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How to evaluate a blog – Part 7:
SEO or Search Engine Optimization

Nov 28th, 2010 | By
How to evaluate a blog – Part 7: <br/>SEO or Search Engine Optimization

Do the test yourself: Google the main keywords which should be relevant to the blog you are evaluating. Does the blog feature on the first search page? If so, cool! That’s what we want! How about Googling a key phrase, or key title, or some key issues which have been well covered in the blog (…)

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Automatic Email alerts for new backlinks to your blog

Sep 26th, 2009 | By
Automatic Email alerts for new backlinks to your blog

Sites linking back to your blog’s homepage or to a post, are a measure of success for a blog, as we explained before. It is always interesting to check the backlinks, to see what are others saying about your blog, what has been quoted or commented on. As you know, you can find backlinks via (…)

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How successful is your blog?

Sep 20th, 2009 | By
How successful is your blog?

You created your blog, and write posts, write posts, write posts… Gradually, your audience grows. You get comments, get other bloggers linking to you,… Your blog has a lift-off. But how much of a lift-off? Are you flying in orbit, or are you barely clearing the tree tops? How do you measure your blog’s performance. (…)

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Understanding the traffic on your blog – Part 1: Traffic Quantity

Jun 20th, 2009 | By
Understanding the traffic on your blog – Part 1: Traffic Quantity

A serious blog is geared towards its audience. As a serious blogger, it is important you understand your audience, your readers. When I started blogging, I struggled to understand my blog traffic. Simple and free tools like Google Analytics, gave me heaps of figures and graphs, but it took me a while before I could (…)

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Understanding the traffic on your blog – Part 2: Traffic Quality

Jun 19th, 2009 | By
Understanding the traffic on your blog – Part 2: Traffic Quality

In Part 1 of this series we concentrated on the quantity of your blog visitors. We used a case study based on the 300,000 visitors on The Road to the Horizon, my personal non-profit blog. In Part 2, we will focus on the quality of your traffic: Based on the 7 main groups of traffic (…)

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Understanding the traffic on your blog – Conclusions

Jun 18th, 2009 | By
Understanding the traffic on your blog – Conclusions

Using an actual blog as a case study, we looked at the quantity of the traffic in Part 1 of this series. In Part 2, we zoomed in on the quality of the traffic. In this post, we will summarize our conclusions and practical tips. The bottom line A blog, just like any website, has (…)

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10 Free blogging tools I use daily

May 26th, 2009 | By
10 Free blogging tools I use daily

There is a mass of interesting tools available for the serious and less serious blogger. Here are 10 free tools I use almost daily for my blog. 1. Picasa