Why you shouldn’t use Blogrolling.com
Java Script, Page Rank and Linking Explained:
The blog tip that I’m going to tell you here will get a lot of people’s dander up, but unfortunately sometimes you have to cruel to be kind. There are a lot of bloggers out there who use blogrolling.com and I cringe every time that I see it.
Now don’t get me wrong. Blogrolling is a great service. It makes it easy to add links to your favorite blog friends without having to mess very much with your templates and HTML. All you have to do is add a little script and voila - your blogroll appears like magic. To update just go into your blogrolling account and add the new links there. Very cool.
But unfortunately there is one major drawback - it doesn’t help the sites that you are linking to. What I’m talking about is pagerank with the search engines.
|“The heart of our software is PageRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by our founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University. And while we have dozens of engineers working to improve every aspect of Google on a daily basis, PageRank continues to provide the basis for all of our web search tools.PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B.”|