MyBlogLog has become a very influential aspect of SMO, social media optimization. What is SMO?
Social Media Optimization (SMO) is a way to optimize web sites so they would be more easily connected or interlaced with online communities and community websites, also called social media sites. Methods of SMO include adding RSS feeds, adding a “Digg This” button, and incorporating third party community functionalities like Flickr photo slides and galleries or YouTube videos. Social media optimization is a form of search engine marketing. Wikipedia
Since announcing their first community manager, Robyn Tippins, MyBlogLog has been building better usability and features for bloggers and reinforcing the online community that is MyBlogLog. As they have added new features, such as tagging and becoming more vocal about top users of the online community, to their visitor reporting and widget of recent readers, MyBlogLog is quickly becoming a valuable resource for finding, building and maintaining an online community that is at the root of SMO.
If you are not using MBL to improve your SMO efforts, Kyle Eslick has a valuable guide to getting started with MBL. Definitely worth checking out.
Yahoo has also started a suggestion board to hear from users specifically about the MBL portal. They seem dedicated to improving their portal…