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Set up robots.txt to prevent Google from finding duplicate content

| April 12, 2007 | 0 Comments
A standard WordPress site has the same content displayed in numerous places, such as Archives, Categories, Feeds and so forth. Blog Rambler says that this can damage your Google ranking since Google penalizes duplicate content: When a crawler visits the site it must decide which of these pages is most relevant, ... View Post

WordPress Plugin: WP Admin Bar Reloaded

| April 12, 2007 | 0 Comments
This seems like a really useful plugin that I plan to install soon. The WP Admin Bar Reloaded displays links to the Administration Panel at the top of a blog’s page - but only for users who are logged in and have permission to view the given functions. This is similar to the bar ... View Post

Netvibes vs. Google Reader – which is better?

| April 12, 2007 | 0 Comments
I love Netvibes. I've tried Google Reader and Homepage and found them clunkier and a bit trickier to use. But Google has a major advantage over Netvibes (unless I'm missing something): the Share option. Google Reader users can select to share items with others. This is useful for many ... View Post

You can offer a variety of feeds on your WordPress blog

| April 12, 2007 | 0 Comments
Lorelle has a whole explanation on how to provide more than just post and comment feeds on your blog. She explains how to add category feeds, with or without RSS icons, making them auto-discoverable, and even add customizable keyword search feeds. She also discusses whether it's ... View Post

Pros and Cons of Google AdSense

| April 11, 2007 | 1 Comment
As I've mentioned before, I don't like AdSense. I think that most of the time it's tacky. Here are two more opposing opinions on this issue:
  • Daily Blog Tips has a blogger face-off between Brian Gardner and Cory
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    Make your sitemap work for your by modifying your robots.txt file

    | April 11, 2007 | 0 Comments
    Quick Online Tips explains that beyond installing a sitemap on your site, you can help search engines find your sitemap more efficiently:
    Ask.com, Google, Microsoft Live Search and Yahoo! have announced support of “autodiscovery” of Sitemaps. The new open-format autodiscovery allows webmasters to specify the location of their Sitemaps within
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    Must See: 52 Ways to Promote Your Blog

    | April 11, 2007 | 0 Comments
    Better Business Blogging has put together an amazing list of 52 ways to promote your blog. I have seen many lists out there that address this issue, but I've never seen one that is so comprehensive, and has so many tips ... View Post

    Paged comments plugin

    | April 9, 2007 | 0 Comments
    So your blog is so popular that you regularly get hundreds of comments on your posts. This makes the pages on your blog incredibly long, forcing users to keep scrolling down if they want to see the comments. Kevyan Minoukadeh's WordPress Paged Comments Plugin allows paging for comments. ... View Post

    Allow users to correct comments for up to 30 minutes

    | April 9, 2007 | 1 Comment
    Ever entered a comment on another site, pressed submit, only to see that your comment has a big ol' spelling mistake? Jalecode's Edit Comments plugin allows users to edit their own comments for up to 30 minutes after they have submitted them. Jalecode states that the readme ... View Post

    Restricting Pages to logged in users

    | April 9, 2007 | 0 Comments
    redwing studio has a detailed description how to set up a Page in your WordPress blog so that only logged in users can see the content. You can restrict access to a page by making it private, or by using a Role Manager plugin, but this method allows the following:
    • The Page
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