Netscape Bookmarking and PR9 Backlinks Go Bye-bye

by Ed Lau on September 24, 2007

Netscape, Propeller

Well, not exactly. Netscape‘s social bookmarking section is now called I’m not sure I understand the logic behind this but wave goodbye to the free PR9 backlinks, folks. Despite not being all that popular, really, Netscape was a goldmine for bloggers since the “auto-bury” regulations weren’t as strict as Digg so you could just get your friends to help you vote a linkbait post up and get some PR9 link love.

Oh well, all good things must come to an end. There isn’t much point in using Propeller right now since it’s a PR0 and the Google PageRank update seems to be coming at the same time as Guns ‘N Roses’ Chinese Democracy or Duke Nukem Forever. It’ll be done when it’s done!

Oh well, I still get plenty of love from StumbleUpon. Heck, most recently, my post regarding how awesome StumbleUpon is made it to the top of SU and brought in close to 10,000 visitors over the weekend. That in combination with the continued success of my Japadog article (which STILL gets Stumble traffic) brought record numbers of traffic and RSS subscriptions to my blog lately.

So if you’re one of the dudes that made StumbleUpon, if you’re ever in Vancouver, give me a call and I’ll buy you a beer. You’re way better than the jerks at Netscape.

in Tech and the Net

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

ms danielle September 24, 2007 at 8:59 pm

we’ll always have stumbleupon… ;)


krillz September 25, 2007 at 5:43 am

hmm don’t know why but that propeller symbol got me thinking of the swastika.


Michael Kwan September 25, 2007 at 10:20 pm

Wow, that can’t be a good association.


derek September 25, 2007 at 9:56 am

I have to agree with you that SU seems to be the most reliable for bringing in a nice increase of traffic and it seems that SU users convert into regular readers better than some of the other social media sites.


krillz September 25, 2007 at 1:01 pm

indeed the community on stuble upon, seems more targeted.
The other ones are just a mess right now, it seems that most of the members there just decide whether to vote up or down something based on the title alone.


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