People sharing Twitter passwords with rogue friend apps has been a problem for a few years – I have written quite a few posts warning people of the dangers of sharing passwords with insecure apps, and have also been critical of giant social networks continuing the practice of scraping data from other services using standard password authentication.[Continue reading]
Having criticized the new retweet or “tweet” button that Twitter have introduced, lets see if we can make it better.
This mainly covers WordPress – if you are on another platform, find a geek that uses it to try to do the equivalent, but I doubt this is possible on Blogger.[Continue reading]
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.[Continue reading]
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.[Continue reading]
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.[Continue reading]
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.[Continue reading]
Using blog comments for the purpose of linkbuilding has risks.
The saying goes a license or contract has no teeth unless you enforce it.
I typically enforce my comment policy by simply deleting the comments, but I have a clause that specifically caters to SEO agencies spamming my comments whether for themselves or on behalf of clients.[Continue reading]
Navigational elements on a blog or any website are an important feature, but you should be careful not to take things to extremes which can hurt the progress of your site, both from a SEO perspective and for website conversion.[Continue reading]
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.[Continue reading]
Update 28/7/2010 – Theme Footer Links
The sales page for Thesis no longer mentions footer links though the license agreement isn’t available in public.
The sales page for Headway still requires attribution, subject to the license agreement – but the Headway Theme license agreement is available for public viewing.[Continue reading]