Author Archives: Beth Turnage

It’s the end of the (Feedburner) world as we know it

(Astroblogging) TD Ameritrade’s commercial on the supposed Maya end time prediction has nothing on the impact of Google’s announcement that they shut down the Feedburner API on October 20, 2012. Nor does Google’s announcement mean the end of Feedburner services … Continue reading

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Blog Promotion and Social Media: What’s Your Klout?

(Astroblogging) So you’ve got your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and various and other sundry social media accounts and you wonder: Is My Message Getting Across?

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Blog Promotion: Learn to Love Your RSS Feed

(Astroblogging) The Age of Aquarius, the Information and Technology Age, brings the advent of a singular phenomenon, the death of single stream news dissemination: newspapers, radios and television. The internet brings a flood of information, literally more than any one … Continue reading

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WordPress 3.3–Mercury Throws Shadows On Code Poetry

(Astroblogging) WordPress’ catchphrase is “Code is poetry”, which is about as romantic as some programmers get. The brand spanking new version of WordPress, 3.3, however, released on the Mercury Station just as Mercury was going direct shows what happens when … Continue reading

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Blog Promotion: Getting serious about Alexa

(Astroblogging) Checking my Google pagerank today for Astrology Explored got me all excited. I was back at a 4! I hadn’t seen that number since the AE dot com days before Google changed its algorithm to penalize blog networks. Of … Continue reading

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Successfully Fighting Astrology Content Thieves

(Astroblogging) One astrology blogger friend wrote in our blogging group: “This spam blog is now *stealing my traffic.* It’s one thing to steal content (which I know is just plain wrong) but when I search for the above keywords, the … Continue reading

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Ack! Facebook Changes Annoy Once Again

(Astroblogging) You’ve probably seen this note when looking into Facebook: Changes to How You Share Content in Notes You currently automatically import content from your website or blog into your Facebook notes. Starting November 22nd, this feature will no longer … Continue reading

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SEO: Are you fresh?

(Astroblogging) Listen. I’ve got something to ask you. Now don’t take offense, but are you fresh? Before you get your knickers in a bunch, it may surprise you to know that Google is asking the same thing each and every … Continue reading

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Social Media’s Potential Role in Making Astrology Mainstream

(Astroblogging) Tempe, AZ–A few years ago, I was speaking to an editor of a local paper about an astrology piece I was working on about fashion and astrology. He asked somewhat incredulously, “Astrology has to do with that?” I replied, … Continue reading

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Blogging, Online Products and the Future of Newspapers

(Astroblogging) A sleepy little 4,000 circulation newspaper in New Mexico has the lion’s share of the responsibility of reporting what should be a national news story, a 61,000 acre wildfire, called the Los Conchas fire, that threatens the Los Alamos … Continue reading

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