Talkwalker Alerts, Traffic Generation Via PDF, AdSense Optimization, Speedlink 13:2013

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week. This week reported an alternative to Google Alert called Talkwalker. Talkwalker is only a few days old, but already is getting some good attention. Rumors have been popping here and there that Google’s alert service may not be working as good as it is suppose to be. So, if you are one of those that may be interested in trying another alert service, Talkwalker may be an interesting one. Do remember that it is not even a week old, so expect some minor bugs. I’m testing it out and we’ll see how it goes. So far so good!

TalkWalker Alerts

Next up is Google’s new AdSense Optimization recommendations. If you are using AdSense, you may have already started seeing some suggestions directly from your dashboard about how some of your ad units can improve earnings based on the suggested optimization. The new feature allows you to assess instantly what you might gain from the suggested optimization and whether or not it’s worth updating your implementation. What do you think? Do you use the program and do you think that AdSense is worth it?

Adsense Optimization Recommendation

Finally, Ana Hoffman of created a video tutorial on how you can convert your blog posts into a PDF file and upload that to SlideShare for a bit more of traffic and increased exposure. All this in 60 seconds (maybe a tad more). I love this one and hopefully you will too 🙂

As usual, in no particular order:


Social/Blogging/Small Business Bites

More Cool Stuff and Other Roundups

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


DiTesco is a Business and Inbound Marketing Consultant, and founder of iBlogzone's main objective is to help startups and small business owners achieve success in their online ventures. | More About Me and my Digital Marketing Services in SP Brazil.

25 thoughts on “Talkwalker Alerts, Traffic Generation Via PDF, AdSense Optimization, Speedlink 13:2013

  • Thanks for the mention DiTesco,

    It’s funny I was just reading about how to use the Google alert services for SEO and I commented about how it would probably get disabled too like reader and there ya go.

    I think the moral to the story is to become less dependent on Google.
    Excellent timing on this post.

    • Hi Darnell. Not sure about alerts going away, but you do have a point 🙂 Glad this post was timely.. Signed up for Talkwalker and so far I like it. Let me know how you find it, in case you decide to give it a test drive

  • I definitely need to test some Google Alerts alternatives, Francisco – it’s driving me nuts!

    Between your suggestion, and the Google Alerts guest post I just published at Traffic Generation Café (, I should be able to find one.

    As always, thanks so much for the mention!

    • LOL Ana.. Actually, the post you mentioned is right up there 😉 .. “Double dip” for you this weekend” 🙂

      • Oh goodie – I got too excited about the first one! 🙂

        Right back at you; linked to you from my Slideshare post in CL link.

        Look at us… we are so polite, keep linking to each other.

  • Hi DiTesco!
    I’m signing up for Talkwalker as soon as I finish writing this comment! This sounds like my kind of tool.

    I got a great suggestion from the Google AdSense team about adding another ad unit on my blog and so far I’ve seen a 20% – 30% increase and earning on the blog have surpassed YouTube earnings. I’m really pleased with the outcome.

    Thanks for the mention to my dear!

    • Hi Ileane. Talkwalker is looking good so far and has been actually performing better at least on some of the alerts I have just set up. Let me know how it goes for you 🙂

      As for AdSense, indeed, I have also seen a slight increase on my earnings, but can’t tell how long it will last..

      Welcome for the mention. Have a great weekend!

  • I have been using Google Alerts for several years now. I couldn’t tell you exactly how long, but long enough to know that it used to do a much better job years ago than what it does now. I am lucky if they send me a few alerts in a given month now, and the ones I do get don’t even come close to matching what I set up. So it wouldn’t take much for Talkwalker to outperform Google Alerts. Talkwalker would definitely be something worth checking out.

    I haven’t noticed any new suggestions in Google Adsense lately. I’ll have to do some exploring to see if I just missed them.

    • Hi Ray. Talkwalker is doing a good job as of now. I set it up yesterday and already am getting some “useful” info about the alerts I configured. Try it out and let me know what you think

  • Hey DiTesco,

    Some really interesting stuff here, thanks for putting this together.

    The thing that’s jumped out at me is Talkwalker – I have a feeling Google Alerts will get knocked on the head soon anyway and it’s not really worked for a while so thanks for the heads up on this – I tried out a few other tools a while back to try and swap out Google Alerts but until now I just haven’t found anything to do the job.

    I love how it looks so similar to Google Alerts, I’m going to take it for a spin, setup some alerts and see how it goes.

    How has it been working for you so far?

    • Hi Adam, So far so good and up to now, I am quite satisfied with it. Just hoping it continues to to work well. I have started to see alerts from this week that “other” have not even sent me 🙂 Hope it works for you. Let me know how it goes..

  • Great post. we use Adfly for advertising in eperiments but never used it as a publisher. After reading this and your other post we shall be looking into it and running a few more eperiments.

  • Happy Easter! Thanks for sharing the post! Adfly rocks! I use it all the time for advertising and so happy about it!

  • Hi Ditesco – a wonderful collection of links 🙂 I tried Talkwalker today and already started loving it. The interface looks just like Google Alerts and this seems to be a little bit more effective. Let me use it for a while!

  • Hello Di Tesco, I visit your site and it’s great collection of links and very fresh news about Talk walker. as a newcomer SEO field this information is like a fresh air for me and it’s helpful my work strategy.
    Thank you to sharing me this post.

  • Thank you! I set that up and will see how it goes…. my Google Alerts have been few and far between for a long time!

  • Ditesco! How happy I am to see you recommending our product! The whole Talkwalker team thanks you for the support. We are improving the solution at the moment so stay tuned.

    • Hi Julie. Welcome. Good products are worth being featured and all I can say is good job, keep it up and a big thank you!

  • Yes really I am not happy with google alert services but reading this talkwalker is interesting as every thing what ever it is have some bugs in starts but it come great with the time if administrators work hard for that hope you will achieve your goals and people may response you good if they find it as batter as you are talking.

  • Hi Ditesco – a wonderful collection of links I tried Talkwalker today and already started loving it. The interface looks just like Google Alerts and this seems to be a little bit more effective. Let me use it for a while!

  • Ok so all I need to do is to convert all my blog posts into pdfs and upload them in slideshare? Isn’t ilegal? I mean…Duplicate content 😐

    • I think the issue about being illegal only applies if you are using content that does not belong to you or do not have permission to distribute. As for duplicate content, that’s a different story. Although it appears to be, IMO you don’t get penalized for that as you are just using a different source (and format) to distribute and share your stuff. Duplicate content is more damaging when you actually publish them “twice” in the same domain. Hope that helps a bit.

  • Ok thank you DiTesco. It really helps me, but in slideshare is like images, not really articles and it is ok I think:)
    Is ok to upload all my articles and full version? or just a bit to excite people and tell them if they want more to check my website.

    • A bit is fine, for as long as it still makes sense. really up to you

  • Hi Francisco, to keep you updated on our product: Talkwalker Alerts are now also available on HootSuite! To try it out yourself, simply install the Talkwalker Alerts app on HootSuite to monitor and share content the fastest way in one single platform. More info at – let me know how it works for you 🙂

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