What is the largest page size that Google's spider will crawl?
Friday, August 29, 2008
No Duplicate Content: The content is what matters most, for Google as well as your readers. It should be fresh, unique for Google, and informative for your readers.
Back Links Content: As known to all, Google gives lots of value to Quality Back Links. Therefore, if you have some insight on your blog, you can share it with other bloggers and talk about it in forums, and the blogosphere will love to link you back.
Make the spider feel your effort is warranted and there is no stopping it from indexing the whole content, even unusually large documents.
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Labels: Content Management
Social Media: Whats Your Flavor?
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Social media has brought the world together, yet a few earthlings do not understand its importance, and the way it can effect their business.
In today’s rapidly changing advertising and communication media, a unidimensional
approach to branding can no more sustain a brand. Companies must understand new technologies and the role that they play in influencing customer preferences, and embrace them.
Its the era where every brand needs to be connected to its consumers and the way they feel about a product. Consumers speak, trend starts, businesses grow‐ or they are doomed‐ with a click of the mouse or push of a send button. In order to succeed today, one must not only understand what their consumers want, but how they find that information, validate it and make decisions. With social media, the power has decidedly shifted away from marketers to consumers; citizen journalists influence a brand’s reputation, and customer perceptions influence a brand’s image more
than ever before.
The sooner this is understood, the better :)
Labels: Social Media
Keep it Simple, make it user-friendly-
Thursday, August 21, 2008
So let us take the first few basic elements to start-
Blog URL and name: Should define your goal. Do not make a mistake I made, with such a big URL. People hardly remember it. Blog.yourcompanyname.com does work fine if you are planning to integrate it with the site. In addition, the name of your blog should be attractive and memorable and something that should relate to the topic of the blog. The name is going to carry the blog's brand forward.
Blog loading time: At times when most of us go for shared hosting, we may not get speed for our blogs what we really wish. Websites on new technologies based on SSI (server side include). Lower the quality of graphics a little bit sometimes effects your loading time.
Blog content: People start real blogs because they think about something a lot. Blogging is about writing engaging and compelling content. It about encouraging people to think about the subject you are writing. What you should remember, is writing good content does not finish the deal. Good content and regular content should be posted. You may not find lots of time to come up with long and very informative posts. Keep them short, crisp with adequate amount of information, and your readers will even love you for that. (I promise to write more often from now onwards :) ).
Blog navigation: Navigation is obviously one of the most critical aspects of usability, especially for blogs where there is frequent addition of content. In order to improve the navigation of your blog you will need to address several key issues, like ability to find older content in an effective way. This will need a whole post to go in detail, but remember to make decisions according to what will help visitors find what they are looking for, and what will allow you to maintain efficiency with managing the blog.
Contact information: Keeping a form between your visitors and you is annoying. Give them some direct contact number or at least your email id if not your direct postal address. It builds trust and a proof of your existence. Contact forms make people go away many times before they could contact you.
HTML Hassles: Even a blog on wordpress, blogspot etc you might have problems, if you have tweaked with templates and inserted ads in columns. You should check if the website is loading perfectly on all browsers. This is important to keep your visitors away from any problems while they browse their blog.
To be continued... in details.
Labels: Better Blogging