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How to protect wordpress blog content from stealing by using plugins

protect-content-copyrightHave you ever experienced to get robbed or theft by anyone? I didn’t mean stealing your property or jewelry, i am talking about stealing your website content.

It’s not enough to write or post content on website, you should be aware of protect your content. Every webmaster or website owner should think about website content protection before its being theft. If you can’t protect your website or blog content someone would become the owner of your content and that would be really pain!!
There is another article on this blog “How to protect blog post from being copied” but now this article shows you how to protect your wordpress blog content by using simple plugins.

People use bots to copy content from other website without even seeing it. I have no idea how the bot works but what i know is how to protect myself. Once you protect your blog, you don’t have to spend time to concern about its content protection anymore.

Here is two very important issue i am going to discuss.
1. Copyright Decliaration
2. Copyright Protection

1. Copyright Decliaration
When you are publishing any content or article on your website you need to put a clear copyright notice on your blog post to declare who is the right owner of the content.

I found few plugins for wordpress blogs, which can declare your copyright message autometically

Simple Feed Copyright
Simple Feed Copyright is a wordpress plugin that will add a simple copyright notice at end of full text articles in your atom / RSS feed. A notice gets attached at the bottom of feed articles – “Copyright Year. BlogName. All Rights Reserved”. The BlogName is linked to your blog url.

Adds copyright notice in the end of each post of your blog.
Available admin page languages:
Simplified Chinese
If you have created your own language pack, or have an update of an existing one, you can send .po and .mo files to me so that I can bundle it into wp-copyrighted-post. By minimus.

Get Custom Field Values
Use widgets or template tags to easily retrieve and control the display of any custom field values/meta data for posts or pages.

The power of custom fields gives this plugin the potential to be dozens of plugins all rolled into one.
This plugin allows you to harness the power of custom fields/meta data. Use the “Get Custom Field” widget, the [custom_field] shortcode (which has a sidebar widget to help you build the shortcode), or one of six template tags to retrieve and display custom fields. Find a custom field for the current post, a
specified post, a recent post, or randomly. And for the custom field values found by the plugin, you may optionally specify text or HTML to appear before and after the results. If nothing is found, then nothing is display (unless you define text to appear when no results are found). If multiple results are found,
only the first will be displayed unless you specify a string to be used to join the results together (such as “,”), in which case all will be returned. Visit the Examples section to see how this plugin can be cast in dozens of different ways.

Text Replace
Replace text with other text in posts, pages, etc. Very handy to create shortcuts to commonly-typed and/or lengthy text/HTML, or for smilies.

Random File
Retrieve the name, path, or link to a randomly chosen file in a specified directory.
Useful for displaying random images/logos or including text from random files onto your site (writing excerpts, multi-line quotes, etc).

2. Copyright Protection

The second issue is protecting your published content. People says “Prevention is better then cure”!. So you can put some restriction on your website to protect content. I found some plugins which is really good for protecting contents.
Copyright Protected Plugins for your wordpress blog

Author: Andres Perea V
WP-CopyRightPro is a plug-in that prevents the copying of texts and images from your blog, if you install this plug-in, your content of wordpress will be protected.

Wp-CopyrightPro is a plug-in developed by Andres Perea V. in order to minimize the copying of your website content. This is not a complete solution, but it will avoid 90% of attempts to copy its contents.
This plug-in will
* Disable selection of text
* Disable right click on your WordPress
* Protects from iframes
* Protects from drag and drop images
* WP-CopyRightPro doesn’t have problems with search engines

**Wp-CopyrightPro is very easy to use. Just install and protect your blog!

WP-Content Protector
Author: Anurag

Use your suitable plugin and protect your blog content from being copied. Please suggest other plugin if you found any to protect content. Thanks, Cheers :-) Similar Posts:

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Top 36 free video hosting sites for video marketing

video hosting marketing websiteRecently i did some research on internet video hosting website & internet video marketing and listed top video streaming websites where you can do video marketing to promote your website or products and you can get paid by uploading video too. Now where to post video, yeh! everybody knows about big guy youtube but there are many other video hosting websites to consider. There are few classified video hosting and sharing sites too. These websites provides thousands of video tutorial, review of  thousands of softwares, book reviews, hilarious funny videos, informative science, computer technology and travel videos, exciting sports videos, as well as interesting school and educational videos, latest music video, latest movie trailers, kind of whatever you want! is a photo, journal, and video-sharing social media network. Like other social networking sites, Buzznet is a place for members to share content based on their personal interests. Unlike classic social networks, which focus primarily on messaging and profile pages, Buzznet members participate in communities that are created around ideas, events and interests; most predominantly, music, celebrities and the media.
Flixya is a social network that puts 100% ad revenue in your pocket. We’ve built the tools for you to share your videos, photos, and blogs. Your place to make friends, earn money, network and more.
Go Fish is a largish hosting site which helps you promote your directorial skills. The primary objective of this site is to give you your 15 minutes of fame. Documentaries, comedies, spoofs, pranks, and even episodic dramas – all are welcome here. The interface is pretty dense (and dark) and will particularly appeal to the gamers. It’s pretty easy to use though. If you’re seeking a wide exposure for your work, this could be the host for you.
Google Videos is a free video sharing website and also a video search engine from Google Inc. Google Videos allows selected videos to be remotely embedded on other websites and provides the necessary HTML code alongside the media, similar to YouTube. This allows for websites to host large amounts of video remotely on Google Videos without running into bandwidth or storage capacity issues.
This is the big boy for Internet video hosting – How to upload your videos to YouTube. Youtube uses Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos.  Unregistered users can watch the videos, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos.
Photobucket was just a image hosting site before but now they have included video uploading and sharing feature.Photobucket offers image hosting, free photo sharing and video sharing. Upload your photos, host your videos, and share them with friends and family.
1000s of how videos and articles. You can upload your own videos and take part in the busy discussion forums by posting questions and responding to other users’ questions, either by using text or your webcam. is a free videoblogging, podcasting and video sharing service. If you don’t have a blog, they will give you one, and if already have one, they will help make it a show. BlipTV is another IVM fave rave. Highly rated by PC World and Business 2.0 magazines this site syndicates its content with the likes of AOL Video, Yahoo! Video, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, MSN Video, Google Video etc. thus effectively multiplying your reach by millions. If you’ve got what it takes to create a great show, it may even get broadcast on this TV channel that owns. And if your show’s a hit, they allow you to pick your own advertisers and earn revenue. Flash, QuickTime, DivX, 3gp – more or less all major formats are supported.
Metacafe is of the world’s largest video sites, serving a vast smorgasbord of best videos, funniest movies and clips.
Veoh provides free access to all of the great TV and film studio content, independent productions, and user-generated videos on the Web
AtomFilms was one of the first Internet Video hosting and distribution services – it is still one of the best. Successful user video uploads at Atom reach a huge audience, earn money, and can gain distribution across the Web, on phones, and even on Comedy Central.
DailyMotion collects the latest music videos, short movies, TV shows, funny and extreme videos from a  variety of web sites in addition to creating their own original content. You can also upload, share, and embed your videos
CollegeHumor showcases hilarious original videos, articles, contests, and interactive features, as well as pictures and videos submitted by fans like you. Humor is not for kids….
Are you an expert? Howcast welcomes experts from across the web to share their how-to videos with interested viewers on, the Howcast Distribution Network, and Howcast Mobile.
Brightcove lets you build and launch your own internet TV station. You can have your channel up and running within minutes and retain full control over the program schedule. Videos uploaded by other users can be incorporated into your shows too. Your channel is syndicated with other major players on the net and you can earn revenue through advertising as well as video sales. Features a pretty eye-candy interface.
ClipShack is a community for videophiles – a place for sharing your videos with the world. Its run by Reality Digital, Inc. – a company with years of experience in catering to the multimedia needs of the corporate sector. Pretty basic interface.
FlickLife counts among the handful of revenue sharing hosts that there are. You get to broadcast your own videos to the world at no cost at all and yet get some moollah in return. Features buddy lists. FlickLife is a privately owned company based in Columbus, Ohio.
Lulu boasts an array of high class editors, designers, writers and marketers who have worked in the publishing industry and are dedicated to ensuring your book meets and exceeds industry standards. Whether you choose a publishing or marketing pack or an individual service like cover design, you can be assured your manuscript will be handled with care and professionalism.
Flukiest is an interactive community for sharing and managing digital media by artists, photographers, designers, musicians, writers, directors, producers, and technologists – which in other words mean it’s a photo and video hosting service. There seems to be a tagging engine at large judging from the humongous tag-cloud you encounter on the front page. Other services include email, buddy list, forums, blog and a separate music video section.
FLURL allows you to upload and share videos under a set of pre-existing categories. Their rating system consists of a meter that displays the FLURL or HURL rating of a video. Adult content can be found profusely (there’s a separate above 18 section). Adult Filtering options are available but turned off by default for any new visitors.
This is a German service and the interface language is Deutsch. However, the registration process and controls are pretty similar to any of the common video hosts – so you shouldn’t find it too difficult to make your way around this one, even if you don’t know the language. Incidentally, there is a small link right at the bottom of the page that allows you to switch to the English version. Keep in mind though – majority of the audience is German.
A community based video sharing service with specialised channels where you can upload related videos. Consequently jumping channels brings up a horde of thematic videos. Permitted uploads include photos, audio tracks and videos. Features nearly unlimited (?) uploads – which in other words mean that they probably have paid, high-storage plans as well. There’s an inbuilt social networking feature in this and hence they allow you to deck up your profile in your own way using an advanced template creator. Drag & drop functionality for quick setup of photo / video journals.
Channels, Favorites, Subscriptions, Videos, Photos – nothing out of the place that can make this service really stand out. It’s got a good blend of general features including a Hit or Miss rating system. However, it’s probably one of the very few which offer direct recording from webcams (see Viddler and VideoEgg).
Myubo comes in four linguistic flavours – Czech, Deutsch, English and Slovak. It sports a mechanism to upload, view and share live and pre-recorded video via mobile 2.5G and 3G networks such as GPRS, EDGE, CDMA or UMTS, web and fixed IP networks. Pretty much covers the whole consumer wireless spectrum. Among offered features are channel based organisation, Mobile TV and user communities.
Revver has a clever mechanism that helps it track and monetize the uploaded videos as they spread virally across the internet – so “no matter where your creativity travels, you benefit“. Your uploaded video is paired with a targeted advertisement and the revenue is split 50/50 with you. Those who share and spread the videos get to keep part of the spoils too. 20% of the ad revenue is handed to them. Of particular interest to the developers is the Revver API, which allows one to build a video-sharing site complete with user accounts, uploading, sharing tools and access to the full Revver library of videos. The bandwidth is covered by Revver and the ad revenue is split three ways – you, Revver and the content creator.
A basic hosting service with standard features and channel-based organisation. Allows adult content and has a SafeSearch filter in place. One upper it has compared to other services is that it allows for direct mobile based uploads through MMS (currently in UK & Europe only).
This is one service that I probably don’t have much to talk about. It’s part of the reknowned MSN Suite of online applications. Offers all the standard bookmarking, commenting, tagging, rating and sharing features and has it’s own flash-based player.
A service by iFILM that has an extensive library of movie clips, music videos, short films, video game trailers, action sports and its popular ‘viral videos’ collection. Since October 2005, it’s a part of the Viacom network – so one can definitely trust this one. Of course you can expect all the latest and hottest of the videos here and can upload your own too. Has clips of daily TV shows from around the world.
A video hosting service by DivX for people who love videos. DivX, if you remember, is the group which came up with a similarly named format of video encoding for online distribution. DivX videos can be of pretty high quality and are rendered through a custom player which is available as a plug-in for most famous browsers. According to the Stage6 team, “Anyone can become a publisher, anyone can build an audience and every video available on Stage6 is compatible with over 70 million consumer electronics devices from every major manufacturer, making it easy to play back Stage6 videos on your television or portable device.“
Another site that offers all the standard features – video sharing & organisation, social networking, discussion groups, playlists, customisable profiles etc. There’s rating system in place with which you can vouch for other’s content. Allow for direct importing of videos from other hosting sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Grouper, Myspace etc. Has a couple of widgets & gadgets for your site / blog.
VideoEgg features one of the slickest interfaces I’ve come across and offers a bag of really useful online video manipulation tools (cropping, resizing, direct recording etc.). Allows sharing through email, direct HTML embedding and Permalinks. The videos are displayed through their own interactive embeddable flash-based player. High-end sites with > 1 million visitors per month can sign-up for a revenue sharing partnership where ads are displayed beside each video and the revenue handed down to the partner. Employs content-filtering to weed out inappropriate videos.
Another cool video hosting service that has been around since end 2004 and reflects the Web 2.0 genre of web-design. They share helpful pointers with you in case you’re lacking ideas regarding creation of unique video content. In action are a bunch of highly configurable privacy options with which you can create fine-grained access control lists to allow only select group of people to view your videos. In short, you choose who exactly sees which of your videos. Has
personalised homepage where you can neatly arrange all of your favorite videos. Allows tagging of videos.
Zeec is another German video hosting service that you won’t find so difficult to navigate around. This one too allows you to directly record / update videos off your webcam. The interface follows the Web 2.0 ideal and has a vague resemblance to the Last.FM music cum social networking site.
This one offers your own sub-domain under ZippyVideos to host your profile (e.g. Unlimited uploads are permitted pertaining to the fact that no single upload is greater than 20MB. Privacy options, video organisation and social networking are an integral part of the package.
Zoopy proudly presents itself as South Africa’s first video and photo sharing social network. It’s a pretty basic service with an easy-going note that can be spotted all over the site. There’s a standing challenge that attempts to coax the hidden director in you to come out into the limelight.

if you have more video hosting websites please add this on comment, publish your video on different video hosting sites and drive more traffic on your website. Hope it would be useful, cheers..Similar Posts:

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40 twitter tools for managing and organizing followers efficiently

twitter-account-management-toolsIts not so easy to manage twitter friends and followers. Few factors need to consider such as how active your followers are; do they retweet your tweets; those whom you are follwing, are they following you back to determine your accounts strength and success. There are few really good web based applications who manage all those factors of your twitter account. I have searched for twitter account management tools and ended up with 40 tools. I have listed them below. Find out which one is useful for you.

1. Buzzom is a nice free online service to mass follow and unfollow Twitter users. Apart from this, Buzzom also lets you mass unfollow those who are not following you back, or mass follow those who you are not following. All this for free. login with your twitter id and click on “Twitter Account Management” to mange your twitter account. You can find your targeted followers by keywords. Buzzom is really worth going twitter account management tools.

2. FlashTweetFlashTweet is a mass follow tool that simplifies the process of adding your twitter friends. You can see who you are following that is following you back, mass follow users based on search terms and even unfollow multiple friends at once.

3. Refollow
Refollow helps you discover, manage, and protect your Twitter social circle. Refollow calls itself a “Twitter Relationship Manager”. Some of its features includes:

* Manage Your Friends and Followers
* Sort by Relationship
* Discover Relevant Users
* Batch Follow/Unfollow
* Lock Relationships

It is a very simple and user friendly application. I have personally started using it for @TwitdomUpdates to determine whom to follow.

4. Doesfollow
DoesFollow is a simply Twitter application that tells you if a particular Twitter user is following another Twitter user. You need to enter both the Twitter user Ids and it will respond back with a “Yup” or a “Nope”!

5. Twittangle
TwitTangle is a free service that helps you untangle the mess of having too many friends on twitter.

6. Tweeter Tags
Tweeter Tags makes it easy to declare your interests and find new, like-minded friends.

7. MrTweet
Helping you find great people and followers relevant to your interests.

8. Twalala
Using twalala, you can filter tweets out of your stream by keywords and phrases or mute individuals who get a bit too chatty.

9. Twitnest
Interesting visualization of your followers and their followers.

10. Twittersnooze
It’s a good tool to avoid a blast of tweets from a conference you are not attending… just snooze the conference goers for a few days.

11. Twimailer

Tired of shallow e-mails from Twitter when someone follows you? Want to know more about the people who are following you? Twimailer is a free service that delivers that information right to your inbox!

12. MyCleener is yet another tool that will help us automatically unfollow all the inactive accounts based on when their last tweet was, and help you save your follow number.

13. Twitter Karma
Bulk management of followers and those you are following.

14. Tweepler
Tweepler Is an easy, more enjoyable way of processing your New Twitter Followers.

15. TweetSum
TweetSum does one thing and does it well: we show you at a glance who’s following you, give you the tools you need to decide whether you should follow them back or not.

16. Twitoria
Twitoria finds your friends that haven’t tweeted in a long time so you can give them the boot!

17. Mutuality
Mutuality is a simple service which allow you to make bulk operations with your account.

18. TweetEffect

Find out which of your Twitter updates made people follow or leave you. Simply enter your Twitter ID in the following form.

19. TweepMe
TweepMe is the 100% opt-in group of Twitter users who all chose to follow each other on Twitter.

20. TwitterLess

Twitterless tells you who stops following you and graphs your follower history over time, making this info available in a variety of useful views.


21. TwitterRatio

Your Twitter Ratio is the ratio of your followers to friends (or people who you follow). It is measured with the TFF Ratio (Twitter Follower-Friend Ratio).

22. FriendOrFollow

Who are you following that’s not following you back? Who’s following you that you’re not following back? Find out!

23. TweepDiff
Compare Twitter friends and followers.

24. Twollo
Find and Follow Twitterers with similar interests to you.

25. Twitter100

With Twitter100, you can see your followers at a glance (up to 100).

26. iFollowBack

Follow back people.

27. Twtrfrnd

A new follower? Should you follow back? Find out if you have common followings with them, and which people you follow that follow them.


28. FriendMePlease

Everyone wants more friends. We just make it easy.

29. TwitHive
Monitor and Interact with the Twitter Hive Mind.


30. Foller.Me
Before you follow.


31. FollowLists

Create and share lists of your Twitter friends.


32. Tweepi is a simple collection of Twitter tools; each tool is designed to make a certain aspect of your Twitter experience and interactions simpler and more enjoyable! Follow Utility, Flush Utility, Reciprocate Utility, Cleanup Utility.


34. Twitter Follower is a Twitter application launched by John Chow that allows you to mass follow/unfollow users from their database.


35. InstaFollow is a free application that allows you to follow people with similar interests as you. Just Enter your Twitter username and password and you will be logged into your twitter account through InstaFollow. Enter your interests and InstaFollow will search the Twittersphere and hand pick users to follow based on your interests!

36. TwitterBatcher is a Twitter mashup that allow you to easily follow many people in 3 simple steps.

37. Tweet Flock is an easy to use online tool to manage multiple Twitter accounts. A simple registration process is required to access the features. Some of the features that it supports:
Easily manage your followers, Easily manage users that you are following, Find new friends, Update tweet status for multiple twitter accounts, Delete direct messages from a specific user, Follow followers (every 12 hours), Scheduled tweets (every hour and every day), Delete spam from direct messages (every hour)


38. Taweet is a free Twitter application that allows people and businesses to streamline promotional scheduling for events, product launches, lifecasting and more! Taweet is focused on promoting the topics of your Future Tweets (FT) up until they occur to create buzz or to share with friends. Taweet offers a familiar user interface where you can create and manage your Future Tweets and also view your Twitter stream, replies and messages.


39. Untweeps is one of the best ones out there. It lets you find out the tweeps out of your followers who have not updated within a specified number of days (you can decide how many days is it) and lets you unfollow them. Extremely helpful when it comes to keeping your followers group healthy.

40. Twittaquitta , Use Twittaquitta to catch all people who stopped following you on Twitter. This service aims to let you take care of catching people who stopped following you by sending out a notification email when someone has stopped following you. You sign in with your Twitter screen name and provide an email, and from that point onwards you will be notified on the spot.
twittaquitta when someone deserts you.

JustUnfollow is a Twitter tools that allows you to unfollow those users who do not follow you back. It does not give you an option to do bulk unfollows. You need to unfollow each user separately.


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10 Blogger Types: The Good, the Bad, and the Sleazy

By Jill Whalen, CEO High Rankings

These past few weeks I’ve watched how things played out in the blogosphere after breaking the story of Google’s new “unavailable_after” tag. I have to say that what I learned was extremely interesting and educational to me! I have been writing articles for the High Rankings Advisor newsletter and other publications for many years and have seen bits and pieces of my work get picked up in various places; however, it’s a whole ‘nother ballgame when you break an important news story.

Sharing What I Learned
As with most of my more popular newsletter articles, requests for republishing started coming in soon after it was published. What made this one different was that many of the more popular bloggers in the search marketing space picked up the news quickly — and then things really went crazy.

A Google search this past weekend for “unavailable_after” brought up 93,000 results! I don’t know for sure, but I imagine there weren’t any results for this phrase previously, or at least very few. 93,000 pages all mentioning unavailable_after and, presumably, my original article. Pretty cool, eh? Unfortunately, it’s not as cool as it appears at first glance.

The Rankings Letdown
For one thing, I kind of expected that my original article would be showing at the top of the search results, but it wasn’t even close! Although, when I looked at it with my SEO eye, I had to smack myself because there were good reasons why it wasn’t in the top. For one, the unavailable_after tag wasn’t the focus of my article since it was a synopsis of everything Dan Crow had discussed at the SEMNE event. For another, “unavailable_after” wasn’t even in my article’s Title tag, again, because it wasn’t the focus.

But What About the Links?
I did think that all the links pointing to the original article should have given it more “oomph” to rank for that phrase despite the fact that the article wasn’t optimized for it, but apparently they didn’t. The good news is that the article does rank #1 for “getting into Google” as one would expect, which in the long run is probably much more important!

My SEO Efforts
I was still intrigued (and slightly annoyed) about not ranking for “unavailable_after,” so I added it to my Title tag and the top headline to see if that would have any effect. As of today, Google hasn’t re-indexed the page, so the jury is still out on that one. I also began reviewing the pages that were showing up before mine in the search results. What I found was an enlightening look at the SEO blogosphere. Unfortunately, it wasn’t always pretty, and at the end of my review I was pretty disgusted with some bloggers.

The 10 Types of Bloggers
Here are the results of my review and the 10 types of bloggers I found. You’ll notice that they range from good to bad to sleazy.

1. Good: People who ask permission to reprint your article and add a bio with links back as requested.
These are people who are generally looking to add some content to their own sites. They usually republish the article in full, and are happy to add whatever bio and links you specify.

2. Good: People who republish without asking permission but at least link back to the original article.
I don’t really have a problem with the folks who haven’t asked permission if they at least have the courtesy of linking back to the original article. Sure, it’s not as great as controlling what the links say in a bio, but it’s generally fine.

3. Good: People who blog about something you wrote and who link to your original article, providing their own unique commentary or spin to go with it.
This is the best type of blog post as it isn’t a complete dupe of yours, and it gives credit where credit is due. Watch out, however, as sometimes these types of blog posts are critical of what you’re written. Personally, I have no problem whether people agree or disagree as that’s the foundation for blogging.

4. Okay: People who blog about what some other blogger blogged about, and link to both the original article and the blogger’s commentary.

I probably should put this one in the “good” category — as it really is fine — but it still is irksome when the secondary blogger’s post seems to get more credit than the original piece.

5. Bad: People who blog about what some other blogger blogged about it (as in #4 above), but who link back only to the blogger and not the original.

I was surprised at how prevalent this one was. I don’t think that most people intend to snub the original author, but it happens a lot! Sure, you could say it’s okay because the post they DO link to posts that link back to the original, but that’s just not good enough. I strongly believe that the original writer should get credit where credit is due in a more direct manner.

6. Bad: People who blog on the topic and then Digg their OWN post instead of the original.
I almost put this in the “sleazy” category, but I guess it’s sort of borderline. It seems to me if the topic is Digg-worthy, it should be the original article or post that gets Digged. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case.

7. Sleazy:People who don’t ask to republish but do it anyway, and don’t even link back!
When they don’t even put the original author’s name on it, I believe it’s copyright infringement. If they do mention the author’s name, but never link back to them in some manner, it’s pretty sleazy in my book.

8. Sleazy: Scrapers who link or don’t link, but add contextual link ads and other crap to the content.
Unfortunately, this is extremely prevalent these days. I would guess that a good portion of those 93,000 results in Google fall into this category. I can’t imagine those pages actually get any traffic, so I’m not sure what the point is.

The next 2 don’t quite fit into the good, bad, or sleazy categories, but were additional types I noted:

9. Strange: People who blog but somehow get their facts wrong.

One post got the name of the organization (SEMNE) wrong and called it SEMPO. I’m not sure why or how, as it was right there in black and white. I don’t believe there was any malicious intent going on, but it was strange nonetheless. (It was corrected immediately upon notification, so that was good!)

10. Dumbasses:People who just blog it cuz everyone else is.

Good blog posts are good for a reason. Simply writing about something because everyone else has is not a good blog post. ‘Nuff said!

And on that note, I implore you to look at your own blogging practices to see if you fit in any of the categories above. If so, here’s hoping it’s one of the good ones!

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3 Simple Ways To Rapidly Improve Website

It is said that having a good foundation is fundamental to having a strong building to last for years to come. The same goes when it comes to developing your website. Before you start plans on how to market your site, it always pays dividend to take a step back and review the website to ensure that its fundamentals are right.

Here’s three items on the list of checklist to ensure that your site is able to capture users for long term benefits. The three simple ways to dramatically improve your website are as follows:

Mental Note 1 – Get them Hooked>

The internet has changed since the old days back in 2004, there are a lot of things happening on screen that distracts your users’ attention. Browsers with multiple tabs also then to fight for attention, apart from this you still have real world distractions to compete with like answering phone calls, etc. Before long your user forgets what they have been reading or the site they were visiting. I bet this happens too many of us.

Provide tools to allow visitors to bookmark your article or site easily. The best place is to have it position near the top of the article. Also note that you should only display 3 bookmark links and an option to select others so as to not let the bookmarking tool snatch attention away from the page content. You can try out tools like addthis helps websites add a simple bookmarking tool

Mental Note 2 – Show the Visitor What They Want

You manage to attract visitors to your site and they feel complied to click through to your inner pages. Your site is content rich, however they can’t find the content that they are looking for. This isn’t good as it is commonly known when you present users with too much choice they tend not to make any decisions.

So to tackle this, make sure your site layout and content structure is properly sorted out. You would need to have clear navigation menus or breadcrumbs to allow users to navigate across the entire site. Having a HTML sitemap is also an essential item as this provides visitors with a bird’s eye view of your site structure.

Mental Note 3 – Use Nice Smoothing Colours

Ever been to a site that turns you offer visually upon arrival? In the past, there were many badly made websites. This has since changed, however there are still some design mistakes made by designers or site owners that do turn off users visually.

As a rule of thumb, always use web safe colours like white background, with dark font colours. Make sure the font size is also within an acceptable height and width. I normally use 11 pixel points for most of my sites. That’s the font size that works best for me. However do ask your readers if that’s the best size for them.

Do you have another mental note on how to dramatically improve your website’s performance, why not share a tip or so here – Drop a comment or contact me

3. Don’t Make Your Visitors Have To Write An Email To Contact You

If you are inviting enquiries or contact from visitors to your website you need to provide them with a way of doing this that is as easy as possible for them. Just posting your email address on the website is not the best solution. Why? Because when they click on it they need to then create an email from scratch. Do you know how busy your visitors are? They hardly have time to read the content of your homepage – never mind create an email from scratch. The solution? You need to use a simple form. A form enables you to standardise the responses that you receive and it also makes it very simple for your visitors to get in touch with you – all they need to do is pop in their name, email address and tick a few boxes and that’s it.

Making it easy for your visitors to contact you isn’t the only reason that using a form is a great idea. Doing so means you can get some information back from each person that fills in the form. You can ask them how they discovered your website, which other websites they like to visit – you can ask them anything! Anything that is going to help you learn more about them, more about who they are and more about what will make them buy from you. You think they would tell you all this if they were creating an email from scratch? No – of course they wouldn’t! That’s why you need a form.Similar Posts:

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