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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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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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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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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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Astrology Blogger’s Toolbox–Writing Evocative Headlines

(Astroblogging) No doubt about, your headline is an extremely important part of your blog post. Whether or not your post is read often depends on how carefully you crafted these critical first words. According to the Advanced Marketing Institute, the … Continue reading

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Plugins, Plugins, Plugins! . . . And One Just For Astrobloggers

Self hosted? Not a Photoshop warrior? No way to add charts to your posts? Well, Jeffrey Kishner has created a plugin to do just this for you. The best part is that this plugin is free! You can grab this … Continue reading

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Writing Posts That Ride Search Engine Popularity

(Astroblogging) In an astrology blogging workshop that I gave last year I talked about using Google Trends to mine subjects for blog posts. One attendee objected saying he didn’t want his writing dictated by the popular media. He seemed to … Continue reading

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Crazy for Contact Forms

(Astroblogging) Let’s face it. Many of us are blogging astrology to build our astrology business. Yet I’ve notice a lot of us are not making use of our blogging visibility by promoting our businesses on our sites. Now you can … Continue reading

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