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.
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. There are thousands of bloggers around in every kind of niche that will visit every new blog they can find with great interest and thus making great new customers for your existing website. And the best thing is it doesn't even take much work to add your own blog to your website and promote it. This article will take you through the only three steps that are needed.
1. Create Your Blog
I won't get into the technical details of creating a blog here much. You can find more tutorials on how to set up a blog on the internet than anyone could ever need and in the end it doesn't matter if you use WordPress, TextPattern or any other blogging software. However make sure your choice provides a RSS Feed for your articles as this will be later for promoting your blog. It also matters what you add to the layout of your blog: Since you want to use it as a promotion tool for your website you will want to include one or several prominent links to your homepage on the blog and don't give your visitors many choices through links to other sites.
2. Write Something
This one might be the hardest part for many people, especially for those with no earlier blogging experience. However it isn't quite as hard as it sounds: You just have to write little articles, news and thoughts about the topic of your main website(and be sure to include a link to it in everything you write!) and the more often you do this the better your blog will perform.
3. Promote The Blog
That's easy again! The first and best thing you can do is to ping your blog. That actually means to tell all those big blog content aggregation sites out there that you have added a new article to your weblog. They will then spider it some time later and place a link to your fresh content on their site thus driving visitor to you. The best thing about pinging is that you can ping all the important blog aggregators out there at once with the Pingomatic. The next step is to add your new weblog to all the RSS directories out there. Those are basically the same as normal directories, just that they index the RSS Feed and not the site itself. You can find a big list of them here.
After those three steps everything should start to get rolling automatically. How far it will roll however is totally tied to your content: The more often you update your blog the more success it will probably have and therefore drive more visitors to your website.
Thomas Höfter is the webmaster and publisher of the metal music portal Metally.net and the smartphone software directory Smartphony. You can find more of his articles and tips at his personal website lunaticstudios.com.
You may republish this article as long as the above message stays intact.
Ever wonder what blogging tools we use to research and create our blogs and articles? Jack runs through the different tools for blogging that he uses daily.
Wondering what an RSS feed is and need someone to explain it in plain English? Learn more about this useful form of *content* distribution now!
Are you tired of watching your blog's analytics look like a barren wasteland? Are you adding new blog posts regularly but failing to see a corresponding increase ...
Other RSS leaders to get their handles verified on Twitter include Krishna Gopal, Suresh Soni, Suresh Joshi, Arun Kumar, V Bhagaiah, Anirudh Deshpande.
So, how exactly does LexBlog work? How do we sort through 200 posts aggregated from 23,000 bloggers through our platform each day? On June 26th ...
Mumbai: Rahul Gandhi, who quit as the Congress chief yesterday, on Thursday pleaded "not guilty" before a local court in Mumbai's Mazgaon in connection with ...
So we all know Google and other search engines use a variety of optimization techniques. How does that apply to video games? Well the classic example.
Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.
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.
No singing and no dragons, but Disney's new take on the legend makes a play for Chinese audiences.
I am not a fan of journalists making election forecasts. In the newsroom (and in closed, friend circles), however, I've let myself indulge in the pastime. So, three ...
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.
Kibbles 'n' Bits 2/6/19: I have seen the Snappening and it is an RSS feed - The Beat.
I am generally very critical of RSS but I agree that people who join it do so because of positive reasons – there can be no doubt that RSS is a genuinely ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
A recent study on blogging in 2018 shows that the least common blogging tactics are most likely to be successful.
George RR Martin's platform switch reminds us of an early blogging giant greatly changed.
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.
We've sorted through customer reviews and expert recommendations to bring you this list.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Following the nation-wide police raids and arrests of several social activists – eerily reminiscent of an autocratic Indira Gandhi's Emergency – Rahul Gandhi ...
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 ...
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 ...
When people have something to say, they come to Medium, where they can say it at length,” a spokeswoman for the online platform said.
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.
My name is Michal, and I've been doing video games marketing for over 5 years. Lately, I decided to share some of my knowledge in videos, and here is my ...
Insult, humiliation, abuses, sarcasm and deprivation of the honor and positions were the weapons of violence applied by the invaders, foreign subjugators, ...
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 ...
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.
Gameplay may come in all forms and genres, but today, we're going to talk about how we can break it down into two philosophies that govern the player'
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.
A look at domain name blogs I read frequently. Earlier this year I published a list of blogs that I subscribe to. That list has changed somewhat over the year ...
A new generation of union activists see their struggle as part of the fight for equitable resources for the communities in which they teach.
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
We show you how to become a science blogger and set up your science news site in 4 steps.
SEATTLE — A 97-year-old blogger is helping explain what happens when we grow old. Some of it might surprise you. Each morning, Doris Carnevali sits at a ...
State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.
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.
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 ...
They burst onto the food blogging scene when it was still unheard of. Three bloggers tell us how they manage to stay relevant despite the changing face of the ...
Ten years ago in 2009, the word influencer didn't bear much weight. Now, it's part of the core approach for the new Epic Games Store - but why?
How did Britain's wealthy take the end of the British empire? Not well — and the rest of us, generations later, are still paying the price.
Live *Service* has become a goal for developers to continue to support their titles, but it presents some interesting challenges when it comes to the co.
The top 5 reasons indie game marketing falls on deaf ears - and how to steer things back on track for your game!
This article is based on a talk I presented on the Tehran Game Convention. Slides are available here. Therefore, loss management instead of reward distribution ...
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.
This is a collection of guidelines for building a marketing plan of upcoming Steam Games. I am not an expert on this area but I gathered some resource.
For Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer's Legacy we translate generated tile data into natural looking level geometry. Here's how we do it.
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 ...
It's been reported that there is a new law on its way to be voted on by the Senate with regards to loot boxes in the game industry. If this goes through, it means ...
After several years of instability on this list, 2018 saw things settle down a bit. In past years, blogs would make the list for a flurry of great posts one year, then ...
You see a lot of slides at GDC. These are the best ones from the sessions I attended.
In this first of a four-part series, I explore the numerous AI systems running under the hood of Rare's online pirate adventure game and the work requ.
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 ...
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.
An optimistic opinion-piece of the possibilities for spatial audio in games.
81monkeys blog post on transition from desktop to mobile game development using GameMaker.
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.
Turn timers are a contentious topic. You generally don't have enough time to think on your turn, but your opponents on the other hand should ideally be acting ...
In this article, I'm going to seek to elucidate a theory of how players' actions operate in the context of strategy games - mostly, in a competitive s.
Squarespace users have more than 90 different options, so we narrowed the field to the 10 best.
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 ...
Recipe bloggers are often derided for writing long narratives. Here's why we should leave them alone.
Attract followers and keep followers with these social media marketing basics...
All you need to know about game jams. The Game Jam Survival Kit is actually the name of a Google Drive Folder I created to help jammers all over the w.
Horror Games have benefited from a renaissance of late. There was a concern among gamers in the industry like myself they were being left behind by ...
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.
Pope Francis has demanded obedience from Vatican ambassadors and reminded them of their duties before him, God and the faithful after years of scandal ...
Apple has announced its new game distribution *service*, Apple Arcade. This subscription-based *service* offers unlimited access to games present in its c.
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.
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 games industry is notorious for overloading arbitrary terms in game development, making it very confusing to communicate with others. This post wi.
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) is blogging from his road trip across the country, writing in his latest post that he has "been stuck lately ... in and out of a ...
Having moved from Prez to citizen, on Thursday Pranab Mukherjee turned philosopher-politician at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur. He reminded all present, ...
In *content* marketing, it's often all about the B2Bs. But what about you? The small online business owners, the B2Cs, the local marketers? Are the benefits of ...
On stream, I had a chance to try and fail to learn Stellaris, even with the help of people who have played and beaten it in the past. Experiencing a game from the ...
Here's how you start developing your first game — with Shovel Knight as an example.
This is the third and final part in a three-part series describing a method for viewing, analyzing, and comparing depth and accessibility of games. Th.
Designing a new website? Here are the pros and cons of using a CMS vs. a website builder, as well as some SEO considerations when choosing a platform.
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 ...
We at devtodev collected 10 great links which could be useful for game analysts and game developers and tried to organize them in the most logical way.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is event that takes place on the third Thursday of every May, with the goal of raising awareness about digital accessibility.
(This article is a repost from my personal blog at https://marccgk.github.io). I recently wrote about why I think Object Oriented Programming is not a good tool to ...
Unit testing is often thought to be inapplicable to game development due to randomness, 3D interaction, and unpredictable player input. But in ElemenT.
Two gay rights advocates see encouraging signs for LGBT+ Africans, even though Kenya's High Court refused to overturn that nation's anti-gay laws.
Designing video games in a team is a huge challenge. Despite the fact that we try to follow the same universal principles of game design theory, we of.
A comparison of the main ways to reference objects: names and GUIDs.
Aspiring to climb Everest has never been so big. 77 Indians this year constitute the largest number from any single country. Already four of these are dead, ...
What makes a good RPG? It's a simple question, but not one with a straightforward answer. Having designed several roleplaying games, I tackle the issu.
Back in 2010, I published a blog post about the choices bloggers gave their readers when it came to how they consumed that blogger's *content*. The gist of the ...
From “flashy” beginnings to the development swamp and finally launching a console game, this is the story of how Move or Die was made.
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.
RSS as a Change Agent
To better understand how RSS is changing the way companies and individuals deliver and consume content on the macro scale, let us first remember how content is traditionally delivered and consumed.People subscribe to e-mail newsletters or e-mail update services to get content delivered directly to their inboxes.
3 Tips to improve your RSS marketing
3 Tips to improve your RSS marketing You have created an RSS feed, or maybe you have several feeds and you post at least once a week to keep your RSS subscribers interested. So now you can sit back and watch your hit counter tally up all those extra visitors.
How To Use RSS Feeds In Your Marketing
It was Friday night. I finished reading a book about RSS feeds.
Just Tag It!
Tags - Revolutionary or Just Folly?Just another trend or something else?Trends happen overnight! Some catch on fast and explode very quickly into our every day use.Most of these trends you can ignore as silly folly or at the most fine amusement.
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 .
Use These 7 Ideas and You Will Never Suffer From Blog Block Again Guaranteed!
Is this you? It has been 3 or 4 days since you updated Your Blog. You know you need to make a Blog entry but you suffer from the Dreaded Blog Block.
Should My Home Business Have a Blog?
It's fair to say that blogging has taken the Internet by storm over recent years. And it's no surprise that today there are hundreds of thousands of new blogs being launched every day.
Profit Pulling Niche Blogs with Wordpress
When it comes to building and creating profit pulling niche blogs niche sites) Wordpress really shines and really beat Blogger.com heads down.
How Weblogs can Help Realtors
What is a weblog, well simply put a weblog is a journal that is kept online. In it's simplest form a weblog will have an article every day or week that says what the person is doing.
The Real Bloggers Must Come From Another Planet - I Can't Find Any Here On Earth
What in the world is up with the world of blogs? Blogs are meant to be this great new technology where people can share their ideas and interests with others around the globe. As far as I'm concerned the state of blogs is one of chaos, confusion, and anti-interactivity.
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 I Use Bloglines as My Default RSS Reader
Choosing a decent RSS reader to browse and read your favorite RSS feeds was not a straight forward task. I tried and tested many different windows desktop readers but I ended up uninstalling them for one reason or another.
RSS Publishing for Webmasters
Since the recent rise in interest in RSS there has been a slew of RSS sites and RSS software. RSS has been proclaimed as the next big thing.
15 Top Blog Marketing Tips
1. Place all your feeds on the following website and the directories listed on this page - http://www.
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 Meets the Needs of Direct Marketers
Contrary to general opinion, RSS meets the needs of even the most demanding direct marketer, actually providing most of what e-mail marketing does, except for the strong push factor.Most direct marketing reasons against RSS are in fact the result of inadequate understanding of RSS by most marketers.
How To Build Traffic To Your Blog
With the growing interest in blogging as a means of online promotion and branding, a lot of marketers are starting blogs to promote their opinions, products, books and services. But a blog is like a website.
Advertising in RSS Feeds: Are we risking disaster?
Advertising in RSS feeds is something that Google is considering offering to its Adwords and Adsense customers. RSS stands for Really Simply Syndication and is a really easy way for a webmaster to share their news and information stories to the world wide web.
Improving Your Customer Relationship Management by Blogging
Before I address the following questions:* What is a blog? and* What can a blog do for my business?let me pose a few "What if . .
Blogging For Business - Great Reasons For Every Business To Start A Weblog
If Howard Dean's failed political campaign accomplished anything, I would say that it brought to the mainstream the use of something called a weblog or "blog" as it known in cyberspace.A blog is really nothing more than a diary uploaded to the Internet and until about the last 12 months was the realm of the individual who saw it as a way to publish there random (and sometimes disturbed) thoughts.
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