MyBlogLog and Social Networking for Blogs

by Stephen Pitts on January 11, 2007

MyBlogLog was acquired by Yahoo! to add to their other recent acquisitions in social communities (flickr and del.icio.us).

Loren Baker at Search Engine Journal recently wrote a very good piece on it an I would like to share part of her description with you:

What is MyBlogLog?
MyBlogLog is a hybrid between a blog analytics solution and a social networking environment which has recently swept the blogging world by storm. A ‘MySpace for bloggers’, MyBlogLog lets registered members congregate around communities set up by those members or the blog owners themselves.

Danny Sullivan also wrote a great piece over at Search Engine Land.

Others have already started exploiting the Social Tagging Portal.

So, I guess it comes down to, why should I care?

It strengthens the idea that Yahoo is moving into a more social network. If you are in business, relationships are important and relationships built in a social environment, typically, are stronger than those when the two parties have no exposure to one another. For everyone else, it is a way of networking with other people with the same or comparable interests.

SEO implications are that you can engage with others that may never have heard of you, pick up a few readers here and there and might even lead to some links. This can also give new insight into user behavior, they are watching you, and a new topic on the horizon, Social “TrustRank.” SEObytheSea has a few posts on the subject, check here, here and here.

What are your thoughts? Feel free to leave me your feedback.

Keith February 18, 2007 at 5:20 pm

Seeing as Yahoo has lost of revenue to Google and it’s aquisitions (my space, youtube), it’s just common sense. Social networking and book marking is the future of the internet.

pittfall February 25, 2007 at 3:56 pm

Keith,

Thanks for the comment. I do think that social networking and book marking, or tagging, will become more important in the new future of the internet, however, I do not feel that they will be the only future, rather, play an important role. The one thing that will be important to understand, the only way they will become influential is if the engines adjust their algorithms to account for these new options and how much authority they will give them.

Here’s looking for the future!

Cheers

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