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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by babyblackhat, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. babyblackhat

    babyblackhat Registered Member

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    How do I SEO a blog effectvely...I'm using a custom skin WP and the problem is eventhough I use title tags using a plugin...when google indexes my blog it reads " RSS feed Article: Latest article" in the title" I have this as a sort of heading in my template and this is causing the trouble I believe...I am not so good with the editing the php so, haven't tried to until..I though I might ask for some advice first..and please advice on the techniques to SEO a blog..thnxx in advance, tc
     
  2. delmages

    delmages Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Depending on the purpose of your site and how long you wish to keep it around, you can go about SEO a couple of different ways. Below is the stripped down version:

    The WH approach to blog SEO calls for a multi-faceted process of "back linking" (sites linking to you), "front linking" (you linking to other sites), quality content, clean coding/markup language, optimal keyword usage, and frequently updated material/articles. These are considered the basic fundamentals of optimizing a blog (or any site for that matter).

    The BH approach works well when you want to quickly benefit monetarily from the content of your blog. Link spamming via proxy (spamming other sites with your blog's link), scraping content (lifting content from other sites/blogs, changing it up a bit then putting it on your own site/blog), cloaking/spoofing (serving up two different pages, one to SE spiders and one to potential visitors via the use of software), page rank hijacking (using XSS and HTML exploits), and too many others to list.

    As far as your concerns regarding title tags, I use the following WP code in my blogs:

    Code:
    <title><?php if (is_home () ) { bloginfo('name'); } elseif 
    ( is_category() ) { single_cat_title(); echo " - "; bloginfo('name'); } 
    elseif (is_single() || is_page() ) { single_post_title(); } 
    elseif (is_search() ) { bloginfo('name'); echo " search results: "; 
    echo wp_specialchars($s); } else { wp_title('',true); } ?> 
    </title>
    Don't be too put off by PHP. If you are familiar with any other markup languages, you should catch on to PHP rather quickly. Dig in there and rip that shit apart...it is one of the best ways to learn how coding works.
     
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    hydroflame7 Junior Member

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    I don't think that scraping / rewriting content is really black hat, everyone scrapes their content from somewhere, even News companies.

    And for optimizing a blog, download All In One SEO plugin. It might not work with certain templates however so...
     
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    go and get headspace 2.0 and use that on it..
     
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  5. babyblackhat

    babyblackhat Registered Member

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    Guys thnxx and I'm not a tech geek, but I'll try to be one...the reason is I always get stuck with php editing and I'll screw it up.. I always spend more time trying to tune the skin editing php that I seldom get time to add in the content...I am willing ro go Black hat and that's the reason I'm here.. and can you guys suggest a good clean wp theme which does not require much fine tuning so that I can concentrate on SEO and content genration...would appreciate it...and thnxx again for for your tips...
     
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    depending of the propose of your blog, the best optimized theme is the one you tune yourself ;)
     
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    The All in ONE Seo Plugin works out of the box and does not require any changes to the loop or header
     
  8. mili123

    mili123 Newbie

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    Dear,

    being in the field of SEO i would like to give some hot tips for blogging

    1)Subject that interest
    Select topics that interest you and on which you can write comfortably

    2)Link your posts
    Try giving a list six or seven links to information related to your topic

    3)Be clear and simple
    Write in simple language, with short sentences and paragraphs

    4)Pictures tell a lot
    Use pictures to dress up your blog entries

    Hope these tips will help u being a good blogger and a good SEO

    regards,
    http://stylentrends.com
    http://ratnatourandtravels.com