Navigational elements on a blog or any website are an important feature, but you should be careful not to take things to extremes which can hurt the progress of your site, both from a SEO perspective and for website conversion.
Steli Efti is one of the most good natured souls I have met whilst blogging, and is truely an educator. As such, I feel it is fitting that he has started this initiative to hold a one day bloggers silence 30th April to honor the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy.
I have spent some time today scrolling through the hundreds, neigh thousands of blogs that have so far been nominated for the Bloggers Choice Awards.
It is damn hard finding you!
For two years people have been struggling to remove Nofollow from Typepad so they can share the link love with their regular visitors who add great value to the conversation on the host blog.
Many blog owners are unaware that the links people leave on their blogs are shrouded with a “link condom” which tells the major search engines to ignore any links left that provide a benefit to the blog community.
Rob nails at least one aspect of it.
Feedburner for as long as I remember have provided a daily updated feed counter that you can display on your blog. The way the feed count is updated is actually fairly complex as they mentioned in an announcement yesterday that some publishers might notice an increase due to algorithm change.
The one thing that irritates me about all the “Best of” blogging awards is that they are always, without exception won by the blog that can encourage enough of their own readership to vote for them. Obviously they have the high readership because they write quality content, and have been established for a lot longer to build up their readership, but in some cases that means they win the prizes, year on year, almost by default.