Tag Archives: Directories
Throughout 2012, Google made great strides in trimming the garbage from search results, as it moved towards rewarding good content. Truly excellent outcomes, lots of hearty applause!
However, the latest heavy-handed, brutish attack on web directories and those who choose to use to them is both petty and spiteful. It’s unworthy of Google, and is bound to have far-reaching consequences. It’s also totally unnecessary, as an equitable outcome could have been achieved by quietly ignoring any perceived low-value links to websites. Deliberately devaluing websites because of links that Google arbitrarily decides are of low value is overkill. It takes no account of several aspects:
Kim asks: My question has to do with the state of the magazine market now compared with a few years ago. I heard there are fewer magazines: are they hiring fewer freelancers? And with everyone and their grandmothers attempting/pretending to be writers due to lack of jobs with the economy, how do we deal with everyone paying freelancers less now because these people are flooding the market?
Let me address your concerns one at a time. Read more.
The debate about Blogging Vs Journalism is still on. Bloggers claim their blogs are a rich source of information as well as entertainment on the Internet and fit exactly within the journalistic guidelines. The journos lash back saying that dissemination of news and information is solely their arena, which is not to be meddled with.
What is Blogging?