Blog Review: TeqEdge Blog

Shamim requested a Free Blog Review of his blog, TeqEdge Blog.

So here’s the review…

What is TeqEdge Blog?

Blog Review: TeqEdge Blog

According to the about page Shamim has a technical education and works in the networking industry. TeqEdge is his platform to comment on technical news and issues.  The site has been active since October 2007.

Site Design/Theme

The theme used on TeqEdge is a three column, 2 right side bars, that’s a pleasing white with blue highlights.

The outside sidebar seems a bit cramped vertically. I’d recommend using either a text widget or simple HTML in the template to provide a little whitespace between items. I would also recommend flushing the useless and spammy BlogRush widget.

I found navigation to be excellent with many available choices including archives and a sitemap.

Monetization consists of Adtoll and some other affiliate offers. The ads are well placed and seem to fit well with the theme and content.

Content

Here are some articles that I thought were interesting on TeqEdge Blog:

Top 3 Blog Advertisers After Google AdSense is a good review of three Adsense alternatives.

A recent article, 6 Tips To Master Google Reader, is a good basic tutorial on the Google RSS reader.

From back in November, here’s a guide on buying a digital camera: What You Need To Know To Buy Digital Cameras This Holiday Season.

TeqEdge has large number of articles that range from short hints or links to other articles to more complex technical how-to articles.

In looking through some of the archived posts I found some that had spam comments. I’d recommend giving some attention to preventing these comments. I don’t recommend using time closing of comments though since this can cause content to look stale to Google and to search visitors.

Overall

TeqEdge is a very good technical news blog. The only things that I noticed that should be addressed is a little tweaking to the outer sidebar and some tweaking of the commenting policy.

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2 Comments »

Comment by Shamim
2008-03-12 07:34:55

Thanks for the review Frank. Very well written. I am planning on replacing/upgrading the comment system. For some reason my blog seems to be a magnet for spam bots - getting about 100 comments per day. Most get blocked and some still get through. Akismet will need an upgrade. As for the sidebar modifications I will look into it soon.

Comment by jfc
2008-03-12 08:06:46

Hi Shamim,

Tech blogs do attract a lot of spam. My programming blog has had over 10000 spam comments blocked by Akismet over the past 6 months. In addition to using Akismet, I also put comments that mention certain keywords and comments that have links into moderation where I can mark the bad ones as spam.

 
 
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