24 01, 2011

Feedburner + AdSense for Feeds + Moving a Blog = 301 Disasters. There’s an Easy Fix.

By |January 24th, 2011|Blogging, PPC Marketing Blog|0 Comments

We recently moved the blog from bgTheory to Certified Knowledge and three really bad things happened: Our FeedBurner account went crazy tweeting one of our blog posts (not even the latest one) every few hours Our Feed wasn’t being read correctly by any program that relied on […]

15 01, 2009

Did you forget about me? How to engage visitors who don’t interact with your website.

By |January 15th, 2009|Blogging, PPC Marketing Blog|7 Comments

There are visitors who you see in your analytics account each day.

And then there are those you forget.

Those forgotten visitors can still interact with your content, contact your business, forward along your information, and help your business reach it’s goals.

Think about the visitors who see your content off your website:

Are you counting emails?
What about […]

12 09, 2008

Speed up WordPress by Trimming Your Bloated Database

By |September 12th, 2008|Blogging, PPC Marketing Blog|2 Comments

<new>I’m slowly cleaning up old drafts. This is one from 5 months ago before the redesign (and I’ve not reintegrated Google search yet). However, for those wordpress users – it’s a worthwhile read.</new>

I love analytics. No where else on the web can you get lost in the purity of statistics.

However, there’s a dark side […]

24 07, 2006

Be Careful of Security Issues when Using Wiki's and Blogs with Trackbacks

By |July 24th, 2006|Blogging, PPC Marketing Blog|0 Comments

When a website automatically posts comments to another site it is called a trackback. Essentially, Blogs and many Wiki’s automatically post comments on a website’s page (when comments are enabled) when one links to that particular page. In most cases, the trackbacks and comments are used to create a discussion around a particular subject. Hence why Wiki’s and Blogs are key to developing an internet community.

However, wiki’s are also often used in development projects, and if you are not careful with the security settings, you can give away your development secrets. […]

21 07, 2006

Feedburner Helps Websites Understand Their Content

By |July 21st, 2006|Blogging, PPC Marketing Blog|0 Comments

RSS (really simple syndication) has changed the way users and websites utilize the web. Whenever a new technology comes along that changes the way we interact with the web, new companies emerge to assist with the process and introduce even more new technologies that are built upon making these technologies usable. Enter Feedburner.

The next big thing is what makes the current big thing better
Unfortunately, I can't remember who said that (and it might not be in it's exact form), but that is essentially what Feedburner is accomplishing. RSS is a technology which allows publishers to push their content around the web. Instead of relying on email and newsletters to keep consumers updated with news or features, RSS puts consumers in control. If one wants to subscribe to a website, news source, etc, then one can choose a Feed Reader (which one day will be as common a term as an email program) to organize their content. Essentially, it allows one to subscribe to information and then have it organized within a program (or website) and then new content will show up in the reader as it becomes available.

16 07, 2006

Add a contact form to WordPress

By |July 16th, 2006|Blogging, PPC Marketing Blog|0 Comments

Please, don’t use a simple mailto link on the web. That’s the single easiest way to increase the amount of spam you receive. Instead, use a contact form. WordPress has some plugins for email. If these don’t work for you, I’ve included other options available. If you don’t use wordpress, please skip below, there […]