As many of you who have followed my content for years know, I have frequently reported on the importance of commenting on blogs for building traffic, backlinks and new interest in your own website. Especially for newer sites, this can’t be ignored. No matter how popular you are with friends, family and associates, they are not likely the ones purchasing your services and products. You need real traffic for that. Continue reading “Why I Only Comment on Blogs That Use Disqus”
Awhile ago I wrote Why Don’t We Comment on Blogs and to date it is still the most popular and heavily commented post in this blog. Apparently, for all the blogging we’re doing, everyone wants to know what it takes to get more blog comments. But, of course, before you can get the comments, you’ve got to get the readers. So today we’re readdressing the blog commenting issue from another angle. You, my friend, should still be commenting on blogs. Continue reading “5 Reasons You Should Comment on Blogs”
If you’ve ever visited a website and went to click a link just to have it lead to a 404 error page, you know how annoying it is. Don’t do that to your visitors. Fortunately, WordPress has a plugin that will take care of the dirty work for you. With Broken Link Checker, your site can notify you of broken links automatically, giving you the opportunity to remove or update them at your convenience. Continue reading “Broken Links On Your WordPress Site?”
This is my Gravatar. You’ll see it just about everywhere I post or comment online if the site uses them.
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is globally recognized because millions of people and websites use them. Most popular applications like WordPress have built-in support for Gravatar so when a user leaves a comment (with email), it pulls their image from Gravatar servers. Continue reading “Get a Gravatar Already!”
Anyone who knows me knows that my mantra is, “Blog, blog, BLOG!” When I start work with a new client and I’m asked, “What should I do about my website?” whether we’re designing a whole new site or just giving a facelift to a current one, I still recommend a consistent regimen of blogging. Continue reading “Interview with Scott Yates of BlogMutt”