All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MyBlogLog’
Yahoo is shutting down MyBlogLog, a service acquired by the company a few years ago, that lets you see who’s been visiting your blog. It’s been known for quite some time that it would happen, but users received an email today setting the date. It said:
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.
Fans of AltaVista, Delicious, Fire Eagle, and Yahoo Buzz – along with many other Yahoo properties – may want to devise a backup plan. A leaked corporate document indicates that a number of sites are due to be shut down, and more than a few others will in some way be merged.
Yahoo! MyBlogLog has included a couple of updates since the last time I took a close look at the service.
For one, sorting through “followers” and considering reciprocal “friend adding” is easier because you can filter through the list of friends in a pretty speedy fashion (especially if you have a hundred or more pending followers).
The Yahoo Answers Blog is no longer a part of Yahoo 360.
Yahoo says it has "always dreamed of a home for the blog that was more a part of the Yahoo! Answers community." The new address is www.yanswersblog.com. Yahoo says its Answers blog is a little cleaner and has useful features to improve the connection with Yahoo Answers.
There are a lot of data points that can be meaningful for tracking blog effectiveness.
That is, tracking what happens when visitors arrive at and engage with your blog content. It really comes down to the purpose of your blog. Metrics for a blog that’s focused on making a web site more search engine friendly by adding crawlable content and attracting links is quite different than a blog that’s meant to build thought leadership or brand credibility.
Yahoo! has been a very influential provider of social services online for quite some time.
Over the last few years they have either created or purchased online social sites, here is a quick breakdown of some of the major start-ups and acquisitions:
Late last week MyBlogLog updated their sign in process to require you to use your Yahoo ID when logging into the system. What surprised me most about the change was how it seemingly went unnoticed or unreported in the SEO community. I’m curious if you still use MyBlogLog and how relevant you think it is as a social site?
About nine months have passed since Yahoo acquired MyBlogLog, and, starting a few days ago, MyBlogLog introduced support for Yahoo IDs. The companies might have done better to hold off for even longer, though, as the process was pretty rough.
Updates are usually good things, resulting in a cool new design, added features, or greater reliability. But MyBlogLog seems to have goofed – while introducing tagging to its site, the Yahoo-owned social network basically called social media optimizers “spammers” and “schmoes.”
When the Five Hundred sedan didn’t sell well, Ford renamed it after a much older model, the Taurus. Ford didn’t change the car in any substantial way, but name recognition is everything, right? Now Yahoo may be attempting to apply that theory to MyBlogLog; a name change is in the works, and other, more substantial, alterations should also take place.
It just occurred to me that if I look at the on-line services I used most, there’s not really a clear winner when it comes to who gets the bulk of my online attention. Here’s the current list along with the current owner of each (since 3 of the 4 were acquisitions):
Social traffic is fantastic because:
- It’s highly targeted
- It’s immediate
- It’s low cost and often free
The downside is because of it’s interactive nature (which contributes to it’s virality), spam marketers will always try to flood you, and drown out your message with their spam.
This includes, but is not limited to:
The MyBlogLog Blog: Everybody hurts… sometimes So I’ve kind of watched from the sidelines the past few days as this MyBlogLog drama has unfolded. I’d joined MyBlogLog in the past after reading about it on Fred Wilson’s blog but never seemed to really get into it. Maybe I just need to spend more time with it to figure it out, but anyways.
Much has been written about the “Shoemoney Affair,” in which the blogger known as Shoemoney wrote about a MyBlogLog hack that allowed unscrupulous types to spoof their identities, and was subsequently banned from the service, despite the fact that — as Tony Hung pointed out at Deep Jive Interes
It seems that 2007 brings us a “SEOs are teh devil” mantra from a multitude of newly crowned golden children of the web and to be perfectly honest it’s starting to annoy me.
No doubt the likes of Slashdot have already dealt with and got over the impact the SEO industry may or may not have on the operation of their site – having implemented procedures to deal with comment spam, crap submissions and the like, Slashdot is still doing fine. So why are newer community driven big brand sites so anti-SEO?
You know how when you goto peoples websites it knows your there? That is because of your cookie. Unfortunately that same cookie can also be used for a cross site script basically making you execute commands without your knowledge. I do not what to get into the exact code to make this work but I see people are doing it now.
If you look at my profile on MyBlogLog You will see 2 sites that I did not add.
There seem to be mixed feelings about MyBlogLog, the social networking service that Yahoo bought in January, and the one whose widget you can see in my sidebar, as well as the sidebars on lots of other blogs (it’s the one with a row of pictures of different readers who have visited my blog recently).
Google announced a new feature for AdWords to let advertisers dynamically customize their ad text based on where people are searching for their business. This builds on ad customizers, which the company launched last year. “With ad customizers, you can dynamically insert relevant information into …
Facebook is reportedly rolling out verifications for local business pages in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Now local businesses will be able to represent themselves on the social network in a manner that shows that they’re the real deal and …
Streaming music platform Pandora has just announced it has acquired ticket-selling site Ticketfly, in a deal valued at around $450 million. Pandora says it will help in “achieving Pandora’s mission to help artists find their audience and help listeners find the music they love—whether it’s …
On Tuesday, Facebook announced Advertiser Outcome Score (AOS) for Audience Network, which is described as a measurement system to evaluate publishers’ ad placements by their ability to drive outcomes for advertisers. Outcomes would be things like app installs, purchases, or registrations. The company says it’s …
Earlier this year, Pinterest announced Buyable Pins as a “simple and secure” way for users to buy products right on Pinterest. This week at the Shop.org 2015 Digital Summit, the company announced the addition of new platform integrations and the availability of the feature to …
Google announced the addition of a new Shopping Assortment Report in Google Merchant Center aimed at helping merchants plan their product assortments so they can reach more shoppers online. The report shows you the top 100 products that you don’t already offer in your product …