Google OKs Underscores as Word Separators in URLs and More SEO Tips

Still wondering if you should use dashes or underscores in your permalinks? Worry no more; Google considers both as legitimate word separators. This was announced by Google geek Matt Cutts at WordCamp 2007 yesterday among several other pearls of SEO wisdom he dished out to the WordPress crowd.

Tweaking your blog’s HTML? Avoid these horrible tags!

If you’ve been blogging for sometime now, you would have tinkered with HTML several times of already. In fact I’ve shown how you can use several HTML tags to make your posts more readable. The bad news is, HTML has a dark side: it has tags and attributes that are not very useful or meaningful […]

Use FeedBurner Stats PRO and MyBrand For Free!

Leading feed-pimping website FeedBurner is now offering its PRO services completely free. There is no catch. And people who have been signed up for PRO accounts will not be billed for June 2007 onwards. What do you get with a FeedBurner PRO account? Two things.

Are Link Trains the Chain Letters of the Blogging Age?

You’ve probably seen several versions of a link train meme going around the blogosphere. Whether it’s supposedly optimized for certain web applications (e.g. Alexa version 1 & version 2, Technorati, MyBlogLog, Bloglines) or requires some other qualifier (viraltags, your name in your domain name, tech sites only, feed URLs, Z-listers only!), this method of sharing […]

Protect Important Folders in your Blog

Bill Hartzer’s recent post reminds us to mask some of the more sensitive spots in your blog. Although this is only applicable to self-hosted blogs, I think everyone will benefit from this tip of keeping your blog secure. It’s another one of those tasks we should do habitually but often forget. Here’s how it works: […]

Make Every 13th of the Month Your Blog Backup Day

Here’s a great campaign I bumped into: every 13th of the month is unofficially Blog Backup Day. How many times have we lost important information just because we never make it a point to (regularly) backup? Blogging is no exception. If you value your blog and have spend lots of hours writing new posts, customizing […]