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SEO Secrets, Medium, Link Building Tips, CommentLuv Madness, Speedlink 32:2012

by DiTesco

weekly roundup

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week. This week had some few interesting stories that I would like to share with you, in case you haven’t heard about them yet.

Let’s start with Medium, the soon to be born “New Twitter”, a new publishing platform created by the founders of Twitter. According to Evan Williams (Twitter co-founder), Medium is is going “re-imagine” publishing. Hmmm, yet another one? Let’s see how this will unfold.

Here’s an excerpt of the official blog post:

Posting on Medium (not yet open to everyone) is elegant and easy, and you can do so without the burden of becoming a blogger or worrying about developing an audience. All posts are organized into “collections,” which are defined by a theme and a template… We believe that good design supports the purpose (not just the appeal) of content, so Medium is diverse in look and feel—ranging from different types of articles to images to, eventually, much more…

Collections are sometimes closed (like this one) but optionally open to contributions. For example, here’s an open collection of crazy stories. Here’s one example of a collection.

On a different forefront, Duane Forrester of Bing, continues on, with providing some real cool tips and advices about SEO. Recently published, he shares the secret sauce of SEO. What caught my attention in this post is really “what SEO is NOT about”. Something to think about.

  • Fast – the work and results take time to complete and see in action
  • Guaranteed – remember, you’re not in control of the algorithm
  • Once & done – things change over time; algos evolve and so must your site
  • Free – time is money, as the saying goes – SEO takes time

In addition to Duane’s posts, there are two videos (below) that will provide you with some insights about linking building tips and how to configure URL parameters on Google’s webmaster tools.

And finally, the CommentLuv Premium (CLP) madness. I’m sure you heard about this plugin before and about its advantages. Well, to celebrate its first year anniversary, Andy Bailey is going to offer this plugin (the unlimited version) for a discount of a little over than 50% starting the 23rd of August. It will be on a dime sale, and will last only for 10 days. If you want to get your hands on Andy’s CLP, plus a ton of bonuses (really good stuff), just check out (aff link) what he has to say. Nothing to loose 🙂

As usual, in no particular order:

Content Marketing/Small Business Bites

SEO/Inbound Marketing

8 Link Building Tips – Whiteboard Friday

Social Web/Other Cool Stuff

Configuring URL Parameters in Webmaster Tools

If you’re the webmaster of a site with URLs parameters and you’d like to help Google crawl your site more efficiently, Maile Ohye gives pointers (for the more common cases) on how to configure URL Parameters in Webmaster Tools. Be careful, this is an advanced feature.

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend.

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1 Ileane August 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Hi DiTesco, It’s incredible that people think of blogging as being a “burden” and I’m surprised to hear them use that vocabulary in their description of Medium. Did you say that was taken from their “blog” ? 🙂

Thanks for the shout out on Rahul’s post. I think it was a very creative one.

In the WBF video he talked about finding your competitors guest posts. Maybe that’s how some people get the idea that blogging is a burden. 🙂

2 DiTesco August 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Hi Ileane. Yep, that line of conversation was indeed taken from their post.. Aside from the burden of blogging, don’t forget about “not having to worry about developing an audience” as well 😉 Sharp eye my friend 🙂

As for the video, hmmm, you might be right.. it does relay that message a bit 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend

3 Zac Johnson August 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Thanks for the mention and putting the post together. It will be interesting to see what comes of Medium, but with so much stuff out there already… it will surely need to be amazing to stand out from the crowd.

4

Saad

August 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm

My technique is to comment on comment luv enabled blogs to get maximum backlinks 🙂

5

Hesham Zebida

August 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Hey Buddy,

Didn’t know about Medium before, sounds interesting though, however it looks like just another publishing platform to me. I wonder what’s the big deal if you don’t own your content, and I find it a little strange that they are comparing this to running a blog!

6 DiTesco August 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Yeah, I totally relate with you on the blogging issue buddy. Not sure what to make of it yet, but it looks like it is going to be another “curation” type site, with a different design. Hopefully and since it belongs to the same owners, they will “integrate” Twitter in it and vice versa. That may actually be interesting. We’ll see. Hope all is well my friend and thanks for stopping by

7 Derek Maak August 20, 2012 at 2:43 am

Hey DiTesco,

I’m looking forward to picking up CommentLuv. Hopefully I can get in early and pick it up for an amazing price.

Also, this is the first I’m hearing about Medium, but I’m not sure what it’s all about. There are so many new things coming out all the time that it’s really hard to focus and simplify my time online. I think a lot of businesses could benefit by simplifying things rather than trying to have their hands in everything.

8

Aditya

August 20, 2012 at 7:18 am

Hi DiTesco,

I guess medium will be a huge platform for everyone.But i am shocked by hearing that blogging is burden,but if you ask me i would say its not.And never be as far as i am doing it.
Haven’t heard about it earlier may be because its not in use for everybody yet.

9

Anton Koekemoer

August 20, 2012 at 7:30 am

Hi DiTesco,

Thanks for the great links and videos. I enjoy such power wrap-ups when it comes to finding relevant and interesting topics. -Not to mention the amount of link building opportunities it creates for you and the readers.

10

Joe

August 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Love the White Board video. I struggle with ideas and ways to get backlinks to my site. Very helpful tips. Thanks!

11

akhilendra

August 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

i wonder someone will blog if it is a burden to them. As far as linking is concerned, i think back links are extremely important but they are over-rated that it results in lot of people engaging in spamming. Hope people don’t abuse it anymore.

12 steve@php programmer August 23, 2012 at 5:47 am

Actually blogging is good way to exposed your knowledge. Commentluv is good tool for commenting and i like it. Also happy to hear about medium soon to be launch New Twitter. It may having great features than current twitter.

13

Kamal

October 3, 2012 at 4:32 am

These tips really helpful for me.

(i) Is it good to install commentluv on my site?, &

(ii) When I receive some comments which are having links to the commentator’s sites, should I approve them? Is it beneficial to my site?

14

soniya@website development in noida

November 27, 2012 at 6:33 am

Dear Admin

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15

Nikki

March 23, 2013 at 2:14 am

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m pretty darn excited to see more about this Medium platform. I’m pretty much at my wits end with Twitter – although it’s necessary for business. The next big thing already has a place in my heart. I just hope it’s all the current state of social media requires it to be in order to be a next big thing.

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