Blog Carnival - Bringing more traffic to your blog - 14-th Ed.

Welcome to the July 31, 2009, 14-th edition of "Bringing more traffic to your blog" Blog Carnival. Some statistics: Submitted Articles - 182. Published Articles - 47. I want to thank all the authors contributing to the issue. Some articles were excluded from the review, since their topic of discussion did not match the main target of the carnival. I am sorry, that not all submissions were accepted, as some of the excluded articles carried a significant value.

C.F. Jackson presents More Twitter Followers vs. More Web Traffic posted at Website Makeover Workshop.

Mark Terrell presents Driving Traffic To Your Blogs posted at Mark Terrell.

The Digital Archives presents Articles and linkbait - a win win situation posted at The Digital Archives.

Tim Grice presents Artificial Content Networks and Link Farms - Outdated and Dangerous posted at seo techniques.

Tim Grice presents SEO Content Writing - How To Produce Great Content That Increases Rank posted at seo techniques.

Isaac Yassar presents How to Attract Visitors to Your Shiny Content posted at Go Blogger (dot) net.

Angel Taylor presents 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Blogging posted at Angel Taylor’s MLM Profits Blog.
Debbie Foster presents The Importance of Web Design Layout posted at Internet Income - The Journey.

Bernadus Prihandoko presents Handy SEO Tips for Better Internet Marketing posted at Web Technology and Development Blog.

Ziki presents Youtube Marketing Tips posted at Make Money with Youtube.

We Build your Blog presents what is the point of Guest Posting your Articles posted at We Build your Blog.

Anna Farmery presents Google Reader Adds Networking posted at Buzz Networker.

Welly Mulia presents How To Make A 404 Error Page And Make Money In The Process posted at Internet Business Make Money Online With Welly Mulia.

Bouch presents Squawking Parrots Infect Website Traffic Building Strategies posted at MoneyStance - Money Making Opportunity Reviews.

Debbie Ducker presents Blog Carnival - Submit an Article to a Carnival posted at Ducker Promotion Free Internet Marketing Ezine.

C.F. Jackson presents Why Blogging Equals Web Traffic posted at Website Makeover Workshop.

Matt Overstreet presents Search Engine Top Ranking posted at My Road to Financial Freedom.

Christian Russell presents One Way to Get Massively High Quality Traffic to Your Site posted at Next Level Blogger.

Summer Banks presents Deep Linkbacks Important | SEO Topix posted at SEO Topix.

The Digital Archives presents Get great exposure through article directories posted at The Digital Archives.

Jeannie Anderson presents How to Create Successful Blogposts: Part 1, Planning posted at The Writer in Me - Teaching, Writing, Living.

We Build your Blog presents ">What’s your Credibility as a blogger? posted at We Build your Blog.

Debbie Foster presents How to Ramp Up Your Blog Traffic posted at Internet Income - The Journey.

Robert Alan presents Negative Keywords Can Be Profitable for PPC Campaigns posted at Sell It! on the Web.

Tim presents Understanding Domain Trust and Authority posted at Search Engine Optimisation.

Tim Grice presents SEO Must’s When Blogging posted at Google SEO.

Tim presents The Google Ranking Ride! posted at Google SEO.

The Digital Archives presents 3 ways to maximise your keywords in articles you get from Article Writing 
Services posted at The Digital Archives.

Buck Weber presents Three Blogging Lessons I Have Learned By Example posted at THE BUCK LIST.

Larry Payne presents Has Your Site Disappeared From Google Lately? posted at Business Software Downloads.

Steven Chang presents How To Syndicate Your Blog Content With Blog Carnival posted at How To Start A Blog: For Fun And Profit!.

Marketing Ace presents Discover 5 Proven Techniques To Quickly Get More Targeted Traffic posted at Internet Marketing Ace.

Larry Payne presents Backlinks Are Still the Major Website Traffic Stream posted at Business Software Downloads.

Tim presents How To Encourage Links To Your Content posted at Google SEO.

Tim presents 6 Reasons To Ignore The Nofollow Update posted at Google SEO.

Debbie Foster presents 5 Key Elements of Google Adwords posted at Internet Income - The Journey.

Andre Gomez presents Generate Web Traffic by Using Twitter posted at Quality Networkers.

Josh Hanagarne presents How To Land Big Interviews When Your Blog Is Still Small posted at ProBlogger Blog Tips.

Oliver Kennett presents Tips on blogging posted at Star spray.

Brian Terry presents How to make your subscribers love you posted at Big Selling Website Design.

Relax presents How to improve your writing posted at The Wise Curve.

Andre Gomez presents Using Social Network Websites to Grow your Business posted at Quality Networkers.

Angel Taylor presents Article Writing the Smart Way | Angel Taylor’s MLM Profits Blog posted at Angel Taylor’s MLM Profits Blog.

We build your blog presents Follow The Latest Internet Marketing Trends And Profit posted at We build your blog.

Andy presents How to Easily Get Tons of Free Targeted Traffic To Your Blog posted at Personal Hack.

Fit Jerk presents Fit Jerk Talks SEO Techniques, Internet Marketing & Laws To Run A Business Online posted at Fit Jerk’s Flawless Fitness Blog.

Tiffany Colter presents Writing Examiner: How readers decide what to read. posted at The Writing Examiner.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of bringing more traffic to your blog using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Advanced Web Clients for Tweeting from the Web

As a fresh user of the rising star of the blogosphere – Twitter – I am still looking around to find the most efficient ways to use this microblogging application. While it is early for me to quantify the Twitter influence on my blogs’ promotion efforts, I can already claim that it is definitely positive. In this post, we will offer the fresh review of the advanced web applications allowing Tweeting from the web and covering additional features, missing yet from the basic Twitter web application, by Israeli blogger Orli Yakuel at TechCrunch.

Believe it or not, almost 50% of Twitter users, prefer to tweet directly from This isn't surprising, but most heavy Twitter users agree that is actually the poorest user experience among the plethora of alternative web applications to access the service. But there's one thing has going for it (besides being the default way all new users access Twitter) - it's simple and easy to use.

But after few months of using Twitter you begin to look for the retweet button, the auto-refresh updates, or a way to create groups, and moreover, you are looking for a better way to navigate through your endless list of friends and/or content. You won't find these features on Twitter (although the Power Twitter Add-on gets you most of the way there), but here's a list of alternative web applications that will let you monitor your Twitter account from your browser in a much richer way than the Twitter site itself.

With Web Seesmic (Disclosure: Arrington still has a small investment in Seesmic), you can monitor all of your tweet activities in one place and in real-time. Easily navigate through your list of friends, choose your favorite layout, and more - all from a very clean and clear interface. So far, I've found Web Seesmic to have the most potential in terms of becoming your next Twitterstream service. There is still room for improvement, of course. When it comes to usability, the design is just too minimalistic. The retweet/direct messages should be visual and accessible via one click only. The "list view" navigation is better than the column, but the font is way too small (that needs to be changed ASAP). In addition, it lacks two significant features: The trend list, which becomes very important if you want to be up-to-date with timely news and current events, as well as a twitpic/yfrog integration. Surprised, I have to ask: Where is the main thing that Seesmic does so well? Video-based comments would leverage this app at least ten times more. Have they given up on video completely?
Meanwhile PeopleBrowsr has it all. See all of your tweetstream, your mentions, DMs, search-based keywords, create groups, manage multi accounts from one dashboard, use a to-do list with quick tags, integrate with all your social networks, RSS import, map view, and tons of other features. The problem is - that it's just too overwhelming! Even the most skilled power user on Twitter won't need all of these advanced features. Luckily though, PeopleBrowsr has a light version that is more reasonable to use. Still, I did feel a bit lost in both the advanced and light versions.

PeopleBrowsr provides so many other services that are related to any and all of your social activities on the web. The service actually reminds me of Zoho, which turned out to be the largest office suite on the net. Maybe this is the direction PeopleBrowsr is heading towards? - Your one-stop-shop for all real time activities.

TwitHive is a multi-channel web dashboard for Twitter. The service lets you create channels based on your query. You can customize each channel whichever way you please. It might sound great overall, but during actual testing the service failed to impress me. The service is somewhat annoying to use - search and also new updates opens in a different layer, and column creation takes time, while other services do that for you automatically. One thing that I did enjoy and found unique was the integration of Google News and Blog Search alongside any search you perform.

If you have several Twitter accounts that you need to monitor (personal plus brand(s)), you may consider using Splitweet. Splitweet allows you to compose a list of accounts and distribute tweets to more than just one account. You can also follow your contacts' tweets from all of your managed accounts. OK, so here's my problem with this service: Each account gets its own color, and Splitweet places this color coded box next to each tweet in the stream. Personally I think it's a bit weird to have refer to various Twitter accounts by color. I rather see the username of the account, or a small icon, than to remember what color symbolizes that particular account.

TweetTabs, a Tweetmeme project, is the easiest way to track trends on Twitter. It's so easy, you don't really need to do anything. Just enter the site and enjoy the stream of each trend presented on Twitter right now. Additionally, you can run a keyword search and it will automatically add it as a new column. There's no registration whatsoever, and if you want to reply or retweet someone else's tweet, you'll be redirect to your own Twitter profile (which I found to be very useful always). Although on TweetTabs, you can't see your friends' streams or manage anything else beyond what I've mentioned above.

Similar to TweetTabs, Monitter allows you to track what most matters to you on Twitter without the need to sign up or in. Just type three words into the three search boxes (you are free to add more boxes if needed), and within seconds you'll start seeing relevant tweets streaming live. The one thing that Monitter gives above all the others listed here is the ability to grab a real-time twitter stream widget for your site, with the option to customise the CSS to make it look the way you want.

Kudos to Tweenky, for being the first service that enables real time tweets from the web. Unfortunately, it didn't evolve any further. Their first version had this nifty Gmail look & feel, but for some reason, today, it just looks pretty plain and boring. Having said that, you may want to use it because of its simplicity. Tweenky is designed to be very obvious to the user. The list of activities and trends are accessible always, and the main stream is easy to adjust to. I found the larger font in the update box to be conveniently useful.

Remember all the buzz around Tweetree? I tried it again today and was surprised to see that nothing has changed (usually you get to see more useful features over time, no?). Anyway, it still a good service, if you want to see a bigger picture of your stream. Tweetree embeds external content so you get to see pictures, videos and even the text from submitted links right in your twitterstream. To be honest, I didn't like how the service overtook the Twitter layout. If you already use Twitter in the background, go easy with your logos. In Tweetree's case, they placed two extremely large logos on top of the twitter page, and it is just a distraction. It would have been less annoying to get all of the features without all of the noisy design around it.

TwitZap is not half bad for a layer that sits on top of Twitter site, and frankly it has great tools that the others don't have. First of all it lets you organize your favorite channels, then it shows you how many updates you missed when you're not on the channel, which relates to a RSS reader experience. But furthermore, it shows you who are the people that are viewing the same channel right now, and this is by far the best way to find people based on a shared activity. The page refreshes in real time (you can even choose its speed), and on its browser tab you get to see how many of new tweets you've missed. The bottom line, if I have to choose the best service among these 9, I think TwitZap is the winner (they should change their registration to a single sign-in though).

Frankly, I'm not completely satisfied with all of these services. I think that Twitter web clients are weak compared to the desktop ones. I wonder who will step up and take the entire experience forward. Who will integrate twitpic,, emoticons, videos, and all that fun stuff that we found on other Twitter applications into one? One thing we know - it most likely will not be Twitter. Therefore it's up to someone else to gather everything into a single, easy-to-use page. I'm still in searching for that one service.

Get Targeted Backlinks to your blog with Comment Kahuna

Every blogger, unless the blog is exclusively setup for private and limited purposes, is interested in gaining more quality traffic and better blog ranking in search engines. One of the widely recognized approaches to improve the position and attract more visitors is receiving quality backlinks. However, while task sounds simple and self-explanatory, the realization step is quite complicated. How can you encourage another blogger, preferably with good Google PageRank standing, to post link on you blog?

Comment Kahuna is one of the best free tools on the market, that will assist you in reaching your goal. It is a simple, but efficient utility that helps you in searching blogs related to the niche of your website. Use it to offer informative comments on the blog posts. This will give your website quality backlinks that search engines looks for while evaluating your blog position. Many of these blogs get lots of visitors, so if your comment is interesting, relevant and informative, some will follow the link to your website.

I checked multiple reviews on the web for the user comments, and most of them are super positive, so try for yourself. It is absolutely free, but the registration on site is required.

Slideshow gadget for blogger with random pictures

Get this widget and similar other free widgets for your blog from

Orkut Themed Blogger Template

A blogger template based on the theme of Orkut. It is best choice for those who are blogging about orkut and other tricks related to orkut.

Demo | Download Orkut Blogger Template

Why You Should Try Wowzio Widgets on Your Blog

With Wowzio you can take any feed, and with that feed you can generate attractive widget for your site or blog. You can even have up to 15 feeds streaming the data on the same one widget. Wowzio looks at the feed and pulls out the blog posts as well as the photos or images with each post.

Any blog that is javascript-enabled, can install Wowzio's widgets by simply pasting the javascript code into template. Note that if your blog is hosted by, Wowzio widgets will not work, because strips off javascript from the embedded html.
After you input the feed (RSS URL), you can start with a version of the widget which can be customized as per your needs. The theme, color, size and interactions can be configured, using Wowzio's WYSIWYG designer.
Wowzio provides a wide spec of the widget customization options in the following categories:

Live Activity Widget
The Wowzio Live Activity Widget provides you and your users with a "live" feed of the visits to your blog or site. Every time a page that the widget is on loads, the widget detects the user's location and the page they are coming from. This information is fed in real-time to every other widget open at that time, to give your visitors a rare insight into the vitality of your blog or site! You can see the latest activity on your blog and so can everyone else. They can see where people are coming from and what they are reading on your blog.

TagCloud Widget
This is a cloud of all your popular tags, extracted from your blog as well as from Technorati. It helps revitalize the rich content that is deeply embedded in blog posts. When a user clicks on a tag, the widget displays the matching blog posts inside the tagcloud widget frame, thus keeping the user on the same page.  If your blog post does not contain native tags, nor Technorati tags, Wowzio extracts tags using Yahoo's Term Extraction API, one of the APIs provided by Web Services by Yahoo! For each tag, the widget factors in its recency, frequency, and placement, and than assigns it a rating score accordingly. Finally, the tags are ordered by their score, and the top tags are picked first to display in the tagcloud widget.

Photo Gallery Widget
This widget provides an elegant and simple way for users of your blog to discover the awesome content created by you. Every photo provides backlink to the related blog post. This results in increased engagement of users on your blog, causing an increase in page views. This is great if you want to put together Flickr feeds of your favorite photographers. You can select a specific display option for the gallery and with auto sizing it should fit nicely to any blog template. The widget automatically displays the most recent 50 photos from your feed(s).

Panoramic Slideshow Widget
This widgets extends the capabilities of the Photo Gallery to the Slideshow, using the similar guidelines for the pictures, extracted from the RSS feeds. In this widget, the images just are smaller and you have additional previous and next buttons to flip through images.

Feed Content Widget
The content widget is a syndication and content distribution mechanism. You can aggregate feeds from multiple sources (up to 15) into one widget. You can use it for cross-promotion of content, or syndication via 3-rd party channels. This will display the content from your feeds including blurbs about each posts and images.

If you do not have a Widget yet, but you would like to get it, you need to send email to the authors at, with a pointer to your blog. The members of the staff are giving away just 25 invites every 24 hours by email. So, you might need some patience, waiting “in line”.

If you already have a Wowzio widget on your blog, you can make changes to your widget by simply clicking on the "Grab This" link at the bottom of the Wowzio widget. That will take you to the Wowzio Widget Designer. After you make your changes, you will need to re-install the new html snippet/code.

Get more information and order invite at

The best review on the topic 10 Reasons Why You Should Try Wowzio Widgets On Your Blog/Site will give you more insights and considerations, while you are deciding if you need these widgets on your blog. 

Make use of IF ELSE in Blogger Blog for adsense and Dynamic meta tags

If Else type Conditional programing can be done by using <b:if cond=' '>....</b:if> tag. To Try this just log-in to your blogger account and move DashBoard > Layout > Edit HTML and check the “Expand Widget Templates” Option.

  1. For different Meta tags for different pages
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == ""'>
<meta content='xyz,pqr' name='keywords'/>
<meta content='Your Description' name='description'/>

2. For displaying Adsense only in single page view

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>

<!-- yor adsense code here -->


3. Your home page will only feature the actual title of your blog, whereas
post pages will feature your blog title, plus the title of your blog post.
To Optimize your blog for Search Engines you need to modify it so that
the past pages have titles of your blog post only. To get this done
look for <title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title> and
replace it with the following code

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "index"'>

Share Files with your Blog Visitors through Embedded Widget

A simple, easy to use, widget from will allow you to share the files with your blog readers (or your profile visitors in the social networks, like MySpace) a simple and attractive way.

You just need to follow three easy steps to create your own personalized widget, from where anybody can preview video, audio files, and images, and download them as needed.

Example of the Widget:
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Access the widget generation page:

Remove Label Number (Count) In Blogger

  • Log in to your blogger dashboard.
  • Navigate to Layout >> Page Elements and see if you are having a Label widget (a widget to show labels) there.
  • If you are not having a label widget already, click on Page Elements >> Add a Gadget >> Labels and Save it. If you are already having a Label widget, read the next step.
  • Navigate to Edit Html and expand your template by clicking on Expand Widget Templates.
  • Search for the following code in your template. (press ctrl+f on your keyboard to do the search)

  • Now scroll down for the following piece of code. When you find this code, Delete it.

  • Now save your template. You are done.
This blogger trick will hide and remove your blogger post label counts from the sidebar. From now on your visitors will see the labels only, the label numbers are gone forever!

Blue Diamond Blogger Template

Feature included:

  • Elegant and artistic design
  • Twitter follow button
  • RSS Subscription button
  • 125×125 Ads section

You can observe the demo and download Blue Diamond Blogger template.

Free Blogs Templates Creator

There are multiple blogs with the same templates on the Web. Does that bother you that the same template you are using, can be found elsewhere? If that does, you might find interesting to take a look on the free web-based templates self-designer.

Psycho is an exclusive weblog template designer for the following blogging platforms: Blogger (Classic), Persian Blog, BlogFa. It will help you to make the following:
  • Create your ever-wished template in less than 10 minutes!
  • Walk on the edges of template design without any HTML knowledge!
  • Have W3C valid XHTML template, which will bring a higher ranking in search engines and eventually more hits.
  • Fix the browser's incompatibility.
  • Accelerate the loading time and style of your page.
  • Have CSS-Based template: The page can never be lighter and cleaner than it!
  • Always be capable to modify and share your template easily by saving your format in the PsycHodrama!
PsycHo is
  • An Open-Source project: You can read and even modify thousand lines of its javascript codes under terms of GPL.
  • Absolutely free of charge: You don't need to pay for anything!
  • Based on a single DHTML page: No submission or lag it has!
  • Working offline: Just get the page and hang the connection up; it works yet!
  • As PsycHo's generated templates have absolutely no warranty, it's strongly recommended to get a backup of your current template before pasting new code and making any modifications. Actually, it is a generic advice that is suitable for anything you do with your template code.
  • PsycHo generates Blogger templates only for the old Blogger, and they are not completely compatible with new Blogger. Fortunately you can still use them on new Blogger! Just tell it (Blogger service) that you wish to use an old (Blogger says classic) template in cost of losing Blogger's new features like labels and etc.
    To do that, in template area of Blogger, instead of pasting the HTML code (output of PsycHo), click on Revert to Classic Template link at the bottom of the box. Then, when you went to the classic menu (where Change the NavBar menu appears), paste the code and click "Save Template Changes".
  • FireFox is a recommended browser, while creating your template.

Automatic posting to Blogger blogs with PHP

Yes, you can autopost to blogspot (blogger) blogs with php, and it’s a lot easier than you might think.

Similar to the way that plugins like wp-o-matic work for automatically posting rss feeds to Wordpress blogs, you can have a blogger blog which is automatically populated with RSS feed content, at intervals that you determine (by a cron job).

Blogger blogs allow the blogs owner to post via email, so we’re going to use PHP’s mail function to post new content, and PHP’s SimpleXML to gather the content before posting.

Firstly, we need to set up our blogger blog to accept emailed posts: We need to go to our settings page in Blogger, and click the “Settings” tab at the top. Then click the “email” button.

You’re now at the Email settings page, look for the Mail-to-Blogger Address. Here you just need to enter a password (in the box before the “”) that you’ll use in your emails to post to the blogger blog.

Once you’ve chosen your password, write down the email address, as this is the email address we’ll be using in the PHP script to tell it where to post the rss feed to.

Now on to the script:

//Your Blog%u2019s Keyword:
$keyword = %u201Ckeyword%u201D;

//How many articles do you want to grab each time?
$num = 5;

//Get the RSS Feed - In this instance, we%u2019re using a google blogsearch feed based on our chosen keyword
$feed = simplexml_load_file(%u201D .urlencode($keyword). %u201C&ie=utf-8&num=10&output=rss%u201D);

//Loop through our keywords
foreach ($feed->channel->item as $item) {

if($i < $num){

//Have a bit of a rest so we%u2019re not posting too fast to our blogger blog

$title = $item->title;
$title = str_replace(%u201D%u201D, %u201C%u201D, $title);
$subject = str_replace(%u201D
%u201D, %u201C%u201D, $title);
$link = $item->link;

$description = $item->description;
$description = str_replace(%u201D%u201D, %u201C%u201D, $description);
$body = str_replace(%u201D
%u201D, %u201C%u201D, $description);

//put our secret blogger email address here:
$to =;

//ignore this line - the script just needs something in the %u201CFrom%u201D field.
$headers = %u2018From:;

//Send the email / How%u2019d we go?
if(mail($to, $subject, $body, $headers)) {
echo $subject. %u201D - sent
echo $subject. %u201D - NOT sent

//add one to our counter
$i ;



And that’s it.

Customise the script to suit your purposes, upload to your server, and call it via a cron job.

How to Exclude Selected Pages from the WordPress Navigation

Pages are displayed with the following code, which is generally used in the header, footer, or sidebar.

This will list all of your pages until you add conditions in between ‘()’. You need to use the exclude condition and find out what number ID each page has. The exclude code looks like

You can see that you have added 'exclude=17,38' to the original
list pages code.

Of course, we need to locate the correct ID numbers for your pages.

Go to Manage > Pages and select the name of the page in which you would like to exclude. In the address bar of your web browser will be a URL that looks like the following.
The number at the end, 96, is the ID number for the page and is the number you will use in the exclude code. You can do this for each page that you want to exclude as long as you put a comma between the page numbers in the code.

Blog Promotion Tips from Darren Rowse

Can you make your blogging hobby a full time job? Really - the job that pays your bill and provides satisfaction from your performance results? While many of you would be skeptical, basing the lack of belief that you will ever acquire such status, there are already professional bloggers, who converted the blogging obsession in a full-time successful career. Darren Rowse is one of these lucky successful individuals, who started his blogging career from scratch in 2002 and became a prominent blogger several years later. His well-known website Problogger is dedicated to helping other bloggers learn the skills of blogging, share their own experiences and promote the blogging medium. You can review his blogging books, like 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook, released in 2009, for example, but this post is not about promoting these tutorials, no matter how good they are, since we dedicated our resources to the exclusively free opportunities. Not exactly free, since you spend your time, which is also cost money…
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The strategic suggestions for this post are originated by Darren Rowse posts and summarized by MagikWidjet. And using Darren's name in the title of the blog post actually illustrates one of the promotional techniques.

Obviously, when you write a blog post, you'd love for it to rank high in the search engines. So maybe you optimize the title and the meta tags and the post copy around a keyword phrase. That works, definitely. But you can do much better if you take this a step further.

Think how people search. These days, every time you use Google, Yahoo, MSN, and all the other search engines, you can quickly be crushed under 185 tons of irrelevant garbage. You have to get very good at search, or you will get discouraged by poor results and waste a lot of time.
So what do experienced searchers do?

Simple. They search terms which REALLY narrow down their results. An experienced searcher would not just search the obvious keywords they are looking for. They would also search other terms combined with that keyword to really narrow down the search and get much more targeted results.
Use this to your advantage:
  • Include the source of the information (website, news agency, etc.) in the copy of your post.
  • Put exact names of people, products, brands, & businesses into your blog posts, not just content.
  • Use bullets (more keyword phrases) to quickly hit every point that you want to illustrate.
  • Choose only 1 or 2 social bookmarking links (Digg & StumbleUpon?). Make these links REALLY stand out!
Interesting bit of insight from The Daily Rundown, a website which has disappeared, but which was cited by Darren Rowse:
‘28% of Google searches are for a “product name”, 9% are for a “brand name” and 5% are searches for a “company name”. “Brand” keywords also have a 8x higher ROI than generic keywords. Not sure if that is for all searches or just consumer-product related searches, but either way it demonstrates the importance of making sure your site shows up on the SERPs for your brand.’

Include these names in your title, your copy, your meta description, your keyword tags, & your image tags. Your blog posts will get much more love from the search engines.

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