blogs
Are you getting results from your business blog? Is it getting harder for you to spend time on your blog because you're just not seeing how it is going to pay off? If so, you're not alone. Hundreds of blogs are started each day and many of them are abandoned after several months because it takes time and energy to keep a good business blog going.
Strategies to Make Your Blog More Interesting
Putting up your business blog is an advantageous way of establishing your presence on web. It's no longer just about putting plain texts up on your blog.
Update Your Websites Content Automatically 24/7 Using RSS(Real Simple Syndication) and RSS Feeds
RSS(Real Simple Syndication) is the newest form of content syndication to hit the Internet and is widely becoming the best known way online to deliver fresh targeted content to your website(s) to whatever audience you're targeting 24/7/365.Now for those of you who aren't quite up to speed on "RSS" here's the basic definition -- RSS is an acronym for "Real Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary", and the .
6 Reasons Why RSS Beats Email Marketing
A brand new marketing tool predicted to replace email is currently sweeping the World Wide Web like a storm.The Internet is experiencing the so-called "orange" revolution and there's no stopping to it.
Article Marketing For Bloggers - 4 Tips To Build Traffic For Your Blog
Bloggers blog. That's what they do.
Tips for a Better RSS Feed
Like anything else, a little work can pay dividends. Well-written RSS feeds are more useful to readers and result in more website traffic for the publisher.
The Viability of Blogging to a Niche Market
Niche marketing is an old and very successful marketing strategy whereby a company focuses on marketing and selling to a clearly defined segment of potential consumers. The company earns by supplying a unique product or service to this narrowly defined market which other companies have not met or provided.
Strategic RSS Positioning: How to Hotwire Your Site to Google!
There's no denying it, the Internet has changed. The change was so subtle most people missed it.
What is a Business Blog?
Although Blog was the most requested word of 2004 as per Merriam Webster Dictionary Online, there are quite a few people, for whom the word Blog is still unknown.Blog is an online journal of events, raves, rants of the people.
Should You Get A Blog?
A blog is a type of website. It allows the website owner to easily write messages that get posted to the site automatically, often in a journal or diary-like style.
Blogging Advice - Give Your Readers What They Want
Web gives a lot of exposure; weblog stabilizes the exposure with a profound purpose. The purpose of a Weblog is to complement e-newsletters, serving readers in a way that extends a blogger's expertise and leadership in the market.
How and Why to RSS
RSS feeds and blogs (and blog and pinging) are part of the latest hyper-frenzy in internet marketing. Tools and services are mushrooming all over.
Is a Blog Right For Your Business?
Lemmings are cute, but dumb. If you tell them to jump off a cliff, they will.
Shared RSS - Syndication for the Rest of Us
RSS Syndication or RSS Newsfeeds (RSS Feeds for short) all refer to the same thing. There are two parts to the process, the publisher, and the consumer.
Ohio Unclaimed freight outlet
Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It
Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It
Find homes for rent
Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It