Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Top (Known) Linkbaiting Techniques

Linkbaiting. The art of grabbing people’s attention so they will link to you. What are some examples of linkbait?

Linkbaiting is basically writing/making something that people are sure to notice, come back to, link to, and tell others about. I probably don’t have to tell you that this benefits you a lot. Incoming links are worth a lot in the blogosphere, especially from bigger blogs. You get traffic from the other blogs, and you get PageRank too.

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BlogBuzz September 11, 2007

Combat Blogger’s Block

Out of blog post ideas? It happens. Other bloggers will tell you to “look through your archives” and to “read other blogs.” While they’re both good suggestions, I have a better strategy: Don’t run out of ideas in the first place. It is possible…

Speedlinking: The New Way And The Old Way

You’ve heard of Speedlinking, right? Examples: BlogBuzz, Weekly WTH, Speedlinking. NorthXEast.com defines Speedlinking as “The Speedlinker (named in honor of Problogger Darren Rowse) is a post where you link up a series of posts from other blogs that your readers would be interested in,…

Are You Obsessed With Blogging?

Take the test and find out! For the past few days, I’ve been working on a multiple choice test. Answer the questions and it will give you a percentage of how obsessed you are. It’s only twenty questions long, so it won’t take more…

BlogBuzz September 8, 2007

Inspire Yourself! 9 CSS Design Galleries

Have you run into a brick wall while designing a new layout? It happens a lot, but there’s an easy remedy. First, head over to Smashing Magazine and look at their design roundups. Still stuck? It’s time too look through some design galleries. There…

Are We Moving Away From The Traditional Blog Design?

ProBlogger recently had a redesign, taking it further away from the traditional “blog look.” Other blogs, like Ars Technica, have taken a similar approach, looking and acting more like magazines. They’re still blogs, but they don’t scream “I’m a blog!” Personally, I like both…

12 Simple, but Essential WordPress Plugins

These WordPress plugins are some of the best ones I’ve found, and I find them totally essential for this blog, despite their simplicity. Some are so obvious that their features should be built-in to WordPress. Subscribe to Comments – Give your readers the ability…

Websites as Graphs

This is either a useful tool or a fun toy. Websites as Graphs is a Java applet that renders your website’s (X)HTML structure as a graph of colored dots. You enter a sites’ URL into the form, and the applet puts a black dot…

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