. : About Me : .
In her 8 year career in IT, Mephala has worn the thinking hats of a web developer, information architect, webmaster, usability consultant, copywriter, and content producer. She has since retired to become a professional mother to her son Jack and 5 cats, and lends her experience and expertise to this blog.
. : Categories : .
Vista Adventures | Lenovo v100 | Nokia | Blog | Mobile | SEO | Blogdrive | Software | Gadgetry | Industry | Reviews | Neat Finds | Tips and Tricks
. : My Blogs & Shop : .
Five Cats Blog
The Curious Book Shop
. : Noteworthy Posts : .
The Essential PC Security Toolbox
Content is King & Traffic, its Queen
How to Add a Favicon
Autogenerate Technorati Tags
Tune Your Alexa Ranking
Categories Hack with del.icio.us
Categories via ZoomClouds
Backup Your Life
Tips on Buying a Laptop
Monthly Archives for Blogdrive
Why Blogdrive Trumps Blogger
. : Friends of TechBot : .
Blogdrive Help Forum
John Furie Zacharias
Shen's Baby Diary
Shen's Marriage Journal
. : Tech Blogs : .
A Consuming Experience
Lorelle on Wordpress
The Nokia Blog
Web Worker Daily
. : credits : .
annika von holdt
. : Contacts : .
RSS Feed || Atom Reed
. : Neat Buttons : .
Reviewing the Web ~ one pixel at a time
Killer apps, cool widgets, sweet gadgets, hot fixes, nice web thangs
February 15, 2007
Blog Tips and Tricks: Content is King and Traffic, its Queen
On Problogger today, Darren believes that the key to a successful blog is to write great content and the links will come.
That is partly true, but it is fruitless if no one reads it because they don't know it is there. It's like inventing Coke and having no one but yourself drink it everyday.
If you have been a long-time blogger and socialise online fairly frequently, it is easy to build up a regular following over 2 years or more of blogging.
Since I got interested in SEO and analytics, I was surprised that both my earlier blogs have a Page Rating (PR) of 4 each. Both blogs have regular visitors and many new ones, according to StatCounter, and I have friends, offline and online who link to me and stop by often.
The best way to introduce traffic to your blog, imo, is through regular surfing and posting to your own communities in forums or social networking groups. You'll attract like-minded people who will add you to their blog and continue to visit.
I have always focused on content. Writing's therapeutic to me and I would write (and have for years) just for an audience of one. Having others read it is just the icing on the cake.
Hence, learning to drive traffic to my blog is something brand new and exciting to me, and as a lover of learning, I'm relishing the journey and hope you will too.
Technorati: page rating, seo, analytics, content, links, writing
February 9, 2007
SEO Tips and Tricks: How to Autogenerate Technorati Tags in Firefox
After searching and considering various methods, this is the fastest, coolest, and easier method to implement and use:
2. Create a New Bookmark.
3. Name it "Technorati tags" or anything you want.
4. Paste the code into the "Location:" field.
5. Save it.
6. Ensure it is in your Bookmarks Toolbar, click it, add words, and you got your HTML code to add to your blog!
Andrew Beacock's Blog
Lorelle on Wordpress
Tags: Technorati, tags, firefox, blog tips
February 3, 2007
Surf with your Mobile Phone on Opera Mini
My world opened up instantly the moment I downloaded Opera Mini into my phone. And this was a few months ago. Since I have been blissfully surfing during the long night feeds and not missing out on too much with the Internet literally at my fingertips.
I just attempted my first moblog post on my other blog Strange Machines, and successfully posted an amendment in my profile as well as added a post despite the error message that appeared for the latter.
Unlike the in-built browser on my Nokia, the experience of browsing on Opera Mini is very similar to browsing on a regular browser, except it doesn't seem to read tables and the images and text are shrunk. They've also added a photo sharing function that I am itching to try out.
My only beef with it is the inability to surf with tabs. :p But that's a bit to ask for now.
Tags: mobile blogging, Opera Mini, cool apps