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Saturday, September 26, 2009

What is twittering and best twitter apps

What is twittering?
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send (twittering) and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Updates (tweets) are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Twitter is often described as the "SMS of Internet".


Twittering example


  • Twitter user BlogAndSEO tweet message "Just write article about twittering"


  • when twitter user BlogAndSEO click on button update message is published (tweeted) and all 20 followers of user BlogAndSEO will see his message (tweet)

    Tweet a new message to twitter


  • Now, all followers see a new message, more followers more people see this message


Retweet - what it is and how to retweet



The retweet ("RT") allows Twitter users to share the best links, and tweets they find from others.



  • 20 people see message of user BlogAndSEO because he have 20 followers, but in case one of the twitter followers retweet this message, let's say user the_gman all of the_gman followers will see BlogAndSEO's message, and hey, the_gman have 92521 followers!!!

  • the_gman send this message : "RT @BlogAndSEO: Just write article about twittering"

  • Twitter user BlogAndSEO benefit from retweet because the_gman have many followers

Short guide how to retweet

RT @OriginalPoster: RetweetedMessage


Retweet example
RT @BlogAndSEO: Just write article about twittering



How to know you have been retweeted


Go to web address http://www.retweetist.com/users/. Enter the user name and you will get last 30 day retweets for entered twitter user. This is how you can track your retweets.


Retweets web application

Manage twitter followers


Twitter followers are twitter users who follow your messages. One of the methods to increase number of twitter followers is to follow other twitter users. Because you follow twitter user there is a chance that he will follow you back, specially if you share common interest with him.


To find and follow twitter users by tag use : wefollow application.
Enter tag and you will get twitter users who have most followers and twittering about chosen tag.


Twubble - can help expand number of people you follow — it searches twitter friend graph and picks out people who you may like to follow


Mycleenr - sort twitter friends by time of their last tweets. It can be used to easily delete inactive users from friend (following) list


Just Tweet It - directories with twitter users, very useful. You can add yourself to one of this directories to get more followers. You can find Twitter Tools Directory also.


Twitter buttons - if you have your own web site or blog you can put a twitter button which link on your twitter account. This is one more way to get more twitter followers. On site Twitter buttons you can find some interesting twitter buttons.


Tweeting links


You want to put hyperlink in tweet. Don't worry, it is enough to write URL and twitter will automatically convert it to linkable short URL.


Example:
Text entered in twitter:

just write new article about making your own strip http://interestingwebs.blogspot.com/2009/09/make-your-own-comic-strip-online.html

Posted twitter message:

just write new article about making your own strip http://bit.ly/17K9F1

For those who want more control with links in tweets I suggest tinyURL web site.


This is useful in case:
  • you want to write fully 140 character tweet and don't have enough space, make tiny URL before posting tweet and save space for more text

  • you want decide to how you tiny URL text will look like (for example http://tinyurl.com/comicweb for original url http://interestingwebs.blogspot.com/2009/09/make-your-own-comic-strip-online.html)

Twitter hashtags


The twitter hashtag is used to designate topics or categories of information in tweet. A hashtag is a way for others to find information about your keywords even if they are not following you.


Format for hashtag: #WORD
Hashtag example: #blogspot

When you have tweet with hashtag, twitter users can click on hashtag (it is linkable) word and see last tweets which have this hashtag. For example if you click on this #blogspot hashtag you will find last real-time tweet results containing #blogspot hashtag.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oes Tsetnoc - Seo Contest

Oes Tsetnoc - what it is? Accidentally I came on one blog with this title and learned, Oes Tsetnoc is Seo Contest in reverse order.


The Targeted Key Phrase for this SEO Contest is:
  • Oes Tsetnoc

Winner is a person who will be first in Google Google's organic SERPs for the targeted keyword Oes Tsetnoc. The main prize is a $1,000.00 Cash. For 2nd Place prize is $300.00 and for 3rd place prize is $200.00. The contest starts on September 10, 2009 and ends on December 15, 2009. Maybe is not too late to catch the train!!!



More information about Oes Tsetnoc contest and how to sign in find on promojunkie web page



Oes Tsetnoc - 16/09/2009 - Beggining


First, I will try register to Oes Tsetnoc competition (if it is not too late). Later, I will inform you what is going on.




Oes Tsetnoc - 17/09/2009 - Few tips



I haven't get notification from Oes Tsetnoc that I am joined in contest. Still waiting...
Good news, Google is indexed my Oes Tsetnoc web page and my position today is 16th.


Oes Tsetnoc statistics can be seen here using the following search string: http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&q=oes+tsetnoc&btnG=Search


My approach is that Oes Tsetnoc keywords are first two words in title (keyword prominence). Those keywords you can find in URL of page too, http://interestingwebs.blogspot.com/2009/09/oes-tsetnoc-seo-contest.html. Keywords in URL can be very important in google ranking search result page. And "Oes Tsetnoc" keywords are repeated in article which is important for keyword density.



Oes Tsetnoc - 18/09/2009 - Link building I



Today I promote Oes Tsetnoc post through Digg, Delicious and StumbleUpon. My mission is to get more backlins. I tried to find web sites who are interested to link my post in exchange to bi mentioned in list bellow.


There is a list of Oes Tsetnoc competitors who agree to link this post:


If you want to be in this list, leave a oes tsetnoc backlink in your blog, leave a comment in this post to inform me and I will link you back.



My position today is 17th in google search result page for term "oes tsetnoc". No response from promojunkie about registration to oes tsetnoc contest



Oes Tsetnoc - 19/09/2009 - Registering



Finally I found myself in promojunkie result page. Now, I am officially competitor. My position drop down on 19th position.



Oes Tsetnoc - 19/09/2009 - Down, down, down



My rank in Oes Tsetnoc contest is rapidly falling down. Now my position is 71st place. Why?


I believe it is a result of my SEO (de)optimization day before. Probably Google algorithm recognize SEO change as unwanted.
What to do?
First, I will sit down and cry for few hours. Then, my intention is to wait a few day and track position in Google SERP. If page position will not go up, I will undone my yesterday action, and see what is going to happen.



Oes Tsetnoc - 25/09/2009 - Bottom



In this moment this page is very low, below 400th position for Oes Tsetnoc term. Hardly position can be worst. Today, I undone my optimization done week ago.


Firstly, my optimization was to surround every oes tsetnoc words with <span> and </span> tags. It appears to be bad SEO optimization. We will see if better ranking will come.



Backlink : Webmaster Forum

Monday, September 7, 2009

Make your own comic strip online

Do you know that you can easily make your own comic on web. And you don't need to be artist. There is a strip generator on web. You can use made characters and just dragging those characters in your strip or make your own characters. You can add bubbles with text inside it (speech balloons), different objects and shapes.

stripgenerator.com is very funny and easy to use. I believe that stripgenerator is one of the best comic generators on web. My rate is excellent. Try and see!

Let's see a comic I maked in 15 minutes:



Make a strip

What can be done with strip generator


  • use existing drawings of humans, beings, objects, shapes and bubbles


  • easy drag end drop of existing objects to strip


  • add speech balloons and enter your text


  • change size and rotating existing objects


  • add and remove frames


  • generate a custom character


  • embedding comics in other web pages


  • searh strip gallery...



Guide to make your own strip (comic book) online


  • go on stripgenerator.com


  • click on "Create strip"


  • drag & drop objects in frames and make your own comic


  • you can use character generator to create your custom made characters

    Character generator on strip generator


  • you can embed strip with copy & paste code in embed text box

On stripgenerator page you can publish your strip blog, leave messages on their forum, search last strip blogs...


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

No tooltip bug in Firefox 3.5

After upgrading firefox to 3.5.2 version I noticed that there is no tooltips. Tooltips are missing and instead of missing tooltip there was small white rectangle cursor box. I found solution for this problem with a help of google.


It is no tooltip bug (or blank tooltip bug) in Firefox 3.5. Solution is to uninstall and reinstall the latest version of Google toolbar for Firefox. To be sure that problem is in Google Toolbar try to start Firefox in safe mode. If Firefox in safe mode properly display tootips then source of problem is in one of the add-ons (probably Google Toolbar for Firefox)


To uninstall Google toolbar for Firefox click Tools-->Add-ons, choose on Google toolbar and click Uninstall


Uninstall google toolbar

This article refer to no tooltip bug or blank tooltip bug in Firefox 3.5.