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.

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.

iBegin Source Review

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iBegin Source is an interesting concept, and aims to make local business data both more accurate and cheaper than ever before.
I hesitated initially in accepting this paid review, because I wasn’t sure I was capable in giving it the level of in-depth coverage I normally give reviews, mainly because I have never really got involved with local search in the US – the Altantic Ocean is quite a large separator. iBegin Source do plan however to offer European data soon, so it might become more relevant for my own use.

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ReviewMe have just launched their affiliate program, I am actually in 2 minds about it but will be displaying the badge in a prominent position for a few weeks in my header to see how things go.

Paid Links | Hindsight gives perspective

Paid Links

It is five years, almost to the day that Yahoo started charging $299 per year for a listing in their directory as this article on Pandia clearly illustrates.

The main benefit of being in the Yahoo directory isn’t traffic, it is pagerank / trustrank. Who actually uses the Yahoo directory for anything other than listing their own sites?
It is many years since I went to Yahoo to lookup an entry for anything other than a competitor in a niche.