Blog Usability: Feeds

I have written about the importance of RSS and/or Atom feeds to blogs. By providing feeds you will not really be increasing the on-site usability of your blog but its overall usability. Regular blog visitors often prefer checking the contents of their favorite blogs using feed aggregators (i.e. Google Reader). The reason for this is […]

Are Your Blog’s Feeds Optimized? Part 2

Aside from offering full RSS feeds and using Feedburner’s features to optimize your feeds other things that you can do to optimize your feeds are: Pick a Feed/Channel title that is relevant to your theme – This is pretty obvious but many still fail to do this. Make sure that the title has important keywords […]

Making Your Blog More Accessible: Offer Feeds

Have you ever experienced being so excited about a specific blog entry you’ve posted that you just can’t wait for people to start reading them? To be honest, I have. When I first started blogging several years back I was so excited I kept on “promoting” my personal blog to my friends. I’m pretty sure […]

Lazy Bloggers Get No Traffic

Blog syndication is not the easiest thing to do. If it was then I wouldn’t need to keep myself busy learning more each day about SEO and all the new things cropping up in the blogosphere. The weird thing about many bloggers though is that despite the fact that though we do want wider readership […]

Addressing Duplicate Content: Part 1

We all know the dangers of duplicate content and how search engines can penalize you for duplicate content. In my post entitled “Strike that Page from the Index” I discussed one of the ways to address duplicate content and avoid being penalized for it. There I mentioned how you can block some pages from being […]

Blog Rush

Unless you’ve been really out of touch in the blogging world then you have probably heard about BlogRush by now. BlogRush was launched only very recently (Sept 15th) but has been making headlines, and more importantly, has been getting a real rush of bloggers signing up and putting up their widget on their blogs. But […]