Why I Only Comment on Blogs That Use Disqus

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”

5 Reasons You Should Comment on Blogs

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”

Broken Links On Your WordPress Site?

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?”

Get a Gravatar Already!

Patricia Nixon of Nixon Virtual StrategiesThis 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!”