7 Reasons Not To Use The New Tweet Buttons

Tweets on Topsy

1. Nofollow

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.

Warning: Bevo Media PPC Tracking = Lame Duck

Bevo Media Security Flaw

I wish I didn’t feel compelled to write this, as this is one project I was really looking forward to using.

I applied for the beta a while back but didn’t make the cut… obviously they thought they had enough affiliates testing it.

Demand Media Traffic Takes A Hammering?

Demand Media Group 1 month daily

Contemplating an investment in Demand Media? Got the jitters about the effect Google might have on the stock price? Your concerns might be justified.

Whilst this could well be a false alarm, it will give you at least some idea of why there might be a concern.

50+ Reasons To Cloak Links (& reasons not to)

I often hear people give reasons for cloaking links, but the reasons they give are frequently incomplete, suggesting they are cloaking links purely because they have been told by someone else they should do it.

Creative Commons Images With WordPress Themes & Plugins

FamFamFam mini icons

I thought for completeness I would throw out some quick notes on the creative commons and how it relates to both GPL and proprietary WordPress theme licenses.

I am not a lawyer, this isn’t legal advice, and I am trying to make this “non-specific” to any particular theme because it affects users of themes, not just the theme authors.

My 1st C & D From A Marketing Ignoramus – How Quaint

cease & desist

Yesterday my wife opened an express letter Fedexed to me from a law office in San Diego – apparently a British marketer has decided the only way he can repair his search engine results is to call out the lawyers, and I have a very strong feeling this is going to backfire.

Twitter Nofollow – My 7 Day Ultimatum

Twitter Google Cache

Unlike many people in the SEO, Tech or Marketing community, I don’t write posts just for linkbait & traffic, and when I make up my mind about whether I want to continue being involved in a community, that decision is final.