Results: Top WordPress Plugins (April 2007)

It is hard work giving money away, and it seems it is hard work voting for which WordPress plugin author should receive $100.

Whilst it might appear that there was an increase of votes this time around, with 29 votes instead of 24, that doesn’t allow for the fact that 8 votes were added as a bonus. Thus there were only 21 fresh votes.

Google Crap(s) vs StumbleUpon – Personalized Recommendations

Dice

DiceIt is a rare occurrence when Google create a product, or new feature to an existing product that isn’t very good, but now they have created… Google Crap(s)

I haven’t played around with the new Google Personalized Recommendations on Google Toolbar before today, so I thought the results would be interesting.

Portal Feeder vs StomperNet

Portal Feeder Visitors

This page will finish loading eventually and is certainly killing my bandwidth…

I am sure people’s mailboxes are full of emails with various people promoting these two communities, which are going head-to-head with their launches. Feature wise they are probably only similar in the fact that both provide a backend community for advice and training, but I am not going to compare feature sets.

Get The Most From DoFollow | No Nofollow

So now people have calmed down a little from their running around like headless chickens leaving comments on every blog they could find that used Dofollow, and then linking through to unrelated content, lets start looking at how to link a little more strategically.

Do Google Hate Paid Links, Duplicate Content and Cruft?

Eric Enge Interviews Adam Lasnik about paid links, duplicate content and crufty pages (lots of code, little content)

Takeaways

I am sorry to say not a lot, it reinforces Google’s position not to really say a lot, though apparently there is no real penalty for duplicate content, and not to worry about how pagerank flows in your site.

Reciprocal Favoriting Gives Benefits & Adds Value

Twitterholic

Blogging experts and social media marketing experts frequently write about how important it is to build up a network of friends on social bookmarking sites, and even encourage careful gaming of the system by email and instant messenger.