Blogging can be a terribly time-consuming thing; if you’re really devoted to your blog, you can almost spend as much time on tweaking one to perfection as you would at a full-time job. Is there a way you can blog more efficiently? With these blogger tools, you’ll find yourself working smarter and slogging less.

People expect their blogs to boost their search engine rankings. And that would be a perfectly understandable aim; you need to make sure that your blog has all the features actively supported that it needs to be visible on search engines. There need to be good meta-tag descriptions, unique title tags and so on – blogs are no different from websites when it comes to search engine optimization. And you need the whole ball of wax. Sometimes though, blogs may need new plug-ins to open themselves to search engine optimization. You’ll find that you can get far better readership results this way – compared to what you would have to put yourself through writing new posts if you didn’t have SEO – all for the same level of readership.

Website owners tend to keep a close watch on how exactly their efforts are going, by using every bit of data that installing Google Analytics can get them. They get to know what pages are the most popular, what kind of source visitors tend to come from, what browser they tend to use, how many unique page views they are getting and so much more. If you are on WordPress, you get their custom-built analytics plug-in from Google for all the same information. These blogger tools should tell you a lot about what part of your efforts on your blog are the most well-received. The TweetMeme Retweet Counter is another tool you can use. It helps you get your posts re-tweeted.

Did you ever try to write a comment on someone else’s blog and get bummed out by the Captcha gatekeeper there? You probably wondered about why anyone would want to guard their comments section. There’s very good reason – comments sections that are not protected in this way are targeted by bots trying to spread spammy advertisements. If you don’t have one of these on your blog, you’ll probably find lots of spammy comments that you have to work to delete.

If you have a blog, you want to make sure that every reader who visits keeps coming back and keeps reading. RSS can be a great way to make that happen. You could also on the other hand, send out e-mails to everyone who signs up, to notify them about when there’s a new post. FeedBurner is a great blogger tool for this.

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