Posts Tagged ‘blogs’

The State of the Blogosphere

Dave Sifry, CEO of Technorati, brings us up to date with the numbers to October 2006. T’rati is tracking 57m blogs now, even after removing a ton of splogs. He even goes so far as to suggest that the medium is maturing. Technorati Tags: blogosphere

Monday poll: Should PR firms ghost-write client blog posts?

I asked this question in May last year. At that time the consensus was ‘only if you state clearly that it’s bylined.’ Well, here we are a year later and there are millions more blogs, and innumerable corporate blogs. How do we feel now? Have corporate blogs been taken over by the marketing department? Do […]

How many blogs really matter?

Dale Wolf, author of Context Rules Marketing, highlights some interesting subscription statistics from RSS aggregator, Bloglines: According to Jim Lanzone, Senior Vice President of Search Properties at Ask Jeeves, there are 36,000 blogs that “really matter” since they have 20+ subscribers. That means only a small percentage of blogs have enough relevant material to gather […]

Links & ranks – the map is not the territory

I’ve become confused about the value of links to rank the influence of bloggers. Bloggers want traffic In general, bloggers want ‘traffic’ i.e. visitors to their site. If you invest time in communicating, it’s nice to have an audience. Bigger audience = more feedback = more learning & more connections = more value. Links indicate […]

Clogger is about to be outed

The Nobleizer who writes the amusing, oft corrosive, self-deprecating, anonymous blog, Clogger, is about to be outed. In typical style, the author wonders whether anyone cares and whether we’ll see this as some kind of self-publicizing stunt. Personally, I don’t think so, but I do think it’d be good to get the author’s name into […]

CoComment – tracking your blog comments

Robert Scoble flagged a useful new tool yesterday called CoComment. The beta app tracks each comment you make on a blog and alerts you via RSS about any subsequent comments. If you have trouble tracking where you have made comments and then seeing if there have been any replies, this could be a good solution. […]

Blog posting from Writely

Blog posting from Writely

Hmm, I seem to be on a ‘where can I blog from’ vibe today. This time I’m at This free, web service provides a fairly sophisticated text editor, including a spell checker, from which you can post to your blog, or share content with coworkers. Essentially, Writely enables several collaborators to update one central […]

Back up your blog

It’s a good idea to back up your blog. If you use Moveable Type or another server-based blogging platform you can easily backup the files yourself. For all those with hosted blogs such as Blogger or Typepad, that’s not so easy. Typepad recently deleted several blogs beginning with the letter ‘S’, so disaster can strike. […]

The A-List and the Long Tail

The A-List and the Long Tail

Dave Sifry, CEO of Technorati, has posted the fourth and fifth posts in his State of the Blogosphere series. Part four deals with spam blogs, fake blogs, comment/trackback spam and how Technorati is tackling the problem. Basically the solution is a combination of new technologies, link conventions (e.g. no follow tags) and manpower. Interestingly Technorati […]