MyBlogLog Looks for Higher Level of “Truthiness”

    January 17, 2008

Today, MyBlogLog added a new feature to the online blog communities… to put it simply, a validation process to verify that you are the owner of the website and have authority over the community.


Why verify?
As an owner of community on MyBlogLog, the Verified check mark is like a “seal of approval.” This shows anyone who looks at your MyBlogLog community page that the owner of the site has an active hand in the management of the community page.

How it works
When a site owner begins the verification process, we give them a bit of code to put onto their site that only someone with edit rights to the site can put into the page. Verification happens by putting the code on your site, re-publishing, and clicking the “Authenticate” button on the verification page. MyBlogLog then goes out to the site to check for the code. If it finds it, verification is complete!

Once you complete verification, you can remove the code from your site.

What it means
The verified check-mark on a community page is an indicator that the community owner has completed the verification process. Verification can only be done by authors and co-authors of a MyBlogLog community. Community pages that have been verified will flagged as such in our database and this flag will be used in the future to provide more visibility and other special mojo powers. from MyBlogLog

To start the verification process, go to the blogs you have registered and click on the verify link under the authors section in the community page.

You have two options when verifying a website or blog:

  1. Post a link with a verification code
  2. Add the old faithful meta tag

Once verified, you can remove the verification post or tag.

Verification Complete
Here is a quick shot after post or tag has been verified.

Verified on MyBlogLog
Here is the new community that has been verified.

The most interesting information was from the Official MyBlogLog Blog:

In the future, we’ll use the verified flag to indicate a higher level of “truthiness” and will use it help us better promote that site.

  • What is meant by “truthiness“? Is is related to some kind of authority?
  • Is MyBlogLog working to offer new ways to “better promote” and/or “provide more visibility” to websites and blogs that maintain a MyBlogLog community?
  • What super “mojo powers” does Yahoo have to bestow upon MyBlogLog communities?