27 July 2011

Free analysis for your blog at SEOprofiler

There are different approaches blogger may have towards their blogging activities. Some consider content as the most important, and the only important, part of your activity as bloggers, putting next to zero attention on search engine optimization, links promotion, keywords, and everything else, which is requires extra time and efforts. Other bloggers strictly follow the rules of SEO, and investigate the possible implication for the blog popularity, and write the content solely based on the popular keywords and known guidelines. Most of the bloggers see themselves somewhere between these extreme approaches.

So, if you are content blogger (as I am), you may want once a while check your site for backlinks, ratings, and Google PageRank, for example, to see where you are from SEO perspectives, and how you can improve the blog popularity without shifting your attention from the content itself.

There are multiple services, and some are free, to help you with the task. Today, we would like to present the SEOprofiler offerings for bloggers. The process is fast and simple and does not require registration.

I have analyzed as example one of my blogs http://webfreebies4u.blogspot.com

The first tab, which will be opened by default, will show you the amount and list of the latest backlinks to your blog.

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Below, you can see most popular anchor texts in the links and the strongest pages.

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The second tab Rankings shows with which keywords your site and selected pages have high ranking in search engines. That will give you idea, where you can expect the traffic, and might give you directions on the further blog development.

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12 July 2011

How to Change WordPress Login Logo?

The post title reflects the question received from one of the blog readers. Since I am still active Blogger user, I am not so familiar with Wordpress tips and tricks. I have to admit that I even did not know myself that the logo can be changed. Actually, changing the logo appeared to be a simple and straightforward procedure.

Why it might be a good idea to perform this modification? The main advantage is ability to better brand your product. This is especially useful if you have multiple authors, or you require commenting visitors to sign in repeatedly from that page.

The instructions to perform the modification are posted on Quick Online Tips Blog. Follow instructions step-by-step to get the desired outcomes:
1. Modify your logo size to create a new image with following parameters:
  • .GIF image
  • Transparent background
  • Size – 310px wide, 70px height
  • Name - logo-login.gif
2. Check your WordPress login screen which would be located on the URL http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/, or if you host your WordPress in a folder, then it is at http://yoursite.com/folder/wp-admin/.
3. Login via FTP on your server and browse to the wp-admin/images folder.
4. Find logo-login.gif image and rename to easily recognizable name like logo-login-back.gif for backup purposes.
5. Upload your own logo image logo-login.gif to replace the original one.
6. Check your WordPress login screen and your logo is live.

03 July 2011

Using Bitty Browser to Enhance your Posts

If you reviewing particular Website or blog, you may want to include a fresh “screenshot” from the site’s main page. That will give your visitors a better insight on what you are reviewing, and add credibility to your review.

Here, you can use the free services offered by Bitty Browser. Bitty Browser actually helps you keep track of the foreign Web stuff by enabling navigable windows directly within your own site and your own post — it's like Picture-in-Picture for the Web.

Create the widget is easy: enter the desired URL and the embed code will be created automatically. Below is example of my other blog devoted to the Web Freebies, embedded in the post.

Using the service does not require registration. Start from the main page: http://www.bitty.com/


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