Originally when Threadwatch was created NickW was going to track forums, but quickly found them to be a bit too repetitive & later switched to finding other news sources.
A friend of mine by the name Chris Ridings created a site called Resource Rate, which aimed to use a variety of editors to track SEO forums. It seemed to have quickly faded in popularity.
Another one of my friends, named Eaden, recently lauched SEO Bytes. It is a concept similar to Resource Rate, with a few exceptions:
- No central editors: instead of having central editors the threads are ranked by freshness, number of replies, and recent activity.
- Adjustible scoring: you can chose to place more weight on freshness or recent activity to get the newest threads first. You also can rate up good forums place less weighting on forums you do not like as much.
I believe SEO Bytes stores your settings in a cookie, but some SEO's travel a good bit. A few features I would like to see:
- allow people to log in so their settings work on different computers
- allow me to block all sub forums from a specific forum
- add a few more forums to the list of forums
- if he really wants to put a ton of effort into it ;) allow users to place more weight on thread ratings from friends and allow friends to submit threads for their friends to see
I am fairly certain Eaden will read this post, so please post what you like and what you would like to see at SEO Bytes.
In many industries it is likely that tools such as SEO Bytes will spring up. Sometimes they will have the best value as public research tools, and often if left private they can help some webmasters get the scoops.
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