Category Archives: Friends

Add Popular Feed to Your Blog’s Sidebar

For a limited time, is offering free membership in the Friends of for six months. In order to qualify, a blog should include the popular articles feed in a prominent location on the page’s sidebar. For blogs … Continue reading

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Install the Blogroll

One of the best ways for Friends of to share links and ensure they are getting the most out of their small membership fee is to install the Blogroll on their blog and encourage others to do the … Continue reading

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Further Improvements

In the last week, I’ve made some programming improvements to which should improve speed when viewing the site directly. I’m still looking for a MySQL “expert” to assist. If you know of anyone, please send her my way. More … Continue reading

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Renew Your Membership in the Friends of!

Maybe you joined the Friends of during last year’s annual campaign. Perhaps you were an early adopter and got your gold star when it was a free option. If so, your membership may be expiring in April. If you … Continue reading

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More Pinging Changes

This will hopefully be the final change to the “pinging” process for a while. When a blog pings to let us know that there is an update to be fetched — a feature available only to Friends of … Continue reading

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Pinging and Using Feedburner

As you may know, Friends of have the option of pinging the server to let the site know when a new entry has been posted. However, when a blogger uses Feedburner, the RSS feed doesn’t always contain the … Continue reading

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Last Few Days of $2 Per Month Membership

If you have not become a member of the Friends of yet and you’ve been meaning too, don’t forget that the monthly price will be raising for non-commercial members on November 1. The link to your blog itself is … Continue reading

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Being a Friend of is a Great Value

Out of curiosity, I logged into LinkWorth to see how much a link on every page within would go for. Take a look at the results and see for yourself:

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Commercial Membership Price Increase

On October 1, the price of Commercial Membership in the Friends of will increase. The price for those bloggers whose blogs implicitly or explicity promote a product or products will see the monthly price increase from $35 to $50. … Continue reading

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PageRank Update for

In the latest Google update, the PageRank for jumped to 6. Friends of will benefit from this update through the direct links to their blogs. If you have not yet become a Friend of, now is a … Continue reading

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