I think any URL within my account picks up the referral. I *think* that when I'm surfing around the site and being tracked it automatically switches off my Adsense Publisher ID on the adsense ads. Which is a good safety measure. I checked the source code a few times to check if my Adsense Publisher ID was being used. I'll experiment with that a few more times before I'll 100% vouch for that (I haven't seen it mentioned in any faq)
But according to my 'Invite Friends' page this is my ref code: http://www.yousaytoo.com/Slappy/?669 which will take a person to my profile page. And if they click on "Join now and start getting revenue!" the referral I shall get.
Apparently you can import your other blogs, but I'm just using their blogging feature. Which is really cool, you can quickly set up multiple blogs categories. I first starting playing around with one about dogs. And now I'm doing a couple of ancient history blogs: Long Dead Greeks and Long Dead Romans.
I'll be using those for backlinks to my Greek Philosophy and Roman Emperor capstone hubs.
Two outta three ain't bad (1. Adsense revenue 2. Quick indexing... if the blog posts themselves can get indexed and hopefully rank well, then there's nothing stopping the human traffic from clicking through)
I believe you are already on the front page at yousaytoo. Very impressive. I'm going to have to investigate more, but I have to address some music deadlines first. Might have to wait till after Christmas.
But, as we point out a lot, the duplicate content myth is way overblown, one post will rank over the other...but will only be hidden if they are on the SAME domain i.e. if you have an original blogpost page and an archive page of the same content, only one of those pages should appear in results.
But, Do i want to risk outranking my own blog where I get 100% ad revenue in exchange for a service like yousaytoo where i only get 50%..No
So what is it good for?
personally,i set up my wordpress.com site and an old myspace blog to post to yousaytoo, since neither of those sources allow me to monetize properly (my wordpress.com site was actually pulled for use of affilaite links, i had to remove all aff links..then they republished for me) I hoped it would read the feed than republish all the content...it doesnt, it simply will mirror any future posts...since I dont write new posts, other than backlink blurbs to wordpress.com at those sites, the feature has no use to me.
If I can figure out a way to quickly edit or mark a post as new so it is mirrored at yousaytoo, i will be happy.
Perhaps, exporting the wordpress site as a backup, starting a new wordpress site and than connecting the new one to yousaytoo, than importing the backup to create a bunch of new articles would work?
just thinking out loud..ive been trying to think of a way to use yousaytoo since darkisde reminded me i had an account w/ his post
sorry for the muddied rambling..i think i answered?
got our first printed sonogram today a few hours ago and its a bit hard to sit still..11 weeks!
Okay, I finally signed up. I'm SevenSix there if anyone wants to friend me. I just friended everyone who posted their username here, but it will be a day or two before I get blogs set up and whatnot. So busy with other things ATM. Thanks again Darkside!
Thanks for all the feedback, Sunforged and Darkside. I joined, but am unlikely to post any new articles in a hurry. My instant reaction was to add my blogs, and I'm sure a lot of other people would too - but it doesn't sound like the best idea.
First, congratulation darkside for getting so many referrals
I've been a yousaytoo member for a long time. I have to say they've really improved the site over the last few months. I'm getting more from adsense than I did before.
I'm also very pleased with adding my blog there. Even thou my blog traffic didn't change I started earning more from adsense. My guess is that yousaytoo improved their SEO that's why the entries there are getting Google love.
Sometimes my yousaytoo entries rank higher in searches than my blog entries and sometimes my blog entries are in the lead. It's hard to determine how google ranks them but I don't really care as long as I'm earning more.
Adding hubs or hubpages profiles to yousaytoo won't work because HP's feed isn't full.
Your entries get loads of links at yousaytoo. I'm guessing that's a big bonus for quick indexing.
I'd think it may matter whether someone's blog already gets lots of traffic or not. I've had a "three-phase" approach to my blogs, which was to first think up the theme, second use them to "categorize" a lot of the writing I had, and third (not quite there yet) further polish them and turn them into something more than just a "dumping ground". When I started them, though, I wasn't even thinking about aiming to get traffic (weird as they may seem to some people). I was thinking more about tying together/organizing a bunch of loose, online, endeavors. (So, I didn't even care about what name I gave them.)
I don't have great traffic to them; and even now that I'm considering doing a new one "the right way" right from the start; I don't have any immediate plans to take the others down right now (because over time I can shift them into something better) - so, for me, more traffic (even a little more) is better than less. They do earn a little here and there, but taking the risk and putting them on YouSayTo doesn't mean I have a whole lot to lose. I do like the look of the way they present your stuff, and the activity level that means everything keeps moving on there.
been trying to work out some technicalities before posting more test articles
I have been tracking with a URL channel in adsense...can see about 15 hits a day - so prob 30 visitors mostly hubbers, but my title wasnt researched - wanted to know if i could track at all
have old non-earning blog blog attached with rss..I can copy an old post, paste it into a new post, tweak title and rewrite content slightly and YST picks it up and autoposts it. Thats my first plan for the site since I have a year of stats for that content...want to see what YST will do with it
IS this the site you mentioned your becoming more involved with?
A lot of change have been made without consulting or even informing the members. And after requesting that my articles and profile be deleted the Site Owner, Mike Quoc, told me he could close my account, but he'd keep my articles.
In other news, YouSayToo is still feeling the Google love.
It was mentioned earlier that links are nofollow, but for me it's not the be all and end all of promotion. The posts themselves are quickly indexed, there is revenue sharing and if human traffic click through to my linked hubs then its a bonus.
I find it very frustrating as it takes a few minutes to open anything on yousaytoo. Pity because I like the idea of just making shorter posts as opposed to hubs or lenses. Just to increase traffic but I find I leave the site too quickly out of frustration
sunforged, Ah... I see now. Hey - neat. (I have a way of just tunnel-vision-muddling my way through stuff and not seeing what's right in front of my eyes on new sites. ) Thanks for pointing that out. Thanks for the tip about the RSS feed/Hubs.
frogdropping, with regard to your remark about Darkside - same here. Thanks, Darkside.
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