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Got a question? UpCity’s Ask the Expert encourages UpCity members to ask inbound marketing-related queries and receive in-depth, personalized answers from our experts. Each week, we will post some of the Q&A’s here on the UpCity Daily Tips Blog.

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Question 1: Could you talk to me about the early Topsy Twitter searches that are now available?

Our Response: Of course! As of September 4, Topsy, a social analytics and search tool, now presents the entire history of public tweets to users. To test out this helpful and user-friendly feature, try it out yourself by checking out your older Twitter history results. It’s quite an easy, 1-2-3 process:

  1. Visit Topsy.com to use the free application, or sign up for a free trial of Topsy Pro Analytics.
  2. In the search bar, type “from:insert your Twitter username.”
  3. Select the “All Time” option from the left side of the page.
  4. View Topsy’s index of all your published Tweets.

The example shown below uses CorePower Yoga, a popular yoga and healthy living studio with locations throughout the United States.

View this post for more information about Topsy and other platforms to monitor your web presence.

Question 2: I am in the process of requesting some competitor websites to post a link to my website. I’ve come across one site in particular that shows no “contact us” material. We are looking for this type of form to request a backlink. Could you please check this site and inform me as to what action I should take?

Our Response: Thanks for submitting your inquiry. It looks like this website might be one you want to skip since there is no way for you to reach out or contact the website right now. A quality website will almost always publish a contact method for readers, such as an About Us page, Terms and Conditions page, email address, phone number, Twitter account, etc.

Question 3: Can you talk about no follow links and adding many of them at one time on my e-commerce site are harmful for my site? It concerns me that my developer is adding a bunch at one time.

Our Response: The “no follow” is used when you want search engines to ignore the links or pages for search ranking purposes. We are a little unclear as to why your developer is adding a bunch of “no follow” at a time.  Please make sure that your developer is not adding external links on a mass scale to your site.

Want more, or got a question? UpCity’s Ask the Expert encourages UpCity members to ask inbound marketing-related queries and receive in-depth, personalized answers from our experts. Each week, we will post some of the Q&A’s here on the UpCity Daily Tips Blog.

To access our database of questions or ask your own question, become an UpCity member today! Sign up for our free UpCity Daily Tips newsletter to learn other strategies for improving your online presence.