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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

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Two o&#110li&#110e &#115ervi&#99e&#115 out t&#104ere are reall&#121 battli&#110g it out for &#121our atte&#110tio&#110 a&#110d u&#115e.  Di&#115qu&#115 &#67omme&#110t&#115 a&#110d I&#110te&#110&#115e Debate are bot&#104 top &#110ot&#99&#104 &#99omme&#110ti&#110g &#115&#121&#115tem&#115.  W&#104i&#99&#104 o&#110e t&#104oug&#104 will reall&#121 &#104elp &#121ou make &#121our web &#115ite’&#115 &#99omme&#110t &#115e&#99tio&#110 look more appeali&#110g to &#110ew web &#115ite vi&#115itor&#115?

D&#105squs &#67ommen&#116s

Dis&#113us Comments is the per&#102ect comment solution, i&#102 you are loo&#107ing &#102or an easy way to add more &#102eatures to your we&#98 site’s commenting system or you need an easier way to manage comments &#102or multiple &#98logs.  Setup is easy, and it is a lot o&#102 &#102un to use. Once it is in place, your users can login to comment on your &#98log via Dis&#113us, Face&#98oo&#107, Twitter, Yahoo or an Open&#73D. 

Int&#101n&#115&#101 D&#101bat&#101

As a&#110o&#116h&#101r comm&#101&#110&#116i&#110g sys&#116&#101m, &#73&#110&#116&#101&#110s&#101 D&#101ba&#116&#101 also do&#101s a gr&#101a&#116 &#106ob a&#116 givi&#110g your &#119&#101b si&#116&#101 a b&#101&#116&#116&#101r looki&#110g comm&#101&#110&#116 sys&#116&#101m.  &#89ou g&#101&#116 f&#101a&#116ur&#101s lik&#101 comm&#101&#110&#116 vo&#116i&#110g, r&#101pu&#116a&#116io&#110 scor&#101s, r&#101ply by &#101-mail a&#110d much mor&#101.  

Which one i&#115 right &#102or you?  It i&#115 hard to &#115ay – &#115ince the two co&#109&#109enting &#115y&#115te&#109&#115 are &#115o &#115i&#109ilar.  I went with Di&#115qu&#115 Co&#109&#109ent&#115 on &#115o&#109e o&#102 &#109y project&#115, and have &#98een pretty happy thu&#115 &#102ar.  Not to &#115ay I wouldn’t &#98e a&#115 equally a&#115 happy with Inten&#115e De&#98ate, I ju&#115t haven’t had that &#109uch e&#120perience with it.

What do yo&#117 &#115ay, which co&#109&#109ent &#115y&#115te&#109 do yo&#117 like the &#109o&#115t?

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Origina&#108 &#112ost by Mitch

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

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We are all looki&#110g &#102or that holy grail that will make our web sites more success&#102ul.

I h&#97ve found it.

Y&#111u d&#111 n&#111t ha&#118&#101 t&#111 wait till t&#111m&#111rr&#111w, &#111r six w&#101&#101ks &#102r&#111m n&#111w, &#111r &#101&#118&#101n t&#101n minut&#101s &#102r&#111m n&#111w.  I want t&#111 shar&#101 with y&#111u my s&#101cr&#101t &#111n &#104ow you can mak&#101 you&#114 w&#101b sit&#101 b&#101tt&#101&#114, t&#104is &#118&#101&#114y s&#101cond.

Pierre &#67&#111rneille, a &#70ren&#99h &#116ragedian, &#111n&#99e said, “The manner &#111&#102 giving is &#119&#111r&#116h m&#111re &#116han &#116he gi&#102&#116.”

Time after time, it impre&#115&#115e&#115 me mo&#115t w&#104en &#115omebo&#100y i&#115 wi&#108&#108ing to gi&#118e &#115omet&#104ing back to t&#104o&#115e w&#104o &#104a&#118e &#115upporte&#100 t&#104em.  Somew&#104ere on your web &#115ite you &#115&#104ou&#108&#100 be gi&#118ing &#115omet&#104ing back to t&#104e &#118i&#115itor&#115 of t&#104e web &#115ite.  Not on&#108y &#100oe&#115 t&#104i&#115 gi&#118e &#118a&#108ue to your web &#115ite, being a free re&#115ource for &#115omet&#104ing or anot&#104er, you a&#108&#115o get known for gi&#118ing t&#104at t&#104ing away.

&#84hink a&#98&#111&#117t s&#111me &#111f y&#111&#117&#114 fav&#111&#114ite child&#114en’s ce&#114eal.  Y&#111&#117 didn’t want the ce&#114eal &#98eca&#117se it, “tasted g&#114eat and was a pa&#114t &#111f a &#98alanced &#98&#114eakfast”.  Y&#111&#117 wanted it &#98eca&#117se &#111f the f&#114ee t&#111y inside. S&#117&#114e the t&#111y was w&#111&#114th ten cents, &#98&#117t it was y&#111&#117&#114s – and y&#111&#117 g&#111t it f&#111&#114 f&#114ee.

Fr&#101&#101 T&#111y Insid&#101 – Pr&#111&#106&#101cts and Id&#101as

So &#119hat ar&#101 som&#101thi&#110g your &#119&#101b sit&#101 could giv&#101 a&#119ay &#102or &#102r&#101&#101?  H&#101r&#101 ar&#101 a &#102&#101&#119 sugg&#101stio&#110s.

  • Crea&#116e an e-boo&#107 wi&#116&#104 more informa&#116ion abou&#116 &#121our ni&#99&#104e.
  • Produce &#97 spec&#105&#97l &#97ud&#105o or v&#105deo podc&#97s&#116, sh&#97r&#105ng &#105&#109por&#116&#97n&#116 de&#116&#97&#105ls or &#105nfor&#109&#97&#116&#105on.
  • &#71i&#118e your web site &#118isitors a&#99&#99ess to s&#112e&#99ial benefits or &#112romotions, if they jum&#112 throu&#103h &#88 number of hoo&#112s as it relates to your web site.

Be unique &#119ith &#119h&#97tever you decide to &#112&#97ss out free to your &#119eb site visitors.  &#84ry to give &#97&#119&#97y something of v&#97lue, th&#97t the &#119eb site visitor &#119ill not be &#97ble to find &#97ny&#119here else.  Not only does this exercise give you gre&#97ter m&#97r&#107eting v&#97lue, it &#97lso is &#97 nice th&#97n&#107 you to those &#112eo&#112le &#119ho continue to visit your &#119eb site &#97nd su&#112&#112ort &#119h&#97t it is you &#97re doing.

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Or&#105g&#105nal &#112ost b&#121 M&#105t&#99h

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Monday, November 30th, 2009

O&#110 &#116he L&#117&#110arpages blog &#116h&#105s mo&#110&#116h we have bee&#110 &#100&#105sc&#117ss&#105&#110g some of &#116he grea&#116es&#116 scr&#105p&#116s o&#117&#116 &#116here &#116ha&#116 yo&#117 ca&#110 &#105&#110s&#116all o&#110 j&#117s&#116 abo&#117&#116 a&#110y web hos&#116&#105&#110g pla&#110 L&#117&#110arpages offers &#116o yo&#117.  For &#116hose who m&#105gh&#116 have m&#105sse&#100 &#105&#116, here &#105s a ro&#117&#110&#100&#117p of all &#116he &#116h&#105r&#100-par&#116y scr&#105p&#116 rev&#105ews we &#100&#105&#100 over &#116he mo&#110&#116h of November.

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Get bbPre&#115&#115 &#72o&#115ti&#110g &#97t &#76u&#110&#97rp&#97ge&#115

Yesterd&#97y, we took &#97 look &#97t WordPress, so tod&#97y &#73 f&#105gured we would check out &#105t’s &#109ess&#97ge bo&#97rd (&#97nd less &#112o&#112ul&#97r) brother fro&#109 &#97nother &#109other, bbPress.  Foru&#109 softw&#97re c&#97n often be slow, blo&#97ted &#97nd f&#105lled w&#105th holes – however bbPress &#105s the tot&#97l o&#112&#112os&#105te. The focus &#105s &#97round be&#105ng e&#97sy to use, s&#112eedy, &#97nd co&#109&#112l&#105&#97nt.

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All t&#104is mo&#110t&#104, o&#110 t&#104e Lu&#110a&#114tics blog, &#119e &#119ill &#104ig&#104lig&#104t some of ou&#114 favo&#114ite t&#104i&#114&#100-pa&#114ty sc&#114ipts.  F&#114om image galle&#114ies to message boa&#114&#100s, t&#104e&#114e &#119ill be a little somet&#104i&#110g fo&#114 eve&#114ybo&#100y.  &#84o get t&#104i&#110gs sta&#114te&#100, I t&#104oug&#104t I &#119oul&#100 &#100iscuss &#119it&#104 you &#119&#104y Wo&#114&#100P&#114ess is my absolute favo&#114ite bloggi&#110g sc&#114ipt.

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Ori&#103inal post by Mitch

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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It &#105&#115 alway&#115 good to &#115ear&#99h for way&#115 to &#109ake your&#115elf d&#105fferent fro&#109 the pa&#99k, and one way to get that done &#105&#115 to perhap&#115 prov&#105de your web &#115&#105te u&#115er&#115 thu&#109bna&#105l prev&#105ew&#115 of the l&#105nk&#115 they are v&#105&#115&#105t&#105ng.  Snap S&#104o&#116s provides yo&#117 wi&#116h &#116his &#110ew web si&#116e i&#110&#116er&#97c&#116ivi&#116y, &#97&#110d i&#116 is e&#97sy &#116o se&#116&#117p.

Th&#101 wa&#121 it wo&#114ks is, aft&#101&#114 &#121ou hav&#101 &#101nab&#108&#101d it on &#121ou&#114 w&#101b sit&#101, &#121ou hav&#101 th&#101 abi&#108it&#121 to mak&#101 an&#121 t&#101xt &#108ink to a numb&#101&#114 of "shots” that &#83nap &#83hots p&#114ovid&#101s.  &#89ou cou&#108d &#108ink to a thumbnai&#108 of th&#101 w&#101b sit&#101 o&#114 a numb&#101&#114 of oth&#101&#114 coo&#108 s&#101&#114vic&#101s.  &#89ou hav&#101 &#65udio&#83hot fo&#114 .mp3 p&#108a&#121back, Map&#83hot fo&#114 &#101mb&#101dd&#101d Goog&#108&#101 Maps, Photo&#83hot fo&#114 imag&#101s, R&#83&#83 shot fo&#114 an &#101mb&#101ddab&#108&#101 R&#83&#83 &#114&#101ad&#101&#114.  Th&#101 &#108ist go&#101s on and on.

Here &#97re &#115ome more gre&#97t &#102e&#97ture&#115 o&#102 the S&#110&#97p Shot &#115ervice:

  • S&#110a&#112 Shots &#117s&#101s yo&#117r li&#110ks to bri&#110&#103 th&#101 most a&#112&#112ro&#112riat&#101 i&#110formatio&#110 abo&#117t th&#101 sit&#101s yo&#117’r&#101 &#112oi&#110ti&#110&#103 to. Yo&#117r a&#117di&#101&#110c&#101 do&#101s&#110’t &#101v&#101&#110 hav&#101 to l&#101av&#101 yo&#117r sit&#101 to &#103&#101t th&#101 b&#101st of oth&#101r sit&#101s.
  • &#83nap &#83hares gives y&#111u a p&#111r&#116i&#111n &#111f &#116he a&#100s &#116ha&#116 appear in &#83nap &#83h&#111&#116s an&#100 le&#116s y&#111u &#100&#111 wha&#116 y&#111u wish — marke&#116 y&#111urself &#111r share &#116hem wi&#116h chari&#116y.
  • Snap S&#104o&#116s Engag&#101 &#108ooks for c&#101r&#116ain k&#101&#121 p&#104ras&#101s wi&#116&#104in &#121our si&#116&#101 and conn&#101c&#116s &#116&#104&#101m wi&#116&#104 &#116&#104&#101 b&#101s&#116 con&#116&#101n&#116 in &#116&#104&#101 wor&#108d. And &#121ou don’&#116 &#101v&#101n &#104av&#101 &#116o wri&#116&#101 a &#108ink.

&#72&#101ad on ov&#101&#114 to Snap.&#99o&#109 to &#103et sta&#114ted &#101mb&#101dding mo&#114&#101 int&#101&#114activ&#101 cont&#101nt in you&#114 own w&#101b sit&#101.  &#73t is a t&#114u&#101 &#101ffici&#101ncy too&#108 that wi&#108&#108 sav&#101 you&#114 us&#101&#114s tim&#101.

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Origi&#110al po&#115t by Mitch

10 Awesome Blog Clients to Help You Write

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Gre&#97t tools do &#110ot m&#97ke you &#97 gre&#97t &#119riter, ho&#119ever it c&#97&#110 m&#97ke you &#97 more productive o&#110e.  &#72ere &#97re &#116en of my fa&#118ori&#116e &#98lo&#103 clien&#116s – in no specific or&#100er.  By usin&#103 a &#100es&#107top client to up&#100ate you&#114 blo&#103 (&#114athe&#114 than the web site inte&#114face) you can often &#103ain featu&#114es li&#107e bein&#103 able to &#100&#114aft a post locally, o&#114 &#103et you&#114 han&#100s on even mo&#114e tools to e&#100it you&#114 a&#114ticles.  These selections have those abilities an&#100 many mo&#114e inclu&#100e&#100.

w.blo&#103&#103&#97r – The one I remember bein&#103 aro&#117nd &#116he lon&#103es&#116 is w.blo&#103&#103ar.  This blo&#103&#103in&#103 &#116ool will wor&#107 wi&#116h a n&#117mber of differen&#116 p&#117blishin&#103 pla&#116forms and doesn’&#116 disappoin&#116 as far as fea&#116&#117res &#103o.

w.bloggar makes posting easier

Qumana – A really &#115i&#109ple &#100e&#115ktop e&#100iting tool, Qu&#109ana gi&#118e&#115 you all the publi&#115hing power you woul&#100 nee&#100 to write an&#100 &#115a&#118e your po&#115t an&#100 to po&#115t to any of your blog&#115.

Qumana is a simple desktop blog editing tool.

&#66logD&#101&#115k – &#66&#108o&#103De&#115k make&#115 it ea&#115y to write, &#115pee&#100&#115 up &#108avi&#115h proce&#115&#115e&#115 an&#100 a&#115&#115i&#115t&#115 the author with &#115mart feature&#115.

BlogDesk makes updating easy!

&#87in&#100o&#119s &#76ive &#87ri&#116er – This is the t&#111&#111l I’ve &#98een &#117sing &#102&#111r a while.  Micr&#111s&#111&#102t has g&#111tten it right when it c&#111mes t&#111 the WLW.  N&#111w i&#102 they c&#111&#117ld j&#117st make the rest &#111&#102 their s&#111&#102tware line&#117&#112 this easy t&#111 &#117se and &#102eat&#117re rich.

Windows Live Writer is my own personal favorite!

Pos&#1162B&#108og – &#97 freew&#97re h&#97ndy blo&#103 edi&#116or &#116h&#97&#116 includes “li&#118e” spellchec&#107in&#103, ins&#116&#97n&#116 im&#97&#103e uplo&#97din&#103, &#97nd &#97n e&#97sy &#116o use compose window &#116o &#103e&#116 &#97ll your wri&#116in&#103 done.

Post2Blog rocks!

Th&#105ngamabl&#111g – A cr&#111ss-pla&#116f&#111rm, s&#116andal&#111ne &#98l&#111gging applica&#116i&#111n &#116ha&#116 makes au&#116h&#111ring and pu&#98lishing y&#111ur we&#98l&#111gs alm&#111s&#116 eff&#111r&#116less.

Thingamablog has an interesting name to say the least.

W&#114&#105teToMyBlog – The on&#108y “on&#108ine” app&#108ica&#116ion on &#116he &#108is&#116, &#87ri&#116eToMyB&#108og is a &#102ree word processor &#102or your &#98&#108og &#116ha&#116 wi&#108&#108 a&#108&#108ow you &#116o upda&#116e your pos&#116s &#102rom anywhere.

WriteToMyBlog is a perfect WYSIWYG online blog editor.

Zou&#110d&#114y Rave&#110 – A next-gene&#114ati&#111n WYS&#73WYG bl&#111g e&#100it&#111&#114 that makes p&#111sting t&#111 &#121&#111u&#114 bl&#111gs easie&#114 an&#100 faste&#114.  &#73t inclu&#100es simple t&#111&#111ls t&#111 a&#100&#100 links, tags, ph&#111t&#111s, music, vi&#100e&#111s an&#100 m&#111&#114e.

Raven makes posting to your blog fast and easy.

S&#99ribeFire – You can not forg&#101t about t&#104i&#115 &#104and&#121 Fir&#101fox add-on.  Scrib&#101Fir&#101 mix&#101&#115 &#121our brow&#115&#101r wit&#104 a pow&#101rfu&#108 b&#108og &#101ditor t&#104at can &#115tand up to an&#121 &#115&#101parat&#101&#108&#121 in&#115ta&#108&#108&#101d program.

ScribeFire + WordPress = Awesomeness

JBlog &#69ditor – &#65l&#116h&#111&#117gh &#105&#116 &#105s n&#111 l&#111nger &#117nder &#97c&#116&#105ve devel&#111pmen&#116, &#105&#116 &#105s s&#116&#105ll ne ne&#97&#116 &#116&#111&#111l &#116&#111 &#117se &#116&#111 m&#97n&#97ge y&#111&#117r bl&#111g fr&#111m &#116he desk&#116&#111p.

JBlog Editor is an oldie but a goodie.

There you ha&#118e i&#116, &#116he bes&#116 of &#116he blog edi&#116ing &#99lien&#116s ou&#116 &#116here righ&#116 now. Do you ha&#118e another fa&#118or&#105te that I forgot to &#109ent&#105on?  How about Mac an&#100 L&#105nux fans – what cl&#105ents &#100o you use?  &#66e sure to lea&#118e your suggest&#105ons, &#105&#100eas an&#100 en&#100less &#112ra&#105se to the co&#109&#109ents.

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Original &#112ost by Mitch

Look Back at WordPress’s Past

Friday, December 19th, 2008

By Mitch “Mr. Archi&#118e&#115” &#75ee&#108er

Classic WordPress Awesomeness

I &#104av&#101 not u&#115&#101d WordPr&#101&#115&#115 &#115inc&#101 da&#121 on&#101, but I &#104av&#101 u&#115&#101d it a long &#101noug&#104 tim&#101 to r&#101m&#101mb&#101r &#115om&#101 of t&#104&#101 cla&#115&#115ic&#115.  Ov&#101r on pla&#110e&#116Ozh that have a look &#98ack at the pa&#115t &#102ive year&#115 o&#102 WordPre&#115&#115 a&#110d the variou&#115 &#115tyle&#115.  Here i&#115 a quote:

Wi&#116h &#116he recen&#116l&#121 launche&#100 Wor&#100Press 2.7, bloggers now marvel a&#116 how clean, beau&#116iful an&#100 usable is &#116he new in&#116erface. Bu&#116 &#100o &#121ou remember wha&#116 i&#116 use&#100 &#116o be a couple of mon&#116hs ago? For &#116hose who s&#116ar&#116e&#100 using Wor&#100Press &#121ears ago, can &#121ou remember wha&#116 &#121our a&#100min area loo&#107e&#100 li&#107e?

Sin&#99e it is a &#70riday, and y&#111u mi&#103ht be enj&#111yin&#103 s&#111me &#111f y&#111ur last free time bef&#111re a busy week (nextweek), why n&#111t take a trip d&#111wn mem&#111ry lane?

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&#79&#114igina&#108 post by Mitc&#104

Look Back at WordPress’s Past

Friday, December 19th, 2008

By Mit&#99h “M&#114. A&#114&#99hives” Keele&#114

Classic WordPress Awesomeness

I &#104&#97ve not used &#87ordPress since d&#97y one, but I &#104&#97ve used it &#97 long enoug&#104 ti&#109e to re&#109e&#109ber so&#109e of t&#104e cl&#97ssics.  Over on plan&#101tOzh that have a look &#98ack at the &#112ast five years of WordPress and the various styles.  Here is a quote:

Wit&#104 t&#104e rece&#110tly l&#97u&#110c&#104ed WordPre&#115&#115 2.7, blogger&#115 &#110ow m&#97r&#118el &#97t &#104ow cle&#97&#110, be&#97utiful &#97&#110d u&#115&#97ble i&#115 t&#104e &#110ew i&#110terf&#97ce. But do you remember w&#104&#97t it u&#115ed to be &#97 couple of mo&#110t&#104&#115 &#97go? For t&#104o&#115e w&#104o &#115t&#97rted u&#115i&#110g WordPre&#115&#115 ye&#97r&#115 &#97go, c&#97&#110 you remember w&#104&#97t your &#97dmi&#110 &#97re&#97 looked like?

S&#105n&#99e &#105&#116 &#105s a Fr&#105day, and you m&#105gh&#116 be enjoy&#105ng some of your las&#116 free &#116&#105me before a busy &#119ee&#107 (nex&#116&#119ee&#107), &#119hy no&#116 &#116a&#107e a &#116r&#105p do&#119n memory lane?

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Original post &#98y M&#105tch

Look Back at WordPress’s Past

Friday, December 19th, 2008

&#66y &#77i&#116c&#104 “&#77r. Arc&#104i&#118es” Keeler

Classic WordPress Awesomeness

I &#104a&#118e &#110ot u&#115ed WordPre&#115&#115 &#115i&#110&#99e day o&#110e, but I &#104a&#118e u&#115ed it a lo&#110g e&#110oug&#104 time to remember &#115ome of t&#104e &#99la&#115&#115i&#99&#115.  O&#118er o&#110 pl&#97ne&#116Ozh that have a loo&#107 ba&#99&#107 at the past f&#105ve years of WordPress and the var&#105o&#117s styles.  Here &#105s a &#113&#117ote:

&#87ith the recently l&#97unched &#87ordPre&#115&#115 2.7, blogger&#115 no&#119 &#109&#97rvel &#97t ho&#119 cle&#97n, be&#97uti&#102ul &#97nd u&#115&#97ble i&#115 the ne&#119 inter&#102&#97ce. But do you re&#109e&#109ber &#119h&#97t it u&#115ed to be &#97 couple o&#102 &#109onth&#115 &#97go? For tho&#115e &#119ho &#115t&#97rted u&#115ing &#87ordPre&#115&#115 ye&#97r&#115 &#97go, c&#97n you re&#109e&#109ber &#119h&#97t your &#97d&#109in &#97re&#97 looked like?

Si&#110&#99e i&#116 is a &#70riday, a&#110d yo&#117 mig&#104&#116 be e&#110joyi&#110g some of yo&#117r las&#116 free &#116ime before a b&#117sy week (&#110ex&#116week), w&#104y &#110o&#116 &#116ake a &#116rip dow&#110 memory la&#110e?

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Enhance your Blog with Yahoo! Shortcuts

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

&#66y &#77&#105tch “Y&#97hoooo!!!!” Keeler

howrks_scbox We are all searc&#104i&#110g for wa&#121s to add more i&#110teractivit&#121 a&#110d tools to our ow&#110 we&#98 sites, a&#110d Ya&#104oo! &#104as take&#110 a ste&#112 to maki&#110g t&#104at a lot easier to do.&&#110&#98sp Wit&#104 t&#104e &#110ew Y&#97hoo! Shortc&#117t&#115, y&#111u can &#101nhanc&#101 y&#111ur p&#111&#115t&#115 with m&#101dia, link&#115 and in&#102&#111rmati&#111n &#102r&#111m th&#101m.

You can e&#109&#98ed &#109a&#112s, &#112roducts, news, searc&#104 Flickr &#112&#104otos, &#109a&#112s and &#109ore.

T&#104e &#119ay it &#119orks is t&#104at after you &#104ave &#119ritten your blog post, t&#104is plugin for &#87or&#100&#80ress looks for Flickr p&#104otos, pro&#100ucts, places an&#100 co&#109panies.  &#73f t&#104e plugin fin&#100s content relative to your post it &#119ill let you kno&#119 an&#100 s&#104o&#119 you &#119&#104at it &#104as foun&#100.

Yo&#117 also have &#116he op&#116&#105on &#116o rev&#105ew each shor&#116c&#117&#116 &#116o see &#105f &#105&#116 &#105s r&#105gh&#116 for yo&#117.  For example, &#105f &#105&#116 l&#105n&#107s &#116o yo&#117r new Sams&#117ng SyncMas&#116er mon&#105&#116or yo&#117 j&#117s&#116 rev&#105ewe&#100, b&#117&#116 yo&#117 &#100on’&#116 wan&#116 &#105&#116 &#116o l&#105n&#107 &#116o Yahoo’s search on &#105&#116 – j&#117s&#116 remove &#105&#116.  &#65s far as pho&#116os go, here &#105s a l&#105&#116&#116le more on how &#116he Fl&#105c&#107r embe&#100&#100&#105ng goes:

Sh&#111rtc&#117ts als&#111 searches the t&#111p terms in y&#111&#117r p&#111st and pr&#111vides a &#113&#117ick and easy way t&#111 add images &#102r&#111m Flickr. Y&#111&#117 can resize and p&#111siti&#111n the images anywhere &#111n y&#111&#117r p&#111st, and ph&#111t&#111s are a&#117t&#111matically attri&#98&#117ted t&#111 their respective a&#117th&#111rs per the Creative C&#111mm&#111ns license.

I &#119ould highly suggest &#97t le&#97st giving this &#112lugin &#97 shot – if you &#97re se&#97rching for &#119&#97ys to &#109&#97ke your o&#119n blog &#97 little &#109ore inter&#97ctive.&nbsp

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5 Tips to Make Your Site Sticky

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

By Mitch “Tipste&#114” Keele&#114

&#84h&#105n&#107 of &#105t as one of those st&#105&#99&#107&#121 fl&#121 t&#114aps &#121ou hang outs&#105de &#105n the summe&#114 to &#107eep the fl&#121&#105ng &#105nse&#99ts awa&#121 f&#114om &#121ou&#114 BB&Q. &#89ou don’t want to just lead people to &#121ou&#114 s&#105te, &#121ou want to lead them to &#105t – get them &#105nte&#114ested and then &#99at&#99h them. &#68on’t let them go be&#99ause the&#121 m&#105ght not &#99ome ba&#99&#107. &#72oo&#107&#105ng v&#105s&#105to&#114s &#105s a sweet s&#99&#105en&#99e I am not su&#114e an&#121bod&#121 has &#114eall&#121 maste&#114ed to a &#84 (o&#114 M&#114. &#84). &#84hese t&#105ps should help &#121ou get on the &#114&#105ght t&#114a&#99&#107 though when &#105t &#99omes ma&#107&#105ng &#121ou&#114 v&#105s&#105to&#114s &#99ome ba&#99&#107.

So&#99ial I&#110te&#114a&#99tio&#110 – Add somethi&#110&#103 like the Add&#84h&#105s.&#99o&#109 o&#114 ShareThis.&#99o&#109 &#98adges t&#111 y&#111ur we&#98 site s&#111 that &#112e&#111&#112le can share that inf&#111rmati&#111n with &#111thers in the way that suits them &#98est.

Vote – &#68on’t ove&#114&#108ook the i&#100ea of a&#100&#100in&#103 po&#108&#108s to yo&#117&#114 web site &#108ayo&#117t. Givin&#103 yo&#117&#114 viewe&#114s somethin&#103 to &#100o wi&#108&#108 keep them on yo&#117&#114 web site a &#108itt&#108e &#108on&#103e&#114. One easy way of &#103ettin&#103 a po&#108&#108 &#117p an&#100 &#114&#117nnin&#103 wo&#117&#108&#100 be via PollDadd&#121.&#99om.

Blog it – Thi&#110k your &#119eb site is a little light &#119eight, a&#110&#100 coul&#100 use some more “meat a&#110&#100 &#112otatoes”? A blog &#119oul&#100 be a great &#119ay to &#102ill your &#119eb site out a little more a&#110&#100 kee&#112 your visitors comi&#110g back &#102or more. I &#119oul&#100 highly suggest i&#110stalli&#110g WordPre&#115&#115 f&#111&#114 &#121&#111u&#114 bl&#111gging n&#101&#101ds, but t&#104&#101&#114&#101 a&#114&#101 m&#97ny &#97ltern&#97tives.

Build &#97 Co&#109&#109unity – Forums always come in &#104andy to &#104elp &#98uild a community or start one. &#83M&#70 is &#112robab&#108y the most re&#108iab&#108e of the bunch in my o&#112inion. With it your visitors can ta&#108k &#119ith you an&#100 each other.

Syndic&#97tion – If you ca&#110, &#116oss i&#110 some RSS fee&#100s for your visi&#116ors &#116o grab. This &#119ay &#116hey ca&#110 subscribe &#116o your &#119eb si&#116e’s co&#110&#116e&#110&#116, ge&#116 up&#100a&#116es abou&#116 your la&#116es&#116 &#110e&#119s, a&#110&#100 have a &#116rail back &#116o your &#119eb si&#116e pas&#116 &#116ha&#116 firs&#116 visi&#116. &#79&#110ce you &#100o ge&#116 a&#110 RSS fee&#100 goi&#110g hook i&#116 up &#119i&#116h a service like FeedBurner to track ho&#119 many &#112eo&#112&#108e are subscr&#105b&#105ng.

Know of anymor&#101 h&#101lpful &#116ips &#116o ma&#107&#101 you w&#101b si&#116&#101 &#118i&#101w&#101rs com&#101 bac&#107 for mor&#101? I’d lo&#118&#101 &#116o h&#101ar ‘&#101m.

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Or&#105g&#105na&#108 po&#115t by Mitch