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EU-Logos Hits 800

Something pretty amazing has happened on Blogactiv today. This post (currently the Editor’s Choice) about the Swiss referendum by EU-Logos is the 800th he has published on the platform. This must be the Eurosphere’s most prolific writer… If you are not familiar with the blog, EU-Logos writes about a wide range of topics including human… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

I know that there are a few weeks left in the year, so I may soon be found to be incorrect, but the last week has seen a turbo-charged launch in the EU blogosphere. Well known within EurActiv for his blog about the Irish referendum of the Lisbon Treaty is Jim Murray. Formerly a Director… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

How Google Search Works

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/BNHR6IQJGZs” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] It just shows how important links are to either your blog or website. If you aren’t taking linking seriously, you can’t really expect to receive any traffic from Google search queries.

Posted by Stuart Langridge

In part four of our series of interviews with Stanley Crossick, Stanley explains what he gets out of his blogging and why he has taken to it with such gusto. He also explains why he feels that there is still a need for more blogging at the EU level by interested parties. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_p8EHIVSrHM” width=”425″… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Earlier in the year, I was fortunate enough to meet Google’s Head of the Anti-Spam team, Matt Cutts, when he came to Brussels. While talking about search engine optimisation, he mentioned that Google actually likes SEO. He described it as being a way for websites to put their ‘best foot forward’ so that they gain… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Why Not Create A Blogroll?

To continue this occassional series of posts to explain blogging, lets take a look at blogrolls. On Blogactiv, a blogroll can be found over one the right hand side of the page under the title, “Elsewhere”, but on most blogs would be known as’ “Pages I Like” or simply a blogroll. When first starting on… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

A Brussels based consultancy, Waggener Edstrom, has released a report about the level of influence in the EU policy area by bloggers. It focuses on the Brussels based, English language EU blogosphere. Unsurprisingly, Blogactiv.eu and bloggingportal.eu are considered to be central to the blogosphere. Happily, 9 of the top 40 most influential blogs in the… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

How To SEO Your Blog

I just found this post which contains a video and slide presentation from Google’s Matt Cutts where he explains how to SEO your blog. It is worth pointing out that Blogactiv uses WordPressMU, which is slightly different to WordPress, but only slightly. Thus, his suggestions about the basics of keywords and links are appropriate to… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge