Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Blogdust: New Blog directory

Just found new blog directory. Yes it is very new. But directory is a directory and best source for backlinks. I submitted my blog today. Do visit Blogdust and submit your blog.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Seo software review, WebPosition Gold : Seo software review

Seo software review, WebPosition Gold: Seo software review
You spend more then 30 hours per week in promotion your site. You go to search engines like yahoo and google to monitor your rankings every week and spend hours doing that. How about doing same job in 10 minutes. Yes, it is true and you could do it with the help of Seo software WebPosition Gold. We bring you common functionalities and Seo software review for WebPosition Gold.

WebPosition Gold is the first software, which provides all the features which is required to bring your site to top of search engines. Lets see its some of the features:

* Generates html pages for top rankings.
* Analyzes the existing pages and gives advise as to how it could be improved
* Includes a html editor
* Has an option for submittion to top search engines
* An option to upload the files to server
* Search engine ranking report
* Visitor tracking
* Finding high KEI keywords with major search engines and word tracker

Monday, August 09, 2004

best search engine

Which is the best search engine ?

I think google is number one search engine. But this is my personal preference. What if we do an analysis, why not to search in different search engines to see which is the best search engine. Here we would take our search term as "search engine". Below is the results I got when I searched for "search engine" in different search engines.

Google: 2. AltaVista, 3. Dogpile, 4. Lycos, 5. Google, 6. Yahoo, 7. Freefind, 8. Exite, 9. Hotbot, 10. MetaCrawler

Yahoo: 1. Yahoo, 2. Google, 3. Altavista, 4. Dogpile, 5. Hotbot, 6. Lycos, 7. Ask Jeeves, 8. WebCrawler, 9. AllTheWeb, 10. MetaCrawler

Altavista: 2. CNET Search.com, 3. Google, 4. Altavista, 7. Yahoo, 8. Dogpile,

Dogpile: 1. Altavista, 2. Google, 3. MetaCrawler, 6. Yahoo, 7. Lycos, 8. Dogpile, 9. WebCrawler, 10. Excite

Lycos. 2. Aol, 9. Google, 10. Msn

Msn: 2. Dogpile, 3. Altavista, 4. Google, 5. MetaCrawler, 6. Webcrawler, 7. Avatarsearch, 8. Search.com, 10. Mamma

I am a bit confused with the above data and so do I think the search engines. So be confused and do your searches on the search engine you feel comfortable.

What is a blog

What is a blog ?

Blog is an instant publishing tool. Blog is freedom of expression. Blogs are fresh and and somewhat categorised as beginner's journalism. Blog is by real life people who face the real problems and inturn express their anger, joy, sorrow, light moments etc, and not experts in journalism. Blogs can be used as:-

`` Univercities for students
`` Companies for knowledge management
`` News source other then regular media
`` Business blogs to communicate with clients and display new products
`` A form of resume
`` Chit chat
`` Personal blogs
`` Single theme blogs by experts and enthusiasts

The free blog hostings:-

1. Blogger.com
Truly the number one free blog hosting provider owned by number one search engine google. Signup is free simple and the bloging same. Blogs at blogger could be hosted on blogspot(free) or own web hosts.

2. Movable types (blog software)

This is one of the most popular popular software available in the market but you need to know a bit of programming or pay to install this software on your web host.

3. Tblog

Flexible, bannerless blog hosting. Great community and very nice features.

4. Live Journal

Signup is free, fast and easy. Great for community blogging. One of the preferred blogging hosts.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Bloggerforum.com: One of the best forum related to blogs

Very lively forum with good and informative discussions on various aspects for blogs spanning from templates, seo, add-ons, webhosts etc. For adding posts to the forum you have to register. Please do not forget to attach signature to your postings as it would add to the backlinks for search engines.

The major discussions topics going on in this forum are:-

`` Blog Newbies : This the starting place for all new Blogger users.
`` Blog Add-ons: Discussions about third-party Blog add-ons.
`` Template Design: Ask questions here about Blogger template editing and more advanced template editing solutions.
`` Show your blog: Constructive critcism of that new blog you just created.
`` Getting Noticed: This forum is to discuss search engine positioning (SEP), search engine optimization (SEO), and linking strategies.

The Url for the forum : www.bloggerforum.com

Monday, May 31, 2004

Blog Universe, Weblog directory

This is a searchable directory of weblogs categorized by theme. Good place to submit your blog. Wide Range of directory topics are available and one would certainly fit to your blog. The major links where the submitted blogs could be seen is :-

`` What's New
`` What's Cool
`` Top Rated
`` Random Link

Submit link: go to the appropriate category using this link http://www.bloguniverse.com/radlinks/index.php and use the link at top as "Add a site" and submit your blog.

Australian Weblogs, the blog directory

Aussie Blogs was started as a web ring in March 2000. It highlights Australian weblogs and promotes weblogging in Australia. Adding blogs is very easy here and is approved within 1-2 days. The directory is crawled by major search engines regularly.

It shows "Recent Additions" in their home page so if you submit a new site here be sure that it would be crawled by searchengines within 4-5 days. It also shows the updates for the blogs in its directory for recent posts.

Excerpts from the website:

"Australian Weblogs seeks to highlight Australian owned or based weblog, everything-nothing and journal style web sites....."

Submit link: Go here http://australian.weblogs.com and find add box in the right to start submitting your blog.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Web counter with statistics a must for your blog.

Learn more about your weblog's traffic statistics by adding a counter using one of these web tracking services.

Site Meter

One of the best free/paid web counter. Wih this counter you could see last 100 referrals, details of visits, entry pages, exit pages, Traffic Prediction and who is online on your blog at a given point of time. The paid version would give a more insight view for the details but a free one is good to start with.

Excerpts from the site:-

"Site Meter is a free, fast, and easy way to add a web counter to your web page. Not only does it display the number of visitors to your web site, it also keeps statistics on the number of visits each hour and each day."

Signup page: http://www.sitemeter.com/default.asp?action=newaccount


In addition to site counter Bravenet all provides several free/paid tools for websites/blogs. Sign up for an account and get the free code to attach to your blog for counter. The graphics and details are very attractive for statistics and but shows only last 10 referrals in free version.

Excerpts from the site:-

"We take pride in offering the fastest, most customizable and user friendly tools for your Website. If you don't have a Website, get one here - for FREE! We have everything you need - from start to finish.

Signup page: http://www.bravenet.com/signup/signup.php

BlogExcerpts.com: Directory of blogs with excerpts

As explained in the website:-

"BlogExcerpts.com was developed by a guy who thought there needed to be a better way to advertise blogs. Current resources didn't seem to fit well for blogs".

Submitting to this directory of blogs is very simple. Choose the appropriate topic and submit the blog and it is readily accepted. Has categories as:-

`` News Commentary
`` School Life
`` Single Life
`` Family Life
`` Miscellaneous

Points to be noted while submitting the blog are :-

## The first field is the title or summary of your excerpt.
## The second field is the excerpt. You may copy and paste an excerpt from your blog.
## The third field is the web address (URL) of your blog site.
## The fourth field is your blog's name.
## The fifth field is a description of your blog.

Submit link: http://www.blogexcerpts.com/index.php

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Blogs Canada, Blog directory, Free url addition for canadian blogs.

As explained on the website.

Blogs Canada's Directory contains more than 8,000 Canadian blog listings. Here, you'll find one of the web's most comprehensive blog directories - organized by topic and region with 26 categories and 14 regions. Some of the Internet's best blogs are written by Canadians and they're indexed in our directory.

Other then directory it also provides resources on blogging. Submiting site here is quite simple and is approved within 2-3 days. The links from this site is well indexed in yahoo and google. Just criteria is your blog should be canadian.

Other important links are:-

`` Monthly Top Blogs
`` Resources
`` Blog news

Submit URL:

TTLB Blogosphere Ecosystem, blog directory, add sites for free.

As explained in the site.

"The TTLB Blogosphere Ecosystem is an application which scans weblogs once daily and generates a list of weblogs ranked by the number of incoming links they receive from other weblogs on the list. The new TTLB Blogosphere Ecosystem is both a successor to my original Blogosphere Ecosystem, and a prototype application demonstrating the concepts of the Weblog MetaData Initiative (WMDI)".

Adding blog to this site is simple. Benifits of links from this blog is for both yahoo and google search engines. However your blog should have more the 100 hits per day as its link "View by Traffic Ranking" is too long and google only takes 101 kb of a page. So 101 kb finishes upto the blogs where it says 100 unique hits. it will become more competitive by day.

Another link is "Ecosystem" where links are categorized by :-

`` Higher Beings
`` Mortal Humans
`` Playful Primates

The top blogs.

Submit link: http://www.truthlaidbear.com/addtoscan.php

EatonWeb Portal, Blog directory, Submit url for free
It started back in early 1999. There is 17886 weblogs as of 05.23.04. It has huge pool of weblogs. The form is a bit log but it is worth submitting. One could get 100's of links from this directory to google. Yahoo would not catch the links so fast. Here the links are categorized by Categories, Languages, Countries and Alphabetical. The main links here is :-

`` Top 50
`` Recently Updated
`` New Additions
`` Random Weblogs
`` Birthday Blogs

For more visibility one could buy text ads at $5/5000 impressions as of today. More information is here.

Submition page:

Simply go here and add your blog to it.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

The major Image Search engines are as follows:-

AltaVista Image Search
Picture Machine
Images on the Web
Google Image Search
Image Finder
Yahoo! Picture Gallery
Animation Factory
Getty Images

Friday, May 21, 2004

Gmail : why people are worried

Google has changed the way search engines work and deliver. Every search engine in some way follows google algo. Google has done it to the best honestly & effectively. Nobody suspects the way google works and it has build a brand of its own.

What is email used for. Is email is not a way of communication in real sence. Why shout from the email marketing companies. If they do not like adwords they could exclude gmail from their mail list. They know when gmail will come it will come big and would be major threat to all bigies.

I personally like the gmail consept and the 1 GB space it is providing. It would prevent bullying of the big names with message like "your mailbox has excedded limit. Upgrade your account for more disk space".

Goo google go. I would shift my mailbox to gmail if provided so do a lot of people, waiting for it.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

What is PageRank?

What is Pagerank? - Pagerank is based on how many links to one website. PageRank is a value that represents how important a page is on the web. Robots or Spiders figures that when one page links to another page, it is casting a vote for the other page. Also the importance of the page that is casting the vote determines how important the vote is. It matters because it is one of the most important factors that determines a page's ranking in the search results but It isn't the only factor that Search engines uses to rank pages. Not all links are counted by Search engines. .Some links can cause a site to be penalized by Search engines.

Internal linking - Internal linking also plays a factor in the Page Rank of the pages within a site. The linking structure within the site should follow the themed approach to internal linking, which stresses importance on minimizing linking between 2nd and 3rd level directories and pages. Example - The homepage has a PageRank of 5. You link your homepage that has a PageRank of 5, to other web pages on your site, which will in turn have a PR of 3 or 4. Now, you link all of the secondary pages that have a PR of 4 to the tertiary pages that will in turn have a PR of 3.

External Linking - External linking is the biggest factor in determining a web sites PageRank. Increasing your PageRank is very difficult, but important. The actual amount of effect that Search engines PageRank has on the ranking of a website or web pages is debated, but what we do know is that a web page's PR does play a big role in Google's indexing and Google's ranking. The higher a web page's PageRank, the more frequently it will be crawled and refreshed. While in most cases, a higher PR will accompany a higher-ranking site; it is not always the case. PageRank is a pretty complex mathematical calculation, but can be broken down into a simple version. PageRank is Google's scoring of Page 1. This scoring is based on the links that point to Page 1, and certain variables within the pages that the links come from. 1 link from Page 2 is held as a vote for Page 1, and if Page 2 has a high PageRank, this will is taken into account and will have a positive effect when calculating the Page Rank of Page 1. If Page 2, 3, and 4, all link to Page 1, but Page 2, 3, and 4 all have a PageRank of 3, then this will be taken into account when calculating the web page's PageRank. In the second situation, the pages with low PageRank's that link to Page 1 will not affect Page 1's PageRank in a negative effect, but also will not affect it in a positive way.