This may come as a SHOCK to you…

Written by Julia on October 23rd, 2010. Posted in Articles

Fast Blog Finder v3.0 has a new engine which recognizes new blog platforms and finds much more DoFollow blogs than the previous version. When developing the v3.0 we spent many hours for manually verifying hundreds of blogs to ensure that the program determined the blog type correctly.

Despite this, we don’t expect the program to be 100% accurate in analyzing the blogs. So, we added the "Report Wrong Blog Type" option to the program. Using this option you can send us the URL of the blog that was determined incorrectly by Fast Blog Finder. We'll check it out and make improvements in the program engine. When a new version of the checking engine is available, Fast Blog Finder will download it automatically when you open the program. You won't need to re-download and re-install the entire program. Fast Blog Finder will update the checking engine automatically every time a new version of it is available.

Well, now I continue my tests…

Fast Blog Finder v2.60 is now available

Written by Julia on October 12th, 2010. Posted in Articles

You may wonder why you would want to upgrade to the new 2.60 version? Here are the reasons:

Where to Check for Backlinks

Written by Julia on September 18th, 2010. Posted in Articles

Sadly, we cannot use old good sites like Google, Alexa, Yahoo! Site Explorer to check for backlinks to our sites anymore. First, Google and Alexa became useless in showing backlinks, then Yahoo! Site Explorer was closed. But luckily I see new crawlers in my site log.

So, now you can get the information about backlinks here:

7 Little Known Ways to Get Your Comments Read

Written by Julia on September 17th, 2010. Posted in Articles

In the previous article on blog commenting I wrote that you should comment on a blog only if you had something valuable to add to the discussion and that only valuable comments would be of benefit to you. If you provide a useful comment, not only will it be approved and posted but there are more chances that it will be noticed by the blog author and other people who can follow your URL and bring more traffic to your site.

But what is a valuable comment? And are good comments always noticed and read? This is what I'd like to talk about in this article.

When DoFollow Blogs Can Hurt You

Written by Julia on August 22nd, 2010. Posted in Articles

Being bloggers we all like good comments. A good comment adds to the conversation, provides useful information and relevant links. The commenter doesn't drop many links to his/her multiple blogs or websites in the comment text.

And we all hate spam. The owners of "DoFollow" blogs observe an explosion of borderline spam comments and moderate like crazy!

You may think you did everything right. You typed your SEO terms into the "Name" field and wrote a comment. And since the blog is "DoFollow" why not add one more link in the signature to get more backlinks and clicks?

You think this is smart. However, you hurt yourself.

How to Protect Your Affiliate Links

Written by Julia on August 16th, 2010. Posted in Articles

In this article I'd like to share with you a couple of tips and tricks on how you can protect your affiliate links and skip the merchant's opt-in page (and even replace the merchant's sales page with your own sales page) when marketing as an affiliate.

Quick and Easy Way to Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

Written by Julia on July 5th, 2010. Posted in Articles

You probably know that there is an on-site and off-site optimization. The off-site optimization is about link building. The on-site optimization is about creating a good quality content with your best keywords dispersed on the page. While creating a good content may take days and weeks, there is a thing you can do right away to improve your search engine ranking.

Link Value: Are All Incoming Links Equal? Part II

Written by Julia on June 11th, 2010. Posted in Articles

In the Part I we found out that not all the links pointing to a website are equally valuable and may be divided into 3 types based on their impact on the website position in search engines.

In this part we’ll examine the factors that primarily affect the PageRank. If the PR is important for you, you can pay attention to these factors too.

5 SEO Tips for Massive Website Traffic

Written by Julia on June 4th, 2010. Posted in Articles

If you see a decrease in human traffic to your website, it's most likely because your site lost its position on the first page in search engine results. It's time to sit and think how you could improve the situation. Below I share with you 5 obvious but sometimes overlooked tips to master your website search engine optimization:

How to Find the Opportune Moment to Contact the Blogger and What to Tell Them

Written by Julia on May 31st, 2010. Posted in Articles

In the previous article I told about how you can search for blogs to submit a guest post to and gave you the guidelines on writing a good guest post. Now I'd like to tell about the way you can contact the blogger to offer your guest post and what exactly you should tell them. I will also share with you several tips on how you can leverage your guest post to make the most of it after it is posted.