Adding Site Feeds to Google Buzz
One of the more popular features of Twitter is the ability through their API to post at intervals or when an RSS feed is updated a tweet to Twitter automatically. So blog owners don’t have to worry about tweeting their new blog entries cause it is done automatically from a service like TwitterFeed.com.
With Google Buzz being the latest micro blogging platform, everyone wants the same features as Twitter from Google. Of course Google doesn’t want some of the features that it deems to be problematic, but it does allow you to post your RSS feed automatically to your Buzz account whenever a new post is available. Just how do you get Buzz to connect to your site or sites?
There are a number of posts about adding a an XFN tag to the site or a rel=me tag when you link back to your site from Google. But all this seemed silly to me because the sites aren’t profiles of me, they are just blogs that I work on occasionally about topics that I enjoy. Then I discovered the simple way to connect a site.
Go to the Webmaster Tools portal within your Google account and add the site you want to connect to within Buzz. Verify the site by adding a file or a meta tag to the header of the home page. Then return to GMail, Click on Buzz, and Click on connected sites. The new sites will now be available for connection. Your latest post will appear within Buzz and new posts will automatically be posted.
Now if only I could figure out how to get more followers of my Google Buzz without a public interface.
Quite Possibly the Best Backlink Finder
After working with a number of Backlink Finders including several I have mentioned on CapturedTech previously, I have really grown to love LinkDiagnosis.com. It is not the 100% solution without imperfections but it provides information about Backlinks that I have not seen in other free and paid services.
Getting ranked in Google is still about having backlinks from relevant sites without nofollow rel tags for relevant keywords. Page rank and the number of outgoing links on the linked page are also very important. LinkDiagnosis.com combines all these factors into a Link Quality score which you can then sort report results by. Search someone else’s site backlinks and discover why they are ranked so high in Google and then duplicate their backlinks as much as possible.
One of the interesting facts about the Quality Link Score are that the nofollow tag isnt’ the end all to a quality link like many write. Numerous sites with good page rank on individual pages and few outgoing links score better even with nofollow tags. This is quite a gold mine as everyone searches and comments on pages without the nofollow, leaving endless nofollow pages without many outgoing links. Take a look at LinkDiagnosis.com today as they have just improved their server performance to handle the increased demand they are experiencing.