Successful Link Baiting

Ok so we all know that you need a hook to be able to be successful at link baiting. However, I think it is still important that I expand a little on each hook, which I mentioned very briefly in my previous post. Informational hooks – Also usually referred to as resource hooks this will […]

The Fall of Article Directories

One way you can promote your blog is by submitting articles to article directories. However, this method might not do much good for your blog or website. A few years back submitting an article to ezinearticles or some other big article directory did wonders for ones page rank. However, anyone who’s been using this technique […]

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 […]

A few reminders on third-party Image Hosting

If you have a blog that’s hosted in WordPress.com, or Blogspot, or any other free* service, or if you have unlimited resources, that is, truckloads of money to pay for all that uncapped web space, you may be least likely concerned about the gigabytes that images can easily consume from what you have arranged with […]

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 […]