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.
(This article assumes that you have already set up a blog on your website. I highly recommend using sBlog: http://servous.se/)
What started out as just a way for you to write an online journal has quickly turned into a very viable internet marketing tool. The weblog, or blog for short, has become a great way to draw attention to your website. Below I will discuss the steps you need to take to make the most of this new tool.
1. Content: Probably the most important feature of your new blog is the content - what you post. As an example, you can see what my own company, JV Media Design, has put up here: http://www.jvmediadesign.com/blog. You will notice that we post a lot of articles related to the business of design and the internet. Content that is relative to your business or industry is the most effective. Articles, news, tips, tutorials, and links or other resources are all great examples of what would be considered good content for your blog.
2. Updates: Optimally, your blog should always be up to date with fresh content. Of course, this can't always be the case, so it would be advantageous to update your blog as much as you can. If you can manage the content, a few times a week would be enough to keep your information fresh. There are plenty of free resources online that could help you with content. Simply do a search in your favorite engine for "free site content" or "free articles" and you should fine multiple links that could make it even easier for you to keep your blog up to date.
3. Links: Once you have some content posted into your blog, you will want to tell the internet world about it. The best way to do this is to submit your RSS feed link to sites that accept those feeds. What's an RSS feed you ask? RSS is another acronym for "RDF Site Summary", "Rich Site Summary", or "Really Simple Syndication". Basically, it's just a format for sending out your content to others. The best resource for where to submit this link is: http://www.masternewmedia.org/rss/top55/ It might take you a couple hours to go through this list, but I highly recommend submitting to all the links you can. Simply click on a submission link on the list and then follow the directions. Most sites will ask for your "RSS 0.91" or "RSS 2.0" feed link.
If you are using sBlog, your links would be:
Some sites only ask for the URL to your blog, which would
Usually, the site will also ask for a description of your blog feed. Try to be as descriptive as possible while using keywords from your industry (ie. "JV Media Design - Web, graphic, and multimedia design tips, tutorials, and helpful information). Some will ask you to choose the best category for your blog feed as well.
4. Pings: Yet another web acronym, ping is short for "Packet Internet Groper" and is basically just a utility program that tests a network connection. In the blog world, pings are used to tell other sites that you are there. There is debate on how often you should ping others but the general consensus is that you should do it every time you update your blog with new content. The best utility to ping blog directory sites (where you should have been submitting your RSS feed links in point #3) is: http://pingomatic.com/ - Simply go to this site once you update your content, enter your URL (http://www.YOURSITE.com/blog) and description, check off all the boxes, then click "submit pings".
Sherry Holub received her degree in design from UCLA in 1995. She is now the Lead Designer and Creative Director at Southern California Studio, JV Media Design. http://www.jvmediadesign.com
Nuvi, the leader in enterprise social management software, today announced its acquisition of social software company Banyan, the industry leader in patient ...
Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took potshots at BJP and RSS and called them "God-Se Lovers", in an apparent reference to remarks by Pragya ...
For the past year-plus, I have been noticing a number of Microsoft bloggers posting that their blogs were either shutting down or moving to private/custom sites.
Kibbles 'n' Bits 2/6/19: I have seen the Snappening and it is an RSS feed - The Beat.
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 ...
You can take your Wordpress SEO to the next level. Following are 10 ways to make sure your WordPress site and *content* are optimized to the fullest.
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.
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.
We've sorted through customer reviews and expert recommendations to bring you this list.
While most Charleston-area influencers haven't reached a million-dollar level of success just yet, many have tens of thousands of followers and are climbing the ...
Following the nation-wide police raids and arrests of several social activists – eerily reminiscent of an autocratic Indira Gandhi's Emergency – Rahul Gandhi ...
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 ...
by Chuck Collins and Jessicah Pierre. One way that extreme inequality shows up in our lives is unequal opportunity in homeownership. And for millennials ...
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 ...
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.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tumblr made the decision to ban all adult *content* and its bloggers from its website yesterday. This decision ...
Today University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse marks fourteen years in the blogosphere, and she's apparently never missed a day: I'm delighted to ...
Where are you getting your social media marketing news and tips? Here are some of the top resources on the web where you can keep up with the latest social ...
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 ...
In PART 2 the variety of Game Event types are discussed, including what's unique, repeatible, and conditional. Supporting ideas like when they appear.
A new generation of union activists see their struggle as part of the fight for equitable resources for the communities in which they teach.
Eighty-seven RSS swayamsewaks died fighting the Emergency. More than 80 thousand of them were jailed and suffered physical tortures. Many of them saw ...
Just two years after taking control of Tumblr as part of its acquisition of Yahoo, Verizon is looking to offload the blogging platform. According to the Wall Street ...
Hello fellow level artists and designers,. I recently recorded a podcast about one of the core design principles I use every day - the familiarity principle. You can ...
Christie Tate has been writing online about her family for more than a decade. Now, her daughter is old enough to notice. After receiving a laptop for Christmas, ...
Congress leader former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said that it was not proper to remove security provided to the RSS office in ...
Most of the oldest board games that have been found are Race Games, and they are found all over the world. They are also incredibly popular, being pla.
Communities like mine, in small-town Michigan, are told to blame immigrants when unchecked capitalism hurts us. We don't buy it.
Quick guide to some of the programming that goes into creating a rhythm game. The article uses Unity to build a game, but the principles could be appl.
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.
State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.
We show you how to become a science blogger and set up your science news site in 4 steps.
81monkeys blog post on transition from desktop to mobile game development using GameMaker.
The top 5 reasons indie game marketing falls on deaf ears - and how to steer things back on track for your game!
A student reflects on his experiences after dedicating six months to working full-time on his own startup for co-op credit and with funding from his u.
While 99% of the time we're using our skills to make games, sometimes we get to use them to create something truly special—in this case a mural for.
In this recent study, bloggers were asked a range of questions, including the time, length and frequency of their blog posts. Here's all the blogging stats.
Ever wonder how EverQuest has stuck around for the last 20 years? This article shares insight into EverQuest's ability to retain players decade after.
It was a high-profile coming out party. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, ideological parent of the Modi government, normally invisible in its secretive shakhas ...
Having moved from Prez to citizen, on Thursday Pranab Mukherjee turned philosopher-politician at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur. He reminded all present, ...
Having played Return of the Obra Dinn recently, I was inspired to write about historical settings, exploring themes, co-linear storytelling, and ships.
Signing with a publisher is a step which shouldn't be taken lightly. Its important to ask yourself the right questions and to set up realistic expecta.
20 pages of thoughts on Artifact cards that begin with the letter 'A'
At its core, public relations is largely about creating consistency. Anyone who has been in a PR meeting has heard the word 'drumbeat' more than once- create a ...
The RSS and VHP have done well to withdraw from the Ram Mandir agitation till the Lok Sabha elections draw to a close. For one, the movement was finding ...
Public Relation is a necessity when marketing and an independent video game. Video Game Exhibitions are great opportunities to meet with Press Editors, ...
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 ...
Shape Theory is a theory we all know apart about and we are aware of it subconsciously. Here I break down how it can be used for level design and how.
Every year, Orbit Media releases their “Blogging Statistics and Trends” survey. To compile their findings, it's sent to over 1,000 unique bloggers and *content* ...
Epic puts in 12% of the effort with an abysmal game launcher, few user features, but fantastic incentives for indie developers.
At Niantic, we're in the process of developing an incredible planet-scale Augmented Reality (AR) platform. In this post, we explore where we believe.
Fact Check:The RSS letter, addressed to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Ram Lal, expresses concern over the recent Income Tax raids ...
Apple has announced its new game distribution *service*, Apple Arcade. This subscription-based *service* offers unlimited access to games present in its c.
A detailed account of the work needed to take a completely unknown indie game (Nova Drift) and achieve a reasonably successful launch, mainly thought.
This article is based on a talk I presented on the Tehran Game Convention. Slides are available here. It is also available in my personal blog, in case you prefer ...
Bandersnatch: Netflix's attempt at gamifying cinema is a commendable attempt but leaves more to be desired, ideas on how it can benefit from deep lear.
Hi! This is my first game blog! I'm currently reading “The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses” by Jesse Schell, and I want to write about the fi.
Branding and marketing games is one thing, but indie developers should also dedicated some thought to how they position their studios. In this pos.
Observations from working on 50+ indie game marketing campaigns in 2018 - and some tips for how to give your game the best chance of success in 2019.
Even when you are fed up with managing a project and spending hours grinding your teeth, you still enjoy the moments of making your characters alive.
Three general lessons for students interested in narrative and game design on communities, supporting people, and the role of practice in trying to im.
Colloc was called Fission when the idea(a low poly puzzle game) of the game first came out. Maybe inspired by some random elements in my life, I started ...
Video game heroes are bastions of virtue admired by players far and wide - but what about villains? Why are some of us drawn to nefarious characters,
An in depth look at what makes the character controller tick in HAL Laboratory's BOXBOY! This was done by Covering the game - a terrific game develop.
Is it still possible to break into the games industry as an unknown indie in 2019? James Patton shares the sales numbers for his indie success Spinnor.
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 ...
Let's talk about blood in video games, and the 2D pixel bloodstain system developed for a weird narrative experience called NetherWorld.
I did a complete design dive into Sekiro Shadows Die Twice and upon finishing the game, I wanted to share my thoughts on the design.
The business of making indie games has always been difficult, but recently it's become a lot harder. On October 5th, Valve introduced changes to Steam.
New Chinese regulations put restrictions on how loot boxes can be monetized. Put simply, the more revenue you drive from selling loot boxes to your pl.
From “flashy” beginnings to the development swamp and finally launching a console game, this is the story of how Move or Die was made.
World Cyber Games, the “Olympics of Esports”, had announced that Blizzard Entertainment's Hearthstone is one of the official game titles in the.
The discussion about how much a VR game costs to develop, and how VR really isn't that profitable for developers is a discussion running for nearly the past ...
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.
In this first of two blogs I explore the AI decision making framework that enables the machine-animals of Horizon Zero Dawn to behave independently an.
Well-orchestrated public statements with high decibel levels seem to be polluting the environment as we await the Ayodhya title suit to be listed before an ...
The sci-fi MMO Prosperous Universe is played entirely through a futuristic user interface. Read about our initial inspirations, the biggest challenges.
Procedural modeling can be a huge bonus to small teams that want to create diverse worlds. We needed to create piers. 3 of them.
Analyzing the open world design in The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild to break down Nintendo's level design and use of topography to guide where t.
Though Google Reader addicts are in mourning, they should have seen it coming. It's not the kind of product that makes sense for Google in the longer run.
Digi-Capital's Games Report Q1 2019 tracked games companies raising $5.7 billion in 2018, which was over twice the previous record investment from.
Every year the pace of chance accelerates. 2017 saw advances on a scale never before seen, and 2018 trumped that by considerable margin. I hope this post ...
Welcome to my yearly blog post on crowdfunding and games, looking at how well games have performed on Kickstarter (and Fig) for the past year. As usual, I ...
The Minority Department in the Congress party organisation is charged to look after the affairs of minorities that include Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, ...
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 ...
The summary of tips and tricks used in Graveyard Keeper to make different graphical effects and apply them on a pixel art picture.
I'm Scott Brodie, Founder & Creative Director at Heart Shaped Games. Our team recently returned from running its first PAX East booth, and since we benefited ...
Retaining players is critical to games-as-a-*service*, brand-building, customer loyalty, and reducing the heavy burden of user acquisition costs. Here i.
Hindu Rashtra Book By Ex-AAP Leader Ashutosh: In an interview with The Quint, Ashutosh details the rise of Hindu nationalism and explains how the RSS and ...
Oscar Brittain and Akupara Games are releasing Desert Child on Switch, Xbox, PlayStation 4, and Steam December 11! Oscar hit us with the following tec.
A recent TV commercial by Hindustan Unilever for its Surf Excel brand triggered an explosion of outrage in the Right-wing universe. The ad shows a group of ...
What Mario Learned from Mickey Mouse is an analysis on the world building of Super Mario Odyssey through the design of Disney theme parks. Part 3 s.
Given how closely Indian life is bound to family, the unrelenting pressure on young people to marry, and the industry that orchestrates 10 million weddings a ...
Are you looking for ways to promote your blog for more traffic and better rankings? Here is a list of over 30 on and offline ways to do that.
An addendum to my Designing a Production Process series that describes how to further utilize your issue tracking database to support it.
Between 2004 and 2014, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faced the 'no strong leader' problem. Party elder LK Advani's prime ministerial candidacy in 2009 and the ...
If a blogger falls in a forest, and there's no one around to see it…will Google still pick up the feed? Ha! I crack myself up. For those of us who spend time blogging ...
My very first blog post was September 2008. A lot has changed since then—I started and completed a PhD program at the University of Hawaii (where I met my ...
Using RSS Feeds to Set Off a Traffic Explosion
RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is the perfect answer to your needs for sharing and distributing content. The way this works is webmasters can share bits of code with one another that give them access to the others forums, newsletters, blogs, information, news, and the like.
RSS more effective than email
Long have I been proclaiming the effectiveness of RSS as a communications channel for non personal communications over that of email. The protection and anonymity that RSS can offer over email means that it is fast becoming the preferred medium for many users.
Blogs As A Marketing Tool
Blogs are the biggest things to happen to the Internet since personal home pages. Blogging software has made it easy for the average Joe to create his own blog,and the thriving community of bloggers have spurred designers to release completely free, and professionally looking templates.
Marketers Still Don't Get RSS Metrics - How We Really Can Measure RSS
Even after all that's been written and explained, even reputable online marketing publications such as ClickZ still don't get RSS metrics.In an otherwise good RSS marketing article, Add RSS to Your Marketing Mix, Heidi Cohen has this to say about RSS metrics:"From a marketing perspective, RSS's measurability is still evolving and therefore limited.
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.
Blogs: A Fool Proof Way to Attract Visitors
Blogs might seem like an old hat at this time as by now really everyone has one him- and herself. But exactly this fact is what makes them such a valuable promotion tool even for long existing websites (that are no blog and don't have one yet): The wide and large userbase.
Blogs for Kids
Flush out the writer in children. Blogging could draw out a young writer and open doors to their future.
How To Create A Blog
Blogs are more permanent than posts to an online discussion list, more dynamic than older-style home pages. They are more personal than traditional journalism, and definitely more public than diaries.
Web Blogs, Defined, Explained and Understood
What are Blogs?Having heard the term previously but not having paid much attention most are just to afraid to show their ignorance and ask the question, what is a blog? Lets face it; the term blog does not conjure pleasant images.Blogs are web logs that are updated regularly, usually on a daily basis.
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.
The Language of Blogs
I read over a lot of blogs each week, casually surfing one or two of the blog exchanges I belong.I realized yesterday that I seldom read the whole entry unless it's very short.
Why Every Artist Needs a Blog & How to Create an Artist Blog
As an artist, the key to selling more artwork is maximizing its exposure. The internet is an increasingly popular tool for promoting original art, and if done properly, can be quite profitable.
5 Secret Benefits That Bloggers Love And Enjoy
1: Building Trust RelationshipsBlogging allows bloggers to share their expertise and knowledge with a very large audience. Building a loyal audience is something that every small business owner would love to accomplish and bloggers are able to do this by simply sharing their thoughts using their business blogs.
What is an RSS Aggregator or RSS Reader?
I keep hearing about RSS, XML and RSS feeds. I just barely have a clue what they are, but when people then start talking about RSS aggregators, what are they talking about and why would I want one? Do you use an aggregator, and if so, which one? Ain't jargon fun? RSS is Really Simple Syndication and it's a simple data-only version of a Web page or, in the case of a weblog, Web site.
Do You Know The 3 Key Ways to Blog to Promote Your Online Home Based Business?
Most People who Blog and Ping only use 1 Method to promote there online Home Based Business. Their are actually 3 Keys ways a Blog can help you promote your Online Home based Business for little or no cost to you.
5 New Internet Marketing Opportunities Through RSS
When it comes to new internet marketing opportunities for your business, RSS just might be the answer you were looking for. Here are just some of the new opportunities it can provide you with ?1.
Blogs And Your Work From Home Internet Business
As a work from home internet business entrepreneur you have several really good tools on the internet you can take advantage of in order to build your work from home business. A blog is just one of those tools that you can use and should be taking advantage of.
Reachout Throughout - RSS
RSS has been around for more than a decade but until recently "Rss Technology" started penetrating its roots deep inside the soil of the so-called E-world.Using this standard, web publishers provide updates, such as the latest news headlines, special announcements, press releases or weblog postings through their RSS contentReally Simple Syndication (RSS) is a lightweight XML vocabulary for describing metadata about web sites, ideal for news syndication.
What Is The Orange XML or RSS Icon I See More and More On Web Sites?
This question does not have a one sentence answer! If I just said that one uses this icon to get a site's RSS feed, you still won't understand. So let's try and answer you in such a way that it all makes sense to you and, more importantly, that you learn how to benefit from it.
RSS Feeds Can Increase Your Sales
RSS feeds are reshaping how we access information online. In the past, when you wanted to know when your favorite information site had some new information on it, you had to go visit the website, wait for it to load, get distracted, etc.
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