Jul 232013
 

More Exposure and Comments

for Your Blog Posts through B3 (Former TSA)

TribeTSA Mastery now renamed to Biz Blogging Buzz (B3) has made a big difference in my blogging experience.

When I started out with writing Blog posts I occasionally had someone commented on my posts and I was really excited about it.

Like most people on the Internet with a Website/Blog I wanted more exposure and comments and for my blog to be found on Google.

Through someone’s post I came across the TSA/ Biz Blogging Buzz (B3).

One of the deciding features of the TSA/B3 for me was that it is free.

I also liked that this community has members who committed are to commenting on and sharing each other’s content via Social Media.

The Biz Blogging Buzz provides tutorials on how to be an active member of the B3, and it also has tutorials teaching how to use Social Media sites and Internet tools like Stumbleupon, Digg, and more.

I learned how to leave valuable comments instead of just ‘Great post!’.

Through reading the posts of the members of the B3 I learned about all sorts of aspects of Internet Marketing. I also came across many interesting, inspiring posts, and technical ‘how to’ and health and wellness information and videos.

Since the TSA platform for sharing includes a point system and awards the top commentator and top syndicator I learned that I have a bit of a competitive side and enjoyed achieving both top positions a few times.

The generosity in the B3 community is astounding.

There are many definitions of ‘Syndication‘,

The one which applies to the B3 the most is:

“An association of people formed to engage in an enterprise or promote a common interest.” The Free Dictonary

Kimberly Castleberry is at the ‘helm’ of the community and has provided lots of posts and tutorials, not only for the B3 but also about technical ‘how-to’, Facebook and many more. It would require a whole blog post to mention them all.

All of them have been continuously working on improving the B3 information for it’s members and they are also available on the B3 Facebook group for question.

It is also great to see some of the community members stepping up to help with some of the tasks.

Some of the results I got from being part of the B3:

  • more comments
  • my posts being shared on i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Stumbleupon
  • my Google and Alexa Ranking improved
  • my posts show up on page 1 on Google even in the first spot at times

There is so much more that could be said about the B3.

I highly recommend to try it for yourself. After all it is free!

To join the B3 and get started go to the Biz Blogging Buzz and learn how you too can get more Exposure and Comments.

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Sep 182011
 

Permalink settingsDo you like to create your own blog/website?

WordPress.org is an excellent option to use to do so. It provides lots of themes and plugins to customise what you want.

Everything may run smoothly for you and you may have some experiences with some of the trickier aspects.

For my first 5 posts and 17 pages everything was working well.

The exciting part was that the search results in Google showed my site on No 1, 2, 3 and 4 in some searches out of over 300 000 and others out of over 36 Million. I was also posting some of my content on the Unified Tribe where other people share each others content.

You may appreciate the panic I felt when my site was not loading.

First I tried to sort it myself. The person at the help desk had to pass the problem onto a technician who told me in an email that I may have to do some scripting. After another attempt to sort it I tried the help desk again, having narrowed down the issue to permalinks. Once again a technician was suggested which could have taken another 24 to 48 hours. Just as well all these services are included in my hosting package.

Since I wanted my site up sooner than that, I decided to start from scratch which meant:

  1. Delete files in the file manager
  2. Uninstall wordpress
  3. re-install wordpress

The site did not work – back to help desk and I was told to:

  • delete cookies

Now it worked. Still had not figured how to get the scripting sorted.

Finally I figured that I had to go into:

  • Host control panel
  • find .htaccess file
  • paste in the re-write script

Finally the permalinks work and the site was showing up again on the internet, and the search results hadn’t changed much. Yeeehaaa!

Katie Freiling suggested permalinks settings as /%postname%/ which is under Custom Settings.

Luckily I had saved all my content in my documents, so I could just copy and paste it. (since then I learned how to back up my blog thanks to Kimberly Brink Castleberry)

In the process of this I also discovered that iPage the host I am using and WordPress has a lot of tutorials and documentation that could (have) help(ed).

Knowing were to look and how to do things makes it a lot easier.

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