March 7th, 2014

Read this week


How to make money from your blog.

Old article but still makes interesting reading, especially for a newbie.

Blog Comments and More on Blog Comments

Interesting take on why he took blog comments off his blog and its effect on his traffic…which was none…

How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)

Basically content is key, write for humans not machines (seo), know why you want high traffic, and don’t oversell your readers.


Best Classified Ad Plugins And Themes For WordPress

Title is self-explanatory. I am bookmarking this one as I am still trying to find the best classified plugin for Feel free to recommend any here.

Does Domain Age Have An Effect On Website Rankings?

So, basically is the answer is we don’t know but it certainly doesn’t hurt to be the oldest belle at the ball. That’s mostly for user experience rather than seo purposes, though.


7 Great Alternatives To The Google Keywords Tool

Four are free! Three are paid.

Will Social Media Relics Rise Again

I haven’t even heard of some of these. Lol.


Is Your Personal Information Public?

The privacy is included with my hosting company but this posts gives decent instructions on how to do it yourself.

How to Change the Number of Posts Displayed on Your Homepage

I generally set mine to 7 just because that is my favorite number. Never occurred to me how the number could be effecting load time. Still debating having the “read more” tag. Personally, I am not a fan…but professionally….???

How to Stand Out as a Blogger

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Short but sweet. Read other blogs and find one to emulate and then add a bit of you into the equation. Like this blog, if I was using it for its intended purposes, would be blogging for dummies, a sort of anti-thesis of problogger and the other gurus. I am, after all, no guru.


How To Live Your Life In 140 Characters More Effectively?

Every time I tweet, I get a small amount of traffic to my blog. Every single time. I really should get off my duff and tweet more often! Lol.  Or at least program some auto-tweets or something…


How To Increase Pagerank?

Pagerank is not as big of a thing as it was when I first started blogging. Still, it is useful to know and this post breaks down the basics of pagerank.


Understanding The Amount of Content You Need For Your Blog

Awesome post breaking down how often a blog needs to post to reach the goals of revenue, readers, or traffic. Actually, I think that consistency is more the key than number of posts. Either way, I struggle to not procrastinate.


Charles Darwin’s 12 Rules of Blogging Survival

I am thinking of going number 7 “Be More Extreme than the Others” on MsCrookedHalo. Not to extreme, though, that I stray from being a vanilla site though. Lol.


6 SEO Myths Debunked By Google

Some of this was over my head. I never really understood all of the “meta” stuff so it is good to know that now I won’t have to.



3 comments to Read this week

  • I’ve never understood all that meta stuff too! One thing I do know is when I used to post almost daily, my ranking was wayyy much higher than now. These days, I don’t blog quite as frequently, at most once a week.

    Great links you shared, BTW! Thanks!

  • OMG, I am just super-excited that somebody even read my post here. Lol. Sometimes I feel that I am just talking to myself. Which, let’s face it, I mostly am!

    I’ll keep the links coming just for you. See you next Friday (as I attempt to keep my procrastinating gene under control. Lol.)

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