His post was entitled:- “How Google Blogsearch ranks your Postsâ€¦ In their own words!”
Well more to the point, he asked me some damn tough questions that made me think for more than 5 minutes before answering them. Actually I spent quite some time on the reply, and it wasn’t as straight forward as I was expecting.
Steli Efti is one of the most good natured souls I have met whilst blogging, and is truely an educator. As such, I feel it is fitting that he has started this initiative to hold a one day bloggers silence 30th April to honor the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy.
Just over a week ago I started a poll to determine which keywords from the Technorati Top10 on that particular day would generate the best results regarding traffic, and being picked up by 3rd party syndication (some would refer to them as splogs).
Matt Cutts has again been writing about paid links and has also jumped into the sponsored themes discussion, invoking the power of the Google Webspam team from behind the protection of a carefully worded disclaimer.
As Matt says:-
Gothwalk just pinged me to say that he has now written a guide on how to remove Nofollow on Moveable Type.
Gothwalk had been scratching his head all weekend, because he wanted his blogs to be included in the new DoFollow community on Bumpzee, but everytime he thought he had it cracked, I would spot that something wasn’t quite right.
I have spent some time today scrolling through the hundreds, neigh thousands of blogs that have so far been nominated for the Bloggers Choice Awards.
It is damn hard finding you!
For two years people have been struggling to remove Nofollow from Typepad so they can share the link love with their regular visitors who add great value to the conversation on the host blog.
Many blog owners are unaware that the links people leave on their blogs are shrouded with a “link condom” which tells the major search engines to ignore any links left that provide a benefit to the blog community.