March 1, 2011

25 Blog Optimising Tips for Affective Marketing!


Before you get caught up in the formal aspects of marketing your blog i.e. with article writing, link building, directory submission, advertising etc you first need to assess the optimisation of the blog itself. There is no point marketing a blog if it’s a half job. No marketing antic is going to substitute for a shabby blog still under construction.


So in all its glory, here are 25 blog optimising suggestions for you to sink your weary teeth into before you dive head first opening the doors to your blog to the public.

1. Use a well respected blogging platform such as WordPress, Joomla, Vivvo or Moveable Type.

2. Purchase and use a unique SEO friendly domain name title.

3. Use a fully customisable search engine optimised theme framework and theme such as Genesis Framework or Thesis for WordPress.

4. Ensure that you have commenting, trackback and pingback enabled.

5. Ensure you have canonical URL’s enabled.

6. Ensure you make use of the time stamp feature in your posts.

7. Add new posts to your blog at least 3 times per week.

8. Use respectable social tools such as Share & Follow or GetSocial.

9. Add and use CommentLuv to your blog.

10. Reply to topic related comments on your blog.

11. Use Akismet to block out unwanted spam comments.

12. Let Technorati know about your blog.

13. Use a well respected SEO software such as Scribe or WordPress SEO by Yoast to optimise your blog content.

14. Create and upload your own Favicon.

15. Offer full RSS subscription and enable all subscription options in FeedBurner.

16. Create an archive for your blog.

17. Use All in One Webmaster tools for WordPress if hosting your blog using WordPress.

18. Enable Google Web Master tracking ID in your blog.

19. Enable Google Analytics tracking ID in your blog.

20. Verify ownership and tracking ID with Alexa Rank.

21. Use day and name in your permalink settings.

22. Create a mobile version of your blog using WP Touch plugin.

23. Use a data base optimisation tool plugin for your blog.

24. Use a backup system for your blog such as Backup Technology.

25. Make suitable changes to your comment and discussion settings.

So there you have it, if you feel that you can add more tips to the list above then you know the drill, kindly leave your comments and suggestions below, enjoy.

About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Fabrizio Van Marciano is a successful artist and blogger working from his home in North Cornwall, UK. His insight into online business marketing, web design and self-promotion has lead him to become one of the UK's biggest selling modern contemporary artists with over 3,000 original canvas paintings sold worldwide. Fabrizio now shares his tips, advice and tutorials on all aspects of internet business marketing, blogging tips, WordPress, internet tech reviews and much more. You can follow Fabrizio on Twitter & Facebook.

Comments

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    Thanks guys
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