5 Sites Which Help to Find a Perfect Blog Name

Common sense would suggest that if you were looking for the perfect name then you should figure it out yourself. After all there is a lot to consider such as how easy it is to speak aloud, how easy it is to write and spell, and how suitable it actually is for your website theme or brand. Still, in the search for a perfect name it may become difficult to come up with a little inspiration. That is where the tools listed below may come in useful.

1. Nametumbler

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The tool does as the name makes it sound; it muddles and tumbles up words in order to create names. It is a good tool because it allows you to add and mix up a nice number of words. You may add a few words and it will give you a number of suggestions.

The suggestion choices may disregard some words or some letters, which makes it a very nice tool for picking out a variety of names. It also allows you to look up which names are actually available. It is a good tool for helping you get a little bit of inspiration. It is handy for finding names that you would have not thought of otherwise, and it helps you to collect together keywords and mix them up in a way that you would have not thought of previously.

2. Domainsbot

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With this tool you may spin certain words to see if anything interesting comes up. It will give you inspiration for your new domain name or website name. If you insert keywords into the tool then it may come up with a relevant name. You may harvest parts of what it suggests and turn it into your website. It may also come up with a random amount of jumbled words that may still be suitable for your website.

The suggestions it makes may become the inspiration so that you may come up with a better name than the one suggested. There is also the chance that the keywords you enter will still remain within the suggestion tool results. This will give you inspiration for how your keywords may be used within your domain name.

It is not often the best idea to put very specific keywords into a domain name, but if you add broad-use keywords into the tool then it may prove useful. For example, if your website is based on a bakery then keywords such as “cinnamon buns” are too specific, but keywords such as “bakery bread” may be useful when placed into the domain name suggestion tool.

3. BustAName

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This is a mind mapping tool that is very easy to use for suggesting names of websites. It allows you to brainstorm and mindmap in a way that makes figuring out your new domain name very easy. It is easy for new users to use because it is self explanatory, and it has not been created to be unnecessarily cluttered or sophisticated. It is quite a nice piece of software for more than just domain name finding.

4. Domain suggest tool

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The name of this one is a little on the nose, though it is self explanatory. You can use the tool to figure out a domain name for your own website. Use the tool and enter in a few keywords. Then click the options that are relevant to you. There are quite a few of them in a small space, including ones for the length of the domain and ones for the content of the name.

Once you click the tool it will not only pull up a number of names that are relevant, but it will also show you the ones that are currently available for you to buy. It switch up the wording on your keywords, so a word like “wipe” may appear in one of the domain suggestions as “rub.” You are presented with a list of a selection of domain names that you may wish to choose.

5. DomainWhiz.net 

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This has a loyal following of people who simply think it is fantastic. Though most would not go that far, it is actually a very practical piece of software and very handy for figuring out a good domain name that is relevant to your business theme, brand and paradigm.

It does not even take a lot of creativity to use, and once you start snowballing keyword ideas and making your domain names you will find it easier to jimmy-rig them together to make the perfect domain name. It may not be as fantastic as its loyal users say, but it is very easy to see why it has such an appeal.

Best SEO Blogs Around

For the number of self proclaimed SEO gurus one can come across on a daily basis, it becomes extremely difficult to trust the information coming. Unless of course the source of information has had some proof of their knowledge and can flaunt years of experience with on hand projects. None, and I repeat no-one can get a grasp on the ever so dynamical subject of SEO until they are serious believers of the trial and error methods.

It is not possible to downright chaff each and every SEO guru bt here is a list of blogs that have authors who the industry trusts with eyes blindfolded. Book mark these right away if you haven’t already!

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1. Search Engine Land

SEL has been providing in-depth, interesting and useful coverage of topics they follow for several years now. It updates many times daily and focuses mainly on news of search engine and the search industry. The internetz swears by it and you won’t find a single marketer not following it every single day.

2. SEOMoz

This is a great source for advice on strategies and tactics as well as their “how-to” series. The community of Moz includes open minded, talented professionals who believe in sharing their knowledge. There are generally one or two posts every weekday. What grabs you to their posts is the fact that you won’t bounce off even if its a long descriptive article. They are articulate and you’d feel very satisfied on having chosen to consult them.

3. SEOBook

The SEOBook focuses on the ever-changing trends of the industry of SEO, and publish editorials on manipulation and abuse. They update at least thrice a week.

4. Search Engine Roundtable

The topics here are very strategically diversified into various categories, are generally voiced in an interactive tonality and highly useful. Their posts are related to industry news, discussions on SEOs and roundup of topics of forum. They update about 3 to 4 times daily. Its great to read through the comments of each post as well. You’d see some of the pros analysing and commenting on every aspect.

5. Search Engine Journal

This journal is known for its balanced information on strategic articles and the coverage of the industry at large. Whatever SEL misses out is promptly updated here. There are more than two updates every day.

6. Conversation Marketing

Ian Lurie is the reason behind this SEO blog’s rise on the list of favorites for many professionals Over the last year and a half, his blog has gone through a sea of changes regarding the focus on smart strategies of SEO, quality of the content, and the witty humor to go with it. His advices are of great quality and that too consistently so. He updates his blog two to four times every week.

7. SEO By the Sea

The author, Bill Slawski has changed the whole approach towards the SEO field by covering exclusive applications, search technology depending on algorithms, IR papers, and such useful as well as interesting topics. There are very few analysis sources in this regard thus it inspires posts in SEOmoz. He updates his blog around three times a week.

8. Blogstorm

This blog is not famous for being a regularly updated source of information, but all its posts are highly unique and useful. Its primary focus is on the insider analysis of SEO, its strategies and coverage of research. The update rate is as low as three to five times a month.

9. Dave Naylor

The depth of knowledge found in his blog is highly informative and quite exceptional when compared to the innumerable successful business officials in this field primarily because he has kept himself very involved and aware of the proceedings in campaigns of SEO. His staff is also knowledgeable with a good standard of discourse with a focus on topics like analysis of organic search rankings, and trends of macro-industry. They update the blog one to three times per week.

10. Marketing Pilgrim

The writers cover tactical and strategic subjects with a thorough knowledge of the news on search industry. The writing style is unique and compelling. Focus of the blog is the news on the industry, strategic advice, and social management. Their update rate is twice a week on an average.

Sometimes i Wish I Could be a little kid Again

Sometimes i Wish I Could be a little kid again….

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So When life goes tough, you can just play pretend.. I wana go back to when Santa Did exist.. When your Daddy was the only Boy you ever kissed.. When disney was the best place to be.. When only Movies you could see were rated G.. When ur biggest problem was learning to write your name and people didnt change.. And ur friends were the same.. And every time u were sad or had a baby day. You could just Run to ur momand it would all be ockey.. I wana go back to no hurt and no pain.. just laughter.. Where everyone Always lives Happily Ever After.

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About the Author: Puja is part time blogger ,writer in global based isues and is studying B.com From IGNU. She loves writing,researching and learning

How to reduce spam commenting on your blog

Spam commenting happens in two ways. It can happen manually or automatically. Automatic spamming happens thanks to a small computer program. A spider program looks through the web for comment sections, and then when it finds one, a smaller crawling program reads the page and inserts the comment in the correct comment area. Automatic spam bots are annoying but are also very easy to guard against.

 

How To Reduce Spam Commenting From Your Blog.

Manual spamming is less prevalent because it takes a lot longer than automatic spamming, but it still exists and it is hard to combat, but there are ways. Here are a few ways to do away with spam comments, along with a few WordPress plugins to help you avoid spam.

Sometimes you just need to administer it

In other words, sometimes you may need to simply fall into line and accept that your blog is going to get spam, so you simply need to administer it and remove the spam yourself. This is very simple, as any links on your comment section are going to be a different color from the rest of the comments. So all you need to do is hunt down the links and remove them from the comment section.

 

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This may fill you with dread if you have a lot of blog posts, as it means you will have to search through all of your comment sections every week. So, why not simply close the comments on your older blog posts and just keep the comment sections open on your newer blog posts.

If you do things this way then you will get more comments, and where some of them are going to be spam, overall you will get more comments.

Have comments approved before posting

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This is where the comments wait in your inbox until you have approved them. This method again means that you have to do a little bit more work, as you will have to approve every comment, but at least it gives you the chance to stop any spam messages or links before they are posted on your website. It is also a nice way of making sure you read all of your comments. Plus, if you have a phone app that allows you to see your pending comments, then you can approve them in you spare time as you are on the move.

Tell people that your blog is a no-follow blog

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This will tell manual spammers that there is no point in putting a link on your blog because the link will not be read by Google. A no-follow tag is something you can put into your comment section to stop the search engines reading the links. This will stop any spammers from feeling the benefit of placing links onto your blog.

Here are a few plugins you may wish to try

These are plugins you can find for the WordPress CMS platform.

WP Ajax Edit Comments

The user is allowed to edit their comment for a short while after posting so that they may change their spam to something a little less spammy.

Crawlable Facebook Comments

You can use your comments to your advantage and allow Google to crawl your comment section with this plugin.

Comment Rating

This allows you to let your commenters’ rate which comment is the best. This will push the spam comments to the bottom of your comment section where nobody will follow them through to anywhere else. It is good if you do not have the time to administer the comments.

Bulk Remove Comments

If you have chosen to administer your comments then you may have a rough day and want to remove all of your comments on your data base (then pending ones). You can do this with just one click with this plugin.

Thank Me Later

This is a nice way of thanking your genuine commenters by automatically saying thank you to comment section audience when they send you a message.

WP No External Links

This is another clever little defense against spam comments, it allows you to mask or hide the links placed on your comment section. This will stop you losing any traffic because of the spammers. They will not be able to present/post a link so your users cannot click it and leave. It is a good little tool against manual spammers.

Bio: Kate Funk is a passionate blogger and online tutor at Rushtutors. She coaches individuals in SEO and business networking skills.

Readership Down? How to Attract Readers to Your Blog

Many people love blogging and have even made a significant amount of money from their blogs. One of the biggest obstacles to making money from your blog is not attracting enough readers. Here are some tips to help you attract more readers for your blog and help you keep the readers after they have found you.

Post Valuable Content

http://blogginghits.com/The first step in attracting readers to your blog is posting content that is relevant, timely and well-written. Most readers are attracted to blogs that offer personality as well as valuable information. Your posts should be written as naturally as possible, but they should also be edited before posting so that major grammatical errors are eliminated. Great content is the most important aspect of any blog post. It is more important than outreach, advertising or any other aspects of blogging.

Guest Posting

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Writing a guest post for a blog in your industry is a good way to attract readers. Make sure that this blog is not in direct competition with yours before talking to the owner about guest posting. For example, if your niche is dancing shoes, find a few blogs about ballroom dancing and inquire about guest posting. Guest posting on well-respected blogs will help you gain readers and improve your credibility. Treat a guest post the same as one you would publish on your own blog and remember to edit before submitting your post

Utilize Social Media

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Social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter can be used to attract readers to your blog. Create a profile for your blog and make sure it is interesting and complete. Use this page to join relevant groups, interact with people who are interested in your niche and post links to your blog whenever you publish a new post. Using this page to interact with others is a great way to drive traffic to your blog.

Encourage Reader Comments

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One of the biggest mistakes that some bloggers make is turning off the comment section of their blog so that readers are unable to make comments. Bloggers who interact with their readers and have a dialogue will keep those readers coming back. Readers are also likely to suggest ideas for future blog posts or make observations that help you improve the quality of your blog and attract more readers.

Author Bio: Annette Hazard is a blogger and is currently promoting web hosting. To find out more about reseller web hosting and other web hosting services, please visit Midphase.com.

Helpful Things to Think About When Starting a Blog From Scratch

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Creating a blog is an intimidating process for most people, but it doesn’t have to be as complicated as you may think. There are plenty of ways to make your own blog without needing to know anything about web programming or any other technical aspects of creating a website. There has never been a better time to make a blog of your own. If you are interested in creating your own blog and turning it into a large and successful website, here are some helpful tips to help get you started. There are some things that are just not easy to change once your website is live, so consider these tips while you are still in the stages of creating your blog.

1. Naming Your Blog

Picking a name for your blog is one of the most difficult choices

images (31)but it is an important decision to make. When creating a blog name you might be tempted to use your personal name for the blog. However, this is not necessarily a good idea, unless you are a famous person with a large following. You would do forate a targeted keyword into your name if possible. Using a keyword in your blog name allows you to be found more easily when people do a web search.

2. Choosing the URL

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The next step is to choose a URL and make sure it isn’t already taken. While not impossible, it is still extremely difficult to move your website to a new URL. Try to make sure you choose the right URL the first time around, so you never have to change it. Try to pick something that is short, simple, and easy to remember. Your blog name is an ideal option because that is how most people will remember you. Make it a point to register several similar sounding domains or URLs and redirect them to your page. This will prevent a scammer from setting up a site with a similar web address to your own in an effort to try to steal some of your traffic. This is a rare scenario, but it does happen, especially if you have a popular site.

3. The Web Design

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People change the web design on live blogs all the time, but you should really try to get it right the first time. It does not take a lot of time, effort, or money to create a beautiful and functional site. Just take advantage of WordPress or any other type of blogging platform to make the process much easier. In terms of content management systems, WordPress is one of the strongest contenders because it has many custom themes, each offering a balance of design and functionality. ThemeFuse offers excellent WordPress templates for a very reasonable price, so you won’t have to pay a lot to set up a great blogging platform.

4. Have a Clear Set of Goals

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It sounds fairly obvious, but you would not believe how many people try to launch their own blog without having any well-defined goals of what they want to accomplish. It is not enough to say that you want to have a successful blog with lots of traffic. Your goals have to be specific, and so does your blog. You might be tempted to write a blog about all of your various interests. However for the sake of targeting an audience, you are better off writing about a single topic or niche. Make it your primary goal to develop a devoted audience of readers from your target niche. This will help keep you focused, which will make it easier to make your blog a success.

About author

Anny Solway is a dedicated writer at ThemeFuse – a leader in the premium WordPress themes area. She likes to discover new ideas about internet marketing, social media and blogging.