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You said what I always thought/felt, but too chicken to voice, Howie. Hat off.
With that said, and in all honesty, I always get a bit thrilled as I watch my G+ follower counter. Even knowing it's the least important metric of it all. I admit - I am human! ;)
1 day, 5 hours ago on RIP The Death of the Social Media Rock Star
This was certainly an interesting read, Randy (thanks for the ping on G+, by the way), but I'd love to know what Danny thinks about your assertions/assumptions.
I, for one, completely agree with you; I wouldn't be rushing to replace blogging at Traffic Generation Café with a newsletter or G+, for that matter. Everything has its place in a compound marketing strategy.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Is It Time to Trade Your Blog for a Newsletter?
@Danny Brown Thanks so much for the shout, Danny!
1 year, 5 months ago on Social Media and SEO: They Just Go Together!
I have to take this one bite at a time:
1. The headlines look much more readable; thanks for saving my eyes. lol
2. Triberr: I never expect much traffic from Triberr, but can't discount the "being everywhere" factor, social shares, and how those social shares actually increase my/your traffic from Twitter.
3. I like the Topics idea, but I'd love to see it fixed on the left - people will rarely scroll back up to look for more content, you don't have any related content under your posts, and there aren't too many interlinks in your posts, and unless I want to learn more about you or buy some books (that's what it sounds like anyway), I am out.
4. Love your love for data! That's precisely why this is my fourth major blog redesign in the past couple of years. :)
1 year, 5 months ago on Why Our User Experience Should Be Determined by Data
I love the NextScripts idea; I hope it doesn't screw up the formatting of a post.
Sharing content to a secret G+ group: can't you see all that content under your profile?
Thanks for the resources, Peg! And just to let you know, I linked to this post from my Marketing Skinny at Traffic Generation Café: http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/weekly-marketing-news-august-10-2013/
1 year, 5 months ago on Time Management Tips for Social Media
By the way, I'd love to see you add your Twitter handle to your tweet widgets...
1 year, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.ianknabelonline.com/creating-a-link-roundup-how-it-will-get-traffic-to-your-blog/
As you know, I do think link-roundups are a great way to get more traffic, Ian - thanks so much for the post and the link.
By the way, any reason you have two Livefyre boxes?
Fun post, Sarah!
1 year, 6 months ago on 19 crazy cool facts about Amazon[.]com to celebrate their 19th birthday
I choose to generally ignore the rules (within reason) - mostly because if someone wants to cause trouble, they'll find a reason.
For instance, someone can easily share an image that's not their own under Creative Commons; I've seen it happen time and time again.
Nonetheless, it's good to be aware of the legalese.
1 year, 7 months ago on Oh Snap, Can I (Legally) Use That Photo?
Thanks so much, Danny; what a pleasant surprise to find my Slideshare presentation on your blog!
1 year, 10 months ago on The Sunday Share – 10 Google Reader Alternatives
@Brent@Echelonseo.com Very kind of you, Brent!
1 year, 10 months ago on 10 Women That Rock Our Social Media World!
1 year, 11 months ago on Why SEO’s Can’t Tell a Good Joke (SEO humor)
I am blown away by the possibilities, Peg. Sometimes I wonder if it makes my life more efficient or clutters it by learning how to use so many additional tool? :)
1 year, 12 months ago on 12 Most Super Handy Chrome Extensions
It certainly kept me reading, Brent - great start for a first blog post!
2 years, 5 months ago on Finding Your Blogging Voice
I can't believe I never saw this post before, Sharon (just got a WP pingback from it) - thanks for the shout!
2 years, 5 months ago on Is your blog telling a story? Blog Challenge Day 3:Write a Product Review, with a Story
I do love CrankyAds, Andrea - I think it's a great advertising platform and my blog has done fairly well with it this far.
2 years, 10 months ago on CrankyAds: Advertisers and Bloggers Best Friend
Glad I could be of help, Richard!
2 years, 11 months ago on Is Feedburner Stealing Your Link Love
Very interesting discussion, Justin.
Sometimes I feel I have no backbone; I am so easily swayed either way.
I do love some of the features of LF; especially now that they made some changes.
I also hear @askkim - CL is what helped us build our blog communities.
You also saw my recent post about having to delete that many comments and the amount of bandwidth they eat up; in that respect, an external system like this is would be great...
2 years, 11 months ago on Really Seeing Livefyre in Action vs CommentLuv
Wow, Allison - talk about an exhaustive resource!
Thanks for the link love; always much appreciated.
2 years, 11 months ago on 30 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Bounce Rate
Well said, Barry - very true.
3 years ago on Forget Passive Income & Embrace Working Your Ass Off
Wow, Christopher - you completely changed the look! Looks nice...
Not a big fan of LiveFyre though... lol
3 years ago on How to build a Web 2.0 Social Syndication Network for your Blog or any Website
Have no idea how Alexa measures traffic...
CL income? Hard to say - I think it was both email list and blog, but I'd say mostly email list.
I think the main difference is in our traffic sources, Justin.
I've heard that SU traffic is notoriously low to convert...
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3 years ago on Dragon Blogger Traffic and Earnings Report for December 2011
I wonder what Brian (and you, Ken) thinks of G+ now...
3 years ago on The Google+ Hype
Great points, Jason!
Of course, much of SEO depends on the overall domain authority. I haven't checked yours, but that's always a great reason for higher rankings.
Also, Google likes to add fresh entries to the first page, I hope you'll be able to maintain the rankings in the long run.
3 years ago on First Page Google Ranking Tips That Work 60% Of The Time, Every Time!
I am not used to being the receiving end of this kind of post, lol; and yes, I am flattered!
I am the proud owner of Traffic Generation Cafe and love everything about generating traffic, especially SEO traffic. It's really so much fun once you know what you are doing.
Thank you for bringing me to your blog, and I looking forward to seeing you around the blogophere!
3 years ago on Promote your Blog or Website for Free
Thanks so much for the shout, Allison - honored to be in such a great company!
3 years, 1 month ago on The 12 New Media Days of Christmas 2011: 5 Traffic Tips
@Leslie Samuel I've been asked to test the new version of Wibia, but procrastinated. LOL
I am all over it now!
3 years, 1 month ago on 057 Five tips for driving FREE Traffic to your blog - with Ana Hoffman
And I want to know HOW you make it snow! @Leslie Samuel @Rochelle Hanson
@Leslie Samuel@Rochelle Hanson I actually send a personal email to each of my new subscribers; it works great!
Great idea, Allison; thanks to @famousbloggers for sharing!
3 years, 1 month ago on 12 New Media Days of Christmas 2011!
Thanks so much, Tia - I am truly honored to be on your list; I know how much work you put into this.
It's been a while; looks like your blog is doing great!
3 years, 1 month ago on 2011 bizchickblogs.com Top Chick Bloggers and Top Women's Blogs
Pleasure to see my name pasted on your blog, Gail!
3 years, 2 months ago on Ana Hoffman: How to Get PR7 Link from Top Social Media
Last time I checked, FB comments on blog weren't indexable by Google, which means that it's great for bloggers (no link leakage, plus additional exposure on FB), but not so hot for the commentators - their comments are not directly connected to their blog in any way, so they won't get traffic or links as a result.
I wouldn't do that to my readers...
3 years, 3 months ago on Why Bother Using Facebook Commenting System?
I think you are missing a big point here, DJ.
Your readers don't really care about your conversations with Jenna - really.
When they leave a comment on your blog, they'd like to get some benefit from it; mainly, a backlink to their blog that brands THEM, not LiveFyre.
Personally, I don't bother commenting on LiveFyre blogs for that reason.
3 years, 3 months ago on Why I Just Switched To Livefyre
@dinodogan Would love it!
3 years, 3 months ago on Do You Bring The Thunder Every Time?
Wow, this was lightning cool of you, Dino. I've learned some things about myself too... LOL
A CEO should be in the trenches with the team as that shows leadership and builds respect. If he / she is open to both positive and negative interaction with the public, it shows commitment to excellent service and that they care about the community. Great post!
3 years, 5 months ago on Communication In the Digital Landscape
That should be great. Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to make it.
3 years, 5 months ago on A Special Livefyre Q&A with Geoff Livingston
Don't worry, I also sit and laugh all by myself. I think it's a sign of madness induced by years of solitary working from home. :-) If it bothers you much, remember you have many virtual friends that laugh with you via your blog. :-)
3 years, 6 months ago on Gin and Topics: Creepy Old Guys and Memories
Hmmmm... we'll have to toe the line! Thanks for sharing, Danny - a very useful post as always. :-)
3 years, 6 months ago on Advisory: Google Begins Booting Brands
Great list, Gini!
3 years, 6 months ago on Gin and Topics: History-Making Events
Sounds like I am on the right track - all I do is talk about traffic generation.
3 years, 6 months ago on Blogging About Blog Traffic: The Perfect Storm
Kind of goes against our natural "I want it now" personalities, Ken; might be a struggle for many marketers to turn transparent and entirely organic. :)
I love it though - just do more of what we do... naturally.
3 years, 6 months ago on The New Face of SEO
Interesting approach to the topic, Leo - very insightful. A little (or a lot) digging around before you choose a business direction goes a long way indeed.
Authority, in my opinion, is never a given; it's always something we need to work on, otherwise someone will come in who knows more, has a fresher perspective, and your glass factory will be closed in a heartbeat.
3 years, 7 months ago on So, you wanna build an Authority Website....
Kate is a very classy and beautiful young woman and she always seems friendly. Happy 4th to all of you!!!
3 years, 7 months ago on Gin and Topics: One Billion Opportunities
Yep, I like it!
And I love it that it's on Tuesday - you are right, Friday series is overdone. :)
3 years, 9 months ago on Small Business Tip Tuesday: Getting Customers in the Door
Love Roger, and Fiver makes my want to cry! :(
Also, have to ask you, Joey - what plugin are you using for your top sharing and how do you like Livefyre so far?
3 years, 9 months ago on Fun Friday: Best Bunnies
Pleasure to meet you as well, Ken - glad you found me a brought me back here.
So far enjoyed your blog; hope to see you around a lot more often!
3 years, 9 months ago on 4 SEO Mistakes That are Easy to Fix
Never think about security until one gets hacked! :)
Thanks for the tip, Gini; I will reset mine just because you said so.
3 years, 10 months ago on On Twitter? Change Your Settings