Speedlinking 24 January 2007

  • Akismet have launched a new plugin – version 2.0. It has some great new features which should enhance it’s performance including a search feature (something I’ve been testing the last few days – it’s great), the ability to to discard spam on old posts, a spam counter widget (so you can brag about how much spam you get), recheck moderation queue and a lot more (most of which is too technical for my little head at this time of night). All I know is that if it improves Akismet’s performance then I’m happy!
  • Allen Heat does a little reflecting upon 5 aspects of blogs to revise in 2007 (part II) For someone so young Allen has some wise words to say.
  • Andy Wibbels has put together a post that talks us through the steps that he and a client took in launching a blog – taking a website and moving it to be a blog. It talks through a number of important decisions that new bloggers need to consider when starting up.
  • James has written a post titled How to Increase Blog Traffic with YouTube that will hopefully be useful for those of you experimenting with video on your blog.
  • Forgetting to renew your domain name can happen to us all – even Google.
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  1. Aimee says:

    Great links, thanks for sharing! I really liked the YouTube link because I have often thought about doing more vlogs on my blog.

  2. Andy Beal says:

    I still wish Akismet would let me create my own local whitelist. That being said, I recently added the math challenge plugin and that cut down my spam by about 300 a day!

  3. James says:

    Thanks for the link, Darren! :)

  4. Barsawad says:

    Thanks for the links!

  5. D. Psyko says:

    that promoting your blog traffic with youtube was interesting.

  6. Sam Mooney says:

    Thanks for the links Darren. I always find something timely. I’m in the process of developing a blog and am starting to blog about it. Sort of a 2 for 1 thing! Your definitely one of my must reads.


  7. Allen.H says:

    Thanks for the link Darren! love the YouTube related article since I run two entertainment blogs that get YouTube videos published on them regulary.


  8. Jay Wilson says:

    I’ve learned the importance of video in this day and age after my company returned from CES. Although we received massive hits, lots of feedback came in the form of “we wish you had some hands on video of products” – which for viewers at home is gold.

  9. Brad says:

    Thanks for the heads up on Akismet. WordPress needs a plugin update system that pings sites somehow to check for updates.


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