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Twitter has 3 million indexed user feeds.
Writing applications to automatically post to twitter is super-easy. They suggest doing it with their twitter api.
Twitter posting apps get dofollow links.

Sounds like Twitter Fox and Twurl are going to be popular targets for acquisition...
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from NickWilsdon 2226 Days ago #
Votes: 9

This is a good idea in theory but in practice it wouldn’t work. In order to get your link into the Twitter stream, you would first have to get the application approved. This is done manually by the Twitter development team, there is no automatic approval process. This is why so few applications have actually been approved. You could pull a bait and switch but it wouldn’t last long. The second point is that you would actually have to create an installed application, not just a web script. I read some discussions on the Twitter dev groups and the conclusion seemed to be that scripts did not deserve their own source parameter. They would be grouped into "from web", as the type. So quite a lot of work. First you have to make a killer app to get approval, then support/develop/promote this to eventually build up 100,000 users. Not very blackhat of Nicky actually, you might as well make it a normal business having put that much effort in ;)

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from AbleReach 2226 Days ago #
Votes: 6

This is so... wrong it makes my teeth hurt.

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from storyspinner 2226 Days ago #
Votes: 4

and people wonder why we get such a "bad name" by the true social media community 

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from Rachel 2226 Days ago #
Votes: 8

As I said on the site’s comments, if only people worked this hard at doing things the right way. . .

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from NickWilsdon 2226 Days ago #
Votes: 3

I doubt the PR from the unfollowed links is the reason applications like Twhirl are targets for acquisition. I would guess it has more to do with their potential as an advertising platform for their 100’000 users. For the kind of money we’re talking, investors could get far better value elsewhere if links were all they wanted.

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from nsmseo 2226 Days ago #
Votes: 6

Think I’m with ’storyspinner’ on this one, I’ve witnessed the attack of trolls first hand, applications aside it brings bad karma, and as someone politely put it ’don’t piss in the pool you swim in’.

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from ShariV 2225 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Why must every social networking application be gamed? Do we really need more SPAM? This is wrong on so many levels.

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from nickycakes 2225 Days ago #
Votes: -1

what levels might those be, exactly?

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2225 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Everyone, it’s a tactic. Use it or don’t. At least be glad you now know about it rather than it being abused in private.Every. Single. Social. App. Is Gamed. All of them.

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from storyspinner 2225 Days ago #
Votes: 1

social media is about conversations... with REAL people..... not bots, not avatars and not spamwhen SEO’s create these types of applications, just to "game" the system (whether or not every single one is gamed or not) .... we get the stigma of being the sheisters, and snake oil salesmen not to mention spammers.sad thing is, is that for all the time you spend building things that "game" social media, you could spend that time building relationships with cosumers that gain you so much more than just LINKS.But hey... y’all keep making those applications that "game" the social media places, and then pissing the people off in those channels and making them hate your clients.....  More power too ya! :)I’ll be happy taking those clients who truly want to use social media for engagements and building relationships

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from nickycakes 2225 Days ago #
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i dont have clients.  the little amount of work that goes into my projects pays off a thousand fold via totally automated systems that require little or no upkeep.  keep building those hard-earned backlinks and making pennies on the dollar while i play xbox 360 and cash my paychecks =)

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from thejenn 2225 Days ago #
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LOL, I guess it’s all in what you value in life.

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from storyspinner 2225 Days ago #
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ahhh... I see the real problem here.  the Wii is much better :)

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from Gab 2223 Days ago #
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hahaha classic retort Storyspinner.

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from seobusiness 2167 Days ago #
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Well regardless or not if this tactic would work easily Nicky should be commended on an excellent link baiting campaign with this article! Great read and a Sphinn from a fellow link builder!

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from NickWilsdon 1843 Days ago #
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This technique is good in theory but would not work in practice. Explained in comments.

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from storyspinner 1843 Days ago #
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this is just really wrong on a lot of levels. comments as well explain this desphinn

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from torka 1843 Days ago #
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I don’t care whether it works or not. IMHO, it breaks the social contract of sites like Twitter. It’s about building relationships and engaging in conversations, not gaming for links.

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from thejenn 1843 Days ago #
Votes: 0

So very, very tired of people gaming the system, especially in social media.

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