This Friday news roundup talks about cars, Alexa rankings, news and the blogging community.
I have to say that when I saw Ron Watsons post on the wall, I smiled because he has a dream to have his business work and become profitable. How many of you have a dream and what are you doing to make that dream come true?
This Friday news Roundup has seen an interesting week where I have been busy making “our home” nice and tidy by removing old forums ( 2000+) so far and working on enhancing the site so that people will want to come here and make it their social network of choice. Considering that I have to go through each forum and then manually remove the content, you may imagine that this is time consuming but a well worth effort.
I noticed a conversation about the Alexa ranking and while I would love to put the whole conversation here, it is very long. In essence the Alexa toolbar is showing that Adlandpro now sits at 5,434 ( at the time of this post being written) but what does that really mean? The fact is that the numbers will go up and down and it doesn’t always reflect the “actual” traffic. At times and just like Google, Alexa changes their algorithms or there will be changes of weight for the different countries and that will result in a big jump or drop.
I think it is important to note that the Alexa stats can be manipulated and there are people who will offer to drive traffic to any given site – if you pay them. You can buy Facebook likes and you can buy twitter followers just to get people to see high numbers. The point I am making is that although you can buy all these people or traffic, these numbers are artificial and don’t have any real meaning. When I look at all the different site results, my main concern is looking at the number of signups, sales, new content and good conversations. I can honestly say that since the beginning of 2013, there have been major improvements and I want to say that as the CEO of Adlandpro, you can be assured that the numbers you see on Facebook, Twitter, Alexa or any other stats you wish to see are being created legitimately,organically and everything is being done with integrity.
That being said, I highly suggest that you download our own toolbar so that you can keep an eye on the various stats and help Adlandpro gain in only good numbers.
In other news from around the web, I found these stories that might be useful for you:
Google May Stop Using ‘Cookies’ to Track Web Users
What’s New In Social Media? Serious changes have been made to how Facebook measures the popularity and engagement of a post.
10 Unexpected Social Media Tips from Dr. Seuss
Exactly how to Prosper with Online Marketing
When was the last time you checked out the classifieds on Adlandpro? Maybe you should?
When you look under Automotives for example you are going to see that people are taking notice of the free classifieds of Adlandpro and putting in cars they are wanting to sell. If you know of anyone who is wanting to buy a car, then send them over and get a good deal on some great vehicles.
Turning this Friday Roundup to Diane for a few moments with what is happening on the Adlandpro Blogging Community…
I love reading and that’s a fact and when you go to a blog you get a glimpse of how people think and feel about many topics. I follow some of the most interesting viewpoints that you will ever read, from people who are in prison, people writing about life with their pets and I have learned so much about many things, from science to art. The Adlandpro Blogging community is a place where you can express your thoughts and your knowledge on just about any topic you can think of ( minus the adult content as Adlandpro is for family and friends). While Adlandpro does have the focus of business, never forget that Adlandpro is also social and blogging is a great way to express your creativity and your social thoughts.
I was asked a question about blog content in terms of “reposting” content created from another site, in fact I have been asked about this more than a few times. I decided that the best way to answer this was to creat an answer via the blogging community. I would like you to take a moment and read
Content syndicating and Repurposing Your Blog posts
I hope this will help guide you in how to repurpose your content in a way that will add value to what you are wanting to do.
This week we have some awesome posts to share with you
Networkers Success: Automate Your Business Online
Promote Your Business on Craigslist
MLM Lead Generation Tricks: Get Sign Up Even If You Are At Skating Rink
Memo from a coffee Lover
Are You a Victim or a Victor? The Choice Is Yours
I have also been asked about the manual submissions and will this happen indefinitely. Once you have shown that you are staying within the guidelines, the we will turn the controls over to you so to speak. You need to write 3 good posts, then let us know and the settings will be changed.
That’s it for me for this week. As always if you have questions or concerns, please let me know.
Sometimes the best inspiration comes from watching a person learn a new skill and putting that skill to work for them. To end this Friday news roundup I decided to share with you something that a member of Adlandpro has done for the very first time – creating a SlideShare! Branka Babic dared to do something new and when she announced that she had done this “work of art” I could feel the pride and joy within her and all of us felt pride for her also. Never say you “can’t ” do something, because when you dare to try, then success will happen.