Open To Suggestions: Things To Improve, Change or Remove in 2007

Dec 21, 2006 • 12:25 pm | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Blog Administration

Much of what I cover and write about every day is inspired and tailored to you guys. The design, the emails, the RSS feeds, the categories and tagging are all done to help improve the accessibility of the content and our buzz coverage.

I figured the new year is almost here, so it is a good time to open things up to suggestions from the readers again.

Please feel free to comment below or email me at to make suggestions, comments, and bug reports for the Search Engine Roundtable.

We will listen to all your submitted feedback, because you make this site what it is.

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Michael Martinez

12/21/2006 08:41 pm

My only complaint is that it seems to take forever for comments to post. It would be nice if the site didn't cause my browser windows to hang. And maybe you could do a little writing about some of the newer, smaller forums, even if they are only covering issues being raised in the larger forums. Help people see the community is larger than it seems. SEORefugee is a nice place, for example. I realize you only have so much time in the day, but maybe you can recruit some help to cover the smaller forums. (Not me, sorry.)

Barry Schwartz

12/21/2006 09:06 pm

I'll see what I can do about comments, they are always a challenge. - Do not require registration - Huge spam filters (take time to work) - Comment spam filtering can slow the commenting process - But something needs to be done.... Smaller forums has presented a huge challenge to me. I try to recruit new talent but it doesn't always work, as you know. I also suggest people submit threads at the link above, no one ever does. Four forums per day is a huge undertaking for me. Ill do my best to add more...


12/22/2006 02:49 am

"I also suggest people submit threads at the link above, no one ever does." I never noticed it till you mentioned it Barry. I usually ignore everything above the post date and anything in the left sidebar.

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12/22/2006 04:06 am

The site is a gem of useful, updated information - that would certainly take much longer to find. The writing style is concise and to the point. The commenters appear to be good natured and intelligent - none of the visciousness that appears on some blogs. It is easy to see the hard work that constantly goes into maintaining this blog. ======================================= Aesthically, there could be an occassional use of dark colored fonts in the Titles and posts. From a Layout perspective, not having a preview section of the latest comments is a tremendous lost. This not only allowed commenters to get some highly valuable spidering (if they chose to use a linked username) - but one could easily browse that column without leaving the homepage. Also, it would be wonderful if the blog could share its stats - even if just for one month, using the free version of sitemeter Also, consider becoming apart of the MyBlogLog community ======================================= But all in all, the blog is essential reading for anyone, and the forum continues to be a reflection of the readers of the blog.

Barry Schwartz

12/22/2006 11:03 am

You can see the 30 most recent comments by clicking on the link on the left hand side or visiting I doubt we will share stats, it doesnt make for a better blog imo. Comments are currently slow enough, adding that feature will slow things down more, no?

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