Friday, February 29, 2008

Power Guides Blogger Site Map

Blogging SEO Tips To Gain More Traffic And Making Your Blog SEO Friendly To Gain More Traffic

  1. Simple Way To Gain More Page Views
  2. Working With Other Bloggers To Gain More Traffic
  3. Other Free Ways To Promote Your Blog
  4. Self Promotion
  5. Using Your Photos In Blogs to gain extra traffic
  6. Page Load Time Correlation to Visitor Numbers
  7. Adwords Advertising For Your Blog
  8. Continueing The Tuning Process On This Blog
  9. Tuning Blog For SEO Using Blogger Hack
  10. Tuning Your Blog For SEO
  11. Why Blog Name and Blog Post Title are Important
  12. How Many Words Should A Blog Post Be
  13. Links In Links Out What Are Good What Are Bad
  14. Using Blog Roll and Stats Monitor To Gain More Traffic
  15. Generic Vs Specific Blog
  16. What Can I Do When Nobody Visits My Blog
  17. Submitting To Blog Directories
  18. Help Guide To Gain More Visitors

General Blogging Tips

  1. Changing Feeder Settings To Not Give It All Away
  2. Displaying 10 Latest Blog Posts
  3. Adding Search to your blog and Earning Money
  4. Page Load Time Correlation to Visitor Numbers
  5. Getting Your Visitors to Comment More
  6. Blog Etiquette And Rules Of Engagement
  7. How Many Words Should A Blog Post Be
  8. Tips and Ideas Of What To Write About
  9. Why Bother Posting
  10. So You Have A Blog Now What
  11. Google Blogger or Wordpress

Earning Money From Your Blog

  1. Should You Pay Per Post ?

  2. Adding Search to your blog and Earning Money

  3. How Much Can You Make From Blogs

Great Google Tools

  1. Using Google Presentation As A Blogging Tool
  2. Creating Your Own Social Network
  3. Creating Your Own Google Map
  4. Google Reader Help Guide

Power Guides Updates

  1. Local Farming Bloggers Updated
  2. Clearing and Cleaning Process
  3. Adding Blogger Location Maps
  4. Removing Blogs From The Power Guides
  5. Criteria For Being Added To The Power Guides
  6. News Sections To Be Removed
  7. Tell Us How We Can Improve
  8. Would You Like One Of Our Widgets
  9. First 10 Guides Online

Thursday, February 28, 2008

News Sections Being Removed

The News sections on each Guide are being removed due to the work monitoring posts and problems with creating to many new posts each day to keep up with.

This is a shame in some ways as we were putting blogs or forums that posted over 10 posts per day in these sections and they can not go in with other latest posts from smaller blogs because they would swamp the smaller blogs and the same problems as many of the other sites would happen .

The smaller specialist blogs who post unique content are who we are trying to highlight and help gain exposure, and it is important and the main reason we set up this site and the guides.

The site is based around the free Google Reader Tool so if you want to display latest news on your blog or website just try it out


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Please Tell Us What We Can Improve

This is a new site and a new concept designed for the end user to find the newest blog posts from around the world .

Unlike many blog directories we do not require bloggers to provide a link back to be included and criteria for inclusion is based purely on merit.

Tell us how we can improve our offerings or additional specific categories we should include.

We hope you like The Power Guides and what we offer, please tell your friends and if we have missed some great blogs in our existing guides please tell us and we will check them out and if good enough include them.

The site is designed with the end user in mind not as a directory for bloggers as there are already some great blog directories out there that you should submit to who will provide you both traffic and an important link for your blog.

The Power Guides

Would You Like One Of The Widgets

Would you like one of the widgets you see for your blog or website just fill in the form and hey presto, you can add something interesting to your blog or site

Choose the Guide You like and under the latest posts fill in the form with your request

The Power Guides

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

First 10 Power Guides Online

The Power Guides was built because of the frustration caused by two issues

1. My wife is a keen blogger and understands that if she wanted people to visit and comment on her blog she needed to go out to other bloggers and comment on their latest posts , but she would spend 75% of her time going to blogs where the blogger was busy, sick or just had nothing to say for a few days , so over a period of time the number of blogs she checked for latest posts went down and down. I set up Google reader to include all the blogs on her blog roll and a few extra so she can tell quickly the latest 10 posts and go out and comment on them.

2. I am a big fan of blogger but when using the "next blog" function on the blogger tool bar would end up at foreign language sites or sometimes cr?? po?? or just sites I was not interested in . So as well as creating the latest post widget I decided to create a blog roll widget that was easy to update for each specific guide. The final bit I added to each page was a news widget so the latest news related to that guide could be viewed.

3. I have also now tried to enhance each guide with a custom search which includes all blogs and sites listed in the guide

4. As the site evolves we have seen new challenges including some sites dominating with 4 or more out of the 10 posts. So we have changed the way we categorize some sites/ blogs / forums , We have done this especially on the Fishing, Bird Watching, Environment and Gardening Categories because we found forums could dominate all listings meaning small personal blog posting were swallowed up and did not gain a chance for exposure. We have now moved any sites that can dominate listings into news sections to allow other personal blogs to show up.

I do hope the visitors like the concept I will try to check at least 5 posts for each guide so that any that are inappropriate can be deleted and always be on the lookout for new blogs to add.

As we continue to build new Power Guides I must admit they are often driven by my own interests but we will continue to evolve the site and involve other people who have different hobbies or interests .

We have also included the new Shared Favorite Blogs on the side of this blog which you can request and they are updated daily we pick a few postings each day which are interesting to members of that community and others who may not normally be exposed to posts from that specialty.

I have been asked a couple of times how to be included in our Guides

The blog must be related to the guide you wish to be included in and be over 1 month old with more than 10 posts.

At least 60% of posts should be related the primary guide subject and they must be your own work not just regurgitated from others

The visitor should be able to find information easily without having to trawl through
massive numbers of Adds

To be included please use the form on the guide page to request your blog to be included. You do not have to put a widget or link back to the power guides, if you do we will be grateful but it is more important other bloggers or visitors to your blog will find the posts interesting

All guides now included are listed at the side on this blog post

I did include some extra bits than originally planned including a list of sites included, a widget to display the latest 10 posts from related blogs , and finally a news widget to display latest news items