Tag Archives: Zemanta

Curation Sucks! And, There is an Alternative

Seems like everyone is on the curation bandwagon, believing it is the be-all and end-all of online publishing. Well, I am going to explain just how stupid that line of thinking is. First of all, think about this. Almost everything that has ever been published on the web is curated content. Say what? You got […] Read more

Advanced Google Alerts Tips and Tricks

Recently, I decided to explore using Google Alerts to come up with topics to write about (sorry, Zemanta, your suggestion email didn’t cut the mustard). As I was setting some simple alerts up (blogging, cycling, coding, etc.), I started thinking of other things I could use Google Alerts for – such as tracking certain website […] Read more
Category: General

How to Improve Signal 1 of the 7 Google Ranking Signals: Age

Recently, I bought “Signal Pigeon” (or, “Google’s 7 Ranking Signals”) from Chris Munch (MunchWeb). I found it intriguing, and I wanted to discuss it here. Age/Time Signals Part of this signal is fairly obvious and well known, part of it is really a new way of looking at and existing factor, and part of it […] Read more
Category: Blogging

Zemanta Browser Widget vs. Zemanta Plugin

I like Zemanta. It is a “curation” tool that helps you create “nice” posts. It goes along with the whole idea of magazine-style blogs that have lots of content that interests people. I have tried a couple other curation tools, but Zemanta is the easiest and most available of the current products. When I first […] Read more
Category: Blogging, Web Design

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