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. Blogging

Watching Me Blog

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Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. I started blogging in September 2003, and since then I have written almost three thousand posts. I'm proud of this blog mostly because it serves two personal Gods for me: my love of writing and my love of sharing. The morning of the conference, we had breakfast and our conversation sparked a blog post (this one: Where Do Ideas Come From? ). To my surprise, Chris blogged about me blogging (how meta!)

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The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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Yesterday, The Guardian posted an article titled, The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers. This blog, has been around for eleven years. I can''t thank you enough for being here, and I can''t tell you how grateful I am that blogging was invented. blogging.

What Does Eight Years Of Blogging Get You?

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Eight years ago on this day in 2003, I started Blogging. Here's some basic info about what has transpired in eight years here at the Six Pixels of Separation Blog: over 2700 Blog entries, over 20,000 comments and over 270 audio Podcasts. The only question that continually popped into my brain was: was all of this Blogging worth it? Starting this Blog was (and still is) without the question the single most important thing I have done in my professional life.

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

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Between books and blogs and articles and iTunes U and more, the ability for anybody to learn the basics and have a solid foundation as to how these marketing engines work and perform is unlimited. For a few hundred dollars over at Amazon to going through the blogroll at the left of this blog post (for free!), Why not start a blog, so that you can ask (and answer) the burning questions that you need answers to. blogroll.

12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

A 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. Brush up on how you can make your WordPress blog cleaner and cuter. [.]

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing

Kikolani

As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. I receive a lot of questions on a regular basis about blogging, online marketing, and traffic generation, so I thought I would share my answers in this post. Blog Platform. Comments are the life of your blogging community.

90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock

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Jeffbullas's Blog Internet Marketing Home Bio Speaking Grade your Site Marketing Resources Twitter Jeff’s YouTube Contact Congratulations: You have successfully subscribed! 90 Tips To Make Your Blog Rock 1. Develop a series of how to blog posts 13.

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How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry. I 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. So how do I organize all of those blogs?

5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re just getting started blogging (or maybe even if you’ve been doing it a while), here are some WordPress plugins I really really like. Why bother, if you already have a search box on your blog, you ask? A great way to add some pizazz to your blog.

Pros and Cons of Starting a Blog

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Marketing to the professional tradesman in the Construction, Industrial and MRO markets Home About Me Contact Market Overviews Newsletter Podcasts Services Pros and Cons of Starting a Blog Blogs can be a very important part of your social media strategy. Con –Watch what you blog.

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments.

Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. I don’t even think an automated bot of some sort would allow comments like these on a blog. I’ve loaded your blog in 3.

Weekly Roundup: The Magic of Discovery

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: The Magic of Discovery November 14th, 2010 Tweet Whither blogroll? I have a blogroll (I suspect you do too).

25 Reasons Why Google Hates Your Blog

ProBlogger

Your blog is a good read. So why isn’t your blog being found by other people? The millions and millions of people hungrily consuming blog content out there in the global online space we call the Internet? The cold, hard truth is that Google hates your blog. Creating high-quality, relevant content is a must if you want your blog to be noticed by search engines but it’s only part of the picture. Well, you may as well be blogging in another language.

6 Tips to Make Your Blog More Successful in Reaching the.

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A blog should be central to your company’s social media strategy for new business. Here are my 6 tips to be more effective with your blogging: To be successful, you need to write a lot. The more posts you add to your blog, the more traffic you’ll get. Blog at WordPress.com.

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Here are a few ways to find topically relevant sites: Follow blogrolls. Interact with them on Twitter, comment on one of their blog posts, or even just retweet one of their tweets to let them know you are paying attention. Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence.

Six Proven Secrets to Blogging Success

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This guest post is by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty: The Ultimate Wedding Blog. I write a wedding blog. Before you start running for the hills, now that you know I focus only on girly things, know that I also happen to have a smarty pants husband who is joining me here to spread some of his crazy blogging wisdom. “You will most likely never make money writing a blog.&# We’re proud to be living proof that you can make a living blogging about what you love.

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Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

A while back, I was looking at my Google Analytics for WUL and I noticed that my 404 page , i.e. the one you get when the server can’t find the page you’re looking for on a particular site, was the 4th most highly-trafficked page on my blog.

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A Blogging State of Mind

ProBlogger

Blogging. Successful blogging. So, what do magazine sales have to do with blogging success? The long(er) answer: At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, every aspect of blogging is, in fact, a form of sales. Blogging is about providing useful content. Blogging is about authenticity. Blogging is about building community. I hate you and your stupid blog, so go away and leave me alone. But here’s the thing: Your blog?

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Social Media Complainers – your new BFF's

Akamai Marketing

Social Media Complainers – your new BFF’s Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach I recommend.

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Want More Readers? Read More Blogs

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Jeremy Myers of www.tillhecomes.org/blog. While some of the keys to attracting readers include writing valuable content, having error-free text, and using a clean blog layout, one of the most overlooked elements in getting people to read your blog is being a good blog reader. Read your own blog. After you post, you should read and respond to people who make comments on your blog. Read your readers’ blogs. do unto your blog.

17 CommentLuv Enabled Blogs to Visit

Kikolani

In the spirit of the FamousBloggers and ComLuv blogging contest , I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the various blogging sponsors contributing to one of the largest cash prize blogging contests who have, of course, CommentLuv enabled blogs.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 6 Dangerous Fallacies of Social Media October 8th, 2008 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet (Amazing Gangsta Chimp image by the talented Matt Cioffi ) You may have heard of social media.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It was originally posted on The Shelf’s blog (which by the way, is amazing), but I wanted to amplify its lessons because this post is oh-so-great. The other thing that was really really great about these blog-hops were the giveaways.

How to Own Your Blogger Outreach Process

Convince & Convert

This means equipping them with the right assets to create visually driven content on Pinterest and Instagram, something to link to in a tweet, something worthwhile to share on Facebook, and of course, an entire experience to write about for their blog posts.

I Started a Blog But No One Cared | Social Media Strategery

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media I Started a Blog But No One Cared Fri, Jan 8, 2010 Enterprise 2.0 Image Courtesy of Flickr user cogdogblog As many of you know, here at Booz Allen, we’ve got an internal suite of social media tools available on our Intranet – hello.bah.com. Keep blogging.

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7 SEO Principles Bloggers Must Remember

Convince & Convert

Writing solid content is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to marketing a successful blog. It’s important to advantage of search engines by building link equity, flattening your blog, and using other SEO tactics to make sure your content is getting the attention it deserves.

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How To Get Your Blog Project Approved

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How To Get Your Blog Project Approved January 13th, 2011 Tweet Guest post by Shanan Sorochynski Okay, you’ve had nearly half a month to sink into 2011.

Blog Design for ROI Rule #6: KISS Headers, Navigation, and Sidebars

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This post is the sixth in a series on blog design for ROI. One area that blog designers regularly get wrong is the design of secondary elements, and I should know, since I made the error myself. Keep It Simple, Sam: the KISS rule applied to blog headers, navigation and sidebars.

Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Chris Lott via Flickr , Creative Commons One of the questions that Joe asked us was what our blogging experience has been like. Once you’ve been blogging for a bit, you’ll start being pitched. Blogging is a strange beast. Blogging has been a part of that.

The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success

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Blog posts. According to Google, there have been 77,400 blog posts, articles and guides written that contain “SEO basics” in the title tag. Identify the top blogs in any segment using AllTop , then note who those bloggers include in their blogrolls. Read their blogs and leave thoughtful, value-added comments.

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How to Start a University Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Katie Harris via Flickr , Creative Commons Connect with the people you serve The goal wasn’t to create a blog. So when the idea of a blog first entered my head, I shared it with all of them. You can’t start a blog like ours unless the community wants it.

News Sites: Tame Your Blog Tags

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk News Sites: Tame Your Blog Tags by Adam Sherk on February 19, 2010 Ever notice all the tags that some blogs add to their posts? To be clear, I’m not saying that blog tags have no SEO purpose or value.

Six Sources for Nonprofit News

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It’s this added bit of editorial content that pushes the blog news roundup to one of my favorite types of curated content. Each month, the Nonprofit Technology Network offers a member roundup of nonprofit technology news blogged by its members. Nonprofit Blog Carnival.

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Judging A Blog Post By Its Cover

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They might be helpful to you as you continue on your path as a blogging Grasshopper. This is hugely helpful, because each theme is different and, as a result, the way a post looks when published on one blog, might look completely different on another.

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

Social Media Complainers – your new BFF’s Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach I recommend.

What's your social currency?

Akamai Marketing

Think about it – when you go to a Facebook page or a blog, do you always comment? Social Media Complainers – your new BFF’s Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach I recommend.

Tool Tuesday: SocialOomph

Akamai Marketing

Social Media Complainers – your new BFF’s Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach I recommend.

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Auto-Post Your Blog Posts to Digg « Saying It Social

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Auto-Post Your Blog Posts to Digg The new Digg lets you set it up so that your blog posts will auto post to Digg! Enter the URL of your Blog’s Feed and then you will be given a verification code to add to one of your blog posts so that Digg can verify your blog. Blog at WordPress.com.