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.

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).

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.

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!), 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.

Watching Me Blog

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I have an amazing team at Twist Image that did all design and infrastructure, but the content is all me (including the updating of the Blogroll). blogroll. Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. I believe that. I don't just say it. I mean it by walking the talk. I started blogging in September 2003, and since then I have written almost three thousand posts.

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. Most content screams into an empty universe. It's nice to create content with the intent of reaching a broad and targeted audience, but it's becoming harder and harder to do this. No matter how good the content is.

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. I 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.

Top 10 Things That Can Hurt Your Blog

Kikolani

The Blogroll. I am not a huge fan of the blogroll. One of the pros is that you can direct traffic to your blog if you are listed on someone else’s blogroll which can help increase your rank. So I choose not to have a 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.

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.

[Answered] Are Guest Blog Posts Even Worthwhile Or Am I Just Giving Away My Content?

SocMed Sean

Emailing a blogger and asking them to “swap links” or “add you to their blogroll” is a thing of the past and just doesn’t work. Great question came to me yesterday regarding the activity of link-building through guest blogging. Thought this answer might help those out there who are wondering whether back-link building is even a worthwhile activity anymore. Hey Sean – Thanks for all the guidance you provide through your articles.

Six Sources for Nonprofit News

SocialFish

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.

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

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st

Adam Cohen

Fortune 100 Need to Get More Creative with Twitter

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

Alicia Keys Facebook Page: I'd Sign Up if She Asked Me All Cool

Adam Sherk

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I Will Not Write About Old Spice

Adam Cohen

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

Debbie Weil

I 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.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

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

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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Online Reputation Management For Businesses: A Comprehensive Guide

Harp Interactive

Use blogroll on company blog with link to other company domains. The web is an great platform for publicity; unfortunately not all of it is positive! If you have a website that depends on traffic from search engines then your reputation is vulnerable to external forces.

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.

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NewsPulse Gives CNN.com a New Way to Showcase Popular Content

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

Social Media Dominates 2010 PR Planning, But SEO Increasingly in.

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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Hearst Skiff Reader Looks Cool

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

I Hope News Corp Does Block its Content from Google

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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MeasurePR: The BrandBuilder Edition

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali MeasurePR: The BrandBuilder Edition November 3rd, 2010 Tweet If you work in the PR/marketing world(s) (are they one now? shouldn’t they always have been?

Great Example of a Multimedia News Article from ESPN.com

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

PEJ Study Shows Print Still Primary Source of Original News Reporting

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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Google News Now Recrawling Updated Articles

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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Tool Tuesday: SocialOomph

Akamai Marketing

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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.

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NBC Targets Local Markets on the New Digg

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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Article Highlights: Good for Users, Good for Search Engines

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now!

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

Saying It Social

2 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?

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Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

News Sites on Twitter: Who is Making the Most Impact?

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk News Sites on Twitter: Who is Making the Most Impact?

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Do People Search for “Breaking News”?

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Do People Search for “Breaking News”?

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Do People Search for “Breaking News”?

Adam Sherk

Real-time Blogroll (via Google Reader) About.com Founder Scott Kurnit Launches Huge New Startup Called "AdKeeper" New Digg Buttons Released - Upgrade Now! Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Do People Search for “Breaking News”?

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