Two-and-a-half years ago I signed up with Threadwatch.org as one of the site’s first users — account #21 is mine. I liked the way Nick Wilson & Co. scoured the forums and blogs, and posted the best stuff they found. It was like having a personal reading valet doing the legwork for me. “Less noise, more signal” was the perfect tagline.
Threadwatch has changed owners and focus since then (tagline’s the same), while at the same time, there are more SEO/SEM forums and blogs to read than ever. That’s not a good combination. Lucky for me (and you), Barry Schwartz recently hired Tamar Weinberg, and part of her work is doing what Threawatch used to do: scour the forums so we don’t have to. Here’s a handful of recent posts on Search Engine Roundtable recapping forum discussions I would’ve missed otherwise:
- How Do You Obtain Links from .edu Sites?
- Impact of Changing Registrar Data on Search Rankings
- Are Directories Useful for Search Engine Optimization? Which are Ideal?
- What To Do When Your In House SEO Goes Bad? (Barry posted that one)
- Ethical Link Building Incentives
Good stuff, and it’s great to see someone doing this again. It’s not like Search Engine Roundtable needs my endorsement, but I did want to say a public “thanks” to Tamar and Barry for making SEO life just a little easier.