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There can’t be much doubt, making videos that relate to EU affairs isn’t easy. Policy professionals are not always the most watchable people, especially when trying to communicate a difficult or technical subject. Having done some of this myself in the last 12 months, it can be surprisingly difficult to get an audience. At first… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Friday 28th May 2010 was a memorable day for your author. It was the day when Google’s Matt Cutts came to town. And by town, I mean to Brussels on part of a whistle-stop tour of Europe to speak to web people about SEO. His presentation was in the format of a Google Tech Talk… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Do You Blog Or Publish?

On Friday last week I had the pleasure of attending a Lisbon Council event on the subject of innovation. I can’t lie, it was a fascinating event with some excellent speakers and interventions. However, I don’t want to dwell on the content. Instead, I’d like to recall a conversation I had in the coffee break.… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

Keen eyed Blogactiv readers and users will have noticed that yesterday our homepage didn’t move. What happened? Did we have no new content? Did we not want to publish anything? The truth is that for around 24 hours Blogactiv was under attack from what were either very sophisticated spammers of professional hackers, with IPs based… » 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

Regular readers of Blogactiv will know that there are a number of bloggers here writing about topics related to the enlargement of the EU (past and future). Needless to say, this is one of the more emotive subjects in the EU debate since it can often include race, religion and nationality. Firery debate is always… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

5000 Posts And Counting…

Who said the EU blogosphere was tiny? Today, this post by Rado from EurActiv Slovakia has the honour of being the 5,000th post to be published on our homepage! Post number one was made by Stanley Crossick on 11th October 2007. It has been quite a journey since then, both for Stanley and Blogactiv. For… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

As you may have seen elsewhere on the site today, Stanley Crossick has reached the incredible milestone of 400 posts! To celebrate, I interviewed him about his blogging experiences. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/YxP16o8Kt4I” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Posted by Stuart Langridge

After a couple of recent posts about 2009, I thought it would be nice to record my favourite content of the year. I have an unusual position. I don’t read every blog post – I don’t have the time – but I try to read one (or preferably two) posts each day. Over the course… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge