One of the best ways to raise your SEO rankings is to have influential websites link back to your website or blog. I talked about how to accomplish this with the Klout web app in a previous post. The bottom line…
Create great content on your blog or website
Share links to your content via Social Media
Leave comments on other blogs and reference your posts if appropriate
While these three things are easy to accomplish on a regular computer or laptop, they can be a challenge on an iPad or other tablet.
While an iPad works great for consuming media it’s a little more of a challenge to create it. This is especially true when trying to multi-task or cut and paste.
Three programs make this easier.
Blogsy: If you need to create a blog post on the iPad, look no farther that the app store and Blogsy. This program allows you to create, edit, add pictures and video, and upload the whole thing to your WordPress blog in a matter of minutes. The controls are touch friendly and it uses the large on-screen keyboard for input. Linking to other sites is easy to, with its clever right side web interface. I did a complete review of the program here.
Buffer App: The buffer app is a web based program that allows you to link to web pages with the click of a button and send the link to Twitter in a pre-formed Tweet. This program allows you to store up 8 tweets in the cloud at a time and post up to four of them a day to your Twitter account. On a standard PC this program works great, with bookmarklets available for IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Unfortunately the Safari bookmarklet does not work on Safari on the iPad. Lorenzo Caum has a solution. In a short tutorial (with video) he shows you how to get a Buffer button on the iPad. I installed this on my iPad in just minutes. Now I have a cool Buffer button right in Safari! I can now add website links to Twitter with just one click!
Disqus: If you want to leave comments on popular blogs with the iPad you know how tedious it can be to enter you name, email, and website each time you want to comment. Thankfully many popular blogs use the Disqus commenting system. You just need to create a Disqus profile and login once to get your profile activated. Now when you want to comment, your profile automatically comes up and you are ready to go. Two blogs that I comment on all the time that use Disqus are Michael Hyatt and Chris Brogan.
These three apps make the iPad much more user friendly for creating compelling content and commenting on influential blogs. Now I can watch TV while commenting on social media with my iPad and link to great web content when I come across it. For a small investment in time, you can turn your iPad into a handy creative tool.
Question: What creative tools do you use on the iPad?