Blogs are journals made of dated entries and published on the web. Their name derives from the term "web log."

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SEO Tips and Tricks for web developers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I know most of the Users of Stackoverflow would have knowledge about Search Engine ...
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What do Trackbacks and Pingbacks do?

My blog (running on dasBlog) supports pingbacks and trackbacks. What exactly are they, and do they provide any benefit to my blog (e.g. SEO, etc.)?
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What are some good feeds/blogs/twitter accounts to follow if I want to learn more about web development?

Who are some of the big names out there (besides Jeff Atwood/@codinghorror, of course) that I should be following as a resource if I want to stay on top of what's new as well commentary on what ...
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SEO Implications of blog on site versus offsite?

I recently added a blog to one of our company's websites, and was confident that this increase in content on the site would have only positive SEO results. My boss, however, feels that we should have ...
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Where do blogs get their pictures?

I see a lot of blogs that are full of picture galleries, showing celebrities for example, and I wonder how they get all these pictures. Do most blogs just take pictures from Google Images? Or is ...
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When is it time to move on from WordPress?

My company's blog it closing in on 30,000 posts and get around 1,000,000 visits a month. Things seem slow even though we have a good server. At what point to you move on from WordPress or does it not ...
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“Read more” link bad or good for SEO?

I have seen that most bloggers are using "read more" as link text to posts on their home page that link to the full article or blog post. I understand that it's quite important for navigation of site. ...
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Is using feedburner still a must for blog feeds?

I'm setting up a blog for my OSS/startup and I'm wondering whether using Feedburner for blog feeds is still the recommended way to go? Is there enough value in using Feedburner over just using the ...
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Company blog, host internally or not?

If I have a website for a company selling product(s). Is there any difference in terms of rewards/penalties from having a company blog hosted interally (for example mycompany.com/blog) or going ...
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Disqus-like comment server

I'm looking at setting up a blog, and I think I want to go the static website compiler route, rather than the perhaps more conventional Wordpress route. I'm looking at using blogofile, but could use ...
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What are the good blog/rss feeds about SEO? [closed]

What are good blogs or RSS feeds about Search Engine Optimization ?
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Strange incoming links appearing on site statistics

Last year, I started a small blog on wordpress.com. Most of my blog posts are about computational statistics. When I look at the site stats, I've noticed a number of strange incoming links. Usually, ...
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What can we do to promote meaningful comments on our blog?

I am not so much worried about the inevitable spammers, but I would like to see more comments from people with something worthwhile to say. How can we entice them to talk?
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How To Move From WordPress To GitHub Pages?

I'm considering moving my blog, Dream In Tech, which is WordPress CMS running on my Rackspace Cloud Server, to GitHub Pages because I'm starting to have performance issues, but how to move the posts, ...
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476 views

What is the best way to promote a programming blog? [closed]

(The guys from 'Programmers' referred me here...) How do you promote your programming blog? I recently started http://blackforestcoder.blogspot.com/ to record my progress working with new ...
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Is it a bad idea to promote your site through relevant blog's by commenting?

I've searched the net and wasn't able to find a solid answer to this. Is it poor practice to seek out blogs that are related to your site, and post comments relevant to the particular blog post, in ...
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SEO Implications of creating Niche Product Blogs vs Main Company Blog with Categories.

Our company has a dilemma that I am hoping the users of Pro WebMasters can help us with. Right now as it stands we create a seperate website for each product that we sell. We also have our corporate ...
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Blog commenting for SEO, Good Or Bad?

Many people suggest and do follow the strategy of commenting on related niche blogs with links to their own sites. Is this legitimate and a good way for SEO? Or it has some harmful side as well?
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Is there a Content Management System that allows multiple & independent blogs to be running on one domain?

I am a Wordpress fan, and I'm now building a new site and I'm not sure which CMS can achieve what I'm trying to do. I am building a food blog network for a bunch of cities in the US, and I want to ...
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Image as a background for a website - good or bad?

Blogger has some quite awful templates to offer, but one way to make it look less terrible to the eye of a layman (me) is with this background picture: Yet, I haven't seen many popular blogs that ...
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How effective is guest-blogging for SEO?

I was wondering how much time to devote to guest-blogging. It is pretty consuming and one person can only do a few per day max. And often you just get a link in the bottom of the post. Is it really ...
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Google is not indexing my Tumblr blog sufficiently [closed]

I have a 35-day-old blog on tumblr. I submitted it to Google using "Add your URL to Google" page about a month ago. However, when I search Google for the content of my blog using the following query, ...
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Subdomain versus new domain

I'm adding a blog to a site. Would it be better for SEO to put it at blog.example.com or at www.exampleblog.com? I already own www.exampleblog.com . Would combining the words together to exampleblog ...
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Automatically generate and cut off the blog post preview texts from the full post text? Yes, no?

I run a blog with over 1000 posts that are only separated by tags, so each post can have multiple of those. As it is mostly short news, videos and galleries, the description consists of 3-5 lines of ...
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As an affiliate, how do you know if a sale is made?

I want to start doing affiliate marketing on a blog. Now I have someone who wants to advertise who has contacted me. How do I know if he has made a sale to a user who came through my website? Is ...
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What is the best way to ensure individual blog posts are shown as top results in Google from a blog?

I like to show full posts on my index pages, so they are convenient for visitors to read and they don't have to click "read more" links to read the full post. However, with this setup Google often ...
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How spam comment affect my blog and website rank?

I have already read many articles on how I can detect spam comments and prevent spamming. But still I'm not satisfying with it, I just want to know how a spam comment can affect my blog and website ...
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How can I get bloggers to use my widget?

I have developed a widget that shows a story of a hike or an outdoor outing on a google map. Here is an example: ...
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Should I use mixed content on my blog?

I have a blog. (just started) I am having a confusion whether I should keep the blog focused on only one subject (for instance, technology) or not? If I post different posts on various topics (with ...
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What URL should I use for my blog archives?

I'm starting a new blog and I have the ability to publish my archives (old post urls that will receive most of my search traffic) anywhere I choose without any repercussions. I've been taking some ...
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My domain PageRank shows as unavailable, why is that?

My domain, http://www.anovaordemmundial.com , has been snatched by some opportunist when I failed to renew the domain. I know, it's all my fault :/ . After I have being ripped off and bought my domain ...
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Should I accept the outsiders blog content creators offerings?

It's become quite common to receive offers of blog-posts content for a dynamic website. Some of these offers are unrelated, and of-course shouldn't be published. However, I did get some related offers ...
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Images in blog posts

I see a lot of blogs (coding horror for example) that seem to feature random pictures in the entries. Would I be correct in saying they probably didn't seek permission to use those images? What are ...
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The Necessity of a Disclaimer

I am a blogger. I write science articles. I study science and write articles in my blog in simple words for the general public to understand. Does this require a disclaimer as I do not want to see ...
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Which Bliki (Blog+Wiki) solution can you recommend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I'm searching for a good Bliki solution, meaning a combination of blog and wiki that I can install on my own web ...
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pingback / trackback support for a photo sharing website?

Is there a photo sharing service, such as flickr or picasa, that will collect the urls of the locations where the photo has been posted on other blogs (or mentioned in tweets, etc?) This could be ...
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Syndicated blog content and search engines: helpful or harmful?

Against my advice, we've started buying blog content from a syndicator. The content is not unique, and searching for quoted phrases shows this content in use on a few dozen other blogs. My initial ...
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How do I run a subdirectory on a separate server?

I have a site, www.domain.com. I want to set up a blog which runs on a separate server than the main site, and have it available a the domain www.domain.com/blog. How would I go about doing this? If ...
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Blogging platform for private/family blog? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I am trying to setup a blog to be used for our family. This blog will not be open to the public and family members ...
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How to appears in Google Blog Search

I have a wordpress.org blog configured with pingomatic.com. I verify my site on Google webmaster tools, all my post are indexed on the "normal" google search but no one on Google BlogSearch. I ...
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How to obtain a page's GUID in Composite C1 CMS?

Question is pretty simple, I think. How can I find out what the page GUID for a certain page in my Composite C1 website is? I need it for RSS reading from a Blog within the CMS.
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Responsive website VS mobile website

I am creating a new blog. Nowadays, especially for a blog, it's important that the websites are accessible for all devices. Now I have to make a choice on what to do. I have seen 2 options. Option 1 ...
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Recommendations for a hosted blog with a plugin that allows syntax highlighting.

I want to keep a blog with useful code snippets for myself. I don't want to setup some website with blogging software or something similar. All I want is register with a blog site and be able to use ...
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portfolio blog hosting

We currently have a photo storage website. A user can store his photos on our site. We want to give a facility to each user to create his photo portfolio and customize its look and feel, and contents ...
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Adding my blog to my website

Hi I've got a blogspot blog. I want to display my posts in my HTML-Based website. What should I do? I've already tried adding it as RSS but failed. I want everything to look natural. I don't want my ...
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Looking for quick and simple blogging solution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I'm looking for a really quick "plug in and play" style blogging software for php. It's to be used on a website that ...
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Blog/CMS software with editing style like Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? Are there any pieces of content creation software for making a blog that support an editing style like Stack Exchange ...
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Issues with web hosting at home

I want to host a small personal website at home. One basic problem I am hitting is, From inside home network, I cannot access my domain name. I have to use the local ip (something like 192.168.1.4) to ...
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How to hide existence of a private blog?

I have a friend who would like to start a 'blog'. The problem is that she would like it to be private so that only people invited can read it. So I told her to use a private WordPress. But she said ...
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Dead-simple PHP/MySQL blogging tool?

I need a really simple solution to build a one-person blog on a shared host: When the user wants to create/edit a blog entry, he calls a PHP script on the server which will... 1. save the raw article ...