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Jeremy Zawodny Apologizes

UPDATE 8: Jeremy Zawodny has changed his post and apologized to me via email. Here’s what he said on his blog:

You see, the little voice that normally tells me when to step away from the computer wasn’t working today, and I ended up making a big mess as a result. I’m really sorry about that…Andy, the MyBlogLog guys, and anyone else who wasted time reading this: I f#cked up. I know better (most of the time) and should have just gone on with life….I’ve already emailed you all privately, but wanted to say so in public as well.

I’m grateful that Jeremy has changed the title of the post. My reputation is important to me – I left two companies to protect it – so it was the title that irked me the most. I now consider the issue closed

What Should Yahoo Do With MyBlogLog?

Over at Search Engine Journal, Loren provides his thoughts on why it was a good move for Yahoo to acquire MyBlogLog and offers some suggestions on how the blogging community will help Yahoo, including:

Out of all the Yahoo properties which I think will benefit from the MyBlogLog acquisition, I feel that YPN has the most to gain…In MyBlogLog, YPN now as the perfect tools to connect with these bloggers and judge the quality of blogs based upon the readers of the blogs and their audience.

I agree, Yahoo’s acquisition was smart. They needed a way to better connect with bloggers and, instead of spending millions on developing their own platform AND waiting for it to be a success, a quick $10m spend, and they’ve solved the problem.

MyBlogLog Straining Under the Load?

You may have noticed that I have again removed the MyBlogLog widget.

Over the weekend, I noticed – as did others – that MP was taking far too long to load. After a quick analysis using the nifty OctaGate SiteTimer, I managed to isolate the offending item. The MyBlogLog widget.

Here’s a snapshot showing the widget taking almost six seconds to load.

I email the MyBlogLog team to see if a server had gone down again, but have not heard back as of yet. I’m not the only one that appears to be affected, TechCrunch was having the same issue and Michael Arrington has removed the MBL widget too.

TechCrunch Gives Away $10k of Free Advertising Thanks to MyBlogLog Exploit

It appears there is one downside to having the MyBlogLog profile script on your blog and SoloSEO’s Michael Jensen has discovered it. (disc)

He used automatic refresh on Opera, a fake MyBlogLog account and an experiment on hundreds of blogs, including TechCrunch. He discovered that it’s easy to display any profile continually on blogs using the MyBlogLog script and generate lots of free traffic.

UPDATE: TechCrunch responds.

When Schmoes Fight Back at MyBlogLog

I reported this morning that MyBlogLog had taken the step of introducing tags and asking anyone to tag spammers as “schmoes”. Unfortunately, the definition of spammers also refers to “social media optimizers” – most of which are smart, legitimate marketers.

“Spam – If you think someone is spamming you, tag it out loud! Internally, we like to call a user who games the system a SchMOe (Social Media Optimizer). Tag anyone who spams you with the term schmoe.”

MBL community manager, Robyn Tippins tried to defend their action

Andy, nobody here said SMO=Spammers. My blog is primarily concerned with Social Networking. Much of my consulting pre-MyBlogLog had to do with Social Media and SEO. If they hated SMOs they wouldn’t have hired me.

MyBlogLog a Bunch of Schmoes?

MyBlogLog has introduced a new tagging feature which will allow uses to add their own keywords to blogs and profiles. On the surface, a welcomed addition.

However, in true “big search engine” style, they’re also using it as a Trojan horse to introduce a system for tagging spam. According to TechCrunch

The company is also asking users to help fight spam by tagging spammy sites with the word “Schmoe,” which they say stands for “Social Media Optimizer” (SchMOe). The team will review those tags and associated sites and take appropriate action.

Since when did social media optimization become spam? Isn’t MyBlogLog itself nothing but a network to optimize connections between social media sites? I mean really, how successful does MBL expect to be, if it doesn’t want the participation of those that know the value of building a social network for their site? I think this is crazy and I’m not the only one.

Join Marketing Pilgrim’s MyBlogLog Community

If you’re curious how you too can have you photo appear on each comment you leave and in the “pilgrim readers” sidebar, you should consider joining our MyBlogLog.com community.

MyBlogLog tracks blog communities and their readers and is a great way to connect with other readers, discover new blogs, and even build some traffic for your own site.

Joining is quick and easy, and soon, we’ll all be able to enjoy your mugshot, alongside your words of wisdom! ;-)