Has anyone else seen these new wordpress tool bars on their wordpress blogs now? Strange thing is, I host my own blog on my own server, but the toolbar is there, but I assume only when you are logged in. More importantly, it has a ‘shortlink’ kind of like the bit.ly service. This URL could become useful to send out, especially on sites like Twitter, facebook etc. I noticed it on my blog writing service site. This is what the shortlink looks like: http://wp.me/1eNcW (shortlink for my blogging service, not here).
As of yet there does not seem to be any form of link tracking, such as bit.ly by adding a + at the end (read my article on bit.ly tracking here). Perhaps that could come down the line.
Here is a screenshot of the toolbar in case you have not seen it yet. (click for larger picture).
You can also use the shortlinks for individual posts, which I discovered linking to the other post. In the edit posts or new posts page, where the permalink is, you click “get shortlink.” Neat feature.
http://timhickman.com was rated best new blog about blogging in 2011! I am pretty happy about that. Perhaps you can contribute and vote for me? =)
This is a small sample of what will work in 2011, compared to techniques from 2010 and before. Multiply this graph by 30 and you have a better idea:
Again, this is only a small portion of a complete linkwheel.
A press release has been written about me and my new site =) I guess the word is out now:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America (Free-Press-Release.com) February 21, 2011 —
A new domain name has been registered this year for the “Reputation Management” niche. Nothing new there, except the name of the site is what succeeds in drawing in attention. According to WHOIS, it is registered to Tim Hickman, blogging champ for small businesses in Philadelphia and around the US.
The reason for the hype is that Tim himself talked previously about the numerous reputation sites out there. So could this one have the potential to be different? The URL seems to say as if there are new techniques to the Reputation Management Services (RMS), or that reputation management has completely changed from the past. The URL in question? ReputationManagement2011.com
According to internet analysts, “RMS could be changed as we know it.” We see how different the internet has become in just one year in 2010, with the use of Twitter, Facebook and Linked In marketing. Perhaps 2011 will be a new ball game as well. One thing is for sure, with a domain name like that you can bet it will rank high almost automatically for that keyword, and let’s just hope they are ready for any mass streams of traffic or potential clients. The site can either be a hit or a miss. Given Tim Hickman’s history with blogging and social media marketing, it has the potential. But will it deliver the results?
Is your website auto generating leads and sales? Most businesses’ websites have it all wrong, focusing on pretty logos and looks, while failing at digital marketing and not focusing on lead generation, sales, and then profit.