SEO, Blogs & Links : Interview with Best of the Web (BOTW)
Aaron Wall, new owner and Editor of Threadwatch.org, blogger and defender of SEOBook, and occassional Search Engine Journal contributor, interviewed Greg of the Best Of The Web directory on blogs, directories, and blackjack.
Best Of The Web, BOTW, also recently launched a directory initiative to include quality active blogs which are older than 6 months; Blogs.BOTW.org. Aaron speaks with Greg about the new BOTW task:
The guys who run the BOTW directory are some of the most fun people to hang out with at the search conferences. I have hung out with them a few times, and while playing blackjack with Greg I promised to interview him about BOTW. So here goes…
You recently added a blogs directory to BOTW. What are your favorite blogs?
We launched the BOTW Blog Directory at PubCon, Vegas. We worked on transitioning it for a couple of months, and decided that PubCon would be an ideal place to launch the new product. We had previously maintained the blog listings in their own category within the BOTW Directory, but we felt that blogs as a medium were distinct enough that they warranted a separate structure. Additionally, the search functionality of the Blog Directory (release date Jan 1) is a tag driven, post search, while the search at BOTW Directory is a site and description based algorithm. So, they needed to stand apart.
My favorite (outside of ones we own) business blogs are some of the industry standards – threadwatch, matt cutts, jeremy zawondy. On a personal side, my current feeds include: ZNet Blogs , WatchBlog, – mostly political and activist blogs.
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