September 16, 2011 | Interesting Web Sites

Links

Yes, there are snarky programmers’ blogs other than Digitivity. A programmer in NYC has a blog called Dead Programmers’ Cafe at http://www.deadprogrammer.com/. Yeah, he’s written about dead programmers, though that’s not the main focus of the blog, which seems to be interesting or not so interesting stuff happening around New York City.

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September 9, 2011 | Interesting Web Sites

Links

If you’re looking for an autoposting plugin for WordPress, I found one called Autoblogged while research auto-scheduling plugins. It takes RSS feeds as input, and after applying filters and rules you specify, it posts the results as blog entries on your WordPress blog.

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September 7, 2011 | Blogging

Articles

So this marks 200 articles published on Digitivity.

It’s come a long way from having to beg Google to come and index the site site.

These days, Googlebot visits the site only minutes after a new articles is published, and it’s on the Google SERP first page for many queries within minutes after that.

So what do you like or not like about Digitivity?

What would you like to see in the future?

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March 11, 2010 | Blogging

bloggerden-logo

I just found out about a new blog aggregation site called BloggerDen.

It bills itself as Digg for bloggers. As opposed to Digg, which covers general topics with an emphasis on technology, BloggerDen is geared toward blogger-specific issues.

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March 1, 2010 | Blogging

commentluv-logo

I encountered a problem a week or so ago with CommentLuv.

Whenever I’d go to comment on another site, CommentLuv would say there’s a feed error, and it wouldn’t let display my last blog post in the comment.

I thought it would go away just by fixing the feed, but it didn’t. Here’s how I finally fixed it.

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February 14, 2010 | Interesting Web Sites

ismyblogworking-johnchow-com

I ran across a neat website the other day that checks your blog (or non-blog website) for a number of problems.

Even if you’ve been diligent in setting up your website, there’ll probably be a few things that ismyblogworking.com can tell you.

For example, let’s take a high-traffic blog, John Chow’s. Even his blog has a number of problems.

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February 9, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

The cbnet Ping Optimizer Plugin for WordPress allows you to avoid pinging blog indexing services too often too soon, which could get your blog banned for spammy behavior.

Here’s the step-by-step process for installing the plugin.

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February 8, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

When you publish a post, WordPress tells a number of blog indexing services about it.

But it also does that every time you update the post, which for me is often five times in 10 minutes after publishing.

If ping them too many times, they can ban you for spammy behavior.

So, how do you avoid getting banned?

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January 22, 2010 | HowTo

Technorati

Once you’ve signed up for a Technorati account, you should claim your blog. Claiming your blog allows you to use Technorati tags to drive traffic to your blog from Technorati, which is the biggest blog search engine and aggregation site on the Internet. Before Technorati associates a given blog on the Internet with your Technorati [...]

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December 30, 2009 | Blogging

WordPress

Want a quick way to double your pageviews? When a reader comes to the end of a blog entry, do you want him to leave your site? Or view another article? Chances are, if he was interested enough in the current post to open it up, he’s likely to be interested in other posts on [...]

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