MyBlogLog is Toast (since Yahoo took it over)

Sorry folks, but if you’re used to seeing your photo pop up on the right hand side of this blog (courtesy of myBlogLog) – you’ve been dumped. Nothing personal, but you weren’t really coming here to see your photo, were you?
MyBlogLog Logo

Main reason for dumping myBlogLog is that it now uses the Yahoo single sign in. Spent 5 mins trying to link it to myBlogLog account, then gave up (I’ve better things to do). It just shows you how a big company (Yahoo) can buy a startup (myBlogLog) for it’s user base, then have them all run away elsewhere with just one clunky move.

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8 comments

  1. BeachBum · October 19, 2007

    I didn’t have any problems connecting my accounts. Don’t give up, just email support.

    Of all the Social Networks, MyBlogLog is the only one I visit daily.

    BeachBum

  2. admin · October 19, 2007

    Like most Web users; I’m fickle. If it doesn’t work 1st time and it’s not a *core* application (like google apps), then Adios!

    Paul

  3. Ian Kennedy · October 22, 2007

    Hi Paul,

    I’m really sorry you had trouble merging accounts and sorry to see you go. It wasn’t supposed to be difficult, if you find the time, I’d be curious to know exactly what was causing you trouble.

    Ian
    Product Manager, MyBlogLog

  4. admin · October 22, 2007

    Ian,

    Thanks for the message, and I’m impressed that somebody from Yahoo / MyBlogLog is still monitoring what the community is saying about them.

    Main reason for dumping myBlogLog is usability of my own blog; people come for the content ; photos while nice, just get in the way!

    Paul

  5. Alastair McDermott · October 26, 2007

    The changeover was irritating but I decided to stick with them – there’s plenty of sites out there still using them.

  6. admin · October 26, 2007

    Alastair,

    Is myBlogLog a good thing from an SEO point of view?

    Paul

  7. Alastair McDermott · October 26, 2007

    It’s not great for SEO strictly (i.e. linkbuilding) but it certainly can help drive traffic to your site. A lot of blog owners that you’ve visited automatically go and look at their visitors MBL page and often on to the site.

  8. Alastair McDermott · October 26, 2007

    (Clarification: when I say not great for linkbuilding I mean that there’s no way to create lots of backlinks from mybloglog.com. Of course you might receive lots of links from MBL members sites if they like your stuff!)

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