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What Happened When I Removed the Blogroll from My Site

Bill Hartzer

14 days ago, I decided to perform an interesting experiment here on my site, where I completely removed the blogroll. On August 17, 2015, I removed the sidebar blogroll links. Here’s what happened 14 days after I removed the blogroll links from my blog. However, I think the blogroll is different. So, what happened when I removed the blogroll? Blogging

Do You Need A Degree In Digital Marketing And Social Media?

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For a few hundred dollars over at Amazon to going through the blogroll at the left of this blog post (for free!), you will have years and years of content to help you learn. The best education (for my dollar) has been in following the people who are smarter than me (again, check out the blogroll to the left) and then doing some of the critical thinking heavy work right here on this blog. blogroll. How important is a formal education for a career in marketing? I get asked this question a lot. dropped out of university because I was (at the time) already publishing magazines.

The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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blogroll. Can you believe it? I had to re-read the headline a couple of times as well. Yesterday, The Guardian posted an article titled, The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers. It made me do a double-take. This blog, has been around for eleven years. With over 3600 posts and over 40,000 comments, it is much more than a publishing platform. Twenty years is a long time.

The Fleeting Value Of Content

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What you get here is, simply, my own take on specific topics (and if you're hungry for others, just look to the left and click on some of the links in my Blogroll or check out Ad Age Magazine's Power 150 ). blogroll. adage advertising attentionspan audience bitly blog blogging blogroll book bookpublishing businessinsider communications content contentmarketing ebook facebook googleplus hubspotblog link linkedin marketing newmedia onlinepublisher power150 publisher publishing socialmedia twitter urlshorteningservice wallstreetjournal webtraffic yahoo youtubeContent is short.

Dear Google: Please Fix the Grammar in Your Search Results

Bill Hartzer

Take a look at the following screen capture, where Google is suggesting something other than what I searched for: I searched for “ What Happened When I Removed the Blogroll from My Site “, the last post where I wrote about what happened when I removed my blogroll. Google suggested the following in a “did you mean”: Did you mean: What Happened When I Remove the Blogroll from My Site. No, Google, I did *NOT* mean “what happened when I remove the blogroll. meant “what happened when I removed the blogroll from my site.”

Facebook Upgrades Fan Pages

The Marketing Blog

You could say, this is Facebook’s method of Backlinking/Creating a blogroll. Today’s morning brings a new surprise to all of us as Facebook has upgraded some of the features in Fan Pages. The changes as Facebook says are aimed to managing communication, improving expression and increasing engagement. In addition, there are set of new features which add on to page functionality.

A Startup’s Struggles and Successes in Influencer Outreach: How to Set Up Your First Blogger Campaigns

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

started to embark on a multi-day project of sifting through blogrolls and aggregation sites like Bloglovin.  Once I found a blogger who looked like a good fit for us, I’d add her to a spreadsheet, and then I’d start sifting through her blogroll, assuming she had one, trying to find more matches. As many of you know, I’m working with influencer marketing platform, The Shelf.

The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Webbiquity SMM

Identify the top blogs in any segment using AllTop , then note who those bloggers include in their blogrolls. There have been numerous models proposed for social media and content marketing (including the Four C’s of Social Media Marketing model previously published here), but when all of the complexity is stripped away, social media marketing success comes down to two core elements: content and amplification. Content is like singing a song. Amplification (done well) is like singing that song into a microphone. On American Idol. Late in the season. Case studies. Video. Podcasts.

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5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Here are a few ways to find topically relevant sites: Follow blogrolls. Guest Post by  Alicia Lawrence. Creating a network of bloggers and journalists is a great way to provide mutual support in the world of online media. For For both public relations and search engine optimization,  publishing content via other people’s sites is a critical part of their everyday duties.

Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

Or someone said you should so your considering it. Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business, they can build community, be the backbone of your social media program, and drive traffic to your website, just for starters. But where do you start? Well, its an often overlooked question. Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less. Define your goal. There I said it. Commit.

Social Media Complainers – your new BFF's

Akamai Marketing

Because – he’s the truth: for every person who gives you a chance to respond, there are probably 2 more who just complained to their friends and didn’t even tell you why there were unhappy. Ignoring the fact that you HAVE complaints is a  “if a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it.did it really happen?&# customer service philosophy. They WANT a resolution.

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10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

Consumer segmentation models are typically owned in these groups, and often they are leveraged for behavioral patterns that help with the proverbial 4 Ps – Product, Price, Place and Promotion.  That stuff is important to the business, no doubt.  But those same companies need to leverage, not ignore, that insight available when fusing social media into the marketing mix they already have.

What's your social currency?

Akamai Marketing

By taracoomans – April 4, 2011 Posted in: Content , Featured , social media Photo credit: BaronBrian 97 Million  people use Twitter. 640 Million on Facebook. Million users on YouTube. Ever ask yourself why they are there? Hold on. Before you answer – let me give you a hint: its a trick question.  Here’s the answer. Its all about “What’s in it for them&#. Wrong.

12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

Better Blogroll If you like highlighting other bloggers on your site via a blogroll, you will probably find that as you add more and more to them, it becomes a huuge list. Try the Better Blogroll plugin. What this does is let you select a certain number of blogs from your blogroll, and only that number of blogs will be displayed. Image: tamra hays via Flickr, CC 2.0

Tool Tuesday: SocialOomph

Akamai Marketing

All of these are things you can set on autopilot with the help of a 3rd party, but you can not do it directly from Twitter. For those services, I use and suggest SocialOomph. Heavy users of Twitter are to the point where they almost ignore their DM’s because there is so much junk (spam). So why do it at all? This is a discussion in social media circles today, and everyone has their opinion.

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Six Sources for Nonprofit News


Since Alltop is simply a curated blogroll, it does not meet the criteria of a curated article roundup. Guest post by Debra Askanase, reprinted by permission from Community Organizer 2.0. ———— I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to keep up with all the news. It’s the most efficient means of reading the nonprofit news that I need to know. must-read. Others?

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Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! pulled out some of the more useful tips, combining information from some of the slides with additional details provided by Google’s Maile Ohye. Duplication and Novelty Detection – More credit is given to original sources of content.

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Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

There are so many layers to this topic that entire (worthy) books have been written on social media philosophy, content creation or audience engagement. With all the dynamics elements to creating a successful social media presence, its sometimes hard to know where to start or even what books are worth the time investment. But before we get started: what exactly is a Wikibrand? All Rights Reserved

The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk on June 29, 2010 Unique, one-of-a-kind, best-of-breed…blah, blah, blah. We see this type of marketing speak over and over in press releases and promotional materials. And let’s be honest, we’ve all used it at one time or another — shame on us.

Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! tactic that some news and content sites employ is monitoring Google’s Hot Trends list in an effort to identify hot topics and then quickly produce matching content around them. Does this work? Sometimes. Many search trends come and go quickly, so sites that cover a topic after its peak will likely miss out on the larger search engine visibility opportunity. So how do you monitor these trends?

A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach

Akamai Marketing

Essentially its an idea  “catch phrase&# born from the Kaizen approach. Maybe you are familiar with the Kaizen method to change. If you aren’t – hold on to your shorts boys and girls you about to get a quick 101. THEN, I’m going to tell you why its relevant to social media. Fear is so often the reason we do nothing, isn’t it? How does Kaizen relate to social media?

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Marketplace to Buy, Sell Links Based on Google Authorship and Klout Launched

Bill Hartzer

The first-ever online marketplace for buying and selling links in articles and blog posts based on Google Authorship and Klout score has been launched. Buying and selling links based on Google’s PageRank has long been a controversial topic, as well as a violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. The goal of AuthorLinks is to change how links in blog posts and in articles are sold.

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Tool Tuesday: Qwitter

Akamai Marketing

That is to say, you feel like things are going great, you’re having engaging conversations regularly and feel as though you even have some “friends&# in Twitter. Its easy to get lulled into a false sense of success. At this point, a wake-up call is imperative. We should never sit on our laurels in social media. Enter Qwitter. Why is this important? That would be worth paying for!

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How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting


started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry. And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. Why I Use Google Reader.

How to Own Your Blogger Outreach Process

Convince & Convert

When the budget doesn’t allow for a blogger outreach tool, you can find bloggers by Googling for blogrolls on a topic orby using a tool like Tweepi  to tap into bloggers on Twitter. At GroupHigh, I have worked with both brands and agencies on blogger outreach strategy. No matter the goal or the end result, a blogger outreach strategy that works has key components and crucial ingredients.

Social Business: Where It's Been & Where It's Going

Blogroll Buffet. Logic+Emotion. About Me. About You. About My Employer. Visual Thinking. Speaking. Foursquare. Posterous. Twitter. Linked In. Google Plus. The Fine Print. David Armano is EVP, Global Innovation & Integration at Edelman Digital. This is his personal digital property where he shares insights, ideas and opinions on doing business in a connected age. mail David. Follow @armano.

Why Writing a Corporate Blog Can Be Fun (and Profitable Too)

Debbie Weil

love her observation that "the networking goes on in the sidebar, too" through a carefully selected blogroll. We have long blogrolls of clubs, nonprofits, public gardens to visit, other gardenblogs – all local. Kudos to my newest guest blogger Susan Harris for her post below explaining exactly why being a corporate blogger can be fun. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

The Most Popular MLB Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! Enjoy it while you can. But while major market teams have a big advantage in the real game, social media is the great equalizer online, so I thought I’d see which teams have attracted the largest following on Twitter and Facebook.

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Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags

Home About Us Contact SEJ News PPC SEO Tools Social Links BlueGlass SEO Services Social Media Marketing Pay Per Click Online Reputation Management Content Development Mar 24 2009 Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags What is a Twitter hashtag? hashtag is a way to unite global Tweets around some particular topic. They’re like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. Thanks. Jens P. Thanks!

Pew Research Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks.

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! The content on search engines and social media gets a little lost among all the stats and charts so I thought I’d summarize that data here. Only 3% regularly or sometimes gets news from Twitter.

7 SEO Principles Bloggers Must Remember

Convince & Convert

Some of the best quality links you can get are run-of-site links like blogroll links (as long as the sites are relevant to your blog), so get those if you can. Writing solid content is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to marketing a successful blog. Make sure your pages link to each other so your link equity is spread out. Check it out. 2. Flatten your blog.

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A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! So I’ve been curious to see how their Twitter press release service would do. Muck Rack charges $1 per character to send out a 140 character press release, with a minimum fee of $50. URLs in Muck Rack releases.

Six Proven Secrets to Blogging Success


When we look at blogs nowadays, we very rarely see comprehensive blogrolls. And yet the blogroll was one of the blogosphere’s features that drove our early growth. . When Style Me Pretty was just a few months old, we’d contact other bloggers, introduce ourselves and ask if we could be included on their blogroll. It Email a select list of bloggers with similar sites and ask to get added to their blogroll. Blogrolls are perused by people looking for something “more&# to read about. write a wedding blog. It changed my life. And it was painful.

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What the ComScore Digital Year in Review means for small biz marketers

Akamai Marketing

If you thought that 2010 was a big year for digital marketing, you were right. The recent release of ComScore’s Digital Year in Review provides detailed information on search and advertising. The report is quite detailed and as you consider your marketing strategies for 2011 (provided you haven’t already done so), the report is full of tidbits that can help you make decisions.

News Sites Not Making Much Use of Static FBML on Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! But Facebook Pages remain a key audience development and content promotion opportunity for publishers so it is important to make the most of them. The short answer? Not so many. News Compare the Fox News and Chicago Tribune tabs to Yahoo!

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A Comprehensive List of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins.

Saying It Social

days ago Blogroll Constant Commentary Mashable Social Media Examiner Techipedia NetworkedBlogs Blog: Saying It Social Topics: social media marketing , search engine optimization , social networking Follow my blog Facebook Page Feed Do you use social media to obtain customer retention/loyalty or are you primarily focused on customer acquisition? I'm guessing for most of you the answer is both. Tips & Guides Mashable – Twitter Lists, Resources & How-Tos [link] How To Blog: A Beginner?s Buzz Index – Today?s link] Hootsuite [link] Twitterfall – a way of viewing the latest ?tweets?

Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Here are some of my favorite social Archives Categories Blogroll October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 Notice : wp_list_cats is deprecated since version 2.1! played on a friends computer for about 30 minutes and was instantly hooked.