So I am writing a couple of articles right now, and I`m finding some fun people to link to. Except sometimes I have to go through 30 articles to find 5 good ones based on content and the link quality. This is just time I don`t like wasting.
Say I have a choice between 2 articles on the same topic. Which one do I link to? The one that has the trackback. I really don`t understand why people use a CMS without a trackback function for their articles. This is a win-win situation. I talk about your site and link to you, you link to me via trackback for having related content. I choose your site because it was good content AND offered a trackback! Our PageRanks both go up, our users are happy to find related content, everyone wins!
So now I`m getting to blogspot, because I can`t figure out why anyone uses that. You can`t trackback .. you have to do some "create a link" thing that never ever works for me. (It doesn`t like my Google login or something.) It`s almost worst than offering no trackback, because it`s a frustrating experience just to comment or participate on your blog ... which now makes you on my skip list.
Anyhoo, the real point is that
1) don`t put anything ... or at least anything important .. on blogspot. Get a real blog or CMS for your content.
2) offer trackbacks. It`s a no-brainer.
OK ... and now I open this up to everyone to contribute the other no-brainer stuff out there in the web world. What frustrates you, and what are the simple things people should be doing to their sites?