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July 28, 2005
Not The First
Apparently I'm not the first person to criticize Dan Hollings' Blog-Zilla multi-blogging application and I suspect I won't be the last.
Today I discovered a few sites that seem to take Hollings, and Blog-Zilla, to task.
- Plagiarism Made Easier - Or Not? (part 2.) - July 13, 2005
- Killing the Golden Goose - June 17, 2005
- On Blog Plagiarism Software? - July 13, 2005
- Spam Blogs - July 12, 2005 (mostly in German)
- Methods of multi-blogging - "...Sadly BlogZilla doesn't do this and produces very obvious 'cookie cutter' pages."
Who else doesn't like Blog-Zilla? Who does like it? Who's using it? If you've signed up to be a Blog-Zilla customer I'd love to hear from you.
For example, if you're looking for information about "blog-zilla" on Google you'll have to click through dozens of blogs with near identical content to find anything that wasn't posted by Hollings.
Seems like Hollings is proving QBlog's point all by himself.
Talking about fresh can of ass-whooping......
But seriously, I read it somewhere in google's guidline: Do-unto-others ......
E.g. If I am a competitor of Dan Hollings, or one of his blogs. What are my chances of getting good search engine ranking against him then?
It's like Wal-mart advertise on all channels all the time leaving very little time for other ads.
I decided to see what this "blog zilla" was all about. I haven't accepted the offer yet, probably won't, but here's comments from some of the email:
Monthly rates will be $30 mo. for 5 blogs and $1 extra per month for additional blogs above 5. There will be a one time poop-scoop fee for monthly subscribers which helps keep Bloggy's cage clean (under $100). In addition, you will have the option to subscribe on an annual basis for discounted rates and the poop-scoop fee is waived. There should be a plan for every budget."
Here's the kicker..
"BLOG 50+ CLUB
For those planning to run 50 or more blogs, you will automatically (that means at no cost) be a part of Blog-zilla's "Blog 50+ Club," a special group of multi-bloggers that will be granted greater access to Dan Hollings' trainings and expertise. Dan has taught internet marketing classes for years to thousands of online entrepreneurs and businesses for $30 to $250 per class (depending on topic and duration). Blog 50+ Club members will be invite to advanced sessions with Dan Hollings at no additional cost on topics related to blogging and internet marketing in general."
Question: why would someone charge so much for a FREE blogging software? I found a totally free multi blogging software that does something similar and probably far easier:
Best of all it's FREE!(they do take some small donations if you like the software) highly recommended.
I'd never personally even attempt doing something like this blog-zilla. This would be pure spam. Just thought I'd pass along information...