DoFollow (WP Plugin) – Kimmo Suominen

This is a plugin for WordPress. It will disable the automatic rel=”nofollow” attributes added to external links. You may want to do this if you have good spam filtering for your comments, or if your blog is moderated. Optionally you can also set a comment age limit for adding the attributes.

This seems perfect for awarding people who take time from their busy schedule and write a line or two on your blog. They’ll get back a bit of Page Rank from your blog through the back link, which may be enough motivation for many to start typing. Continue reading »

 

Coming straight from the Google HQ, this is actually a gem about what PageRank really is worth for these days.

Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO » SEO advice: url canonicalization

Normally if you don’t see crawled snippets and only see urls, it usually means that it would help to have more links to your site. More PageRank helps to get more crawling.

Now, this isn’t exactly hot news, as many people knew about – and have actively used – inbound links from high PageRank pages to ensure timely spidering. During my experiments I’ve been able to get brand new websites noticed and indexed by search engines, especially Google and MSN, in 12 hours or less with just two or three inbound links from PR 3 – 5 pages.

But it’s somewhat comforting to know PageRank is still used for something other than a distraction, if you know what I mean :D

 

A few days ago I mentioned what looks like a good way to make lots of money by buying expired domains. Some of them may come with a bit of traffic, a few may even have a good Google PR.

After watching the undergoing auctions at a popular expired domain broker, I can tell you Continue reading »

 

Ultimate Tag Warrior 3

Ultimate Tag Warrior is a multi-headed hydra of a plugin. It allows you to add tags either through the Write Post page in WordPress in a tag box, on posts using an AJAXy box, and in posts using special syntax from external editors […]

Once you’ve got your tags entered; you enter a realm of interesting ways of doing things with your tags. […] At the simpler end, you can automagically have tags included at the top and bottom of your posts without making changes to themes.

Think about coupling this with the Related Posts plugin to get a really powerful tool.

But… if you don’t mess with links or change Permalinks on a daily basis you shouldn’t be having 404′s in the first place, should you?

And if you do need to change Permalinks or update the page/post slugs, see how you can actually benefit from it and increase your Google PageRank as you go. ;)

 

Related posts for your 404

How would you like the ability to display related entries on a 404 page? It would be really handy.

This plugin displays related posts depending on which page tried to be accessed, and it does so by attempting to match the keywords in the requested URL – basically the post slug – with the keywords from other post slugs.

You might need to tweak your Permalink structure to make it work.

I have a really neat idea for a plugin that will actually take into account tags and even keywords from other posts when displaying related ones so it’s not relying on a certain Permalink structure to work. Let me know if you’re interested, and I might squeeze it in one of these days.

 

Subscribe2 2.2.2

Now that’s a very neat plugin. Allow your users to be receive an email notification whenever someone adds a new comment to a post they’re watching. It’s pretty much like a “subscribe to thread” for forums.

And here is another plugin that does the same thing.

Think of it!

This is an extremely powerful tool that makes your users coming back again and again to your blog. Viral. Free. Automated. What more can you ask for?

A must for serious traffic building!

The more I think about it, the more it seems the gap between blogs, forums and regular websites is getting thinner day by day. We want to publish more information, faster, in a more user friendly way and let everyone know about it and interact with us.

What would be an appropriate term for the mega-websites of the future? Information vortals? Hmm…

 

Forget condos and strip malls. Domain names, the real estate of the Web, have been delivering far greater returns. How some of the savviest speculators on the Net are making millions from their URL portfolios?

Read all about it in a very well documented article: Masters of their Domains.

It makes a pretty good reading, so I won’t spoil your pleasure by dissecting it here. Just one key phrase to keep in mind: “type-in”. Or was it cash-in? :P

 

WordPress Plugins by Blogging Pro

WordPress Plugin: Subscribers-Only 1.01

A new WordPress plugins to make sure you have control over your posts. Feel like telling only your site members or other admins something, use the the Subscribers-Only plugin. No template modifications are required.

You define which roles are allowed to read subscriber-only posts. In order to read posts marked for subscribers-only a person much register at your site and login.

When a post is marked as “subscriber-only” and your home page displays excerpts then the excerpt will be shown along with an optional “Subscribers-only” banner that you define. When a reader clicks on the link to go to the individual post page they must be logged in to read the post.

If a person is not logged in then they will be presented a link to login or register. If your home page doesn’t display excerpts then no post body content will be displayed for a post marked as “subscribers-only”. Instead the reader will see a link to login or register.

Head on over to edwards.org to grab it today.

 

Stephan Spencer’s Scatterings: Web Marketing Blog

Stephan’s blog is a pure gold mine for those that are used to reading between the lines. Needless to say, if you’re in the online business train a visit to his blog should become part of your daily habits. Others charge heaps of money for the kind of advice and insight information he gives for free.

Heck, even if you don’t sell anything online – yet – most of his posts make a good reading.

 

Relevant incoming links are the lifeblood of SEO. Thus it is very important when you do maintenance tasks on your website – such as changing the Permalink structure in your WordPress blog – to make sure old URLs still work.

There are a lot of techniques that help users access old URLs, but only one of them is pretty effective for preserving whatever link gain you’ve accumulated. And that is the use of 301 redirects. This technique can be applied to any kind of website, not just blogs.

To make sure your PR isn’t lost when you restructure old links, stick a 301 redirect from the old URL to the new one. And the easiest way to do that is by using rewrite rules in your .htaccess.

TIP: Since 301 redirects pass the accumulated link gain, think what will happen if you use them for 2 or more old URLs and set the redirect target from all of them to the same destination URL. This technique can be used as a quick and effective way to boost a new page Rank to the sum of the link popularity of all old pages that now redirect to it.

As with any SEO technique, over-doing it can hurt your website. But used responsibly it can provide the extra advantage in front of your competitors.

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