A Compromise for Disclosing Paid Links?; Netvibes Goes Public; and Zillow Banned!

As if you weren’t spoiled enough with a link round-up this morning, here’s one to get you through the afternoon!

  • Michael Jensen has a novel approach to disclosing paid links. His idea helps users know if a link is paid, without telling Google anything. This should flush out if Google really cares about the user or its precious algorithm. ;-)
  • Netvibes has launched Netvibes Universe which allows you to publish a customized homepage for anyone to use.
  • Real estate estimator, Zillow, has been banned in Arizona. They’ve been told they have to be a certified appraiser in order to provide home values. Hogwash! This is just pressure from Realtors who are scared of losing what little power they have left.

  • http://andybeard.eu/ Andy Beard

    Michael’s solution isn’t as ideal as his post makes out. It won’t show up in feeds, and even if he uses inline CSS some feed readers strip that out.

    A better alternative (for the legal side) is just to use a disclosure policy, and specific per post disclosure in text, either manually or with my plugin.
    A few people have also found my Feedburner Feedflare useful