Publicizing Blogs

Blogging Apr 2, 2007

In a recent post, which was a debate between business writer Seth Godin and Solomon Rothman of WebProNews, I noted that depending on how your TypePad blog is set up, you don’t have to do many things to ensure your site works well for search engines. I just started a TypePad blog today, and don’t think I will customize the template AT ALL as an experiment.

But I said that no blog is secret these days. I see that when you set up a TypePad blog, you have a choice of publicizing it or not. I chose to publicize it. But I FURTHER had to go into the Weblogs/Publicity tab and put a check next to Weblogs and This will ensure that every time that I post, it pings the blogosphere. Together with TypePad’s built-in optimization, this should be enough. I think I’ll even resist the temptation to use Pingoat or Ping-o-matic in order to control the variables when I figure where to attribute success.

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    Mike Levin

    Anyone reading this should also check out part two, in which we clarify the extent of our SEO capabilities. Advocating the use of blogging software plus HitTail for SEO is a way for the mainstream marketing people of the world to become familiar first-hand with the advantages of natural search optimization.

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    Mike Levin

    And in another interesting twist to this story, at the time of this writing, if you search on “publicizing blogs”, this page is on the first page of Google results. And nothing but Blogger was used to make this page. This stuff is all so self-referential!

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