Typepad AntiSpam

Typepad Key

I have switched Spam Karma off… temporarily, to test Typepad’s new Antispam plugin

As is well known I am not a huge fan of collective intelligence as the sole arbiter of whether a comment is “spam or ham”, and long term I am most likely to switch back to Spam Karma, possibly using Typepad Antispam as an additional filter.

Some Fun With Zemanta

Zemanta Screenshot in Wordpress

Whilst writing the last post about a marketing book survey I was also testing out a new Firefox plugin that is currently in beta, Zemanta

What Does Zemanta Do Exactly?

It adds editing functions to various popular online blogging interfaces, WordPress (both .org and .com), Blogger and Typepad. These are the type of functions you could probably add a plugin for if you are using WordPress on your own hosting, but wouldn’t be available for Blogger, Typepad and WordPress.com users.

Typepad Trackback & Pingback

I have never used Typepad, I have never felt the need. I started with Blogger a couple of years ago, quickly progressed to using predominantly WordPress and never looked back.

When I link to a Wordperss blog, most of the time I can just use pingback which autodiscovers the trackback URL for any blog I link to within a post and sends a trackback to the blog owner.

Mike Sansone Cracks The Secret Code to Removing Nofollow From Typepad

For two years people have been struggling to remove Nofollow from Typepad so they can share the link love with their regular visitors who add great value to the conversation on the host blog.
Many blog owners are unaware that the links people leave on their blogs are shrouded with a “link condom” which tells the major search engines to ignore any links left that provide a benefit to the blog community.

25 Tips To Optimize Your Blog For Readers & Search Engines

Jennifer Slegg has written a great post on blog optimization, though it is not highly technical.

What a SEO Blunder though. Do you see that URL? Now read point 24 on the list “24) Use a Good URL Structure“.
I think Search Engine Land made a major mistake launching their new blog on Typepad instead of WordPress.