This statistic keeps track of your entry traffic for the current 24-hour window. You will know right away if a new entry is getting traffic with this new statistic.
Only entries that have been visited show up on this page. Visits are broken down by what hour the visitor viewed the entry.
View a list of your visitors’ emails that comment the most on your entries.
View a list of entries that have generated the most comments from your visitors.
For additional information on the new real-time statistics, visit Managing Quick Blogcast Statistics.
Quick Blogcast now lets you add tags to your blog posts. From a programming perspective, categories and tags are nearly identical. But from a blogger’s perspective, categories and tags are quite different.
Imagine someone coming to your blog for the first time. They may read a blog post and really like it and then want to read more. But they might not be interested in everything you have to say. That’s where it’s nice to put your posts into categories so people can find things they are interested in reading about.
Tags complement these categories and allow you to further define your blog posts. Think of tags as being the index of a book. When you’re digging for something in a book, you really appreciate a good index. Used correctly, tags can really help users find blog posts they are interested in. Categories could be compared to a table of contents, helping users navigate to broad sections of content.
But you’re free to think of and use tags and categories however you like! We just want to let you know that you can use them both in Quick Blogcast. Check out our help center’s information about tags for the details.
We had been receiving feedback from many Quick Blogcast users requesting that we provide a way to preview your blog entry while you are writing it. Many people found it tedious to have to publish an entry, go view the live entry, and then go back to the editor and make more changes.
Publishing and then viewing the live entry to “preview” is a thing of the past with our recently added entry preview feature.
Whether you are writing a brand new entry or editing an existing entry, you can click the “Preview Entry” button below the entry editor. This opens a new window that shows a preview of your entry on your live blog. You don’t even need to save your entry to see new changes in the preview. Simply make any change in the editor and click the “Preview Entry” button to immediately see those changes in the preview window.
If you have any problems with this preview window showing, make sure to allow app.quickblogcast.com to open pop-up windows or disable any pop-up blocking utilities you may be using.
We always welcome user feedback either through this blog or through our feedback link in our application. This feature is a direct result of user feedback. We read all of our feedback and take all feature suggestions into consideration.
Let us know what you think of this new feature and continue to send us suggestions on how we can improve our product. We enjoy hearing from our users and knowing how we can improve their blogging experience.
A few months ago, we added the Site Building Dashboard which lets you easily switch between your WebSite Tonight®, Quick Shopping Cart®, and Quick Blogcast accounts. Now, we’ve added a Template tab to the Site Building Dashboard.
The Template tab allows you to conveniently manage your templates for WebSite Tonight, Quick Shopping Cart, and Quick Blogcast from one screen. Even better, the Template tab makes it easy to select a template that is compatible across all three applications, which lets you give your users a seamless transition from your blog to your site to your store.
If you’re the Blogcast administrator, manage your templates by logging in to the Blogcast account and clicking the Templates tab.
Once you click the Template tab, do the following:
· Click the Filter button located towards the upper left of the screen.
· Select a category from the list.
· Select which application you want the template to work with (this helps you to match the look and feel across your site, store, and blog).
· Click Update to refresh the list of available templates.
· Select the template by clicking on the thumbnail and then clicking OK.
If you want to change the template for another application, click Change Template next to that application and repeat the steps above to filter your choices. If you don’t have a Change Template button, click the Dashboard tab and assign an account.
The Template tab makes it easy to switch your template and get a consistent look and feel across your sites. Check it out and take some time to let us know what you think!
We’ve released an updated version of our GoDaddy.com Quick Blogcast for Facebook .
People visiting your profile can now read and comment upon all your entries from within Facebook, rather than the previous maximum of ten. The number of entries per page can be controlled within the settings page.
We’ve improved the formatting of images and videos from your Quick Blogcast, as well as neatened up a few loose ends that prevented people from posting links within the comments.
At this time, when you post a blog entry, these stories are not showing up on the wall. This is a known issue, and we’re working towards a resolution.
Tips and Workaround:
Adding Blogcast to your profile box:
Since the changeover to the new Facebook format, many people have asked us “where’s it gone?” To ensure that your friends can find your posts, log into Facebook and follow these steps:
Applications > Edit>then, click “Edit settings” for Godaddy.com Quick Blogcast.
You can now add a profile box, which your readers can locate within your Facebook profile under Boxes.
Adding a Blogcast to bookmark to the Application taskbar
For quicker access to your Quick Blogcast application create a bookmark within Facebook’s application toolbar. To do this look for “Bookmark Godaddy.com Quick Blogcast” on the application toolbar when you are within the Quick Blogcast Facebook app.
Wall notification using FriendFeed
As noted above, posting new blog entries doesn’t lead to the expected notification on your wall. While we’re working on this issue, I’d like to suggest this workaround:
If you use an aggregation service, such as Friendfeed, that publishes events to your wall, this can restore notifications to your readers shortly after you publish a new entry on your Blogcast.
Within Friendfeed, all you have to do is add your Blogcast URL to the blog service on the add/edit services page.
Go Daddy’s File Folder for Facebook
What is it?
Go Daddy File Folder is a free, quick, and convenient place to store up to 1GB* of your files online. In this way, you can easily share your photos and files with your Facebook friends. No more worrying about email attachments or inbox storage limits. However, if individual files are over 50MB, then you may want to worry a little, since that exceeds our maximum for a single upload.
What does it cost?
Go Daddy File Folder is free. The cost is merely about 10 seconds of set up and a couple of minutes familiarizing yourself with the options.
What is it not?
Go Daddy File Folder is not an extension of our Go Daddy Online File Folder, which integrates closely with our webmail program and offers features, such as encryption, zip file creation, a file drop box, FTP access, and a tool to keep your desktop and remote files perfectly in sync. For the time being, Go Daddy File Folder is a stand alone service for use within Facebook.
What can I do with it?
With Go Daddy File Folder, you can upload home movie clips, photos, and recordings. You can even use it for work files, such as documents, PDFs, and spreadsheets, so you can share files with coworkers and associates that have access to the folder.
Actually, all the files you upload can be made private, shared amongst friends, or made available to anyone that finds your profile. You can also add a password to further restrict your friends’ access to a file. Please note that any of your other friends that you grant access to your File Folder could easily forward a file or password to another individual. So, a bit of forethought in sharing can save a lot of interesting conversations later on.
Where do I get it?
Log into your Facebook account and go to the GoDaddy.com File Folder.
What else do I need to know?
There’s quite a bit to know about using the Go Daddy File Folder, but that’s why we have help files, comments on our blog, and a love of receiving constructive criticism on how we can improve this program to make it more useful to you. I anticipate a request of more space for free as being popular; so please consider that considered, for the time being.
I hope you enjoy Go Daddy’s File Folder for Facebook, and look forward to hearing about how you’re using it.
*We don’t need to place a small disclaimer in tiny type at the bottom of the article claiming a Gigabyte = 1billion bytes or 1000 MB or anything like that. We’re giving you 1024 MB
The WST Team has been working hard to make the WST Page Designer even easier to use.
We've packed in more features, easier navigation, expanded screen workspace, a better
WYSIWIG experience, and yes! faster speeds.
Take a look at our demo and see how we've changed your website creation experience. And when
you get a chance to test drive the new editor yourself, please take a moment to let
us know how you like it. Your feedback is what drives the changes we make in the
application, so keep it coming!
One of the worst things that can happen when online blogging is losing what might be your best blog entry ever because you get logged out of your account or because a toddler, cat, or spouse accidentally yanks out the power cord at an inopportune moment. Whatever action crashes your draft entry, the common factor is you forgot to save your draft while you were ’ writing it. It’s even more frustrating when you try to rewrite the post and it ends up a fraction of the original length, because you’ve lost 20 minutes of material and only remember 1/3 of what you first wrote.
No longer will you suffer this fate. We’ve added additional protection to Quick Blogcast with an autosave function to ensure that if you have to take that trip down memory lane you’ll only have to go back two minutes at the most.
We now save your work in progress every two minutes. Should the worst case happen and you lose your work, we ask you if you want to continue work on your draft in progress or start another one. While this is a fabulous safety feature, it’s truly an emergency measure and shouldn’t be used as a substitute for saving a draft post.
For a detailed explanation of this feature, see About Quick Blogcast Autosave.
Enhanced Blog Search:
Blogcast visitors now have more control over their search options, so they can perform entry searches more efficiently.
How to make use of New Entry Search?
Visitors to your blog can perform a Basic Search or Advanced Search using the search component in the blog sidebar.
The Quick Search or Basic Search will fetch results by matching the search term with entry titles from the prior three months.
In the Advanced Search, visitors have more control over the search they want to perform by selecting an option from the “Search in” and “Date Range” lists.
We also released several performance enhancements that we hope were so seamless never noticed. Please keep your comments and feedback coming and remember to check out the new forum within Go Daddy Connections.
We've just launched an exciting feature that allows you to integrate your Quick Blogcast with your Facebook™ account. This connection is designed to publicize your blog with your Facebook friends and colleagues in a cozier environment than the wild and woolly World Wide Web. By integrating Quick Blogcast, your Facebook friends see your blog entries in your profile and can be notified of new entries through the News Feed mechanism.
To set up this integration, just go to this set up page, whether you already have a Facebook account or not. If you don't have one, Facebook will prompt you to create one, and then add the integration automatically after the account signup process. You can also visit the Facebook site to obtain more information about the Quick Blogcast Facebook application and ways to get involved.
In addition to adding your blog entries to your profile, you can choose to have the Quick Blogcast Facebook integration allow your friends to comment on your entries from within Facebook. Since we can access your Friends list and you presumably consider those individuals friends (or at least known acquaintances), their comments don't require authentication or the normal spam-blocking technologies that your public view requires. The comments appear automatically on both your Quick Blog and your Facebook site. However, the commenter’s profile image and link only display on the Facebook side.
When you create a new entry on Quick Blogcast, Facebook is automatically notified and updates your profile accordingly. If for some reason that doesn't happen, you can click Refresh Profile within the Quick Blogcast section of Facebook to do it manually. Facebook also posts a notice in your Mini-Feed, which may or may not get picked up by the News Feeds of your friends.
One of the greatest things about this Facebook integration is that it exposes all your friends to your blog. The people we care about don't always remember to check our blogs periodically, and feeds are still not mainstream enough for everybody. But if your friends are on Facebook, then they're presented with your new entries every time they visit.
Let us know what you think by adding a comment here or on the About Integrating Quick Blogcast with Facebook page.
If at first you don’t succeed, remove all attempts that you tried in the first place.
Thankfully, that’s not the way we operate here. After two interesting ways to approach the remote email blogging feature, both of which relied on you setting up a blog-specific email account, scrambling for mail server settings, and trying to recall your password, setting up a remote mail account was hardly quick or easy. With our improved process, setting up a remote mail account to use with Quick Blogcast has never been easier.
Previously, we asked you for your email address, mail server, user name, password, and the default category where blog entries should be posted. Now, we just need to know the email address you want to post from and the category you’d like the posts to go in.
What is it?
Email blogging allows you to send a post to your blog from anyplace you can send email.
Where is it?
To set remote blogging options, from the Manage Blog menu, click Settings, and then click the Email Blogging tab. There are detailed instructions on the page as well as within our Help Section.
Once you’ve set up your remote blogging account, send an email to: email@example.com
If you use a full domain: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you use a sub domain: email@example.com
What else do I need to know?
When people ask me whether they should have a blog or a forum it’s usually an easy answer: set up both. I’m now following my own advice and have created a Quick Blogcast forum within Godaddy.com Connections.
What This Forum Is
The Quick Blogcast Forum is a place for QBC customers to gather and discuss the program, how they use it, challenges they've overcome, and any tips and tricks they’ve picked up along the way.
If you've solved a problem that someone else may benefit from reading about or have one that someone might be able to solve, we’d love to hear from you. The forum is lightly moderated and predominantly self-policing; the rest I leave to your good judgment.
What This Forum Is Not
The Quick Blogcast Forum is not an official support venue. We have 24-7 phone and email support for all our applications. For any pressing or time-sensitive concerns, those avenues would be your best bet.
I'm starting out with a few basic topics, but please start your own if you can’t find one relevant to the topic you want to discuss. We’ll open more focused areas if the need arises. Thank you very much for your feedback, and I hope you enjoy getting to know your fellow Blogcasters