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Given how new webmaster tools are frequently released, and how search engines update their algorithms regularly, and how the field of being a webmaster is always changing, I thought that it might be nice to have a webmaster blog to keep track of all those updates. It would also help increase our activity.

See this page for instructions on how we could get started.

  • Nice idea. I haven't the time or inspiration to write for it though. – paulmorriss Feb 23 '12 at 11:53
  • If we could round up some ideas for posts perhaps we could write one each - perhaps each entry could have a link through to frequently asked questions and an accompanying community wiki answer? – toomanyairmiles Feb 23 '12 at 21:29
  • @toomanyairmiles the blog would probably be about google updating it's algorithm, and other current events in the webmaster world. Though we could have a question of the week feature, and other stuff as well. – user6901 Feb 23 '12 at 23:00
  • @toomanyairmiles: meta.webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/621/… If we used the topics discussed there for content while nothing is really going on in the web world, it might inspire a few people to write articles. I might write one or two. – Christopher Feb 24 '12 at 8:45
  • @Christopher yes, that sounds like a good idea, if we could list out a few in a meta question people could jump in for an assignment – toomanyairmiles Feb 24 '12 at 9:17
  • @Christopher if your interested in writing articles, could you add your name to the list in the cw question below? – user6901 Feb 25 '12 at 16:54
  • @toomanyairmiles would you be interested in writing an article too? – user6901 Feb 25 '12 at 16:54
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From this page: http://blog.stackexchange.com/2011/06/blog-overflow/. Feel free to edit this.

Define the scope and purpose of the blog.

This blog will cover the same topics discussed on webmasters.se.

What will this blog be about

  • search engine algorithm updates
  • cool new tools that are released
  • question of the week/month
  • Interviews with active users of webmasters.se
  • an article about designing for humans, not search engines (http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/3582587#3582587)
  • webmasters.se news (from chat)
  • what's on topic and off topic on this site - e.g. HTML offtopic, detailed servers stuff, offtopic, SEO - ontopic
  • how name registration and dns work to help with tracking down problems
  • tracking down htaccess problems
  • how to create, administer, and deploy site updates without downtime
  • add your ideas to this list. Here is a good list that we can work off of: Soliciting Ideas for Monthly Topics - 2012

Recruit contributors

  • christofian
  • Christopher
  • paulmorriss (expressed interest in chat)
  • danlefree
  • add your name to this list if your interested in writing for this blog

Plan a schedule.

I think that once a week is reasonable. Mayby more, if a lot of people are interested in writing posts for the blog, or if there is a lot of news.

Chat Room

I created a chat room so we can talk about the blog. feel free to use it.

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