Should keep you out of trouble for a while.
I’m always curious as to the junk that gets caught up in my comment filter. Today, I discovered an interesting attempt to get a comment published.
It appears that comment spammers are taking advantage of a script at Search Guild, that allows you to use their domain for redirects.
Here’s an example of how it works…
Now imagine that but with a site suggesting I need some assistance in the growth of a certain appendage.
P.S. I’m in no way suggesting that Search Guild is behind this.
Globe and Mail journalist and author, Hal Niedzviecki, takes an interesting look at the impact bloggers are having on the lives of, well…non-bloggers. It appears, like Hal, more and more people are waking up to the fact that they’re being discussed online and that even conversations that take place outside of the web, are fair game on a blog.
It’s a refreshing perspective – hearing from someone who’s only just discovering that bloggers tend to be critical, honest and often, insensitive…
Lifehack’s Chris Brogan shares six very useful tips for first-time bloggers – and a refresher for the rest of us – looking to improve their blog.
I won’t repeat all six here, but the first tip is usually the one I see most new bloggers guilty of failing to implement…
Display Contact Info Prominently- Put the authorâ€™s name right up there easy to read, and add a photo, an email written out to avoid spiders ( chris at lifehack dot org instead of actually clickable), and even a phone number, if you want people to reach you. Add your IM username, and other contact info. If itâ€™s a multi-author blog, display an â€œAbout the Authorsâ€ link prominently.
Here’s a couple I would add to the list.
I often get emailed by new bloggers, asking me to add their blog to my blogroll or link to a specific article. I typically avoid linking, just because I am asked, instead I tell the blogger that I’ll keep an eye on their blog and link to anything I find interesting.
Ok, with that preamble out of the way, here’s where I am going. If you want to get your blog on the radar of other bloggers, create something unique and interesting. I’ve never heard from Andrew Girdwood, but he was smart enough to put together a list of search marketers sharing their photos via Flickr. Not only is this interesting, and going in my bookmarks, but by including the names of popular bloggers, he’ll likely get a lot of links from it.
I’ve been giving some thought to why Microsoft’s attempt to reach out to bloggers, by sending them free Vista-loaded laptops, went horribly wrong.
I know that hindsight is 20/20, but as a business blogging consultant, here’s the five mistakes that I believe led to such a negative response from the blogosphere.
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