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The growing Entrecard phenomenon.

I’ve been using the Entrecard service for half a year or so now, and I still think it’s a cool way to advertise on other sites and to get advertised on by others. Especially, because some really big blogs added the service to their websites – it’s not only small blogs in their portfolio, but also big ones. And now they’ve started to cooperate with SezWho, a commenting service, which makes the whole thing even better. Because now you can also receive Entrecard credits by simply commenting on other blogs! And other people will comment on your blog, to get points, too! Of course, there’s a rating system, so that you can mark people who comment only for points as spammers. That’s really good. And that alone is not all – for me, it’s really interesting what other blogs my readers visit. The SezWho plugin gives me the opportunity to find out just that! It’s easy to install with WordPress and works without any problem so far. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next! […]

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SEO Tip: There’s not only english (and America)!

So I just realized, in order to gain a broader audience, why not add more chinese in future posts? … And with sites like Wikipedia or the Google Language Tools, it’s easier than ever to have keywords or names translated to a foreign language (please write a Wordpress on-site plugin, anyone?)…

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Crazy Contest.

The website winning the web is holding a contest for webmasters who are really in need for some free advertising: Over 6.000 dollars worth of various internet and advertising related stuff can be won. The biggest prices are $650 Cash from Azoogle Ads, $500 Cash from PepperJam Network and $250 Cash from NeverblueAds. If you win one of these prices, some visitors are for sure yours! All you need to do is subscribe to a E-Mail newsletter and add a feed to your newsreader. There are also some other ways to gain more chances to win – that is basically why I am writing about this contest! I could really need some advertising, you know… Mac Pro’s don’t come for free. Anyway, if you want to be one of the at least 39 winners that will be drawn on March 31, then better get started now! […]

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BlogBackupr: Awesome!

There’s a new web 2.0 service in town: BlogBackupr! It’s, as the name tells, a blog backup service. For free, daily backups! Currently, WordPress as well as Blogger.com are supported. All you need to do is register, put in the address of you blog and then give it the admin credentials, so it can perform backups. It’s still in the beta phase, and that has a good reason: Only text is backed up, not the theme, the plugins et cetera. But still, there are never enough backups, are there? After registering, this is the first thing you see after logging in: So the system understands what CMS you’re on and you can easily add more than one blog. If you click on export, you can download the Backup as a WP RSS, normal RSS, Text or HTML file. Nice! You can also view the backup posts: All in all, BlogBackupr is a great service. It’s great that it saves all posts, but I guess in the future, when it will be able to do even more (backup templates, wp-content, plugins, comments, …), I would even be willing to pay for it. Backups are always necessary (I got 3 different plugins […]

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CSS Text Shadow added.

I tweaked around the blog some more and decided to add a nice text-shadow to the headlines. If you’re using a 3rd-world browser, you probably wont see it though, it’s a Safari only supported CSS thing. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve been using FireFox myself for quite some years, hell, we even organized a release party for it back in, uhm, 2003? for the very first release in Heidelberg, Germany. But when digital friend Ben introduced me the Safari plugin Saft, I tried it out and sticked with it, never looking back. Safari & Saft together kick the Fox really in the nuts. It has so many features, check it out here. It costs near to nothing for all the brilliant features offered and is a must-have for serious bloggers and surfers. The thing is that Safari makes websites look so much better by using some kind of anti-aliasing on the text. If you surf a lot and read a lot it’s so much more comfortable. Anyway, back to the CSS. So how do you use the CSS declaration in your style sheet? Here are some examples. You can only read this with Safari. Above paragraph uses the following […]

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Spottt: Free Link Exchange.

Regular visitors don’t only know that I’m playing around a lot with the themes and CSS of this blog, they also probably spottted the new ad I’m running on the sidebar. It’s a new service called “Spottt” (yes, three t’s) by the guys from AdBrite. Let’s give it a try! They will, after they reviewed my blog, put ads from other blogs there. In return, my ad will show up on other blogs. It’s a bit like that BlogRush widget that is in my sidebar, too. Only smaller and hopefully with cool and funny advertisements. In a couple of days we will see what kind of impact this has – I’ll keep an eye on my Google Analytics statistics to see how many new visitors it brings. […]

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