Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Switching To The New Blogger

I finally switched to the new Blogger (because Blogger forced me to upgrade!), upgraded my template and did some tweaking so as to come up with this layout. I'm still figuring out how to post the Adsense ads inside the blog post, i.e. the post will wrap around the ads.

This is my first post using the new Blogger. I'm still using the classic template on my other blogs. I'll move to the new templates once I figured out how things are going here.

That's all!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Broken Internal Links Can Affect Your Site Ranking In Google

I'm not sure if this is true, but it happened to my ituloy angsulong contest entry recently. I've got 8 broken internal links as reported on my Google Sitemaps account, and on that same date, my blog rankings on Google SERPs dropped. It was a tremendous drop that I can't find my blog on the top 100 for the ituloy angsulong keyword! The broken links occured when I removed some of my recent posts (which I converted to Drafts), which Googlebot tried to find when it crawled my blog.

So, as a solution, I republish the posts that I removed, hoping that my blog will get back into its original rank after Google reindexed my blog. Let us wait and see.

That's all folks! Happy New Year.

P.S. Now that Blogger is out of beta, I'll switch to the new Blogger soon. I'm still doing some experiments on Adsense placement, like wrapping the post to the ads, optimizing the meta tags, and so on and so forth.

Monday, January 01, 2007

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