Techtites has been open to guest posts on this blog for a long time now. When guest posting was at its peak, I made the mistake of accepting posts with content and links that are today frowned upon my Google. Since then I’ve cleaned up several posts and massively cut down on what I accept on this blog….
Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company.
You’ve carefully chosen a niche market that appeals to your blog readers. It doesn’t matter if you’re blogging directly to consumers or to other businesses in and out of your niche. You faithfully and consistently post new, interesting blogs complemented with high-quality images.
Blogging may have started as a novelty with online diarists achieving “celebrity” status and entertainment gossip bloggers finding internet fame. However, blogging began to move into the mainstream with the popularity of news blogs such as The Huffington Post and The Onion. Now, blogging has matured and is a low-cost yet effective tool which should be a part of every company’s marketing strategy for the 21st century.
Creating content for the Internet is a challenge. On the one hand, without constant content creation, websites lose traffic and become irrelevant. On the other side of the equation, some unscrupulous webmasters and bloggers regularly seek fresh content from other sites, recycling it on their own pages.
As a website owner or a blog runner, your number one priority is to get the maximum amount of traffic on your site possible. And how does one systematically do that? By monitoring your traffic and checking which additions/changes to your site attract internet users and which repel them.
Anand Srinivasan blogs about interesting statistics on internet at TechCrunchies.com. His new venture KnewThis.
A new iteration of the popular blogging platform WordPress has been recently released. Codenamed “Baker” after renowned trumpeter & vocalist Chet Baker, the new version has a slew of under-the-hood changes in addition to changes to the Administrative interface: New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and new widgets API Syntax highlighting and function lookup built into plugin and theme editors Browse the theme directory and install themes from the admin interface Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns Allow configuring the number of items to show on management pages with an option in Screen Options Support timezones and automatic daylight savings time adjustmentÂ Support IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module Faster loading of admin pages via script compression and concatenation What’s noteworthy about this particular release is the sheer number of support tickets both opened and closed (over 790 in total), which means that the developers have made a conscious effort at listening to what the users’ feedback and issues are and trying to get them resolved.
I have tons of Firefox add-ons installed on my browsers. Thanks to Firefox, blogging and social media work + fun has never been this easy. Following are some of my favorite Add-ons and definitely must have for any social media addict out there.
A blog to many novices seems like an easy way to make some money in their spare time. Yet when they start their blog they realize they have no traffic. A blog will not be successful if you do not put time and effort into it.
Darren Rowse over at ProBlogger conducts a poll every year on how much bloggers make. This year as usual they conducted the poll. Though this year, the sample size has been much larger, the findings are pretty much similar to last year.
The change is finally here. WordPress.com has now migrated its users to the new WordPress 2.