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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I started to embark on a multi-day project of sifting through blogrolls and aggregation sites like Bloglovin. As many of you know, I’m working with influencer marketing platform, The Shelf.

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.

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.

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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Social Media Complainers – your new BFF's

Akamai Marketing

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

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What's your social currency?

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Tool Tuesday: SocialOomph

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Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

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A Thousand Little Cuts of Social Media – A Kaizen Approach

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Google News Optimization Tips

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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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.

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.

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How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours

Waxing UnLyrical

I set up a basic blogroll, a Twitter widget, a short “About&# page as well as a “© and Stuff&# page. This isn’t a trick question. But really, how many blogs does a gal need? After all, from a practicality point of view, the answer to that question should be one, right?

Tool Tuesday: Qwitter

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Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends

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!

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

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.

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.

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.

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting


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. As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry.

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?

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

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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.

Four Free Digital Marketing Tools for Non-Profits

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90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock


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eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts: Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Blogroll. skip to main | skip to sidebar. eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts. eLearning, Learning Design, eLearning Standards, Knowledge Management, Active Learning, Blended Learning, Web 2.0, Microcontent, Social Software. Thursday, June 5, 2008. Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners. Start Pages as Environments for Self-Organized Learners.

Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Addicted to Pathwords Pathwords is a game I was introduced to earlier this week on Facebook. I played on a friends computer for about 30 minutes and was instantly hooked. So hooked that they had to forcible take the computer away.

Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics

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


Pros and Cons of Starting a Blog


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.

On Alice in Wonderland and Social Media

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Spam Links – What Me? Never!

Small Business Mavericks

You can link from every website you own, however, the expectation is that it’s going to be in some form of blogroll, not within unrelated content. So you think you don’t have any spammy links. I would estimate that just about every website on the Internet would have at least one spammy link, even if it has been created by accident, or in the early days when you were trying to build your business.

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Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Corporate Social Media Reading List I’m a huge fan of social media. I joined Twitter on June 30 2007 and after a few bumps in the road, I was addicted and even wrote a set of top twitter tips.

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