Why You Need to Link to Your Own Blog Posts

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  • Written on: January 30th, 2009

Last week I mentioned that I was going back to revise some of my older blog posts to help them rank better for their key terms. After adding much missing meta data, scrubbing for dead links and nofollowing ones placed for reference purposes, my traffic jumped 12%.  At the same time my bounce rate also […]

Akismet Trackback Spam Ban Lifted!

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  • Written on: January 15th, 2009

As I explained in yesterday’s post, Akismet banned me from posting comments on WordPress blogs because of my use of a trackback spam tool I tested out a few months ago.

After some searching, I found one other blogger who suggested simply contacting Akismet if you feel you were wrongly blacklisted.

While I definitely deserved some punishment for trying to exploit the trackback system, I had been “clean” form spam-like activities for a long time and had been working diligently for months to restore my blog’s honor in the eyes of Akismet.

Could a simple email be the answer I had been looking for?

In fact, it was. I used the contact form on the Akismet website to submit a “I have a support or feature request” service ticket. I was completely honest in my email where I explained what happend and asked for the penalty to be lifted.

Twitter’s Future is With Marketers, not Twit-Snobs says CEO

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  • Written on: December 26th, 2008

To all of the nose-raised snobs on who churn out 140 keystroke diatribes on maintaining the purity of Twitter I say – No one really cares what you are doing.

Tweetbeep Can See Through Twitter Privacy Protection

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  • Written on: November 2nd, 2008

The other day I was getting my teeth filled at the Dentist and my phone vibrated telling me my Dentist had just tweeted! It seems like everyone is on Twitter these days. Some people use it for marketing, some people use it as a public diary, and some people elect to password protect their updates […]

Keyword Density is Important

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  • Written on: September 19th, 2008

The legacy definition of keyword density doesn’t cut it entirely in today’s search engines. Relative distance from other keywords is just as vital to an SEO effort.

200 RSS Readers!! Woo Hoo

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  • Written on: August 22nd, 2008

Today for the first time ever FeedBurner is reporting that I have 200 RSS subscribers!

Adoptic Offers 500 Free Credits to BlogHers – Review

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  • Written on: July 20th, 2008

Adoptic is another traffic exchange company with a widget that you place in your sidebar to promote stories from other blogs. You can get 500 free credits in their traffic exchange if you sign up using the promo code “blogher”.

The First Days of the Top Affiliate Challenge

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  • Written on: July 4th, 2008

I finally have found a moment to write something on my shinny new blog since the start of the show. We have had some amazing things happen and were also forced to overcome some massive challenges.

Which PPC Network Wants Some Free Exposure?

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  • Written on: May 21st, 2008

So why is it so hard to get some credits from PPC companies like Google AdWords, Yahoo Publisher Network, or Microsoft AdCenter? Emails have gone unanswered, insiders have intervened with their contacts on my behalf only to be stonewalled for a response.

Comments Fixed, So Comment Now to Win!

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  • Written on: April 30th, 2008

If you missed out on this prize, next week you can win a free copy of Norton Internet Security just by subscribing to this blog’s RSS or subscribing by email!

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