Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Word Chain rules

One fun game to play on Papble is the Papble Word chain, here is how the rules work.

You are given a start word; you then morph that word into a new word. The rules to change the words are simple:

1. Add a letter - ex. you can turn PAN into PAIN

2. Remove a letter - ex. you can turn FROG into FOG

3. Change a letter - ex. you can turn PIG into PUG

4. Create an anagram (rearrange letters) - ex. you can turn RATES into STARE

Note: Rules are independent as you cannot remove a letter and rearrange that the same time.

Every word must be a valid word in the Webster’s English dictionary


Start with CAT, get to DOG

COT - Change A to an O
DOT - Change C to an D
DOG - Change T to an G

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

What is NoFollow?

The NoFollow tag is simply a tag added to a link to a website that tells the search engines to not count that link as important for the purposes of ranking the website.

The NoFollow link attribute (rel=”nofollow”) was originally created to stop comment spamming on blogs.

The idea is that if spammers are spamming in blog comments to get better SEO and links for their sites, NoFollow would render such spam useless.

NoFollow is no longer limited to blog comments. Wikipedia, digg, reddit, delicious and many more sites use NoFollow in some form.

How does Google handle nofollowed links? As Google’s site reports (, they do not follow them. This means that Google does not transfer Page Rank or anchor text across these links. Essentially, using nofollow causes us to drop the target links from our overall graph of the web.

Problems with Nofollow:

1. NoFollow is broken! Being the original intent of NoFollow to stop spamming, that has not worked. Other techniques to stop spamming should be used, ask a question or something.

2. There is no value to the user if the nofollow is applied. The link will not get rank value.

3. Maybe moderate comments more often to ensure the links add value.

4. Lack of understanding about what NoFollow means, leading to all links being NoFollow’ed, did you know Wordpress' defaults to nofollow, so many blogs have it turned on without even knowing.

5. Commenting on a blog post is the same as adding more relevant to that blog post. A thought provoking one sentence post can lead to pages of comments. If someone takes the time to help build your site’s content via posting comments, it is professional courtesy to give them some link love.

6. Wikipedia no following is just bizarre to me, isn’t that the point of an encyclopedia? Link to valuable information and promote that information?

7. Breaks links between websites, seems like a bad idea as it is the World Wide Web?

8. Once people understand the NoFollow tag, it discourages interaction with your site if they know they will not get any value.

Sites like do not use NoFollow. We like interesting websites and want to promote your content.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

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Then Papble is for you.

Papble has the unique experience of being able to reach a target market, while at the same time allowing exposure to near target, and distant target markets. How does Papble do this? Take a look at Papble ( you will see images supporting colleges and sports teams while at the same time images supporting reality television, as well as many other areas.

"Papble offers a unique way to reach my direct target market while expanding my market at the same time. I can't get my website link out any easier. --Kevin"

Each of the “bricks” in Papble can have a different message to share about their group or idea. It is this conversational exposure to these various groups that makes Papble so exciting. So you can see how targeting a sports market will at the same time allow exposure to people interested in reality television.

It is this mash-up of different groups of people that is the most exciting feedback that we receive from our users. Follow the path of commentaries from one topic to the next and broadening your scope of reach as a person and as an advertiser.

Get your business, idea, group, etc added to Papble now:

  1. Go to and pick an area to start your marketing from the left pane.
  2. Login with Facebook, or create a Papble userid.
  3. Create your Papble with your message to your target market. Make sure to include your link to your site, example: (be sure to include the http://)

Each Papble is only $4.50 USD.

All the unique Papble messages will be included in the page. The links included on this page will not have the nofollow tag.

If you want to add your company logo to papble click this link to submit your logo or image you want to use, Submit your own image to add to the wall.

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