Increase Your Technorati Rank with These Simple Tips

technorati logoUpdate: Technorati blog ranking has been discontinued.

Technorati is a blog search engine and it could be a great source of traffic if you get better rankings in TR.

Technorati is just like other search engines like google, yahoo or bing, but the main difference here is that, its a social website and the users determine the popularity of blogs.

It’s mainly a blog directory and one of the top places you need to submit your blogs to.

Here are some tips which will help you to get better rankings in TR, [Continue reading…]

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10 handy online tools for a professional blogger

These are the handy, simple, free and professional online tools that we need in our daily blogging life,

Ping-o-Matic

Pingomatic is a fast pinging service that is used to send manual pings to different search engines. It helps to send pings and call the search robots when ever you update your blog and helps to get better rankings fast.

Accessify.com

They provide great online webmaster tools but one I’m talking about is the escapable HTML code creator. If you are blogging about design and codes and want your readers to read the codes, then you need this tool to create escapable HTML codes. This way, the code keeps intact and anyone can copy the code from your article, Accessify.com

TinyUrl

TinyUrl a very simple but popular free online service. The main thing is to transform a long url into a 25 characters short url. This is handy and you can also use it to hide urls with it.

SEO Logs

SeoLogs.com. Its a free tool to check your domain age. Its an important tool and you can know your and others domain creation date and the age which is a great factor to get search rankings.

iWebTool

iWebtool.com is a full collection of webmasters tools. You can check google rank, keyword research, backlink checker, search position and many more. You can only use 5 services per hour and that is the only restriction of the site.

Favicon generator

Favicons are tiny icons showed in the address bar, next to the web address. Its a good branding to have a favicon. This tool gives you the ease to create favicons in icon(.ico) format with any picture/ image. You can also create desktop icons too, http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/

CoolText

CoolText is another free online tool. It is a text and logo generator. You can create cool and professional looking graphical text and logos with this site. You can have thousands of graphics and also animated ones too for your blog.

Reflection maker

Reflection maker is a free tool to create professional looking reflected images. Just add your image, set options and click, ‘generate.’ You can use this tool to make cool logos and images.

Picnik

Picnik is a free photo editing tool and you dont have to register for this. Just go to the site and use easy tools to create professional photoshop like images just as you see on my blog. Its free simple and it doesn’t requires registration or installation.

Jooce

As a blogger, you have to go to different sites, talk with people and have to manage lots of files, accounts and websites. Jooce is a all in one web desktop that gives you the chance to manage an online desktop. Add files and folders, web pages, accounts and everything in your virtual desktop. You need to have high speed internet connection and a better graphics card to enjoy Jooce.

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How to Add META Tags in Blogger Blogspot Blog

If you search any thing using search engines like google, yahoo or msn, they look at the ‘META‘ data of the webpage to find contents you are looking for. Meta data’s are the part of your website’s HTML code and this way search engines know that what your site is all about.

If you want to target a keyword for your blog, you have to write lots of contents related to that keyword. Like if you want to get better placements in the search engines for the keyword, ‘Computers‘ -then you have to write lots of articles using pc, computer, tech, laptop, desktop keywords.

Most of the time your hardwork may not work and another blog with less quality articles can get the better places. If you use META tags in your blog, there is a big chance to get better rankings in search engines.

About META description & keywords

Each blog has a title and a short description but blogger blogs don’t show the description on google’s search term. If you search for ‘blogkori’ in google, the main pages of my site will not show the actual description. Google will show some random text from my blog to fill up the gap. [Continue reading…]

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Using Ping Services to Quickly Index Your Blog

pingomatic-logoSearch engines like google & bing are the best way to get quality and targeted traffic every day, every hour, every minute. As you build up your blog, you will get better rankings for each keywords. Your website will appear on search results and you will get lots of visitors.

For a new blog you need to let the search engines know that you exist. Right now almost every blog platform auto pings, but if your blog is not on search, maybe it is time for you to use a ping service.

Each time you write a new post in your blog, search robots will not come to your site instantly because they have their own schedule. Ping-o-matic is a service which can invite search robots instantly when you want. [Continue reading…]

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How to Start a Blog Using Blogger (BlogSpot)

Blogger is my no 1 choice for beginners. Blogger/ blogspot is a free blogging platform which has many features. Blogger is easy and reliable. In the beginning, it was blogspot and then Google bought it and named it as blogger. Because it is owned and managed by Google, there are many services which can be used from blogger and its reliable. The main features of blogger are,

  • Hosted in Google’s server and there is no limitation of bandwidth
  • There is no limitation of storage
  • You can add adsense easily
  • 1 GB photo storage using Picasa
  • Unlimited video storage using YouTube
  • Easy to understand
  • Blogger allows you to use your own paid domain
  • Its free

I would recommend you to use blogger service and this is the service I’m using to host my blogs. (Till 2008) [Continue reading…]

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“A” for Articles, not Adsense in blogging

Are you interested to start a blog just because you want to have some income online? I’m afraid you’ll fail or you’ll turn into a spammer. Most people who gets interested in blogging from the beginning, what they do is to setup a blog from blogger (blogspot) and sign up for a google adsense account. It’s okay to put some ads here and there and start your income just from the beginning but what about content?

I see lot’s of new blogs everyday with a bunch of adsense here and there but with no regular updates. When they realize that traffic is the key, then they start to spam blogs and forums and even ask for click on those ads. But you should always remember that only fresh articles will attract more readers coming to your blog again and again.

"A" for Articles, not Adsense in blogging

Articles are the root of your blog

Original articles will make others to read, share and come back later. The more often you create a new blog post, the more often they will come. This will also invite search engine robots to come again and you’ll *develop a better page rank.

More ad doesn’t means more income

You should know this fact. Adding more ads will make the pay per click rate for each ad will be decreased. It’s not about the number of ads, it’s all about the positioning, colors and traffic.

Don’t put adsense in empty pages

Adding the ad code in an empty page will show up irrelevant ads. If you create a blog with no content, then you should not promote it. Write at least 10 nice articles before you officially start to promote it.

Traffic alternatives

Search engine traffic takes some time to develop. On the other hand, the more articles you’ll have, the more traffic you’ll get from them. Before depending on that source, try to build some other ways of traffic like Social bookmarking, but don’t ever think of traffic exchange, banner or link exchange sites.

Have patience

Yes I’m making money online but I didn’t receive my first payment just after starting my blog. You have to put regular effort on your blog and don’t expect to get a big money overnight. Have patience and it will come with a great result. As a result I didn’t pay a single cent from my own pocket for my blogs. The domains, hosting, ads, projects, internet cost, PC maintenance, everything I paid with the money which I earned from blogging.

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Setting Up a Feedburner Account For Your Blog RSS

Feedburner.com is an RSS system and I think its not an account, its a very important enhanchment to your blog and it will play major parts in your blog’s success. But before I get to that, lets find out what is RSS?

What is RSS?

what is an RSS feedRSS means Really Simple Syndication. This is a simple way to read blogs/ websites fast and effectively. RSS feeds are copy of the whole blog content but in the RSS page, there would be no extra things that you have in your blog like ads, widgets, links and other things. Your blog’s RSS page is a simple and clean page to give your readers the ease to read articles.

Your readers can subscribe to your RSS feeds and read the blog without even visiting your blog. This is a special service to the readers and this way you could transform your visitors into daily readers. [Continue reading…]

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Introducing to Alexa web ranks and how to get better ranks

Alexa is a web information company managed by the worlds leading shopping site, Amazon.com. Its a search engine and they are famous for their ranking system. I have told you before that why the search rankings are important for websites, specially for blogs.

Alexa is a special search engine and they give ranking to each site according to the amount of traffic they are getting to their sites and how many backlinks are pointing to them.
Go to Alexa.com and fill out your full web address and click search. You will see your alexa rank which could be a long number of digits. If your web site/ blog is very much new, you will see ‘No data.’ You can see the alexa rank of BlogKori and its not good because its a new site.
The better you get alexa rank, this number will decrease. You can see some of the important status here on alexa like the % of world internet users you have reached, how many people come to your site from which countries, and the individual ranks of your site in different countries.

When your site will entre into the top 100,000; you will be able to see the traffic graph of your website. Here is the traffic graph of ProBlogger.net.
Now may be you are thinking how to get better alexa rankings, its natural because every score counts in blogging. The way to get better rankings in any search engine is to take your time to make your blog grow, build natural backlinks to your site, write new and original and quality articles in your blog and thats it.

The first target for alexa would be to make your blog into the top 1,000,000. When I first started to blog, it took me 3 months to get in the top 1,000,000. I’m telling you what to do to get even more better rankings,

Install the alexa toolbar
Go to alexa toolbar downloads and download the toolbar. You can use this toolbar to check the ranks of other sites while you browse. Now set your blog as your browser’s home page to ensure maximum visits.

You could ask your friends to download the toolbar too and to set your blog as their home page. The more your page is being viewed with the alexa toolbar, the more chances to get higher rankings in alexa. Few days later, you will see the improvement and this will continue.

Add the alexa widget
Go to alexa widgets and fill out your blog address. And click ‘Build widget.’ Now choose which size you like and add the widget code into your blog sidebar.
In this way people who will visit your and they will see your ranks. This will link back to alexa.com and this will help you to get better rankings.
Be patient because it takes time to get better rankings. All of the rankings will depend on your overall blog score and that is, a better quality blog.

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How to Setup a Custom Domain/ Address in Blogger(blogspot)?

How to Setup a Custom Domain/ Address in Blogger(blogspot)?If you are serious about blogging, then you have to own your domain. If your blog address have a prefix like, your-name.blogspot.com, my-blog.wordpress.com or freewebs.com/yourpage then it wont look professional. You have to tell a long address to your friends so that they won’t remember it.

The reality is that most of the people online don’t take blogs with a subdomain seriously. Owning your domain makes the address shorter and easy to brand your blog. You could replace blogs or service under that address and you could sell the domain in the future.

I started blogging under a subdomain to try out blogging, when I got serious about it, I transformed it into a real Dot Com domain. If you are using a free service like blogger, making publicity of your sub domain will only increase the authority of them because you don’t own that domain. If any how blogger deletes your blog, all of the readers will be not able to find your blog. So that’s a huge risk.

So it is better to move your blogger blog to your own domain as soon as you can. Blogger gives this chance and you don’t have to buy hostine, blogger will host your blog forever. [Continue reading…]

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What can I get from blogging?

If you are thinking that you can only make a few dollars from blogging, then its wrong. “So what else can I get from blogging?” Its true that many people start a blog to earn money online because they have seen other bloggers who are making kick ass money from their blogs. Money is the greatest motivation and in the beginning I was excited to be a better blogger when I first discovered that I am allowed to make money from my free blog.

Being a better blogger not just only makes you money, it has other surprises too. The greatest thing about blogging is that, many people can know about you. Your readers will be your fans and supporters, they will mail you and connect with you in other social sites and they will talk about you. Being a remarkable blogger is just like being a celebrity, and who doesn’t wants to be one?

The next great thing about blogging is that, you can build yourself as a great writer on your specific topic. People will likely to learn about you and you can be able to motivate people. You can then promote your business, product or anything you like. The blog is your own media and medias have their own powers.
You will get international recognition. People from around the world can read your thoughts. On the internet, there is no limitation and of course there is huge money to be earned from blogging. You can have a full time earning from part time blogging. All you have to do is to be patient and to be a better blogger, the money, fame and popularity will come automatically.

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