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Speedlinking – 14 July 2007

  • Redfly Marketing have released a firefox plugin that allows you to see what Google results are in different parts of the world for the keyword you’re searching for. As someone with blogs focussed upon geographic areas I can see how useful this would be.
  • Steph writes about how using capitals to start words when writing URLs can help when promoting your blog
  • Brian wants to know if Deleting Posts is wrong? – I’m not sure I’ve ever done it but don’t really have a problem with it like some bloggers would if the post becomes dated or you change your opinion on something or you’ve written something you later regret etc. I personally would probably just update old posts with new information to help readers see the journey I’ve been on with a post – but don’t really mind if others take the delete option. Head over to Brian’s to have you say.
  • DoshDosh writes a good guide to optimizing your site for Google Images – the list is a good one, although I’d caution readers to approach it with moderation. I’ve got a few blogs that do very well with Google Images and don’t do all 19 things. Perhaps I could do better but the danger is becoming so obsessed by it that you can get distracted from other core blogging functions.
  • ChrisG asks Does Your Site Frighten Readers Away? Great question to ask – I’ve been asking it myself of late and we’re just a few weeks away from a complete design overhaul here at ProBlogger to rectify some of the things I’m not satisfied with.
  • Mark shares his 11 Blogging Lessons
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Comments

  1. Hey Brian,

    I was just literally thinking about when you might be planning a site redesign. Glad to hear that it’s in the works, and I’m really excited to see how it turns out.

    – Mason

  2. Bruce says:

    Darren, Thanks so much for these links. The timing is great as I’m just starting a brand new blog on online book selling (I’ll only begin marketing it once I’m happy with the content – resource type blog). I’m familiar with Dosh Dosh- good stuff there and I look forward to reading all of the others in more depth. Your site continues to be a great resource and is appreciated.

  3. Lucia says:

    A long, long time ago, I wrote a post describing how to block and redirect referrers containing spam words using htaccess. The post contained a huge number of pharmaceutical terms, sex terms etc. Some time later when I looked at my referrer logs, I saw that single post was constantly being bombarded.

    The htacess redirect worked, but better easier spam plugins has been developed. So I decided to delete that specific post.

    The spam attacks stopped and I found it much easier to read my logs.

  4. Wow.

    Sorry to make a fool out of my self. I meant Darren, not Brian (I do love Copyblogger too).

    I hope you’ll forgive my mess up.

    – Mason

  5. Good article by DoshDosh. Thanks!

  6. You’ve given us lots of good leads and some things to think about- thanks!

    One Man. One Year. $100,000 online. How’s he doing it?
    http://www.oneyeargoal.com

  7. Gopinath M says:

    The article “Does Your Site Frighten Readers Away?” is very informative.Thanks

    Gopinath M
    Tech Thoughts

  8. Brian Heys says:

    Thanks for the link, Darren – unexpected, and appreciated! :)

  9. Matt Jones says:

    I like the 11 lessons, I wrote a post containing 11 blogging mistakes. It’s surprising how many lessons/mistakes there are to make!