Blogging Glossary

By Moneteize Admin Pada Minggu, 27 Januari 2013 0 komentar

Blogging has so many unique and special terms that are not easily understood if you've never known before. This is a list of blogging terms. Blogging, like any hobby, has developed something of a specialised vocabulary. The following is an attempt to explain a few of the more common phrases and words, including etymologies when not obvious.

Atom : Another popular feed format developed as an alternative to RSS.
Autocasting : Automated form of podcasting that allows bloggers and blog readers to generate audio versions of text blogs from RSS feeds.
Audioblog : A blog where the posts consist mainly of voice recordings sent by mobile phone, sometimes with some short text message added for metadata purposes.
Anchor Text: The text used in the back link. Most experts search engine optimization (SEO) agreed that the anchor text is one important factor that influenced the ranking of a website or blog in search results.
Affiliate Marketing: Also known as an affiliate, is a very popular way to earn money from internet affiliate program in which an owner gives other people a chance to market their products or services in exchange for a commission. Commission can be either fixed or variable, and can be based on clicks, leads or sales that occur.
Adsense: The network's most popular online advertising on the internet. Google Adsense is owned by and provides an opportunity for bloggers to monetize their blogs by displaying contextual ads on their blogs. Every person clicks on text ads from Google Adsense, then the owner of the blog will get a commission.
Adwords: The opposite of Adsense. Adwords allows businesses or individuals to advertise and promote products, services or their site based on the calculation of cost per click (CPC). An advertiser must determine what keywords are going dibidiknya and what price could he give for each click. Adwords ads can appear on Google search results page or on the Adsense ad units on your site or blog that follows the Adsense program.

Blawg : A law blog.
Bleg : An entry in a blog requesting information or contributions.
Blog client : (weblog client) is software to manage (post, edit) blogs from operating system with no need to launch a web browser. A typical blog client has an editor, a spell-checker and a few more options that simplify content creation and editing.
Blogger : Person who runs a blog. Also, a popular blog hosting web site. Rarely: weblogger.
Blogroll : A list of other blogs that a blogger might recommend by providing links to them (usually in a sidebar list).
Blogosphere : All blogs, or the blogging community.
Blogware : A category of software which consists of a specialized form of a Content Management System specifically designed for creating and maintaining weblogs.
Backlink: a hyperlink that appears on blogs or other sites and linking to the main page or other pages within a blog or site. Backlinks is important because Google and other search engines use the number and quality of backlinks as a measure of the confidence level of a blog or site.
Blackhat: Combined SEO and online marketing techniques that are often unethical and sometimes illegal purpose. Hide text behind an image or using doorway pages to re-direct is an example of blackhat techniques.

Comments: Almost all blog platforms allow readers to comment and leave feedback on every page of a blog post article. This feature makes the blog into a media and direct conversation has been one success factor in the world of Internet blogs.
Comment spam : Like e-mail spam. Robot “spambots” flood a blog with advertising in the form of bogus comments. A serious problem that requires bloggers and blog platforms to have tools to exclude some users or ban some addresses in comments.
CSS: Short for Cascading Style Sheets, and is a programming language used to create pages wes written with HTML or XHTML code. Excess CSS is allow you to control the display of web pages simultaneously from the same location (CSS file).

Duplicate content: Content duplicated (usually in the form of text / article) in a website or blog. Search engines (eg Google Search Engine) tend to impose a penalty for your site or blog with content duplicated.
Desktop Blogging Client : An off-line blog management (posting, editing and archiving) tool

Hotlinking: Also known as inline links and bandwidth theft, hotlinking refers to the practices of using a particular object (often an image) from one site to another site. Although this practice was originally part of the design of the web world, but lately people associate it with the practice of abuse. When you do hotlinking a picture on another site, for example, you have to "steal" bandwidth site and most likely also had violated its copyright.

Fisking : To rebut a blog entry in a line-by-line fashion.
Flog : A portmanteau of "fake" and "blog". A blog that's ghostwritten by someone, such as in the marketing department.
Feeds : RSS Feeds.

Linkbait: All kinds of content (articles, tools, quizzes, video, images) created with the primary objective to attract links to related sites. Quantity and quality of backlinks is one of the factors behind Google's search engine algorithm, that is the reason why people are watching. There's even an online marketer who specializes create linkbait way of promotion.

Meta tags: Meta tags are HTML codes that exist in the pages of a site. Not in the other HTML tags, meta tags do not appear on post pages, so that most visitors never see. Meta tags are different have different functions, but in general it is used to provide additional information about the condition of a site's pages to search engine robots.
Multiblog : A blog constructed as a conversation between more than two people.

Niche: In the scope of the Internet world, a niche refers to a particular topic or subject. Most sites include one or more niche. Examples of such niche is sports, gossip, humor and finance. Some niches are considered more popular and profitable than others.
Nofollow: Also called nofollow tag is a tag that is code inserted in the link which serves to instruct search engine robots so that they do not follow the relevant link, and therefore do not consider it a real link. Google and other search engines recommend that all paid links use nofollow tag.

Permalink : Permanent link. The unique URL of a single post. Use this when you want to link to a post somewhere.
Phlog : Type of blog utilising the Gopher protocol instead of HTTP
Pingback : The alert in the TrackBack system that notifies the original poster of a blog post when someone else writes an entry concerning the original post.
Podcasting : Contraction of “iPod” and “broadcasting” (but not for iPods only). Posting audio and video material on a blog and its RSS feed, for digital players.
Post : An entry written and published to a blog.
Post Slug : For blogs with common language URLs, the post slug is the portion of the URL that represents the post.

RSS : Really Simple Syndication is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts.
RSS aggregator : Software or online service allowing a blogger to read an RSS feed, especially the latest posts on their favourite blogs. Also called a reader, or feedreader.
RSS feed : The file containing a blog’s latest posts. It is read by an RSS aggregator/reader and shows at once when a blog has been updated. It may contain only the title of the post, the title plus the first few lines of a post, or the entire post.

Search engine friendly URLs : or, for short, SEF URLs, implemented with a Rewrite engine.
Spam blog : A blog which is composed of spam. A Spam blog or "any blog whose creator doesn't add any written value."
Subscribe : The term used when a blogs feed is added to a feed reader like Bloglines or Google. Some blogging platforms have internal subscriptions, this allows readers to receive notification when there are new posts in a blog.

Templates : Templates, used on the "back end" of a blog that work together to handle information and present it on a blog.
Theme : CSS based code that when applied to the templates will result in visual element changes to the blog. The theme, as a whole, is also referred to as a blog design.
TrackBack : A system that allows a blogger to see who has seen the original post and has written another entry concerning it. The system works by sending a 'ping' between the blogs, and therefore providing the alert.

Viral Content: Content that spreads very rapidly in the Internet world, such as flu viruses in real life. Content itself can be articles, pictures, or video, but it must be very funny, controversial or very useful so that people feel the need to write about. or tell his friends about it.
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