OK, I'm still waiting on the groupies part, but I have been blogging for about 9 months now. (Ha! I beat the average blog life span) Consequently, this has perked my interest and caused me to read up on search engine optimization techniques. One little trick that has been overlooked by many of the SEO experts and books, is the Blog itself. After analyzing this website, I noticed that Google scans my blog (framework provided by Google) quite often. It appears sometimes, soon after every new post each article is scanned. I believe that for any other reason this provides an incentive for anyone trying to get their website ranked (or even listed).
Last Friday, for instance, I dropped 6-7 domain links that I have parked on my blog. (See the lower right of this page). These were all sites unlisted on Google. I dropped a new post the same night. Within a day, Google had scanned those links and my parked domains were suddenly cached in Google. Interestingly, Google didn’t not cache my domain names with the Western Samoa (*.ws) extension until later that day. All .coms and .nets were in Google's cache the next day.
This is a great incentive for bloggers! Many bloggers write for pauper's wages (if that much), but Google has given writers the ability to push their domain names into the Google cache without waiting as long as weeks or months. Many bloggers will probably not take advantage of this. Too bad, what an easy way to promote keywords and peak special interest in a website than by blogging. Google has once more dropped the carrot in front of us to provide them more Google content :) I haven't even pumped this for all it's potential, so I expect to write more on this subject later. In the mean time, I will get back to the technical stuff that most of my readers are trying to find.