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Why Does Technorati Mock Me?

Why Does Technorati Mock Me?

Admittedly people might question why I should worry about what Technorati thinks of me. To be honest, I don’t care, but I do care that many of my favourite bloggers prefer to read posts by subscribing to technorati tags than to blogs. So if I want them to read my posts I need to understand how this blog search engine works. Also people use blog search engines to locate blogs worth reading – so I need to make sure my…

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Why Didn’t I install Google Analytics Sooner?

Why Didn’t I install Google Analytics Sooner?

There is one very simple reason why I have taken so long to install better statistics on my blog – working out what to do when you first start blogging can be overwhelming! When I first set up this blog, I did google the topic which gave me lots of articles on all the different options I could use; including the advantages and disadvantages of each. But it was too much information. I just wanted to be shown – what…

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What your blog looks like in different Feed Readers

What your blog looks like in different Feed Readers

Yesterday I showed you how your post looks to your subscribers when it is viewed through Google Reader and explained why it is important to subscribe to your own feed so you know what your posts look like to your readers. Today I decided to do a road test of the main online feed readers to show you how different readers can impact of how your post looks! I tested, what I believe, based on checking various sources, are the…

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What does your blog looks like to your subscribers?

What does your blog looks like to your subscribers?

Have you taken the time to check how your blog looks to your subscribers? No! Do it – you may have a rude shock! This is how I read your blog – through my Google Reader Gadget on my Personalised Google page. Your post needs to look good here not on your blog! When I see Read more! I normally do not read more – hence frequently don’t bother reading your post. With the number of blogs I read I…

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Why you should use Gmail and Google Talk!

Why you should use Gmail and Google Talk!

When I first started using Gmail and Google Talk, I have to admit I was not really fussed about either. I mean really I already had two email accounts (work and home) – and who needs another account? Have been using Skype for years and love it why would I want to change? Besides I hated the fact that the emails and Google Talk collapsed on top of each other (oops to all those people I sent the wrong chat…

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Addictions and which ones can you really give up?

Addictions and which ones can you really give up?

I don’t smoke, don’t drink (at least there is some one that can drive) but I do have some serious addictions. To list a few of my addictions, I am a: Googleholic – based on responses this week to my Can you go a day without Google this may be actually a normal phenomenon and not an issue? Cocaholic – I am serious addicted the soft drink Coca-Cola Chocaholic – although I now believe research has shown that eating chocolates…

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Googleless and Googleholics

Googleless and Googleholics

While I was unable to participate (see reasons) in the “A Day without Google (Tuesday June 12th)” it has been interesting to observe how others have gone in this challenge (check out responses on AltSearchEngine post “A Day without Google” – love the fact that people from lots of different nationalities got involved in this challenge – I hope there will be more responses over the next two days as people report back on what they discovered). Well I am…

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Can you go without Google for a day?

Can you go without Google for a day?

This morning I read Richard MacManus (from Read/Write/Web) post on This Tuesay: A Day without Google. The idea of going without Google this Tuedsay was originally purposed by AltSearchEngines who asks “everyone to go one day (6 am – midnight), this Tuesday (June 12th), without using one of the major search engines; Google, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, or Ask.” Here are my thoughts on me going without Google for a day: Logical side – For Definitely an interesting concept and worth…

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Does Google Trends reveal world’s downfall?

Does Google Trends reveal world’s downfall?

The great thing about subscribing to lots of people’s blogs is you find out the latest news on topics that interest you, often as the news is happening. Last night I read the Chris’s Crucial Thought post on Google Trends reveals world’s downfall. What amazed me was yet again here was another Google product that I did not know about. Last week I bought Google.pedia – so I grab my book and check out what they said about Google Trends….

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i + Google = iGoogle = I’m not happy!

i + Google = iGoogle = I’m not happy!

Yesterday I thought I had gone slightly crazy because suddenly my Google had an i and became iGoogle. Honestly to me you just can not do this! You just can not play with my Google logo (even if you own it) because I love my Google and have come to expect to see my Google everyday. So are you seeing iGoogle? Well, you won’t be seeing it if you have not personalised your Google homepage! And if you have not…

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