Linking Abuse Or Linking Awareness

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Blogcatalog Members today are collectively blogging about abuse.

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I thought of blogging about all kinds of abuse that affect real people day in, day out, but decided that ultimately that doesn’t fit in with my audience, or really add any authority to the words I would be writing.

25 Reasons You Get Thumbs Up

Muhammad Saleem yesterday wrote a list of the reasons that he might thumb someone down whilst using Stumbleupon.
I thought it would be a good exercise to come up with as many creative reasons why someone might Stumble one of your articles.

How Would You Improve Your Blog Or Blogging?

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I have lots of things I am planning to change on this blog, with some extremely radical changes in look and feel, and changes to the overall linking structure.
Those changes have really been waiting for WordPress 2.3 because it just makes things a lot easier doing the work just once, however there are a few things I would like to highlight that I think people will appreciate, and even a few things that I have experimented with that have proven to be… an absolute failure.

Traffic Or Topical Community – What Comes First?

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I have been discussing various kinds of blogging community widgets as a core topic for close to 10 months now, first Mybloglog, then Bumpzee, and shortly after Blogcatalog.

From every single one of those communities I have possibly gained more traffic than I have given them in return, though it is very difficult to judge exactly when you start gaining traffic, and maybe that isn’t really the point. You can’t easily track RSS clicks to a site unless you destroy the SEO advantages of syndication by having nice clean links and ultimately you hope for people to discover you once, and then subscribe.
As you send people to a particular site, just like when you send people to a useful blog post, you don’t lose them as readers, and more often than not you get traffic back in return.

Stumbleupon Algorithm Unearthed?

How does the Stumbleupon algorithm really work.? I have no idea, and I doubt anyone else really does know for sure, other than core programmers at Stumbleupon.
I do know one thing though, Tim is probably the person who has spent the most time studying Stumbleupon, analytically.

DealDotCom – Feedback and Plugin

Already on the DealDotCom blog, but many people might not have subscribed to them.

This is a useful plugin until the guys from DealDotCom come up with a solution of their own. They should really be delivering banners of various sizes to us every day without having to change any code, and an RSS or XML feed to play around with.
It needs to be a graphic without using any javascript, so it can be used anywhere.

Blogrush – 7 Critical Mistakes

Blogrush LogoBy now you might have heard of Blogrush. Whilst you might think the Blogosphere is buzzing, you should see the emails flooding in from some of the most successful marketers on the planet.
My conservative estimate is that more than 2,000,000 emails (not blog posts) have been sent out by people with very large email lists.

Blogrush – Free Blog Traffic – In depth Review

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Blogrush LogoBlogrush has just launched and is promising to help bloggers generate more targeted traffic to their blogs.

Blog bling, blog community and blog traffic widgets are becoming quite a conjested marketplace, so what makes Blogrush, the newest contender something to take note of?