Links for February 19, 2006 – Podcasts, Comedy, Blogs, Mankato, MP3s

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Links for 2/18/06 – RSS Search, PR Blog, Comedian, Author, Music & Business Directory

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Links for 2/17/06 – Blogs, Podcasts, Internet Radio, PSP, DVR, & Video

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Google Rank

I noticed today that my Google Toolbar was finally displaying a Page Rank today. That means that Google has officially recognized my blog. Many of us in the search engine marketing industry believe that Google puts new sites in a virtual sandbox and, as a result, will not list pages from your site very often in their search results pages.

So, for what it’s worth, my first post on this blog was on August 5, 2005 and today, October 26, Google has officially recognized TwinCitiesMinnesotaBlog.com. Now I’ll have to watch my stats to see if visits from Google increase.

Internet Marketing Posts

For those of you interested in online promotion, here are some links to my posts at my e-strategy Internet Marketing blog.

I plan on experimenting with podcasting failry soon, so I’m starting to pay attention to the subject quite a bit. My inagural post at e-strategyblog.com was a piece comparing Radio Userland and my new best friend, TypePad. I also did a short piece on business podcasting.

I first read about the Greek Tragedy blog–basically Sex and the City in blog form–in a piece the Strib ran. Read about the elements I believe make it, and other blogs, sucessful. I did a short piece on the pissing match between Yahoo, Google and MSN over which has the larger index of documents. Madden video game fans can read my piece on product (music) placement in that game and GTA fans

might be interested in my Advergaming piece. Finally, I did a piece on online political marketing through Wikipedia

God Bless Emily Robbins

Thanks to , I can now offer you, gentle feed readers, specific RSS category feeds. The ability to categorize posts was a very appealing feature of TypePad when I decided to go with it as my primary blogging platform, but I assumed that the ability to offer category-specific RSS feeds would be built in.

It was not. Thus, Ms. Robbins’ "" post was particularly helpful.

As a result, you now have a brand-spanking-new Vikings RSS Feed. I’ll post a page of all the category-specific feeds after I’m done creating them.

Minnesota Vikings RSS Feed:

Video Games RSS Feed:

New Blog

I’ve decided to abandon my Blogger.com blog in favor of this, new, and improved TypePad blog because I wanted more flexibility and TypePad definitely give me that.

If you’re interested, I wrote a post on TypePad vs. Radio Userland software at my e-strategy.com Internet marketing blog.

The one big drawback I’ve discovered for TypePad, though, is that their importing function doesn’t work for Blogger.com. I’ve put in a request to help me out and though TypePad was quick to respond, they didn’t know what was causing the problem.

The short of it is for the moment I cannot import my previous blog’s posts. You’ll have to bear with me.