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16 Apr, 2010

Return Of Monika Mundell

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As some of you perhaps noticed – this year hasn’t been the most productive for me in terms of creating content on this blog. Too many personal things have come into play that make process of finding time to do proper research and content creating very difficult. So I’m happy to announce return of my good friend and pro-blogger Monika Mundell as a contributing author to this blog until I get my life back to its proper flow. Monika is an expert blogger and someone who already contributed quite a bit on this blog. Because her blogging style and ideas are closely aligned to my own I believe she will be a great source of information and I hope you enjoy reading her posts as much as I do! So please do welcome Monika and I will still continue to write myself, am not excluding myself from the picture, just making sure you will continue to receive the information you have come to expect from this blog. Related blogging articles 7 Quick Tips Toward a Successful Blog (best-tutorial.net) Turn Yoyur Opinion Into Ca$h! Get Paid For Your HONEST Opinion…While Letting Other People Do The Selling For You.If You Can Talk, You Can Earn! Get Review Blog System Now! Copyright WordPress Guides Blog . All rights reserved. If reading this content on site other then origination blog – it was stolen and publisher is in direct violation of copyrights. Please report violation

14 Apr, 2010

10 Essential Timesaving WordPress Plugins

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As one of the most popular blogging platforms ever, WordPress is a convenient and powerful solution for publishing to the Web. As blogs grow and as bloggers get busier, they have less time for routine behind-the-scenes tasks like managing old posts, cleaning up code, or managing databases. Fortunately, WordPress can be customized and scaled with user-selected plugins that help make it easier to manage. Plugins can help adapt WordPress to bloggers depending on their individual needs to make their time more profitable by converting management time into revenue-generating blogging time. The following list presents 10 essential timesaving WordPress plugins for you to try. 1. Pages+ WordPress pages become more difficult to manage as they increase in number. Pages+ provide bulk page management that solves that problem. This plugin saves you time by allowing you to define page order and categories on many pages at once. Pages + also provides for the addition and deletion of pages. When installed, this plugin replaces the page admin section inside the WordPress dashboard with a powerful and easy to use page management interface. 2. Tweetable Twitter WordPress users who Tweets know how much time it takes to tweet all their WordPress blog posts. By adding the Tweetable Tweets plugin, WordPress users will automatically tweet every new post without any extra time or effort. The plugin even allows you to choose your preferred short URL service. 3. SmartVideo Plus By enhancing WordPress into a robust Content Management System (CMS) for videos, Smart Video takes the hassle out of embedding videos into your WordPress blog, saving you precious time for other things. SmartVideo Plus enhances the look of your blog too by displaying thumbnails rather than video player boxes on your blog. Even better, SmartVideo Plus helps with SEO, helping your titles and tags to be readily found via Google and other search engines. 4. Sticky Post Sticky Post saves bloggers time by making it easier to add the same content to the top of blog all your posts. No longer do you have to modify each post by hand or spend your time hacking WordPress themes to do this. With this plugin, you can easily add an important message or article to the beginning of every post so your visitors won’t miss it, all through a time saving interface. Sticky Post works by adding one custom field to the post you want to “stick” and you’re done! 5. Post Ideas This fantastic plugin isn’t very fancy, but it saves a lot of time by helping WordPress users manage their drafts. In fact, you can enter your rough drafts or blog ideas without creating an unmanageable mess in your blog’s dashboard. This is great for brainstorming through an easy to manage prioritized list of all the writing ideas you want to develop for future use. 6. WP-DB Manager For bloggers that spend a lot of time ‘under the hood’ of WordPress, the WP-DB Manager plugin is a lifesaver as well as a time-saver. This makes managing your WordPress database an easy task. This plugin adds a new ‘Database’ tab to your dashboard and allows you to backup, optimize, and manage your blog’s underlying database with ease, all within the WordPress administrator’s login. 7. Adrotate Those who monetize their WordPress blogs often spend too much time managing advertisements. Adrotate is one of the easiest and most powerful banner management plugins that saves time by rotating advertisements, setting expiration dates, managing groups of ads, and tracking advertising clicks. Do all this from a handy interface found in your WordPress dashboard. 8. Search and Replace When names, email addresses, or URLs change, they can leave a lot of embarrassing broken links on your blog. Manually updating these items took a lot of time in the past, but now the Search and Replace plugin makes it fast and easy. A user-friendly interface lets you set parameters for the data you want to manipulate. Once you fill that out, just enter the information you want to replace and the information you want to replace it with, press a button and you’re done! 9. Tidy Up Many WordPress users spend too much time updating HTML into optimized XHTML to make blog posts, pages, and comments load faster and display properly in visitors’ browsers. The Tidy Up plugin streamlines this process by locating problems and updating code automatically all from a convenient user interface. 10. Mass Post Manager You’ve been blogging for years and have thousands of posts to deal with every time you change your categories or manage comments. Don’t spend hours doing this manually! Mass Post Manager allows you to bulk-apply new categories, delete comments, and perform other routine tasks on large numbers of posts at once. Keep an eye on this plugin too, because even more features are expected to be added in the future that will make WordPress management even easier. This guest post was written by Tom Walker , a designer and blogger working with a provider of ink next day anywhere in the UK. He edits and contributes posts to their blog on the subjects of advertising art and print media design. Related WordPress plugins articles: Guest Blogger Plugin For Your WordPress Blog (howtospoter.com) What, Why, How – WordPress Plugins (blogmistress.com) Four Lazy WordPress Plugin Desires (climbtothestars.org) FREE DVD! Ultimate Video Guide to a Complete WordPress Security as my gift to you! Secure Your WordPress Blog Now! Absolutely FREE!. Copyright WordPress Guides Blog . All rights reserved. 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Search Engine Optimization simply can’t exist without proper keyword research . Period. But no matter how much we know about it – doing the proper keyword research is time intensive and too often we simply skip it all together! Well, here is the tool that will make that process EXTREMELY simple for you, although not a foolproof. A Firefox extension provided by the guys at Wordtracker and designed to help you create more targeted content. Let’s look at what is a seo blogger and just how simple it is to use it.. Using SEO Blogger your content simply has better chance of getting additional traffic from search engines without too much of the extra effort on your part. Guys at Wordtracker provide a great tutorial and I have no intentions to duplicate it. But here is a screenshot of me using SEO Blogger while creating this post: Easy, although in this case I’m not sure how much traffic it will actually bring me But hey – main goal of this blog post is to share with you a cool tool and if you like it – you can download SEO Blogger extension here. Let me know what you think! Related articles by Zemanta Learn How To Do SEO (ronmedlin.com) SEO 101 – Part 8: Everything You Need to Know About Keywords (searchengineguide.com) Optimize a Single Post On Your Blog for SEO (problogger.net) Do You Have 4 Minutes? Than Allow me to give you Secure, Web 2.0 Enabled, Search Engine Optimized, Cash Sucking WordPress Blog! Create a Blog in 4 Minutes (Video Proof) . Copyright WordPress Guides Blog . All rights reserved. If reading this content on site other then origination blog – it was stolen and publisher is in direct violation of copyrights. Please report violation Related posts The Keyword Minute Report by Brad Callen (11) PPC Web Spy For Competitive Keywords Analysis (20) Allow Google Tell You What Search Results To Dominate (29) Why you Should Watch Google? (23) Why Do You Hate Me? … A Question For Google (7) Webmaster Tools Every Blogger Need To Know About (12)

If you’re fairly new to blogging, it can sometimes feel like you’re not getting anywhere with your blog.  You’ve got very little traffic, almost zero interaction, and not much hope it will get any better any time soon. I started my latest blog roughly around October/November of 2009. (I think!) So around about six months ago.  Today it’s currently a PR 3, with an Alexa ranking of 478,175 and climbing.  In the last six months I’ve had roughly 22,165 visits and 57,129 page views. Now that is fairly modest in comparison to many more established blogs, but I’m pretty proud of the traction I’ve gained so far and am excited about its continued growth.   And I feel there are a handful of simple things I did that really helped to propel that growth fairly quickly. 1.  Killer unique content. I’m a freelance ghostwriter by trade, and writing is a bit fun for me, so it might be a little easier for me than perhaps others.  But killer unique content is vitally important if you really want your blog to shine, to gain readers and interaction, and please Google. Experiment with your content, take risks, and see what kind of response you get.  Also, pay attention to post length… it depends on the niche, but sometimes longer posts are more suitable and sometimes shorter posts.  Sometimes a nice blend is preferred by your target market. 2.  Take advantage of social media. I’m fortunate in that I have quite a large Twitter following that I make a point to interact with regularly.  So when I post something new, I automatically Tweet about it, sometimes several times throughout the first day and the next. I also pull my content directly to my Facebook FanPage , as well as often post new content to my wall for my other FB friends.  If you cultivate those relationships, you’ll find your content gets ReTweeted and shared if it’s good… which means more eyes and traffic for you. 3. Schedule your own ReTweets. I primarily use Su.Pr to schedule these.  I do an initial Retweet, and then I schedule a few more throughout the day and into the next day.  I also make sure that if it’s a really good post (IMO) to Stumble it through the Su.Pr interface as well. I firmly believe this has been a really large part in my blog gaining more traction.  I also schedule a few ReTweets here and there using Hootsuite as well.  Just be sure to mix it up and make the times a bit random.  ReTweeting the same stuff at the same times every day won’t win you any favors with your followers. 4. Post frequently and on a schedule if possible. The most successful blogs usually post every day and sometimes several times a day.  However that’s not always possible for some, so just simply choosing to post on a regular weekly schedule, such as 1-3 times a week could work equally as well for your blog. I’d recommend starting off with posting at least 5 days a week to start, and then if you want to taper off as you gain a readership, you can.  I’d also recommend that if you only post 1-3 times per week, really make those posts quality with a lot of shine and sparkle, as well as slightly longer than the typical 500 word article. 5. Finally? Guest post. This is actually only my third guest post, my first was on ProBlogger and the second on a paid forum, but I’ve seen a huge increase in readership, interaction, and traffic just from those two things. So I’ve decided to make guest posting a regular part of my schedule for awhile, and this makes my third.  Guest posting can be a huge benefit to your own blog’s traffic and readership, and it’s a win-win because you get to give the blog owner you are guest posting for a nice day off from posting themselves.  Not to mention you are building a quality relationship with a fellow blog owner, which is an excellent way to network in my book. There you have it!  5 simple ways you can improve your blog and it’s traction on the web, and see a marked increase in your traffic and readership.  It might not be a perfect strategy, and it does involve work on your part, but it’s working well for me and could potentially work well for you too.  Now get to blogging! Cori is a freelance ‘ghost’ (as in writer/blogger) and the creative brains and dubious brawn behind her own blog Big Girl Branding. She’d also like to note that ‘big’ does not mean what you think it means. It was meant to indicate being a grown up.  Sigh… Of course you probably didn’t get that, and it totally loses its effect when she has to explain it. So I guess she’ll just have to put on her ‘big girl’ panties and deal with it. She’ll feel better about the whole misunderstanding though if you stop by and say hi. Worry FREE Niche Content Each and Every Month! For Less Than A Price Of Pizza, You Get Over 300 Brand-New, Top Shelf Blog Posts Each Month… Without Having To Write A Single Word … Get PLR Content Super Cheap here! Copyright WordPress Guides Blog . All rights reserved. If reading this content on site other then origination blog – it was stolen and publisher is in direct violation of copyrights. 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11 Mar, 2010

10 Ways to Measure Social Media

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2009 was the year many individuals and businesses dipped their toes in social media. 2010 will be the year where people look for ways to measure social media. Social media measurement however can be a little tricky. Where do I start? The best place to begin would be to figure out what you are looking to accomplish from using social media as an online marketing vehicle. Are you looking to build your network, broadcast messages, create community around your brand, drive traffic to your website or blog, or perhaps you just dove in with little thought or strategy? Having these questions answered will greatly help you determine what success in social media is and how you can measure it. Below is a list of ten tools you can use to measure social media. Web Traffic This is a basic but important way to measure social media if one of your goals is to increase traffic to your website or blog. Social media traffic referrals can be quickly measured using your favorite web analytics tool. Figure out which sites send the most traffic and also what type of content is successful. Advanced Segments Google Analytics has a pretty powerful feature called Advanced Segments. This allows you to group certain types of visits together in your data. This can come in handy when you are measuring traffic and conversions from social media. For example, you can create a custom segment for Twitter and Facebook. This will enable you to bring in these segments when you are analyzing your data so you can better determine various things like amount and quality of traffic from social media. Digg might send the most traffic but visitors from Twitter may convert better. Advanced segments can help you determine all this. Leads, Conversions and Sales This ties into some of the other mentions I made in regards to using your analytics for social media measurement. Track referring sites all the way through your funnel to see which networks are sending traffic that generates leads that convert to sales. Use this data to influence where you spend your time and efforts online. Facebook Insight Facebook pages come with an insightful (pun intended, I know, bad, right?) panel called Insight. This panel shares data on fans, interactions and quality of your posts. Graphs make viewing this data a breeze. Graphs display information such as total number of fans, unsubscribed fans and how they grow over time. Facebook is also kind enough to share demographic data of your fans. Links Clicked Another simple way of measurement is to look at the data url shorteners provide. There are many of them but my two favorite are Hootsuite’s ow.ly and bit.ly. Both tools shorten your urls and keep up with how many clicks your links receive as well as information on location of the people clicking on your links. This information is good because it can quickly uncover useful information such as which content people are interested in and what times of the day people are most likely to click on your messages. Blog Subscribers You can quickly keep an eye on your growth of your blog’s subscribers. Pay attention to subscription spikes in relation to your social media activity. Facebook Insight Facebook pages come with an insightful (pun intended, I know, bad, right?) panel called Insight. This panel shares data on fans, interactions and quality of your posts. Graphs make viewing this data a breeze. Graphs display information such as total number of fans, unsubscribed fans and how they grow over time. Facebook is also kind enough to share demographic data of your fans. Links Clicked Another simple way of measurement is to look at the data url shorteners provide. There are many of them but my two favorite are Hootsuite’s ow.ly and bit.ly. Both tools shorten your urls and keep up with how many clicks your links receive as well as information on location of the people clicking on your links. This information is good because it can quickly uncover useful information such as which content people are interested in and what times of the day people are most likely to click on your messages. Klout Klout is a tool that measures your reputation and influence on Twitter. What I like about Klout is it measures your TRUE REACH, not just the number of followers you have. True reach is defined as “the size of your engaged audience.” They subtract out bots and those accounts that you have nothing in common and no interaction with. Another cool feature is knowing your “amplification ability.” Amplification ability is defined by Klout as “This is the likelihood that your message will generate retweets or spark a conversation. “ This is good stuff here. 20,000 followers are no good if you have no influence or engagement. Twitter gives you the opportunity to amplify your message beyond your direct network, thus enabling your messages to go viral. Measuring your Twitter success by these metrics can prove valuable. Twitter Analyzer Twitter Analyzer is another robust tool used for measure your Twitter profile. Like Klout, it can help you get a better handle on your influence and reach and much more. What is cool about this tool is it gets very detailed down to the day and individual followers which provides great insight if you spend a little time looking through it. Socialseek Socialseek is a desktop application that enables you to quickly and easily track your brands mentions through various channels in social media. It checks tweets, blogs, videos, photos, and events on any topic, in your city as well as hot topics, news, stars and even your brand – all in real-time! They have a mobile app as well. This tool can help businesses stay on top of what people are saying about their brand and better react to negative chatter. Reputation management is important, especially for brands. Social media can help or hurt you and knowing what is being said and who is saying it is valuable information. Followers, Fans and Popular Front Page Stories Another way to measure social media is by simply looking at the number of your network. Monitor the growth of your network across each social media profile as well as any of your content that becomes popular on these sites as well. Be sure to track the quantity and quality of your network. There are many tools available now to help you measure social media and look for many more to pop-up through the course of the year. What tools and methods do you use? About the Author: Zack Hanebrink is an online marketing professional and publisher of Online Marketing Mashup , a blog that provides tips and resources for all aspects of online marketing. FREE DVD! Ultimate Video Guide to a Complete WordPress Security as my gift to you! Secure Your WordPress Blog Now! Absolutely FREE!. Copyright WordPress Guides Blog . All rights reserved. If reading this content on site other then origination blog – it was stolen and publisher is in direct violation of copyrights. Please report violation Related posts Twittering With Thwirl (13) Twitteriffic Information (21) Twitter AutoDM, Let The Bashing Begin! (14) The Power Of Desperation Or How Bloggers Encourage Comment Spammers (48) Importance Of Planning For Social Networks Failure (9) Around Blogosphere This Week (2)

10 Mar, 2010

Guest Blogger Plugin For Your WordPress Blog

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Love Blogging but need a vacation? Perhaps your blog hasn’t become the *HOTTEST* spot on the net with hundreds of bloggers begging to allow them submit content to it? Or perhaps you are just suffering from brain freeze and need a bit of time to re-evaluate your options all the while making sure you don’t lose your readers? What Do You Do? How Do You Find Quality Content For Your Blog? Obviously you can use an option provided to you by WordPress to schedule a bunch of posts for the future publishing, you can get some PLR content and re-write it, you can hire someone to create content for you or… You can install and take advantage of the options provided to your by Guest Blogger WordPress Plugin I love the idea so nicely implemented by this plugin. It simply allows you to search for quality content on one of the leading Article Directories (eZineArticles.com) using your designated keywords and then post them as Guest Blog Posts on your blog! Some of the important highlights: TOS Compliant – this plugin allows you to be fully compliant with main requirement that eZineArticles.com sets – no more than 25 articles from their directory can be used on your site or blog (single domain) and it also retains all the links and properties of the links, as set in original article! Plugin simply counts and once 25 articles posted – it stops and while it does give you option to reset the counter – I don’t recommend it! You get FULLY LEGAL content, so please stay true to the “light side of force” Automated – process can be completely automated and every imported article can be set to be either in Draft or Published mode. I love automation! Quality Content – while not unique in this case, it will be a generally high quality content as people who submit to that directory do their best to keep content quality high and articles engaging to readers. It does create a new user with same privileges as you have set under General Settings under “New User Default Role” – normally “Subscriber”. Just be aware of it so you don’t get alarmed when you see 25 new users created on your blog If you are a mindful of security – you might want to try using a =Current User= or =admin= as article author. See image below, as plugin used on one of my Niche Blogs: You can download Guest Blogger plugin and see more details here or simply install it from the Add New Plugin interface, just do a search for “Guest Blogger” term. Enjoy Your Well Deserved Vacation! …and please let me know what you think and share this post if you liked it! Do You Have 4 Minutes? Than Allow me to give you Secure, Web 2.0 Enabled, Search Engine Optimized, Cash Sucking WordPress Blog! Create a Blog in 4 Minutes (Video Proof) . Copyright WordPress Guides Blog . All rights reserved. If reading this content on site other then origination blog – it was stolen and publisher is in direct violation of copyrights. Please report violation Related posts WordPress Forums Plugins To Build Community (30) Free Tool To Pull Your Visitors By Their Ears And Turn Them Into Readers (9) WordPress Plugins You Need To See (16) WordPress Plugins That Add Value (17) WordPress Most Innovative Plugins List (22) WordPress Innovators Highlights (0)

10 Mar, 2010

Guest Blogger Plugin For Your WordPress Blog

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Love Blogging but need a vacation? Perhaps your blog hasn’t become the *HOTTEST* spot on the net with hundreds of bloggers begging to allow them submit content to it? Or perhaps you are just suffering from brain freeze and need a bit of time to re-evaluate your options all the while making sure you don’t lose your readers? What Do You Do? How Do You Find Quality Content For Your Blog? Obviously you can use an option provided to you by WordPress to schedule a bunch of posts for the future publishing, you can get some PLR content and re-write it, you can hire someone to create content for you or… You can install and take advantage of the options provided to your by Guest Blogger WordPress Plugin I love the idea so nicely implemented by this plugin. It simply allows you to search for quality content on one of the leading Article Directories (eZineArticles.com) using your designated keywords and then post them as Guest Blog Posts on your blog! Some of the important highlights: TOS Compliant – this plugin allows you to be fully compliant with main requirement that eZineArticles.com sets – no more than 25 articles from their directory can be used on your site or blog (single domain) and it also retains all the links and properties of the links, as set in original article! Plugin simply counts and once 25 articles posted – it stops and while it does give you option to reset the counter – I don’t recommend it! You get FULLY LEGAL content, so please stay true to the “light side of force” Automated – process can be completely automated and every imported article can be set to be either in Draft or Published mode. I love automation! Quality Content – while not unique in this case, it will be a generally high quality content as people who submit to that directory do their best to keep content quality high and articles engaging to readers. It does create a new user with same privileges as you have set under General Settings under “New User Default Role” – normally “Subscriber”. Just be aware of it so you don’t get alarmed when you see 25 new users created on your blog If you are a mindful of security – you might want to try using a =Current User= or =admin= as article author. See image below, as plugin used on one of my Niche Blogs: You can download Guest Blogger plugin and see more details here or simply install it from the Add New Plugin interface, just do a search for “Guest Blogger” term. Enjoy Your Well Deserved Vacation! …and please let me know what you think and share this post if you liked it! Do You Have 4 Minutes? Than Allow me to give you Secure, Web 2.0 Enabled, Search Engine Optimized, Cash Sucking WordPress Blog! Create a Blog in 4 Minutes (Video Proof) . Copyright WordPress Guides Blog . All rights reserved. If reading this content on site other then origination blog – it was stolen and publisher is in direct violation of copyrights. Please report violation Related posts WordPress Forums Plugins To Build Community (30) Free Tool To Pull Your Visitors By Their Ears And Turn Them Into Readers (9) WordPress Plugins You Need To See (16) WordPress Plugins That Add Value (17) WordPress Most Innovative Plugins List (22) WordPress Innovators Highlights (0)

09 Mar, 2010

Niche Marketing Webinar Video Replay

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Niche Marketing 2.0 Webinar I hosted for my readers and subscribers last Thursday with a special guest Adam Short was a great success and people loved it! While your own impression and comments to this post are greatly appreciated – here is how you can access the Video Replay : Also… I’m interested to know if these type of webinars are actually useful to you and if I should continue to do my best to attract great speakers and share their tricks with you? Should I Continue Doing These Webinars? Obviously people who speak will be expected to make you an offer to their product (their time is valuable) but I always insist that content be delivered first! Please comment and let me know what you think! Worry FREE Niche Content Each and Every Month! For Less Than A Price Of Pizza, You Get Over 300 Brand-New, Top Shelf Blog Posts Each Month… Without Having To Write A Single Word … Get PLR Content Super Cheap here! Copyright WordPress Guides Blog . All rights reserved. If reading this content on site other then origination blog – it was stolen and publisher is in direct violation of copyrights. Please report violation Related posts Niche Marketing 2.0 Webinar – Register For Free! (14) Niche Profit Classroom Webinar Invitation (6) Yanik Silver – Some Great Freebies for You (0) WordPress Web 2.0 Guide (123) WordPress 2.2.3 Incremental Upgrade Video Tutorial (8) White Hat SEO Video Lecture By Matt Cutts (2)

09 Mar, 2010

3 Reasons For A Blogger To Use Google Buzz

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There has been a lot of buzz for lack of a better word about Google Buzz. Sorry for the play on words but I could not resist . Why as a blogger should you care and is it worth dealing with a new learning curve? After all there are numerous ways to get blog traffic and build readership is this worth the effort? Here are 3 reasons why you should take the time and effort to add Google Buzz to your arsenal. Connect your content easily Build stronger relationships Take advantage of Google Social Search Lets start with connecting your content. It is easy to have your content such as blog posts, new videos, podcasts or articles added to your Buzz page automatically. Any extra way to get people involved in your content is a big plus. When you can do it automatically it is even better. Buzz allows you to comment, mark items you like which makes it easy to interact with others. It allows you to get to know, like and trust others which will lead to much stronger relationships. Finally the most important reason to use Buzz is the new Google Social Search. Now this is only shown to those that are logged in to Gmail but as more people get involved with Buzz that will be more common. Here it shows on the first page of any search two items from those that you follow on the topic of that search. This allows your appropriate content to show on the first page of Google no matter how tough the competition is. Now currently it is showing at the bottom of the first page but if Google follows past patterns and moves this to mid page like it has with news and videos this can become a powerful traffic generator. The downside is it will only show for those that follow you but that makes it even more important for you to spend some time and effort using Buzz especially if you are dealing in any high competition keyword areas. So there are 3 reasons to start using and taking advantage of the power of Buzz today. You can find out more about using Buzz in my free report “ Quickly And Easily Get More From Google Buzz “. Mike Paetzold got started blogging in 2003 and has become an expert on using WordPress. He has become known as The WordPress Guy and you can keep up to date with him at his blog WordPress Made Easy Turn Yoyur Opinion Into Ca$h! Get Paid For Your HONEST Opinion…While Letting Other People Do The Selling For You.If You Can Talk, You Can Earn! Get Review Blog System Now! Copyright WordPress Guides Blog . All rights reserved. If reading this content on site other then origination blog – it was stolen and publisher is in direct violation of copyrights. Please report violation Related posts Want Traffic – Get Trendy (21) Niche Blogging: Economy Of Action in Your Daily Blogging (10) Your Blog As A Core Content For Email Marketing (19) You Are Not Ignored (1) WordPress Web 2.0 Guide Looking For Guest Bloggers (10) WordPress Security Guide (4)

I’ve been guest blogging as long as I’ve been blogging: for about 3 years now. All my self-branding achievements as well as all my most notable career ups would not have been possible without guest posting. Throughout my guest blogging career, I have been wondering if that would be a smart idea to attempt to create such a place where guest bloggers might get connected to the blog owners who look for good free content for their sites . In the end, I thought that would be a a useful tool actually because such a service would be a place where everyone wins and quality plays a decisive role : guest bloggers get links and exposure , blog owners get free content (which means extra traffic, more search referrals, more social media shares, etc) and poor quality posts get rejected. This is why, a bit more than 3 months ago I launched: My Blog Guest : the forum that targets guest bloggers and aim to connect them to the blog owners. It’s been a long way to that site. I had no idea which form it should take. Many of my contacts who I had shared my plans with thought it should be a market place (ala text-link-ads.com) where a blogger comes, chooses his category and adds the best blogs “to cart”. I thought this would diminish the most important role of the project (and guest blogging in general). The main goal of the site is not to help users build free links with content: it is to connect people to bloggers in the target niche for more benefits in the long run. Except for the basic forum features, I added just a few more options to help the members find each other: Tag-based system : one can add as many tags as he or she wants. Tags reflect the areas of the user’s expertise and his/her interests (for guest bloggers) or the topics the user’s blog focuses on (for blog owners). Tags are integrated in the user search. Alert system : users can subscribe to email alerts to get notified of the new sites added to the category they are interested in (there are currently Health, Finance, Technology, Entertainment, LifeStyle, Creativity and General. The latter one is for those blogs that fall under more than one category or just are about something else. Rating system . Blogs are rated based on their Google PR, domain and content age and backlinks. This should be a bit of help to those who need to quickly evaluate the blog power. Users are rated based on their social media activity. This metric should reflect the estimated ability of the user to help promote the posted content. The service is still in beta, I am constantly looking for feedback to try to improve it; so more features might be added soon! I do hope the place will turn useful for those who are interested in guest posting and I am going to keep it free and free of any self-promotion. This is a guest post by Ann Smarty. Ann is an Expert SEO blogger who manages http://www.searchenginejournal.com/ Do You Have 4 Minutes? Than Allow me to give you Secure, Web 2.0 Enabled, Search Engine Optimized, Cash Sucking WordPress Blog! Create a Blog in 4 Minutes (Video Proof) . Copyright WordPress Guides Blog . All rights reserved. If reading this content on site other then origination blog – it was stolen and publisher is in direct violation of copyrights. Please report violation Related posts Your Blog As A Core Content For Email Marketing (19) You Are Not Ignored (1) WordPress Web 2.0 Guide Looking For Guest Bloggers (10) WordPress Security Guide (4) WordPress Howto Spotter Gets Facelift, Do You Like It? (23) WordPress Forums Plugins To Build Community (30)