Blogging Tools, Ebooks, Social Media, Formatting, Facebook, Inspiration and Readers

Blogging Tools, Ebooks, Social Media, Formatting, Facebook, Inspiration and Readers

This article is a summary of some of the best articles I have read recently. Steven Snell from Vandelay Design writes about 9 Essential Tools for Bloggers. This is a great article summarizing some key tools for bloggers. The article names the following list of tools, please visit the article for a full write up. FeedBurner Google Analytics Del.icio.us BloglinesRSS Reader Windows Live Writer Google Webmaster Tools Page Speed Checkerfrom Self SEO Google Alerts Link Checker from Technorati Nate Whitehill writes about Using Free ebooks to Promote your Blog. The article suggests how using ebooks he can convert people who download the ebook
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Using Social Media To Market Your Blog

Using Social Media To Market Your Blog

Social media sites like Digg, MySpace, Flickr and del.icio.us are very popular. They have millions of users, and you want in on that action. But how do you get traffic from these sites? How Are Social Media Sites Good For Your Blog? You can create pages with links back to your site, or submit an article which is voted on by users, if it becomes popular it can generate large amounts of traffic. Extra traffic can also equal more links aiming at your site which is good for SEO. You can build profiles on popular sites that can attract links, attention and contacts from
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Social Media Feeds

Social Media Feeds

After reading an article on skelliewag.org called 10 steps to building a killer feed Collection I got to thinking about what sorts of extra feeds I should be subscribing to. The 10 points are listed below, but if this topic interests you I suggest you go and read the details of each point. Subscribe to every good site you share a niche with Subscribe to every bad site you share a niche with Subscribe to quality sites linked to your niche, but not directly part of it Subscribe to good lifehack and productivity blogs Subscribe to good blogs about writing Subscribe
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Social Media + Google to Find Free Blog Resources Easily

Social Media + Google to Find Free Blog Resources Easily

Using Google with some basic knowledge on advanced searching techniques you can find some high quality free resources which have typically been set up as digg bait on social media sites. The results of using Google over searching through the sites individually are much better, try for yourself by typing some of the following terms. To search popular posts on digg type the following into Google: site:Digg.com Free Icons site:Digg.com Free Vectors site:Digg.com Free Clipart site:Digg.com Free graphics This also works for other social media sites: site:stumbleupon.com Free graphics site:del.icio.us free icons site:reddit.com free icons The “site:” part of the search term
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