Sunday, May 30, 2010

Infobarrel, Qondio, Bukisa

There are some really good article directories out there that are well worth submitting to. There are sites that are quite similar, but are more focused on guides and how to type information.

Three of the better ones appear to be Infobarrel, Qondio and Bukisa. I've just signed up to all of them, so I'll gradually get to know my way around each and will certainly post some thoughts on them here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tool for finding similar sites

One website I have been using a bit lately is Similar Sites. It's useful because when you search for a well known site, you'll get a list of others like it. Then you can do the same search for one of those individually. Of course there is some overlap in the next list that comes up, but you'll get some new sites in it as well. You can keep going for a while like this and turn up some great websites that you probably wouldn't have found via search engines.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Twitter followers coming by keyword searches

Just another thought on Twitter: I've been tweeting about various subjects, and it's clear by the followers I'm getting that they often come via searches for certain keywords.

For instance, early on I tweeted about UFOs, and sure enough got a follower whose site was dedicated to the subject of sightings of alien space ships. Recently I mentioned the term "dating sites" in a tweet, and soon had a follower who was tweeting about these and nothing else. Of course, there's no point in following these guys. And they'll unfollow me in time anyway, when they realize I'm not in their niche.

My Twitter page is really eclectic, so this is going to happen from time to time. Still, through this process I'll eventually bring in followers who are interested in the same range of subjects I am. So, it's a good lesson. Just as with blogging, it's always worth including popular search terms and keywords.