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Last Chance For £10 – AutoStumble

Monday, June 9th, 2008

I’ve been really happy with the progress of AutoStumble. At the time of writing, we’ve got over 300 users and the network has produced 38,734 stumble votes!

For those of you who haven’t seen it before, check out my original post on AutoStumble. This should give you a pretty good idea of how it works.

In a nutshell, for those who can’t be bothered to read it – AutoStumble is a desktop application, whereby you are linked up with everybody else running the program. You enter your URL you wish to promote on StumbleUpon and your URL is then put into a “pool”, which is automatically and randomly StumbledUpon (voted) on by other users. To cover any patterns, we also introduce random URLs for that will be added to everybody?s list, so it would be very, very difficult for activity to be spotted algorithmically (or by hand for that matter!).

The end result is that you get dozens (or hundreds, depending how long you leave your URL in for) of StumbleUpon votes for your URL, which gives you a great head start to make your content go hot on StumbleUpon.

No, it doesn’t work by magic fairy dust, so you do actually need decent content to make it go fully viral on stumble. Your page trying to flog Viagra, or your boring analytical flow-diagram of your daily food intake isn’t going to take. If you’ve got content with viral potential however, AutoStumble is the perfect way to get you up those first difficult rungs of the social ladder.

Since we’ve got a lot of network users now and the network is running smoothly, I’m going to jack the price up to £20, being the horrible businessman I am.

So if you want to grab AutoStumble before the price doubles – you’ve got until Wednesday afternoon (GMT).

Or you can read the reviews.

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Lets Have a Recap

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, as there actually hasn’t been an easy way to view all of my old posts. I’ve added in an archive page so you can easily view all of my old posts.

If you’re newish here, I’d recommend:


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I ask you.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

This blog is changing focus. I haven’t posted since I returned from Tulum (yes, I know I said Cancun, but it turns out I don’t listen as well as I should) because I’ve stopped myself from doing so. There’s been a lot of things I’ve wanted to talk about, such as Lyndon’s run in with Google over hoax linkbait, Google really getting to grips with forms, big sites that are cloaking and even geo-hashing. It’s like a trap for me to fall into, seeing all these opinions flying around and wanting to throw my 2 cents in. Of course, I have opinion on all of these topics, but one of my only objectives when starting this blog was to keep every post as informative as possible and try and dig up some strategies, techniques, theories or research that isn’t in a million other places. There’s an incredibly annoying echo effect on my RSS reader as these stories reverberate around the (gag) “blogosphere”. So, rather than post what everyone else is posting, I’d rather post nothing at all, so when you are here, hopefully you’ll get something really….. Nice.

That being said, any decent sized post I do, takes in total around 4 hours as I try and decode the gibberish noise in my head into something tangible enough to put on display. The process helps me organise my thoughts, however it is time-consuming and at the moment I’m incredibly time-starved.

At the moment, my time is broken down between a few major projects:

1) A massive (as of yet unnamed) project to analyse search ranking factors

2) The further development of my currently released SEO Tools

3) The growth and refinement of AutoStumble (now over 300 users!)

4) I’ve also just started work on niche, white-hat community site which will need a lot of attention.

5) Various other websites/maintaining current web property

The change of focus for this blog is going to be looking more closely at the SEO, programming, technical and marketing principles behind these projects – which will benefit everyone, as once again, blogging will become “integrated” in what I do and there’s still a lot of valuable stuff to share.

I ask you.
You’ve taken the time to subscribe (or at least) visit my blog, thank you. If you have a specific topic you’d like to see me write about, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. Would you guys like these single, sporadic and very detailed posts on more advanced SEO concepts on their own? Or would you like “lighter” reading for insights into current issues as well? Answers on a postcard, or in the comment box – whichever is easiest for you. I’m going to be checking out everyone’s sites and blogs who comments here so I can see who’s really reading this stuff :)

I’ll shortly be posting detailed overviews of the above projects.

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Off To Mexico

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

I’m off to Cancun, Mexico at the end of the week to do some scuba diving, with a quick stop in LA, so I won’t be near an Internet until I get back at the beginning part of May. I’ll be closing sign ups for SEO tools tomorrow, so this is your last chance to get in. I’ve got a stand in to look after support issues while I’m away and generally keep things ticking over.

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My Biggest SEO Secret [April Fools!]

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

You came, you saw, and if you had Javascript enabled, you were Rick Rolled. Happy April Fools to the 1,262 people I Rick Rolled today :)

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