Yahoo Pipes Alternatives – Service Ending Soon

By Semantic Mastery

 

 

It was announced a little while back, but in case you missed it – Yahoo Pipes will be shutting down, beginning with stopping the ability to create new Pipes in late August, and completely shutting down the service in September:


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This service was a great way to aggregate information in many ways and we were avid fans of the ability to combine RSS feeds that could then be syndicated for various uses.

However, this wasn't all that Pipes could do:

  • Parse XML
  • Parse HTML
  • Output CSV

These are just a few of the cool things that Pipes could do, but with the coming shutdown of the the service we need to look for alternatives.

Luckily, for those of us who are interested in continuing to use RSS feeds for SEO purposes, whether it's content review, content curation, RSS aggregation, or something else entirely, there are many services out there that you can use.

Yahoo Pipes Alternatives

Here is a list of sites and services that you should check out as replacements – some offer different specifics, but all of them will help you with your quest for a Yahoo Pipes RSS replacement!

 

Powerful RSS and Pipes Alternative

We also recently talked to Lisa Allen about RSS Authority Sniper and how you can use it with RankFeedr to do some incredible things like make your own RSS feeds with any content, mix with authority content, get full YouTube RSS feeds, and more.

In fact, you can watch the entire webinar where we talked about co-citations, RSS uses, and more with Lisa right here: http://semanticmastery.com/rss-authority-sniper-webinar

Do you have a favorite replacement? Let us know about it!

 

 


How To Handle AdWords And Personas

By Semantic Mastery

 

If you're working with tiers or syndication properties you may want to use AdWords with your persona based properties – how do you go about doing this?

In this clip from Episode 36 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts we talk about how you can get this done easily and safely.

 


Hangouts and Video Ranking Replay – Peter Drew & Semantic Mastery

By Semantic Mastery

 

See how Hangout Millionaire can be utilized to rank videos, generate revenue – it's a killer tool that works extremely well with our IFTTT Syndication approach. This replay of our live webinar with Peter Drew, creator of Hangout Millionaire, showed just how many ways there are monetize and scale with videos.

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This is an awesome tool for your SEO toolbox if you are looking for a way to scale video production, test markets and niches, and want to save time in doing so. As Bradley points out during the webinar, it has allowed him to do tests that might have taken weeks or a month in just hours. This is software that we use in our businesses and were glad to have Peter and Mitch join us to talk about it in depth.

This great presentation with Peter and Mitch, along with the Semantic Mastery crew, will give you a good idea of how Hangout Millionaire can fit into your business or freelancing options for generating client videos, lead gen videos, and more!

 


Creating Content, Backlinking, And More From Keyword Research

By Semantic Mastery

 

Last week, during Episode 34 of our weekly Hump Day Hangout, we had a question from a viewer about the use of Power Suggest Pro and how we utilize it for content creation, backlinking, and more. This keyword research tool is one of our favorites (we all own a copy and use it regularly) and you'll see us using it in various webinars and case studies.

Here is the question that was asked – watch the video above for the answer:

When you guys are using the Power Suggest Pro, are you creating content from those keywords? Are you using those phrases for linking purposes?

I mean in some cases you have so many different phrases, I am not exactly sure what you are doing with the phrases. The one that you did for the case study is a good example.

There's a lot of ways to use keyword research tools and this was a good question to showcase several ways to use the lists that tools like this generate – there are a lot of uses!

 


Web 2.0 Account Creation Question From HDHO Episode 33

By Semantic Mastery

 

During Episode 33 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts, a viewer asked the following question:

I've been reading a lot about web 2.0 tools/bots and am trying to differentiate between how effective they are. For a 2.0 builder like Money Robot, how does building out your own IFTTT networks differ as far as the actual “work” getting done. When it's all said and done, isn't it basically the same thing as far as what properties are build and linking actually done.

There is actually a lot that goes in to answering this question as it can depend on your strategy and end goals. We gave our reasons behind using, or not using, account creators (like FCS Networker), and also explained theming and interlinking the web 2.0 accounts (why we do this) – something that we always do with our IFTTT Networks.

There are certainly strategies that can make use of account creators – check out the video for more information.

 


Generating Targeted Traffic With Dirt Cheap YouTube Ads Webinar Replay

By Semantic Mastery

 

We had a great webinar with Justin Sardi and Zane Miller – these guys showed us a ton of great information on how to implement YouTube advertising to get clicks to your products and websites for a fraction of what you have to pay with AdWords!

We've got the webinar replay posted so that you too can check it out and learn why you should be using YouTube ads:

  • Additional “killer” service for clients
  • Cheap views and clicks (sometimes 10x less than Adwords!)
  • Easy to set up
  • Ability to make a huge ROI

Their pre-launch price for their personalized YouTube Ads Bootcamp won't last long, in fact it's only good until June 29th!

Get in now: http://videoadsbootcamp.com/bradley
 

 


Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 28

By April

For more SEO training, visit: http://semanticmastery.com

0:00 Intro

 

 

Proxies in Firefox and Chrome

As I am in Firefox w the proxy, does chrome open under my IP or the proxy IP?

Throughout the IFTTT SEO Academy training, you keep the workbook open in chrome with your own google account. i just want to make sure there is no conflict doing this as we build our networks… and so, is it vital that I clean chrome and stay out of my own google every time i use proxies in firefox?

Cloud Storage Sites for IFTTT Networks

Are you currently using any of the cloud storage sites in your networks?

Using Contributor To Links in Blogger

When you set up Robert R Mills, you put the Blogger link under ‘Contributor to'. Could you elaborate on why?

Tumblr Themes with Social Buttons

As I have done some digging, I have found Tumblr themes that include various social buttons. I was wondering if these kinds of links would be equal to the ones you code into the Tumblr header.

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Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 27

By April

For more SEO training, visit: http://semanticmastery.com

 

 

Announcement

0:00 Intro – Episode 27!

2:00 Announcements – please subscribe to our YouTube channel! Getting close to 1000!

3:00 Update – sent out email about updates to YouTube recipes for IFTTT SEO

DFY Networks

5:00 DFY Networks price increase

6:00 I'm thinking of giving the DFY IFTTT networks a go, so my questions relate to those but also to the IFTTT approach in general.

1. Is it better to create the IFTTT network properties over a period of time?

2. Likewise, if building further rings to reinforce Tier 1, should the Tier 2 and Tier 3 pages (or any other links) be built over a longer (“more natural”) timeframe?

3. Is it therefore possible/advisable to order the DFY IFTTT Tier 1 and Contextual Backlink package at the same time?

I want to be sure that any subsequent haste in getting those links built doesn't become a negative factor.

Linking Directly to PBNs and Money Site

10:00 It is my understanding that you very rarely link directly from your PBNs to your money site and that you sometimes use SAPE links. Do you ever link directly to your money site? If so, with what type of links?

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Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 26

By April

For more SEO training, visit: http://semanticmastery.com

 

 

Announcement

0:00 intro – 6 month anniversary!

DFY Network

1:00 DFY network announcement – price going up in a week! MasterMIND members are going to get DFY IFTTT Networks at a reduced price

Displaying Online Tools

3:00 I need a tool (screen) to display all my online “tools” for easy reference – my bookmarks are getting out-of-control.

Buffer and Pinterest Syndication

6:00 I noticed that Buffer now supports posting to Pinterest. I am setting up an IFTTT recipe to post from Flickr to Buffer, and then hoping Buffer will post to Pinterest. The missing part is where you choose which BOARD to post to.

Google Plus in IFTTT Networks

8:00 Can we take just a few minutes to explain all the different Google web properties we sign up with in setting up an IFTTT network and what links should we be using. More specifically, there seems to be a Google Plus page, a Google Plus Profile, a Business page and whatever else?!?

Linking Web 2.0 with PBNs

15:00 PBN question: I here some people link straight to the money site and some people link to a Tumblr or Weebly , Web 2.0. Why do you recommend linking to a Web 2.0 if the PBN is well themed and secure?

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Hump Day Hangouts – Bonus Episode

By April

For more SEO training, visit: http://semanticmastery.com

 

 

Building Quality High Links Fast

3:00 In your opinion what would be the easiest way to accomplish this where I can set up an automated campaign to run across let’s say 30 days, building high quality links (such as high DA web 2.0’s).

Sourcing Content Syndication

How would you suggest sourcing the content considering it needs to be high quality content (for Tier1)? Could we somehow set up RSS feeds from high authority sites and mix our links into that content and syndicate it across the Tier 1 platforms? How else do you source good content that is easy to acquire without paying someone to write articles?

I’m doing a lot of manual link building from PBN’s and I really need something that I can set up and forget but trust to do a good job.

Siloing Sites

9:00 I have a site that I created before I knew anything about silos or structuring a website properly. I have tried to do a modified silo by having 4 pages that link to the home page and posts related to each page topic/category linking to the page and the home page, but know that was done somewhat inconsistently. http://www.bruceclay.com/seo/silo.htm

Best Practices in Using Syndwire

16:00 If you could go over best practices for Syndwire… I think that you have stated that tier 2 only for money site and tier one or direct to video and other high DA. Should you be putting other content in the form of feeds to these accounts similar to what we do with IFTTT and do you even theme these networks? Thanks

YouTube Live Videos

20:00 I want to make a single video into multiple videos that appear unique using the standard YT video upload. I don’t know how to do it using YT Hang outs and live events. At this time, I’m more interested in getting test videos on YT/Google. Will varying the length +/- a few seconds, or using different background music, etc. work. Can I use the standard YT upload or does it only work with using YT live and hangouts? Are there other things that I can do?

Proxies for Google Account Creation

22:00 1. Bradley mentions using a particular type of proxy or at least requirements of the proxies we need to use. What kind of proxies should we be using to create Google accounts?

2. Should we be using our proxies for anything other than creating google accounts?

3. Quick question about PBNs and hosting: SEO hosting or dollar hosts, and why?

4. Another quick one about PBNs: can I add all of them to one webmaster tools account? Even if I had 100s?

5. Does setting up subdomains have any other SEO advantages apart from protecting the root domain from potential black hat backlash?

Domain Extensions

31:00 6. Does having the other extensions for a site help in the same way subdomains do? .org .net .co etc.

Personas Vs. Branded Networks on Different Niches

32:00 7. I know the training says create personas, but I wondering about making simply branded networks around different niches… Is there a reason other than the work that would cause you to discourage this?

How Press Release Works

33:00 8. Could you explain to me how press releases work that would be great.

YouTube Embeds in Web 2.0s Properties in IFTTT Networks

38:00 How do I get videos embedded into WP, Tumblr, Blogger from a YT feed? I am using the new YT feed in IFTTT. This is a “Tier1 Persona” network.

41:00 (crowdsearch.me) All my campaigns are showing a Keyword Search Volume of 25 and hence have Smart Rank disabled.

42:00 – Is there a penalty for repeating certain content pieces on almost every page of a blog?

44:00 – Can you have a few different YouTube playlist video embeds on your site when each playlist may repeat one or more of the same individual videos in them? Will that be duplicate content?

– Have you ever tried a blog setup with a series of posts and pages which you change all the time rather than writing new posts and pages each time there is something new or to update?

(This would be more of a set site structure where you use a blog system to better manage your website rather than thinking of a blog as a need to continually add new posts.)

Redirections

45:00 – Can a person use the Redirect option in cPanel for one of the Double 301 Redirects steps in the same manner as the other ways you taught?

– Have you tried posting with taxonomies of Post-1, Page-1, Bonus-1 , Post-2, Page-2, Bonus-2 and so on which all link to each other? In theory, to take advantage of visitor curiosity to try to out Post-3, Page-3, Bonus-3 searches if they saw the first 2, to dive deeper and soak up all the content.

Especially when the site is not one that shows the site posts readily in navigations, the numeric system could help them then.

Announcements

48:00 Announcements about upcoming events and products

IFTTT Recipes Issues

51:00 Can someone please remind me where Bradley Benner updated our understanding of proper triggers / actions across tiers to prevent multiple syndications (over and over and over…)?

1:00:00 FYI… There are some issues with IFTTT and the recipes. This is because of the Google changes that occurred this week. Mostly because YouTube is now passing “http://www.youtu.be/” to the IFTTT URL insert tag. This has caused some embedding issues. Seems it no longer passes the “watch” url to IFTTT any longer.