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Do-Follow Plug-in – Your Comments Now Pass Page Rank To You

May 23, 2007

I have been wanting to do this for a while now, because I despise the no-follow tag. It was a ridiculous creation, destined to be abused. That is why I am SO glad that I just activated the Do-Follow WordPress plug-in.

The do-follow plug-in removes the no-follow attribute from all of the links in your blog’s comments. Not only does this make me happy, but it should encourage you to comment more on this blog. The links you provide in the comments “count” to the Search Engines.

Either way, it’s a win-win plug-in in my eyes…

Internet Marketing Tips From Around The Web – 3/2/2007

March 2, 2007

Here is a rundown of some of the Internet Marketing/blogging articles that I really enjoyed this week (in no particular order):

Best WordPress Plugins: Custom Query String – Great wordpress plug-in for managing the pages on your blog. I have been wanting to be able to do this for quite some time.

Managing your Affiliate or Internet Business – Free Web 2.0 Tools – Nice list of free tools you can use for your business.

New Keyword List Cleaner Tool – Cool new tool for cleaning up keyword lists by Aaron Wall.

The Power of “Know thy customer” – Brilliant marketing article by Dan Kennedy.

Startup to Freedom – New video from Rich Schefren that explains how to get your business started and get the momentum to make big money online. I recommend you watch this more than once.

My Blog Must Have Caught My Cold

September 11, 2006

Is it possible for a blog to catch a cold?

I caught a cold last night that has been going around our house over the weekend. So I didn’t spend much time on the business (or anything else for that matter).

Sunday night I went to this blog to finish a post I started last week. To my surprise all I saw on my blog was a string of error messages that looked somethng like this:

WordPress database error: [User has exceeded the ‘max_questions’ resource (current value: 50000)]
SELECT option_value FROM wp_options WHERE option_name = ‘siteurl’ LIMIT 1

Unfortunately, my blog limits the amount of queries it does per hour. I had never run into this problem before. In fact, when we were blogging the olympics we got “WAY” more traffic than I ever get to this blog.

So what went wrong?

Well, it seems that the plug-in I recently installed to show related posts was creating too many queries to the database. This is partially because of the WordPress Template that I am using and partially because of how many posts I was showing on the main page.

Anyway, for now I have removed the plug-in.

The good news is that my blog has gotten over it’s cold! The bad news is that my fever and stuffed nose are signs that I am not quite over my cold yet…

I can’t believe I put this off for so long…

August 22, 2006

There have been several plugins on my blogs that I have wanted to install, but just haven’t found the time to do so. However, Saturday night I went ahead and installed the plug-in highest on my list onto most of our blogs. I am SOOOOO happy I did.

One of the things that I really like on some blogs is seeing a list of related posts at the end of a post. I have been meaning to install a plug-in to do this, because I think it ads so much value to a blog. I for one, stick around on blogs longer when they have a list of related posts at the end of a post. In other words, it’s a great way to make your blog “sticky” (ie. make it so people stay on your blog longer).

So, this weekend I installed the related entries plug-in that you can get by clicking here. It was easy to install. The only problem I ran into is that I had to run the longer setup, but it worked fine (and was pretty quick).

If you have a blog, I highly recommend adding the related entries plug-in. It will give your readers a better user experience, which in the long run is bound to make your blog more successful.

What are your thoughts? Do you like the new plug-in, hate it, don’t care either way?