I don’t know whether to call the last few days “Leo Gate” or “Social Media Gate” or “Buzz Gate” but one thing it certainly highlights is how different the Google Buzz Team is:-
Leo Laporte seems a little upset with Google Buzz & Twitter – actually social media in general – to be honest in many ways I agree with him – if conversation happens for lesser mortals like me it is because I have reached out and actively looked for conversation engaging with others.
At times it seems like Leo suggests that content might be somehow filtered out of other people’s feeds.
For some reason this keeps cropping up, and I thought I would write a small informative guide.
I know one major web 2.0 property that recently added rel=”dofollow” to links, and there is a massive site doing 40M+ visitors a month which last time I looked was using rel=”noindex”.
- Or reduce the chance of malware submissions
- Or improve the signal to noise ratio to reduce overhead in manual checking
- Or cover some of the overhead in approving manual submissions
Then the way Google worded this might be of interest.
The Twitter retweet code places a link to Twitter on every page you include it, and they didn’t add a nofollow to the link. It is quite possible Google will decide to ignore all these links in the future, especially as it is effectively hidden and not a “vote” for a particular page. The destination of the link doesn’t show similar information to what is in the button.
Using blog comments for the purpose of linkbuilding has risks.
The saying goes a license or contract has no teeth unless you enforce it.
I typically enforce my comment policy by simply deleting the comments, but I have a clause that specifically caters to SEO agencies spamming my comments whether for themselves or on behalf of clients.
This blog post mainly comprises of a message I just sent to the Salmon Protocol mailing list, but I have expanded on it a little.
Salmon Protocol is actually one of the most exciting things that will be used by Google Buzz & theoretically could dramatically make huge changes to the way communication flows around all kinds of web content, whether comments on blog posts, votes & likes on Youtube videos, maybe blog posts themselves, video replies etc.