Scraping Off the Blog Scrapers

Money from advertising income motivates blog scrapers to steal content. It’s only a matter of time before you discover your copyright has been violated and your content is now duplicated on a site you don’t want to be associated with. So let’s consider the impact of that duplication and how to counter it.

Quantcast: You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone

I began using Sitemeter on my Blogger blog before WordPress.com introduced an in house stats program. I began using it here in 2006, still use it on both WordPress.com blogs, and won’t be letting it go any time soon because as Joni Mitchell sang:  you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.

15 Plagiarism Detection Tools for Bloggers and Writers

There’s no difference between copyright law in cyberspace and print media; the same law applies both online and offline. You don’t have to remain a silent victim of make money blogger rip off artists like these two. You can check to see if your content has been stolen, and file DMCA take-down notices with the…

Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

How to Create Consistently Great Content for the Long Haul – Developing better creative habits is one of the most valuable things you can do as a content creator. Legendary Choreographer Twyla Tharp’s practical book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, is a ground-breaking guide to becoming a calmer, better balanced,…

Mark Only Spam as Spam

Spam! There is no single accepted definition, but I think most bloggers will agree, spam is unwanted commercially motivated electronic communication (not limited to email), that’s a likely a source of malware. I think most bloggers will also agree on what isn’t spam. No commenter should be shut out of discussion on your blog because…

More Traffic and Backlinks for Your Blog: Squidoo

A content curator  identifies a theme, selects content,  chooses how to add value to it and how to display it on a web page for public viewing and interaction. Squidoo is a free and popular publishing platform and community of content curators that makes it easy for you to create curated “lenses” online.

Disabling Java

“Java is a plugin for web browsers that is installed on approximately 66% of all computers. However there are very few websites that still rely on the features that it provides, leaving those 66% of computers vulnerable to attack when the dated technology is exploited. This has unfortunately happened several times in the past few…

More Traffic and Backlinks for Your Blog: Paper.li

Researching, creating content, publishing and blog promotion are time consuming activities. Relationship building is critical to blogging success but where will the time required come from? Mastering content curation and presenting the best digital content on a specific topic online, will not only increase traffic to your blog and backlinks to your content; it will also…

Create a Website at WordPress.com

The primary thing to remember in creating a website is that you’re not creating the website for you; you’re creating the site for your visitors. If you have created websites on other software and now want to create one on WordPress.com software it’s important to fully comprehend the limitations of blogging on the WordPress.com multiuser…

Gallery Makeover for WordPress.com

The WordPress.com Gallery feature has had another makeover. You can now choose to display your “thumbnails” as circles or as squares rather than the default thumbnails, which until now have been either landscape or portrait according to your uploaded image. Read about it and view some samples here > Circles, Squares and Mosaics! The Gallery…

How to Prevent and React to a WordPress Hack Attack

While no email account or blog can every be 100% secure it makes sense to prevent what you can by preparing for the worst. How secure is your WordPress blog?  Staff has measures in place to protect password guessing or “brute force” attacks but what are your habits? It’s critical recognize that most hack attacks…

Have you tried Scoop.it?

Scoop.it  is a content curation service. Scoop.it allows us to keep a visual collection of the stories that hold our interest. You might compare it to Pinterest in some ways but for me, it’s so much more. You get to shine the spotlight on your favorite images but more importantly – you can gather snippets…