[thelist] Blog Share Links

steven streight vaspers at inbox.com
Thu Oct 22 17:21:01 CDT 2009

Blog link exchanges and link promotion sites are pretty worthless.

I've been a hardcore blogger for several years now you can go to my blog shown below for my credentials.

Digg, Stumble Upon, and similar sites are often used to "game" the system. The traffic you get from these sites is generally unqualified curiosity surfers. Conversion to sales is miserable. You get a temporary bump in hits, but that just gives you a false sense of "popularity".

Best way to get people to link to your blog is to post comments, lots of conversation-enriching remarks, at other blogs that are relevant to your own.

Steven E. Streight 

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: fredthejonester at gmail.com
> Sent: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:18:26 +0200
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: [thelist] Blog Share Links
> I'm not into blogging, but now I am working on one for someone. :)
> I found these tools for sharing links:
> http://addthis.com/
> http://sharethis.com/
> http://www.addtoany.com/
> Are there others? Is one recommended over another?
> Are these button packages better than just putting OUT IN THE OPEN a
> few of the main sharing sites? Seems like it's easier to just click on
> a simple Digg link then to try to figure out what the heck this popup
> window is and what it does--for the average non-techie user I mean.
> Thanks!
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