Increase your Active Rain blog's "Link Juice"

By
Real Estate Agent with Florida for Boomers

Just read a great post here about how submitting a StumbleUpon (SU) blog to Technorati can increase your "link juice". This increases the "effectiveness" or "weight" of every link you choose to include or mention in your SU blog. Pretty cool.

But it made me wonder, would this work for my ActiveRain (AR) Blog?

The answer: Absolutely. And it may actually work better because Active Rain blog links are currently not tagged "No follow" like SU blog links are.

I also found some previous posts on ActiveRain here and here about doing this, but neither had detailed instructions or video.

So, here's how to do this with ActiveRain:



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1) If you don't have an account at Technorati, you'll need to set one up.

2) Once you have it set up, from the My Account page click on "Blogs".

3) Here you will see a box that says "Claim a Blog". Enter the url of your AR blog.
This should be: http://activerain.com/blogs/YOURUSERNAMEHERE

For example I would enter http://activerain.com/blogs/ryanerisman

4. Once you hit "Begin Claim" you'll reach a confirmation page which will help you to claim your blog. This gets Technorati and
your AR blog "talking to each other".

5) Click on "Use Post Claim". You'll then be taken to a page with some code on it.

6) OPEN A NEW WINDOW or TAB in your browser.

7) Go to your AR blog (Make Sure you are Signed In!) and click "New Blog Entry"

8) Using your mouse, highlight and "Copy" the code Technorati gave you.

9. Switch back to the AR window. Click on the HTML tab and paste the code Technorati gave you into your New AR blog post.

9) Go back to technorati and click on"release the spiders". Once Technorati confirms you've added the code to your AR blog,
you can simply delete your blog post  with the Technorati code in it.

And you're done. Again don't thank me for this idea, thank Bill Hartzer by subscribing to his blog.

If you have any trouble or find a better way to do this, please let me know in the comments. Thanks! 

Comments (3)

Dave Cheatham
INC Financial - Bartlett, IL
Do you get much business fro  this?  What is your ROI?
Sep 25, 2007 09:31 AM
waey wyqw
wyq34y - Dell, MT
Thanks for the information. Can you further explain how technorati is going to increase the number of links to my site?
Sep 30, 2007 12:27 AM
Cynthia Sellers
Cedar Grove Design - Rutledge, TN
MLS Website Development
Thanks for the blog claim tips.  I'd have been trying to add my rss feed url all night. 
Nov 14, 2007 02:11 AM