For this month, I’ve subscribed to 3 great blogs (well, 2, I’ll explain below) that I hope you find useful and entertaining. It’s worth noting that I was introduced to all these blogs via the people I follow on Twitter. Yet another reason why Twitter is invaluable to me.
Website Development & Website Marketing tips and Strategies – Thomson Chemmanoor has been a successful online marketing expert since 1997. With his blog, Chemmanoor offers the reader practical lists of tips and tricks for online marketers and website owners. Note: unfortunately the RSS feed for this blog is not working right now. I wrote the author and hopefully it will be working soon. In the meantime, bookmark it.
- 10 Firefox Extensions for Web Analytics – I don’t know about you, but I’ve all but abandoned other other browsers (except for cross-browser comparison testing) just because of the breadth of extensions available for Firefox. In this post, you’ll be introduced to ten essential extensions for the web analytics freak in all of us (come on, I know there’s one in you!). Although we all probably have WASP and Greasemonkey installed, there were others in the list I hadn’t even heard of and installed immediately.
- 16 Useful .htaccess Tricks and Hacks For Web Developers – There are some great tips here. I especially like the custom error page creation and the SEO friendly 301 redirect. Another one i found very useful was the linking protection (#6).
Stuntdubl Business Search Marketing Consulting – Stuntdubl is an SEO expert site with a twist of humor thrown in. Thanks to @glenngabe for tweeting a link to this blog and introducing me to Todd Malicoat and his fantastic site. If you’re serious about SEO, you need to subscribe to Stuntdubl.
- 9 Reasons You Need Social Media Marketing in 2009 – This is a great post which states that social media is the new search engine optimization. Straight from the post: You’re banned from using the company email and internet until you read the Cluetrain, and can name at least 10 social media sites, and which 3 are likely to drive the most traffic. If you’re in a corporation that won’t listen, or change anything because of what lawyers say – you deserve your miserable cubicle dwelling existence for not standing up and pitching things better.
You’re banned from using the company email and internet until you read the Cluetrain, and can name at least 10 social media sites, and which 3 are likely to drive the most traffic. If you’re in a corporation that won’t listen, or change anything because of what lawyers say – you deserve your miserable cubicle dwelling existence for not standing up and pitching things better.
Indexed – This has got to be one of my all time favorite blogs. It’s very simple and not about any particular topic. Each post is an amusing chart, hand-written (or hand-written font written!). Take a look, subscribe to Indexed. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks to @avinashkaushik for the link from a tweet.