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Tag It Right When Blogging

Although surpassed in popularity by the latest media technique, podcasting, blogging is still considered as a highly profitable opportunity that you shouldn’t miss out on. Most probably, you already know what a blog is and how to create great blog content. Most probably, you’re also aware of how to profit from blogs. But do you know about making and using the right tags to improve the look and profitability of your blog?

A Simple Definition for Tags

A tag, depending on the purpose it serves, can be a set of words that will increase search engine rankings or improve the layout or format of your blog.

HTML Tags

These tags have both beginning and ending tags and enhance the appearance of your blog. Its basic format frequently makes use of “” and “” to indicate the start and end of a tag.

Fonts – Some html tags are mainly used to change types and specifications of fonts. With the right tag, you can change the font from Verdana to Times New Roman, increase the font size, change the font color, and make the words appear in italics or bold.

Links – The “a href” link can make a word or an image into a link that could open a new tab or window featuring another page or site.

Headings – Give emphasis to the headings of your paragraphs with these tags.

Images – You can change the alignment or size of the images in your website with such tags.

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Tips on Making the Right Tags to Obtain SEO for Your Blog

Thanks to the web search engine Technorati, almost all blog users now rely on the strengths of tags to increase the rankings of their blogs. Tags work the way the classification system of a library functions; it helps blog owners have their entries categorized correctly and according to their own preferences while aiding the readers in gaining access to the most relevant blogs according to their search specifications.

There are no inflexible rules when it comes to choosing the right tags for your blog posts. You can be both creative and practical at the same time. Besides choosing keywords or topics to describe your entry, you can also include unfamiliar phrases just as long you feel it’s still related to your entry.

You can also enlist your blog in sites like Delicious, which allows people to use highly descriptive tags for their blogs.

Tag it nice and tag it right with your blog. Have fun!

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All About Podcasting – The Medium of the Future

Perhaps you have heard of it, or perhaps you are already an avid follower. Podcasting is one of newest buzzwords that has been catching the attention of hoards of people all over the world. But not everyone exactly know what it is. At a first glance, or at a first hearing, term podcast could evoke of images of the now legendary iPod, which has taken the world of audiophiles by storm. Now add the image of that great gadget to broadcasting and you would see a whole new world of possibilities that offers a new medium of distributing information. For those who have little idea of what podcasting is, here is a short overview as to what it is, and why it is good to engage in it.

What is Podcasting

As hinted earlier, the term podcasting is a fusion of the iPod and broadcasting. Well this is actually a misnomer because one does not really need an iPod to do podcasting, and the process does not really involve announcing on air. Nevertheless, the term is still quite the popular one used to refer to the process of disseminating multimedia files, may it be a music video or an audio program, via the internet through either an Atom syndication or an RSS format, to be played on personal computers or portable media-playing devices. Like on TV or radio, podcasts usually features shows that have episodes that people release either regularly or intermittently.

How did Podcasting come about?

The idea of podcasting first emerged in the year 2000, and a year after, the technical requirements for podcasting were already available. However, it was only by the year 2003 that the method caught on the popular websites. It was also around this time when Adam Curry, a media entrepreneur who was once an MTV VJ, popularized the term. By 2004, podcasting experienced an exponential growth, extending to the general public and encompassing a wider-than-ever area of interests. Now, podcast is seen to be the new media of reaching people and distributing information to them.

How does it Podcasting work?

The method of podcasting is actually very simple. First, a podcaster (i.e. a podcast publisher) would create an audio content, usually in mp3 or mp4 format, and then have it uploaded to a server. The podcast is then published as a news feed in either RSS, XML or Atom format. The audience may then subscribe to a particular podcast they like using a news-feed aggregator, which in turn updates them whenever new episodes are released. The subscribers may then listen to or watch the podcast at their own convenience.

What’s good about it and why should it be used?

A lot of people see great potential in podcasting. First of all, it is fun to do. Many find podcasting as a new way of being creative. Being a new medium, that uses different types of media, people can now use various ways of disseminating information. No longer are people limited to typed text, they can now use their voice, their face, animation, or just about anything to tell people something. Now, instead of just writing about facts, you can now tell people things they want to know in ways that would keep them engrossed. It is a great means of self expression.

The format in which podcasts are delivered also helps people increase their audience, and at the same time serve them. News feeds are becoming increasingly popular every day, and many people are now being able to get information about the things they are interested in. Likewise, podcasters can now reach the particular type of audience that they are targeting. This creates a more continual relationship between publishers and their audiences, helping each other flourish in their craft.

Podcasting also empowers the podcaster. Usually, someone who has to say something would need to find something or somebody else to help distribute the information. But now, with podcasting, you become your own media. If you want to inform people, you just say what you have to say, and bring your news directly to them.

Podcasting also has great potential in making money through media. If you have something interesting to say that people are willing to pay just to hear about it, then you could sell the content of your podcasts. If you have services or products to sell, you can use podcasts to show people why they would want to avail of your services or buy your products. You can also use podcasts as a means of selling “space” for advertisers to pitch in their commercials. With this new type of media, there are numerous possibilities for gaining profits.

Podcasting may still be in its infancy, but who knows for sure how big it may grow. Right now what people can say is that it is indeed growing faster than they have imagined. Podcasting could be the medium of the future, and taking advantage of its development could be one of the best decisions you would make.