Following my previous post about building links through article directory submission, I figured that since we are on a link building mode, to introduce you to an awesome service which I have been using for a while now to share content, build relationships, interact with users, while at the same time obtaining inbound links almost automatically. How? Read on.
Introducing Amplify, a service that lets you clip, share and add your take on specific parts of articles and blogs you read on the web, as well as images or videos you find online. You can use the Amplify bookmarklet in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer. Amplify is that interesting that it can be considered almost an all-in-one social media application. Should this be the case, it is definitely one of the best social media apps out there.
How Does Amplify Help In link Building?
With Amplify, you can share blog posts, videos, articles, music, etc., all this in a little over 140 characters. One of the interesting features about this service is that you can increase your exposure and build links without the tedious work of manually submitting whatever it is you want to share to social bookmarking sites, micro-blogging platforms, and more. In addition to engaging in a conversation on Amplify (sort of FriendFeed), everything you share can be auto-posted to Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, Posterous, Tumblr, Friendfeed, and more, thus building links and easily sharing content with your friends and followers all around the web. It also creates an “Amplog”, where you can customize your settings, themes, add external links, etc. Take a look at this video to see some of Amplify’s features.
As you can see it is very easy to use Amplify. Now for the added twist. Once you amplify content, the autopost feature will seamlessly integrate it with all of your selected social networking sites and to micro-blogging platforms such as Posterous. Posterous has also a built in social integration (autopost) and will “reamplify” to other social networks where Amplify currently does not support. Here is a nice write up about Posterous.
There are so many things you can do with Amplify that it is difficult to lay them all out here. Instead, I suggest you to check it out for yourself as I am convinced that you will like this interface just as much as I do. As I said, it helps you build relationships, interact with users and build links. Use it as part of your SEO link building campaign. Give it a try and let me know how Amplify works for you.
What do you think? Aside from ClipMarks.com, do you know of a similar service that has the same features? Please share them here with us.
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Looks cool…I am hearing it for the first time. But anyways, it seems to be a great service. I will try out this one. Keep writing and sharing all these useful stuffs 🙂
Hi Aswani. Thanks for dropping by bro and if I know you well, this is one of those services that I am almost sure that you will like using. It just a couple of clicks, you are able to “spread” the word out to all your favorite sites. Actually, I forget to say here, but it does not have to be content, it can also be anything you just write which you can do on your amplify stream. Give it a go and let me know how it goes
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Interesting idea. I’m not sure if I would use it, but it’s always nice to see stuff like this. Thanks for sharing.
Hi DiTesco, Thanks for sharing the Amplify video. I think you and I joined the service around the same time but this is the first time I saw a video for it. It’s growing nicely and I think it has some awesome benefits. One thing that I personally need to be careful with is oversharing. Since I already tweet all of my own posts via feedburner, it’s overkill to tweet them from Amplify too. I might even consider disconnecting my Twitter account so I don’t neglect to uncheck it when posting.
I have Posterous but I also have Tumblr so I autopost to that connection instead.
I’m sharing this post on Google Buzz.
Absolutely right Ileane. The autopost on twitter works well if you use it by itself. Over tweeting will most likely generate too much noise from the same post and this is a sound advice. Since I have more than one twitter account, I make it a point to separate the auto tweets from feedburner and amplify. Thanks for dropping by.
I need write another article on this. I seem to post about these things way too early! Like posting on Foursquare in November last year. Too early.
I use Tumblr somewhat differently than others in our space. I should probably write that up as well.
BTW, I’m still really enjoying that you’re now on WordPress!
Hi Dave. I still remember the post you wrote about this… you know the one with “building outpost”, lol. Actually, this post was inspired by that article and you will excuse me for not mentioning about it here. Anyway, I agree that you should write up something about Tumblr, there isn’t too much out there about it (good ones at least).
Oh and thanks, I too am enjoying being on WordPress. Glad I made the move
The site looks good. Kinda like posterous. I use to use that site a lot but never got much traffic from them and I did not like using them since I was having rewrite my posts to share them on posterous. As for Amplify, my concern is when you share a snippet from your site, will Google consider this duplicate content?
Hi there. Amplify now has the added option to autopost to Posterous and it looks great after that is done. As far as your concern of Google considering this duplicate content, well, even if they do I don’t think it will be of negative impact as in this case they will only consider the original source. There are other search engines and they treat this issues differently, plus, since it is only an excerpt and not the full post, I am convinced that it will have its value if used sparingly. Thanks for your thoughts, always good to see you here
I didn’t know about amplify but it seems quite interesting
i think i will try it
Hi Alex. If I may, please don’t try, do it 🙂 This is what I always say to my readers as the only way to see if it will work well for you is by taking action on it. After that, decide, lol. Thanks for your comment, always appreciated
Definitely a good idea to increase our reach but I guess you will still need to build up communities in each social networks for the articles to be read and shared by others.
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Amplify is interesting. However:
– Autopost, great as it sounds, unexpectedly posts all subscribed-to content to the social services one chooses, instead of just one’s own content!
– Autopost can’t be disconnected from FriendFeed!
While it’s a promising service, there’s some debugging needed there…
I think Amplify is a good technique for new sites to get indexed only. It should never be used as permanent feature as can result in getting you banned from google by extra ordinary link building.
I agree. One should never “overdo” anything as it can trigger bad signals and instead of getting benefits, you might end up being tagged as spammer…..
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