When leading instructional sessions on blogging, I often discuss the value of comments and how most blogs these days are not “if you write it they will come”, but rather “when you write it, no one cares”.
The new Facebook commenting system requires you to log in to Facebook in order to leave a comment on a site (that is using the plug-in). Therefore, the 99% of comments that this blog receives (as well as most others) that are spam, might be dramatically reduced.
Early today I gave a lecture on SEO to a interactive marketing team about how to refine and improve their current SEO efforts. Needless to say, many of these tools will help!
Chris Lake write’s a concise and simple post offering 10 essential tips for gaining more retweets. Some tips are easier to follow than others, but if you can follow even a few of these, you’re off to a good start and ahead of the pack.
Google publicly announces another step towards ridding the ‘net of content farms
As more and more search engines enter the content creation world, will the boundaries of editorial integrity be crossed?
Problogger recently posted a great “200-level” article on their site with regards to driving traffic. Obviously 100-level stuff consists of the basics we all know (like posting quality content with good, catchy titles). This 200-level article discuss some lesser known tips, which I highly recommend.
AOL just convinced itself to pay $315 for the HuffPost, which produces limited original content, outside of the ranting deranged posts of its readers who comment on the articles HuffPost assembles and reposts from other sites and sources.
Still a little foggy on the specifics… but Facebook will roll out a new commenting system very soon. Facebook seems to receive a fair amount of criticism when it rolls out new features and services; many times these are well deserved jabs.
I’m teaching some bloggers next week how to blog, and how to get their blog noticed. One place to start is to make sure that your bloggers understand basic SEO (search engine optimization) techniques, so that they incorporate those into each post.