5 Great Ways to Keep Your Site Fresh

Here’s 5 great ways to keep the content on your site fresh and give great value to your users.

1) 5min VideoSeed – Just add a simple code to your site and 5min will automagically scan your page and deliver high quality relevant video content to your page from their large library of instructional videos.

2) Autoblogged – This is so simple, it should be illegal. Just find some great newsfeed sources, grab their RSS feeds and Autoblogged will periodically scan the feeds and repost the content to your site in a very adjustable template.

3)  LoudTwitter – Twitter is slowly taking over as the preferred method of communications. Because if it’s simple API, you can even post tweets from your phone. LoudTwitter collects these tweets and reposts them as fresh blog content on your site.

4) Delicious Daily Blog Posting – Delicious is probably the most popular social bookmarking site. We constantly scour the web for cool content and bookmark it for later reference, why not share those discoveries with others on your site?

5) Flickr – Connect your Flickr account to your blog and you can post images you find on flickr directly to your site. Even better, with email-to-flickr set up, you can send images to your site on-the-fly from anywhere with a modern cellphone.


Is the internet doomed?

The world of SEO is spiraling out of control

Every user is a troll

Scroll, click, click, comment, scroll,

*sad emoticon*.


In as surprising move, the spam dude posted his message under the spam girl, on a whole other digg post.

I hate the internet.

Duplicate content conundrum

A well known trick of the trade for easy SEO is to duplicate content found on other websites, nad promote it as your own. However, google and other search engines give penalties to website’s whose sole content appears to be a 1:1 duplicate of preexisting content. So, the question is, how much do you need to change in order to avoid the dreaded duplicate penalty?

As a rule of thumb, a lot of people throughout the industry find that 50% is a good figure to go with. Just rewriting the article is probably easier/faster/better than changing every other word. It provides flow, and a better read.

Adding your own personal spin is also very important. Typically thats one of the reasons someone will choose to read your writings over someone elses. Sometimes it may have been written before, just remember to put your own personal spin on it. The getaway here is simple – Content is King, but Original Content is the Ace. Try using several articles as starting points, then write something of your own. Original beats duplicate every time.

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