Keywords are essential for all aspects of online marketing.
- If you’re a blogger, you want to optimize your post titles and/or categories to include keywords so you can be found easily.
- If you’re an affiliate marketer, the optimal keywords will help you target your paid ad to a searcher’s preferences.
- If you’re an Internet surfer, type the right keywords into the search engine will ensure that you will find relevant information.
- If you’re a product creator, you might like to create niche websites based around high value keywords.
A whole industry has sprung up around providing these keywords.
You have expensive software, with costs running into the hundreds as a norm, rather than an exception.
You have web-based services providing keywords for a monthly subscription.
But how would you like to harvest keywords in your sleep? (more…)
I saw a post in my WordPress dashboard from Matt (one of the WordPress development team).
His intriguing title “Is Your Plugin Naughty or Nice?” features a guest article by Aaron Brazell informing developers to ensure plugin compliance with WordPress 2.1 which is ‘almost here’.
It’s hard to realize that it’s almost been a year since WordPress 2.0 “Duke” was released on December 26, 2005.
I was looking for more info on WordPress 2.1 but there’s scant info available now.
You should be using some variant of WP 2.0 and if you haven’t patched it to 2.0.5 already, this is a good time to do so. There were a number of security-related patches in the last update.
I really like WordPress and a quote on the WordPress site captures my feelings:
“WordPress: free, yet priceless”
If you aren’t already optimizing your WordPress blog, you won’t be able to traffic generate and monetize as effectively as you could, you might want to check out Secret Blog Weapon.
I really love hearing from those who’ve started using Secret Blog Weapon and are getting great results!
Here’s an extension of my earlier traffic generation post and I’ll go through some of the plugins I use on this blog.
Used correctly, you will rank highly on the blog directories and aggregators like Technorati and bloglines, and the results pages on the trinity of search engines (Google, Yahoo! and MSN Search or Live.com).
Here’re five of my favourite WordPress plugins:
I was checking out my buddy Rachit’s blog and it led me to Alex King’s blog.
Alex is involved with the development of the WordPress blogging platform (of which this blog is based on) and I checked out one of the plugins he’s developed.
It blew my mind away. (more…)
This has been an interesting week for WordPress.
In addition to announcing the release of WordPress MU (multi user) 1.0 (the software/platform that hosts numerous blogs at WordPress.com) and bbPress (the tag-based forum software), they’ve just announced the launch of WordPress 2.0.5 earlier today.
According to the post: WordPress 2.0.5 Ronan released
This latest incarnation contains about 50 bug fixes.
I was surfing the 9Rules blogging network and came across Lorelle’s post:
Using WordPress in Your Domain Name? DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t!
I guess lots of people (myself included) take brand names, trademarks and intellectual property for granted at times.
We’re so used to ‘using’ a brandname as a verb or a noun, that we don’t realize that technically, we’re eligible to legal action if someone chooses that course of action. (more…)