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Gathers your sources of inspiration into one place. Quickly grab a quote and use it to write a post for your blog or Twitter. Go from idea to publishing without ever leaving Blog Riffer! [more info...]

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Blog Riffer 2.11.3 Is Ready for Download 19 Sep 2013 at 3:47pm
Version 2.11.3 of Blog Riffer is ready for download. This version includes the following improvements: Sharing buttons are now enabled by default for new subscriptions. (In case you want to use the sharing buttons with an existing subscription, but missed where the option was located, you can enable them by clicking the gear icon next...
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Blog Riffer version 2.11.2 19 Jun 2013 at 9:06am
Version 2.11.2 of Blog Riffer is ready for download. This version includes the following changes: You can now control the timestamp format in the headline list and content areas. (I like to shorten it in the headline list to make more room for the headline). Fixed the "subscribe" bookmarklet link. Since version 2.9, when it...
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Blog Riffer v2.11.1 Fixes Bugs 17 May 2013 at 5:55pm
Another day, another update...or two. Following a few bug reports, I've created another update to Blog Riffer that fixes the following issues: When attempting to add multiple Tumblr blogs, later blogs my overwrite the configuration for the earlier ones. After adding a Blogger blog, the name of the blog is not displayed. After deleting a...
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Blog Riffer Version 2.11 Adds Features, Fixes Bug, Removes Posterous 17 May 2013 at 10:45am
Blog Riffer version 2.11 is available for purchase and download. Changes in this version include: You may now turn the feed name, author name, and timestamp columns on and off in the headline list. When viewing the headlines from a single feed (by clicking the feed name in the headline or folder list), you will...
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Blog Riffer v2.10 Offers Easier Installation, More 28 Mar 2013 at 5:16pm
Blog Riffer version 2.10 is available for download (and purchase, if you don't already own it :-). Enhancements in this version include: Blog Riffer now offers easier password protection setup. Earlier versions required password protection to be set up using external tools (such as cPanel, or editing .htaccess files). This version supports that method, a...
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Blog Riffer 2.9.3 Updates Twitter, Tumblr Support 25 Feb 2013 at 7:01am
Blog Riffer version 2.9.3 is ready for download. Issues addressed by in this update include: Twitter recently turned off support for some of their old API features, requiring an update to the code that Blog Riffer uses to add new Twitter accounts. When Twitter account credentials are updated, in some cases, duplicate Twitter account data...
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Blog Riffer 2.9.2 Cleans Up Hung Cron Jobs 18 Feb 2013 at 4:51pm
Blog Riffer version 2.9.2 (formerly known as SEO Content Factory) is ready for download. Occasionally, when Blog Riffer is updating an RSS feed, the cron job will get stuck and never complete. With this update, on servers that support certain functionality, Blog Riffer will automatically terminate the stuck cron jobs after 10 minutes. To upgrade...
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The 4 ‘N’s of Selling Through Twitter 18 Feb 2013 at 3:11pm
A while back, I wrote about how to craft an auto-DM for Twitter that isn't spam. In that post, I promised to elaborate on my "4 'N's of Twitter" strategy in a future post. This is that future post. The First 'N' of Twitter: Engage Okay, so the first 'N' doesn't actually start with the...
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Blog Riffer Users – Posterous to Shut Down 15 Feb 2013 at 7:04pm
If you've been using Blog Riffer (formerly known as SEO Content Factory) to post to Posterous, you should know that Posterous announced today that they'll be shutting down as of April 30. You'll want to migrate to another platform before then. According to their blog, WordPress and Squarespace offer importers to ease the migration. If...
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I’m an Idiot. Don’t You Be Too. 11 Feb 2013 at 2:04pm
Hi. My name is Antone, and I have a problem. I am an idiot. (But please, no comments saying "I agree with everything in this post!" :-) This morning, I took a look at the opt-in stats for my mailing lists, and discovered something disturbing. Two of my most important opt-in forms weren't getting any...
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Critical Mass Blogging Teams Get Team RSS Feeds 18 Jan 2013 at 10:52am
Critical Mass Blogging Teams are teams of like-minded bloggers who promote each others' blogs by sharing each others' posts via social media and "Riffing" on them periodically. It's free to participate. It just got easier to keep up on what your team members are posting. This morning, each team got an RSS feed that's generated...
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BlogRiffer 2.9.1 Fixes Scheduled Tweets Bug 16 Jan 2013 at 3:12pm
With all the changes that went into the upgrade from SEO Content Factory v2.8 to Blog Riffer v2.9, I suppose something was bound to sneak through. So now Blog Riffer version 2.9.1 is ready for download. This update includes two changes: Fixes a bug that prevented scheduled tweets from being processed. If you only have...
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SEO Tip for Apache + WordPress: Use Lowercase Domain Names 7 Jan 2013 at 3:24pm
A few days ago, I was surprised to see that, according to Google Webmaster Tools, a lot of the pages on several of my sites were marked as “Not Selected” for indexing. Usually, that would indicate duplicate content, or that there are multiple URLs that can be used to access the same pages on your [...]
White Hat Crew Blog Gets a Major Makeover 7 Dec 2012 at 11:34am
As I mentioned in my last post, this blog was in need of a facelift. And today, it's here. (You can see what it used to look like in a screenshot at the end of the previous post.) The goal of the new theme is to reduce distractions, so that you can get right to...
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Say It With White Space 27 Nov 2012 at 3:25pm
It's been said a million times - your website needs more white space. Judging from how most websites look (including this one! More on that below), it needs to be said a million and one times. I've been thinking a lot recently about how to use white space and related design elements to communicate more...
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Why You Have To Be On Facebook, YouTube, Etc. Or Not. 12 Nov 2012 at 9:56am
You've heard the argument before: "Facebook is the biggest site on the internet. They get 70 gajillion hits a day. If you're not marketing on Facebook, you're missing out on the biggest traffic opportunity on the internet." You'll hear the same thing about YouTube -- it's the third biggest site on the internet. Therefore, only...
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Are Business Ethics Profitable? 6 Nov 2012 at 4:43pm
Last July, I posted an article, inspired by Seth Godin, entitled Do Only Cheaters Prosper? Something one of my Twitter followers, Robert Medak, wrote recently brought the question back to mind yesterday. He said: Treating customers ethically and honestly is good for your bottom line, customer retention, and word of mouth advertising. What you are...
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The Secret to Using Auto-DMs on Twitter 22 Oct 2012 at 3:47pm
The verdict is in on auto-DMs -- those direct messages you receive shortly after following somebody on Twitter. The judge and jury agree: everybody hates 'em. Some people unfollow anyone who sends one. Don't use 'em. But wait...breaking news! The decision has been overturned on appeal! That is, if you know how to write an...
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Thou Shalt Know Thy Customer #BlogRiff 1 of 20 8 Oct 2012 at 10:29am
If marketing had 10 commandments, one of them would be "thou shalt know thy customer". It's not difficult to get a general idea of why this is important. For example, you have to know your customer to know what kind of sales pitch will appeal to them. If your product has two benefits, and most...
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How to Get Your Blog Featured Here 4 Oct 2012 at 10:44pm
I was thinking today that I'd like to do something for my subscribers -- something to benefit you, and to build some relationships. Those are themes that keep popping up in different ways in a lot of the things I'm doing and reading recently: do a favor, work together, build relationships. Nice ideals. But without...
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Confession: I’m a Flip-Flopping Fauxlower 29 Sep 2012 at 10:41am
One of my more recent posts on Twitter was “Show me a politician who hasn’t flip-flopped, and I’ll show you a politician who’s still wrong.” Yes, the easiest way to ensure that you’re not always right is to always insist that you’re right. To really be right, you’ve got to be willing to admit that [...]
Should You Display Customer Reviews of Your Product? 27 Sep 2012 at 9:42am
Amazon.com is running an ad on TV where they brag about all their innovations. And they deserve to brag. Heck, I'll brag for them. My dad bought me a Kindle for Christmas nearly two years ago, and it's the one present I've used every single day since getting it. Awesome innovation. Another thing they brag...
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Droplet (Mac OS) for Launching KindleGen 28 Jun 2012 at 4:22pm
If you use Amazon’s KindleGen program to generate Kindle eBooks on the Mac, I’ve got a little script for you that will enable you to drag-and-drop your source material and run KindleGen automatically, rather than having to open a Terminal window and type filenames and paths on the command line. Copy the following code and [...]
What I Don't Like About Mac OS X Lion 21 Jun 2012 at 11:42am
I recently got a new Mac Mini. I love having so much computer in such a small, quiet package. But I do have a few gripes about changes between Leopard and Lion, mostly having to do with differences between Spaces and Mission Control. First, when I switch between apps (using cmd-tab or by clicking an [...]
What I’m Working On: Machine Vision Software 29 Dec 2011 at 12:07pm
A few months ago, I shifted gears to focus on a few major projects, some of which are outside of the webmaster and marketing tools space that I’d focused primarily on for quite a while. One of those projects is a new website to sell a machine vision software package that I’d done some contracting [...]
The Problem With Firefox App Tabs 7 Sep 2011 at 11:28am
What I like about Firefox’s App Tabs is how narrow they are — just the width of an icon, plus a little padding. What I don’t like about Firefox’s App Tabs is how narrow they are… I use an App Tab for Google+. I’d also be using them for GMail and SEO Content Factory if [...]
How to Embed One XML Format in Another 25 Jul 2011 at 2:33pm
I’ve got an idea I’d like to suggest, but don’t feel inclined to champion right now. So I post it here and either come back to it later, or let someone else run with it. First, a little background. While working on the Atom feed format, one issue we ran into was how to embed [...]
Are You a Twitter Dater? 13 May 2011 at 11:34am
What kind of Twitterer are you? Today, @RyanHealy asked: If somebody isn’t following back, does that influence whether you unfollow them or not? My first reaction was, “no, I follow people to read their tweets, not for the follow back.” I’ve always felt that unfollowing someone just because they don’t follow you back proves that [...]
Is There Room in Internet Marketing for an Honest Guru? 11 Jan 2011 at 1:51pm
Yesterday, Joel Comm published a post titled Where is the Integrity in Internet Marketing on his blog. I feel compelled to respond. Joel recently announced that he’s stepping back a bit from the “guru” role. I sense some of his reason for reduced involvement in this post. He writes: It wasn’t until a couple years [...]
Bad Form, eBay! Bad Form! 2 Dec 2010 at 9:27pm
I got an email from eBay today. The subject line was “don’t disappoint them – get the hottest toys”. I understand that marketers want to tap into emotions to motivate people to buy. And that’s okay. Up to a point. Let’s make eBay’s message a little more explicit: “If you don’t buy everything your kids [...]
How Very Ironic of You, SpamArrest… 2 Dec 2010 at 1:30pm
I got another of those emails from SpamArrest today asking me to verify that one of the emails to my mailing list wasn’t spam. This time, something on SpamArrest’s website struck me as ironic, if not downright hypocritical. SpamArrest is a whitelisting service — they block email from anyone who the recipient hasn’t opted in [...]
How To Become An Authority In Your Field 12 Oct 2010 at 11:47am
I read an excellent article on How to Become an Authority In Your Field today. It’s a guest post by Leigh Peele on Yaro Starak’s blog. Here are my comments on the 6 keys she mentions (I won’t cover all of them — click the link above to get the rest): 1. Go the extra [...]
GAP Logo Flip-Flop Inspires Kneejerk Reporting 12 Oct 2010 at 8:25am
Last week, the GAP unveiled a new logo to a fairly negative reception. Personally, I think they deserved the backlash — the new logo was generic and unmemorable. Yesterday, they abandoned the new logo and reverted to the old one. This morning, Econsultancy reported the news: But did Gap make the right decision by ditching [...]
The Danger of Following Anti-Gurus 8 Oct 2010 at 10:11am
A few days ago, I posted about the Danger of Following Gurus. Today, I need to expand on that a little. A firestorm has been brewing around a group of the Old Gurus who call themselves “The Syndicate”. Jason Jones, a.k.a. The Salty Droid got his hands on a recording of two of them discussing [...]
The Danger of Following Gurus 5 Oct 2010 at 2:21pm
The big gurus of internet marketing have amassed large fortunes and learned a lot along the way. So how could it be dangerous to follow them? Let’s ignore the question of whether they’re stringing you along, giving you just enough information to keep you coming back for more each time they launch a new product, [...]
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