Jeremy Schoemaker aka Shoemoney is a hoot. He has a great blog and a series…
NoFollow was hailed as the saviour of our sites, the answer to comment spam, forum spam and poorly maintained sites.
The idea was that by adding the “rel” attribute to a link the search engines would know that the link isn’t endorsed by the site.
The syntax isn’t difficult and easy enough for a spammer to find, and walk away from.
Sadly, the spammers haven’t caught on, and continue to employ unfortunates to do their dirty work, hoping that one day someone will see the light and spend some money on their ridiculous sites.
A spam filled site is a neglected site, one where the owner has had good intentions but not the time or inclination to follow through. The spam becomes a red flag to Joe Average that the site isn’t maintained and to look further for the information sought. That the site will eventually be downgraded in the search engines is appropriate – it is after all, stale and abandoned.
It’s less than a month to V-E decision day and the front runners are starting…
Oh, I couldn’t resist the graphic from BizUnlim 🙂
I discovered the concept of Lens a while ago and have recently revisited them at Squidoo. You can see my meagre efforts of exposing
A lens is basically a single page fact sheet. You could have one for every day of your life I guess, or for every topic which interests you. It’s not designed to be a blog, but as a collection I guess there is some cross over.
Squidoo have included the basics of writing articles, lists, including RSS feeds and images. They’ve even found a way to monetise it with revenue sharing.
Spam is one of those topics that gets returned to time and again. Well, I was just updating this blog and found:
It’s good to see Link Vault step up and work to keep the network clean.…
A new SEO contest started yesterday, day before, all depends on your time zone. I…
There are plenty who are quick to insult DMOZ and the people who work to make it work. I won’t go into that here, it will acheive nothing.
However, over at DigitalPoint a member (wrmineo) started a DMOZ Scavenger Hunt to find categories that had not been edited in years.