Thursday, June 18, 2009

Technorati Tags for SERP -- Useless?

Some time ago, I published another post: Technorati Tags - Useless or Just a Waste of Time?

Basically, I was rethinking the usefulness of putting Technorati Tags (TTags) on blog posts. Long story short, I have come to the conclusion that tagging blog posts with Technorati Tags (TTags) is BOTH a waste of time and useless.

First, both WordPress and Google's Blogger (blogspot) support tags (aka labels). So TTags is superfluous in that sense.

Secondly, using WordPress or Blogger tags or labels is better for YOUR SEO, SERP, whatever. The SERP benefit of TTags to us is minimal, if any. Consider that when you make a TTag and post and ping Technorati, your post will not show in their default index listings unless you have run similar exercises for them as you do for Google to get sufficient popularity. Then, even if you pass that test, your listing for that tag will get pushed down into oblivion in a few hours to days, as new posts by others using that same tag are indexed.

Finally, the TTags link to Technorati, not you. THEY get the Google "link love". BTW, Technorati supposedly indexes you regardless, tags or not, if you ping them. But who knows?

OTH, when you make WordPress tags or Blogger labels, the blog software creates another page on YOUR blog for that label/tag. You are getting internal links with the extra pages created for each tag. And Google gives you more love, the more pages you have, everything else being equal.

When someone clicks on a TTag, they are sent off to the Technorati site, where all your competitors are linked. When they click on a label or tag, they are sent to another page on YOUR blog. Another chance for YOU, not your competitors, to get a click to AdSense or an affiliate.

Now, MAYBE there is some benefit for you to use TT, but I don't know what it is. About the time that I wrote that previous post, I wrote to Technorati asking them of what benefit is it to bloggers to use Technorati Tags. Granted it benefits Technorati, as each tag links back to Technorati. Imagine my surprise that I never received a response back. ;)

And here is how I wasted a TREMENDOUS amount of time with Technorati Tags. I fell for the hype. So I actually spent quite some time writing a program to generate Technorati Tags and then went and laboriously added TTags to EVERY fricking post on every one of my blogs. Sheesh! Now, I am in the process of removing them and replacing them with tags and labels that do ME some good.

Disagree? Comments are open.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Court's Keyword Academy Login

Some have had trouble logging in to their account to view the videos on Courtney Tuttle's Keyword Academy Keyword Crash Course. This is a page (hopefully) linked to from a comment I left there. The reason for this post is that several complaints on that site area forum relate to login and getting access to the videos. I had the same problem. But I discovered the problem. There are two log-in areas. The most evident one is the WRONG one. The correct one can be a little difficult to find.

First -- Yes I know this blog sucks. It has a pagerank of PR1, and gets ZILCH traffic. It was set up long before I heard of Court and Court's Internet Marketing School and The Keyword Academy. And, since it ostensibly covers a huge area, not a niche, there is not much I can do with it. I'm just keeping it for the occasional AdSense click. Since Internet Business, e-Commerce, whatever, is such a hugely competitive area, I am unlikely to attempt a more focused blog in this area. That being said, with a few keywords, here is the login procedure:

Log-in procedure for Court's Keyword Academy:

Go to:

Click on "The Keyword Crash Course" on the blue menu bar.

That gets you to:

You will see a "Login" link at the very top right.
It will take you to a WordPress login page.
Your attempts to login on that page will FAIL.

The page you want to go to is:

In the right sidebar, just below the calendar,
is where you log in.

After that, you will still be on the "coaching"
page, but you will be logged in.

Then, you can click on the video links in the
sidebar to view them.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Internet e-Commerce Biz Buzz Website Has Been Updated

The Internet e-Commerce Biz Buzz website has been updated.

Discover the truths it's vitally necessary for you to know about article marketing, SEO, email promotion, link exchanges, and more, if you are to have a chance for success in internet marketing your home business.

You will find a cleaner design and easier navigation.

You will find featured e-commerce articles linked to from the sidebar.

The latest article provides to you free the user document for the
"BEMM™ PHP eMailer Bulk e-Mail Mailing PHP Scripts"

You will find more Internet Business Marketing articles in expanded articles directories:
Contributed e-Commerce articles , General articles .

Also see the Internet Business Glossary for some new explanations of e-commerce business terms.

The MLM Reality Website Has Been Updated

The MLM Reality website has been updated.

Discover the truths it's vitally necessary for you to know about compensation plans and promotion if you are to have a chance for success in network marketing.

You will find a cleaner design and easier navigation.

You will find featured MLM articles linked to from the sidebar.

The latest important article is about "MLM Network Marketing leads".

You will find more Network Marketing (MLM) articles in expanded articles directories:
Contributed MLM articles , General articles , and the MLM Reality Blog .

Monday, March 23, 2009

Faster, Easier Bulk e-Mail Mailings Using BEMM™ PHP Scripts

Make faster, easier bulk e-mail mailings using BEMM™ PHP scripts.

Yes, the BEMM Bulk E-Mail Mailing PHP scripts make bulk e-mailing simpler and faster.

If you have small to medium lists, doing it yourself with these scripts can be easier, faster, and with less hassle and expense than having a commercial service do it for you. And it also eliminates the hassles and problems with using your desktop resident ("client-side") software such as Outlook blah-blah, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc. This provides you YOUR software, on your server, which YOU control. And you control your mailings and address lists in easy-to-manage text files.

I originally developed the BEMM Bulk E-Mail Mailing PHP scripts for my own use, to easily and conveniently do my own e-mail mailings. They're a great tool; I use them all the time. Get them and see how productive they can be. You'll be all the happier for it!

How BEMM came about is that I have several e-mail lists, each with a few hundred to a thousand or so names each. My hosting account limits me to 99 e-mails at a time, using the standard mailing method through an e-mail manager program on my computer. That limitation meant that, for a typical mailing, I would have to break a list into several parts ("sub-lists"). Furthermore, I e-mail to the lists only occasionally. This means that usually there are one or more e-mail addresses that turn out to have discontinued domain names. That would bring the submission procedure to a screeching halt, and none of the e-mails would be sent. I would have to correct the sub-list and then START OVER with that sub-list. That could happen SEVERAL TIMES per sub-list, before the e-mails finally get sent.

For more complete information, see
PHP Mailto Forms for faster, easier PHP HTML e-Mail Mailings
BEMM™ PHP eMailer Bulk e-Mail Mailing PHP Scripts User Document

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

e-Commerce Business (Internet Business Biz Buzz) Website Updated

The e-Commerce Business (Internet Business Biz Buzz) website has been updated. Articles have been updated and reorganized. Navigation has been made easier with a new, cleaner sidebar. All articles are easily accessible. An expanded search facility (Google Search) has been added so you can search for and find on the site the pages having words or phrases you are interested in.

Take a look at the Internet Business Glossary, for example.