It turns out that marketing teams and online business owners don’t have superhuman hearing when it comes to detecting whispers about their products and services online.
So how do they manage to always respond to comments every time their company or products are mentioned in blog posts or forum discussions or social media blasts?
Well, it’s not by manually scrounging for data on a daily basis.
Instead, they have automated tools that listen to buzz on the internet for them.
Now, you might think a fancy automated monitoring system costs a monthly fortune to deploy and would be super complicated to setup...but you’d be wrong!
The leading keyword monitoring tools are FREE and only take a few moments to get up and running.
If you have an online business, this quick post will teach you how to start listening to the internet to help manage your brand and product perception in real-time to boost your online authority and make more sales!Continue reading
I already reported on Google’s most recent “slap” against spammy sites an content farms in my previous post. Shortly afterwards, we saw what is probably the biggest real-life difference this slap has made, in two different ways:
Article directory submissions are one of the first link-building techniques I ever used and did some testing with. I have tried many different automation solutions and most of them have been at least slightly disappointing. The problem usually lies in part with automation software but also in a large part with article directories themselves.
There are thousands upon thousands of article directories and they can be easily found through common footprints. The problem is that most of them are broken, abandoned, hacked or completely worthless (no PageRank, no backlinks etc.). So if you have a tool that can submit articles to lots of directories, you may find that you get far fewer backlinks then expected and that those backlinks are not very useful at all.
Today, I’m reviewing Article Marketing Robot. Read on to see if it could change my mind about article directory submissions.
SEO Blueprint is a collection of link-building tools that I already briefly mentioned in my IM-Advantage review, as they are part of that membership. SEO Blueprint consist of three tools: Blog Blueprint, Article Blueprint and Link Blueprint. All of them offer different ways to build backlinks to sites you want to promote. The question is: Are those backlinks any good and are these tools worth the investment?
Read on to find out.
If you’re doing SEO, you’re always on the lookout for possible link-sources, and not just any old link-sources, either. As I have discussed in a previous post, not all backlinks are equal and ideally, the links pointing to your site should be coming from diverse sources, have a targeted anchor text and come from within site content (rather than from comments or sidebars).
In terms of these requirements, blog networks may just be the perfect link-building tool. In this article, I explain what blog networks are, how they work and what their benefits and drawbacks tend to be.
A few days ago, I published my written review of The Best Spinner. As usual, I like to follow up with a video-review, since my written reviews tend to go into a lot of detail and are quite extensive. So, if you’re looking for a quick demonstration of the Best Spinner article spinning software as well as my thoughts about it, check out the video below.
As always, comments and questions are very welcome!
Welcome to my review of the Best Spinner! I’ve already produced a fair amount of content concerning article spinning and I’ve often said that (spinning-) bots are stupid and that I’m no fan of auto-rewritten content. In light of this, it’s only fair that I give the big new player in the article spinning scene a fair review.
The Best Spinner is a new product by Jonathan Leger and in this review we’re going to find out whether it can live up to it’s name whether it’s just another piece of junkware you should steer clear of. Read on to get the details.
Unfortunately, CRewriter doesn’t exist anymore. As an alternative, I recommend you check out the free version of SpinChimp.[/error]
While I’m generally not a big fan of article spinning, I still make use of the technique here and there and I’m still going to be testing article marketing and rewriting software. Enter the CRewriter. This is an online application that you can use to make the article spinning process a bit simpler. Best of all, this tool is completely free to use.
Below, you’ll find a video showing the CRewriter in action and some more details about what it does and where you can find it.
What is Web2Mayhem? That’s actually not an easy question to answer, because Web2Mayhem includes so many different things. One possible answer is to say that W2M is an all-in-one website promotion system. It includes automatic submission tools, a link-network and a syndication network, keyword research tools a link cloaking and tracking service and a complete step-by-step system for promoting websites.
Does this product deliver or is it spreading itself too thin? Read on to get the full details.
Squidoo is a very popular article database. Actually, calling it an article database is a complete understatement. While the underlying principle is similar to that of an article database – you can register, publish your own content and also link back to your websites – Squidoo has a lot more to offer. What mainly sets it apart is that you can add a lot of multimedia and interactive elements to each of your pages (called “lenses” on Squidoo). From images and slideshows to videos, polls and digg-like voting elements, there is a huge selection of fun stuff you can add to each of your lenses.
Since Squidoo even allows affiliate links and encourages it’s users to make money (there’s a revenue sharing model), it’s a great resource for every online marketer or article marketer. I’ve put together a series of instructional videos that go into some detail on how to build a lens, how to add in multimedia elements and how to promote the lens to get more visitors and clicks.
Someone made the suggestion to me to make some tutorials about Squidoo, an interesting article/webpage publishing service that many online marketers use for a bit of article marketing and backlink building. I will be publishing a series of Squidoo tutorials here, shortly. Before that, let’s take a look at some of the top-ranked lenses out there to see what we can learn about making great Squidoo lenses.
Okay, this video is mostly for your amusement. After having stated in one of my videos, that “robots are stupid” and suggesting you should stay away from automatic spinning software, I thought I should back this up with an example.
I found a free trial of an automatic spinner and entered two example sentences:
Article spinning robots can really screw up your texts.
I suggest you always do article spinning manually or at least supervise the automatic spinning process.
See the video below to find out what the (word-replacing) tool made of these sentences:
So, the spun text ended up being:
Article moving bots can truly propeller up your texts. My persuasion is to e’er do article spinning manually or at littlest observe the semiautomatic moving touch.I particularly like the “e’er”. Very contemporary. Remember that this was a completely random variation, by the way. I didn’t try several times to find the silliest version, or anything like that. I don’t mean to bash article spinners in general. I haven’t tested any of the paid ones extensively and I can’t judge whether they are all useless. As I said: This video is partially for amusement purposes. If you want real, valuable information, check out my videos on article spinning. There’s also an overview of all my videos here.