Thoughts On Linkbait

Two posts about linkbaiting caught my attention last week and given there are still many questions about linkbait and it’s relative worth, I thought I would add a little more to the discussion.
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What to know before you blog: blogging myths

So, you have heard that ‘blogging is the way to go’. Do you want to blog? Are you going to? Then this list of common blogging misconceptions may be helpful for you.
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Top 10 Blogs For Writers

For those of you with a blog or who simply want to become better writers, Michael Stelzner released a top 10 list of blogs for writers. I can’t claim to be familiar with all of the blogs listed, but I am a regular reader of CopyBlogger, which topped the list. A quick look at some of the others on the list leads me to believe they’re all worth reading regularly.
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Ask Goes Local With AskCity

Has anyone noticed that the 4th search engine Ask seems to be doing some nice things and usually gets it right with new additions?

Add Ask to the list of search engines letting you search on a map. Earlier today they launched AskCity, their new local search and map, which while similar to the map search of the big three engines, adds a few nice features and touches. Even though I’m not the most frequent users of any of them I thought I’d take AskCity for a spin and see how it compares.
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Do Ugly Websites Sell More?

Earlier today I came across The Surprising Truth About Ugly Websites, an article pointing out the benefits of having an ugly website. Can it be true that ugly websites sell more than their attractive counterparts? I don’t think so.
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