Blogging, Spamming and Blog Spam

Written by Trina L.C. Schiller

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Automation in business is a good thing, but it has its place. Nothing beats human communication when dealing with people and creating partnerships. Do you want to talk to an autoresponder? No, and I doubt anyone else does either.

Some ofrepparttar new programs designed forrepparttar 139260 automation of article collection have legal issues to consider. The biggest being copyright infringement. Not every author wants their work reprinted, or they require control over where their work is displayed. (Which is as it should be.) Without manually seeking your content, you could very well find yourself being served papers for publishing someone else's work without permission.

Plagiarism is another issue. If you don't follow certain rules for reprinting contributory work, you stand to be hounded for plagiarism. Yet another sticky issue.

Some ofrepparttar 139261 new programs mock safelists, or resemble FFA sites. Before long, those types of blog pages will become banned as well. Search engines will figure out a way to block non-informational blog pages, those that carry nothing but links or classifieds. (Is your head sore from hitting that brick wall yet?)

Still, there are other programs designed to post spam to blogs usingrepparttar 139262 comments feature. This is referred to as comment spam. The only solution thus far, to battle comment spam, is to disallow your readersrepparttar 139263 option of leaving comments. This is a bad thing, because allowing your readers to interact with you is supposed to be one ofrepparttar 139264 benefits of using this form of communication.

The makers of these programs may have had good intentions to start with, but have ultimately created Frankenstein's Monster. Many are stating that their programs are not spam, because they do not involve email. That is a cop out if I ever heard one. Spam isrepparttar 139265 transmission of unwanted stuff, whether it is sent to your inbox, or your blog, or evenrepparttar 139266 search engines themselves. Search engines want relevant content, not pages of of keywords, or links. So feeding them page after page of nonsense is spam.

Everyone hates spam, exceptrepparttar 139267 spammers, so why be a part of something loathed by so many and embraced by a few? Bad business if you ask me.

The only real way to combat these issues is to simply not userepparttar 139268 programs themselves. Do your due diligence and create a reputation as a trusted information provider, not a blog bomber, and your business will prosper. Using these programs will ultimately diminish your reputation and your livelihood.

Your customers are looking for information, a solution to a problem. Give that to them, not just endless pages of links. You will achieve your rightful spot inrepparttar 139269 ranks, and you stand a far better chance for longevity. There are good RSS tools available, you just need to look beneathrepparttar 139270 sales copy to find them. And if you are new to RSS and blogging, do some research. Find someone who knows, really knows what RSS is and how to use it, and ask some questions. Don't go out and spend buckets of money on something you're not sure how to use, because you could be doing yourself more harm than good.

A few good books to read some solid information on RSS and blogs... RSS, Blogs and Syndication Unleashrepparttar 139271 Marketing & Publishing Power of RSS RSS Advertising Secrets Taming The eBeastie

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The SEO Game - Do you play it?

Written by Shawna Fennell

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Know who you are playing against.

The more information your have about your opponent and how they play can greatly increase your chance of beating them. The same can be said about search engines. Understand how they work and how they find sites. Knowing your opponent can help you to win. But also keep in mind that as time moves on, your opponent is getting stronger. They are constantly changing their game to keep up withrepparttar new breed of chess players. You may be able to beat them today, but in 6 months, they may have a new strategy. Keep a close eye on them and change your game to adjust to theirs.

Keep in mind that your opponent will never tell you how they are going to playrepparttar 139259 game. There are secret strategies that only they know. Many will guess as to what those are, but nobody will ever know their strategy 100%.

Do Not Take Shortcuts Just To Get The Game Over With

The same can be said about using spam techniques to get your site listed quickly and torepparttar 139260 top. Spam techniques may work for a short time but once you get caught, you are banned from playingrepparttar 139261 game. Google states this about spam, "Trying to deceive (spam) our web crawler by means of hidden text, deceptive cloaking or doorway pages compromisesrepparttar 139262 quality of our results and degradesrepparttar 139263 search experience for everyone. We think that's a bad thing."

Basically spamming is a way of cheatingrepparttar 139264 game to win faster. Remember chess is not a quick game. It takes time and patience. No one wants to play with a cheater....NO ONE.

Capturingrepparttar 139265 King - CHECKMATE

Content is King. Content isrepparttar 139266 way to winrepparttar 139267 game. Without capturingrepparttar 139268 content, you will loserepparttar 139269 game. Each ofrepparttar 139270 search engines look for relevancy within your page. If you state that your page is about red dogs with hats, and you have a page written about blue cats with shoes, it does not work. Keep your pages focused. If you are writing about red dogs with hats, write about those red dogs with hats only. If you also have red dogs with boots, then give them their own page and write about them boots separately. Keeprepparttar 139271 pages focused and on track.

The title tag would be aboutrepparttar 139272 red dogs with hats. The meta tag keyword would be aboutrepparttar 139273 red dogs with hats. The meta tag description is a nice 250 character description aboutrepparttar 139274 red dogs with hats. Use a H1 tag high onrepparttar 139275 page that has red dogs with hats. You can use css tags to makerepparttar 139276 h1 tag match your site. Then write clear, focused, original content aboutrepparttar 139277 red dogs with hats. Start out with 3 paragraphs and mentionrepparttar 139278 red dog with hats once in each paragraph. Watch your rankings. Add additional content if necessary but do it slowly. Make notes of allrepparttar 139279 changes that you make. If something does not work, go back and undo it.

Keep adding fresh and unique content to your site. Do not let your site go into stalemate.

Once you look at SEO as simply a game, it makes it that much more exciting to play. And it's even more fun TO WIN!

Shawna Fennell is the owner of 1 Choice 4 YStore. A company dedicated to helping Online Stores. Please visit For free advice and tips on SEO, Marketing, Design, and much more. You can also sign up for daily tips at

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