We all know that it is important to get backlinks to your site. The two most popular ways to do this are leaving comments on blogs and social bookmarking. I have been doing both these activities on a regular basis ever since I started online. I do have a system in place, that makes this process easier and faster. Every time I leave a comment, I also bookmark that page to all my social media platforms. This helps the ranking of that page, and since I have a comment on that page, it also helps me.
I would like to show you how to set up this system, that helps you in your social bookmarking efforts, but also makes it easier to find good content to comment on.
In a nutshell this is the concept:
- Find blogs of interest to you and locate the RSS feed for it
- Add the RSS feed to Google Reader
- Go through your list of new posts on a regular basis
- Read those posts that you are interested in
- Click the share button at the bottom of the article (within Google Reader)
- Click on the title of the article to go to the blog
- Leave a comment
In the following videos I will show you the exact process that you need to follow to get this set up.
Video 1: Setting up Google Reader
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Video 2: Using Google Reader
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Video 3: Connecting Google Reader with Ping.fm
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Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the high school kid to set up your ping.fm account for $10. He will also create a new gmail account for you. He asked me to tell you that he can do as many as we need…lol.
I made a special video for TSA members, to explain in detail how I set up this system for my TSA syndications. I did this a little bit different, because I wanted to syndicate everybody. This means that I am willing to syndicate a lot of posts that do not fit in with my own niche. So, check out video 4 if you are interested in how I come up with close to a 1000 syndication every week. As a matter of fact it is closer to 5000 syndications, but within TSA we only count 5 syndications for every syndication that goes to ping.fm.
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