Akismet is Comment Spam protection service from Automattic. Akismet is primarily used as plugin for Wordrpress, but can also be used on number of web publishing platforms. Need convincing to install Akismet, head on to the Stat. Akismet protects you from Spam (Orange), while allowing legitimate comments.
You don’t have to transfer your domain registration to Hostmoster, if you just want to host website on hostmonster and leave the registration to original domain registrar.
There have been some discussions in blogsphere about Google trying to compete with Content producers. Knol is Google’s online article publishing service. Anybody can write article for free and earn ad revenue. Knol was recently opened for everybody after being announced last year. Many blogs have reacted strongly (Recently Problogger, Journalistopia, and earlier on Tech Crunch, Search Engine Land), on Google becoming a direct competitor to publishing partners. Is Knol in direct competition with Blogs and Media companies and is it fair?
Google opened Knol to everybody after announcing it last year. Knol is another free web publishing tool in which author can earn ad money. Main point Google is trying to stress here is focus on authors. Moderated collaboration is allowed and encouraged.
With so many CMS around, it can get really confusing to choose the CMS that best fit needs. CMS selections should be done carefully. Here are steps Organizations or individuals should take while choosing CMS.
There is huge number of Content Management System available today and many more entering the market. Some of them are free and open source while others are propriety and commercial. Some of them target a small niche content type while others try to target everything.
CMS (Content Management System) is a software (or application) that provides a framework to manage website content. Based on the requirements and expectations, CMS can range from a very simple application for managing few static web pages to a very complex application for managing dynamically changing pages, different kind of media files and electronic documents, managing users with varying authority and managing workflow.
Key Advantages of using a CMS are
Here is a Comparison of Squidoo with other publishing platform Squidoo vs Blogging and Squidoo vs Wikipedia?
What is Squidoo?
Squidoo is website that makes it easy for everybody to publish content, articles, ideas, lists, opinion or just everything. Publisher is called Lensmaster. Published web page is called lens. You can add different modules to give your page unique look. Modules can be content modules (Text, Introduction, Photos etc), interaction modules (Comments, Poll, Guest book etc), money making modules (eBay, Amazon, Café Press etc) and modules in other categories. Squidoo splits money from ads and affiliate sales 50-50 with Lensmasters.