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said 1 year ago:
@danielmckean @kilejones – I think one of the problems when trying it out is not understanding exactly how to control the content. Once you DO have a handle on that – it is pretty slick. Being specific with what you want; to follow an exact line is possible but I don’t tow that line really straight myself at times. Not because I can’t control what is published (which is hard to get a handle on) but because some people use hashtags incorrectly, erroneously or facetiously.
@jasonwiser – Hi Jason! Back-link measurement is not that hard to get a handle on. You have a WP Blog, right? Go to “site stats” – click on the “Referrers” Summaries link and click “All time” to see where traffic is or has come from. All the numbers are there. One client I have, and for whom I run a blog, has most of their traffic from Facebook, twitter right behind that, then their website and lo’ and behold, Paper.li and Pinterest run neck-n-neck for incoming traffic. And the numbers are good for all, although FB is fairly far ahead of the other incoming traffic. So, I would report that if you know to work it, Paper.li does work and works well for improving traffic numbers. But note, you have to work it, for it work for you.
@amyhallbiz – Hi Amy – This is exactly what Paper.li does well. It is possible to follow a line on one subject; like a court case. You can gather all the news about it into one place for perusal of your followers.
The bad side is that some folks have no imagination. There are a GAzillion #SocialMedia newspaper editions and another GAzillion on many other BIG subjects. The ones I like are the ones that are somewhat off-beat. If you are an orchid enthusiast, a newspaper edition on Orchids would be splendid to gather together other folks interested in this subject.
It is hard to narrow down to a needle point a subject that is not already covered a dozen time already. But I have seen it, and I do know from my own experience (and experiments) that it is a good tool. Takes awhile to figure it out, for real, though.
Thanks to you all for your comments – you are educating me on how other people view Paper.li. This IS what I need.