SEO Apps And Tools

Article Forge Review : AI Content Writer And WP Poster

Article Forge AI Content Generator
In this Article Forge review and video demo, I cover the basics of this rapid article creator's control menus, the how-to's of generating a new article, and give a brief explanation of each of the content settings switches and sliders that are used to customize the article content generated.

Articles from as few as 50 all the way up to 750 words can be automatically created from a single or multiple seed keywords. Images and videos can optionally be inserted as well. Embedded videos are chosen from YouTube, images will be hard linked to content at imgr.com. Auto-generated article titles and section headings are supported too.



You can choose from 3-levels of article quality. 'Money Site Filler', Tier 1 or Tier 2. Export options include plain text, HTML formatted and lastly, PDF format for uploads to document sites. The latter; posting PDF and Doc files is an underused backlinking strategy and opportunity that you should ponder.

Basic spinning support is provided, but only on the title, sentence or paragraph level - not word-by-word. However, Article Forge can also link to a paid Word AI spinner account for high-quality word-level substitutions. You can visit the Word AI Article Spinner site for a free but brief 3-day trial of their Mac-friendly, highly-intelligent online content rewriter and spintax generator. 

Alternately, you might opt to use Spin Rewriter separately to provide further word-level spinning for additional article uniqueness.

ArticleForge can also be linked to a paid CopyScape account to assure 100% unique text. When turned on, one of the last steps of article creation is passing the robot generated content to CopyScape for a check before the article is finalized and ready to view.

WordPress publishing is integrated into Article Forge, making it a tiered link-building powerhouse. It can automatically post to free Web 2.0 or self-hosted WP blogs or PBNs on a schedule if desired. You can opt to post manually after generating, reviewing and manually editing an article, or opt to automatically post every nn number of days based on a list of seed keywords. Lists of URL's can also be set up so that specific keywords become anchored to those URLs randomly as the articles are published across your blog network.

In this Article Forge review, I should also make a point to mention their nearest competitor, Articoolo. The web-based Articoolo article writer cloud app also uses AI and NLG Natural Language Generation algos to quickly write unique content. It does so by scraping a single article. Check out their site for a simpler but slightly more affordable automatic article writer tool.

Article Forge seems to blend snippets from multiple related articles into a mash-up of unique, thematically relevant content. However, the articles lack a cohesive intro, body and summary progression that Articoolo source articles typically tend to have. As such, without heavy editing and reorganization I really don't consider Article Forge auto generated content to be money-site worthy as-is. Until it improves, it's best for Tier-2 and possibly Tier-1 link building content. On the other hand, with minor tweaks as you proofread, Articoolo generates more money-site worthy content fairly reliably.

The above video demo and feature review of Article Forge fails to mention costs. Currently there are annual subscriptions at just under $300 USD as well as $47 USD as a month to month option. There's a five day free trial of ArticleForge, but you do need to provide credit card information upfront. You will be billed after the trial expires if you don't explicitly cancel.

I'm keenly interested AI, NLP, and NLG natural language content creation. Automation of writing tasks is definitely the future of many aspects of digital online publishing. I'll be working on additional videos of how computer generated content (CGC) can be part of your internet publishing and link-building strategy. Stay tuned by subscribing to MacSEOTips YouTube channel!

Best Online Article : Sentence : Paragraph Rewriter / Rewording Tools

Sentence Rewording With Spintax
The past few months I've done a Deep-Dive into the world of spintax generators, text spinners and article rewriters and reworders. They're tools to generate unique content by rewriting sentences, paragraphs, lists, and complete articles using computer algos and artificial intelligence. A few are highly advanced and properly process the syntax and linguistics of English language conventions well, most do not.

I'll cut to the chase and simply say for Apple users - you want an online spinner for Mac that works in any web browser. So that eliminates any PC-only Windows based spinning apps. The clear 'Head-And-Shoulders-Above-The-Rest' intelligent, standout rewriting tool is Smiley Tech Software's Spin Rewriter. At well under $100/year for an annual subscription, it's quite affordable. A 5-day free trial is offered.

Another Mac-friendly, highly-capable online rewriter worth mentioning is WordAI From Cortx. It's significantly pricier per year. However, note Word AI also handles rewording Spanish, French and Italian for more international content requirements. A 3-day free trial is offered.

The Difference Between Good And Crappy Sentence Rewriters

This blog post's header graphic shows how the context of a sentence matters in how a quality sentence rewriting algo handles the subtleties of syntactical word usage and substitution properly. Countless other examples could be given; i.e 'Apple' as a computer company - or 'apple' as a fruit. Good rewriters examine the sentence and phrases within and around key terms to ascertain PROPER replacements. Things like Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions and other things you've forgotten since grade-school English class matter. That's no easy feat - and it's what separates good sentence and paragraph rewriter tools from the crappy free ones.

Next Level: Paragraph, List and Article Rewriting

It all starts with rewording sentences. But intelligent content rewriters and spinners can also reword entire paragraphs (usually using 'Nested Spintax' to write entire, alternate sentences.) List reordering is something SpinRewriter does well: If it's a numbered list where things must be performed in an exact sequence, it's left untouched. But UN-ordered lists like key selling-points about a product can be randomly shuffled with no ill effect. Paragraph reorganizing is also possible, but in many cases it wrecks the logical organized flow of an article if there isn't some sort of logical progression. The normal sequence should be an introduction, main body sections, and then a summary at the end.

Free Online Sentence, Paragraph & Article Rewriters

There's no shortage of free online article reworder and rewriter tools to spin content into a unique variation. But you'll be disappointed. 'Reworders' is probably the kindest term, because most are sloppy, brain-dead word substitution tools that algorithmically are incapable of understanding the CONTEXT of English and therefore are incapable of intelligent word substitutions when appropriate. They're really just dumb alternate 'Word-Swappers' that generate spun gibberish at their worst, and crappy, poorly written sentences at best. For Tier-1 link building and Money Site content, it's simply unacceptable. Most but not all output spintax bracketed code for spun backlink building needs. If you're cheap and absolutely cannot afford a real content rewording and rewriting tool, check out Spinner Bros online spinner and spintax generator here. The output is mediocre, but the site does have a modern, slick interface.

Domain Authority Stacking Tips For Brand Building SEO

Domain Authority SEO Stacking Interlinking
A solid online Brand presence using Domain Authority Stacking SEO techniques can help you utterly dominate top search engine rankings for your name or business. The benefits of stacking Profile authority are multiple: Better Brand Recognition, Reputation Management, and Link Juice power to wherever you choose to direct it. Many of the Profile sites I mention below can even show up on Page 1 of Google search results, that's how high-authority they are. Beyond SEO value, they also simply help people learn more about you, and make it easy to discover and follow you on the social platforms they prefer.

Domain Authority or Social Stacking results from establishing accounts on, then INTERLINKING as many of your online profiles as intelligently as you can. Your Social Authority can be reinforced by taking advantage of the many link opportunities these sites provide in your account profile.

Random Link-Juice Chaos

We've all seen neat and tidy diagrams of circular Link-Wheels and hierarchical Link-Pyramids. But ultimately, Social Profile stacking creates a far more random chart. And that's okay because ultimately the power eventually flows to your primary Money Site(s) anyways.

Tip: Leverage the power of '.ME-Style' Domains

Explicitly designed to showcase your online presence, About.me and Branded.me are two of the highest authority ones of all, though Page.is is my favorite! They allow you to easily create a Branded page featuring your Bio, Accomplishments, Photos, Projects, etc. Just as importantly, they are implicitly designed to let you quickly link up your social accounts to help people find and follow you wherever you hang out online.

Branded.me - About.me
Flavors.me - Phollo.me
Medotcom.com - Page.is

As you'll see, some are quite clever: Some may display your most recent Tweets. Some might feature your recent YouTube uploads - all automatically and dynamically updated as you do other things on the web. Some might extract your RSS and display a few of your most recent blog posts. Powerful stuff!

Where Profile sites get most interesting for Domain Authority Stacking is in the EXTRA link fields some of them provide beyond the obvious Social Sites like FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc. When provided, extra link fields let you link to anything.

Leverage DEEP-LINK opportunities to specific inner pages or specific blog posts.

Link up other sites that aren't in the Top-5 Social Media Darlings list - but are important to your business.

You might want to link to an RSS feed that would lead them to a full chronological list of your posts, videos, podcasts, etc.

You might even cross-link to OTHER PROFILE SITES to start spreading the high Domain Authority around in link-juicy ways.

You could possibly embed direct AFFILIATE LINKS to monetize any click-throughs.

Next Level? You Can Build Links To Your Stacked Profiles

Remember, Domain authority and Page authority are two different things. So you can build links to your Profile pages and beef-up their link juice even more! I'm doing that in this blog post by linking directly to some of my .ME profiles as an example.

You could build Top-Tier Social Links to your profile pages with a great Crowd-Sourced Social Sharing service like SocialAdr.

Or, you could simply run your Profile site URL's through a link indexing tool like Backlinks Indexer and easily send some link-juice to start building your Profile link's Page authority.

Tip: If Twitter is a primary platform for you, dozens of Twitter-centric sites make it possible to do a form of Twitter Authority Stacking in interesting ways. Here's some of my favorites:

Twiends - Awesome tweet wall page
TweetWally - Another tweet summary wall
Cuilr - Your profile URL + The Leaderboard page
CoPromote - Crowdsourced retweets and shares
Babbly - Crowdsourced Twitter, LinkedIn & FB shares


The overarching notion here is to think outside the box! Perhaps you have dabbled with various Profile sites, spent a bit of time configuring them initially - but then never gave them another thought. As an effective Parasite SEO Strategy, they're worth revisiting to make sure you're really taking advantage of every link opportunity to get on Page 1 of search results that they provide.

WORKING Articoolo Coupon Code 2016 : Free Trial Article Credit

Scoured the internet and found a working Articoolo code coupon discount promo that's valid for a free article. You'll be able to generate a well-written draft document up to 500 words in just 2-3 minutes.This Articoolo coupon is valid for all of 2016 and will let you create and preview articles -- and then download one free article.

Articoolo Discount Coupon
You MUST start at this link --> Articoolo Price List Page.
It will ask: 'Do you have a coupon code?' Click the blue word 'coupon code'
An entry box will appear. Enter fhe34gt as your free trial code.

You should now see the number '1' appear in RED next to the ($) icon in the upper right of your screen after the coupon code was accepted. If you already have an active account with existing credits, you should see your available credit increase another point.

Articoolo articles are a great starting point for your next school essay, a blog post, or for your Mac article distribution and marketing efforts. Remember, it costs nothing to generate an article and preview it. If you choose to buy, your free article code point will be deducted from your credit balance.

If I stumble across any other coupon codes for Articoolo subscription discounts or to get additional free article credits, I'll post them here:

August 2016: Save 10% (or more) on bulk credit purchases or monthly subscription plans with this -> Articoolo discount code link.

SocialAdr BEST Practices And SEO Submission Tips

SEO Tips For SocialAdr Social Bookmarking
Here are some SocialAdr 'best-practices' and submission tips to get the most SEO and direct website traffic benefits from their crowdsourced spun social sharing and bookmarking service.

SocialAdr leverages Top-Tier web properties AND crowdsources Other Users Social Accounts to deliver maximum value IF you use it wisely.

Quality AND Quantity Links

SocialAdr's social sharing and boookmarking tool currently supports around a dozen and a half high domain authority sites. But it doesn't choose the sites randomly. It always submits to properties in the same sequence; currently starting with Pocket and ending with Pen.io. If you want your content to get potentially posted to ALL of the current site list, make sure you do a minimum submission of AT LEAST 18 credits.

SocialAdr's Current Social Site List (In order of posting sequence) = Pocket, Flipboard, Papaly, Instapaper, Ello, YouMob, Bitly, APsense, WeHeartIt, SiteJot, Plurk, TheTopLink, StumbleUpon, Diigo, Delicio.us, Bit.do, Pen.io

The quality of these posting sites is obvious. These are High DA/PR properties - No crappy, penalized or de-indexed Pligg and Scuttle junk bookmarking sites are used.

Keep in mind not all SocialAdr users sharing your content will be registered and have their accounts linked-up at ALL the sites either. The best submissions are from other user's accounts that go out to the most sites possible in one swoop. Some of SocialAdr's free users sharing your links and content may only be registered at a few of the sites available. Many though have fully configured accounts. Keep in mind they're trying to earn credits for their own social shares -- so they're highly motivated to have as many sites active and linked-up as possible.

Pause And Resume Submissions

Over the years I've learned SocialAdr is best done with limited, controlled batches of submissions. Set your default to SLOW drip. Promote a new blog post or published article with, say, 25 credits -- then wait a week or two once it's ranking to boost it further. You don't need to be heavy-handed. Slow and steady wins the content ranking race, and it is the most efficient use of your monthly SocialAdr credits.

Boost Your Affiliate Earnings

Many social/bookmarking sites DON'T like affiliate links. They may block, say, Amazon or Clickbank domain links completely and refuse the submission. Others will STRIP referral /?ID=xxx's off the end and just post the root domain URL eliminating any earnings potential. But if you have aff links that are HARD-CODED with no '/?=' like: '...myaff.com/myid/offer' they will get posted on all sites. When I need a quick earnings boost I will blast hard-coded aff links out in 100 credit batches at a time set to Normal distribution speed. Ka-ching! $$$

Spin It To Win It

SocialAdr can be imminently useful (though a bit pricey) for anchor-text diversification. If your backlink profile is too money-keyword heavy, you can spin naked-URL variants or generic anchors in the submissions TITLE field to balance things out.

It goes without saying: Always opt to SPIN YOUR TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS. You need and want a very natural and random backlink profile with diverse anchor text. You also want to randomly target underserved, low-competition long-tail keywords in your Title in particular. Spinning is the easiest way to achieve that automatically.

Always PREVIEW your post. Nothing's worse than sending out submissions with visible Spintax Bracket Errors!!! Preview, preview, preview before hitting that Save button! To ease the pain of spinning, SocialAdr has partnered with and integrated SpinRewriter's spintax tool to spin variations for you with a click of the 'Generate Spintax' button - right next to Preview.

Boost Your Brand And Social Authority

It's not just for money site URL's: Another SocialAdr best practice can be to boost the Page Authority of select Account Profiles, YouTube video URL's, or Web 2.0 properties like About.me, Twitter, Tumblr or any other Tier-1 site that links back to your Social Accounts or Money Sites.

Quick Link Indexing Tool

Lastly, If you only have a few websites, SocialAdr is an excellent tool to get new posts and pages crawled by the search engines FAST. Some webmaster's wonder how to get Google and Bing to crawl their new content quickly. A single SocialAdr submission is all you need. Whether your content will RANK well is up to the search engines. However, if you have a lot of sites and Tier-1 Web 2.0 and PBN blogs and links you're trying to boost, a subscription to a good Link Indexing Service like BacklinksIndexer is usually a more cost-effective route.

Honest Review Of Articoolo Automatic Article Writing App

In this review of Articoolo automatic article writer, we'll take a look at the benefits and results of using cutting-edge, computer-based Natural Language Generation - NLG and Artificial Intelligence - AI in it's computer generated content creation algos. It can help you automatically generate a workable article or blog post from a single seed key-phrase in under 2 mintues.

If you've ever struggled with article writing for internet or affiliate marketing needs, Articoolo can quickly produce a programmatically generated working draft to kickstart your content creation process.

Review of Articoolo - Auto Article Writing App

How To Use Articoolo

A quick review of Articoolo's 5-step process to automatically create an article is as follows:
1. Enter a single high-level key-phrase
2. Alternately select an Optional Topic it may present
3. Select the desired number of words (Tip: Always set it to 500 max)
4. Optionally change default setting of Readability to Uniqueness
5. Click 'Create' button
6. Wait 1 or 2 minutes while Articoolo reviews your topical intent and assembles an article.

How Does Articoolo Generate Content?

Natural Language Generation typically involves the following steps:
1. Content Determination: Deciding what info to mention in the document.
2. Document Structuring: The organization of the conveyed information.
3. Aggregation: Merging of similar phrases or sentences to improve naturalness and readability.
4. Lexical Choice: Assigning appropriate words to the core concepts.
5. Referring Expression Generation: i.e. A 'MacBook' refers to an equivalent 'Apple laptop'.
6. Realization: The nitty-gritty of assembling the document then performing syntax, CopyScape, grammar and spell checks.

Articoolo Review : Content Preview Mode
When complete, a blurred article preview will show you a few snippets or sentences of the document in clear, readable form. Generally, it displays one sentence in each paragraph to give you some sense of the article's style and content.

It will save this draft and you can then optionally buy the full, plain text article - or ignore it and try generating a completely new one based on the same key phrase or perhaps with slight modifications.

Buying an article somewhat 'blindly' without being able to fully review it is a bit frustrating. But so is outsourcing an article, sometimes waiting days for completion, and (unless you're using a known writer) never really knowing what the end result will be until after it's delivered.

Articoolo's Article Writing Quality

In my test article, here's what Articoolo auto-generated as the opening paragraph on the topic 'Article Writing SEO':

"Many people could be wondering what a Search engine optimization writing is. To a large amount of people, writing is just placing words in logical, orderly way to convey a note or set of thoughts. Granted, that's give or take what article writing is about. Not all posts are written with the awareness of search engines. SEO writing is the procedure for writing copy or an article with the search engines in head. It is a procedure for tuning a bit of writing you might say that the internet search engine will love and enjoy. In order to write an efficient SEO writing, some rules and codes should be applied."

Not bad. Not perfect. With a proofread and few tweaks to the phrasing, I was ready to publish the finalized article within minutes.

In 9 out of 10 articles I've auto-generated, I personally felt: 'Okay, I can work with this - and make it even better in no time!' Where it seems weakest is in it's paragraphs: Most articles or blog posts typically have a highly structured Introduction, Main Content Sections, and then an Ending Summary format. Paragraphs should implicitly begin with a Topic Sentence, which the other sentences support.

It's not clear that Articoolo can replicate this high-level document organization well, although in the above example, the 1st paragraph is a reasonable Introduction opening. You're often left to re-arrange what it writes, and likely supplement it to make it a better read from beginning to end.

How Much Do Articoolo Articles Cost?

The cost of an Articoolo generated article is typically $1 or $2 depending on whether you opt to purchase a fixed number of article credits or a monthly subscription. Honestly, I think the credit system and pricing should be based on the actual number of words delivered. When I've specified the 500 word maximum, the resulting articles are often only 300-400 words in length regardless. Always opt for the 500 word setting and you'll typically get 4 instead of 3 paragraphs of workable content.

Outsourcing articles typically costs 3 to 10 times as much - even more for Premium, vetted writers. The time delays in receiving articles is frustrating too when time is money. You can purchase an intro 10-pack of Articoolo article credits for $19. Generate as many as you wish and preview the results. Credits are deducted only when you choose to purchase an article.

Optional Content Re-Writing Supported

Though Articoolo does support a 'Rewrite' feature, I normally wouldn't recommend it. It intelligently 'spins' the content to rewrite some of the word usage in most sentences, but it is not a full-fledged article spinner, nor does it generate spintax formatted / bracketed code. A rewrite costs the same as generating an original article; a bit stiff to do a one-time 'spin'.

My Bottom-Line Take In This Articoolo Review:

- AS-IS, the automatic content Articoolo creates is immediately usable for Tier-2 PBN link building.
- With minor rewrites and fixes, it generates readable, thematic Tier-1 content for Web 2.0's and PBN's.
- For money sites or Article Directory Submission, re-arranging into better paragraphs, further editing and optimization is needed.
- It's imminently useful for increasing the word-count of blog posts and articles for better LSI rankings.
- You'll save a TON of time regardless.

The Bigger Picture - Computer Generated Content

The concept of automated Computer Generated Content (CGC) and Natural Language Generation (NLG) has been in development in corporate and university labs for years. Unlike manual content scraping and mash-up tools some SEO's use - Articoolo is delivering consumers a next-generation automatically generated content tool. It can take some of the pain out of writing original content from scratch without the risks of obvious plagiarism from stolen snippets and then using intelligent article spinning to try to pass CopyScape. Articoolo's core technology isn't going to go away, NLG is only going to get better, and CGC will be used more widely to eliminate the tedium and cost of human writers.

With a 10-article base package under $20, you can explore and review Articoolo's auto content generation app abilities affordably. As a cloud-based SaaS program, Mac users can access it with Safari, Firefox Mac or Chrome browsers, on either OSX or iOS and have instant article creation at their fingertips anytime, anywhere, any Apple device.

How To Boost Amazon Affiliate Earnings Quick : MMO Guerilla Marketing

Boost Affiliate Income Quickly
Pondering ways to boost your Amazon Affiliate earnings and make extra money online as fast as possible? Here's some immediately actionable tips to drive more traffic through your - and other's Social Media accounts to get more Amazon visitors, affiliate cookies set, and increased daily earnings.

Many of us run multiple niche affiliate websites and get the lion's share of base daily traffic from organic search visits. But there are a number of other ways to immediately boost your affiliate income potential by leveraging social media properties with an aggressive and focused approach, done smart.

Social Sharing Using Amazon's Site Stripe

amazon-site-stripe
Amazon provides affiliates a very easy way to directly share to Twitter or FaceBook from any product page. Just make sure you're logged into the proper accounts first. This presumes you already have (as you should) well-established accounts with a decent following of real, targeted users that you've cultivated over time. If you're not using Site Stripe to share a product, or three, or more each and every day, you're missing out. Even if you do it manually, you should make using it part of your daily marketing tasks.

Choose Optimal High-Converting Products

We all have preferred affiliate products we like to promote. But make a point of browsing Amazon's BEST-SELLER lists in your category to find the Top-100 selling products that are most likely to - and have been proven to convert the best. 'Sell more of what sells!'

Attach Images For Better Traction

Posts with images draw more attention and get more clicks, simple as that. Include a clear, colorful product photo whenever possible to make your aff link more appealing.

Posting Amazon Links To Twitter and FaceBook

Always MODIFY the pre-written text Amazon provides and rewrite it with a far more compelling Call To Action to explore or buy the product you're featuring. Keep the amz.to shortlink towards the front of the post. Add two appropriate #hashtags at the very end of each to help them get deeper search traction: Use short and popular tags like; #tech #health #fashion. Many Twitter users use automation to Like and even better, Retweet content with specific trigger hashtags or keywords! Always use hashtags.

Get Others To Share Your Affiliate Links

share-affiliate-links
This is where you get real leverage. By using social sharing sites like You Like Hits, Add Me Fast or Link Collider, you can get re-shares or re-tweets of your monetized links. I've found re-tweets in particular to really help amplify and expand my original tweet's visibility exponentially. FaceBook, not so much.

Schedule A Sequence Of Monetized Posts

To really make a dent in income boosting, you must strive to post beyond just FaceBook and Twitter, and AUTOMATE the publishing of monetized updates on social media daily.

The best tool for automating Twitter posts is SocialJukeBox (formerly called TweetJukeBox) because of it's ability to INFINITELY LOOP and attach an image of your choosing. Even a limited free account can post a handful of monetized Tweets each day for you in perpetuity.

Broaden Your Reach To Other Social Platforms

I can recommend a few tools to broaden your posting reach. Do be aware; some platforms don't allow affiliate links, some social bookmarking sites might strip out referral id's, or block domains like Amazon, ClickBank or JVZoo entirely.

Try SocialAdr for social shares and bookmarks from other people's accounts across a dozen and a half of the top tier bookmarking and sharing sites.

Leverage BufferApp to reach and automate FB and Twitter - They support posting to LinkedIn and Google+ too but tread lightly or infrequently, and mix in other content.

An OnlyWire account can send your affiliate links out to many, many more of your social sites and blogs as well. Just be aware posting monetized links on certain platforms can get you a warning or your account suspended, so you have to choose which sites you post to carefully. Using Sets can help post via OnlyWire to specific properties - and not all of them.) Google+, Wordpress.com and Tumblr for example may tolerate occasional monetized links, but a steady stream of them might cause trouble.

Social Stacking SEO For Brand Building And Authority Links

Social Profile Stacking SEO
Social Stacking for SEO purposes is perhaps one of the most underused strategies to really build both your brand and link authority. As you can see in this post's header graphic, a social profile can have it's own Page Authority distinct from the Domain Authority of the site it sits on. That profile can be boosted with other links to strengthen it even further. Note how it only took a handful of links to push my About.me profile from PA0 to PA48.

Social Stacking SEO tactics are about fully leveraging the power of the links on high Domain Authority Profile Pages you already have or can build around the internet. Particularly valuable are one's that integrate easy connection to multiple Social Media accounts, and let you add some unique content and other profile links of your own. We've all registered at sites that let us do some of that, but here are a few that are exceptionally powerful when leveraged to their fullest:

Flavors.me
Very simple and straightforward, Flavors offers an easy to setup Brand page with up to 5 links for free within minutes. Sure you could predictably link to your money site, Twitter, FaceBook, Google+, and LinkedIn or Pinterest. But what if you linked to Klout, About.me, Know'Em, or some other profiles instead?

1. Palette of 20 Social sites to choose from with a button click
2. Optional RSS feed
3. Logo / Avatar and Bio section

About.me
Building out a profile on About.me is great place to start. Here's some features of note:

1. RSS Feed support that displays your 3 Latest Posts on your profile page.
2. Social Account Buttons linking to your profile on some of the most popular social sites.
3. An Add Your Own links section providing opportunities to deep-link and control anchor text to anywhere you choose.
4. Find, Like and Engage with other About Me users for boosting profile traffic.

Branded.me
You can quickly build-out a responsive, multi-section summary page at Branded.Me in minutes with a rich, mobile-friendly template designed to highlight your skills, interests, projects, photos and more.

1.The Contact section offers easy to link buttons to other popular social sites.
2. The 'Projects' section makes it easy to create featured anchored links to 3 other Web 2.0 properties, your guest posts, or money sites.
3. Other page sections for free-form content entry.

Knowem.com
Registering and locking-in social accounts for your Brand / Name should be done for more than just backlinks. It's also critical for Brand Protection and Reputation Management by claiming and establishing a large and consistent presence you can directly control. Sites like Know'Em help you do that. But in addition, your profile page there is very, very powerful.

Social Stacking Benefits Of Know'Em
1. You can add an anchored link to your money site.
2. Two of your most recent blog entries get featured links from your RSS feed.
3. A separate RSS feed linking to ALL your claimed profile URLS can also be submitted to feed directories.
4. Ability to directly download all your claimed profile URL's for further link building efforts.

TipDrop.com
A modest little Q&A answers site, TipDrop is a Social Stacking SEO powerhouse thanks to the TEN Do-Follow link boxes available on your profile page. Those 10 links can be carefully crafted to send link-juice to a diverse range of properties and profiles. Tip: Participating in a few answers or asking questions help fill out the profile page with content from your recent activity on the site.

1. Money Sites.
2. Web 2.0 Blogs / Posts.
3. Other Social Account Profiles.
4. Direct Affiliate Links!

Random Link Chaos - Stacking Done Well


Random Link ChaosThis chart illustrates the net effect of Social Stacking SEO methods. It creates a very random and chaotic link graph of high-authority, yet very diverse backlinks. Contrast this with the footprint of spokes of a typical link-wheel or the ascending layers of a tiered link-pyramid.

Building Links To Increase Profile Page Authority

Many people might build out some of these pages and seldom give them another thought. But what if you did even a bit of additional backlink building to these Profile properties? You'd help create and increase PAGE AUTHORITY to help your links on them become even more valuable.

The most powerful might be an OnlyWire submission that would include blog post links in addition to shares and bookmarking. Another step could be some social shares and bookmarks to send some keyword-relevant titles leveraging other peoples Web 2.0 accounts. The simplest way might just be running your social profile URLS through a Backlink Boosting Tool to get the page crawled and powered-up.

Above were just a few examples of some notable websites ideal for high-value social SEO stacking strategies - and recommended link building tools to supercharge them. If there's other Brand / Profile sites you're aware of that offer a lot of link types and opportunities - Kick off a direct message to MacSEOTips on Twitter and I'll explore it for inclusion in this evergreen blog post.

Must-Have Apple Gadgets For Mac Internet Marketing Success

apple-hardwareArmed with just a Mac and a high-speed internet connection you can put your mark on the world wide web and experience a fair degree of affiliate or internet marketing success. But what Apple gadgets and accessories are best to take it to the next level? As I look back on 20 years of being an Apple webmaster and marketer, here's some recommended Mac compatible computer hardware that proved essential in my journey:

A Fast Mac Backup Drive

SuperSonic Rage Flash Drive

Full SSD Read/Write Speeds

Backing up your Mac is critical for a webmaster's site code, HTML, social account passwords, URL lists, images and whatever else would be devastating to lose. For those with modest storage needs, an ultra-fast USB3 flash drive may be all you need to back that Mac!

A Better Mac Webcam With Tripod Mount

Spectacular HD Mac Webcam

Dual Mics, Tripod Camera Mount

Whether it's an iMac desktop or MacBook laptop's built-in iSight, the limited camera angles are nothing but frustrating and sub-optimal. For higher-quality and more flexible video capture sessions, an Apple compatible external webcam will deliver a more polished and professional image. An excellent cam like the Logitech C920 delivers superior images and better color accuracy with the precision placement a tripod can provide for high-quality video marketing content capture and creation.

Decent Desk Lighting

Adjustable 2-Way Desk Lamp

Direct, Bounce, Or Fill Lighting

Serious YouTubers and videographers need to up their game when it comes to webcam lighting at their desks. A desk lamp like this with frosted shades, pivoting lamps and independent switches was one of the best investments I made in improving my video capture frame rates, clarity and color accuracy.

A Quality Headset For Communication And Dictation

Plantronics Micro Headset

Minimalist USB Buds w/Mic

For conducting webinars, Skype calls, or blogging and writing with Apple dictation - Nothing beats a dedicated headset to bypass echo from external speakers and deliver clear speech. For videos, minimalist ear-bud style won't detract like a bulky headset can.

Better Computer Speakers

JLab Stereo Speakers

Spatial USB Audio Playback

Aside from an iMac, no Apple computer really delivers full-range audio reproduction. Nearly any external computer speaker will vastly improve your experience. Especially for website designers and SEO's who keep up watching training videos, webinars and other content on a MacBook, external speakers make sure they're heard loud and clear.

A Cheap All-In-One Printer/Scanner

WiFI Airprint Printer

For OSX and IOS Devices

When buying ink can cost more than a printer does, you might want to simply opt for a new multifunction printer to handle the occasional hard-copy prints and scans any internet-based business requires. An AirPrint compatible wireless AIO can serve your Mac and your IOS devices admirably for under $50!

A Top-Notch Podcasting Microphone

AT 2020+ USB MIcrophone

Mixer Input and Monitor Output

If you're leveraging podcasting or recorded content as part of your internet marketing strategy, a Mac's internal microphone just won't cut it. A standalone desktop USB mic like the Blue Yeti is a top-seller, but other more conventional mic designs give you the flexibility of a studio-style boom mount that can clamp to your desk.

Mobile Marketing iPhone Or iPod Touch

Mobile Social Media Marketing

Website & Content Promotion To Go!

So many daily internet marketing and social media tasks can be done anytime, anywhere on an Apple mobile device. It doesn't have to be an iPhone. I save myself a thousand dollars in cell-phone costs a year by using an iPod Touch, Skype for IOS, and readily available free Wi-Fi networks instead when I'm out and about. It's a great Social Media Management device for sharing Vine or Periscope vids, Twitter or Instagram pics, and status updates in just a few taps.

Top Free Press Release Sites For Mac PR Marketing In 2016

Top Free Press Release Websites
Apple webmasters pondering a free press release marketing strategy might want to explore the top PR sites shown in the graphic posted here. Several hours of gathering, merging, cleaning, analyzing and sorting lists of top news release distribution websites led to some clear indications of which high authority free press release sites rank for the most keywords. It's where your free PR syndication efforts will best be spent in the year ahead.

Top-10 Free PR Sites

http://prlog.org
http://free-press-release.com
http://newswire.com
http://24-7pressrelease.com
http://prsync.com
http://onlineprnews.com
http://1888pressrelease.com
http://newswiretoday.com
http://briefingwire.com
http://openpr.com

Press Release Sites Than Rank Well

Although the now obsolete Google PageRank as well as MOZ DA/PA domain authority rankings provide some insight, it's really SEMRush that tells you how many RANKING KEYWORDS a given press site currently has in the top-100 of Google SERPS. The keyword numbers fall off rapidly as you move down the list, but don't be misled. On some of the smaller PR sites your release isn't competing with nearly as many other releases and still benefit from their Domain Authority. You may also stay on their lists of Newest releases, or the main page of your Category longer for decent visibility.

A Mac News Release Marketing Strategy

Elsewhere I've blogged about Press Release Marketing Strategies a Mac owner can pursue on a limited budget. For actual PR syndication, a subscription to Live PR Submitter might be good for those who actively issue regular releases. RankCrew offers SPUN PR packages that can be very useful in a 2nd-stage strategy to use spintax to target long-tail keyword variants in your titles as it's published to each free PR site. Lastly, Fiverr PR gigs which leverage a seller's *paid* accounts at sites like PRBuzz, ReleaseWire, MyPRGenie can get your news release on powerful PR sites at a very low cost.

PRLog.org Remains A Free PR Powerhouse

Perhaps above all, the numbers in the chart are clear: Setting up a free Press Room at PRLog should be your highest priority. Much like building out a centerpiece EzineArticles account for your Mac article marketing efforts, a PRLog press room should sit at the top of your to-do list as the apex of your press release marketing strategy. It should be noted the most powerful free PR sites all offer paid news syndication as well to finance their operations. Paid press releases also tend to have additional SEO and link building power options.

DIY Free PR Distribution Benefits

One of the distinct advantages of pursuing a free press release publishing tactic is the ability to MIX IT UP as you publish from site to site. Good long-tail keyword research lets you mix up the Titles as you publish to rank for terms you might not otherwise nail with a single blast. Even if you paid $600 for a PRWeb premium distribution - one wrong choice in the Title keywords could stymie your success if you targeted a too-competitive keyword to rank for! For the average Mac internet or affiliate marketer, targeting varied long-tail Title alternates as you publish your free release in stages might help get you seen for underserved terms a single (but Duplicate Content filtered) blast might not.