Blog Advice

I am always looking for advice and help on making my blog more accessible or improved. Do you have any blogging tips or websites with tips that have helped you improve your blog? Here are the websites that I have found very helpful and which I keep on my favorites list and refer back to:

To get listed towards the top of google and other search engines you need Meta Tags. Here is a website about them and instructions on how to add them to blogger (a bit tricky, but this site makes it easy. If it doesn't work the first time, it's likely because you have an apostrophe in the description or keywords). http://www.bloggertricks.com/2007/12/adding-meta-tags-to-bloggerblogspot.html It takes a few days for the listing to take effect, so be patient, but it's free!

Looking for images to use? These stock photos can be used (depending on permissions) and there are a lot of them to choose from! http://www.sxc.hu/ I find adding an image to a post makes it more enjoyable to read for some reason.

Add your blogs to twitter effortlessly and automatically when you post using http://twitterfeed.com/ - you can also do this with your facebook account using http://www.networkedblogs.com/. Once you set it up, when you post to your blog, it will put your post on your twitter or FB feed. With networked blogs you can also set it up to only add the blog posts you want to add manually.

1 comment:

Grammy Blick said...

Thank you so much for the stock exchange -- I've found so many neat images, and ideas for creating my own shots within our church for my use. A picture is worth a thousand words. I need to revamp my Multiply backgrounds, too, so this is excellent information. I've never thought much about traffic. I posted for our Sunday School girls and just picked up readers along the way as I surf around. You've provided food for thought!