Have you "Tynt"ed your blog yet?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX By The Bay

What if evertime someone copied a snippet (or your whole blog posting) your blog platform automatically put a link back to your blog on the end of your material?

Think that would help your SEO? Get credit for your work? Increase your page views and traffic?

Now you can with Tynt. Tynt will create a little bit of javascript code you can paste into your blog platform (works with Blogger, Ning Network, Typepad, Wordpress, WebsiteWorks.com, and Register.com

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If someone copies for example, the following from my blog: "The Second Quarter of 2009 real estate sales figures are out now along with the numbers from this past June; let’s take a look. Here’s what this past June looked like in numbers of closed sales in the greater Knoxville area."

What they actually get is this: "The Second Quarter of 2009 real estate sales figures are out now along with the numbers from this past June; let’s take a look. Here’s what this past June looked like in numbers of closed sales in the greater Knoxville area. Read more: http://knoxvilletennesseerealestateblog.com/#ixzz0LlQiWrP9 Under Creative Commons License: Attribution"

And when (if) the reader clicks on the embedded link it not only takes them back to your side but the copied portion is highlighted in yellow!

I copied the following information from Tynt's website describing one of the benefits.

The automatically added link back ensures you get credit for content that you have created. You can’t stop users from copying from your site but you can improve the chances of getting credit for your content. Read more: http://tracer.tynt.com/features-and-benefits-of-tracer#ixzz0LlUPX0cU Under Creative Commons License: Attribution No Derivatives

Give it a try and see who's passing your content around the www. This will not only give you credit but boost your SEO because of the link that goes with it.

Posted by

Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

http://JimLee.com  RE/MAX By The Bay

150 Mirona Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

Visit New Hampshire Maine Real Estate.com to search homes, get Seacoast area information, and find out how great living on the New Hampshire and southern Maine Seacoast really is.

 

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Tom Jones

I use FireFox and have the Ghostery add-on which can block Tynt

January 14, 2010 09:44 PM
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randy s

Good point Tom, and I think the NoScript add-on will also do the trick.

January 14, 2010 09:52 PM
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Joe M

Jim,

I understand your frustration. For over a decade I ran one of the largest and oldest music & digital news websites. It was highly ranked in Google and Alexa. We were getting 2.5M hits monthly, about 20-30% of them unique. Understandably there was some poaching of text.

At first I was upset - I'd spend hours each week tracing down copies of my articles - then I had a revelation.

My articles aren't unique. If I hadn't written them, someone else would have. The way I word them may have been more or less interesting, but people were still coming to my site in vast numbers - they weren't going to other sites that were copying my text. I was making enough cash to make me happy, so what more could I want?

I opened up the entire bloody thing - many thousands of articles and tens of thousands of man-hours - on the Creative Commons license.

My content is not so unique that it requires violating my readers trust - and neither is yours.

Joe M

January 15, 2010 07:16 AM
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JimBob

Just out of curiosity,

To those that are upset by Tynt tracking text copying/selecting events, why is this anymore upsetting than, say, Google Analytics tracking every page you view and every link you click at a site? Nearly every site uses that or something like it, yet you hear little about anyone wanting to disable javascript because of it. Why is Tynt any more offensive?

January 20, 2010 04:07 PM
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... now Google Analytics is running on the Kobo book reader and other "occassionally connected" devices. Now Google is getting information on your reading habits. Of course Amazon is doing this as well but Google, via Analytics, doubleclick, google api and websites is much more pervasive. Check out Mozilla's new Collusion project. If you trust them it could be interesting. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/collusion/
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