Posts of the Week: March 14-20

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Here are the top five blog posts about blogging that I read during the last week:

Posts of the Week: February 14-20, 2010

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BINGO– here are my top 5 picks of blog posts on Blogging/Internet marketing/Social Media that I read this week:

Posts of the Week: February 7-13

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First of all, I want to wish all my readers happy Valentine’s Day!

Here are the top five posts I read this week about blogging and/or social media & Internet marketing:

  1. Not trying to toot my own horn, here, but if you didn’t see this post with a link to Andy Jenkins’ free video –  “How to Make Videos that Sell” – then I suggest you take a few minutes to watch it. Andy, known in the Internet media realm as the “Video Boss,” has created a series of four free videos that give lots of tips. The third video (which you can also access from this link) teaches exactly how Google created their now famous Super Bowl ad.
  2. How to Keep Your Blog Posts Alive for Longer than a Day — By Mikkel Juhl on DaneBlogger | Recycling isn’t just for glass and plastics.
  3. The Six Pillars of a Seemingly Successful Blog — via Blogussion | How sturdy are your blog’s pillars?
  4. Twitter is Great, But Take the Conversation Back to Your Blog — via David Risley | How to get more reader interaction on your blog.
  5. 10 Tactics to Make Your Blog Stand Out — via Yaro Starak’s Entrepreneur’s Journey | Always great advice on Yaro’s blog. He’s one of my favorite teachers on blogging.
  6. And, since I included one of my own posts on this list, here’s an extra one, just to make things fair:
    Is Reading Blog Posts Worth Your Time? — via Copyblogger | Are you putting the information you’re learning into action?

Posts of the Week: January 31-February 6

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Does Your Blog Hurt and Have a Temperature?

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It’s Potluck Sunday at On Blogging Well, and like Forest Gump’s box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. Today I’m going to share an easy way to check the health of your blog. HubSpot has developed a free online tool called Website Grader. Simply type in the URL of your blog and you’re “off to the races” while Website Grader checks various aspects of your blog’s marketability, Search Engine Optimization, and user accessibility and readability. They’ll even email you a free detailed report if you want that includes adjustment suggestions you can make to increase your score. In case you’re wondering, On Blogging Well got an 84% the first go-round, then, after less than 10 minutes of tweaks, I re-submitted the site to Website Grader and scored a 96.2%. Not bad.

Posts of the Week for January 10-16, 2010:

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