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Networking Tips

Do not underestimate the power of social networking. When you least suspect it, social networking can more than serve your purposes and help you to attain your goals. With the use of the internet, social networking has never been easier and more efficient.

Here are 12 tips to remember when networking;

  1. Focus on one networking site at a time. Take a week to sign up, investigate how it works and build your persona.

  2. Don't over-kill by joining every single social network that is out there. Think quality of your participation and not quantity of your participations.

  3. Build your persona. This will become your branding so put some time into it. If your purpose of networking is to bring more traffic to your site, don't forget to mention your site subtly. Add a link under 'my sites' and mention that you are a blogger in your job description.

  4. Join groups that have to do with what your purpose it. If you are attempting to promote your hacking blog, join a hacking group.

  5. I would recommend a micro blogging tool- such as Twitter, and a larger network such as Facebook. Focus on belonging to two and promote the other in your posts.

  6. Look for friends. Usually on Facebook, someone will accept you as a friend if there is a common friend between you. When you are accepted or confirmed as a friend, check out the other persons friends for new friends. Don't request them all though.

  7. When you request a friend, add a note such as, "I saw that you are a member in this group and we both have John Doe as a common friend."

  8. Don't get carried away with sending things like bumper stickers etc. This can become annoying. Let the other person guide the level of friendship.

  9. Take advantage of the mailbox address importer to see who you may know. You never know who they may know.

  10. Never underestimate the power of a friend, no matter who they are.

  11. Be friendly, conscious and courteous when you post something such as your status. You never know who will see this.

  12. Update often. You'll be more apt to be noticed in a sea of millions.

Social networking is vital if you want to be a success in the online community.
Make what works for you work for you.x

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Getting into the Contest Thing

Hosting a giveaway or a contest can be an excellent source for new traffic and potential subscriptions.

How to get started;

Finding the right item to give away is important. It is what can bring people to your site. Think about the end before you choose. That is, how will you get the winning item to the winning contestant. That is why easy to send items are nice- look for giftcards or sponsors who will ship the item for you.

How long will your contest run?

Usually one to two weeks is the norm. Any more is too much time and any less is not enough time. People looking for blog contests tend to be short in the attention span because there are so many contests to choose from.

Market your contest.

Hook up with a contest site that will list and feature your contest. Here is one that will include it in their newsletter to all of their subscribers. In exchange, they ask that you display their banner.

Your listing-
Describe the item accurately and honestly.Be sure to include rules for entering such as age and location. And the end date for the contest is important as well. You will need a method of contacting the winner.

Your winner-
There are random generators that many sites use. Other sites choose name out of a hat. As long as it is fair. You should check the winner to make sure they did all that they needed to do to sign up for the contest. You'll find that many of your people have not.

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Creating a Podcast with Blogger

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Web Page Analysis

The folks at Free Web Submission have a really great tool that you can use to analyze how your site is doing.

Web Page Analysis Explained

The Free Web Submission Web Page Analyzer tool acts as a search engine robot and displays how a search engine would interpret your web page. The Web Page Analyzer checks your meta tags in addition to your web page content, and will offer advice to improve each. It will also display the keyword density of your web page.

Use the information provided by the Web Page Analyzer to:

1. Improve your meta tags.
2. Improve your web page content.
3. Check URLs displayed on the web page.
4. Check web page file size.
5. Check your web page load time.
6. Find out your keyword density.

When you go to their site and add your URL, you are directed to a page that tells you how your site looks in the eye of search engines. It is a free service that can help you make the needed adjustments that your site may need.

Find out more-

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How to use Blogger Mobile


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Uploading a Video with Blogger - Scan Receipts and Business Cards

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Purchasing and setting up a Custom Domain through Blogger

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Adjusting your Blogger privacy settings

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How to create a blog with Blogger

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Product Ideas for Blogger

Google Blogger wants to hear from us!

One of the primary factors that drive innovation and improvements on Blogger is the voice of our users. We always take your feedback to heart, and we use it do help make Blogger the best service it can possibly be.

In that spirit, we've put together a few different topics for Product Ideas so you can easily pass along your thoughts to the rest of the Blogger Team. Please take a moment to let us know what you are thinking by submitting your ideas to any or all of the topics listed on the left!

Don't wait too long, we will be closing this series to new questions and votes on May 14, 2009.
2,017 people have submitted 1,484 ideas and cast 50,112 votes
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New Google Apps Guides

Google has new Getting Started Guides for spreadsheets, documents, and presentations.

These three guides cover the basics about Google Docs and have tidbits of information on features you may not know too much about. If you already use Google Docs spreadsheets, but aren't so familiar with presentations, you can read this guide to learn, for example, how to embed an online presentation in your blog.

Don't forget to send these links along to your family, friends, and coworkers who may want to get started with Google Docs.

After you're finished reviewing the guides, check our Help Center for more information. And if you have questions or want to share your suggestions and comments, visit our Help Forum.

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