Several SEO websites are reporting that Yahoo-owned Del.icio.us has blocked some search engine spiders from accessing certain links on del.icio.us. A couple of people tested this theory by trying Del.icio.us page accesses using a faked User-Agent value and were denied.
On the flipside, Andy Beard is blocking Googlebot. Specifically, he’s blocking paid reviews posted on his site from being indexed by Google. He apparently feels that Google’s preference for all of us to use “no follow” on any link that has been purchased is not the answer.
Paid reviews are, for some, a supplement to remarkable content. If you’re just starting to build remarkable content, check out these proven headline templates.
Of course, remarkable content should include multimedia such as video. DailyMotion is now offering HD embeds, which you might want to use in a video marketing campaign.
Though no matter how much remarkable content you have, if you don’t join social media sites to help promote, it’s unlikely your site’s profile will increase before blogger’s depression sets in. On the other hand, you might make too many online friends and be overwhelmed with requests for social loving.
Follow-Up: Encounter the Yahoo! del.icio.us blocking policy
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I always recommend to users to send their del.icio.us feed(s) through FeedBurner for promoting and pinging reasons. No feed flare no nothing. Just promotion via ping servers.
If Yahoo blocks other SEs then FB is a must!
Reason: FB stores a copy of the feed