Tag Archive for Google

Are Alexa Rankings Influential and Accurate?

That’s a question I posed on LinkedIn recently. While the results can’t be extrapolated to represent all internet users, I found the answers to be quite revealing. Alexa, according to its website – “… is a useful resource for people to discover information about websites. You can use Alexa to learn how popular a site…

Why Meta Tags Are Important in Writing a Blog

A friend just told me her web designer advised her not to bother with writing meta tags and descriptions for her blog because Google doesn’t consider these in your search rankings. That’s true. But I think it’s a big mistake to ignore them and I say this from experience because I did for a long…

Register Your Blog With Amazon’s Kindle

Thanks to a fellow Blogger, Pat Weber, I learned that you can register your blog on Kindle — and it is actually for sale to Kindle readers for $1.99. Not enough to earn a living but it is gratifying to see your blog on Amazon and to potentially grow your list of subscribers.  The easy…

SEO for Bloggers

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A burning question for every blogger is “How do I improve my SEO so the search engines will rank my content?” To help answer that question, first, I’ll describe a WordPress plugin called “SEOPressor.”  This is a paid plugin costing $47.  Then I’ll share Brian Clark’s tips on how to create compelling content for the…

10 Traffic Building Plugins for WordPress

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Want more traffic to your blog? These 10 plugins will help. 1. SexyBookmarks Plugin When you want people to share your blog posts with their friends, this is my plugin of choice. Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like on a blog: You can find out more here: http://www.sexybookmarks.net/ 2. Disqus Comment System Plugin…