For a long time I have been promising myself to build a community site for the Dofollow movement I strongly support, but it just wasn’t happening fast enough to support the growing community.
A few days ago I was interviewed by email by Martin Lindsey.
When I checked on Wednesday due to timezones it hadn’t been published yet, Thursday I was so buried in code, themes and plugins I didn’t spot it being published (yes I need more vanity Google Alerts), and so I am linking through to it today.
If you weren’t already aware, this week is reader appreciation week. Now the idea of reader appreciation is fairly good, give out some prizes, give a reader a link, etc etc.
As most of my readers are no doubt aware, I am a strong supporter of sharing the link love, but I always advocate sharing it in a focused manner, preferably from relevant content or from comments and trackbacks. If you trackback/pingback this blog you receive a reciprocal link between highly relevant content automatically, and not only Google and other major search engines count the links as relevant, but also blogging search engines such as Technorati, though with Technorati it is best to do it on a more recent post.
What do you get when you combine some backend functionality similar to MyBlogLog and Blogcatalog with a Blogging Award?
The Bloggers Choice Awards
Here are some key points
- Accountability – you can see the unique votes and who voted – they do ask for some personal details from the voters which I think is a good thing for that accountability. If they ever release the demographics it will be interesting
I missed this a few days ago
At the request of WhiteHat SEO community on April the 1st this year all major search engines including Google, Yahoo and MSN Live declared their joint support for a newly developed XFN standard.
The new attribute rel=follow is designed to complement the notorious rel=nofollow. However unlike nofollow attribute rel=follow is designed to express not negative but positive relationship between a linking website and a website rel=follow link points to.
Iâ€™ll try to explain it in laymanâ€™s terms…
This is a little experiment to see which of these Technorati terms are currently being used by content aggregators and niche content sites that could be looked on as legitimate, or could be looked on as the scum of the earth, depending on your view-point.
That is certainly the intention…
There are multiple subjects I discuss that could potentially benefit my readers, and lots of them I potentially have some kind of future commercial interest in, whether it be blogging topics such as WordPress and tagging, monetization, reviews and affiliate programs, SEO, and the latest and greatest Web 2.0 applications for building traffic to your blogs, or ways to find other blogs in your niche with whom you can build relationships.
Competition was fierce but with only 24 votes, the winner could easily have been decided in the last few hours.
I have checked the ballots and there doesn’t seem to be any scandals – rigged voting would have been news worthy and actually profitable, it just goes to show how honest people in the WordPress community are.