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Archive for June, 2007

Want to add traffic to your blogs?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Some of you may be wondering how sites and blogs get lots of traffic. Here are a few tips on how to get more traffic.

  1. Make sure you create a relevant title. Most search engines like Google base their searches on how relevant stuff are on the net. When you post don’t just say something like “About my Dog”. Say it with more detail like “My dog named Spanky”.
  2. Link back to others. Make sure you give credit and link back to other people that you’ve taken information or an image from. This way they will navigate to your site and possibly link back to you and spread to others what they’ve seen on your site.
  3. Claim your blog at Technorati! Technorati is the “google” of blogs. If you are listed you are bound to get some traffic. There are some pretty detailed instructions on technorati on how to do this so don’t worry.
  4. Trackback to other blogs! Similar to linking back, if you got information or an image or anything from another blog, use the linkback option in your blog. Its located right under the textbox in your admin panel when you write a new post. If its hidden just expand it by clicking on the plus (+) sign. Copy the URL of the link of the blog you posted and add /trackback/ after the whole link and you are set.
  5. Comment on other blogs. Try commenting on other blogs in the Sanriotown community as well as outside. There are numerous other blogging sites out there. It would be a good idea to make people of other communities know that you are from Sanriotown. This will improve the traffic of your own site as well as traffic for Sanriotown.

More traffic for you, more traffic for everyone. Continue using these tips and I’ll guarantee you that you will have an increase in traffic in no time.

Blogging Tools

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Blogging tools are software that allows you to post into your blog without the need for logging in to them. These tools are specially useful when you manage multiple blogs like me (I have like more than 10 blogs) and don’t have the time to login on all of them at the same time.

Below are some tools that I recommend to use:

flock 1. Flock (for Windows/Linux/Mac) - The social browser. Flock is actually Mozilla Firefox under the hood, but its major differences is incorporating it with easy access tools such as logging in and managing Photobucket and Flickr. Its other major feature is the ability to access blog accounts online that enables the user to post without having to login to the actual account. Download Flock here. Want details on how to blog with Flock? Click on this link.

livewriter 2. Windows Live Writer (for Windows only) - Microsoft’s own entry and attempt to grab a share of the blogging market. It automatically integrates itself into Internet Explorer which is a nice feature. Originally intended for Windows Live Space users, they decided to make this available for many (if not all) blog accounts. Its a really good and full-featured blogging tool that I use but you have to install Microsoft’s proprietary “dotnet framework” files for it to work. You can download Windows Live Writer here and the necessary dotnet framework files here. You have to install the dotnet framework files first before you install Live Writer.

qumana 3. Qumana (for Windows/Mac) - A free blog editor thats based on simplicity and ease of use. It’s got the same full-featured functionality that Windows Live Writer has but its light on the system (I noticed that Windows Live Writer was hogging a bit of resources on the PC). Qumana is JAVA-based though and you may need to download the latest JAVA files for it to run. You can download Qumana here and if it requires you to download JAVA files for it to run, you can get the JAVA runtime environment here.

scribefire 4. Scribefire plugin for Firefox (for Windows/Linux/Mac) - For those of you who don’t want to install anything, consider using Scribefire, a simple plugin that allows you to post to your blogs within Firefox. Its got the basic features but only has limited support to some blogs. You can download Scribefire here.

I don’t have recommendations but try each and every tool out to see what suits you best.

For detailed use of each tool, please refer to the howto’s located at the side navigation of my blog. Thanks!