Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Return The Favor With Technorati

Technorati is a site I have been using for quite some time now... It is somewhat like Mybloglog as you can submit all of your blogs and other individuals can "favorite" your blogs. This allows your fans to track your newer posts, each time they login to Technorati it displays to them all of the recent posts from the sites that they have made there "favorites." This makes for a great way to keep an eye on all of the blogs that interest you or your readers. You can skim through the latest titles of all your favorite blogs all in one place till you find something that catches your eye.

The part that I really like about Technorati though is that once you have submitted all of your blogs, Technorati tracks all of the people that have linked to your blog automatically! This is very useful tool because this allows you to see who took the time to link to your sites, and it helps you to return the favor if you so choose by linking back to their blog. Not only that, but you can sort these links by date or by "authority", which allows you to see the most "powerful/important" links to your site as well. This site also gives you your blog rank which can be a good thing to keep an eye on and will increase with each link to your site.

There are many, many other tools that Technorati offers like Tags, Blog Search, and WTF as well. What is your favorite part of Technorati? Did I miss any useful tools? Let me know, and if you still haven't signed up for Technorati you can here or you can check out my profile here!


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Time To Say Thanks Again

Well I figured it was about that time again... I just want to tell everyone that has commented, visited or linked to my sites a big THANKS!!!!

And in no particular order

My View Of It who actually just link to Are We Overheating about 5 minutes ago... I do appreciate you helping to spread the word : )

Serenity Quest who has link to this very blog, and certainly has a way with words... Thanks for all your help and keep on entertaining and informing us all!

My View On The News this individual just linked to three of my blogs... unfortunately I cannot speak German if that is in fact what this sites language is... none the less they obviously have great tastes...

Photoholics Anonymous this is a project that I am working on with another photographer and I just want to give props...

My Quest To Make Money On The Internet sounds very tempting doesn't it... go ahead and take a look... They have linked to this blog and google power and I certainly appreciate it!

Talk Vids who is another recent linker to my nothing but videos site... Thanks and I wish your site the best of luck!

Brownies For Breakfast good old Texas Dave check out his growing number of blogs... I believe this one was the first!

I am sure I forgot a TON of people and for that I do apologize... Let me know in a comment and I will be happy to feature you in the next post.


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Simply Del.icio.us

Another great way to help promote your site is to use the site del.icio.us, especially if you have multiple sites/blogs. This is one of the original sites that started to use "social bookmarking." This simply means you post your bookmarks/articles and share them with people in your network on del.icio.us. This might not seem like much, but it is a great way to get a few eyes on your work.

Delicious also keeps track of all the people that bookmark your posts, so you can check out their work/bookmarks as well, and best of all you can access these bookmarks anywhere in the world from any computer. Like a lot of other sites nowadays Delicious uses tags, so you can easily sort your bookmarks. For example, "blog" or "photography" or "funny" or "scary" could all be useful tags. They are a great way to help organize your website/blog and these bookmarks as well.

My favorite part of Delicious though is the "linkrolls." This is a very useful tool if you have multiple blogs like me. Basically, it is a list of the most recent posts to Delicious from any blog/site. You can add these linkrolls to any of your sites, Delicious writes the HTML for you all you need to do is cut and paste it into your template. You can see an example here below this post on this blog or here very near the bottom. This is a great way to promote all of your posts from different sites in one handy dandy list that is automatically updated every time you post another bookmark. Pretty cool! Plus you can also direct people to other sites besides your own that you think will interest your viewers. This is a great way to keep your links looking fresh and new and help cross promote your sites. So go check it out and start keeping viewers on your network of sites longer. Sign-up here or you can check out my delicious profile here.