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. On my site, the blogroll was linked from every page, appearing in the right sidebar, but not towards the top of the sidebar.

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? A question from Davina Brewer on how folks are using their blogrolls got me thinking. I have a blogroll (I suspect you do too). Part of this is because if I were to include all my Reader subscriptions in my blogroll, it would be unbelievably long.

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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 Blog Turns 20 This Year

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blogroll. blog blogger blogging blogroll book booksonblogging businessbook businessinsider content contentmarketing ctrlaltdelete digitalmarketing facebook hardware huffingtonpost instagram internet internetpioneer iphone macbookair magazine media mediaplatform mobile newspaper onlinecommunity onlinejournal publishing publishingplatform rss snapchat software technology theguardian writer writing Can you believe it? I had to re-read the headline a couple of times as well.

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.

What Does Eight Years Of Blogging Get You?

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Chapman , Arjun Basu , Joseph Jaffe , Tom Peters , Jeff Jarvis , Jay Rosen and countless other (just look at my Blogroll on the left for more or who I follow on Twitter or Facebook :) I have coffee with all of these people each and every morning - whether they know it or not. blogroll. Eight years ago on this day in 2003, I started Blogging.

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. The changes are in terms of visual and navigation appearance for fans as well page administrators. In addition, there are set of new features which add on to page functionality.

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. The con is if someone’s rank is not as high as yours, having them on your blogroll could hurt your rank. So I choose not to have a blogroll. This guest post was written by Arie Rich , Editor of KMP Blog.

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. What this does is let you select a certain number of blogs from your blogroll, and only that number of blogs will be displayed.

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 both public relations and search engine optimization, publishing content via other people’s sites is a critical part of their everyday duties. Image: SalFalko via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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! Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Pew Research News Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks and Twitter by Adam Sherk on September 13, 2010 The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has published the results of its latest survey on news consumption and related topics.

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[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.

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! Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Fortune 100 Need to Get More Creative with Twitter by Adam Sherk on November 17, 2009 While many companies now have some form of presence on Twitter, how well are they utilizing it?

Alicia Keys Facebook Page: I'd Sign Up if She Asked Me All 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! Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Alicia Keys Facebook Page: I’d Sign Up if She Asked Me All Cool by Adam Sherk on January 19, 2010 Want to use your Facebook Page to build out your mailing list? Alicia Keys knows how to do it.

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. Kudos to my newest guest blogger Susan Harris for her post below explaining exactly why being a corporate blogger can be fun. She hits all the relevant points (how she coaxes posts out of the staff, how she finds guest authors, etc.).

Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st

Adam Cohen

a thousand cuts :: adam cohen's blog About Blogroll Contact a thousand cuts conversations about social media and interactive marketing by adam cohen 19 JUL Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st Posted by: adam / Tags: Interactive Marketing , Jason Breed , Marc Meyer , Marketing and Advertising , Social Media / Comments: View Comments There are regular chats on Twitter, and then there’s hashtagsocialmedia.com.

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

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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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I Will Not Write About Old Spice

Adam Cohen

a thousand cuts :: adam cohen's blog About Blogroll Contact a thousand cuts conversations about social media and interactive marketing by adam cohen 16 JUL I Will Not Write About Old Spice Posted by: adam / Tags: Advertising , Isaiah Mustafa , Old Spice , Social Media , Television , YouTube / Comments: View Comments I will resist the urge.

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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! Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk News Sites Not Making Much Use of Static FBML on Facebook Pages by Adam Sherk on June 9, 2010 Between privacy issues, a sweaty CEO and technical problems with its “Like&# buttons Facebook is having a rough time lately.

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10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

Borrowing Content Was Happening Long Before Blogging

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!

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. Negative websites whose sole purpose is to provide a platform for your disgruntled customers to malign your brand (your keyword) can show up in Google search results and invade your search real estate.

Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement?

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 Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement? by Adam Sherk on September 17, 2009 Now that the improved Facebook Pages have been around for a while I wanted to check the level of engagement that major news sites are achieving with them.

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How to add Social Networking Buttons to Your Email Signature in.

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?

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

Adam Sherk

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How to Identify Your Own Top Trends of 2009

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 How to Identify Your Own Top Trends by Adam Sherk on December 22, 2009 Yesterday Facebook shared its Top Status Trends of 2009 , providing insight into what terms most commonly occurred in users’ status updates.

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How To Leverage Your Social Networking Sites When Visiting.

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

Adam Sherk

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Back by popular demand: The Basics of Social Media ROI (via The.

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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How to Subscribe to Facebook Business/Fan Page Posts in Your.

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?

How Social Media ROI is like Santa Claus

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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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! Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Hearst Skiff Reader Looks Cool by Adam Sherk on January 7, 2010 Hearst’s Skiff Reader is being unveiled at CES this week. My professional, analytical opinion is it looks pretty darn good.

My Top 10 Posts of 2009 on News Media, SEO and Social Media

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 My Top 10 Posts of 2009 on News Media, SEO and Social Media by Adam Sherk on January 4, 2010 I was going to post this last week but then opted wisely for letting myself enjoy a holiday break.

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How to Create a Customer Loyalty Program via Social Media (via PR.

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?

Organic Marketing Vs. Pay Per Click (PPC)

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?

MeasurePR: The BrandBuilder Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

Powered by Postrank My "Better Blogroll" (Refreshes at Random) 21st-century PR Issues - Paul Seaman 3Hats Communications - Davina Brewer @jbtaylor - John Taylor A Shel Of My Former Self - Shel Holtz, ABC Bill Sledzik's ToughSledding Chuck Hemann's Alternate Perspectives Communication Overtones - Kami Watson Huyse, APR Communications Conversations - Arik Hanson, APR ConversationAgent - Valeria Maltoni, ABC Gautam (Ghosh) on Organizations 2.0

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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A Closer Look at Fan Engagement on the Fox News Facebook Page

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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Saying It Social is Now Accepting Client Sign-Ups for April!

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?

Free Tools for Social SEO

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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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! Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Great Example of a Multimedia News Article from ESPN.com by Adam Sherk on August 14, 2009 Recently I wrote about the importance of including meaningful content in videos embedded in press releases.

Yahoo Adds Enhanced News Results to searchmonkey

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 Yahoo Adds Enhanced News Results to SearchMonkey by Adam Sherk on August 31, 2009 On Friday Yahoo announced new additions to its SearchMonkey enhanced results, including options for news content.

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