Saturday, April 23, 2011

Do Url Shorteners hurt SEO?

Note: Cross posted from The World According to Suze.

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Anyone who regularly posts links to places like Twitter or Facebook, or anywhere really that has a character limit, is well aware of how vital a good url shortener program is.  If you’re just regularly posting pictures of your lunch, well maybe you’re not too concerned about the effect of using these services on your backlinks and SEO.  For bloggers and marketers, on the other hand, it could be hugely significant. I’ve been wondering for a while now about the effects of url shorteners on the links  I post, and while poking around the internet today, I came across a couple of different blog posts about it and this video by Matt Cutts, explaining that url shorteners do not hurt your SEO if the service uses a 301 redirect.  The page rank and anchor text do flow through from the shortened link.  ...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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My First Squidoo Payout Earnings

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I joined Squidoo back in 2009 with the intention of jumping in, making lots of lenses, and making lots of money.  I wish I had actually done that, because by now I’d have lots of lenses making me money already, but, unfortunately, I didn’t.  A couple months ago, February I think it was, I decided to get on the ball and actually do something there.  I have, so far, a total of 18 lenses and this past payday I got my first Squidoo payment from my lenses.  I made a grand total of $7.74.  Okay, so I’m not getting rich here, but I don’t think that’s half bad for not really doing much of anything. I haven’t done much but create them and then update them here and there. Some of them do need a little makeover, but overall I think they are looking okay.  I have plans to do a little article marketing and work on some backlinking in the near future, but as of yet I really haven’t done much in the way of promoting them and I have made a couple sales.  Yesterday, I woke up to find I had made 6 sales on one of them!  That was a sweet surprise! That was the first “big” sale I’ve made so I was pretty excited about it. I will get paid for next payday, and hopefully I will have made some more sales by then. ...

Note: Cross posted from The World According to Suze.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

All My Children and One Life to Live Cancelled..The End Of An Era..

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The ABC Soap fans on Twitter are on fire today after ABC announced it is cancelling two of its long-running soaps, All My Children and One Life To Live. There have been rumors over the past few months that they might cancel one of them, but I don’t think anyone ever thought they would cancel both!  I have been watching these 2 shows for the past 30 years, and I’m so sad to hear they will be ending. I grew up with a lot of these characters. I don’t know what they think they’re going to put in their place, but whatever it is, I certainly will not be watching.  It is definitely the end of an era, because these are 2 of the best soaps on daytime today..daytime TV will never be the same....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How To Use Windows Live Writer to post to Tumblr

I don’t have the time at the moment to do a fully detailed write-up about Windows Live Writer specifically, but I just wanted to post something quick about my newest discovery.  Since I’ve just recently started blogging again, I haven’t kept up on a lot of blogging-related things, so I’m pretty late to the Windows Live Writer party, but I just discovered it 2 days ago. It’s pretty freaking awesome!  The only thing I was disappointed about was there was no support for Tumblr in Windows Live Writer, so that’s what I wanted to write about here.   ...