Have you tried SEM for Blogs yet?

On January 4, 2010, in SEM, by entmind

While everyone thinks that they can get better traffic results with SEO and SEM for their websites, this is just one facet where you can utilize these marketing tools. You can also use SEM for blogs. And for those who are wary about using a blog for personal or even commercial use, with SEM you can double the amount of traffic that finds your blog, therefore doubling the amount of traffic you will get to your website.

Although huge amounts of traffic do no necessarily equate to more business, at least the traffic has been pre-qualified as they have already read your blogs before visiting your website. Therefore the chances of turning a visitor into a customer are much higher!

In order to work with SEM concepts for your blog, you will first want to know what your current search engine position is for your website and for your blog (if you already have one). If you are just creating a blog, you don’t need to check the ranking of it just yet. Considering the theme of the blog you want to associate with your website, you will want to come up with a variety of keywords that not only describe the blog, but your business and any other relevant keywords that will work.

Another way to check out how SEM is working for you is to look at your competition. On the search engine page you will want to review the websites that are listed above you and on the first page of the results. This will clue you in on why they might be ranking higher than you. This could be because of the type of blog they have, the page names, and the SEO content of their blog.

To improve your own rankings, you will want to offer SEO articles and better content for your readers. You can do this yourself, or you can spend a little money and hire an SEO writer to do it for you. But learning how SEO works for getting more traffic is a key element in making your blog and your business a success.

You could also submit your own articles to article websites like this one which you can use to generate interest in your businesses products or services. Make sure that you run a link to your blog site, in the author signature, as well as to your main business site if indeed you have one.

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Are you tired of searching the web for the best wordpress plugins for your wordpress blog? If so then today is your lucky day because what I have you here is what I think to be the best wordpress plugins every wordpress blogger should be using for there blog or blogs period.

I’m sure once you go through the list I have put together below and read through what each of these wordpress plugins can do for your blog you’ll soon agree that these are the best wordpress plugins you’ve been searching for.

I’ve spent countless hours searching the web for the best wordpress plugins for my blogs because with them they can simplify a lot of tedious work giving you more time to do what you need to do with your blogs.

My suggestion to you is if you want to reduce the time involved with searching the web for the best wordpress plugins then make a plan now to read through the rest of this article.

Okay, that is enough talking, let’s get to the heart of the best wordpress plugins every wordpress blogger should be using.

Below is the list I have put together with some brief descriptions and hyperlinks to where you can download these wordpress plugins.

#1. Akismet –


Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blogs “Comments” admin screen.

#2. All In One SEO –


Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).

#3. Broken Link Checker –


This plugin is will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.

#4. WordPress Database Back Up –


WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.

#5. Exec-Php – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exec-php/

The Exec-PHP plugin executes PHP code in posts, pages and text widgets.

#6. Google XML Sitemaps –


This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog.

#7. MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer –


Save your blog from getting tagged as ping spammer by installing this plugin.

#8. MaxBlogPress Favicon


Help create brand awareness by displaying a little favourite icon (favicon) in the title of our blog next to the URL.

#9. WP-Cache


WP-Cache is an extremely efficient WordPress page caching system to make you site much faster and responsive.

#10. Auto Hyperlink URLs


Auto-hyperlink text URLs in post content and comment text to the URL they reference.

#11. No Ping Wait


The purpose of the No Ping Wait plugin is to prevent WordPress authors from having to wait for all of the update services to respond to new post pings.

#12. FD Feedburner Plugin


Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed to Feedburner.com.

#13. WordPress.com Stats


Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks.

#14. What Would Seth Godin Do


Displays a custom welcome message to new visitors and much more.

#15. Popularity Contest


This will enable ranking of your posts by popularity; using the behavior of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity

That’s quite the list isn’t it? But they each serve a purpose as you’ll see when you look into each further.

If you wish to search for more wordpress plugins you can at – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

Now if you want to get the very best out of WordPress then you need the best wordpress plugins, so keep these ones handy.

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Hosting Related to Blogs, – Free or Paid

On January 1, 2010, in Web Hosting, by entmind

What is Blogging? It is a contraction of the term “web-logging”. In a simple language, blogging is an online log that is arranged in an undo sequential order. It covers the entire comments, declarations, links, or any other thing of concern to the blog writer.

But before beginning one’s own blog, one needs to fulfill two root necessities.

1. Software to access a blog.

2. Position on the Internet to host it.

If above mentioned factors are fulfilled, one can have four categories of blogs:

1. Free Software plus Free Web hosting

2. Free Software plus Paid Web hosting

3. Paid Software plus Price of Web hosting

4. Paid Software plus Paid Web hosting

Recommendations and descriptions regarding merits and demerits of these four options are given below:

1. Free Software plus Free Web hosting:

An absolutely free route to blogging! Here both software and the virtual hosting demand no money.

Now, comes to the negative points in this system. In this system availability of the features is less in comparison to the paid services. Online posting of pictures or giving favorite look to site also restricted.

Companies delivering free software and domain hosting frequently exploit the user by putting their advertisement in his/her site declining site’s look in visitors’ eyes.

The prime advantage is that it is a completely free system. It is quite useful for a new comer trying different experiments regarding blogging.

So, this choice is left open for all those who worth their money or are newcomers.

2. Free Software + Paid Web hosting

Through this option one can get free software but need to shell out for the domain hosting.

Cost factor plays a very important role in this option. For domain hosting minimum charge will be $5 a month but actual budget would be a little bit higher i.e. around $7-8. A yearly registration will charge around $10-30.

One will get additional facility lacking in free hosting. User has the liberty to change the look of site as per requisite and can also post pictures. However, softwares in it lag behind in features as compare to paid softwares.

One can prefer this option because only at the cost of virtual hosting and domain registration, one can enjoy outstanding features and flexibility.

3. Paid Software plus Price of Web hosting

One can call it as subscription-based option. Constant charge prevails in this option.

User requires recompensing at least $6 and $15 a month for basic services and advanced features respectively.

The charge grows up to $200 a year, making this option a highly pricey one.

Along with the option of customization of site’s look and online posting of photographs, the user will receive software delivering additional features in comparison to a free one.

People do not like to bear troubles related to virtual hosting and software installation issues con prefer to use it. Undoubtedly, it provides outstanding features but demands some high charge.

4. Paid Software + Paid Web hosting

In this alternative, one needs to pay for both software and domain hosting.

The price of domain hosting would be around $5 to $10 a month however, user needs to pay at least $45 for software a time.

One can enjoy an ample amount of flexibility through this option. One can not only owe his/her own domain name and also can have all round blogging software.

One can give preference to this alternative as cost cannot be a hurdle when it is a matter of business.

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