February 27, 2007

How to use Google Translate for getting some bonus traffic to your blog?


Once you're a blogger,your brain should be programmed to think outside the box.That
attitude will take you to new levels of problem-solving.While some strategies need to be adopted in every other step for establishing a blog,rooting on the basics will make the ride smoother.'Content is everything' and creating some good posts always require time and tolerance.And as far as getting traffic and other stuff is concerned,leave it to Blogger Whale.Here's one more tip that will help you to get some more traffic to your blog/webite.Before that i reccomend you to read the following 2 posts covering similar topics which may help you to get a clearer idea of what i'm talking about.
>Put aside SEO let's do some SMO.
>How to submit links to 60 social bookmarking sites in 30mins?

Ofcourse there are countries where english is not the primary language.But did you
know that these countries also have top social bookmarking sites with ranks reaching
the level of Digg and del.icio.us and millions of readers surfing around these sites
for information or sometimes just for fun.Let's start thinking global.Beginning by letting them know too what you're writing down will be a good idea.So when you've a good post in hand do the following.
>Find out some regional social bookmarking sites.
>Go to google translate and get your post title and description translated to that
regional language and ofcourse submit links.Keep the Google translate page open because you're going to need its help to move around the site unless you're a linguistic acharya.
For my english readers here's a couple of sites in other languages for link submission.
>Mister-wong.de-German
>Yigg-German
>Webnews-German
>Mesfavs-French
>Segnalo-Italian
I'll keep updating as i find more ones.
And for my non-english readers you can find lots of english sites to register from
my earlier posts.
But makesure you have embedded a translation service on your blog.There are easy ways to get this done like embedding Google translate gadget or Google translate widget on the sidebar of your blog.You can also find some other free services over the web which will do the same job.If you liked this post then get free subscription to Blogger whale

February 26, 2007

Links not counting at Technorati


Dilemma for Technorati and its users as the 'link counts' which form the basis of Technorati ranking is not working.The funny part is that the 'recent inbound links' category is showing the links which are yet to be registered.This malfunction has been around for the past few weeks and is more common to blogs created after Jan 2007.Lets hope Technorati fixes it up soon and bloggers get the rank they deserve.

February 23, 2007

How to submit links to 60 social bookmarking sites in 30mins?


Submitting links to social bookmarking sites one has registered can be a tolerance testing process.Repetetive and boaring process is in the end highly rewarding.So avoiding it is not an option.So let's lighten up and ease the process of link submission.
Let's start the process with a basic technique.
Copy-paste n Notepad
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This technique needs you to use the notepad you've not used in generations.
Copy the details of your post to a notepad file and save the file to your desktop.
By details i mean 1)URL to the post.
2)Title of the post.
3)A short description about the post.
4)Tags related to the post.
5)Your blog's feed URL.

Bank on browser's password manager
...................................
Use your browser's inbuilt password manager to save login & password of the sites
you've registered,so that the next time you go to the site it lets you in automatically.

Your first genie
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
How long will it take you to submit links to 20 social bookmarking sites?40mins,50mins,60mins.Ok we'll stop at 60mins by assuming you use the copy-paste
technique and are taking about 2 mins to submit your links to one site.And what about
the agony of those 60mins.Let me tell you about Onlywire,your painkiller.It submits your link to 20bookmarking sites with just one click.All you need to do is to provide them
your id&passwords to those 20 sites.Kudos to Onlywire.

Your second genie
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Lets save some more time.This time how about 10sites.Satisfying right.Scratchlist is the next solution for your bookmarking troubles.You don't even have to register to the sites listed in scratchlist to submit links in them.The link you submit expires on a presetted number
of days which is setted to 30days in default.So you need to make sure you set the expire limit to 365 days which is the maximum.

You third genie
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Now the password manager technique comes into play.Mohamadlatif.com speeds up link submission to about 33 bookmarking sites.Although you're not
completely freed from participation.Type in post URL and title on Mohamadlatiff.com and it will generate links to those 33sites's link submission page with title and URL
filled.You need to copy-paste the description & tag manually.

Abracadabra for more traffic
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
If you have a good article in hand it's always fair to go for more publicity.So don't
forget to ping your blog to blog search engines.Tools which you can use to get this done.
1.Ping-o-matic
2.Pingoat
3.Kping
4.Feedshark

I'll keep on updating this post as i find more ueful services for this purpose.
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February 20, 2007

Put aside SEO let's do some SMO.


Many of my blogger friends have many times through their articles emphasized the need & power of SEO.SEO is great i totally agree with that,i get a regular traffic to my blogs through search engines.But if you're writing good content and depending on just search engines to bring heavy loads of traffic then i must tell you that you are'nt using your resources well for getting the traffic you deserve.

What i'm coming to is S.M.O or Social Media Optimization .Never heard of it.Well it is what i call reaching the audience.Optimizing your content and making it available for the masses is how to define it in technical terminology.Since this article is on getting traffic we will concentrate on one of its aspects social bookmarking.Social bookmarking is one of the underestimated traffic pullers.While some of the social bookmarking sites like Digg and del.icio.us are utilised for traffic by some bloggers the cream of rest of the available ones is enjoyed by 'web/blog traffic' pros because they know what to do and what to expect.

But plunging on SMO and submitting links to all those sites one knows will be a slight foolishness.STO also needs to be played sesnibly.How?Too large to explain in one post.So i've decided to share with you what i know through 4 or maybe 5 posts throughout this week.I am beggining the 'SMO series' with an update to my article '31social bookmarking sites that will bring killer traffic to your blog'.In that article i listed 31 sites on the order of their alexa rankings & average pageview so that one can prioratize the sites to which the links are to be submitted.I am modifying the list with the latest data available and adding about 30more sites to the list.Why?i'll tell you later this week.The benchmark remains the same.Here goes the list.

1.Digg:
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Alexa ranking:73
Average pageviews per day:600-800million pageviews.

2.del.icio.us:
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Alexa ranking:126
Average pageviews per day:300-400million pageviews.

3.Technorati:
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Alexa ranking:204
Average pageviews per day:200-300million pageviews.

4.Netscape
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Alexa ranking:483
Average pageviews per day:80-150million pageviews.

5.Reddit.com:
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Alexa ranking:792
Average pageviews per day:40-100million pageviews.

6.Squidoo.com:
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Alexa ranking:1037
Average pageviews per day:25-60million pageviews.

7.Fark.com:
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Alexa ranking:1047
Average pageviews per day:30-60million pageviews.

8.Furl.net:
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Alexa ranking:2454
Average pageviews per day:20-30million pageviews.

9.Mister-wong.de
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Alexa ranking:2538
Average pageviews per day:20-30million pageviews.

10.Blinklist.com:
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Alexa ranking:3118
Average pageviews per day:10-25million pageviews.

11.Newsvine
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Alexa ranking:3392
Average pageviews per day:10=25million pageviews.

12.Clipmarks.com:
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Alexa ranking:4984
Average pageviews per day:2-25million pageviews.

13.Blogmarks.net:
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Alexa ranking:5435
Average pageviews per day:5-15million pageviews.

14.dzone.com:
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Alexa ranking:5911
Average pageviews per day:4-18million pageviews.

15.Icerocket.com:
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Alexa ranking:5924
Average pageviews per day:7-18million pageviews.

16.Rojo.com:
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Alexa ranking:6336
Average pageviews per day:5-12million pageviews.

17.Ma.gnolia.com:
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Alexa ranking:6395
Average pageviews per day:5-14million pageviews.

18.Rollyo.com:
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Alexa ranking:6546
Average pageviews per day:4-10million pageviews.

19.Shoutwire:
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Alexa ranking:7767
Average pageviews per day:4-10million pageviews.

20.Kaboodle:
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Alexa ranking:8267
Average pageviews per day:3-15million pageviews.

21.Spurl.net:
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Alexa ranking:8858
Average pageviews per day:3-14million pageviews.

22.Indianpad.com:
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Alexa ranking:9184
Average pageviews per day:2-15million pageviews.

23.Simpy.com:
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Alexa ranking:9405
Average pageviews per day:2-10million pageviews.

24.Nowpublic.com:
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Alexa ranking:9503
Average pageviews per day:2-8million pageviews.

25.Tailrank:
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Alexa ranking:11,822
Average pageviews per day:2-7million pageviews.

26.Blinkbits:
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Alexa ranking:13,593
Average pageviews per day:2-5million pageviews.

27.Wink.com:
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Alexa ranking:14,785
Average pageviews per day:1-10million pageviews.

28.Sphere.com
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Alexa ranking:17,313
Average pageviews a day:1-8million pageviews.

29.Bloghop.com:
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Alexa ranking:18,436
Average pageviews per day:1-7million pageviews.

30.Shadows.com:
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Alexa ranking:19,235
Average pageviews per day:1-6million pageviews.

31.Diigo.com:
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Alexa ranking:20,281
Average pageviews per day:1-5million pageviews.

32.Netvouz.com:
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Alexa ranking:21,896
Average pageviews per day:1-5million pageviews.

33.Listible.com:
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Alexa ranking:22,163
Average pageviews per day:1-5million pageviews.

34.Rawsugar.com:
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Alexa ranking:22,962
Average pageviews per day:1-4million pageviews.

35.Kinja.com
Alexa ranking:24,254
Average pageviews per day:1-4million pageviews.

36.Backflip
Alexa ranking:25,581
Average pageviews per day:1-4million pageviews.

37.Feedmelinks
Alexa ranking:28,606
Average pageviews per day:1-4million pageviews.

38.Tagtooga
Alexa ranking:33,221
Average pageviews per day:1-3million pageviews.

39.Linkagogo
Alexa ranking:43,965
Average pageviews per day:1-3million pageviews.

40.Feedmarker
Alexa ranking:48,818
Average pageviews per day:1-3million pageviews.

41.Linkfilter.net
Alexa ranking:59,456
Average pageviews per day:1-3million pageviews.

42.Linkroll
Alexa ranking:59,610
Average pageviews per day:1-2million pageviews.

43.Blogmemes
Alexa ranking:64,536
Average pageviews per day:1-2million pageviews.

Below are a few more sites for publicizing your articles.Also the
tricks following this article will help you submit links to these sites without
dropping sweat.And don't forget 'Any publicity is good publicity'.

44.Looklater

45.Bibsonomy

46.Markaboo

47.Maple

48.Zurpy

49.Gravee

50.Hyperlinkomatic

51.Buddymarks

52.Scuttle

53.Lilisto

54.Netscape

55.Unalog

56.Segnalo-Italian

57.Mesfavs-foreign

58.Plugim

59.Del.irio.us

60.Yahoo my web2.0

So what's following.How to submit links to 60 ought social bookmarking sites in 30mins?Thats following this article and few more techniques for getting bonus
traffic to your blog.So stay with Whale.Chao.

February 03, 2007

31 Bookmarking sites that will drive killer traffic to your blog.

31 Social bookmarking sites that will drive crazy traffic to your blog.

I've been blogging around for sometime now and through out my blogging journey i've tried different ways to get traffic to my blogs.
Letting search engine robots do their job,one day i set out in search of
ways to get ways to get crazy traffic.Initially hesitant to submit links to social bookmarking sites, i submitted a link to my post on a bookmarking site just out of curiosity.Couple of days later while skimming around Google Analytics reports
of my blog i was surprised to see a good amount of readers followed me from my
link on that bookmarking site.It was just a beggining,i reffered to many sources
for finding social bookmarking sites which existed quietly in the cyberspace
which were my potential traffic pullers.After couple of weeks of hardwork i
found about 60 ought bookmarking sites and got registered to about 40 of them.


Then it was all about creating that perfect post and waiting to rock and roll.Afterworking reasonably hard to create good posts(good in content and looks)and staying awake till 4 in the morning submitting links to the sites i've choosed(Gosh it was hard work.Trust me),i slept dreaming that i'll be proudly boasting of tons of pageviews to my friends.But that wasn't the thing that happened.couple of days later when i checked out my analytics reports i came to knew that i have recieved hits(much less than expected)from only 1/4th of the sites i have submitted my links to.Trying to recover from 'an almost nervous breakdown' i searched for enlightment in all that was tagged 'social bookmarking' in my favourite blogs and bookmarking sites.To my badluck i didn't find much helpful stuff while.Couple of days later while sitting infront of computer and having a cup of tea an idea banged on my head.I uttered "Alexa rankings".

I typed alexa.com and pressed enter,took a pen and wrote down the ranks an traffic details of all those 60 bookmarking sites.I was enlightened to see some sites had ranks worse than couple of my blogs and some of the sites on which i didn't register were in the A-list.Finally i put them into a list,rubbed a few names and sorted them in order of their traffic.What i got was a valuable list of bookmarking sites that will do the job for me.And guess what? They did.


The principle of social bookmarking sites was then crystal clear.Write quality content,give it exposure.If your content is good serious readers will vote you(there will atleast a serious reader in every thousand people who check out the sites)and will get you to the frontpage.If you have reached this par then the next thing you get is tremendous traffic.I'm sharing the list so that all bloggers may profit from it.



1.Digg:
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Alexa ranking:73
Average pageviews per day:600-800million pageviews.

2.del.icio.us:
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Alexa ranking:126
Average pageviews per day:300-400million pageviews.

3.Technorati:
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Alexa ranking:204
Average pageviews per day:200-300million pageviews.

4.Reddit.com:
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Alexa ranking:792
Average pageviews per day:40-100million pageviews.

5.Fark.com:
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Alexa ranking:1047
Average pageviews per day:30-60million pageviews.

6.Squidoo.com:
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Alexa ranking:
Average pageviews per day:25-60million pageviews.

7.Furl.net:
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Alexa ranking:2454
Average pageviews per day:20-30million pageviews.

8.Blinklist.com:
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Alexaranking:3118
Average pageviews per day:10-25million pageviews.

9.Clipmarks.com:
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Alexa ranking:4984
Average pageviews per day:2-25million pageviews.

10.Blogmarks.net:
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Alexa ranking:5435
Average pageviews per day:5-15million pageviews.

11.dzone.com:
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Alexa ranking:5911
Average pageviews per day:4-18million pageviews.

12.Icerocket.com:
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Alexa ranking:5924
Average pageviews per day:7-18million pageviews.

13.Rojo.com:
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Alexa ranking:6336
Average pageviews per day:5-12million pageviews.

14.Ma.gnolia.com:
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Alexa ranking:6395
Average pageviews per day:5-14million pageviews.

15.Rollyo.com:
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Alexa ranking:6546
Average pageviews per day:4-10million pageviews.

16.Shoutwire:
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Alexa ranking:7767
Average pageviews per day:4-10million pageviews.

17.Kaboodle:
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Alexa ranking:8267
Average pageviews per day:3-15million pageviews.

18.Spurl.net:
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Alexa ranking:8858
Average pageviews per day:3-14million pageviews.

19.Indianpad.com:
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Alexa ranking:9184
Average pageviews per day:2-15million pageviews.

20.Simpy.com:
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Alexa ranking:9405
Average pageviews per day:2-10million pageviews.

21.Nowpublic.com:
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Alexa ranking:9503
Average pageviews per day:2-8million pageviews.

22.Tailrank:
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Alexa ranking:11,822
Average pageviews per day:2-7million pageviews.

23.Blinkbits:
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Alexa ranking:13,593
Average pageviews per day:2-5million pageviews.

24.Wink.com:
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Alexa ranking:14,785
Average pageviews per day:1-10million pageviews.

25.Sphere.com
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Alexa ranking:17,313
Average pageviews a day:1-8million pageviews.
26.Bloghop.com:
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Alexa ranking:18,436
Average pageviews per day:1-7million pageviews.

27.Shadows.com:
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Alexa ranking:19,235
Average pageviews per day:1-6million pageviews.

28.Diigo.com:
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Alexa ranking:20,281
Average pageviews per day:1-5million pageviews.

29.Netvouz.com:
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Alexa ranking:21,896
Average pageviews per day:1-5million pageviews.

30.Listible.com:
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Alexa ranking:22,163
Average pageviews per day:1-5million pageviews.

31.Rawsugar.com:
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Alexa ranking:
Average pageviews per day:1-4million pageviews.

I will keep updating this list as i find more sites.Meanwhile if you know some
bookmarking site that should be on the list feel free to add its name and rank
as comment.