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Old 7th April 2008, 11:30 PM   #21
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Has anybody tried using a site like Dojohut to market? I am wondering if it's worth the money to use their services. I've heard great things about them through word of mouth, but I'm wondering if anybody here is familiar with them?

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Old 9th April 2008, 05:06 PM   #22
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Tag your posts. I just started using Simple Tags for Wordpress on my personal blog and I love it.
this is what I was referring to - how do you tag your posts? are these title meta tags you are referring to?

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Old 9th April 2008, 05:33 PM   #23
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I'm not directly familiar with it Amir, but here is information about it -

http://www.broobles.com/scripts/simpletags/

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Old 9th April 2008, 06:57 PM   #24
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this is what I was referring to - how do you tag your posts? are these title meta tags you are referring to?
Neither. SimpleTags plugin allows you to tag your posts and the links either go back to your blog for those tags or they go (as in my case) to technorati.com. I'm pretty sure that SimpleTags adds them into your meta keywords as well, for what little that is worth.

SimpleTags is one of the 5 plugins I always install.

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Old 9th April 2008, 07:37 PM   #25
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Thanks for clarifying that Cal. Leaves open an obvious question though, what are the other 4

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Thanks for clarifying that Cal. Leaves open an obvious question though, what are the other 4
Hi Logan,
(I should have known someone would ask...I had to go check.)

On my poetry site, which is the simplest WP install I have, I am using:
  • WordPress Database Backup
  • Google XML Sitemaps (Absolutely the one MUST HAVE plugin!)
  • FeedBurner FeedSmith
  • All in One SEO Pack

Notes:
  1. On my poetry blog installation, I broke the rule and did NOT install SimpleTags because unlike most of my sites, it's major purpose is just to archive stuff, not get me noticed. (and I have the stats to bear this out!)
  2. All in One SEO Pack is really just a habit these days. I rarely use the functionality it gives as I've proven (at least to my self) that Title Tags, Meta tags and descriptions don't matter to Google and the other search engines don't matter to me.
  3. On any blog where I accept comments, Akismet is on this list. So I guess I really have 6.

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Old 13th April 2008, 01:46 AM   #27
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If it were me, I'd possibly consider rethinking that bit about the title tag not mattering to Google.

Most search engine experts agree appropriate keyword use in the title tag is a very important factor for rankings in Google (and all the other major SEs as well). In fact, according to SEOMoz's search engine ranking factor survey, "keywords in the page's title tag" was ranked by 37 top SEOs as the #1 most important Google rankings factor.

It's also important because the contents of the <title> tag will generally be displayed in the SERPs. If the title reads well to humans and gets across the contents of the page well, it can help encourage a greater clickthrough rate from the SERP.

If your post titles already naturally contain keywords appropriately and display well in the SERPs (so as to encourage visitor clickthrough) then you may not need to set up a different <title> tag from the WP default.

But that's a far cry from saying the <title> tag isn't important.

You are right on one thing, though: the keyword META doesn't matter. You can leave that in or not, as you see fit. Google doesn't even index it, so it cannot possibly have any effect there.

Description META probably doesn't help with rankings, but with appropriate placement of the target key phrases in the description text, it appears as the snippet in the SERPs. With a bit of skillful copywriting, this can give you a chance to get a good marketing call to action appearing in the search results. While the description META itself might not have significant effect on rankings, that effective copy in the snippet can have an effect on clickthroughs from the SERPs.

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Old 20th April 2008, 08:27 AM   #28
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Write keyword target posts that get inbound links, and traffic will take care of itself .

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Old 23rd June 2008, 03:01 AM   #29
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one of the good ways to publise the blog is to put your blog link in any community site you use .,you can do so buy reading others blog and then reccomending your blog to them.


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I would recommend setting up a Google Sitemap on your blog. Below some links on how to get a Google Sitemap running on the different platforms:

Blogger

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