BlogRolled.com is a new service to buy and sell text links on your blog, but without any scripts and therefor hard to track for Google. The idea is, of course, to nab a piece of the Text Link Ads cake, since it’ll be hard for search engines to slam down on you buying and selling text links when there’s no script to analyze.
That’s right, no script. If you’re a blog publisher, and someone buys a link in your blogroll, you’ll add it manually, and be paid a flat fee per month, or similar.
What do you think? Will Google tackle this as well, and find a way to penalize sites using this server, or is the TLA 2.0?
WordPress is 5 years old. WordCamps in Philippines, New York, Toronto, Australia – everywhere. WordPress 2.6 new improvements and features coming out fast for August release. WordPress Plugin Competition heating up. WordPress.com by the numbers, and multilingual bloggers rejoice. Genko’s been updated.
WordPress 5 Years Old: Bloggers are celebrating all around the world as WordPress turns 5 years old. If you were lucky enough to be in San Francisco Tuesday, May 27, you could have been part of a party hosted by Matt Mullenweg and other WordPress fans. Did you celebrate WordPress turning 5?
WordCamps Sprouting Everywhere: Is there going to be a WordCamp near you? Thinking of starting one? Check in the calendar section below for a listing of the announced WordCamps, and WordPress Meetups, and where to find more information on how to start your own in your area.
WordPress 2.6 New Features: The following are recent announcements about new features and improvements in WordPress 2.6:
WordPress Development: Work continues on WordPress 2.6 and beyond. The WordPress Development Updates announced recently include updated jQuery and jQuery UI to the latest from the jQuery trunk, the ability to relocate the wp-config.php configuration file up one level from the blog install directory, support for Google Gears, a new style loader to complement the new script loader, drag and drop sortable gallery collections for the new Media Library, and adoption of the WordPress.com WordPress Theme preview ability which allows “lightbox” previews of Themes before you make your final selection.
WordPress Post Revisions – WordPress Meets Word Processing: Without a doubt, blogging is writing and one of the problems many have faced, including me, is how you can lose post information if your browser crashes or something goes wrong during the post creation phase, which is why I use a text editor to write my blog posts. In WordPress 2.6, Michael Adams reports on a new feature called “Post Revisions”, which will work with the autosave feature to store a history timeline of your blog posts so you can get protection from accidental changes, as can happen with multiple blogger blogs, and if something goes bork in the blog while posting.
Phil Burns is a blogger who I recently became aware of through Robert Scoble over this past weekend. He’s a father of eight children on the west coast who writes extensively on technology issues at Phil801.com. His company also makes some blog related products as well.
The new site, currently in a private beta and not yet open to the public, allows publishers and advertisers to buy and sell ads in a private marketplace. The site takes 25% for themselves as a commission on any ads sold – which is lower than alot of commissioned sales sites.
Here’s a look from BloggingTips’s review:
BuySellAds is not doing anything that hasn’t done before. Advertising marketplaces have been around for years however in my opinion BuySellAds has got everything right. The marketplace is very easy to browse and website ad pages have information on the sites Alexa traffic, Compete score, Google PageRank, Technorati links, Yahoo inbound links and number of del.icio.us bookmarks.
I’ve applied for their private beta and will hopefully have more to report soon…
If you’ve followed TechCrunch, you know that the powerhouse blog breaks alot of stories, has a significant number of “inside” sources, and a solid stable of writers. What you may not know is how alot of that breaks down statistically – and how that has powered its continued growth.
I am happy to see Darren featured on Australian TV, along with Karen, Neerav. Not just because the book Darren and I wrote got a brief mention, but because I am happy any time the media writes a different story other than the old dismissive side of “journals, diaries and what my cat ate today” blogging. read more
Sarah Perez, founder of the Grand Effect blog network, have a lot to say in an interview with BloggerTalks (edited and published by me, full disclosure). Among other things this about pulling together a select few talented tech bloggers in the network:
Some may can them “B-List” bloggers, but I think the B-List is the new A-List! As smaller blogs, none of them could compete on an individual basis with larger sites, but by combining all our talents, traffic numbers, and subscribers, we have something to offer to advertisers who want to reach this niche audience.