More Traffic and Backlinks for Your Blog: Paper.li

paperliResearching, creating content, publishing and blog promotion are time consuming activities. Relationship building is critical to blogging success but where will the time required come from?

Mastering content curation and presenting the best digital content on a specific topic online, will not only increase traffic to your blog and backlinks to your content; it will also result in more time to create unique content.

Create a a paper.li online newspaper

Paper.li is a content curation service.It enables bloggers  to publish newspapers based on topics of your choice so you can share fresh news with your readers daily, twice daily or weekly.

You can generate a free online newspaper compiled from the links tweeted by both you and everyone you follow on Twitter by entering your Twitter username. Any links you’ve tweeted to your own site are included and will help your SEO.

We believe that people (and not machines) are the ones qualified to curate the content that matters most. We also think that these same people can greatly help their own communities to find their way through this “massive content world” we live in. We’re here to help!

Guy Kawasaki on Paper.li

Guy Kawasaki, Silicon Valley venture capitalist, well known blogger, co-founder of Alltop, is on the paper.li Advisory Board and he says:

We are on a path that leads to re-think how news is aggregated, curated and published. Paper.li as a social newspaper publishing platform…where everyone is an editor-in-chief.

Paper.li Tutorial How To Control the contents of your Twitter News Daily

Don’t overlook this opportunity on the paper.li site:

We welcome guest posts from the Paper.li community on topics related to social media, content marketing, digital publishing, tools and best practices, and uses of Paper.li.

(This is the second article in a series focused on increasing organic (unpaid) traffic and natural backlinks to your blog. )

18 thoughts on “More Traffic and Backlinks for Your Blog: Paper.li

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    • I created a paper.li newspaper for topics in my personal blog http://thistimethisspace.com as an experiment and I deleted it yesterday. I discovered promoting it was next to impossible for the reason the first commenter Willi posted. Though I did enter all my own authoratative sources and I did edit every paper before publication so it was not just automatically created, other bloggers did not subscribe. There are many who consider paper.li publications to be spam. It’s too bad because it’s a good tool that has been abused.

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  6. Thank you for this. This is my resource for when I start a paper and dig into this in detail.

    I looked into starting a paper some time ago, but I didn’t really understand it. Maybe it didn’t have all these options when I looked.

    Reading your article has made me stop and realise that when I am notified in a tweet that a paper is out and one of my tweets features in it, it appeals to my sense of virtue and I think ‘Look, I did something worthy of being in a paper.’

    So if for no other reason, I should look into returning the favour in a paper of my own with what is a kind of mass shout-out for one’s followers’ shareable tweets.

    One thing I have noticed, is that if I checked on a particular edition of paper.li a few days after it came out, the link is dead.

    Do you know whether that is a fixed feature of paper.li ?

    • Hi David,
      I’m eager to try it too. I want to test the extent of editorial control one has prior to publication. The fact that one can select as Ms Ileane points to in her video re:featured posts is appealing to me. I like the fact that all digital formats will be included. The shout-outs for shareable tweets appeals also. Now that you mention it I noticed the same thing about the dead links …. hmmmm … who to ask about this? I’ll check into it when I have time to.

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  8. Hello TT. You know me from asking questions in the forum. This is almost off topic, but I submit it anyway and you can advance it or hold it here, or delete it as you like. More traffic and backlinks – well that suggests to me that one has to use themes that are adaptable to more platforms. More visibility = more traffic, right? Today I responded to a friend who wanted to change his static old Frontpage website into something more current. So we set something up in the theme Sunspot, which is one I am not familiar with. Why Sunspsot? Because it is one of 17 themes that are Responsive and free. I don’t know Sunspot, I prefer 2011. But 2011 is not listed as Responsive although I think it might be. In setting him up, I walked him through the 17 free Responsive themes, and said , “If you’re starting from ground zero, you might as well pick a theme that is compatible with pads and Ipods…” So, that is my point here about getting traffic. If that is your goal, you might as well pick a theme that promotes connectivity. That means, 17 themes to choose from… By the way, I invite you to visit Steve Heizer’s web page as he develops it, at http://heizerguitars.wordpress.com/ He is a luthier on Vancouver Island, an expat from USA, with a wife from Australia, and he loves building custom stringed inslruments – guitars, mandolins and even banjos (for which we forgive him).

    Best wishes for the new year, JIm, a follower of your blog.

  9. I like the concept of Paper.li, but as a former journalist it feels more like “lazy newsletter” to me. Plus, I’ve seen so many that end up having content that is completely out of the blue or doesn’t fit. Like I’ve seen virtual assistant ones where the Paper.li creator writes about properly pricing your services, but then there will be posts from Phillipine content mills on the same newsletter, or videos from YouTube of people doing ridiculously stupid stuff haha. I’m still a fan of just creating your own newsletter and adding links and content that you *know* is worthwhile.

    Nice to see you can chance the content, but I wonder if you can do that before it publishes?

    • Hi there,
      We all have control of our own Twitter accounts and who we follow. Both you and everyone you follow on Twitter is where the data comes from. Did you watch the video? Yes I think you do have some editorial control re: what appears and what is featured before publication but it is essentially automated. That’s why I think twitter account management is essential.

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