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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.

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Creative Commons Images With WordPress Themes & Plugins

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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.

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Thesis vs WordPress GPL

Thesis Pissing In the WordPress Well?

I am going to prepend this by saying up front that I typically disagree with Matt Mullenweg on many decisions

  • The WordPress Trademark issue still isn’t clear almost 4 years on, it isn’t policed, the logo for WordPress doesn’t contain the expected ® symbol, there should probably be a statement on all sites that use it, even the ones owned by Automattic, and it should be 100% clear that it is owned by the WordPress Foundation.
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Salmon Protocol Endpoints & Canonicalization

This blog post mainly comprises of a message I just sent to the Salmon Protocol mailing list, but I have expanded on it a little.

Salmon Protocol is actually one of the most exciting things that will be used by Google Buzz & theoretically could dramatically make huge changes to the way communication flows around all kinds of web content, whether comments on blog posts, votes & likes on Youtube videos, maybe blog posts themselves, video replies etc.

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