Better BLOGging tips from WordCamp ’07
An excellent write-up from this event was posted by Charles over at Blogging Pro, and can be read here. (For more on WordCamp ’07, please read Charles extensive summary of Day 0 and 1.)
I’ve re-posted Charles’ section covering what Mat Cutts described as his 15-points for better blogging, that I thought were good enough tips to repost below.
- Don’t put your blog at the root of your domain.
- Name your directory “blog” instead of “wordpress”.
- In URLs, no spaces are worst, underscore are better, dashes or hyphens are best.
- Use alt tags on images: not only is it good accessibility, it’s good SEO.
- Include keywords naturally in your posts.
- Make your post dates easy to find.
- Check your blog on a cell phone and/or iPhone.
- Use partial-text feeds if you want more page views; use full-text feeds if you want more loyal readers.
- Blogs should do standard pings.
- Standardize backlinks (don’t mix and match www with non-www).
- Use a permanent redirect (301) when moving to a new host.
- Don’t include the post date in your URL.
- When moving between hosts, wait until Googlebot and traffic begin to visit the new host before taking down the old one.
- If using AdSense, use sectioning.
- Use FeedBurner’s (now) free MyBrand feature to take control of your feeds (i.e., feed.bloggingpro.com instead of http://feeds.feedburner.com/bloggingpro/PfjF.
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