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My First Blog...help please

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by pinyo, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. pinyo

    pinyo Guest


    I am playing with the idea of setting up a blog to be more involved in my community. I have some ideas as follow:

    1. The latest blog entry will be feed to the home page (don't know how to do this yet...may be using RSS, but I don't know it yet.)

    2. I want it to have multiple author (which the software does support), the return on investment for author is that they get to include a short about author line in their post which can contain live link to their site.

    3. I don't know how to use ping and trackback which I hear so much about.

    Can anyone help me with number 3 for now? Thanks.
  2. ealex

    ealex Guest

  3. is it best to have your blog on blogger.com, as part of an existing domain or as a seprate website with it's own url?

    For SEO?
  4. pinyo

    pinyo Guest

    Personally, I think you should have it on your own domain as a part of the main site.

    Here's why:
    * It immediately adds more relevant content pages to your site
    * You can submit your blog to Blog Directories (which I will list below). Giving you more traffic and backlinks (that even helps your main site)
    * You can leverage the blogger community to drive traffic to your site.
    * You can keep your content current.
    * You can broadcast changes to your site via Ping.
    * Your site can be found in Blog specific search engines.

    See the original post here: http://www.greatnexus.com/blog/16.html
  5. great! But I heard alot of search engines like the blogger.com address. I'd start two, but I wouldn't want them to have the same content and I'm not exciting enough to fill up two blogs lol
  6. pinyo

    pinyo Guest

    You can always start a couple of free blogs and then point them to your real blog. I started one on blogspot just for fun and later on made a post for anyone that happens upon it to come to my actual blog.

    However, there is no real long term value in that...I don't think.
  7. I heard blogger goes down alot, everytime google makes a pr update infact. could be true, I don't know, but there is an awful lot of content in the www.blogger.com domain with all those users blogging.
  8. pinyo

    pinyo Guest

    Another reason not to use Blogger.
  9. ovi

    ovi Guest


    Sincerly I prefer to have one on our server that one on blogger.com Naturally even for SEO reason

  10. dmscs

    dmscs New Member Webmaster

    One word "Wordpress"

    It works and is based on standards. More plugins available and support not to mention skins. You can even have it looking like your exisiting website.

    Great bit of kit.
  11. ovi

    ovi Guest


    I am a big fan of Wordpress too

  12. pinyo

    pinyo Guest

    Thank you. In fact I am using WordPress and figured out all the answers to my questin above. I think I am doing quite well really. :)

    Please visit sometimes: http://www.greatnexus.com/blog/

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