Twitter aint all that!

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Dal123, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm currently getting a blog ready, already have a wordpress one; always hearing how brilliant seo twitter is. So I've just created twitter, and I'm confused with all the fuss?
    Twitter is so basic and nowhere near as good as wordpress. Anyone agree?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Twitter isn't a blogging platform at all, there is no way to compare it to word press.
     
  3. designguy79 macrumors 6502

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    You can direct people *to* your blog with a "tweet."

    The "brilliance" of Twitter is the 140 character limit -- people can scan a bunch of "tweets" in one place and see if anything catches their eye. If so, you have a hit on your blog that you may not have had otherwise. And if it really interesting, it will get re-tweeted, and might go "viral" -- where everyone really loves it and keeps re-tweeting and/or posting it on their own blog.

    Others use it like instant messaging, which is crazy in my opinion. I can't imagine getting interrupted all the time and trying to reply to everyone.

    Have fun!
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It's all in the execution. Using the twitter tag things makes all the difference in the world (for example #seo or #building).
     
  5. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not familiar with the twitter tag. I didn't even know you could post links on it.
     
  6. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How to direct your 'comments' to your Wordpress site.

    Currently working on my blogs and I posted my first comment to an existing post http://commercialrealestatelease.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/types-of-formwork-concrete-formwork-contractors/ and can't quite understand the set-up of wordpress yet.
    The way I interpreted it, was that wordpress is installed on my server and I created my own wordpress blog (which I'm still learning/creating tags etc) http://preciseformwork.wordpress.com/ which is a post. But when I click on my comment as if I'm viewing it as someone else, they click on username and it takes them to my website. I also tried coding in a link with ahref but that has not appeared in the comment :eek:.
    How can I direct traffic to my wordpress site and post links to my external website?:confused:
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    An anything.wordpress.com address means that your site is not hosted on private webspace, rather it's hosted with Wordpress. It would seem that you do not have Wordpress running on your own domain yet.

    Not sure what you're asking here. If you have a Wordpress account and make a comment, I think the default setting is that your "webpage" (which you fill in when you enter a comment if you're a new user without a Wordpress account) is your hosted Wordpress blog.
     
  8. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What's the benefits of having it in my own domain (SEO)? I have now managed to install it correctly to my domain; unfortunately it wouldn't work properly by installing it the pro way configuring config sample file etc. I had to use one-click install on my server. Also mysql has changed since I last used it. I tried creating database and the default database had no priviliges, there was supposed to be a global privilege thing that I could change my privileges unfortunately I couldn't find it.
    But maybe it was a conflict of the servers one-click set-up process.
    Thanks for pointing out that it wasn't on my domain though Miles.
    What would be best to point my blog links to my original site or from my site to my blog as regular updates etc. I hear that it's not good to have reciprocated links. One-way links are stronger- or so I've heard.
     
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It won't make much difference. Google will notice that both websites are hosted on the same IP address and thus probably won't give much credence to cross linking between them.

    Also if the blog is hosted on the same domain either as a sub-folder or a sub-domain it will make even less difference.
     
  10. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see your point Cromulent - thanks. Would it be better if use a wordpress.com blog?
    Also I'll be having a new website soon preciseformwork.com. Would it better if I was to create some links from there; presumably that would still be on the same IP address.:(
     
  11. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you guys get the traffic flowing through?:confused:
    I'm creating a great blog, that will have detailed stages through on specialist building projects. I'm worried that all this work is going to be wasted.
    I know the key is to write good content that others will want to link to but how is it done if they cannot find you at first? My friends are too busy with their own stuff to link to mine and most of them don't even know what a link is :p.
     
  12. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Get Google Analytics up and running on your website(s). It might help you understand things a bit better.
     
  13. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :rolleyes: lol had it running since I had my website up (about a year). I have done as good as humanly possible with the keywords, density, with content. I have combined my keywords effectively and in good structure. With the blog on my domain; I am making a big effort to create categories and linking them effectively however despite mass articles referring to this as the best way- it is not prooving effective - to date.
    The blog on my sub-domain is not showing up on google, whereas the one I created on wordpress.com showed instantly and is prooving more effective seo.
    Going to be changing hosts soon as I'm not happy with my current host 123reg.co.uk.
     

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