Arkayne Review – Display Related Posts Around the Web
February 11, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Are you using a related posts plugin on your blog? If so, you might be interested in Arkayne, a site that automatically links your pages to similar content around the web. All you have to do is simply install a widget on your site and Arkayne will compare your post against thousands of others to serve up relevant articles in the system.
An example widget is shown below.
Screen shots of the WordPress backend
In theory, Arkayne sounds great. It’s a great way to direct your readers to related content they would be interested in and to receive targeted traffic from related sites. In a perfect world, that’s awesome. More realistically however, something like this is difficult to accomplish. Since individual blogs must sign up and install a widget to be included in the index, most of the best content will not be linked to. The quality of the sites using the program right now isn’t the best, but it should improve as Arkayne gains popularity and more acceptance in the blogging world. You can view some of Arkayne’s featured articles here: New Links at Arkayne
Another concern with the program is spam and abuse. Like any method of attaining traffic, Arkayne is subject to people taking advantage of it for their own gain. Blog Rush is a similar project that saw great success early on but died out because of issues with spam. In the end, it just didn’t provide value to users. Will Arkayne be able to fare better? We’ll just have to wait and see.
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