Wednesday, November 26, 2003
New York City is still the Big Apple, so that the blogs index of Big Apple bloggers at the site nyc bloggers (New York City bloggers) is a must review for people interested in blogs. There is an A-Z list of New York City blogs and a map overview of their city location by subway line - a neat idea.
Posted by Andis Kaulins at 11/26/2003 09:56:00 PM
Monday, November 03, 2003
Important Bookmarklet Tips for All Bloggers : Technorati PopDex Waypath
You can of course also go to Technorati at any time, plug the name of ANY desired blog URL in the search box on this page at Technorati and then click "Get Link Cosmos" to find out who is linking to that blog.
To find out WHO has linked to your blog and WHEN they did it, use PopDex:
Go the PopDex addlink page side-bar-listed as Add Popdex Search/Link, then scroll down a bit to "Popdex Citations Bookmarklet"
and drag the link "Get Popdex Citations" to your Links Toolbar in Internet Explorer.
After that, rename the text on the button to something like Ppdx so it does not take up as much space.
Once you have this bookmarklet on your menu tool bar, any time you are on ANY blog page, including your own blog - and that is of course the most important aspect - you can click on this bookmarklet and it will take you to PopDex telling you which sites have linked to your blog and when they did so. As PopDex writes: "This bookmarklet can be used to get the Popdex citations for whatever page that you are viewing at the time."
WAYPATH - essentially a DOCUMENT RELATIONSHIP SEARCH
Waypath can be dragged to your menu links toobar so you have it available for instant access. Waypath allows you to search blogs for particular subject postings by entering either Keywords or a URL in the search box.
Note that the clickable scroll on the drop-down box offers BOTH of these options.
Waypath describes its method of working as follows:
"Waypath's Related Weblog Navigation engine analyzes weblog entries to determine their core conceptual makeups, compares them with one another to find out how related they are, and presents you with its best guess as to what's related to your original input. This is done all automatically, using available technology."
First enter your weblog URL, then click Waypath It! and Waypath looks for weblog entries which touch upon subjects related to those to which you have posted on your blog.
You must enter a VALID URL or you will get a text-based ERROR page.
If you search by "Keyword" topic rather than URL, you have to scroll the search box drop-down list to "Keywords". Now enter e.g. "patent law" and you get ca. 3000 entries. Too many. Enter e.g. "patent law Eolas" and it becomes a manageable ca. 150 hits.
Note that these hits are distinctively different than what search engines such as Google or AllTheWeb produce with the same search words.
The only problem I have found with Waypath is that it is agonizingly slow - perhaps it is used by too many people and the servers are unable to handle the load?
Posted by Andis Kaulins at 11/03/2003 09:56:00 PM
Saturday, November 01, 2003
Via Blogcount I was led to Darren Rowse's Living Room : A Space for Life blog and his posting Blog Statistic - Length of Stay, analyzing blogs whose site statistics are monitored by Site Meter.
He has many interesting things on his site.
For example, he cites to a list of "god blogs" at Blogs4God for those seeking other "Christian Blogs". This is not my thing - I just note it since there seems to be a lot of this around.
Darren's blogs links are here.
Posted by Andis Kaulins at 11/01/2003 08:52:00 PM
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