I would like to congratulate the Techcrunch team for finally coming to the realization that linking to sponsors within posts, without using nofollow on the links might be in violation of Google’s Webmaster guidelines.
As I had hoped, ( http://community.izea.com/blog/2007/12/an-invitation-t.html ) Ted Murphy had a chance to chat with Google’s Matt Cutts at Pubcon
It seems Google want all links within content that “wouldn’t exist without payment” to use nofollow, but seems to be focusing on services like PayPerPost, and not other forms of links which wouldn’t exist without compensation.
Tamar must have spent a huge amount of time compiling this enormous list of what she feels were the best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007. I gained a few mentions on some key articles which was great.
The Winners of the Open Web Awards have been announced.
Due to my moving and connectivity problems I wasn’t able to promote the voting phases but I did vote on the judges choice awards – it is interesting how voting differed between the two.
Back in August I reviewed Jack’s Social Power Linking Home Study Course which he created with Peter Lenkefi
I claim it as a review, even though I hadn’t actually seen the product. I had one major problem with it which wouldn’t have worried many of my readers, but was a significant problem for me – it was a physical product.
A few weeks ago the Collective Thoughts team got together and compiled a bunch of tough questions we didn’t expect to get all the answers for.
Almost without exception Ian Kennedy, MBL Product Manager has provided detailed answers