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How To Get Others To Build Your Links

February 9, 2012 | By Adrienne Smith

How To Get Others To Build Your LinksI have to give credit for today’s post to the lovely Brankica Underwood of Online Income Star. I read a post she wrote last December about a service that can actually help others build your links and I must admit, I got a little curious.

Now it’s not the regular backlinking strategies that most people are aware of and it’s not for everyone so you’ll just have to read on and form your own conclusion.

I uploaded the information to my site and wanted to give it a test drive before I shared this with you guys.  The site is called “Tynt”, have you ever heard of it?  Let me explain a little more about how this can benefit you.

People Copy Your Content

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that not everyone who is online today is computer savvy.  Did you know that the majority of these people will actually copy some of your content and either email it to themselves or share it with their friends?  Ah come on, you had to know that right!

So you can’t really prevent people from grabbing your content even though we all wish we could.  Sure, you can disable the copy function for your site by entering some code or protect your site with Copyscape.  There will always be those people who know how to get around that though.  So for those who are copying your content, be sure to have a link attached every time they do.

Tada, that is where Tynt comes in.

What Does Tynt Really Do?

The developers of this site really had some specific things in mind with this service.  They wanted to improve your SEO, keep readers on your site longer as well as measure your readers engagement which is done by leveraging the power of copy and paste.

I’ll let the creators of Tynt explain their service to you since I know they’ll do a much better job then me.


So that’s pretty cool right!

How To Set It Up

The set up is pretty easy, there is just a little bit of coding that you have to add to your blog.  You just add the code to your header tag and the higher up you place it the better.  Here is a link to their instructions because I’m sure they can explain this once again, much better than me.

Be sure that you test it per their instructions as well by pasting a link to your site into the URL field they provide. It will check to make sure your script is installed correctly.  Now it will take about 24 hours for your results to start appearing which is why I wanted to test it out for a couple of months before sharing this with you.

Benefits of Tynt

Now I mentioned that Tynt helps others build your links remember! So what this service does is that every time someone visits your site and copies and pastes a part of your text or an image, Tynt adds a link to your site. The majority of people who do this are those who want to share through email your content with their friends.

Each time this is done, a link will appear in that email saying “Read More”. So for those who are sharing my content with their friends, they will most likely leave the link so their friends can visit my site to read more. I now have another visitor.  Yey!!

Not everyone is here for the right reasons I’m afraid so you’ll run into the occasional dishonest person who is only out to steal your content. We all know they’ll just delete that link.

There are four main areas that Tynt focuses on.

Keywords

I found this feature pretty darn interesting because it will show the specific keywords that people found on your site but obviously they wanted more information so they left your site to search for more. Know what this means?  Future topics for posts guys…  Oh yeah, you don’t want them leaving so be sure and bring them back around so there is a great list for future posts.

Tynt is able to share this information with you because people have copied anywhere from one to a few words so they can paste them into the search engine and locate more information on that topic.   My report from the last month alone shows 51%..  Dang!

SEO & Content

Here’s the good part, content.  I’ve attached a screen shot of my last 30 days so just click on the image to enlarge it if you want.

 

There were 183 (46%) attributed copies which basically means that I have 183 new links to my site.  For the sake of SEO, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a link for that reason because it may just be in someone’s email.  But what that does mean is that I just might get some new visitors to my site because of it.

Seven of my images have been copied so if I want to make sure no one uses them I better start watermarking them for my own sake.  Something to think about.

See at the bottom where I underlined 1001-5000?  This means that more than likely my entire posts are being copied and not just a few words or paragraphs.  I like to think that people are sharing my content and not stealing it since I regularly check the copyscape site and so far my content has been safe.  See, I like to think the best of people.

Social

They also have social tracking but I still have nothing showing up in that area.  In my opinion this tool really isn’t used for social sharing in this way because it’s not really a social site such as my blog.  Other people may have different results though so I didn’t want to leave that one out.

Should You Use It?

This site may not be for everyone but I would think that if you share any type of information on your blog then this would be a good fit.  It would also work well for niche sites and especially if you’re a writer and your work is posted on your blog.  I can see where this would actually benefit you.

I think that if this site is mostly used the way it was intended then people will leave your links so that the people they are sharing your content with will have the benefit of returning to your site.

Take Away

Although I’ve never had the unpleasant experience of having my content scraped, which means people have stolen it, this won’t protect you from that I’m afraid.  What it can help you with is show you what keywords people are searching for so that you can write more content around those.

I know that Google Analytics shows you how people found your site but they don’t show you the keywords they are searching for and why they left your site.

So do you think it would be helpful for the content you’re sharing?  Are you even curious to know why people leave your site and if it’s because they are searching for something you may not have provided? Do you think it’s a great tool to help give you an idea of the type of content you can be writing for your audience?  Sure am anxious to hear your thoughts.

There you have it, my thoughts on this site and a cool free tool you might find of interest.  If you’d like to check it out just go to Tynt.com and get started.

See you soon!

 

 

 

 


Business Developer
Email:  Adrienne@AdrienneSmith.net

 

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1 Pauline Bennett
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Hi Adrienne
I have not heard of this site but I am so glad I have found it through you, one of the things I would like to find out is which keywords people are finding my blog with.
To be honest I had not thought about people copying my content I must be naive :) but if they are doing this and I get backlinks from it then that can’t be all bad.
Good point about finding out why people are leaving your site, I am going to go to the Tynt site and take a further look, thanks for sharing.
Regards
Pauline

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2 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Hi Pauline,

You can find the keywords that people are using to find your blog through Google Analytics but they don’t tell you which keywords people are leaving your blog to find more information about. That’s the difference with this one.

I’ve even copied people’s content before, like pasted a paragraph in a notepad because they shared something on a specific program or site that I wanted to remember to do more research on and I didn’t need to reference the entire post. I’ve also sent posts to friends but I usually include the blog post link and email it to them. But for those who are fairly new to the web and aren’t that computer savvy about bookmarking or sites like Pinterest, they will just copy your content. Then we have those stealing it for their own use. Hopefully that’s not the case with most people.

Just be sure and check it out yourself and see if it’s something you would like to use. I’m sure the big bloggers have no need for something like this but we aren’t all there yet!

Thanks Pauline and have a wonderful day!

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3 Pauline Bennett
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Hi Adrienne
Thanks for that :)

Regards
Pauline

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4 john bocata November 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

This is a great tool. I can see the benefits by using this. When we use this, do we need to paste the code on all the posts or only once on your wordpress site?Does it slow down the site when implemented? I have seen ezinearticles use this same strategy. I once tried to copy an article from their site and a link below the article was placed automatically. I am awaiting your answer so i can use this tool asap.
thanks for the heads up.

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5 Adrienne
Twitter:
November 15, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Hi John,

Welcome to my blog and glad you like this tool, I love it.

When I first found this site there wasn’t an option of a plugin but I prefer using a code anyway. What I did was paste the code on my site and I also use Thesis so it’s very easy to add code. You do not add it to each post and it hasn’t affected any load time with my blog.

Sounds like ezine articles is using this service as well because most people who copy information will leave the link and email it to a friend. Email is still the number one source for sharing content although most people don’t seem to think that. It’s sure they’ve updated the site quite a bit since I first wrote about it but give it a try. I’m sure you’ll like it.

~Adrienne

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6 Leora Wenger
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Adrienne,

Watching the Tynt video is really valuable for understanding what they do. I do a lot of copying and pasting of content from news articles for one of my clients, who likes to have copies of their good press. We always credit back to the original source when we post a pdf version. I see that some of those news websites are using a similar Read more link unto my copy and paste. Next time I do so, I will have to check to see if the service they are using is Tynt.

Thanks for bringing this information to our attention.

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7 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Hi Leora,

I could see where a service like this would really benefit the copywriters Leora. Most people will credit the original creator while some may not even think about it. They are just thinking of the information at that time. I use the Read More site myself at times when I don’t have time to look at something right then so I’ll save it for later. It’s a great service and I love that one too.

Hope it was helpful Leora and you have a wonderful day! Always appreciate your visit.

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8 shannon February 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Ok. I will be checking this one out today. I always look for the ways and means to share information, and still get some love back. I love it when someone quotes some of my content, but it doesn’t always come with returning of the favor. This might just be one that I was looking for. Thank you for showing it to us. I will get back to you on how it has effected my site too. :)

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9 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Hey Shannon,

Sounds like this just may be exactly what you’re searching for. Have an automatic link back to your content set up for you.

Glad this one was helpful and can’t wait to hear what you think and how it’s affected your site. :-)

Thanks Shannon!

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10 Carolyn
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Hi Adrienne, This is a fantastic service. I know you told me about it before but I really didn’t have an opportunity to explore it. I’m so glad you found it through Brankica.

This article does a great job of explaining what Tynt is and how we can benefit from it. Off to share this very valuable information!

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11 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Hi Carolyn,

I think it’s pretty good too and it can really help knowing why people are leaving your site to locate other information. They just copied those keywords they were searching for and this service picks that up.

I definitely wanted to test it first before writing my own post so glad you enjoyed this one.

Thanks Carolyn and enjoy your day!

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12 Shamelle
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

I have had several occasions where I’ve seen my post just been ripped off and published on other blogs. It’s really heart breaking as I put in about 3-4 hours to write a blog post which are well researched and lengthy. I do this with passion and I don’t really expect anything in return. (I don’t blog for the sake of making money)
Anyways, recently I came across a wordpress plugin which made copying “near” impossible which has reduced the scraping to a great amount.
I didn’t know about Tynt.com. Will try it out.

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13 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I hate hearing that Shamelle and I’m so very sorry. I’ve had some friends of mine go through the same thing so I can only imagine. I’m sure that people that are doing that certainly aren’t going to help you with the link love I’m afraid.

So what plug-in are you using if you don’t mind me asking. I know a few people having this issue so I would love to recommend it to them. I appreciate you sharing that.

Thank you for stopping by. I was just heading over to your blog next as a matter of fact so it was so nice to see you here. Your comment is greatly appreciated. :-)

Enjoy your day!

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14 Shamelle
Twitter:
February 20, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Sorry for the late reply. I am using blog protector.
I was so.. frustrated about copy paste bloggers that I did some research and wrote a blog post about it.
How To Prevent Copy Paste Bloggers & Auto Bloggers From Stealing Your Blog Post Content..

It’s about 1000 words or more.. bear with me. Hope it will be useful.
It also has a video on how I added blog protector.

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15 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

So have you had any luck with preventing people from copying your content because we all know there are ways to get around any type of device you may install. I’ll have to read your post though to see what you shared.

Thanks for sharing that with us Shamelle.

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16 Claude Nougat
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Hi Adrienne, as always very interesting information. I had never heard of Tynt nor did I realize that so many people still copy and paste (something I’ve stopped doing a long time ago!)

Will check it out and see how it works for me! Thanks Adrienne!

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17 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Hi Claude,

Email is still the #1 way that people share content. I remember around the middle of last year reading posts where people said that email was dying. I don’t think that will ever be the case because not every single person using a computer is online using a social media site. Take my Mom for instance. She’s always sharing things with me through email and then I have several friends in the corporate world who still aren’t even on Facebook. Email is the way to go so they are always sharing content with me through this source.

Why not take advantage of those copying your content right! :-)

Thanks Claude, always a pleasure to see you.

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18 Sylviane Nuccio
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for this very interesting subject. I’ve never heard of Tynt, and I am sure that doesn’t surprise you :) but guess what? I will definitely use it. I think I can definetly take advantage of it. I have caught people stealing my content several times before, so I am sure that there were many other times I wasn’t even aware of it.

Thank you for posting such a valuable post, Adrienne, once again.

By the way, have you seen my new hearder? Barry and Hasham, one of Thesis team people, are loving it! I do to. Please, give me your sincere feedbacks :) I would really appreciate it :)

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19 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Hi Sylviane,

I’m sorry to hear that you are also among some of those who have had your content stolen. That breaks my heart! I hate hearing that so I know for those people who aren’t out to give you credit they will more than likely delete the link that’s provided but it will certainly tell you how many times it’s being copied. If people aren’t really leaving your site to look for other information you might want to prevent them from copying it altogether. This tool should at least help you see how much of your content is being copied.

I commented on your new look a little over an hour ago, you haven’t seen it yet? I LOVE the new header and I think that Steve did a fabulous job! It’s so YOU… It just really makes your blog stand out and I know you are so happy with it. Girl, you are rockin now! :-)

Glad you enjoyed the post and congrats on the new look. I’m just so excited for you.

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20 Sergio Felix
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Hey Adrienne,

Well I am wowed by those traffic numbers (from the copy/paste thing) and I just tested this javascript snippet by copying some of your content and pasting it into notepad and what do you know… yes it works! :D

I’m already signing up to their site. I know many of my visitors come around for images (that’s a bit crazy since I almost don’t even use images in the first place!) so I’m definitely making some time to improve this side of SEO.

Like you say, maybe it’s not pure SEO since it can be just links inside someone’s inbox, but again, not everyone is doing that (sharing with their friends on email) for the wrong reasons so I’m sure many of those will be happy to see a link out of nowhere appeared there and it’s a link back to the original article!

Thanks for the great review, I would have never thought of something like this, clever stuff!

Have an awesome day Adrienne! ;-)

Sergio

PS. I studied a little bit how our visitors react to review posts on our blogs and my conclusion is that they don’t like them (I might be wrong but number and quality of comments are good indicators) LOL

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21 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Hey Sergio,

Crazy traffic numbers right! And that was just that one month and I set this up in early December. Glad you tested it to make sure, now that’s pretty cool right!

Your visitors come for the images? Wow, your content is what rocks but I love images I must admit. I think they make a post.

I know that the majority of people who copy your stuff, the majority, are sharing your content with their friends. A lot of them aren’t really familiar with just copying your link and sending it to them. If they are from the old school they are so use to copy and pasting. If the recipient found your content helpful they will more than likely visit your site. So although it’s not a perfect solution, I bet you’ll get more visitors to your site because of this and isn’t that what we really want?

Thanks Sergio and you have an awesome day as well. I’ll be by your place soon.

P.S. I know you’re right about review posts which is why I haven’t done them in the past. The comments do speak for themselves but on the other hand, I get a lot of questions about products I use so even though I already know they won’t be my most popular posts, I’m going to let them know what I use. That’s probably why I’ll only be doing this once a month, twice at the most on a rare occasion. :-(

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22 Claude Nougat
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Adrienne, I just visited the Tynt site and it’s obviously for techies and geeks! I just can’t figure out where to paste their script: I’m on the html codes in my layout page (no problem there), but they tell me to past as close as possible to the closing /head tag…I found the opening head tag but never found the closing /head tag anywhere and I feel very stupid, sigh!

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23 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Where you need to go Claude is the “Design” tab across the top. From there click on “Edit HTML”. A few lines down you’ll see . Want to know a cool trick to locate your closing header tag? Click “CTRL F”. A box will appear either at the bottom of your page or mine it at the top right. Type in and then hit enter. It will highlight where that closing tag is. I found mine about 3/4 of the way down the page.

Hope that helps and never feel like you’re stupid. We don’t know what we don’t know so don’t dare beat yourself up over that.

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24 Claude Nougat
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Hey, you’re a genius! Thanks!

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25 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

I’ve definitely NEVER been called that before Claude but I’m smiling from ear to ear. :-) You are so very welcome.

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26 Hajra
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Hey Adrienne,

Just the other day I was discussing how we need a Big Brother for blogging ;) Well, seems like you found the answer for us!

It is very irritating when people copy your content out and right and don’t even bother to just drop a word about it. I actually had a whole post of mine copied into an EXACT same post. When contacted the blog owner seemed to be oblivious; and he had actually left a comment on my post a day before! The nerves ;) But then, what can one really do.

I had never heard of Tynt, but yes, I am all eager to try it out. I will get back!

Thanks so much Adrienne! Hope you’re having a lovely day!

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27 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Hi Hajra,

If you have a copyright notice on your blog you can actually sue that person but most people will only do that if they are a bigger business. Lawyers do cost money you know.

It’s definitely wrong and I would contact that individual and confront them for sure. I still know that some people are just ignorant while others are just thieves. You are right though, some people have the nerve.

Tynt is good to use for those that are honest because let’s face it, people will copy your content whether you want them to or not. At least this way you know how often even though you may not exactly know who. I’m sure that service will be coming in the future. Oh yeah!

You are so very welcome Hajra and hope the contest is coming along great. I’m having a really great day and hope you are as well.

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28 Peter February 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Now that’s interesting, it really works on your site. Some nifty magic! :)

And these are very interesting stats about sharing. I wonder if it’s also something for my site, as I’m just starting out, or just for websites with more traffic.

As for doing something to prevent scraping your content: I think there’s not much you can do about it. I would almost see it as an honour that people like your stuff so much that they would copy it. (At least as the first response, just so that you don’t ruin your day if you find it out. :) )

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29 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Sneaky right Peter! Pretty cool little trick and a great way to share the love and actually get some in return. :-)

Everyone has to start somewhere Peter but that doesn’t mean that people aren’t sharing your content in this way. You definitely won’t know until you try it.

No matter what you put on your site, people can always access it through your page source so those out to steel it for the wrong reasons will get around that. It can’t be prevented I’m afraid.

Thanks for your comment and you have a great day!

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30 Bill Dorman
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Ha, I copy your stuff all the time to use for my posts; how do you think I get traffic?

This sounds pretty cool; is this something else I can’t do? The horror……….

Thanks for sharing; you so smart.

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31 Hajra
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I actually had a plan to copy ALL of Bill’s post … just for popularity sake’s

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32 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM

lol… That’s too funny!

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33 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Ah, I knew you loved me Bill! :-)

I bet there are plenty of people copying yours and you just don’t even know it.. They are trying to capture your witty humor!

I would think that you could do this Bill. You would find your header coding under the “Appearance” and “Editor” section. This isn’t a plug-in, only coding. I would certainly think so.

Ah, I’m smart! I don’t hear that often! lol…

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34 weaver February 9, 2012 at 2:08 PM

HI Adrienne.. wow… this is a very cool tool… thanks for sharing more about it…

a quick question tho’…. does one have to add the code to every page of their site or only once?… many thanks again for all you do… weaver :o)

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35 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Hey Weaver,

You are so very welcome, glad you enjoyed it.

No, you only add the code to the header tag and that applies to your entire site. :-)

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36 Linda February 9, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Hey Adrienne,

I actually have a few sites where something similar is already built in. But, never thought of putting it on my blog. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Now, off to figure out how to add it ;-)

Hope your day is going GREAT!
Linda

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37 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Hey Linda,

That’s pretty cool that some sites already have something similar built in. I had no idea they did that but for those of us we have to do it the old fashion way I suppose. :-)

Thanks Linda and give me a shout if you have any problems. I doubt you will though!

I’m having a great day and hope you are as well.

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38 Mark
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 2:14 PM

This looks like a very useful application Adreinne – thanks for sharing it!

Now to get it installed, wish me luck : )

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39 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I thought it was pretty cool Mark!

I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you but I have no doubt you’ll do just fine. :-)

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40 Praveen Rajarao
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Adrienne – the video is very helpful and explains very clearly the use of tynt. I am sure i will try this out soon. I had not known of this and it makes one wonder how far-fetched these ideas can be. There are such awesome people who think of providing such cool tools and that too free of cost, this is very cool.

Thanks for sharing.

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41 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Hi Praveen,

I thought the video would do a much better job then me explaining it. It helped me understand why this tool is useful plus Brankica’s explanation of it last year helped as well.

This one was a first for me too but I’m sure there is so much more stuff out there that is just waiting for me to locate it. I do love free tools, especially when they provide such awesome information for us bloggers like this.

Glad you enjoyed it Praveen and it’s always a pleasure to see you.

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42 Praveen Rajarao
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Back again….just wanted to leave another note.

Just installed tynt and I am very much impressed at how easy they have made the whole process of installing, verifying and even reporting. It is a great tool to be free!!!

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43 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

That’s great Praveen and I agree. They’ve really made it easy to install and walk you through everything. The reports they share you’ll really like so give it a little while and they’ll send you emails with your updates. I love it!

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44 Steve Hippel
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 3:32 PM

I really like the look of that Adrienne.
As well as Google analyctics, I use a tool called Statcounter that gives me a huge amount of information about individual visitors. Pages visited, time on page, keyword stats, exit page, even there screen resolution, operating system and much more really detailed stuff. It’s absolutely fantastic for drilling right down into your stats. You can also get it as a WordPress plugin now.
The thing that it doesn’t give me is traffic.
Guess where I’m off to right now?

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45 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Hi Steve,

I use to use Statcounter but went way over my limit for their free account usage so I stopped using them since I had Google Analytics too. But I agree with you, they’re a good service.

Hope you enjoy their service Steve. :-)

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46 Steve Hippel
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Oh no Adrienne Statcounter is dirt cheap!
Hey if you’re happy with what you have that’s great.
Just wondered how you cleaned up your url’s after installing Tynt. Did you use something like the Tiny url plugin. Called me obsessive but I hate ugly url’s.

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47 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Yeah I know, it’s a cheap service but with all the other ones I also have I just felt I was getting all the information I needed. You know, your expenses can get out of hand if you’re not careful. :-)

I didn’t do any cleaning up Steve after I installed it. Are you talking about when people copy your stuff and it throws the link in there? I don’t know if there is an option to change that. If you find one let me know. I’d be curious.

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48 Steve Hippel
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 5:06 PM

No it was adding a number and letters to the end of every url on my site. Also took out my favicon and stopped SEO Doctor working. As much as I liked the concept I have taken it of until I have time to look up possible issues with themes.

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49 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Now that’s odd because I’m not having those issues at all. As you can tell, my favicon is still there so it’s got to be your theme. You’re the first person who has said that so let’s hope no one else has these issues. I’m sorry about that Steve. Hopefully you can find the correct answer.

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50 Steve Hippel
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Hi Adrienne.
Sorry to post again but just in case anyone else experiences this problem. You should disable address bar tracking. I’m a happy bunny now.
Problem solved, silly me.

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51 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Hey Steve,

So that’s what it was! Okay, that’s interesting so it wasn’t your theme.

I appreciate you letting me and my readers know in case anyone else has this problem.

So glad you’re a happy bunny now! :-)

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52 Jason Fonceca
Twitter:
February 20, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Brilliant Steve! Thanks for digging into this, that helps so much! :)

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53 Shameka Hennagir February 9, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Hi Adrienne! There are so many things I learn here and some of the information in building links from others are new to me. Tynt sounds unfamiliar to me and I found it interesting I have to try this out. Thanks a lot for the information.

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54 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Hi Shameka,

There is so much to learn when you’re just getting started and even after that there is always something new. Glad you found this post interesting so be sure to check out their service. You might find it helpful.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you’re having a wonderful day!

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55 Jamella Biegel
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Count me as one of those who never heard of Tynt. I also haven’t given any thought to people copying content from blogs. So much to learn. :)

I can see the definite advantages of having Tynt, especially relating to keywords. Looking forward to visiting the website for Tynt. Thanks!

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56 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Hi Jamella,

Don’t feel bad, I had never heard of it either. So many different services available today right!

Let me know if you decide to give it a run and how it works for you.

Thanks Jamella!
:-)

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57 Janet Callaway
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 6:48 PM

WOW! WOW! WOW! Adrienne, this is terrific. As you may have gathered, I was not familiar with tynt. It looks like a terrific service. It will be fun to play with it after I install it.

Your review, as always, was clear and concise. Also, I appreciated that you included the screen shot for the visual.

Off to share with others. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week. Aloha. Janet

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58 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Oh goodie, another one you think is helpful. Thanks Janet and glad you enjoyed this review of Tynt.

I wanted to wait a couple of months before I wrote about this service and to be honest with you, I had no idea what I’d find either. I really had no idea so many people copied my content or that they were leaving my site to locate other information. Boy, have I got some posts to write after seeing these results.

Thank you for sharing Janet and hope your week is going well. :-) Always a pleasure to see you.

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59 Paige February 9, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Funny, I had never heard of this kind of linking until this week when I went to a quote site looking for a specific quote. I found it, copied it and pasted it into my document. Lo and behold, there was a link to that page just below the text that I pasted. I wondered where the link came from. Now I know, thanks to you Adrienne! I’ll definitely be looking into this great little tool! Thanks!!

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60 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 9, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Hey Paige,

Ah, so glad you’ve stumbled upon this before not really knowing how they did that. Yey!!! Now you can tell everyone else.

I love that Paige and glad I wrote this post when I did. That’s fabulous!

Thanks for sharing and hope you’re having a wonderful week.

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61 Ken Pickard
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Adrienne,

Very informative post. I have not heard of this site but am grateful for your post. I do know that quality content is copied er… hijacked for whatever reason and it’s pretty hard to stop it. I don’t really give it much energy in worrying about it though. But your question about will Tynt help you create more content your readers want, stopped me in my tracks.

Now you know I’m all about syndication and getting more eyeballs to our content is a good thing. And lets face it, I don’t know of any blogger who would turn down the notion of learning what their readers really want. So I went over your post again with that mindset and to glean some additional tidbits.

Just for that fact it seems this little trick would be worth the effort of installing. I also have to say I love the way you gave a real world honest review. Some tools are not for everyone.

Thanks for the great post. I look forward to trying this one out.

Ken Pickard
The Network Dad

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62 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Hey Ken,

Yeah, there will always be those people Ken that are copying our content for the wrong reasons but I prefer thinking that they are sharing the love and there are no others reasons behind it. Just call me positive, that’s all. There are just so many ways people can get around copying your content so like you, I’m not putting my energy toward worrying about that.

It’s a fabulous tool for definitely letting you know which keywords your readers copied so that they can plop those in the search engines and find more information. That alone is a gold mine Ken so I’m not really sure why people wouldn’t want to install this just for that reason alone.

I appreciate that you liked the way I presented this tool because it’s not for everyone. Those that are dead set against people copying their content for any reason and have disabled those functions will definitely not be interested nor will the very successful blogger who already has tons of traffic and isn’t worried about people leaving their site. I can tell you one thing, that’s not me. :-)

Have fun with this one Ken and have a great weekend too! Always a pleasure to see you.

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63 Ken Pickard
Twitter:
March 8, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Adrienne,

I had to come back for an update. I opened an email saying my content has been copied 37 times…and I have 35 new back links.

Haha…I guess being copied is the highest form of flattery!

Ken

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64 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
March 8, 2012 at 7:52 AM

I know what you mean Ken. When you go to Copyscape and find that it’s not sitting on someone else’s blog then that has to be a good thing right! Remember that email sharing is still the top rated form for sharing content. So that just means that hopefully they are sharing the love with their friends. I’m getting new visitors each time through their reports so all is good.

Thanks for sharing that Ken. I’m loving that! :-)

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65 Marcus Baker
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I had never heard of Tynt before and what a great, great, great idea! Why not get those links back if people are sharing your content anyway.

I am going to install and just play around with it Adrienne to see whether it’s worth keeping but from your trial it certainly has heaps of potential.

Thanks for sharing this!

~Marcus

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66 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Hi Marcus,

I thought so too Marcus, why not at least get some credit from those sharing your content in this way right! Hopefully that will be another link back to you.

Good luck with that, I’ve only heard of one person having problems that it’s conflicting with his theme. But so far, so good.

Have a wonderful day Marcus.

~Adrienne

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67 Jeremy Ruggles February 10, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Hi Adrienne,

That is awesome! I love it and am going to use it right away. I have seen this used on other sites, I just didn’t know what the service was called or how to find it.This is something that every blogger can benefit from.

Thank again,

~Jeremy

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68 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Hi Jeremy,

Welcome to my blog and I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. I love to hear the word awesome! :-)

I had seen it as well but like most, had no idea how they did that and thought it was pretty cool. Saved me the trouble of copying the link too. I love it more for sharing with me why people are leaving my site so hope you’ll find it just as beneficial.

Thank you for your comment Jeremy and have a wonderful day!

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69 Rusty
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 2:05 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I made it back from my trip! I am sorry that it didn’t work out to see you this time around. There were things that needed attention on the home front and with limited time it it wasn’t possible to get away.
I had never heard of this service but I have seen it at work as I enjoy using quotes with my articles to set the stage for my content. Many of the quote sites have added this to their sites and I felt it was a good thing. I appreciate learning about this as I am sure it will come in very handy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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70 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Hey Rusty,

Mr. World Traveler has made it back home. Good to hear that Rusty and I hated missing you this trip. Here you are in my own hometown but obligations just got in the way darn it! Hopefully we can do this another time.

I can see where quote sites would find this beneficial. They can tell which quotes are being copied the most and what people are still looking for so they can just add more of that.

Glad you enjoyed learning how this is done Rusty.

Have a wonderful weekend yourself and glad you made it home safely!

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71 Harleena Singh
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Truly amazing post Adrienne!

I wonder how I missed this one at Brankica- guess may have been on vacation or would surely have check it out.

Tynt surely seems something worth trying and installing as soon as possible, more so, as it comes from you- which means it is thoroughly tried and tested. And I did notice the screenshot of your blog as well, showing that it can only add to your advantage.

Being a write- just as you mentioned- it would help us a great deal as well, though if we put it up on the blog where we write I guess. However, I was not clear about the pictures also being copies, as those are from other sources for which they are always given due credit- so if those too are copied- hope it doesn’t cause any problems?

I guess it would be best to install and try it out for oneself to know about things. And of course, if I do get stuck somewhere I would be right back to ask you about it. :)

Thanks once again for sharing this wonderful piece of information :)

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72 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Thank you Harleena!

Glad I could still share this with you then since you missed it over at her site. See, I’m always learning things from her.

Thank you for saying that Harleena, that’s why I like to give things a shot and try them out first. I mean I could have written a post about it at the time I installed it as well but I wouldn’t have had as many results.

If you are a copywriter then you’ll be able to see how much of your content is being copied and yes, they do copy images as well. There are still plenty of people who have been taught to just to to Google images and locate a photo they like and copy it. Heck, I was taught that way when I first started too. I recently purchased a training program and in that program she taught people to do this. Didn’t mention one thing about copyrighting laws so new people coming into this have no clue. Hopefully the ones they copy are from free image sites.

You know if you get stuck you can give me a shout. I doubt that you will though because they walk you by the hand. But I’m here if you have a question.

You are most definitely welcome and glad you enjoyed this post.

Have a wonderful weekend Harleena.

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73 Dan Sumner
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 3:59 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Great review, personally I have never seen this before. I now feel educated thanks Adrienne.

I know that content is stolen and this can effect your ranking. Some people have no shame! On the other hand, if someone stole my content or one of my products, and distributed it to say 1,000,000 people I would be very thankful indeed. Well as long as I had a link in there somewhere.

I will take some time this weekend to have a good look around this Adrienne.

Thanks for sharing :-)

Dan

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74 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Hey Dan,

Thank you, glad you enjoyed this one. Wow, you feel I educated you! Sweet! :-)

You are right, some people have no shame and it’s extremely hard to stop it. If they leave the link attached and give you credit, that’s definitely the right way to go about it.

One more thing on your to do list for the weekend right!

Thanks Dan and have a good one.

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75 tolu February 10, 2012 at 7:33 AM

This is really a great one. I never heard about this though Im aware of the fact that people could do lot of stuff with one’s contents but having to be privilege to be informed by this post.
I will share this with others. In the mean time I will take my time to look around this Adrienne.

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76 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Hi Tolu,

Welcome to my blog and I appreciate you contributing to the conversation.

It’s a sad world out there I’m afraid but there are still a LOT of really wonderful people so I care to think that they are here to do good and not the opposite. Oh yeah, total positive attitude over here. :-)

Thank you for sharing my post, it’s greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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77 Jack February 10, 2012 at 9:20 AM

This service seems fantastic. I hadn’t heard of it. I actually don’t mind at all when people copy my content, as long as the copier gives the credit where it’s due! I’ll give Tnt a shot, thanks Adrienne. I love finding tools and services that make my life easier! :)

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78 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Hey Jack,

Welcome to my blog and glad you found this post informative. :-)

If people are sharing our content for the right reasons I’m sure no one would mind it being copied. So if that’s the case, why not make it easier for them by supplying the link.

Glad you liked this tool and thanks for your comment Jack.

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79 Barry Ranns
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Hi Adrienne,
Just when I think I can sit back and relax a little, you hit us with an amazing new post, and this one is tops. I haven’t heard of Tynt before, but I will certainly be trying it, and even better it’s free. (If you are not aware I am from Yorkshire, and we like free).

What is even better is all the follow up advice. It is so easy to send people to the Tynt website without a moments thought, but you, as always, go a step further and offer the help everyone needs, but knowing when to step back and let Tynt takeover answering.

Thankyou Adrienne,

Barry

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80 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Hi Barry,

You can never relax Barry if you follow me. :-) You know I’m going to continue to hit you up with things I learn so I want you all to stay on your “A” game.

I don’t claim to know how to explain things better then the site creators so I let them do their job. I’m so glad you feel that I do a decent job at this so thank you for sharing that. I really appreciate it.

Have a wonderful weekend Barry and always a pleasure to see you!

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81 Donna Merrill
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Oh Boy, I have never heard of it! Now, because of you my dear friend, I will look into it. Being scrapped was the last thing on my mind, but I have noticed lately as my network of social media grows that I have ran into a blog or two that was very similar to mine. Hmmm Going over to check it right now!
Thank YOU
Donna

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82 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Hi Donna,

In all honesty, scraping wasn’t even on my radar until a friend of mine had her entire blog scraped. Opened my eyes for sure so you will always have those people who will copy, or steal, your content. The good thing about it is if your links are in the posts themselves, all’s good! :-)

Thanks Donna and appreciate your comment. Have fun checking this out!

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83 Swapnil February 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

interesting, i think it fights plagiarism too. right?

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84 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Hi Swapnil,

This particular site doesn’t. You would have to go to more lengthy extremes to protect your content. But not everyone is out to do you harm so always keep that in mind.

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85 Radu
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Hey Adrienne,
I’m finally getting back to your blog again :) Holy moly, you shared some awesome content in this post and from what I managed to see quickly in the other past 4 posts as well. Will check them out after the current one.

Glad that you had the curiosity to check out Tynt. I knew that copy-paste is a trend for all kind of stuff these days, including, blog content, but wow: you came up with some juicy details on SEO and link building. Bassicaly, with Tynt you are getting backlinks without moving a finger. How cool is that :)
I just installed it on my blog and confirmed on their site. Yay, look forward to see the stats and how things are evolving.

Thanks for this valuable post Adrienne :) Glad to be back on your “online castle” and learn new things!

Wish you a wonderful day,
Radu

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86 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Hey Radu,

Glad you made it back around my friend. Always a pleasure to see you. Be sure and read mine on pinging because if you don’t have your blog set up right that might have something to do with the numbers we spoke about.

It’s definitely a handy tool Radu because like you said, you have the opportunity of getting backlinks just form other people sharing your content with their friends. I love it for that alone but really love it for the keyword tips as well.

Good luck with that and I’m sure it will be very helpful. I see another post coming from this on your blog as well.

Always a pleasure to see you Radu and you have a fabulous weekend.

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87 Stacy
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Hi Adrienne,

This sounds like a really great service! I love the idea of giving a link back to the article when someone emails copied content. I’ve never heard of it and I appreciate you sharing this!

Stacy

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88 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Hi Stacy,

Thank you, I think it’s pretty cool and it’s always best to give credit to the original owner. This just makes it that much easier.

Pleasure seeing you again young lady and hope you’re doing well.

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89 Fabrizio Van Marciano February 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Top post Adrienne, I’ve used Tynt before it’s a very useful tool to use to help protect content on your website as well as gain some SEO benefits. I love the fact that you can analyse the keyword exit data, which is useful for catering content that people are actually looking for on your blog, top tool, thanks again for sharing an in-depth insight into Tynt.

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90 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 4:04 PM

So are you not using it anymore Fabrizio? If not can I ask you why?

It may not really benefit you as far as SEO is concerned but it can help people find their way back to your site and finish reading the content that was shared with them.

I also like the keyword function so that we can start writing posts around the things people are searching for.

Thank you for sharing that and hope you’re enjoying your day!

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91 Fabrizio Van Marciano February 10, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Despite the fact that I still love Tynt for it’s intention to deter people from copying and pasting and helping publishers to protect their work on blog’s etc, I stopped using it on my main blog simply because I didn’t like the code extension it added at the end of each URL, which seemed to affect some of my rankings, and I was also getting an awful lot of page views on non-descriptive pages in my analytics, my reports we’re becoming inaccurate somewhat… but that could just be me lol.

A blogger named John Gruber from Daring Fireball stamped Tynt as a ‘user hostile SEO bull$%&’. Also some savvy internet users will probably know that if you disable or block JavaScript in your browser, and refresh the page you are then able to copy and paste anything you want even from a site with Tynt enabled…

I think Tynt is great to a degree that it deters people from ripping off your content that you’ve worked hard for, and I’m sure there are legitimate people out there that are willing to add a link back to the original source, well let’s hope so anyway.

I read another very interesting section about how by messing around with the copy and paste feature of a browser could have security issues, which was quite worrying, a tech guy named Lance Cottrell I believe, highlighted that how breaking the basic copy/paste functionality may cause security risks… saying,

“Imagine a site with sample code which (when copied) inserted some damaging code in to the middle of a large block.

I am worried that this capability exists at all within browsers. It seems like a major security vulnerability to me.”

I know a lot of people who started to use Tynt found it useful at first but the realised the implications it caused thereafter. But for me I really stopped using it because of the disagreements it was having with my Analytics and the unattractive code extensions at the end of the URL’s.

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92 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Thank you Fabrizio for coming back and sharing that with me.

Steve had a similar issue with it putting numbers at the end of his post and he had to disable the address bar tracking. It solved the issues he was having so not sure if that was something you had enabled or not.

Tynt doesn’t have that service any longer where you can’t copy the content, it just automatically puts a link whenever someone pastes your content for any reason. Of course we all know that those doing it for the wrong reasons will just delete the link. Plus there may not be any SEO benefits at all because not everyone will visit your site.

I personally am not messing with anything that I’m not that familiar with. I think we all know that you can just copy the page source code so messing with all of that is really just not that important to me. At least not at this moment.

Wow, good to know what others have thought about the copying content issues. I appreciate that in depth report, seriously!

Enjoy your weekend Fabrizio and thanks again.

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93 Oliver Tausend
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Hi Adrienne,

thanks for sharing, I will have to give some thought to this. Of course, on the one hand, it’s an honour if someone copies our content, but without linking back to our post ? Not very honourable, right ? It’s all about giving credit to the author.

Be blessed

Oliver

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94 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Hi Oliver,

I wish everyone was honest Oliver but I also like to give those people the benefit of the doubt. Like me, I like to share other people’s content with my friends and it may just be a paragraph that I want to bring to their attention. But by adding the link for them, they then have the option of going back to the blog and either reading that piece or finding more.

I also love the keyword feature so that you can start creating posts around what those people are leaving your site to find. Big help!

Thanks Oliver, I appreciate your comment. Enjoy your weekend.

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95 Brock Blohm
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Huh, interesting! Wicked facts. Never new people copied and pasted this much. How cool!

Thanks for sharing this. I would have never known!

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96 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Hey Brock,

Yeah, something I guess we don’t really think about a whole lot but people do it ALL the time.

Glad you enjoyed this post.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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97 Jack
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I used Tynt on my old blog a long time ago. They had a service at that point which was supposed to help prevent content theft. That always sucks when people steal from you. I have had it happen multiple times.

I need to watch the video again when my kids aren’t screaming so that I can really focus on it. Have a great weekend.

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98 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Ah, so they use to have a service that helped prevent content theft. I wonderful why they stopped that Jack! I know it’s really hard to prevent but at least this way you know how much of your content is being copied and the keywords people are searching for to located other information.

Hope the kids settle down soon! :-)

Have a great weekend and always a pleasure to see you.

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99 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I give-up. I’ve tried to be a good Blog moderator ……… no luck! I’ve tried to be a good forum moderator ……….. bad luck! I’m seeing hundreds of visits from “real people” everyday now at Bloggers Market. I’ve never seen the same ones twice execpt You, Barry, and Alex Whalley!
BloggersMarket while my pride and joy has become little more than a link farm!

I really question the value these days of “the backlink”!

BTY-FYI, I’m working on your plug-in issue. I’ll have this licked by the weekend. You will receive a full report over at downtherabbitthole dot com / forums under WordPress Forums > Plug=ins. I’ll send you a link.

I got into the caching thing about six months ago when Alex Whalley ask me to look into an “h3″ tag icon issue within his posts. So while the text was big and bold, his accompanying icons for his paragraphs title would not display. I didn’t know it then, but it became apparent over the next several days that I was dealing with a caching problem. I fixed the problem with a hack, because the code became a little much because of the size of his site. However, it got me to thinking about caching plug-ins. As I started to study the coding there, it became a little much and as I was have no caching issues myself ( I run a pretty tight Blog ), I abandoned the study.

However, this is an extremely critical issue. Nothing will bring a WordPress Blog down quicker then caching issues. If your not really careful you can take MySQL and a shared server over the cliff of “hosting no return”. Usually an ugly E-Mail follows from your host! Needless to say, I can’t offer a solution of-the- cuff for such a sensitive issue without further study.

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100 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Well Jeffrey, I can tell why that is but since you’ve abandoned that site and it’s up for sale that’s of no use to you now. Plus, you don’t care to put your time and energy into it so it’s now a mute point.

Forums are a tricky place which is why I don’t really visit a lot of them. I wish you the best with this one.

Wow, I appreciate that and I’ll look forward to hearing what you’ve come up with. I think the different plug-ins though affect themes differently because so many people would recommend to me the WP Super Cache plug-in which I did use for awhile until I started having major issues. Everyone told me the rest weren’t as good so now I just don’t have one installed.

Will look forward to what you’ve come up with for sure. Thanks!

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101 Allie February 10, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Adrienne,

I never even think about the idea that my stuff is being copied and pasted, especially to email. I mean, I have a round up every so often where I copy and paste to my post so I can give reference to the stuff I read this last week or so. Basically I am sharing what the blogger said and giving the link back to their site. But I never think about people doing that to my blog.

I really like this idea. I may have to try it out.

~Allie

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102 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Hi Allie,

I think the majority of us just really don’t think about this either because it’s not something we’re necessarily doing a lot of if at all. But you know there are people out there that are beginners and haven’t figured out other ways to share information so they just copy and paste your entire post or some of it.

Glad I was able to bring this to your attention.

Have a great weekend and hope the contest is going well.

~Adrienne

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103 Dia February 10, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Hi Adrienne,

You always come up with great posts and great info for us. This is why many of us are hooked to your site. ;) Yep, many tend to copy our content, this is why I usually include at least one link in my articles. Although, some tend to delete those links as you mentioned. I have not heard of tynt before, I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing Adrienne, great post

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104 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Hi Dia,

Ah thanks, so glad I’ve got you hooked. I definitely do my best.

The good thing about it is if people actually scrape your sites then your links usually remain in tact and that’s going to benefit you and not them. I would just hope that the majority of people who actually do this are really just sharing information.

Always a pleasure to see and hear from you Dia. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your weekend.

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105 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
February 11, 2012 at 3:39 AM

Hi Adrienne,

This is the first time I’ve heard of Tynt, and I haven’t actually thought about this method at all, even though my content has been scraped several times. I’ll definitively take a closer look. By the way, the Analytics part, is that inside Tynt?

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106 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Hey Jens,

Welcome to the club, most of us have never thought of this either. It just never crossed my mind really even though I’ve done this myself but as you can image, I share the love.

Yes, the analytics part is part of tynt. They also give you a list of the keywords people are copying the most in order to go and find more information on it. Great information for future posts.

Have a great weekend Jens. :-)

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107 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 2:50 AM

I have just installed it, can’t wait to see if it has any impact on my site :)

Thanks again for sharing this awesome tip.

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108 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM

I can’t wait to hear your results either Jens. Thanks for letting me know and my pleasure with sharing this service with you. :-)

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109 Chrysta Bairre
Twitter:
February 11, 2012 at 8:31 AM

I love that I learn something new every time I visit your blog, Adrienne! Tynt sounds like a great service and oh so useful! I may check it out!

Have a fantastic day!

Chrysta

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110 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I love that you learn something new every time you visit too Chrysta. I love hearing that so thank you for sharing that with me.

Let me know if you decide to use it and what you find out.

Have a wonderful weekend okay! :-)

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111 Hiten
Twitter:
February 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I just wanted to say thank you for yet another very interesting post. I really appreciate you teaching us different ways, which we’ve never heard of, to help us get more out of our blogs and websites.

I had never heard of Tynt before, and I have to admit it certainly does work in a very creative way. The ability to create links back to our sites when someone copies and pastes our content sounds very cool! :-)

Take care,

Hiten

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112 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Hi Hiten,

You are so very welcome and I appreciate that you enjoy the content that I share. I love learning and trying out different services, especially when they work really well and are chalked full of great information that can help us. Of course, I have to share it with you all. :-)

We do love link building so I hope this will benefit more people in the long run.

Thank you Hiten and hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

~Adrienne

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113 richard
Twitter:
February 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Hi Adrienne,
This is an awesome tool that I haven’t heard of before. After reading your article, I went over and signed up and installed it right away. I’m really curious to see how it works. Thanks for this tip!

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114 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Hi Richard,

I think this tool is pretty awesome too. As you can tell from my stats, I’ve got a lot of people copying my stuff so at least now I know and why they’re leaving my site. I’d like my place to be a one stop shop ya know! :-) Okay, so I don’t know everything but I do know more that can help them for sure so I better get to writing.

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115 Chris February 11, 2012 at 5:35 PM

This is a fantastic post! I wondered how EzineArticles manages to do this :)

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116 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Thank you Chris and welcome to my blog.

I’m sure that EZine Articles set this up someway in their system but Tynt does a similar thing for sure. :-)

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117 Sire
Twitter:
February 11, 2012 at 6:07 PM

You sold me Adrienne. I don’t know if anyone is copying my site to email to their friends, but if they are I may as well utilise Tynt to get some possible benefit from it. ;)

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118 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Hey Sire,

Well that’s good to hear! Let’s hope that’s the only reason our content is being copied right! ;-) One thing’s for sure, this will definitely tell whether it’s being copied or not.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

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119 Michael Beaumont
Twitter:
February 11, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Adrienne, as usual, some very good info. I will be checking tynt.com out to see what they can do for me. Maybe getting an insight into the keywords will help add to my list of ideas for blogging. I am always trying to learn something new when possible, and this really sounds like it will be a very useful tool. Thanks again for your wonderful insight.

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120 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Hi Michael,

Glad to hear that you enjoyed this post.

It will definitely help you with the keywords people are copying to locate other information so that in itself is a winner to me. Of course it’s got it’s other benefits too.

Hope you get some great results from using this Michael.

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121 PJ Zafra
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Hey Adrienne,

I loved this post! Love what you have shared to us here. I’ll definitely be using this for my blog as well. I’ve never heard of this tool before or any tool with this kind of function. Amazing how technology is growing nowadays don’t you think? lol

Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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122 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Hi Pete,

Ah thank you, so glad to hear that! :-)

I had never heard of this one either and am so glad that others are finding this one coming in handy too. I’ve loved the stats that I’ve gotten so I have no doubt it will be very beneficial for you as well.

Thank you for your comment Pete and always a pleasure to see you.

I’m having a fabulous weekend and hope you are as well.

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123 Ilka Flood
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I read about Tynt just recently over at Brankica’s blog, but didn’t act on it right away. So I am very glad about the reminder. I sure will take action this time as I know my stuff has been scraped in the past as well. That’s why I installed “no right click”, but as you say people can find a way around that.

Thank you so much for sharing this, Adrienne! I appreciate you!

Ilka

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124 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Hi Ilka,

That’s good to hear though that you did read it over at her place last year. I did act on it a few days later but wanted to actually take it for a test drive before I wrote a post on it. Sometime I find that some services just aren’t for me so I hate jumping the gun you know!

Oh wow, your content has been scraped before! Oh man, I hate hearing that. Ana Hoffman wrote a guest post about that and she also included a little about Tynt so scraping can end up not really being a bad thing if they leave all your links in your posts in tact. Your site will always outrank them and if your posts are being pinged, the search engines know that it’s yours. Great post and lots of goodies she shared, as always.

Thank you for your comment Ilka and hope you’re enjoying your weekend. :-)

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125 Ilka Flood
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks again! I just installed Tynt. (Acted on it right away this time,)

Yes, my content had been taken before. I knew about that Google knows that it’s mine originally, but I wasn’t so sure if duplicate content out there could still hurt my SEO. I had “no right-click” code installed, but people can still get your content from the source code or when they highlight your content and copy & paste manually. So it’s only a deterrent for those less tech savvy.

Now with Tynt installed I at least get some backlinks and maybe even some new visitors. So that’s a good thing!

Thanks again…and yes, I am enjoying my weekend hope you are too!

Ilka

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126 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Hi Ilka,

Glad you decided to act on it this time. I have no doubt you’ll find it helpful but if you have the function set that they aren’t able to copy then this might not benefit you. But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

I think what Ana had said was that overall the scraping doesn’t usually hurt your SEO, maybe only in rare instances. I still wouldn’t want someone taking my content though.

Thanks again and I most definitely am enjoying my weekend. Hope you are as well.

~Adrienne

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127 Sonia
Twitter:
February 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I have heard of Tynt, but never really used it. It never ceases to amaze me when you see something new and you don’t explore it. Thanks for including the video to help really understand its benefits and what it can really show you. That is fantastic results for your blog and I appreciate you sharing this information with us.

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128 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Hey Sonia,

So are you going to install it on your blog now? As I mentioned in the post, it’s not for everyone. I found the stats pretty interesting after a couple of months.

Glad you enjoyed this post Sonia and it’s always a pleasure to hear from you.

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129 Sonia
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I was going to do that today actually to try it out. I will let you know how it goes.

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130 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Good for you Sonia and please do. Let me know how it works for you as well.

Love to hear your results.

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131 Simon Duck
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 4:49 AM

I have to say i was a little skeptical when I started reading the post, having in my head the thought ‘nobody copies to send to their friends etc., just send the link!’ however the statistics you provided have certainly made me realised this may be a service to use.

As you know I run a couple of websites as well as my blog, and these are educational based information websites, which I am guessing people do copy information off, as In my experience I have done the same whilst writing reports etc. I think I will be installing this the next time I make some changes to my website (tomorrow hopefully).

Also, people disabling right clicking on their website, I must say that is one of the most annoying things ever. People always find away around, so don’t stop Innocent people being able to use it, for example using for school reports etc. this isn’t technically illegal, so allow it! Just a tip for people disabling that function.

Regards,
Simon Duck

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132 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Hi Simon,

I know what you mean, I thought the same thing when I was first introduced to this. But then you have to realize that there are a lot of people who aren’t as computer savvy and they don’t know to just copy the link.

I think we’ve all done it for one reason or another but mine is mostly sharing with others. Like maybe just a paragraph I thought someone would find interesting but I always included the link in case they wanted to read the entire post. Others may not do that though.

My opinion about disabling the right click function is that it’s their blog Simon and they have every right to do what they want whether we agree with them or not. I’m sure they have their reasons and we just have to respect that.

Glad you enjoyed the post and hope this service benefits you as well.

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133 Simon Duck
Twitter:
February 14, 2012 at 2:47 AM

Very true Adrienne it is their decision, and I understand why people do do it.

That’s mainly the reason I use other people’s articles, a small paragraph as a quote to get someone to read the rest etc.

Thank you for the response,
Simon Duck

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134 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 14, 2012 at 8:26 AM

I think that’s the best way to entice them into wanting to read the rest right Simon! Just follow that link back over and hope they want to stick around some more. Great idea and thank you for sharing that.

Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

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135 Ryan Biddulph February 13, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Love the keyword uses for this product as I’ve focused more on SEO recently.

Thanks for sharing!

Ryan

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136 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Hi Ryan,

Let’s put it this way Ryan, you’ll never run out of blog post ideas ever again! You’ve got your own personal list from people who are leaving your blog.

Thank you for your comment and have a wonderful week.

~Adrienne

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137 sunil prajapat
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 9:07 AM

really informative post Adrienne..i am sure it will help me in my blogging future to come..

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138 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Glad you liked this one Sunil.. Are you going to install this on your blog then?

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139 sunil prajapat
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 10:12 AM

ya why not…sure Adrienne. fingers crossed :)

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140 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 10:57 AM

They’re definitely crossed Sunil! Good luck! :-)

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141 Jason Fonceca
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I’m not positive it’s time to try another script or plugin, but I just love the concept of Tynt. Thanks so much for sharing, Adrienne — tweeted it!

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142 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 13, 2012 at 3:02 PM

It’s not for everyone Jason so no problem but if you decide you want something like this, you heard it first here!

Thanks for your comment and enjoy your week.

~Adrienne

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143 Jason Fonceca
Twitter:
February 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Thanks Adrienne!

I did try it, and I’d like people to know that for me, it added a random number on the end of all my URLS, which makes tweeting + link-sharing interesting :)

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144 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 20, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Hey Jason, Steve had the same issue and it was conflicting with something he had installed. Check out his comment and it may resolve your issue too!

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145 richard February 14, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Hi Adrienne,
Thank you for the share,I am sure this will be a plus for my site, after reading your information, watching the video and reading how Steve overcame the url issue I am confident that I will be able to install and set up Tynt with confidence.

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146 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 14, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Hi Richard,

I hope that it will be Richard, I’ve been enjoying this service for sure.

Was glad that Steve shared that little tiff he ran into and how he solved it. That’s always good to be warned about things like that since it’s hard for me to share if I haven’t run into this same issue.

Good luck with that and thanks.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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147 Nicky
Twitter:
February 14, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Wow Adrienne, I had not heard of this little tool and may well check it out as I like the thought of knowing more about what people are searching for when they land on my site.

I must admit to freaking when I saw you had to install some code on the blog template – the last time I did this, I completely screwed my blog up !! :-(

Thanks for sharing this nifty little tool,
Nicky

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148 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 14, 2012 at 5:12 PM

It’s a really cool tool Nichy and don’t freak out about installing some code. They walk you through what to do so it’s not that hard. I even helped Claude with her blogger blog as to where she needed to place the code. If you need any help, give me a shout. Be more than happy to assist you with that.

Hope you’ll give it a shot. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Have a great day!

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149 Barry Overstreet
Twitter:
February 16, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Howdy Adrienne,

Thanks for another outstanding post! Once again you’ve provided some areas for me to improve my blog with.

I’d never really thought about content scraping until I read a recent post by Ana Hoffman at Traffic Generation Cafe. Now, I read your post which talks about even more situations where people steal your content. At least the solution you provided helps us to get some more links when people take our content. You’re right, we can’t stop it so we might as well make the most of it. That’s all we can really do in life anyways, make the best of less than ideal situations and move the forward.

I hope you have a great day, and a strong finish to the week! Talk again soon.

~Barry

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150 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 16, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Howdy Barry,

You are so very welcome and glad you got something from this one as well.

Ana recently did an article about scraping because she sent me a note to let me know that she had also mentioned Tynt in that post as well. So I was very happy to hear that she agree with me when it came to not being able to stop people from stealing your content but the truth of the matter is that your original content will post before the scrapers will so the search engines know who it belongs to.

People using it for the wrong reasons usually will leave the links in tack which is another good reason to interlink your posts. I like to think that they are copying my content to share and not for the wrong reasons but you just never know really.

Thank you for your comment Barry and hope you’re having a really great day! I intend to finish this week strong and hope you will as well.

~Adrienne

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151 Jeevanjacobjohn
Twitter:
February 16, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I used to use Tynt when I was using Blogger as my blogging platform. But, after I switched to Word press, I forgot about it. I

Your post is certainly a reminder for me. Thanks to you (and thanks to Bran too, for inspiring you to write this post – so that I can read it and remind myself to integrate this plugin to my blog). But, I don’t think it would be much use to me, at least now, since I shut down my old blog and started a new one.

I also see that it has improved a lot (With analytics). Thanks for the review, Adrienne!

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152 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Hi Jeevan (is that right)?

I’m glad that Brankica shared this with me last year and I did the follow up after I had a few months of results. Hope this is a good reminder to install this code back on your blog. If nothing else, you’ll see the keywords people are using to leave your site so you can write new posts around those topics. That’s so very helpful and I love that alone.

I do like their analytics too so glad to hear they are improved.

It’s a pleasure, thanks for your comment.

Have a great night!

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153 Jeevanjacobjohn
Twitter:
February 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Yes, it is right :D

I didn’t think about that. Guess I could use it. Off to install it, now (or I will forget it :D).

No problem and thanks for the reply :)

You too!

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154 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 16, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Fabulous reminder of why they’re leaving your site so you know what most people don’t now. :-) Oh and we do love free don’t we?

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155 Jeevanjacobjohn
Twitter:
February 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Yes, of course. I am also trying out the various options with Google analytics to go for some good tracking (setting it all up seems like complex work; but thank God, I have people like Kristi to write awesome articles on setting up specific goals and metrics with Google analytics :D).

Yes, of course. I love free things!

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156 Jupiter Jim February 19, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Adrienne,

thanks for sharing this information! Brankica definitely has good information on her site and glad you shared that with us. Sounds like this can be a useful tool for finding keywords that people are using to find your blog posts. Google Webmaster Tools is something else you can use to find out what keywords people are using. Of course, Tynt does a lot more than just that.

Thanks!

– Jupiter Jim

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157 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 20, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Hi Jim,

Welcome to my blog and I appreciate your comment.

Brankica is the woman in my book. Always full of helpful and great information and I’ve learned so much from her.

Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics both share the keywords people use to locate your site but what Tynt does is shares the keywords with you that people are leaving your site to find more information on. Neither of those tools do that which is why I really like it. Plus I know how many people are copying my content so that’s got to be a good thing right!

Appreciate you sharing your thoughts on this and here is wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

~Adrienne

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158 Ian Ieba
Twitter:
February 20, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Hi Adrienne

I have not heard of Tynt before but it sounds like a really brilliant service and one which I think can be very beneficial in many ways. You have covered it really well in your post and given us a great insight to what it’s all about.

To date Adrienne I think I have been very fortunate as I often check to see if my content has been copied and so far I haven’t discovered anything which always good to know. (Or it could be it’s not worth copying!) ;)

One of the things I found very interesting is the “Keyword” feature, as you say this can be really beneficial when it comes to creating new blog post content, you can actually write about what they have left your blog for!

Thanks for sharing such great information Adrienne and as I have said many a time I really appreciate you and the way you are constantly finding ways to help us – Thank you!

Take care, catch up soon

Ian :)

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159 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 20, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Hi Ian,

So, you’ve never heard of Tynt before. I’m finding that a lot of people haven’t, me included until I read Brankica’s post…

I’m in the same boat Ian. I haven’t located any sites that have been copying my content either. I’m going to take that as a good sign though instead of being insulted. I hear from some people that you should be flattered that they want to copy your content. So far, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the only copying being done is sharing my content.

Absolutely Ian because when your numbers start to climb and more and more people are copying your content you’ll soon learn why they’re leaving your site. Each week you can discover what topic you should share with your readers so it’s a great way to come up with new blog post ideas.

Thank you Ian, I appreciate that and I hope I can continue to share great information with everyone. Things I think we are all still learning as we go.

Have a great week Ian.

~Adrienne

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160 Latha February 21, 2012 at 6:15 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I am registering at this site. Thank you so much for such a wonderful golden nugget. It will be very handy for me.
Thank you for stopping by my website and leaving a comment. I really liked it.

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161 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 21, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Hi Latha,

Good for you, I hope you get some great information from their reports.

My pleasure and I like to visit the sites who were kind enough to drop by my blog. That’s how relationships are built.

Enjoy your day!

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162 Lenia
Twitter:
February 21, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I am a late! I just read this post about Tynt and I find that this tool gives some interesting information. I think I will test this tool once my new site is up. It is good because you analyze the reporting you got so that helps me understand better the meaning of the reports.

You mention in your article that you check the copyscape site. Could you please explain to me what is that or maybe you have a source about that. I don’t know what is it!

Thank you for sharing with us that information.
Have a good day!
Lenia

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163 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 21, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Hi Lenia,

No problem Lenia, we are all pretty busy these days. Just glad you stopped by and read this post. I’ve found it to be extremely helpful myself.

You can go to http://copyscape.com/ and put your URL in. They will scan the internet to see if your content has been copied and pasted on someone else’s site. They’ll also give you suggestions for inside pages as well. It’s a great little free service.

Always a pleasure and hope you’re having a great start to your week.

~Adrienne

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164 Lenia
Twitter:
February 22, 2012 at 6:22 AM

Hi Adrienne!
Thanks a lot for the link! One more thing that I learnt :)
Lenia

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165 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 22, 2012 at 9:38 AM

My pleasure Lenia! :-)

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166 Earl Dickerson February 23, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Thank you so much for such a informative content. To be honest I had not thought about people copying my content I must be naive but if they are doing this and I get backlinks from it then that can’t be all bad.Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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167 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 23, 2012 at 7:22 AM

I don’t think a lot of us thought about it really Earl. I know I didn’t for a good while but as you can tell, once I installed this code I’ve got quite a few copying my content. I know I’m getting some new visitors so I’m taking this as a good thing. :-)

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168 Cat Alexandra
Twitter:
February 24, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Hi Adrienne,

This is a very interesting tool! It’s the first I’m hearing of it!

I am one who often does a copy/paste number to get ideas collected for blogs I intend to write. I usually have to go back and copy the URL and paste it to the document so I always have my point of reference back to the source, so this will save me a step there.

Even more importantly, it appears that this could provide some great benefits to me if/when people copy my own content to share it with others.

Very cool find, thanks!!

Cat

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169 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 24, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Hey Cat,

I thought so too and last December was the first I’d heard of it as well.

Now if other people upload this to their site you’ll automatically get that link to their post every time. But when people copy your content, that will do the same. At least this way you’ll possibly get visitors coming back to your place. And we all want more visitors.

Thanks Cat, glad you enjoyed this one and learned something new.

~Adrienne

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170 Cat
Twitter:
February 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Awesomeness! That’s all I gotta say on that one! I signed up yesterday and am going to get it all set up today before I head out of town! :)

Ciao for now!!

Cat ;)

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171 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I have no doubt you’ll get some great results from this too! :-)

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172 Bhavesh Sondagar February 27, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Hi adriennesmith,
I was using tynt publisher generator tool on one of my blogspot blog but not using it on my recent WordPress blog.
I believer if we are posing quality content on our blog,people would love to share our content on their blog with linking back to our website without tynt tool.So good content will always get rewarded,I believe so.

Thanks for sharing.

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173 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 27, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Hi Bhyavesh,

Are you still using it on your blogspot blog? Have you found it helpful in the keyword reports showing you why people are leaving your blog to search for more information? It’s not all about seeing how many people are copying your content. I believe that’s good to know though and I would hope that they would all leave the links in tact when sharing our content with their friends.

Thanks for you thoughts on this Bhavesh…

Have a great day!

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174 Dr. Bob Clarke
Twitter:
February 28, 2012 at 6:43 AM

This is so cool, Adrienne! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

I’ve often suspected that people are copying and pasting parts of my posts, but I had no idea that it was so prevalent. As you say, most if non-malicious — just people finding something that interests them and copying it to share with others. It’s a compliment to your writing.

But there are others that do so maliciously. Just a few weeks ago, I came across a blog post (by accident) from some other blogger that looked familiar to me. It should have — it was word for word one of my posts. It will be nice to track that kind of information using this program.

Thanks for sharing it, Adrienne!

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175 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
February 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM

You are so very welcome Bob, glad you learned something today!

I had never given it much thought either because we don’t know what we don’t know right. So when Brankica shared this with us I was curious to see so I tested it out. Wow, I really had no idea so many people were copying my content. But doing my research so far no one has copied it in a malicious way so obviously they are using some of mine for future posts ideas or sharing it with their friends. Email is still the #1 source for sharing information so it can never be discarded.

I remember you having this incident where another blogger copied your post word for word. I’m not sure what I would do Bob but I wouldn’t be able to sit by and let that one go. That’s stealing and I know people will do this. Maybe this program will advance to the point that we will be able to tract people who are copying our content so that when this does happen, we’ll have proof. Now that’s worth paying money for.

Appreciate your visit Bob and will be by your place today for sure. Got to read another “experts speak”.. :-)

Enjoy your day!

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176 Latha February 29, 2012 at 1:04 AM

My rss feed stopped working after installing the code. Anyone had similar issues?

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177 Adrienne Smith
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February 29, 2012 at 8:53 AM

That shouldn’t have anything to do with it but maybe someone can help with that Latha!

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178 Latha March 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I fixed the issue.. I had to deactivate a couple of plugins and then reinstalled the code. It works now..

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179 Adrienne Smith
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March 2, 2012 at 9:31 AM

That’s great news, sometimes it’s the simplest things! Happy to hear that Latha…

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180 Charlesetta Pete March 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I think this is a great idea. It goes a step further than CopyScape because it actually turns the pilfering to your advantage. Although I’m sure many of these people just flat out don’t know the “etiquette” of attribution when it comes to copying content from a site.

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181 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
March 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Well CopyScape will help protect your site from being copied where this site will tell you how many times it is being copies plus it attached a link to your post that was copied. People can always get around protected sites if they really want to so I would just hope that they are sharing your content instead of stealing it. I like to think the best in people Charlesetta…

Thanks for your thoughts on this. I always appreciate comments.

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182 Alan
Twitter:
April 7, 2012 at 4:27 AM

Hey Adrienne,

I may be misunderstanding this, but if someone wants to anonymously copy & paste your content, then wouldn’t they almost certainly just continue to do so even if you’re using TYNT and then just delete the link (therefore remaining anonymous and you don’t get the SEO benefit claimed after all)?

I did have blog protector on my site too for a while but have taken it off again. I may put it back. I know people can get around it but at least it makes it more difficult so most people would just give up and your content would be less ‘scraped’ that’s my theory anyway. For the moment I’m thinking who cares, just share and let them copy, I have plenty more material where that came from anyway…

I’m also increasingly convinced that most successful sites (like yours for example) are more about the personality of the site than the actual content and you can’t easily copy that!

take care & best wishes,
Alan

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183 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
April 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Hi Alan,

There will always be people who will copy your content for their own malicious reasons. And yes, they will definitely just delete your link if that’s the case. But you don’t seem to realize just how many people there are online today who are just starting out and would prefer sharing your content the good old fashion way and that’s through email. These are the people who will leave the link in tact because it is for the right reasons. This program will let you know how many people are copying your content as well as the keywords they are using to locate it and to leave your site to find other information. Do you know find that valuable at all?

I’ve heard from some of the big popular bloggers on this same subject and they say let them scrape. Here is the bottom line. Your content is going to get published first right! So the search engines know who the original content belongs to. So if people scrape your content and hopefully leave all the links in tact that you include in your content, then that’s still going to benefit you down the road. That’s why it’s important to always link other posts in your current one. I say let them at it, it’s only going to benefit you down the road.

I like to hope that the content that I share is valuable for helping others but by me including my own personality in each post will prevent someone from actually wanting to use it for malicious reasons. We all know there is only one of us to go around so I believe they are probably targeting people who perhaps aren’t creating content in the same way. I have yet to find my content used maliciously at least so I’m looking at that as a good sign.

Thank you Alan for your comment and contribution to this topic. It’s always great to hear what others think. It can definitely go both way.

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Easter!

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184 Alan April 8, 2012 at 5:57 AM

yep – agree. The thing is what to do about it. I think nothing, as you say, let the scrapers scrape. I will reconsider this plugin given your comments but still rather keep the number of plugins I have to a min unless they’re really effective. I will give The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles plugin more thought then.

re: personality – exactly. yes yes yes. Exactly my point. You can’t copy personality (well you can but that’s a whole different topic, and it’s not done via scraping ;-))

thanks Adrienne ;-)

Alan

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185 Adrienne Smith
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April 8, 2012 at 5:26 PM

People will do what they want anyway. We can do our best to prevent that but they learn how to get around that. Tynt can be installed as a plug-in but I use the code, not the plug-in. Like you, I prefer keeping my plug-ins to a minimum if possible.

You definitely can’t copy personality, that’s for sure. But hey, I’m sure some people will eventually try to do that as well. ;-)

Thanks Alan, always a pleasure. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

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186 Barry Wells
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April 16, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I’ve no idea how I missed this post when it was published but am really grateful that you’ve mentioned it since. I remember saying in a comment on your download YouTube post that I had to come and catch up but again it slipped my mind.

This morning I visited carol Lynn’s email post and saw you mentioned this post again, thank heavens….. I’ve landed :)

I think this an excellent idea and can’t think of anything negative about it. It always helps to know what are the entry and exit points that our visitors choose as well as any keyword information, which obviously helps for future content ideas.

I’ve got both Tynt Publisher and installation guide pages open but have to go and see my mum now so I’ll be getting onto this upon my return :)

Thanks Adrienne, have a fantastic week :)

Barry

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187 Adrienne Smith
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April 16, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Hi Barry,

Ah Barry, you just have so much to do and let’s face it. It’s really hard to go back through tons of blog posts and catch up. I wish I could too and feel guilty sometimes when I miss one but it’s just hard to do. Glad you made it back though.

I actually love this service now and I’m also seeing new visitors coming to my site from this as well. I do like the keyword tips the most though. Great way to give your audience what they want and I actually installed the code on my blog and not the plug-in. Of course when I did this at the end of last year, they didn’t have the plug-in yet.

Hope Mom is having a good day and you have a really nice visit. :-)

Thanks Barry and enjoy your week. You KNOW I’ll be by often.

~Adrienne

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188 Barry Wells
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April 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Thanks Adrienne,

I had a fantastic visit with my mum, brought smiles to her face throughout :D

The trouble with plugins is the added strain on resources so I added the code. Now to wait for the data to build ;)

Thanks Adrienne, you’re a star :)

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189 Adrienne Smith
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April 16, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Oh that’s good Barry and I have no doubt you always bring a smile to her face. :-) She’s so blessed to have you as a son.

I was glad when I was introduced to it that they didn’t have a plug-in. I probably would have just passed on it. Adding the code is really easy so I’m sure some people won’t go that route though.

Can’t wait to hear your results too.

Thanks Barry for sharing! :-)

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190 Ehsan
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May 31, 2012 at 1:40 PM

I have never thought of using CopyScape before while my content were copied by someone many times. Thanks for the article Adrienne.

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191 Adrienne Smith
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May 31, 2012 at 2:08 PM

A good bit of the time it’s for your benefit and not for evil purposes. Either way, it’s hard to cut out altogether so why not benefit from it right Ehsan! ;-)

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192 Dr.Spencer Jones
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June 9, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Really useful service. I am especially interested in the keywords functionality, but couldn’t find about it in the video. Anyway will search for it on tynt site. Thanks for sharing.

Dr.Spencer Jones

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193 Adrienne
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June 9, 2012 at 12:29 PM

They’ve probably changed their site around now but when you add this to your blog, and I used the coding not the plug-in, you’ll be emailed with the stats. You can find what keywords people are using to find your blog through Google Analytics but they don’t tell you the keywords people are using to leave your blog to go find more information. I think that’s crucial and great way to be able to include more topics your blog audience wants to read.
:-)

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194 Derek Maak June 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I find it odd that anyone would copy anything from your site for any intention other than to steal it to put on their own blog or use as an article or something. However, your stats look like it happens all the time.

I guess I find it odd because I don’t ever find myself copying and pasting anything from anyone’s site just to have for later or to share with friends. If I want to share something with someone I’ll just send them the link to the original blog post.

The exception of course would be content curation which seems to be a growing trend online.

I have definitely had people rip my stuff off (both content and images) from my blogs as well as my articles on Ezinearticles and places like that.

My hope however is that your content is actually being used for content curation or something like that. So for example someone copying either a paragraph or two from your blog or even the whole post and then pasting it into their own blog post, but making sure they provide a link back to your site like an ethical content curator would do.

But if they were doing that, I would think you’d be able to find it in copyscape.

I’m actually curious to try TYNT just to see what’s going on at my site and the keyword info looks pretty cool!

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195 Adrienne
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July 1, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Hi Derek,

I deal with a lot of people who are new to the internet and to blogging Derek. To a lot of these people it’s much easier for them to copy your post and email it to a friend then copy the link. They aren’t quite up on the “how to’s” you know! I honestly know several friends who aren’t into blogging that do this so I can only think that there are so many others just like them.

I’ve checked my links in copyscape numerous times and I’m good so far so people aren’t copying my posts for their own blogs.

I know at times I will copy someone’s content to keep as a reference because I didn’t want to save the entire post.

Granted, there are plenty of people who do this for the wrong reasons and good luck preventing them from doing so. At least this way you know how much of your content is being copied plus the keywords people are using to find your posts and then leave them for more information. That’s what I found the most attractive about using this service. Great way to create new topics for those still searching for more information.

Would be curious to know your thoughts if you decide to use this service as well Derek.

Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it.

~Adrienne

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196 Josh July 1, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Wow! Cool concept. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This will be especially beneficial when traffic starts coming in.

We can’t help people from copying material from our site, so we might as well add a benefit to it. Thanks again for this post.

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197 Adrienne
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July 2, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Hi Josh,

Welcome to my blog and thank you for your comment.

I agree, cool concept because you can’t stop people from copying your stuff but at least you might get some backlinks from it. Plus I love the keyword features myself.

I hope this becomes very beneficial for you Josh and thanks again for stopping by.

Enjoy your week.

~Adrienne

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198 Sherman Smith
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July 9, 2012 at 4:39 PM

This looks like a great site to look into. thanks for sharing the info. on tynt

sherman

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199 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Hey Sherman,

You are more than welcome and I’m very pleased with this site. You would be surprised at how much you’ll learn.

Enjoy and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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200 Charles Holmes October 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Another great post Adrienne. This is a huge problem on my MLM Site. People copy my content all the time. I will have to install this software so I can at least get some links from it and maybe some extra visitors. Thanks for sharing.

Chuck

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201 Adrienne
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October 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Hopefully that’s a good thing though Charles because my content gets copied a lot but I have yet to find it on anyone else’s site. I know that some people find it hard to believe but some people do copy it to share with others through email like I mentioned in my post. Not everyone is so tech savvy. But at least you can get some new links to your site with this software. I love it.

Thanks for commenting and I appreciate that.

~Adrienne

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202 weaver January 7, 2013 at 11:32 AM

hi Adrienne… hearing about this, tynt via you here – i did add to a couple of my sites.. tho’ i have noticed not long after that adding their code to my site(s) also creates this weird mumbled up extra text after your url… looks really crappy and not professional…

here’s an example of what i mean… on my own site: carolweaver.com/#axzz2HJOwZfXi – and it seems to only show on the home page…

have i missed something with installing their code to avoid this or is this what you get too?…if so, i will remove…as i’ve had a couple people comment wondering what that is…. have you found this on your site as well?…

with many thanks, carol

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203 Adrienne
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January 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Hi Carol,

I’ve never seen that at the end of any of my links Carol so there might be an issue with the coding. Go check out their support and see if anyone can help you there. I installed mine quite a while back but have never had this issue.

Hope you get it figured out.

~Adrienne

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204 Koundeenya
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January 25, 2013 at 8:49 AM

I once used Tynt for one of my blogs. I didn’t actually get a chance to know completely about it. But I read somewhere that using Tynt on blogs is considered to be a blackhat SEO technique and panda can hit us; so did I removed it immediately.

Then, my blog used to get a very less traffic which made me assume that Panda had really hit my blog. So, that was really coincidental. LOL.

Thanks for sharing such a useful post.

Regards

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205 Adrienne
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January 25, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Hey Koundeenya,

Well I use Tynt on this blog still Koundeenya and I’ve not been hit so I think that’s really bad information. It’s just a tool to see how many times your content has been copied, what keywords they are using to find your content and leave your blog to find more information. There is nothing else this service does so I have no idea why someone would say that it’s a blackhat SEO technique. In what universe?

Glad you enjoyed my share with this service.

~Adrienne

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206 Philip
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April 1, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I’ve also used Tynt on my blog for a couple of months, had a lot of copies but ended up with very few backlinks.

I think most people deleted the link back to my blog after they’ve copied the text.
But the thing I liked most about Tynt was the weekly report on the keywords people used to find my blog. I decided to abandon it after a couple of months since there were to little links that were created.

I see it works great for you, passive link building.

Have a great day Adrienne.

~Philip
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207 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Hey Philip,

It takes more then a couple months using this service to start seeing some backlinks. Of course you know how Mr. Google is, they want those to be natural.

Most people who are copying your content to share with others will remove the link but eventually those reading it will make their way back. I’ve found that to be the case most of the time. I’m with you though, I really like the keyword information it gives me more then anything else.

Sorry you gave up on that one so soon Philip. I’m not using their plug-in, I have the code on my blog so it’s not hurting anything sitting there.

I appreciate you sharing that though with me. Have a great week.

~Adrienne

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208 Warren
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May 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM

First I’ve even heard about it! That is one of the things I love best about our industry.
- The fact that there are so many tools out there designed to help us grow our online businesses and that if we keep on our toes (and monitor the blogosphere for articles like this) then we can actually compete with the larger and slower to adopt businesses and companies in the industry.

Thanks Adrienne, I’ve installed it on all of my primary sites!

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209 Adrienne
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May 27, 2013 at 9:46 PM

You’ve never heard about this program Warren? I know there are so many things online today and this is just another one of those but I love it. Glad you found this post and think the same as well. I appreciate you commenting on this one and glad to hear that you’ve installed it on all your sites. Hope it works well for you.

~Adrienne

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210 Margarita
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June 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Adrienne,

the industry is developing so fast. have never heard of TYNT. It is very smart to use the readers not so honest intention to build your memes. This way you get more links to your site. I am going to check it out now. Thanks for sharing and keeping us up to date. .
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211 Adrienne
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June 10, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Hey Margarita,

Well I’m glad to introduce this service to you. When I first started using it I just added the code to my blog but I think they now have a plug-in. They will give you a report to let you know how many are actually copying the content and I for one know that it’s not all done with a dishonest intention. I’ve seen some really good traffic from this so do be sure to check it out.

You are most welcome Margarita and thanks again for stopping by. Always a pleasure to see you and enjoy your week.

~Adrienne

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212 Susan Velez July 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM

It’s funny, I was actually looking at a plugin yesterday that did this. It cost $17 and I did not want to spend any money on another plugin.

The name of the plugin is called Covert Copy or something like that. It supposedly does the same thing as Tynt, which I have never heard of till now.

I will be using this to track the keywords that people are searching for on my sites. I love the fact that it is free. Going to go install the code on my site. I love your site, it has so much valuable information that is definitely going to help me improve my sites.

Have a great weekend.
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213 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Hi Susan,

Really, someone is selling a plug-in that will do what a free one will! Why am I not surprised!

I’ve been using Tynt for awhile now and although you can see which keywords people are using to find your site through Alexa or Google Analytics, what I love about Tynt is that you can see which ones they’re using to leave your site and find more information. Now that I haven’t seen anyplace else. Pretty cool indeed.

Thank you for your lovely comment and glad you’re finding my information helpful. I do aim to please! ;-)

Enjoy your weekend.

~Adrienne

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