5 Things I Learned This Week That Will Help You Online

The 5 Things I Learned

If you are a regular reader you know how much I love learning new things online about social media, blogging or SEO. It always amazes me how much things change even from day-to-day. How do you keep up to grow your online business or blog when things appear like a puzzle on some days? Here are 5 things I learned this week plus 2 bonuses that may help you on your journey. 5 things I learned


1. Strip The Blog Tool

Do you want to know what’s working on other people’s blogs? How many shares their posts have received  in the last week or two? Type of posts that are hot on the social networks? This tool will help you find out quickly what is working for other bloggers. It can also show you their posts for past 2 weeks and help you to come up with different posts and not be like all the others. This was a great one of the 5 things I learned this past week.

2. Do Splash – A New Blogging Community

I did it, I signed up for a new site and was pleasantly surprised to learn it was found and owned by Jane Sheeba. Jane launched Do Splash back in August. How did I miss that? Did you know about it or miss it too?  It reminds me a little of Blog Engage or Biz Sugar. It is simple to sign up and use. You can connect with your friends easily there. There are some familiar faces there but not many. Jane acknowledges it is similar to others out there but says she will do her best to make it different and interesting. Congratulations to Jane!

3. Don’t Forget LinkedIn

Are you using LinkedIn? Do you log in often? Do you participate in groups? It’s a great place to post early mornings before 8 a.m. (That’s one of the 5 things I learned this past week) You can do this of course via the Buffer too. You may not want to post the same things you do on Twitter, Google or FB but keep it more “business” minded. I know many bloggers use it but many don’t and have forgotten how powerful a network Linkedin is.

4. Tweeting Is A Living for Hollywood Social Media Managers

Did you know they can make up to $6,000 per week? Now, that is my DREAM job. Imagine tweeting for a  living? No other network but Twitter would you have to concentrate on. I’ve gotten paid via Sponsored Tweets but nothing like these folks are getting for Hollywood stars. Which Hollywood star would you want to tweet for? Some celebrities who tweet for a brand get $10,000 per tweet. Now that is the big bucks!

5. Matt Cutts Asked Us For Our Wishlist

Wishlist for Matt Cutts

The last of the 5 things I learned was that Matt Cutts has asked us what we would want to see new in 2014 for Google Webmaster Tools.  He doesn’t promise to fulfill all our wishes but he is asking. He will be off the rest of November  so you still have time to add to the 300+ comments there already with your ideas. I love his idea about tell the pages on your website that lead to 404s or broken links, so that site owners can fix their own broken links – Now that would top my wish list, how about yours?


So there are my 5 things I learned this week online – I hope you found at least one of them helpful to you. We could never stay on top of all the new things happening on social media, blogging or SEO. We have to rely on each other for information as we all learn different things at different times.

I have 2 bonuses for you too.

Pinterest Bonus

Learn what is new over at Pinterest in my BloggerDoc guest post from yesterday. Not only will you learn about the new neat Place Pins but a few other updates on Pinterest, one of my favorite social network sites.

Spam Control

The last of the 5 things I learned this week plus 2 bonuses is about Spam. Spam here has been getting out of control. I started to research with my CommentLuv premium and I learned many other bloggers were using Askimet along with it. I installed and it the problem is now solved. This blog went from 30 spam comments to 0 in 12 hours. Do you use both comment plugins on your blog?

Were any of these 5 things I learned new to you?

Let me know what you’d like to learn more about in the coming weeks in your comments.

Puzzle Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Content Marketing with Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 6 years experience in content marketing, social media, blogging and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "Learn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

99 comments On 5 Things I Learned This Week That Will Help You Online

  • How on earth could I have missed this fantastic post?! Well, better late than never, right? So how are you doing today madam, Lisa? I’m not sure know or either remember me, as I have not been dropping by your blog a lot of times. Don’t mind me. 🙂

    So speaking bout the post, this are really great things you found and shared with us here, thanks.

    I will make sure to take advantage of that first tool and try my luck again to see if Dosplash gonna accept this time.

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  • I never heard about Do Splash but after reading this post, it really seems interesting. I used Gasp for spam control and it also work nice. LinkedIn and Pinterest are really very good social networking site help in promoting our blog. Thanks for sharing this post.
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  • Hi Lisa,
    I didn’t hear about these tools to. I checked out the “Strip the Blog” tool and found it extremely useful.It can be used t know what’s trending in the blogosphere and you can know the competition from the other blogs.
    Though I signed up for LinkedIn long ago, I never used it. But now I will be paying more attention to it.
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  • Hello Lisa,

    Pretty cool listed items! Strip The Blog Tool seems pretty awesome which I’m gonna check soon enough. And you know these things are really helpful and informative.

    Thanks for share!
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  • Loved all of these, Lisa! I’m checking out Strip the Blog Tool straight away and may find time to check out the new Do Splash community.

    Love the Matt Cutts wish list…I’ve got some wishes for Mr. Cutts.
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  • Bonnie Andrews {Hobby to HOT!}

    What an awesome week! I needed a kick in the pants to get on LinkedIn… and I’m intrigued with the Strip the Blog tool you mentioned. Thanks for a great weekly jump-start 🙂
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  • A tool that you shared I mean bloggerjet is pretty awesome. It completely changed my mind. I searched for quicksprout and it showed me why Mr. Neil Patel’s posts are so popular. He got 294 twitter shares for his post and that is awesome and it also shows how many posts per week. Great find.
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  • Hello Lisa,

    Thanks for sharing. All you shared is not exactly new to me but wait! I’ve not heard of anyone being paid to Tweet. And $ 10,000 at that! That is something I’m hearing for the first time…It’s actually a job I’d not mind applying for either!

    The Internet changes on daily basis…no where in the world is the saying that the only constant thing is change more applicable. It’s good you’ve recognized this and are coping up!

    Do have a great day!

    – Terungwa
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  • Wow, you’re not the only one that missed Do Splash. Thanks for the heads up. Just checked it out…

    – Cole
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Now, this is a resourceful post 🙂 You are gonna come up with similar posts consistently too?

    Indeed! – Blogging, Social Media and SEO are very dynamic topics to keep up with 🙂 But, as long as we fond of ’em, it wouldn’t be a problem after all. Isn’t it?

    It’s interesting how Strip The Blog Tool can show us popular posts of the blogs. Of course, as you implied it can be very useful to find what kind of topics that works best. However, still bloggers can manipulate share counts. You know, sharing by themselves and automating ’em. I think we need to count on possibilities too, nah?

    Mmm… LinkedIn. Yet, I couldn’t focus much on this network but it does generate traffic though, Lisa 🙂 I’d probably take it to the end of this year or start with 2014. Good reminder for me.

    Love the idea about spotting broken links via GWMT! Further, I’d love to see detailed (and live) performance and security reports for web pages. I always thought that Google Analytics and GWMT can be linked more deeply too. Anyway, wouldn’t you love to have a GWMT app for smartphones Lisa? It would be awesome 😉 What do you think?

    Akismet is one of my favorites I use along with Disqus too, and it does what it says. No room for spammy comments but have to keep eyes on spotting good ones as spam though. Interesting how it blends with CommentLuv. That would be a great tip for all CommentLuv users 🙂

    You have a lovely weekend over there dear!

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    • Hi Mayura, nice to see you here 🙂 I sure hope I can. I would love that for smartphones Mayura, I may have to leave Matt a comment on that one. Using Askimet with CommentLuv made such a difference for me – and a time saver. I do check spam because every once in a while a good one lands there but better than have tons of spam ones showing til I delete them, right? I’ve been under the weather this weekend and hoping I feel better soon. I hope things are going well there for you my friend. Have a great new week and month.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Jane is an exceptional young lady with so much zeal to helping both upcoming bloggers and probloggers likewise. I’m off to sign up on the new blogging community.

    And for the strip the blog tool, thanks for sharing this tool, I need to pay a visit immediately.
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  • Hello Lisa,

    Well it seems you are just doing the promotion of tools online and getting some benefit from the owner.. 😛

    Ahaa- I am just kidding. You have mentioned some great tools by which one can take a lot of help to reach out his competitor or favorite blog.

    He/she also can take the advantage of Linkedin as you have suggested. I never been used to with tools which I think is bad for me. Now I am seriously thinking to have these kind of tools that can help me and make my work easy.

    Thanks for sharing these 5 online helpful tools… 🙂
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  • Hi Lisa

    Thanks for the BloggerJet tip.

    I’ve just put my blog in there and it pulled my twitter stats out within seconds.

    What extra is available when you register?

  • Lisa, I did set up my dosplash account about 3days back. Its quite similar to bizsugar though.

    As you said it’s a new community so many bloggers are not yet familiar with it but I know that Jane would add other features.

    I was also able to come across an article that mentioned Matt Cutt post about giving google suggestion that will help improve Google webmaster tool. And I think that feedback mechanism is really awesome.

    Am wondering what Google will incorporate from this suggestions.

    For the other post I havent read them so am glad you are providing with new content I hadn’t come across.

    Lisa on a final note, just want to ask if you’ve seen triberr offer something like the opportunity to do sponsored tweet on their interface.

    Have a splendid day.
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    • Hi Peter, it is and it will be interesting to see how Jane changes it up over time. I hope they do take our suggestions to heart when they read through them. I’m glad you found some new things here as well Peter. I have not seen that on Triberr. I just went there after reading your comment. That would be an interesting concept! I’m sure it could be suggested to Dino or Dan. Thanks for coming by and have a great day Peter.
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  • Hi Lisa!

    Those looks like some pretty cool tools to try out! I’m using a couple of them so far. Where do you possibly find the time to learn all these new things? 🙂

    Thanks for sharing some new tools with us!
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  • Hi Lisa

    Thanks for sharing this list. As Bills said it is a wonderful thing to do to share what you learn and then we all learn.

    All of this was new to me with the exception of LinkedIn. But that was a good reminder to be more regular there. I am not as consistent as I should be.

    I do use Comment Luv Premium and Akismet so I have that covered.

    Thanks again and I am going to check out the first one now.

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  • Hi Lisa !

    Great post, you really have a wealth of knowledge that you share and I’m really appreciative of that. I never used Strip the Blog and I also checked out the new blogging site, I was looking for the area to sign-up is it the same form I use for the e-book and library of information?

    Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving
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  • Thanks for sharing your list Lisa. I accidentally ran across Jane’s Do Splash community as well. I have not heard about about the software to help you find blog ideas.

    I will try that. I do not know much about Askimet. I heard that you have to watch your spam folder because it might put good comments in there.

    Anything could be helpful though.
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  • Wow Lisa… this post is full of surprises. I have to admit I didn’t know most of the tools you are recommending.
    I visited the tool to discover the most popular posts being shared on a particular blog and it’s really great. I must say it will help me a lot on my blogging strategy!
    Once again … thanks Lisa and I just want to say that I am really grateful for your email!
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  • Hello Lisa,
    Strip the blog tool? That sound seriously awesome and i am already there :).
    Do splash is a great community and the members there are highly active as bizsugar community. I think Jane did a good job creating such community for bloggers.
    I just started joining some linked in groups and i must confess to you, i never knew that they were traffic from linkedin till i joined some group. Linkedin is one great traffic source every bloggers must take advantage of.

    Thanks Lisa, i did learn something today. Have a blessed week ahead…
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  • Thanks for the tips, Lisa. I do use both commentluv ans akismet. My only problem is that akismet data doesn’t delete for me and I have to queries in my database to erase it lest my comment meta table almost explodes.

  • Wow, Lisa this is one of the best post I’ve read this week. I didn’t know such a tool as strip the blog tool but after reading this post and following the link in the post, I have learned something new and important which I must try out. Thanks so much for sharing such a unique and educative post. I just started blogging and your blog is one of my best spots.
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  • Wow Lisa.

    I apologize. I read this yesterday and actually clicked on the link about Splash and went to the articles on Twitter and forgot to come back and leave a comment here! So sorry! 🙁

    Very interesting stuff for sure. I’m going over to splash and check it out more thoroughly and sponsored Tweets I’ve been reading about for a while now. Just didn’t understand how it works and was a little afraid of it, but you actually had some success with it. That’s cool and encourages me to try it.

    Thanks for these wonderful new things to look into. Love it when we learn new stuff.
    :mrgreen: Thanks so much. <love the icons by the way! 😛

    Talk soon. Thanks again,
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  • All of the five are new to me. I don’t have time to check Do splash and Strip the blog tool this week, but I will definitely check them in the upcoming weeks (I have bookmarked them). I am busy with email marketing right now and of course, thanksgiving 😀

    Source pages (for 404 links) on Webmaster tools? Now, that’s a great feature. I checked his blog post, loved everyone of “his” suggestions. I hope they do implement them in the coming year 😀

    Anyways, thank you for sharing, Lisa 😀

    Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving 😉

  • Hi Ms. Lisa

    Thank you providing interesting information.

    I have heard of only two of the five.

    There is so much on my plate, I feel I will not be productive as I should.

    LinkedIn is good, but as you said , the business cap has to be on to do business. Maybe I need to give more time to it.

    I love Pinterest and it is so much fun.

    Thank you Lisa and have a great Thanksgiving.

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  • Hello Lisa,

    Well seems like you’ve learned lot of things this week. And yeah I’m already a member at Do Splash – A New Blogging Community is awesome platform for bloggers.

    I don’t use aksimet due to some issues, But i do use G.A.S.P plugin for spam control.

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips with us
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  • Hi Lisa,

    What change?

    Things change every day? Is it really so? Even if it is so, there are different types of changes: a) positive ; b) neutral; c) negative.

    There is also a more important type of change that we should be aware of.

    What matters?

    This example with Do Splash is interesting. You said: Jane acknowledges “it is similar to others out there”. Well, this is the kind of change that, I’m afraid, dominates the online world. Let’s call it “apparent change”. A change that it s not quite a change… . It just look like a change until the owner does his (her) “best to make it different and interesting”. Then it becomes a real change.


    We must not be discouraged by the huge amount of change and the fast pace. Real change, this is what we must pay attention to. We must develop a kind of sixth sense that helps us identify the real changes that appear. When we find such a change we must take advantage … right away.

    Have a wonderful day
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    • Hi Silviu, Change – as long as we are alive they will be change right? Yes, I like how Jane admits that and is trying to do it differently at the same time. Great point Silviu that we must take advantage of a change right away. I hadn’t looked at it that way. Thanks as always Silviu for your very thought-provoking comment. Have a great day and rest of the week.
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  • Lisa, every twinkling of the eye, something new is coming up. This makes it a crazy wold 😉

    I went to bloggerjet.com from Blog engage but didn’t know about the tool. Now that’s new to me and thanks for sharing.

    I have known Jane’s tool but have not been active on it recently. This serves like some sort of reminder 😉 and yes I think I heard of bit of Matt’s request but have not also been there to share my mine. I will just wait to see what he’ll pick up from other’s suggestions.

    Those guys at hollywood are tweeting and making their money. I’m blogging and making my money too 😉

    Thanks for sharing your new things with us. Waiting for the next set of new things
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  • Hey Lisa
    Great post.
    I must admit I had seen jane’s site, but there are so many other sites like this that I don’t get enough time to visit, I had not had the chance to give it a go yet. I will do now I think.
    Pinterest – I will have to pop over and see what is going on there. I love it too.
    So many things to keep up with, including being a Twitter superstar and getting paid, crazy
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  • Hi Lisa

    I found out about Strip the Blog tool last week and it looks like a very useful tool.

    I’m going to tell my email list about it too, so apologies if anyone’s on there that’s commented here!

    I signed up for Do Splash a few weeks ago after I read about it on another blog. I’m struggling to get excited about Blog Engage and Biz Sugar though so I doubt I’ll do much with Do Splash.

    LinkedIn is my second least used social media site after Facebook. I should probably give it another go there, I guess!

    Thank you for sharing what you’ve learnt Lisa! It’s always useful stuff :-).

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    • Hi Tim, I liked it too. I like how you have been doing your emails, nice Tim! I love Biz Sugar – it’s worth it. It does take time. I guess all the networks work if you put the time into it. But some better than others so I would recommend Biz Sugar at least again for you. I hope you have a great rest of your week and I see the kids are geared up for the holidays.
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  • Hello Lisa,

    I did not know about DoSplash either (although I did just recently start blogging again)…I like BizSugar a lot though, and so I’ll probably check out Do Splash also. And 6 grand a week from Twitter is crazy! But then again, celebrities make crazy money as it is, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised..

    Thanks for sharing, and it’s nice to connect.

    Josh May
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  • Hey Lisa,

    Well hot dog… I knew about all of these but the first one. Have never heard of that site but will definitely check it out, another cool one so thank you.

    Jane updated us all when she first created her community but I’m not big on those types myself so I bowed out from joining.

    LinkedIn isn’t a site that I have much luck with. You’re right, it’s much more business related and even the groups I’m a part of don’t really benefit me at all. Most of the blogs that are a part of those groups I have absolutely no interest in whatsoever and it’s obvious that they aren’t familar with commenting or sharing. Probably why they aren’t doing very well.

    I read about social media managers for the hollywood a-listers. Yeah, we can only dream of ever having a cushy job like that and although I would love that kind of money for having fun like that I don’t think I’d want to hang around with the stars. I know, I’m so past all of that at my age now.

    So let’s just see if Matt takes anyone’s suggestions, that ought to be interesting don’t you think?

    I also have read Carolyn’s post recently about the Pinterest places but I’m not a big Pinterest person myself but I know so many people are.

    I had heard about having both Akismet and CLP on your blog so I tested it out and it didn’t help me at all. I was getting more spam but blacklisting them through the AB addition seems to have really helped. Glad you’re having luck with that though.

    Glad you learned some new things, isn’t that a blast! I love that so thanks for sharing these with us.

    Have a great week Lisa and a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family. Have fun.

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    • Hi Adrienne, wow, I got you on one 🙂 I use the Buffer to share many of my favorite posts and use some with Linkedin. But I do sign in there almost daily to check for messages and the such for a 5-10 minute period. I need to work more on my profile soon too. You are never past anything because of age my friend! It could be sports star or a politician vs a movie star. I think I would do one for a politician, some are not on Twitter – makes me wonder – didn’t they realize how our President won? Don’t get me going there Adrienne….I’m planning my next vacation with the Place pins, fun! Weird that it didn’t help you Adrienne – it has made such a difference for me and others that I’ve read. Maybe it’s your theme? Always interesting! You are welcome and thanks for the Tday wishes, I hope you have a wonderful time too with your family and maybe a new car over the weekend? Last weekend of the months are great for buying as they are trying to meet their monthly goals! Good luck.
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  • Hi Lisa!

    I’ve learned something from all five of your points today girlfriend! And thanks so much for your Pinterest and Spam bonuses too! I’m going to add Askimet to help me CommentLuv Premium with all that spam.

    I took a moment to take a look at Strip the Blog and I love that tool. I’ll be using that more. 🙂 I’m going to pocket your link to Jane’s DoSplash post to see if it’s something I can use. 🙂

    I haven’t been on LinkedIn lately but you reminded that I need to update my profile. I’ve made some great connections there too :).

    If I had the chance to be able to tweet for a celebrity, it would be for Jack Nicholson :). Can you put me down for your Google wish list too 🙂 ?

    I think it’s important that we keep learning new things. Thanks for sharing what you’ve learned with us! Have a great new week Lisa :). See you in the socialverse!
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    • Hi Corina, I’m glad you learned some new things too. What a difference Askimet with CommentLuv premium has made for me! Best thing I’ve done here in a while. I must have gotten rid of it a while back when I was trying to use less plugins. I have been using the Buffer to add some shares via LinkedIn. Why Jack? He sure is a character. I haven’t thought of who I would want to tweet for – you got me thinking. I sure will my friend 🙂 Have a wonderful rest of the week along with a Happy Thanksgiving Corina – are you a shopper on Friday?
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  • Matt Cutts wish list is new to me Lisa. Thanks for sharing us your post here. Wish you great week ahead
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Some new tools I didn’t know about.

    No, I didn’t hear about Do Splash, but I will certainly check it out, even though I don’t have much time left 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    This is great stuff and most of the tools you shard today, are new to me. But since Bill also knows a few already and likes some, I am going to check them out and start using some of them.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  • Hi Lisa,

    I love that you love learning. When you share what you’ve learned, everyone that partakes of what you’ve shared comes away a winner! i especially like the Blogger Jet tool. I’m always interested in learning what other are interested in, and this appears to be a very useful resource for determining that.

    P.S. If you’ve checked my reply to your comment from earlier today, you will find a gift waiting for you.

    All the best!
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  • I love learning new things so this is great I am going to go check out that splash thing! I have been using sponsered tweets for a month its a lot of fun and super easy ….I have always been a little confused on how to use Linkedin properly maybe I should sit down and really investigate it .Thanks
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for sharing what you learned. I always feel as a blogger, that the best part of it all is things that I learn. I just love it!

    Strip the Blog Tool really got my interest Lisa, I went over to check it out and to me, it’s a gold mine. Signing up right after my syndication!

    As for LinkedIn, I used to call it my “secret weapon” years back. I fell off of it for a while, but came back to it this year and I actually have so many people contacting me asking what I do, etc. Plus a few good business opportunities. I just love it and you are correct when you say that you have to write things there with your business mindset cap on!

    CommentLuv Premium is my lifesaver and I don’t know how I would ever blog without it!

    However, I do need to pay more attention to my broken links….thanks for the reminder!

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    • You are welcome Donna. Me too, always an adventure learning new things. That tool sure is a goldmine and glad I came across it from a blog via Biz Sugar (another great place). I love CommentLuv premium and would not switch from it. Oh yes, those nasty broken links – I use a plugin for that now. It does help make it easier. Have a great day Donna and a wonderful Thanksgiving coming up.
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  • Hi Lisa;
    These were all new to me, except the last one. Thanks for sharing all this great info! Just a note about Akismet: I got rid of it, because it was putting many legitimate comments in spam and, even worse, in trash! Just make sure to check those folders regularly, in case.
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  • Hi, Lisa! 🙂 I’m leaning toward reactivating Akismet, because spam is the bane of my online existence. 🙂 I also *love* the new Pinterest places pins – such a cool thing to do. I need to set up a board and get pinning [more]. 😉

  • Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for these great shares – the Strip the Blog tool looks interesting, I hadn’t heard of that. I don’t use LinkedIn very much at all, due to time constraints and the same applies to DoSplash – I’ve joined it but haven’t managed to spend much time there. I’m just starting to use Triberr more regularly – that’s my main objective at the moment. I might make getting more active on LinkedIn one of my New Year Resolutions for 2014!

    I wouldn’t want to tweet for anyone else, no matter how famous. And I think Matt’s idea for notifying owners of broken links is brilliant – I’d vote for that.

    I’ve always used Akismet with CommentLuv – I remember checking it out with Andy when I first installed ComLuv and he confirmed they were compatible. I don’t have too much trouble with spam – a few, but it’s manageable.

    Cheers, Lisa 🙂
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Loved #5. If we could identify the broken links the easier way I’m all for it. Also I’ve been exploring Pinterest more and more. Since I’ve been updating it with new photos there people have been pinning my new shares. And yes, I’ve been using Akismet and CommentLuv together and they work good together. The moment I deactivate Akismet the more spam I get. So yeah it works perfectly great for me.

    Glad you learned all these 5 new things. I have to check #4 and explore more later. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful nuggets with us. Have a great Monday!

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  • Hi Lisa,

    What a great list of things you learnt 🙂

    Yes, I had read about Pinterest Place Pins at Carolyn’s informative post and even tried it out – it surely is a great way to find out the exact location through the maps. Yes, I have heard about Janes DoSplash too earlier and it’s on my to-do list – bookmarked – something I need to join as well. I didn’t know about the posting time on LinkedIn, though I do get a lot of interactions when I put up my posts, which I think co-incidentally fall around the same time (my time zone!)

    I still have to find out about the sponsored tweets and strip this blog tool – sounds interesting! And Matt Cutts would surely have his comments section fully loaded now 🙂

    Thanks for sharing these with us. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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