Recap #cclivechat April 27, 2012

Gavin Ward continued his chats on blogging, Google + and SEO. Gavin dove into Pinterest and the changed T&C that worried folks and hindered some from signing up. A lot has changed so you might want to explore it.

We talked about DuckDuckGo and if you never tried this search engine, you should! It shows different search results and in another order than Google which tailors its searches.

Even if you cannot spend a lot of time on all social networks (e.g. Pinterest, Google Plus and others) Gavin thought that it was a good idea to have at least a profile out (with your blog links) for more web visibility. Using a RSS feed to post on several sites could be a blessing as it saves you time however, there are people who block those users. Some Twitter follow apps show who uses feeds and people do tend to unfollow or even block so caution there.

We touched on blog themes, blogs that require a fee or membership and how that would affect us. If you have any questions for Gavin, just leave them in the comment box and I’ll alert Gavin. The verbatim thread is below.

Cheers

Vidocq_CCIt is noon and our guest @gavward is ready to do #cclivechat pow wow style! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:00:18 +0000
Vidocq_CCGavin has been our guest before and he resumes his sessions on everything "Blog." #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:00:45 +0000
Vidocq_CCGavin, welcome again and thank you for doing this! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:00:59 +0000
GavWard@vidocq_cc Thanks for the welcome V. Good afternoon everyone #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:02:41 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Gavin, what is the latest in blogging? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:03:43 +0000
GavWardReminder: 10 Useful Tips for Better Blogging http://t.co/nwTEjmci via @WardBlawg produced following November's #cclivechat cc @vidocq_ccFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:04:37 +0000
legalawareRT @GavWard: Reminder: 10 Useful Tips for Better Blogging http://t.co/nwTEjmci via @WardBlawg produced following November's #cclivechat cc @vidocq_ccFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:04:53 +0000
LilacLoungeAfternoon #cclivechat! 🙂Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:05:06 +0000
GavWardReminder of #cclivechat from November 2011 with @Vidocq_CC: http://t.co/s81lyDUc Looking forward to revisiting the subject and expanding.Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:05:37 +0000
Vidocq_CC@LilacLounge Hi Sue! Any blogging Qs for Gavin? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:06:36 +0000
Vidocq_CCGavin, are people now blogging more on G+ or not? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:07:18 +0000
Vidocq_CC@mrchrisjohn @GavWard @WardBlawg Use the hashtag #cclivechat so the others can see you!Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:07:53 +0000
bischofield@Vidocq_CC @GavWard @LilacLounge Well I'm here, not that you'll notice! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:08:50 +0000
GavWard@mrchrisjohn A bit of tweeting about blogging never goes amiss 🙂 cc @problogger @WardBlawg @Vidocq_CC #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:09:10 +0000
Vidocq_CC@bischofield Yeah, we do! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:09:54 +0000
GavWard@vidocq_cc Google+ growing but I still don't see much activity there and most of my current awareness comes from blogs/Twitter #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:10:43 +0000
Vidocq_CC@McGrathCarl Hi and welcome! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:11:25 +0000
GavWard@vidocq_cc I would still recommend that everyone who is not yet on Google+ set up their profile. Mine here https://t.co/7O9IXtdx #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:12:38 +0000
GavWard@vidocq_cc and for those blogging/using Google+ for business, set up a G+ page - tips here http://t.co/6NGSegfa #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:13:28 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard I did but I feel as uncomfortable there as I was on FB ... which I deleted! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:13:47 +0000
GavWard@vidocq_cc Example of my Google+ profile here: https://t.co/SV4k5IEy - important to include links to your main sites/networks #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:14:49 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Always good to have more outposts on the web to complement your main presence on your website, blog or Twitter etc #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:16:00 +0000
bischofield@Vidocq_CC @GavWard @LilacLounge My small contribution to you is ReTweeting your tweets and links. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:17:16 +0000
LilacLounge@GavWard Can that be counter productive if you don't have time to update them? I'm with @Vidocq_CC on this. Not a fan of FB #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:18:01 +0000
GavWard#cclivechat are any of you on @StumbleUpon? I find it very useful to find first class tips/news articles. I'm here: http://t.co/TQOKCfxyFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:18:22 +0000
GavWard@LilacLounge @Vidocq_CC It can be. For my FB page I use 'RSS Graffiti' to update my readers there mainly when I'm not there #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:19:16 +0000
GavWard@bischofield thank you - always appreciated @Vidocq_CC @LilacLounge #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:20:06 +0000
LilacLounge@GavWard what are your views on Pinterest? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:20:11 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Yes, i see how RSS feeds can simplify being on more networks but some folks/apps also block those using rss feeds. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:20:46 +0000
GavWard@LilacLounge I find Pinterest one of those great satellite networking sites, heavily image based. Check out http://t.co/RGph0ipN #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:21:22 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard So Pinterest is not so much a blogging space, right? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:22:11 +0000
roserandelRT @Vidocq_CC: It is noon and our guest @gavward is ready to do #cclivechat pow wow style! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:22:22 +0000
GavWard@LilacLounge I'm on Pinterest here: http://t.co/52o9Kx79 - are you on it? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:22:37 +0000
Vidocq_CCSome put one post everywhere and claim is gets better SEO results than single posting. You disagree, right? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:23:49 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Good point V - automation via RSS with blogging and social networking should be used carefully, if at all #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:24:11 +0000
LilacLounge@GavWard I'd heard of some issues with the Pinterest T&Cs which has put me off joining. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:24:30 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Is there ONE network where you are NOT? LOL, how much time do you spend behind the computer? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:24:58 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Pinterest more sharing/discussion of pictures than blogging. @LegalCheek uses it well- check out http://t.co/vbfgIeHe #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:25:46 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC I do spend a ridiculous amount of time hooked up to the web 🙂 #dayjob #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:27:10 +0000
roserandelRT @GavWard: Reminder: 10 Useful Tips for Better Blogging http://t.co/nwTEjmci via @WardBlawg produced following November's #cclivechat cc @vidocq_ccFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:27:24 +0000
Vidocq_CC@LilacLounge What exactly is in those T&C that worries you, Sue? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:27:32 +0000
GavWard@LilacLounge Pinterest t&cs were updated so copyright situation much better. Check out @techdirt's http://t.co/0obUccPG #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:28:29 +0000
GavWard@LilacLounge Good to be concerned at the time though Sue - Pinterest previously claimed copyright in everything posted there #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:28:58 +0000
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC I'd read somewhere that by pinning something on yr profile you agree in the T&Cs that you own that image... 1/2 #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:29:47 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC That's a dangerous approach - if you repost an article elsewhere without linking back to the original, seen as spammy #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:30:08 +0000
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC 2/2 also, that in linking it to pinterest you grant them exclusive rights to it, which seems wrong. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:30:58 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC And Google does treat unwarranted duplicated content quite seriously at the moment. Sandboxing in search results etc #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:31:17 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard And google doesn't count that for their search results, right? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:31:38 +0000
LilacLounge@GavWard Great! Thanks for that. I'll investigate more. I didn't know the situation had been updated 🙂 #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:32:00 +0000
Vidocq_CCAs for search engines, what is your opinion about duckduckgo? http://t.co/X7jc34wg #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:32:49 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC It favours the original article. Okay to link back to a post with, say, a snippet and a link as much as you like #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:32:59 +0000
Vidocq_CCRT @GavWard: It favours the original article. Okay to link back to a post with, say, a snippet and a link as much as you like #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:33:49 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC I'd recommend your followers have a look at this @Mashable post on blogging tips for business: http://t.co/BpqWLEsF #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:34:26 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC I have to say I'm finding the search engine DuckDuckGo very appealing. Was using it quite a bit during the week #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:35:09 +0000
GavWard@McGrathCarl I think that's right Carl. Like Twitter, I think it has an option to set your account to private #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:36:21 +0000
Vidocq_CCRT @GavWard: Id recommend your followers have a look at this @Mashable post on blogging tips for business: http://t.co/hLgJDUbI #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:36:29 +0000
bischofield@ValentiLaw Tom, you might find #cclivechat interesting, going on now.Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:36:53 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Me too, I found a lot more articles and in quite a different order than on Google. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:37:12 +0000
Vidocq_CC@bischofield What? Tom on #cclivechat? AWESOME! @valentilaw #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:37:49 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Esp tip 8: 'Don’t Start a Blog, Just Write for Other Blogs' cc @YouBlawg - http://t.co/cjUTN1dk #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:38:21 +0000
Vidocq_CCWhat is your take on magazine layout themes and blogs that require a membership? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:38:39 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC @bischofield @valentilaw Very awesome. Welcome Tom if you're on Twitter just now #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:39:09 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard But also the patience in the beginning, people need to find you first before you have a readership. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:40:09 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Blog themes that require a small membership fee can actually be very good and worth the money. Research first though #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:41:53 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard I am not considering a membership style or forum for DCC as I want everyone to have access to the cases. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:42:10 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard I have however, found more and more blogs that do require that and it doesn't appeal to me. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:42:39 +0000
roserandelRT @GavWard: @Vidocq_CC Esp tip 8: 'Don’t Start a Blog, Just Write for Other Blogs' cc @YouBlawg - http://t.co/cjUTN1dk #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:43:03 +0000
roserandelRT @Vidocq_CC: @GavWard I am not considering a membership style or forum for DCC as I want everyone to have access to the cases. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:43:43 +0000
Vidocq_CC@FloYEdmondson Use hashtag #cclivechat so the others can see you as wellFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:44:31 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC I hope DCC does indeed remain open to all - very useful resource. Blogs can always be monetised for funding #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:44:59 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard It will. Some of these cases have no other web presence because the old newspapers are not online and no family blog. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:46:47 +0000
FloYEdmondson@Vidocq_CC ok..was it something pertaining to that when I answered? never sure on # stuff like #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:46:50 +0000
Vidocq_CC@FloYEdmondson If you use that hashtag others who search for it can find your tweets and discuss with you. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:47:56 +0000
Vidocq_CCAre there any new plugins you recommend? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:48:36 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Good to hear. Speaking about family blogs, I set up @FamilyBlawg as a niche #familylaw site http://t.co/ZglZUdKS #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:49:19 +0000
Vidocq_CCRT @GavWard: Good to hear. Speaking about family blogs, I set up @FamilyBlawg as a niche #familylaw site http://t.co/vnNX2tdz #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:50:18 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC I think it's important for those beginning to blog that they choose a fairly narrow focus cc @FamilyBlawg #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:50:26 +0000
roserandelI do a lot of research and tried out DuckDuckGo. Thanks for the tip!#cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:50:33 +0000
FloYEdmondson@Vidocq_CC oh, ok. I do not like to "join" or "register" to view info. My blog on blogspot doesnt require anything to read it #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:50:39 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Awesome, does Natasha know? cc @sobukira #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:50:43 +0000
roserandelRT @Vidocq_CC: @FloYEdmondson If you use that hashtag others who search for it can find your tweets and discuss with you. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:51:19 +0000
roserandelRT @Vidocq_CC: Are there any new plugins you recommend? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:51:22 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC blogs like DCC are more likely to succeed in their purpose where there is a solid niche focus that people can follow #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:51:35 +0000
FloYEdmondson@FloYEdmondson @Vidocq_CC of course you get what you "pay for" haha #cclivechat Maybe registering indicates a better quality of infoFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:51:51 +0000
Vidocq_CC@roserandel very welcome! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:52:02 +0000
GavWard@FloYEdmondson Good to hear that Flo - all of my @WardBlawg sites are also easy and free to access. cc @Vidocq_CC #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:53:05 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Agreed, my tech man warned me for becoming another "CNN" if I didn't! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:53:06 +0000
GavWard@FloYEdmondson Indeed. Content funded by paywalls eg with The Times likely to be excellent to read cc @Vidocq_CC #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:54:39 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC or indeed a 'CCNN' 😉 #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:55:25 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Good one! But yes, I agree. I'd be just another news aggregator! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:56:16 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Re SEO, my tips here http://t.co/txutx2Jt are still relevant for readers to get started #cclivechat #seoFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:56:43 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Would also note that there are big changes happening with Google and over-optimization. Follow @SEOMoz for updates #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:57:38 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Can you explain a little more? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:58:59 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC So would I. I'll leave readers with a tip for blogging - write at least one 'top 10' post. Can go viral quite easily #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:59:05 +0000
seotweetzRT @GavWard: @Vidocq_CC Re SEO, my tips here http://t.co/txutx2Jt are still relevant for readers to get started #cclivechat #seoFri, 27 Apr 2012 17:00:54 +0000
Vidocq_CCIt is 1pm, folks and another hour flew by. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 17:01:34 +0000
Vidocq_CCAny last Qs for Gavin? #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 17:01:43 +0000
Vidocq_CCGavin, thank you again for all the information. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 17:02:03 +0000
Vidocq_CCRT @GavWard: @Vidocq_CC Google is cracking down on sites that are useless for readers where spam SEO techniques have been used #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 17:02:46 +0000
GavWard@Vidocq_CC Having to head off. Many thanks again for inviting me. #ff to all #cclivechat readers - happy blogging and have a great weekend!Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:02:57 +0000
Vidocq_CC@GavWard Thanks and have a great weekend! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 17:03:25 +0000
LilacLounge@Vidocq_CC @GavWard, Yes thanks Gavin. Have a good weekend! 🙂 #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 17:03:52 +0000
Vidocq_CCRecap later on DCC with the verbatim thread. Any Qs for Gavin? Post them in the comment section and I'll alert Gavin. #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 17:04:02 +0000
Vidocq_CCSigning off, folks! Thanks for participating. Next week @casejackets is my guest. David is a Ret. DC cop and author! Join us! #cclivechatFri, 27 Apr 2012 17:06:10 +0000