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Google Graveyard, Link To The Source, Incapsula 2FA, Speedlink 27:2013

by DiTesco

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Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great and productive week. As you probably already know, Google Reader RIPed this week. That’s another addition to lot’s of products that Google killed over the course of time. For those who loved it and hesitated up to now, several alternatives are out there, one of them being the recently launched Hootsuite Syndicator. If you are an avid user of Hootsuite, I think you may like that new app.

Google Reader Alternatives

Some other great alternatives to Google Reader can be found here and here. Do you know of more GReader alternatives?

Link To The Source

Matt Cutts on the other hand released an interesting video on GoogleWebmasterHelp this week. He answered to the question – “If I write about another article, where should I link to the original source”.

If you watch the video and pay attention to what he says, there might be some “hidden” stuff in there that are worth it. Curious how it repeatedly says, its personal and not a ranking advice.

So, what do you think? The following are some interesting comments that I picked up. Let me know if I missed some.

  • link placement – does not matter where you put it (flows PageRank either way). Although Matt’s personal preference is on top.
  • white hat blogger, linking to white hat sites. Interesting choice of words (not RSS autoblogging).
  • link to the source – personal preference (or improved user experience)

Finally, for those of you who are concerned about your sites security, Incapsula recently launched their 2FA (two factor authentication) feature. Two factor authentication is an added security measure that many major websites (including Google) has been implementing. With so much “attacks” going on, Incapsula and 2FA feature may be something to consider. An extra layer of security for your site and boost in performance are always a welcome addition.

As usual, in no particular order:

SEO & Internet Marketing

Social/Blogging/Small Business Bites

More cool stuff!

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

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Ana Hoffman

July 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm

So glad Matt Cutts addressed linking out – I can’t believe how many false notions were floating around about it…


Ana Hoffman

July 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

PS Any idea what the botton button in your Flares is?

I have one as well; it just showed up yesterday – mine looks like Twitter bird, but purple. What on earth?



July 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Found it: http://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/flare

Might have to switch to another plugin now…

4 DiTesco July 6, 2013 at 8:16 pm

If you find one good one, let me know 🙂 I’ll follow suit, lol

5 DiTesco July 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Hey Ana, jut a heads up, in case you haven’t seen it yet. Flare’s latest update now gives the option to remove the “filament” link 🙂

6 DiTesco July 6, 2013 at 8:15 pm

That’s the credit “filament” attribute to flare.. Sadly for now it can’t be removed.

7 Ryan Biddulph July 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

I am digging me some Feedly, since the death of Reader. Quick, easy and seamless, I love paging through posts quickly.

We will see what happens once Google deletes all Reader information in a few weeks. Feedly is supposed to have stored, but again, we will see.

Super list of resources as always. Thanks!



July 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Why not put the attribute links after the article so the search engine bots can get a sense of the content first instead of it seeming like just a link farm ❓

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