SEO Techniques/Tips that helped me and will help a newbie in future – Nitesh Pednekar

July 1, 2008

Through out my SEO research in my organisation, I was lucky to find new and upcoming solutions for ranking higher in search engines.

Around 2 years ago, I was the one in my organization, who found about a very creative and innovative idea of preparing blogs for boosting our website’s traffic. At first when i told my idea to my directors they were not too enthralled by me thinking. But (as i am a well respected professional in terms of my work done) they allowed me to got ahead with this attempt of making as many blogs as possible. The one blog i liked in terms of ranking SERP’s as well as design is WordPress. I started my blog http://bharatbook.wordpress.com and soon started getting more website traffic through it. As its a e-commerce website so in response we started getting a 1 enquiry about our products (online reports) regularly. Then many institutes as well as organizations started enquiring as well leading them into successful orders. Just a few months back, i decided to hand over my blog (http://bharatbook.wordpress.com) to my colleagues in our SEO department. Now i am extensively promoting the blog http://bharatbookbureau.wordpress.com and the same sort of response (enquiries turning into orders) has been achieved at a reasonably quick time.

Throughout these years, i have come to know that for any newbie blog creator starting with his personal or for that matter a professional blog, WordPress.com’s free blog is the best solution. Along with wordpress there are now a number of very easy and non-feasible free blogs that help in bringing extensive traffic and improve the oribinal websites value in a search engine market.

Below are a few blogs that were helpfull to me and might be needed by you :

Blogabond.com – A site dedicated to travel blogs with map integration and more.

BlogCheese.com – A video blogging website.

BusyThumbs.com – A blog site specifically for your text messages and camera phone

Blogetery.com – Offers multiple templates, anti-spam, free sub-domain and more.

BlogRox.com – Runs on WordPress and offers 50MB of free online space.

Blogsome.com – Based out of Ireland, this site uses the WordPress MU platform, large

Blog.com – Offers free blog hosting with unlimited bandwidth for their free package, more benefits for paid members.

Blog Ladder.com – All blog entries show up on the main ladder as well as inside your own blog.

Blogger.com – A great starting site to get a taste of blogging, very easy to use.

Blogr.com – Allows you to blog, host photos & videos, and podcasts.

BlogSpirit.com – It’s a european based blogging site, offering 30-day trial and subscription thereafter, but offers quite a bit of storage.

Blogster.com – It offers free image hosting in addition to free blogs.

BlogYx.com – It’s a blogging site with extra features such as chat boxes so you can interact with your readers.

Bloki.com – Lets you build a blog site and even open it up for collaboration.

Bravenet.com – Free blog hosting with RSS feeds and more.

ClearBlogs.com – Free blog hosting and offers templates, friends only posts, IP-Banning and more.

Edublogs.com – WordPress powered blogging for educators.

Etribes.com – Based in Europe, allows you to create all sorts of websites including a blog.

Freevlog – Designed for video blogging and completely free.

GreatestJournal.com – Based on the same software as LiveJournal, offers free voice posts, 1GB of photo hosting, and space for up to 2,000 user icons.

InsaneJournal.com – Another site based on the Danga software that runs LiveJournal, offers free and paid accounts, paid benefits are only enhancements.

JorunalFen.net – Runs on the Danga platform, very much directed towards various “fandoms” (i.e. Harry Potter, various Television shows) and is meant for users 18 and older.

LiveJournal.com – One of the most well known of the blogging hosts. Offers multiple account types such as ad-supported and paid. The center of a few controversies recently.

Multiply.com – Mixes blogging and social networking, with photo galleries and more.

Netcipia.com – Free blog and wiki for private or public display with 2GB of storage.

Open Diary.com – Offers unlimited storage and posts, low cost subscription rates for advanced features.

ShoutPost.com – This is fabulous platform for creating blogs with a focus on generating traffic.

SoulCast.com – Have something you want to talk about, but want to say it anonymously? This may be the blogging site for you.

Squarespace.com – Lets you build your blog with numerous themes, also allows you to add other site features.

Terapad.com – It offers blogs as well as features such as an integrated store and also permits ad-sense for revenue.

Tooum.com – This is a fully integrated blog and forum which allows for seamless discussion between the two.

Tumblr.com – This is a a blog platform with a focus on allowing media-rich posts.

Trippert.com – Create and share blogs of your travels.

Ufem.com – Blogging site specifically geared towards women. Offers multiple themes and plugins.

Vox.com – This is a part of the Six Apart family of blogging sites, very much geared towards the personal journal types of blogs.

Word Count Journal.com – A new blogging format that is also part challenge. Write one word on the first day, two words on the second day and so on, at the end of the year you’ll have written 66,795 words.

WordPress.com – Not only can you install WordPress on your own sites, you can use the same software on their site and save yourself all of the technical work.

Weebly.com – This is a that allows you to create a site and blog, free hosting and change designs on the fly.

Windows Live Spaces – This is a free blogging service with your MSN account, only drawback is readers have to have an account also (not adviced).

Xanco.com – Another moblogging site for you to share all your mobile communications with friends and family.

Xanga.com – This is a part social network, part blogging, all free.

Yahoo 360 – This is a part of your Yahoo account and features easy publishing.

Zoomshare.com – It offers free blogs hosting with around 250MB of free storage space.

I hope this above mentioned blogs list will be helpful to you.

Stay tuned for more helpful techniques and tips on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Marketing.