Posts Tagged ‘Wordpress’

WordPress Real Time Search

April 20, 2009

With all the buzz about Twitter’s ability to provide real time search results, its only natural other web platforms with large databases offer similar services.

Such is the case with WordPress.com now.

Wordpress Search

Wordpress Search

I have noticed over the last day or two an increase of referrals from WordPress.com.

Wordpress Search Stats

Wordpress Search Stats

Based on the current status of my WordPress domain redirection purchase and its subsequent failure to get indexed by Google,  I am not convinced WordPress search referrals will increase my site’s traffic over time anyway.

Possibly Related Posts on Blog Maverick

April 11, 2009

Today while viewing a post about Twitter on Mark Cuban’s Blog Maverick site, I was surprised to see such a high profile blog with WordPress’ “Possibly Related Posts” still enabled.

Blog Maverick Possibly Related Posts
Blog Maverick Possibly Related Posts

If you know Mark Cuban or any of his IT staff, you might suggest they disable the “Possibly Related Posts” feature on his WordPress blog.

As a rule, Possibly Related Posts aren’t enabled and published by working bloggers let alone A List bloggers like Mark Cuban.

WordPress Domain Change and Google Indexing Issues

March 7, 2009

On January 28, 2009 I moved my several year old blog to a new domain while still hosting the site at WordPress.

In addition to the blog no longer being picked up by Google blog search or Technorati, the new domain hasn’t had any new posts crawled or indexed by Google since switching domains.

Google Search Marketing Communications

Google Search Marketing Communications

I verified the site with Google as suggested several weeks ago yet still no luck.

On the other hand, I haven’t verified the new domain with Yahoo or Microsoft Live.

Yahoo Search Marketing Communications

Yahoo Search Marketing Communications

Yet both Yahoo and Live are crawling and indexing my new blog domain address hosted at WordPress.com.

Live Search Marketing Communications

Live Search Marketing Communications

What gives?

TwitterVision.com: See Tweets on Google Maps

January 23, 2009

Today I noticed referrals to my WordPress blog from TwitterVision.com.

Its an interesting concept: mashing Twitter Tweets up with Google Maps.

I am not sure how often it grabs Tweets or how regularly specific areas within Google Maps  are refreshed but TwitterVision does provide a new view into the world of Twitter.

I tested Twittervision’s ability to place and map Tweets originating from the San Francisco area.

After several minutes Twittervision reported a Tweet from one of Twitter’s most prolific Tweeters – Robert Scoble @ Half Moon Bay, CA.

TwitterVision.com

TwitterVision.com

Twitter Support in WordPress

January 8, 2009

WordPress is slowly integrating more Twitter related features into their blogging platform.

As of today there are 12 Twitter topics in WordPress support.

I expect the number of Twitter related support issues will grow significantly within WordPress throughout 2009.

Twitter WordPress

Twitter WordPress

An example of a recently added WordPress feature is the ability to subscribe to Twitter Streams in the WordPress dashboard.

Twitter Streams

Twitter Streams

Although its a bit time consuming to hand key in every Twitter stream a Twitter user follows-

Readomatic Twitter

Readomatic Twitter

the Readomatic feature may ultimately help both WordPress and Twitter users conserve their keystrokes.

Hawt Post

December 27, 2008

Each day, 100 WordPress blogs out of millions receive the Top Post designation.

Top Posts are the most popular blog posts ranked according to a special WordPress.com formula.

As far as I can tell, the most popular daily blog posts also get placed on the WordPress.com home page under the Hawt Post position..

This Search Marketing Communications blog had the 27th most popular WordPress Hawt Post on – of all days… Christmas Day 2008.

Hawt Post Christmas Day

Hawt Post Christmas Day

Linkedin Applications: Add A WordPress Blog To Your Linkedin.com Profile

October 29, 2008

Several years ago Christian Mayaud invited me to join Linkedin.

When I created my account, little did I know Linkedin.com would go on to become the defacto online business networking site – the Myspace and Facebook for working adults.

As with most new technology tools, I was slow to fully embrace Linkedin’s potential power simply because I wanted to make sure my use of Linkedin would produce results I couldn’t otherwise produce for myself.

With time as the ultimate proving ground, the Linkedin network has increasingly become worth further investment.

In a previous post, I wrote about how to join and initiate a Linkedin Groups discussion.

The Linkedin Groups tool has helped me reach and connect with Google Adwords Professionals worldwide – a group I wouldn’t have had access to otherwise.

The ability to have discussions about Google Adwords with other practitioners around the globe has more than justified the time required to learn and use Linkedin’s tools.

Today nearly a year after seeking collaboration with outside developers, Mountain View, CA based Linked has announced eight external applications have been integrated for use within Linkedin.com

From the new Linkedin Applications page:

“LinkedIn Applications enable you to enrich your profile, share and collaborate with your network, and get the key insights that help you be more effective. Applications are added to your homepage and profile enabling you to control who gets access to what information.”

The eight Linkedin Applications are: Reading List by Amazon, Box.net Files, Company Buzz, Google Presentation, Blog Link, SlideShare Presentations, My Travel and of course – WordPress, hence this blog post.

I have added my blog Cohn.Wordpress.com to my Linkedin.com profile.

Adding a WordPress blog to a Linkedin account is easy to do and can be done in just four simple steps:

1. Click on the Linkedin Applications page and click on the WordPress icon.

Linkedin WordPress

Linkedin WordPress

2. Click add application and check whether or not you would like your WordPress blog displayed on your profile page and homepage.

Linkedin Cohn.Wordpress.com

Linkedin Cohn.Wordpress.com

3. Enter your WordPress blog address. Check whether you want all of your recent posts displayed or just posts tagged with Linkedin.

Linkedin Cohn.Wordpress.com Blog Posts

Linkedin Cohn.Wordpress.com Blog Posts

4. Save your settings and you will see your WordPress.com blog feed displayed with your previous selections featured.

Linkedin Profile

Linkedin Profile

Upon completion of these steps, visitors who view your Linkedin profile and home page (if selected) will see your WordPress blog posts.

Adding any one of these external applications to your Linkedin account can only help expand the network effects Linkedin delivers to its still growing community.

Firefox Beta 3.1, Google Search and Poll Daddy

October 15, 2008

I have downloaded and started using Firefox Beta 3.1 and I’ve immediately noticed some new features.

Search terms are now highlighted in search results pages.

Google 3.1b1

Google 3.1b1

This feature highlights searched for terms in bold wherever they appear within the search results page.

By reducing the eye focusing labor required in the browsing process, Firefox Beta 3.1 makes searching for and finding what you are looking for much easier.

Search terms are highlighted in search results within Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask.

I haven’t yet checked site search or any other search engine.

Firefox 3.1b1

Firefox 3.1b1

In Firefox 3.1, when a RSS is available from a particular site, the RSS icon is displayed in the far right end of the address bar.

Displaying the RSS button in the address bar makes subscribing to any web site’s feed far easier than hunting down the RSS button within a particular site.

Firefox Beta 3.1 Address Bar RSS

Firefox Beta 3.1 Address Bar RSS

RSS feed sources aren’t often easily located through a site’s internal search.

If I haven’t been able to locate a site’s syndication button from within a couple of clicks of a site’s home page, I will search Google for RSS XML and the domain name or business publication I want a subscription to.

The Google search query looks like this: “get RSS XML Adweek”

Google Search RSS XML

Google Search RSS XML

This type of search query will usually produce the RSS feeds page address – if there is one – within the first two search results for any web site – large or small.

Firefox Beta 3.1 new features make browsing more intuitive and working online more efficient.

Take the Firefox Beta 3.1 poll with the new WordPress Poll Daddy polling tool:

Record Blog Search Traffic

October 1, 2008

This blog: Search Marketing Communications had its single highest monthly traffic during September 2008 with 22,897 views.

Previously, this WordPress blog’s highest trafficked month was April 2008 with 8,307 views.

14,950 more views occurred during September 2008 nearly triple the prior traffic record.

By the end of September 2008, cohn.wordpress.com had been viewed 74,927 times since its inception in September 2006.

In its first month’s existence this blog had 1,593 total views.

September 2008 traffic was 14 times greater than September 2006 traffic.

Since few if any people subscribe to this blog, the vast majority (an estimated 99% or greater) found this blog through some type of search query, hence this blog’s title:

Search Marketing Communications

Record Search Traffic 22897 Views

Record Search Traffic 22897 Views

Record Single Month Blog Search Traffic: 22,897 Views

September 2008 Total Blog Traffic

September 2008 Total Blog Traffic

Total Search Traffic September 2008

WordPress.com Search Results

September 29, 2008

A search today for “Bailout Bill Text” produces a list of WordPress blogs which have purportedly written about the US government bailout of the mortgage industry.

Search

Search

Instead, the top four search results WordPress provides searchers who have clicked through to its site are from the same splog.

Splogs About

Splogs About

Clicking through to any of the results produces stolen content the splog has scraped into their post combined with an embedded and totally unrelated video.

Splog

Splog

I realize it may be difficult for WordPress to stop the proliferation of splogs and their ilk.

However, can’t WordPress at least identify and then filter Splogs from displaying their scraped content within their own search results?

Not doing so does both its publishers and the search audience a disservice.

Here is a copy of the Bailout Bill Text.