There’s this cool free service that I found courtesy of Nick Stamoulis’ blog – Blog Marketing Journal. AddThis.com provides a way to simplify the bookmarking/sharing methods for your readers/viewers. I’ve looked at a number of different options and the AddThis widget is the simplest/easiest to use one of all of them to this point.
They provide several options for how to get it into your site or blog, including a WordPress plugin, which I’ve added to this blog.
You can add their widget to your blog or RSS feed, select which style of widget you’d like, and then select one of several options:
on a Website
- on a Blog
- on a MySpace page
- on an Ezine or Newsletter
Cool enough you can also add it via:
- A Feedburner Feedflare
- WordPress Plugin (2 versions)
- And Widgetbox
But wait, there’s more! You also get free stats showing what visitors are bookmarking, which can be useful for monitoring traffic and so on.
So give them a look — at Addthis.com.
Until next time…
Thanks to a nice person at http://www.sweetlifewithmary.com/, it became clear today why I may not be getting ANY comments. I had WordPress set to require folks to register and log in to leave comments. Doh!
That little switch has been flipped. To verify that it is indeed working as it should, would somebody mind leaving me a comment?
Thanks in advance and sorry for the trouble.
Have you hugged your RSS feeds today?
Traffic is the killer for most of us in the blogosphere. There’s lots of ways to generate traffic. I’ve joined a number of blog networks, been working to establish community, and so on, like everyone else. But rssHugger is a new one on my radar, so I thought I’d give it a shot also.
According to the rssHugger website:
rssHugger is a unique website that aims to bring bloggers and readers together. rssHugger aims to provide blog owners with a unique easy-to-use way to promote their blogs by sending them traffic, building backlinks for search engine optimization, as well as attracting new rss subscribers if the content is interesting to the reader. rssHugger aims to help visitors be able to easily find blogs that write about subjects they are interested in. These subjects include: internet marketing, making money online, charity, sports, gambling, and many more. If the visitors find a blog that they had not previously heard about, they can easily add it to their RSS readers or bookmark it.
So the goal here is to get folks to see your feeds, which generates traffic and backlinks, which generates more traffic and back around again. So we’ll see if this works. I’ll let you know. 🙂
It appears that the entry used to be $10 plus a review of rssHugger on your site, but they have dropped the $10 charge to help out the little fish like myself. But you can skip that step and pay $20 to just join the network without the hassle of a review. (Personally a review is a minor thing, so I don’t mind.)
So let’s hope that this viral blog network is truly viral and I catch some of the benefit!
The other day I posted a link to Caroline Middlebrook’s site where she listed a number of eBooks to help with SEO, internet marketing, and so on. And she actually stopped by to visit! I thought that was quite nice of her!
So I guess it’s true what folks say — it pays to be nice and network with other bloggers!
Have a great day… I’m gone tomorrow, but will have a cool post on Monday about my Blue Man concert experience on Monday!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!