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Yahoo Acquires MyBlogLog

It appears Marketing Pilgrim and Yahoo are on the same page…we both think MyBlogLog is a pretty cool company!

The social network for bloggers and blog readers has seen great growth in the past few months with lots of blogs installing their tracking code and building their MyBlogLog community. Once again proving it’s in touch with social media, Yahoo has snapped up the company for a reported $10-12 million.

Judging by the official MyBlogLog blog, the guys appear to be excited about the acquisition and explain what backing from Yahoo will mean to them.

Yahoo! is going to put loads of resources into MyBlogLog and help us roll out a ton of new features.  Plus, we’re moving to their infrastructure, which should help with those occasional slowdowns.

R.I.P MyBlogLog – Yahoo Announces Shutdown of Service

After many rumors over the past twelve months, Yahoo has officially announced the shutdown of MyBlogLog in an email to users:

Dear MyBlogLog Customer,

You have been identified as a customer of Yahoo! MyBlogLog. We will officially discontinue Yahoo! MyBlogLog effective May 24, 2011. Your agreement with Yahoo!, to the extent that it applies to the Yahoo! MyBlogLog, will terminate on May 24, 2011.

After May 24, 2011 your credit card will no longer be charged for premium services on MyBlogLog. We will refund you the unused portion of your subscription, if any. The refund will appear as a credit via the billing method we have on file for you. To make sure that your billing information is correct and up to date, visit https://billing.yahoo.com.

MyBlogLog to Become NoBlogLog?

I don’t quite ever remember a social network that I at first so loved, and then ultimately, so hated. Fortunately, the bad taste left in my mouth by MyBlogLog will likely go away at the beginning of the year–according to rumors that Yahoo will shutter the service.

MyBlogLog had so much potential as a network that connected bloggers with their readers. So much, in fact, that Yahoo bought the company back in January 2007. The ink was barely dry on the contract when the service simply started sucking:

Forget Google, Now MyBlogLog Adds Friends without Your Consent

Yeah, okay, I’m still mad at Google for adding every single person I’ve ever emailed to my “friends” list. But lately worse things have been happening to me over at MyBlogLog (remember them?).

I know, I know, MBL has long since fallen out of favor with tech & SEM bloggers. I’d forgotten about them, too, other than the occasional “So and so has added you as a contact” e-mails.

Until the end of May, when I got one of these e-mails that stood out. It stood out because there were two emails in the conversation—the first, the usual “Check it! [user name] has made you a contact on MyBlogLog.” The second e-mail, sent one minute later, read “Check it! [user name] has returned the favor and added you to their contact list on MyBlogLog. Click below to visit their profile.”

New Tools Help You Get the Most Out of MyBlogLog

By now you’ll know of the great search marketing tools you can get when you sign up for SoloSEO (disc). They’ve just announced a set of free tools that will help you get the most out of the MyBlogLog community.

“The Missing MyBlogLog Tools” include:

Compare Blog Visitors

Compare Your Contacts

Compare Community Members

There’s a few more and each are worthy of MyBlogLog providing themselves. In fact, SoloSEO, tongue-in-cheek asks for a kick-back…

If Yahoo/MyBlogLog is reading this, these tools would be great to implement as a part MyBlogLog. All we ask is for 1% of your acquisition price or a free trip to Yahoo headquarters.

Speaking of MyBlogLog. Don’t forget, if you join our MyBlogLog community, you’ll be entered to win a Zune MP3 player! :-)

MyBlogLog SchMOes: Two Months Later

Hard to believe it’s been two months since MyBlogLog first announced their tagging features—and recommended tagging spammers “SchMOes” for Social Media Optimizers. (Why didn’t they just go with “Spammer”?) While it led to a good bit of backlash, they’ve kept the tag.

But is anyone using it? Not really. As of this writing, there were a grand total of 16 MyBlogLog members tagged as SchMOes. And of those 17, 8 of them had tagged themselves. And not in the preemptive way that Robyn Tippins recommended—they’ve proudly kept the tag as part of their identity, instead of hiding it on their profile.

Unfortunately, it seems that instead of helping to label (and thus discourage?) spammers, tagging has only given spammers another way to get links and promote their sites. Looking through some of MyBlogLog’s top communities and their authors, in addition to some relevant tags, I found some tags in categories like these:

Still Running the MyBlogLog Zune (iPod) Contest

Despite all of the grief that came my way yesterday, the MyBlogLog contest is still alive and well.

All you need to do is join our MyBlogLog community and you’ll automatically be entered to win a Microsoft Zune – or if you hate the idea of owning anything MSFT, we’ll send you an iPod instead. Also, don’t forget, if you’ve blogged about the contest, and win, we’ll give you some $100 Shure headphones too!

In the meantime, we’ve updated our MyBlogLog avatar to keep everyone happy…

Note to Danny Sullivan – stop lurking, start your own MyBlogLog contest, you know you want to. ;-)