|By Jeremy Chone||
|September 26, 2009 02:45 PM EDT||
Ok, so, here are my thoughts on Ulitzer...
As a blogger, I focus on traffic and I spend quite a lot of time optimizing my SEO.
Since the target audience of my articles is much greater than the reach of my blog, Ulitzer is actually helping me increase my content reach.
Moreover, Ulitzer does it in a very fair way since links back to my posts or other locations are without the evil "nofollow" - providing a nice SEO boost.
It also gives me some good metrics that are very useful data points on the effectiveness of my blog articles.
And last but not least, it allows my article to appears in the news listings of the two major search engines, which is a very nice channel extension.
So, all of this means that, while Ulitzer might be seen as a competing channel to bloggers, I think that bloggers should realize the tremendous value it could bring to their blog.
I think to materialize this value to bloggers, some sort of WordPress plugin would be very useful. I think that allowing bloggers to show and combine Ulitzer/SYS-CON stats, comments, Tweets/ReTweets with their blog posts would be a killer feature.
Another approach would be to expose a simple REST API (just HTTP JSON gets) and do a sample Wordpress plugin showing developers how to integrate Wordpress with Ulitzer.
Anyway, just some random thoughts and recommendations from a Ulitzer user.
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