Archive for February, 2012

RelayPipe and Facebook Connections – Solved

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

We recently added a new feature to our ListPipe Control Panel for our RelayPipe™ users; the ability to specify the page to which your Facebook posts link.

This has been an often-requested feature from our RelayPipe users because until now we had no way of knowing which specific page to link back to, so we were simply sending all links back to the Home page of the user's website. This caused some confusion, and raised the question about whether we could provide a method for specifying a different page for posts to return to. Yes we can!

RelayPipe users can now enter the Link to Social section of the Control Panel Toolbox and enter the URL to which you would like us to link all your Facebook posts.

RelayPipe users are customers who have elected to have our content published directly to their existing site using a web service. Because RelayPipe allows for a wide range of custom implementations, it is impossible for us to know which page (URL) contains the posts, or even that the customer prefers that we link back to THAT specific page.

With this new feature, RelayPipe users can specify the exact page to link back to from Facebook posts; it can be your Home page, your Blog page, or any other page you specify.

If you are a RelayPipe user, please login to your account and click on the Link to Social button in the middle of the Control Panel Toolbox to get to the new feature. You will find it at the bottom of the page, just below the Facebook Link section.

NOTE: If you are NOT a RelayPipe user, you will not see this new feature.

Five Easy Things You Can Do To Increase Your Page Rank

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

5 SEO TipsWe often get questions about how to improve your Page Rank. The truth is that this is a pretty complex question, but there are a few simple things you can do to improve your page rank. We've assembled the five easiest, and free-est items you can add to your list to help improve the rank of your site and raise your visibility in the search engines.

Every time you post a new article on your site, do these five things:

  1. Make Comments On Other Blogs: Seek other blogs that are similar to yours and make genuine, positive comments on their posts. Most often they will let you include a link to your site. These linkbacks are extremely valuable.
  2. Share Your Posts On Twitter. Twitter posts are being indexed by Google, and that means that links to your content are being counted as linkbacks; good stuff!
  3. Share Your Posts On Facebook. Like Twitter, Facebook posts are indexed by Google. Not only do you share your content and linkbacks with your friends and their friends, but you gain additional recognition from Google.
  4. Share Your Posts To StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon is a link sharing site that is recognized as one of the leading sources of visibility. Posting your articles to StumbleUpon is like shouting your news through a bullhorn on a busy street; lots of people will have access, and Google will see your linkback.
  5. Share Your Links On Digg. Digg is a social bookmarking site that has become quite popular. As such, it is a good place to post and share your links for the same reasons stated above. Users of Digg vote for interesting content, so if you gain some recognition there is a chance it will take off and go viral.

There are some wonderful tools you can use to make these simple tasks even easier. On our ListPipe sites we always include the AddToAny tool that allows you to share with a simple click. You'll find this at the bottom of every article.

Managing your Facebook and Twitter accounts are made easy with HootSuite, a free tool that allows you to post from a central location to multiple Facebook and Twitter accounts. Of course this is also made easy in your ListPipe Control Panel, where you can automate the process of posting your content to Facebook and Twitter.

These five steps would take less than five minutes to complete for any given post, and make a good base of tasks for every article.

For more information on what you can do to improve your site rank, and increase your visibility in search results, visit our sister site at Business Blogger Tips.