December 9 | News
| Ryan Clark
Anne Smarty wrote about this already on a post called “Why Guest Blogging Is An Ideal Link Building Strategy“, so I won’t go too heavy into it. I’ve been using forums like Bloggeries to find my guest bloggers, but this new site hopefully will fill that void. My Guest Blog is a forum for networking with other guest blog owners. The site is just kicking things off but I imagine it will become a popular network hub soon enough, so join up and start earning some rep!
I’ve just implemented this awesome plugin across my WordPress blog network, including Linkbuildr, and I’m in love and no longer worry about the problems I would otherwise face without it. Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors which if you have a large site can become a mess. If you ever are migrating a domain, or changing the structure if your website you’ll not want to do it without this plugin. I’ve gone back and deleted a lot of old posts that I felt were unethical with my practices, so this is also helping in redirecting the web traffic I’m still getting. I’ve taken the features list from the authors blog, Urban Giraffe;
- Supports both WordPress-based and Apache-based redirections
- 404 error monitoring – captures a log of 404 errors and allows you to easily map these to 301 redirects
- RSS feed for 404 errors
- Custom ‘pass-through’ redirections allowing you to pass a URL through to another page, file, or website.
- Full logs for all redirected URLs
- Create redirections based upon a URL, browser, referring site, or login status
- Automatically add a 301 redirection when a post’s URL changes
- Full regular expression support
- Fully localized
- Export all redirections to CSV, XML, or Apache
- Import Apache
This plug is in the end all for 301’s and 404’s and if you check out the homepage for the Redirection WordPress Plugin, you’ll get a thorough walk through of all the features. For the most part you’ll be able to just install it and configure it as you see fit, and if you’ve never played around with 301’s, 404’s and .htaccess then you’ll need to sit down and do a little reading. So if you’re ready to get rocking you can go download the plugin.
I just discovered Orble while I was browsing backlinks for a blog, and this is my favorite way of discovering new ways to build links. It makes my life easier finding new content to write about while building links for the site. Orble is a network for bloggers to promote their blogs, attract more readers all while getting help from professional bloggers. What do I mean by getting help from professional bloggers? Orble’s staff provides coaching and helpful feedback so you don’t have to learn by trial and error….we all need help from time to time. Orble also has a mentoring program if you’re new, or just having a hard time getting your blog off the ground. Orble is designed so that good writing gets the attention it deserves. Each blog is promoted on the Orble network helping you attract more readers than would be possible elsewhere with a stand-alone blog. Being part of a blogging network also helps you attract more Search Engine traffic. Within your Orble user page you can get do follow links right back to your blog posts which is great because Orble is an authorative site that provides a very nice juicy link. If you want to NOT SPAM this site and start promoting your content, then go ahead and sign up.
Blogoria is a unique social web service that connects bloggers, readers and advertisers. You can build a profile, add your feed and connect with like minded individuals. Your RSS Feed gets fed into the news network inside of Blogoria, and it brings in new readers to your blog based on user preferences. Your public profile page is where your feed also gets displayed, and one juicy back link to your blog. You can check out my profile here, or browse around to find other bloggers in the same niche. I’m going to finish doing a little link building to my profile and get this indexed and see if this helps. If you want to build your profile and get promoting your blog, sign up here.