December 8, 2008
For all of you who haven’t read this post by Sugarrae already – just wanted you to know that I’m 100% heterosexual
and yet I fell in love with this heavenly bright creature.
Excellent writing (especially the instructions for changing the year on your PC calendar)
and great things to think about.
Please do read the post and the discussion following it:
I’m following sugarrae on twitter and I think you should too.
May 4, 2008
TinyURL makes me “Click the Link”
Don’t know what about you guys, but ’till I started to twitter I didn’t really need TinyURL eventhough I knew it was outhere, live and kicking. This post is dedicated to Kevin Gilbertson who invented TinyURL, ’cause as far as I see it, he is sort of a genius – not so much for changing long URLs to tiny ones, but for making me curious. TinyURL is a great marketing tool in terms that it makes me “click the link” otherwise (when seeing the URL behind it) I might not.
A Story about a Hot Lady in a Hot Red Dress
Admit it – if I tell you a story about some hot lady in a hot red dress and then invite you to see her picture on this URL: http://tinyurl.com/6be7xa instead of this one: http://www.mccullagh.org/image/d30-14/bearded-lady-in-red-dress.html– you’ll definitely click the first one but you’d have your doubts about the second one, right?
A-Ha! That’s exactly what I’m talking about! TinyURL allows you to create some mystery around your outgoing links and that mystery works like magic in term of CTR.
Tiny vs. Whiney
As far as wiki can tell us about it, this may (and did) cause some problems such as easy spam or getting into sites that might offend you, but I think there are more advantages than disadvatages into TinyURL [Shout your thoughts on the comment section if you think differently 🙂 ] and at least the offending issue can be solved by using the preview version of TinyURL…
For those who are new to TinyURL, just before I say good night and make myself feel tiny again, here are …
Some TinyURLs You Might Aappreciate:
http://tinyurl.com/2pb7f8 – this TinyURL is somehow related to FireFox.
http://tinyurl.com/2vmzcv – this TinyURL deals with something I mentioned here earlier.
http://tinyurl.com/24lp7m – this TinyURL is for opera lovers (wink, wink!).
http://tinyurl.com/2hesey – this TinyURL is stat related.
http://elfurl.com/gpchk – this is like TinyURL but its elf based and it refers to a nice article on the topic that also mentioned http://snurl.com
Have anything to add?
Your shouting time begins now…
February 15, 2007
I can write about link baiting and the most effective ways to do it right, as well as how to develop links and get better rankings, but so many others had already done it and they done it so well…
Instead, I offer you a short cut to most of the valuable articles I ran into:
Link Bait definition by Wikipedia
Link baiting and Effective Link Building – Hooks for building link popularity.
Examples of link baiting by SEOBOOK
Link Baiting and Viral Campaigns – Some highlights from the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose.
Link Bait and Better Rankings – looking at link baiting as simply being original.
Link Baiting and Social Media Marketing – by Andy Hagans. Highly recommended.
3 Link Bait Lessons – A tiny glimpse to the basic of link baiting.
Link development by StuntDubl – Some short posts with alot of links to relevant sources for link baiting and developing.
131 Link Building Strategies – A highly detailed article by Robin Nobles, Eric Ward and John Alexander on link building strategies.
101 Ways to Build Link Popularity – 71 good ways to build links and 30 bad ones you should avoid.
Link Building Tactics
Are You a Link Whore by Eric Ward – Great article on how not to get slutty on the run for links.
If you feel I missed some important article (and I know this one is inevitable! The list of great articles on the topic of links popularity and link baiting is so long, I should spend days and nights to link it all), please feel free to add it in the comments section.