DAV Rick Burdo Here
I Say Thank You
To All Our Veterans
There is a new plug-in on the market that has fast become the must have tool for bloggers everywhere. It’s called WPSyndicator and was created by a clever chap named Andy Fletcher. As you might realize from the name, this plug-in is made to help you syndicate your blog posts in a far easier way than doing it by hand.
What the plug-in does is syndicate an excerpt from your blog post onto up to 15 Web 2.0 properties all in one easy click. The sites that it posts on are: WordPress, TypePad, Blogger, Vox, LiveJournal, Tumblr, Mulitply, Plurk, FriendFeed, Xanga, Identica, you are, Blellow and Bright Kite. It will also send a tweet about your latest blog post at the same time.
Now, you do have to take a bit of time in the initial set up of your plug-in. You need to create accounts at each of the sites, of course. You can do this right through the WPSyndicator interface as the menu will take you through to all the places that you need to sign up for the various sites. If you get stuck at all, there are some very handy videos that will guide you through the less obvious spots. This will take you from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how fast you type and how fast you can get through it all.
Once the initial set up is completed, it’s push button simple to syndicate your latest post. And one of the best features is that you can choose which sites to syndicate to with each post. For example, Identical and Blellow only take certain kinds of content so you wouldn’t want to syndicate a post that will be seen as spam to those sites. You can easily turn those two sites off before you have WPSyndicator do its thing.
What gets posted to the Web 2.0 sites is an excerpt from your post and you can set the length to whatever you want. By default, it will grab the first 500 characters which will usually average about 100 words. With that excerpt, will be a link back to your blog that will be “Read more…” or you can set it to the keyword anchor text you want. With the micro-blogging sites, such as Twitter, instead of the anchor text, it will have a shortened bit.ly link.
So what does this mean? More traffic from those who read your material on the Web 2.0 sites and wish to read the rest of your article. They’ll gladly click through to your blog to see what else you have to say. More subscribers, because once they’re there, you will make sure they see your opt-in form, right? And of course, more backlinks that show the search engines how popular your blog is.
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