Category Archives: Blogging

Ideas for Blogging, including websites, information, and tips.

Buzz: Website Grader – Grade your website and evaluate your SEO!

Website Grader blends over 50 different variables, including search engine data, website structure, approximate traffic, site performance, and others, to evaluate the quality of a website, provide comparable data for other sites, and tips on how to improve yours. I was intrigued so I decided to run a number of websites through the grading and came up with… Read More »

Hack Sitesell Sites: Five Tips on How to Gain a Competitive Insight on any SBI Website.

How to Discover Almost Any SBI-site’s Secrets, otherwise known as how to hack a Sitesell site (not that anyone cares anymore!). I’ll assume that you have a website set up (any one), and that you have your eyes on a keyword or niche already. If not, then perhaps you already know an SBI site… They’re easy to find, once you know what patterns to use.

Why are you building someone else’s Web 2.0 wealth?

There are many community based sites on the Web2.0… and many of them are private companies, not foundations. While many of them claim to have altruistic motives, sometimes the motivation of money can be much stronger than the notion of building a unique service that helps humanity. For most users, that’s fine because they don’t really worry about such… Read More »

Infographics: Powerful to Use, but Consider Your Audience

Infographics are a powerful way to get your message across, and they are being increasingly use to do so in contexts where quick & effective communication is essential: social websites, presentations, and other more fleeting media environments. However, to be effective a number of factors need to be taken into account: including size of the graphic, the speed… Read More »

Additional (overlooked) Tips on Internet Security

Recently two of my accounts were hacked from Turkey while I was asleep. I’m not sure exactly what was looked at, what was copied without my knowledge, or what additional damage there was. Ever since then I’ve become a tad paranoid about online security, Edward Snowden’s revelations notwithstanding. But there are a couple of steps that I’ve taken… Read More »

Needing a little inspiration!

I’ve become a fan of Pat Flynn’s podcast at SmartPassiveIncome.com. So I thought I’d write him a letter as a way of finding I hope a little inspiration! Dear Pat, Been listening to your podcast and reading your website. I’m in a bit of a quandary… let me explain. I built two popular websites but each in turn… Read More »

Google Traffic: Help! What should I do now?

The real question is how do you grow your business? Yesterday is gone, today is here. Tomorrow is the opportunity. I do believe that ‘the build content and visitors will come from Google’ days are over. Google is now increasingly ranking existing traffic. In other words, if you’re already popular, expect to get found in Google, but if… Read More »

Dead End Blogging: Blog Charlatans vs Blogging Truths

Introducing the new occasional series called “DEAD END Blogging”… What is DEAD END Blogging? When you’re driving you occasionally will see this street sign … It clearly indicates that the road ahead ends soon, and that you will have to turn back and take another route to your destination. This series of short posts encourages bloggers (myself included)… Read More »

WordPress 2.9 is out: Are you ready?

I logged into one of my blogs today to see that WordPress 2.9 is already out! I’ve updated a couple of my sites already, and I’m noticing several improvements, including a slightly snappier speed on some actions. But the biggest news is the addition of a trash bin so when you go to delete your posts, they’re archived… Read More »