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It is almost impossible completely "lock up a brand" by buying it for every top level domain. There are hundreds of top level domains with new ones coming online all the time. Only well funded companies have enough money to spend on that. I have traditionally purchased the .com, .org and .net together. But at this point I'm questioning the necessity of ...


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I would recommend you to install and enable Akismet: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/ Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog's "Comments" admin screen.


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A blog can be beneficial to SEO, IF it contains quality content. Lets face it: Getting backlinks to a "boring" corporate website can be extremely difficult. I mean, who is going to link to your "About Me" section? Who is going to link to your website on the basis that they thought that your "Services" page was well written? A blog can provide you with the ...


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Schema.org does not require any properties, so having a BlogPosting without an image property is totally fine. (And, other than omitting the property, there is no way to denote that you don’t have an image.) (I’d even guess that not providing an image would be the norm, as the image property is not for just any image that is contained in the blog post, but ...


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On your computer inside your router setup an entry in your hosts file to point to your server's internal ip address. This means that it overrides the DNS entry from the public internet.


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The good: You like the way it looks. It makes it easy to identify your blog (uniqueness). The bad: Check the file size. Large images can slow down the site. I'd try to limit it to 150KB. It ends up being the branding for your website (what makes your website identifiable), but it looks rather generic. You probably want to brand your website more ...


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In general, from a SEO point of view, read more links are implemented on blogs for the following reasons: to avoid duplicate content between homepage and articles (the main reason) for visitors to see more article titles on the home page (to act as a sort of table of contents) to pass more PageRank to an article if the read more links point to an anchor in ...


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Google cares only about content (unique, correct headerts etc. ) and incoming links (from good sites with similar content) . Nothing more, nothing less :D


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No, using the word "blog" or having a blog does not give a web site or web page a boost in the search results (there are no arbitrary bonuses in search). There is nothing special about blogs and are not favored in any way. Those sites you found rank well because they have quality content that people are looking for. Even if that content wasn't in a blog ...


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It's not just the back links, it's the reputation. You should become a member of relevant website communities. You should be helpful and friendly. You should recommend your website when it is appropriate. Don't hide your affiliation. Use your real name, or at least a consistent nickname across different sites. Limit your membership to ONLY relevant sites. ...


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In fact, you can, but in a little hack way. As blogger considers the first image in a post as a thumbnail, and you want to add some other image as a thumbnail which should be not included in a post or something like that....follow these steps. Add the thumbnail image at the top of the post. Go in 'HTML'(you're in customise tab right now) and locate the ...


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As a general rule, search engines don't read content created by JavaScript. There are some exceptions as this is changing over time, but the more complex the JavaScript is the less likely it is to be interpreted by search engines. This means your suggestion would not be beneficial for their SEO efforts. If they're not satisfied with their current CMS they ...


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1. Serverside - block Search Engines Create a robots.txt file in your root directory and add this text to it: User-agent: * Disallow: / Theoretically, This should block all search engines (the ones that honour robots.txt). 2. Know how Search Engines are crawling your site and control your site's visibility. Since you want it to be extremely private, I ...


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Blogs, in-and-of themselves, have no SEO benefits inherit to them. Just having a blog on your site does not offer any SEO benefit and the blog format offers no inherit value either. This myth started when WordPress sites were becoming popular and were ranking well. But this was due to the code being well optimized and the content being good. It had was not ...


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According to ref 1, ref 2, port forwarding only works from an external network. Just use the local IP for testing purposes. There's nothing wrong with your configuration; it's just the way port forwarding is designed.


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"create original content that search engines will love." And therein lies the problem. Always, always, always create content for users, not search engines. This means useful content that humans will genuinely find compelling, interesting or derive value from. By what you've described, it sounds like that's what you're planning on, it's just a case of ...


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Google will automatically treat subdomains as part of the main site when: They have related content They are written by the same person or company They link to each other From Vanessa Fox, an ex-Google employee: Google is no longer treating subdomains (blog.widgets.com versus widgets.com) independently, instead attaching some association between them. ...


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I would say a blog help you mainly to earn new clients because you can get some traffic from search engines for the long tail (more keywords than your actual ones). A blog helps you to make a good and large reputation for your business in a field you know well. With a good blog, you can create or participate to a community about your field of expertise. ...


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site:*.wordpress.com inurl:*.wordpress.com These are advanced search operators. The site: search operator limits the scope for a search for the website. I used * as a wildcard because you are looking for subdomains, but for this example site:wordpress.com works equally well. The inurl:.wordpress.com is specifically to serve your use case - to look ...


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I think you're going to find opinions supporting both sides on this situation. One group will say that it is unprofessional because all you're trying to do is lure people in with second-hand information in the off chance they might click one of your ads and earn you revenue. The other side will say it's your blog, do with it what you will. Personally, I'm in ...


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Well, this is the most important thing. You can blog all you want, but if you don't market and optimize your site appropriately, it'll all be for naught. I'll try to keep things direct, although brevity isn't my strong suit. Have a plan! Let's first take care of the search engine submissions. 1) Make a sitemap.xml and urllist.txt. Go to www.vigos.com/...


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As I understand it, GitHub Pages simply host static content that you upload to your git repository. That means there's no server-side scripting. So, while it's doable, it's not gonna be a straightforward migration. It's recommended that you use Jekyll to generate your site if you want to use templating and build more complex layouts, but you still have to ...


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I think you get the backlink to your site, you may get some rep if you're guest blogging on a highly trafficked or influential site, but that may be all you end up getting out of it. It may depend a lot on the rules that you have to follow on the host site. Maybe they'll let you backlink to your site and provide a follow link to your twitter account? Maybe ...


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Generally speaking use no more than two fonts on a web page. All you should need is a titling font and a body copy font with some different weights like bold and italic. That said, you may also find you need additional fonts for specialist call outs or quotes (sometimes the italicized version of the body font just doesn't quite cut it), but you should use ...


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If the goal of the satellite sites is to drive traffic to the main site, which is about the same/similar topic, then there's really no difference between these satellite sites and having landing pages on your main website. They do the same exact thing except now you have additional websites you have to maintain. If you're trying to establish a brand why ...


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No it is not. You can buy a domain at GoDaddy or any other registrar. Then use it as your blog through blogger. You will need to setup a CNAME Here are the instructions from Google http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1233381&page=ts.cs Blogger offers two free publishing options for your blog: hosting on Blogspot (example....


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Get a backlink through blog commenting is not bad. But you should be putting a backlink on the related blogs only. For eg if you have a travel site and you are commenting on a tech blog and getting a backlink from there, then it is a serious issue. As per the recent Penguin and Panda update, if any site is giving link to any other site which is no where ...


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