List of Ping Servers for Blogs

List of Ping Servers for BlogsMy list of ping servers that I use when I do some blog posting. Not sure if they are all in use, so let me know if you run into any inactive ping servers.

Also, some folks say that it is probably not a good idea to over ping from your blog.


Inactive List of Ping Servers for Blogs

Dictating a blog post


Today I am experimenting with the dictating a blog post, WordPress in particular, using the voice control of my android phone. To show how good the transcription is I will not make any changes to the blog post. I will only post what I actually was dictated and transcribe for me speaking to my phone. I’m quite impressed with the quality of the transcription of the Android device, space it does seem to be a little more accurate than the Apple iPhone.

Posting to WordPress through iPhone

Just downloaded WordPress for iPhone…using it now to post something to my blog. This app has basic features that help post to your WordPress blog.

WordPress 2.8.4 Security Release

Another day, another vulnerability with WordPress.  Make sure you apply the latest patch, because according to the WordPress blog, the latest vulnerability permits a situation where a specially crafted URL could be requested that would allow an attacker to bypass a security check to verify a user requested a password reset. As a result, the first account without a key in the database (usually the admin account) would have its password reset and a new password would be emailed to the account owner. This doesn’t allow remote access, but it is very annoying.

Link Building with RSS Feeds

clickhere-button2 Just found out about a cool WordPress plugin that takes advantage of blog and RSS blog scrapers to build links to your site.  The plugin you’ll want to snag is RSS Footer plugin from the great Joost de Valk. (If you don’t have atleast one plugin from Joost then you are missing the boat with WordPress SEO).

Our of the box the plugin works great, but Graywolf states that you need to do some tweaking to it to take advantage of the link building posibilities of your RSS feed.  With it you can build links to other sections of your blog, or another website for that matter.  Michael used this approach to get top-ranking for the terms [seo blog] and [seo consultant].  I’m personally going to target the phrase [sexiest man alive].  Wish me luck :)

Go ahead and read his great WordPress SEO: How to Use RSS and Scrapers to Build Links article and start having fun.