Having found 36 broken links on my blog — Broken Link Checker has just become my new favorite WordPress plugin. It also checks for missing images and will notify you through your blog’s dashboard (and the Manage -> Broken Links panel) if any are found. Here’s a list of Broken Link Checker’s features:
One of our newest NPT Forum members, DLZ, discovered something odd in the moderation queue of his new blog and was wondering if he’d been spammed. This is the answer to his question. If you’ve been blogging for more than a day or two, you’ve probably seen trackback requests in your Moderation Queue. Provided that […]
What separates a blog from a web page? It isn’t RSS feeds or the author interface, but tone. If you want a real, organic audience you need to set your blog apart from your site’s standard copy. People read static web content for raw information, but they read blogs to learn more about people. If you use the same third person “corpspeak” that you’d put on any other page, potential readers will lose interest. There’s a time and place for aloof, formal business language, but in most companies, a blog should represent a chance to loosen your virtual tie, so to speak.
In the Super Affiliate Handbook I talk about using a text or HTML editor (as opposed to an online interface) to write your blog posts to avoid losing your hard work should you lose the connection. Well, here’s another reason. I’d spent about 20 minutes researching and writing a post about carbon offsets for the […]
My jaw dropped as I saw the subject line of an email sent out by Ken Evoy last week which read: Why Blogging Is A Massive Mistake! HUH? At one point Ken states “Blogging has reached lemming status. Without even thinking, many small businesses equate blogging with having a Web site“. Sure, call me and […]
RSS, RSS, RSS… you hear the constant chant, but do you really know what the heck it means? RSS stands for ‘Real Simple Sydication‘ and is a way for webmasters to publish (or ‘feed’) new information posted on their site to feed subscribers. A single item will typically include a headline, a snippet of content […]
Back in January, I added Polls to this site and have since tried a few different platforms. For the first poll, “What is Your Biggest Internet Marketing Challenge?“, I used a third-party service called Vizu. Because I chose the free poll option, the polls shows a ‘Powered by Vizu‘ link at the bottom of the […]