Category Archives: Internet

BloggingZoom.com

BloggingZoom.com

Bloggingzoom is a new service brought to us by Courtney and Vic. What is it? It is a place where bloggers of all types and sizes can come and share their content. At first glance many people will probably associate the site with Digg or a few other social voting sites. Two of the many things that sets BloggingZoom.com apart from the crowd are that it is exclusively for bloggers and they help your posts get ranked higher in Google and other search engines.

If you want a good example of what good search traffic can do you only have to look at how Vic’s site has gotten over 1,000,000 hits in only three months. These guys have way way more than a clue as to how to drive targeted traffic to sites. And they are applying that knowledge to your posts that you submit to BloggingZoom.com. Obviously the more people that Zoom your articles the better but even if you don’t get a ton of votes you still get better search engine rankings.

A few people have asked why don’t I just use Digg? First of all you should still use it. Almost any promoting that you can do for your site and its posts is going to be helpful to your efforts. But a few things that in our opinion make BloggingZoom.com better are that you are only competing against other blogs. Another thing is that at BloggingZoom.com you are not punished for submitting your own material. So now instead of getting a friend to Digg your article you can Zoom or submit your own material and then let the voting happen.

These are but a few of the advantages that BloggingZoom.com offers the blogging community. If you want to improve your traffic, your search rankings, and overall popularity of your blog then it is worth your time to go and register at BloggingZoom.com.

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RealMeme.com

RealMeme.com

You may have missed the memo on what a meme is but this site does a great job showing what is popular and how to gauge it. It also is an interesting window into internet search and what is relevant. Here is a perfect post that shows how they look at traffic and search to see where there is growth and what is there Facebook, is it sustainable? Read it and it will start to make sense.

Another good post to illustrate the concept is this one regarding recessions. He shows how search and interest in a topic can be an indicator of the likely hood of that event happening or being successful.

If you study the writings on RealMeme.com you will come away smarter about uses for the internet. If you are like a lot of visitors to this site you probably have a blog and if you want to quantify any of what you do then studying Meme’s can help you target current relevant material for your readers.

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TheLongTail.com

TheLongtail.com

TheLongTail.com is a wonderful blog that discusses long tails. What are long tails? The concept is described very well here. Basically it is that with the costs of a storefront coming down thanks to the internet it is easier and easier to target small niches that otherwise don’t get much attention. When that happens we end up with not only more choices but the amount of small niches may be as big or even bigger than the main old school categories.

If you have ever seen a normal distribution or “bell curve” there is the middle which encompasses about 80% of the data and then the two tails on both sides that have less and less. Well the long tail is all about discussing how in our free electronic markets the tails are growing larger and larger. Obviously not a normal bell curve.

Anyways the blog discusses the long tail and its effects in several areas of the market as well as other aspects of life.

The blogs writer is Chris Anderson editor in chief of Wired Magazine. If you are reading this you have no doubt heard of Wired. It is a magazine focused on technology. He started the blog as a companion to his book “The Long Tail” and it has taken on a life of its own.

If you want to learn how the marketplace of the future is being shaped and how to find where you are in it you should add this blog to your RSS reader and read it often. Chris is an engaging writer and does a good job explaining his views.

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Blog.Pmarca.com

Blog.Pmarca.com

You would never guess that this blog is written by Marc Andreessen. Yes, that Marc Andreessen the one who wrote Mosaic the first internet browser and then went on to form Netscape and since has been involved in several successful internet ventures. Aside from being an investor in several other technology companies (such as Twitter) he is currently very involved in Ning.com a social networking site where you get to build your own social network.

So enough about Marc. What does this blog have to offer? It turns out it offers a lot. Marc is not just an internet pioneer but a smart businessman. He is no tech geek without communication skills. Some of his posts are funny and others are full of good advice. Being a personal blog his writing mandate is whatever he wants it to be and he comes through. But as opposed to many other personal blogs Marc is very smart and is good at getting his points across. If you are interested in the cutting edge of the internet or just want a good laugh go to this site regularly.

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WRevenue.com

WRevenue.com

WRevenue is a new site that is here to try and help you double your sites revenues as stated in the header. As opposed to a lot of sites that are supposedly about making money online this one has a good story behind it. The founder Scott Wainner is actually a .com millionaire. He was one of the lucky ones that sold his company and made a few (ok a ton) bucks. He posted his story here.

His knowledge is eveidenced in his writing. His posts are well put together and make sense. On top of that though he relates what he did with some of his sites and how it worked out. Basically he is writing from experience and experience like pictures can be worth a thousand words. Anyways his posts are excellent reading for any internet entrepeneuer.

Why Take My Advice Anayways?
Ten quick and relatively easy ways to boost your sites earnings power
Make money with Adsense in forums

These are a few of his posts. Look for more ueful and well written posts in the future. If you are a .commer you should add this to your RSS reader and read every post.

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BloggerWave.com

Bloggerwave is a new and exciting opportunity for bloggers. Basically they pay you to write reviews and ads on your site. I will be doing sponsored reviews from time to time and while this is one I think the aspiring blogger should go, sign up, and do a review. For now this is easy money but at some point it will get harder and harder so catch the wave early.

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PaulKedrosky.com

Paul Kedrosky.com

Paul Kedrosky.com has been on my multiple times a day blog visiting list for a few years now. Paul comes from a Venture Capital background. Among other things he was an internet analyst in the early days of this great thing we call the internet. Basically he knows his %#$!.

But seriously the reason I go to his blog at least a few times a day is because he is just plain smart. In addition he has developed enough contacts that he also gets very timely business news. He writes a weekly column for TheStreet.com called Weekend Reading. I read it every week. He also regularly has funny articles poking fun at his fellow venture capitalists Top 10 Limited Partner Lies.

If you are into business, investing, technology, or investments you should be reading this blog. I do it every day.

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JakelDaily.com

JakelDaily.com

JakelDaily.com is not just your run of the mill make money online blogs. It is actually one of the better ones out there. This last update it was good enough to get a pagerank of 5. So while it is no Google.com it is pretty big. While size obviously doesn’t always equate to good in this case it does. Jake has several good useful posts each month. One of the more insightful that I read recently was on the Long Tail Concept. Insightful posts like this help sites stay big. If you have noticed a lot of blogs out there basically just spit out the same crap as most of the other ones. But luckily with the internet we can pick where we go and read. If you are a blogging as a business person trying to Make Money then you will probably find it to be a good and useful blog.

Just like John Chow JakelDaily.com has a link exchange to help you build your site. It is located here at this link Review My Blog.

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BetShopBoy.com

BetShopBoy.com

Another relative newcomer to the blog world (I don’t really like blogosphere) BetShopBoy mostly blogs about blogging and how to make money and get links in the land of blogs. Here he is highlighting another sites offer for 3 backlinks from 3 3-PageRank blogs. Things like this as well as online money making sites like this recent post Get Paid With Smorty.

If you are looking for a useful site to help your blog become more successful and make money online then BetShopBoy.com is definitely worthy of a visit. These days there are several good blogs that post about making money online. Put a few in your RSS Reader or favorites list and you can keep abreast of the different opportunities coming our way.

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LinkRambler.org

LinkRambler.org

It is no surprise that I am reviewing LinkRambler because the whole point of the blog is to keep us up to date on linkbaiting. While rather new it seems like Ray Johnson (the owner/writer of the blog) is doing a fine job at providing a lot of posts that can help other blogs and sites get backlinks like this one Reach Digg Front Page. In addition there are several posts that highlight different contests like Win Some Cash that other blogs are running.

So what makes this site special? Hopefully alot. You see if you want to build up your site and get more traffic and more backlinks this looks like a site you will want to visit everyday or at least add it to your RSS feader so that you can keep up to date. Most every blogger is looking for ways to get noticed by other bloggers, surfers, search engines, etc. Basically we all want more traffic coming our way. Well if you fall into any of those categories LinkRambler.org make this an addition to your daily site visits.

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P.S. As blog manners go if you like his site and find it worthwhile (and you will) link back to him. There are a lot of good useful blogs that people read but kinda keep a secret for some unknown reason. Share the love.