Pro Blogger Test

Becoming a professional blogger is no easy task. You will need to have a basic knowledge on several fields; including web design, SEO, online marketing and more. Do you think you have what it takes? Test your skills with these 20 questions!

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1. What is, according to Google, the best performing Adsense format among these?
120×600 Skyscraper
336×280 Large Rectangle
468×60 Banner
728×90 Leaderboard
250×250 Square

2. Which of the following is NOT a popular online Forum?
Digital Point
Sitepoint
Digital World
Name Pros
Web Hosting Talk

3. According to Feedburner:
Partial feeds present a much higher CTR (click-through rate) than full feeds
Both partial and full feeds present similar CTRs
Full feeds present a much higher CTR than partial feeds
Feedburner can not track CTR on feeds

4. Which of the following is NOT an advertising network?
Value Click
Federated Media
Tribal Fusion
Net Click
Casale Media

5. When inserting images, you should:
Use both the ALT and TITLE attributes
Use the ALT but not the TITLE attribute
Use the TITLE but not the ALT attribute
Not use either the ALT or the TITLE attributes

6. What is Google’s Golden Triangle?
The three pillars of Google’s strategy: AdSense, AdWords and Gmail
The triad that controls the management of the company: Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt
A heat map provided by Google illustrating where users look on a web page
A trophy in the form of a golden triangle that is awarded to premium Adsense publishers

7. According to Technorati, how many blogs linking to your blog would you need to break into the Top 100 list?
100,000
1,000
4,000
25,000
10,000

8. A market research by Yahoo! confirmed that the most used top level domain for hosting spam blogs is:
.biz
.org
.info
.us

9. A trackback is:
A WordPress feature that is used to prevent blog spam
A three way link exchange that bloggers use to increase their Pagerank
A method for tracking comments on your blog
A network ping that lets an author know that someone is linking to his article

10. What is the most important SEO factor on the head section?
Title tag
Meta description tag
DOCTYPE
Meta robots tag

11. Which of the following is NOT a Web analytics service?
Sitemeter
Trackstats
Tracewatch
Mint
Statcounter

12. What is the most popular screen resolution?
1152×864
1280×1024
1024×768
1280×960
800×600

13. Google and Yahoo! together make up ____ of the search industry.
40%
60%
50%
80%
90%

14. What is the organization responsible for maintaining the Web standards?
WWC
WWF
W3C
Googleplex
WW2

15. What is a blog carnival?
A party for bloggers carried out in Rio de Janeiro every February
A blog event with a collection of links centered around a topic
A design contest where bloggers submit their themes and compete for prizes
A section of the sidebar that is used for sharing links with the readers

16. If you want to use WordPress you should make sure that your host supports:
ASP and MySQL
.NET and Java
PHP and ASP
PHP and MySQL
MySQL and .NET

17. All of the following sites are good resources for finding online images, except:
Stock.xchng
Flickr
Yotophoto
Morguefile
Picster

18. Among these social bookmarking sites, which one has the lowest Alexa rank (and supposedly highest traffic)?:
Digg
Reddit
Netscape
Del.icio.us

19. What is the correct way of disallowing a folder using a robots.txt file?
rel=”disallow-folder”
Disallow: /folder/
Meta disallow: “folder”
robots=”folder”

20.What is the most popular browser currently?
Firefox 1.5
Internet Explorer 7.0
Opera
Internet Explorer 6.0
Firefox 2.0