11 SpeedLinks for Professional Bloggers and Web Workers

I’ve been doing most of my ‘speed linking’ on Twitter lately – but here’s a collection of links from around the web for bloggers and web workers that got my attention today:

  1. Screen Casts Rock – Here’s Who’s Rocking Them Now – RRW showcases great Screen Casters
  2. 7 Tips for New Twitter Users – From Shel (don’t forget my Twitter tips for Beginners)
  3. Why a Footer in 43 Folders Feed Items? – Merlin Mann shares why he added a footer in his feeds to combat scrapers
  4. Spam Blogs Republish Your RSS Feeds? Use this to your Advantage – on a similar theme to Merlin’s post – Amit Agarwal shares how to make sure you get some Google Juice if someone scrapes your feed
  5. AdSense Click Tracking Data in Google Analytics Is Coming Soon – Amit also picks up this story which will be music to many AdSense publishers ears!
  6. On Domain Names, Size and Quality DOES Matter! – Daniel releases some research that he’s done into domain names.
  7. Blogger Sued for $20 Million for Calling Company a Scammer – Watch what you post!
  8. Examining The Internet’s Top Blogs: What We Can Learn From their Success – SEOMoz does some great research into different aspects of 100 top blogs – even though they did say that I don’t own my own blog or register it as Australian :-)
  9. 5 Easy ways to Start a Productive Day – ever have those days where you get nothing done? Here’s some hints on how to start them better.
  10. No Idea Left Behind: 25 Tool for Capturing Ideas Anywhere – LifeDev has written a post here that many bloggers will find useful. I’m enjoying Evernote these days.
  11. Vote for my Proposed Panel at SXSW here – it’s on Responsible Blogger/Public Relations Interaction
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  1. Trevor says:

    Thanks for the list.

    I found the one about Twitter to be especially useful, as I am fairly new to blogging.

    I’ve only had my personal finance blog up for about 2 months now, and have been thinking about getting into the social marketing scene.

  2. I’ve been threatened by a subsidiary of Fox Media Corporation once before, where they wanted to sue for $150,000. That post about a blogger being sued for $20 Mil brings back some lovely memories.

    I really did nothing in the long run, and eventually the problem went away. There was no legal basis for the suit. They simply wanted me to comply knowing that I obviously don’t have access to such funds. It would be great seeing some more posts here about our rights as bloggers Darren :)

  3. I especially like #8. The more I enjoy blogging the more interested I am in finding out how the top bloggers got where they are today. Thanks for the links.

  4. PPC Fool says:

    Great tip on #4 … I always wondered how to take advantage of scraper blogs republishing your content… I’ll have to try this out! :)

  5. Definitely some great links here. Being sued for $20 million for calling a company a scam though? What a joke. What company has NEVER been called a scam by a person?

  6. Adam Singer says:

    about the #7 one – that company IS a fraud…I work in Florida and they have called me firm before

    they pretend to be a tv production company offering you free airtime, but in reality they are bullshit artists and try to charge you tens of thousands of dollars for (worthless) airtime

  7. Thanks for the links. This is helpful.

  8. Duhh says:

    The one about the blogger being sued also brought back (somewhat recent) memories for me, I’ve been threatened multiple times by the Digg lawyers but they’ve never threatened a lawsuit or contacted my host since they don’t have a basis for any of their slander, sometimes the big companies just sue bloggers to deny them their freedom of speech.

  9. Alex says:

    Those were some great links! I particularly enjoyed SEOMoz’s article on examining the top blogs.

    Thanks again for posting them

  10. Lightening says:

    I find that article about a blogger being sued more than a little alarming. It was good to read that there are things being put in place to help bloggers. It also goes to show that companies don’t like the power of the blogging voice!!!

  11. joe says:

    I bettar erase those posts where I expose how the companies cheat the system then enforce the rules that they break

    Is a bettar alternative to paying 10 g

  12. syokbeb says:

    Nice information.Hopefully it can increase my traffic and my page rank in the future.

  13. Andy Merrett says:

    The productivity links are particularly appreciated at the moment.

    I’m struggling a bit with my routine (or lack of it) at present. Not sure if it’s because it’s summer, though the light mornings used to get me up earlier.

    Oh well, at least it’s a little quieter in the summer so it does give me a bit of flexibility, and to find a system that works, before the rigours of autumn and winter set in.

  14. Syed Balkhi says:

    Excellent reads there. I have to agree that spam blogs republish your RSS Feeds. There was this one person on digitalpoint who is selling a “million dollar idea” well giving it away for free. It is parsing feeds from other popular blogs. I hate those sites.

  15. “7 Tips for New Twitter Users ” seems to be very good post for me because I joined Twitter just 2 weeks ago..!
    Thanks for the Links Darren…

  16. Sandesh says:

    Thanks for the links. Really helpful.

  17. Once again, great post Darren. Is it just me, I am having trouble understanding Twitter. Of course I won’t give up!

  18. Antony says:

    Thanks for this list. I see there is many good links with useful info.

  19. Allthough I have some time spent on Twitter, I find refreshing to remember tips for being a user of Twitter :) .

  20. Susan says:

    This is an awesome list of stories. Thank you (I think I opened just about all of them up).

  21. Jon Phillips says:

    Hey Darren, thanks a lot for the mention, it’s always a nice feeling to get a link from you! :)

    Ok, got some reading to do now! Cheers!

  22. Thank you for the tips, I like the no: #4 best, will implement it right away!

  23. Bonie says:

    i’ll save it :D thanks Daren…

  24. gout says:

    great posting, I am focus read in point num 8, I take many tips from the success people…..and following they tips…thanks

  25. The twitter link was great, I’ve been using twitter to promote my blog posts for several months now, it’s a great marketing tool.