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Successful Keyword Research

March 16, 2009 in Blog Education by admin

Because BlogNet Awards nominations for March are now closed ( voting and commenting are still open until the end of the month :-) ), it gives us a little time to have some fun going through all the blogs in Entrecard.

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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Explaining Bandwidth in Simple English

January 29, 2009 in Blog Education by admin

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