My Blog Log - Why Am I Doing This?
Posted 21 March 2007 - 09:51 PM
This month, I signed up for MyBlogLog, realizing this was the service via which avatars were being displayed on many of the sites I visit. So, I managed to get an account and upload my igloo. So far so good.
But...I'm not really sure what else I am supposed to do with it.
Happily, I discovered that most of YOU ALL appear to have mybloglog accounts and I've been adding all the Cre8 folks I can find to my contact list. My sincere thanks to all of you who have added me. I even sent a message to Bill to see if I understood the message thing correctly and he kindly replied.
But...is that all there is to this? What are you using it for? I saw that Matt McGee, the nice fellow from Small Business SEM, appears to be talking about sports via his messages on this. What am I supposed to do with it? Why is it good to have 'contacts'? I feel I'm missing something...or maybe really all it is for is the avatar thing.
I would so appreciate hearing from folks about this. Cre8asite appears to have a very healthy membership going on over at MyBlogLog.
Thank you! :flowers:
Posted 21 March 2007 - 11:42 PM
Posted 21 March 2007 - 11:58 PM
Thank you for your comment. It made me realize, however, that I should clarify that I am not using MYBLOGLOG on our blog. I signed up for it in order to be able to have my avatar appear on the blogs where it is being used. I don't intend to put it on my own blog, which I feel is crowded enough as it is.
Thanks for mentioning what you use it for.
Posted 22 March 2007 - 10:38 AM
The fun from MyBlogLog was that you could see which outgoing links people follow. Like Egol says, that gives you nice information. For example, if in an article about widgets many people follow the external link to read about the history of widgets, maybe that would be good to add to your own site instead.
Before implementing MyBlogLog on your site you might want to consider the following:
- MyBlogLog Tracks Your Visitors Ad Clicks: Yahoo tries to figure out for itself what Adsense is doing
- MyBlogLog Exploit - Getting Free Keyword Targeted Links
- Another Mybloglog Exploit - This One A Little More Harmful
- MyBlogLog Trick - How To Surf The Web As ShoeMoney
Posted 22 March 2007 - 10:48 AM
As a note, however, you don't have to install any of the visible components of MyBlogLog in order to take advantage of the additional statistics --- you just need to install the base tracking code. That's what I've done. I don't care much for widgets...but I like statistics!
Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:37 PM
I do notice people trying to market to the users every now and then - leaving messages for me, etc... but I'm good at ignoring that.
Perhaps you should turn the question around: why did you sign up?
Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:11 PM
Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:26 PM
I signed up last year when I saw SEOMoz had been experimenting with it by having "2nd most viewed" etc. images appear on links.
I hated the appearance of annoying pictures, (which you can turn off. Do they even offer it anymore?) but looked into it anyway.
The free inbound link tracking was too good to pass up, although now there are other ways to see where folks are coming from and who is linking.
Now I leave it there because I'm sucked in.
Posted 22 March 2007 - 03:26 PM
It's nice to know about community involvement and what interests people at least. Putting a face on visitors is also rewarding. From these avatars, hopefully I'll recognize people I meet at SES. ("Hey, I know you from your avatar!")
Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:50 PM
Kim, that emoticon cracks me up!
Ruud, I appreciate those links. Good to see both sides of the coin on this.
At this point, I, too, think it's interesting when I go to a new blog and I can get some idea of the readership from this. I don't know if I'll use the tracking. I'll have to think about it more.
It was good of you all to tell me your uses for this!
Posted 22 March 2007 - 08:02 PM
Edited by kulpreet_singh, 22 March 2007 - 08:03 PM.
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