It’s no surprise that Facebook, which is arguably among the largest data mines based on voluntary content submission there is online has announced a BETA social search feature ie Graph Search as it’s making a lot of noise. Facebook members can search for other users and filter the results based on interests, education, age, location and much more. If you make it into the BETA program you may be surprised or even shocked at what you find when you use Facebook Graph Search. Continue reading
Creating a blog is easy – everyone is doing it!
Getting your blog content found is hard because every blogger is seeking more traffic and it’s very “noisy” out there.
Backlinks to your content are like votes for your blog. The more backlinks your blog receives the higher it will rank in search engine search results.
So every blogger is seeking both traffic to their blog and backlinks to their content.
The crush of the holiday season is upon us and if your life is anything like mine you are challenged to create the time to blog in. There are the concerts and pageants and parties to attend. There are preparations for the yet to come big seasonal celebration with family and friends.
Neither last nor least is expressing your appreciation for your online friends who supported your blog and helped it grow. Here are 4 Year End Blog Post Ideas — warm ideas for the season of snow. Continue reading
Whether you blog under your real name or under a pseudonym you may not be able to register the same username on every site you join. You can make it easy for others to locate you and your connections by using a specific graphic icon to identify yourself and your branding on all sites across the internet. So why not register your own Gravatar? Continue reading
Have you noticed a drop in blog traffic from Facebook? How about a change in your news feeds?
For many Facebook was always a vehicle to drive traffic to their blogs. It’s become less and less valuable as a traffic driver.
Today Facebook began rolling out a new feature that lets you see a history of everything you’ve searched for on the social network. A list of search queries now appears intermingled with all the Likes, comments, and wall posts that appear inside the Activity Log — a private section of your profile that only you can view. via Facebook now saves all your searches to your private Activity Log Continue reading
Every blogger wants more followers, likes and shares. Attracting readers to your site the first time is only half the battle. Return visitors are important to the success of your blog and that’s why comment baiting and blog centered community building are critical. WordPress.com Staff have made it easy to easy for visitors to follow your blog and to “like” and share your posts. Your followers do not need to be registered with WordPress.com, and there are several different ways that readers can become followers. But numbers may be be deceiving and you can’t take them with you when you go. Continue reading
In a stealthy move that’s bound to lead to a backlash, Facebook surprised its 901 million users with a gift ie. a @facebook.com email address is now displaying by default on their Timelines. Users who don’t like the change can click the “about” link in their profile and then click the “edit” button next to their contact information to hide their @facebook.com email address from their timeline. Continue reading