Must Read Blog for SEO

925147_linked_handsThere are many reasons why I like to read Stephan Miller’s blog. His writing style is easy to read and his posts usually provide valuable information. I don’t get the feeling that every post is trying to sell me something. But the biggest reason I like to read Stephan’s blog is because of the valuable link lists that he provides for free.

Not just a few lists, but lots and lots of lists providing thousands of links valuable to any internet marketer. Want some free blogs for backlinks? Check out 190 Free Blog Hosts. (Do you think that is enough?)

Are you into article marketing? Do you think you could use a list of 290 articles sites, sorted by page rank?

And then there is the ultimate list, the one that originally brought me to his site. A list of over 500 do follow blogs. That should keep you busy for awhile.

But while you are there, take some time to read the posts.   :)

Writing Contest – Up To 100 Cash Prizes!

I think one of the best ways to get a new blog started is to have a contest. So today I am announcing the Review-Blog writing contest with Cash Prizes!

First place will win $10, Second place $5, and up to 98 runner-ups will win $2. Sound interesting?

You could also win $10 just for promoting the contest! Keep reading to find out more about that.

All you need to do is write a guest post for Review Blog. You can write almost any type of review. Anything from blogs, to technology, to celebrities. Just write a fantastic review. Then email your review to submissions(@)review-blog.com.

We will read every review and pick the best to be featured on Review Blog.

The contest will run from February26, 2010 to March 31, 2010, or until we receive 100 entries, whichever comes first.

Here are the rules:

  • Reviews must be completely original. All reviews will be checked with Copyscape before prizes are awarded.
  • Reviews must be in English and between 250 and 1000 words.
  • No affiliate links are allowed, but you are allowed a resource box at the end of your review with up to 2 links to your own blog or website.
  • Cash prize will be paid through PayPal. Winners will have the option of choosing a GoDaddy gift card if they prefer.
  • Not all prizes are guaranteed to be awarded, however, every review published on Review Blog will win a prize.

Reviews will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to Review Blog readers.
  • Quality of writing, ie: proper spelling, punctuation, use of English language.
  • Proper use of SEO techniques and keywords.

You could also win $10 cash or GoDaddy gift card (your choice) by promoting the contest. To enter, write a post about this contest on your blog. Include one link to this post and one link to any other Review Blog post. Then make sure to comment with a link to your post so we can see what you wrote!

Any questions please comment here.

Good luck! We are looking forward to seeing all your great reviews!

EBook Reader Review – File Formats

By Arnold Wixson

It’s one thing to find the features and price combination that you like in an ebook reader. What you may not think of is the variety of file formats available and what your chosen reader can handle. You don’t want to be surprised when you start looking for books and discover that your reader can’t handle the format in which the book is produced.

Almost all the readers support HTML, MP3, txt and JPG, all very common file formats. Things become a bit more complex when you start to look at proprietary formats offered by individual manufacturers. Amazon uses a format called.azw, a variant of Mobipocket, and the open source ePub. Amazon’s Kindle does not support ePub; almost all other devices do.

The largest publishers have books available in the ePub format. ePub is an open source format and allows book designers to create titles that are formatted better than Amazon’s azw file format. If you would rather not deal with Digital Rights Management (DRM) on you ebook reader you have a better chance of finding DRM-free books in the ePub format than the.azw format. So right now, if you are contemplating an ebook reader purchase, you need to keep in mind that you may limit the number of titles you have access to to those available on Amazon.

The Sony ebook readers also have a proprietary format called Broadband eBook (or BeBB) or LRF. Sony probably developed this format to drive consumers to titles available on their own store, but they had the foresight to allow their devices to read the ePub formatted ebooks.

If you’ve done any amount of searching on the internet you’ve encountered ‘PDF’ files. These have become the standard way people pass along or sell information and ebooks. The problem with the pdf format is it doesn’t translate well to your ebook reader due to size limitations. Amazon and Sony, both offer ways to convert pdf files for use on their devices.

For more information and reviews about ebook readers visit my page at http://reviewebookreader.com

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Google Blog

It seemed only fitting that the first blog to be Reviewed by Review Blog is the Official Google Blog.

It is no secret that Google rules the Blogosphere. Lurk in any forum for bloggers and you will find that people want to know how to get a higher page rank, how to show up on the first page of Google search, and how to get people to click on their Google Ads. (Hint: Don’t ask them to click on your ads, Google doesn’t like that!)

The best way to find out how the minds behind Google think is to go to their blogs. And I do me Blogs, as in plural.

I didn’t actually count, but if you peruse the Google Blogs Directory you will find well over 100 blogs on every Google related topic you can think of. There is an amazing amount of information available and you could probably spend months going through it all. So I suggest you start with the Google Webmaster Central Blog.

Google Webmaster Blog has posts on SEO for beginners, using Captcha, and a video post from Matt Cutts on how Google treats links from Twitter.

So before you trust some stranger in a forum to answer your questions about Google, why don’t you go straight to the source and check out the Google Blogs.

Who Gets The First Review?

A year or so ago I had a blog review blog on a network that paid me to blog. Then they decided to quit paying, yet they kept my posts! Very annoying. But now I have finally decided to re-start my review blog. But I’ll not just review blogs, I’ll review whatever captures my attention!

So who should get the first review?