Hi everyone! Hope you had a great and productive week.
No doubt that social media marketing is something that nearly everyone needs to be using to build relationships, increase engagements, interactions, and yes, get more traffic. Free services like Triberr.com and JustRetweet.com helps users achieve those objectives and allows people to get more retweets and increase its followers base. These services are mainly for Twitter and Facebook, and as far as I know, there is no service (that works well) for Pinterest.
Recently, I stumbled upon Pinwoot, a service that allows users to increase its Pinterest followers base, repins and likes. You all know that Pinterest, when used properly can help increase your traffic and in some cases even improve your rankings on search results. I started using the service some weeks ago and I saw my followers base increase by 150+. Not bad. If you want to give it a try, head over to Pinwoot.com (ref link).
Should I use the disavow tool even if there’s not a manual action on my site?
On a different front, Matt Cutts recently answers a question that is quite interesting for those of you that feel may be hurt by negative SEO. As you know, using the disavow tool is primarily only recommended if you have received a “manual action” penalty from Google, due to some “bad SEO you have done” in the past. Google made it easier to know if you did get a manual action via the Webmaster Tools. Anyway, one of the things that has always been a “big question mark” was whether we can use the disavow tool regardless of having a manual action or not. Cutts gives the “but” starting on 0:55sec saying:
At the same time, if you’re at all worried about someone trying to do negative SEO or it looks like there’s some weird bot that’s building up a bunch of links to your site, and you have no idea where it came from, that’s a perfect time to use Disavow as well.
There you go. At least that clears up some things. How about you? Have you used the disavow tool even without a manual penalty? How did it go?
Finally, I saw this tweet from Adam Connell about a recently released plugin called Hashcore.
— Adam Connell (@adamjayc) November 23, 2013
The makers of Hashcore says that the new plugin helps to bridge the gap between content and social by allowing the incorporation of hashtags within the content of your post. These hashtags are clickable and allow users to open up a pop over which displays the most recent Tweets with that hashtag. Quite interesting. For now, I just want to share with you about it. Soon, I hope to delve into it a bit more and see the actual benefits it could bring. It is free and a premium plan is available if you are interested. Want to see it action? Click this #hashcore
And as usual, in no particular order:
SEO & Internet Marketing
- How to save your website from Google Image Mismatch Manual Penalty
- How Paid Search Can Aid Your SEO Efforts
- Tell Google What New Features You Want in Webmaster Tools
- Is Your Content Curation Ethical? A 10-Step Checklist
Social/Blogging/Small Business Bites
- Bing Lets You Connect Social Pages To Webmaster Tools
- How to Improve Your Conversion Rates with a Faster Website
- 30 Tips For Creating Content that Gets Read, Shared and Talked About at Parties
- How Often Should You Update Your Small Business Blog?
More cool stuff!
That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend!