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Search-based Keyword Tool

March 16, 2009 in Blog Tools by Diane

We came across the blog site -   Search Engine Panel where the author talked about  a tool that we just had to share with you - Google’s Search-based Keyword Tool (SKT). we think it is safe to say that many if not most of you are aware of the keyword tools: Keyword Tool ExternalWord Tracker and Trellian Keyword Discovery ( the S.E.P’s example).  Keyword Research is a very important part to your Search Engine Optimizing strategy.  For those of you not familiar with how these kind of tools work, you type in your keyword and you will get a list of related keywords  to help you in your blog advertising, blog content, SEO etc.

Although we are not as familiar with (Trellian’s) Keyword Discovery, we did note and agree with the author that the Search Based Keyword Tool ( keep it simple and just call it SKT) is similar to the Word Tracker.
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What exactly  is the Search-based Keyword Tool?

From the mouths of Google Support

“The Search-based Keyword Tool generates keyword and landing page ideas highly relevant and specific to your website. In doing so, the tool helps you identify additional advertising opportunities that aren’t currently being used in your AdWords ad campaigns………….The keywords are also organized by category. Click any category to expand and view its subcategories. If applicable, you’ll also see the keywords organized by brand names…”

We found the tool to be very easy to use, it gave us some very good information, including demographics, so this is indeed a tool that we at Success BlogNet as well as BlogNet awards ( just two of our sites) will probably keep using.

We suggest that you read the full article on Search Engine Panel, to get an even clearer picture of  SKT.

As they say on Google

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by Diane

31 Tweet Words for You to Use

March 2, 2009 in Social Media by Diane

Do you know what twitterati means or what about a mistweet?

With the rising of popularity of the very successful social community of twitter, a whole new language has sprung up for all the twitters out there  and Success BlogNet decided to clue you in.

For those of you who have managed to not be in the know about this phenomenon, Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them.( Wikepedia).

A Short Video on Twitter in Plain English might help you with understanding what all the fuss is about:

On the following page  is a list of some of the most popular Twitter Jargon to help you understand all the twitters on the net Read the rest of this entry →

by Diane

Explaining Bandwidth in Simple English

January 29, 2009 in Blog Education by Diane

How many of you have ever seen this message when you have gone to your blog to post an article?

509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

Trying to figure out how to explain bandwidth to people is not easy, considering how everything is very  technical.  So I searched around asking different people to help me come up with a way to explain in words what is bandwidth ,what is exceeded bandwidth and what can be done to save yourself from having to see 509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded.

Tim Southernwood the CEO of this site as well as BlogNet Awards came up with this analogy.

“Compare it to a funnel. As long as the amount of liquid (data) flowing through the funnel isn’t so excessive that it flows over.. all is well!

If it flows over..you’ve exceeded bandwidth  – it’s a drain on server resources and accounts are structured with specific allotments for obvious reasons. So those with the most information flowing carry a greater share of cost.  If you exceed your allotment, your site is disabled until the flow is reduced, or the pipe (your bandwidth) is enlarged (increased).”

For those of you  who would like to know more about  bandwidth and the speed of bandwidth I found this great article by Leo Notenboom that you should read.  It is called ” What is bandwidth?”

One simple way of reducing your bandwidth is by minimizing the size of images. By minimizing the size of your images, whether by resizing, cropping, or altering quality settings, this method will result in a direct decrease in bandwidth.

If you have other tips or tricks, then be sure to let us know :-)

To Your Success,

Success BlogNet  Team

by admin

Are You Pinging your Blog?

November 26, 2008 in Blog Education by admin

Ping-A-Ling!  Ping-A-Ling! Are You Pinging your Blog?

A member came to me and said – ok what is this business about pinging a blog?

I gave her a very simple answer and she replied..there has to be more to it than that!

Rolling my my virtual sleeves I went searching for the most complete answer I could find. Here it goes -

What is Pinging?

Here is what ravi9237 said in part

“A ‘Ping’ is a basic Internet program that lets you verify that a particular Internet address exists and can accept requests. The verb ping means the act of using the ping utility or command.”

ok a rather complicated answer,but still descriptive.

How about what the fine folks at Cruft said ( loved the moustaches by the way :-) )
How Pinging Works
Sending out a ping is like raising the red flag on the mailbox to tell the mailman
you have new mail to be sent. In this case, you are telling the weblog tracking sites
that your site has been updated.
Here is what MomsCashBlog has to say on How to PING your blog

What are the main advantages to pinging your blog you ask?
From Maxblogpress here is the best advantages to pinging your blog that I could find:

# Some of those websites add your blog in their directory giving you a one way link.

# Some of those websites list your blog in their recently updated blog list.

# Search engines quickly come to your blog, index it and start sending traffic.

# Blog search engines like Google Blog Search, Yahoo Search Blog, etc… also crawl and index your blog which in turn send additional traffic.

# People visiting those blog directories see your blog there and come to your blog.

# Blogrolling scripts like blogrolling.com and WordPress check update services to see if you’ve updated and then they reflect that on everyone’s site, usually by moving you to the top of people’s blogrolling list or putting a recently updated indicator by your link.

# Services like Technorati (http://technorati.com) spider your links to tell who is linking to you and who you’re linking to, almost in real time. If you show up on someone’s Technorati link list for their site (often called an “egorati search”) they’re likely to visit your site to see what you said, increasing your exposure.

# Other sites like weblogs.com and blo.gs list the most recently updated blogs and many people browse these to find something new when they’re bored.

By the way, read their warning and heed!

Any other Questions?

To Your Success,

Success BlogNet Team

by Diane

Contact Them – Scam or Not?

September 19, 2008 in Blog Thoughts by Diane

When Success Blog Net is asked a question, we are always there to help.

A friend of  of the Blog Net showed me a letter he had received this morning:

Hi,
We’ve seen your website at http://www.squidoo.com/onlinebusinessopportunitiesws
and we love it!
We see that your traffic rank is 450
and your link popularity is 3420.
Also, you have been online since 6/1/2005.
With that kind of traffic, we will pay you up to $4,800/month
to advertise our links on your website.
If you’re interested, read our terms from this page:
http://www.contactthem.com/r.php?s=10&p=2&w=122127

Sincerely,
DeMarco Smith
The ContactThem Network

Being the smart person that he is, Walt from All Sports on the Web, wanted to know our opinion.

When we looked into this “advertising”, on the surface it sure looked good…it has a fairly good page rank the site looks professional and lets face it…this person took the time and trouble to look into Walt’s  Squidoo lens.  The numbers cited are indeed on target.

Considering that we want our bloggers to be successful, we decided to check further into this and digged deeper to see what others had to say good or bad and this is what we found: Read the rest of this entry →