Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blog Software Marketshare

Want to know what type of blog software most bloggers use? If yes,the pie chart below will give you the answer.

As from the pie chart, 45% of bloggers use their own blog software that they have created themselves followed by Moveable Type with 15% market share and then by Wordpress with 12% market share.

Monday, May 10, 2010

5 Interesting Facts On Blogging

Below is a list of 5 interesting facts on blogging.
  1. A new blog is created every half a second in the world.
  2. You do not need to pay any cash in order to start a blog.What you need is an internet connection and a computer.
  3. Do you know that you can even write a blog post from your mobile phone.
  4. You do not need to have technical skills in order to start a blog.
  5. You can earn income from your blog by inserting ads into your blog.
  6. More than 12 000 000 American adults maintain a blog.
  7. Blog readers spent an average 23 hours a week on the internet
  8. Some bloggers such as Michael Arrington earns a 6 figure income from their blogs .

Sunday, May 9, 2010

5 Most Visited Blogs

Most of our blogs usually have little visitors but the top 5 most visited blogs in the world have millions of visitors .The following is the list of the most visited blogs in the world.
  1. Arianna Huffington , Kenneth Lerer & Jonah Peretti founded HuffingtonPost.com in May 2005 which now has approximately 28 000 000 unique monthly visitors
  2. AOL & Telepictures Productions created TMZ.com in November 2005 which is now under the sole control of Warner Bros and has approximately 17 000 000 unique monthly visitors.
  3. Peter Rojas created Engadget.com in March 2004 which is now own by Weblogs, Inc and has approximately 11 500 000 unique monthly visitors.
  4. Perez Hilton created PerezHilton.com in February 2005 which now has approximately 9 000 000 unique monthly visitors.
  5. Peter Rojas also created Gizmodo.com in July 2007 which is now owned by Gawker Media and has approximately 8 900 000 unique monthly visitors.

How To Deal With Comment Spam Effectively

Comment spam is unwanted comments that tries to drive visitors to another website or increase the site's PR(PageRank).Comment spam is not good for your blog as it affects the reading experience of your readers.Below is a list of ways to deal with comment spam effectively.
  1. Install a comment analysis plug-in such as Askimet.It collects comments from lots of blogs and then blocks comments which it thinks are spam.
  2. Enable nofollows settings on your blog so that all the links on the webpage will not be indexed by Google .Hence,the spammer's site would not get a higher PR.
  3. Adding CAPTCHA into your comment form.CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.CAPTCHA is a type of method to ensure that the commenter is a human by asking users to complete a test.If the solution is correct,the user is presumed to be a human as computers are unable to solve the CAPTCHA.You can get a free CAPTCHA by going to reCAPTCHA.net

Saturday, May 8, 2010

8 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Blog

Want to know what you can do to improve your blog?The following are the list of things you can do to improve your blog.
  1. Try to use a blog template if you are not a good web designer.You can get a template for your blog by going to BlogSkins.com
  2. Try to make your words as big as possible but not too big
  3. Try not to include lots of video or flash into your blog as it makes your blog slower to load.
  4. Run a poll or a survey about a particular subject.You can create an online poll by going to Polldaddy.com
  5. Proofread your post for any spelling or grammatical mistakes.
  6. Try to get a logo for your blog.You can create a free and professional logo by going to LogoMaker.com .
  7. Remove any broken links in your blog .You can check for broken links by going to iWebTool.com
  8. Add links to useful resources .

Blogging Safety Tips

Below is a list of tips on how to blog safely.
  1. Do not reveal any of your personal information in your blog such as your home address unless you want someone to stalk you.
  2. Do not post any pics or videos of yourself or your loved ones on your blog.
  3. Think before you post anything that is you think is controversial,illegal or morally wrong as it can be used against you in a disagreement,breakups or even in a lawsuit.
  4. Do not violate your blogger service rules or TOS as you risk losing your blog.
  5. Do not reply to rude ,embarrasing or mean comments and delete them before they are posted to your blog.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What To Write On Your Blog

Just created a blog and do not know what to write in it.The following list gives you some ideas on what to write in your blog.
  1. Writing about things happening around you.
  2. Write how-to articles
  3. Write about a particular topic such as gaming or cooking
  4. Write about articles that you find interesting.
  5. Write a review about a product or a service.
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