Carissa's Closet Housekeeping…

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I’ve been hacking away at the again, and wanted to update on a few things.

  1. I’ve FINALLY fixed the issue that’s been driving me batty with the syndication updates getting hung up and some blogspot sources taking hours to get updated. Updates will now happen every60 minutes for each blog.  YAY! (oh and no more memory timeouts)
  2. I would love if the readers of FashionFeedofSL could  show their support of the site by helping with the Alexa ranking. Simply install Alexa toolbar plugin to your web browser. You can find it HERE.

A little explanation about why I’m requesting this:

Alexa is a long established service, which is now owned by Amazon. It works like by recording the web-surfing patterns of a large number of users.

The information on websites visited by the Alexa “panel” of users (who number hundreds of thousands) are recorded in a database, and the information is analysed to come up with data about popularity of websites.

As you might expect, the group of people who have installed the Alexa toolbar is biased towards technology people who run websites.

I use the Alexa toolbar myself as it helps me weed out quality sites from the junk when I’m google searching just about anything. I’ve worked very hard to make FashionFeedofSL the best it can be, and I would love to see the ranking reflect that. Totally up to you, but I thought I might ask!

One last issue that isn’t really optional. When a blogger requests a syndication review, the agreement is that a reciprocal link to the be added to their blogroll. I’ve overlooked this quite a bit when reviewing and adding blogs (usually reminding the requester add the linkback when I notify that they’ve been syndicated).

Today I ran the list of syndicated sites through a reciprocal link checker and was pretty disappointed to find that over 100 blogs were missing a linkback on their site… I’m publishing the list and giving a week to add to their blogroll. At that time, I may contact individuals with a little nudge and give it another week.

After that I will be removing blogs with no link back from syndication. I hate for it to come to that, but I feel it’s a small request in light of the amount of work that goes into maintaining the feed syndications.

EDIT: To clarify, this is the list of syndicated blogs that DO NOT have a link back. If you aren’t on the list, there is nothing for you to change. I’m also updating the list as people contact me about mistakes or after they’ve add FashionFeedofSL to their blog roll.

Written by Carissa Crimson

March 24, 2009 at 2:53 am

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  1. Always have had a side link back to your syndication. Take me off the Naughty LIST!


    March 24, 2009 at 2:47 am

  2. I did I did! I ran the list through a few more checkers and took about 10 off.

    Sorry Truth!! I know you still ❤ me.

    Carissa Crimson

    March 24, 2009 at 2:58 am

  3. done! ❤

    Ana Lutetia

    March 24, 2009 at 3:38 am

  4. sorry done!!

    Thank you for your supporting us bloggers in SL, Carissa *hugs*

    Emi Bade

    March 24, 2009 at 4:47 am

  5. Sorry didn’t know I hadn’t updated I need to go through all the links on the blog there are so many that aren’t valid anymore. You’re added now.

    Hethr Engel

    March 24, 2009 at 5:52 am

  6. I have had a link to your feed since day one, I also even have a category for your feed in every post for the past few weeks.



    March 24, 2009 at 6:31 am

  7. So sorry! I didn’t have any links from my blog but I’ve set them up now 🙂
    Thanks for all the hard work that we benefit so much from! ❤

    Milla Michinaga

    March 24, 2009 at 6:32 am

  8. I’ve added the Fashion Feed now but I wasn’t aware that it was a requirement for being syndicated. I sorry 😦


    March 24, 2009 at 7:28 am

  9. Hi! I have the fashion feed on my blog, but the link on Fashion Feed of my blog is not correct, my blog is:

    While on the sidebar it is wrongly linked to:

    Thank youuU! 🙂

    Mavi Beck

    March 24, 2009 at 11:59 am

  10. so sorry! Thank you for information.

    ChiKa Nubalo

    March 24, 2009 at 1:25 pm

  11. third try lucky i hope…linked back so is all fixed, sorry =/


    March 24, 2009 at 2:31 pm

  12. Thanks Hethr, Aems, Chika, Siddean, Milla, Emi, and Ana! I’m updating the list as people contact me.

    And Sasy, I’m so sorry about the mistake! I used three different reciprocal link verifiers and they all missed the link on you blog. Thank you for letting me know…it sucked to have to publish the whole thing, but it would have taken forever to verify each blog manually. Don’t spank me!

    Carissa Crimson

    March 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm

  13. /me puts away her paddle, you are lucky 😛



    March 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm

  14. Sorryyy! I’ve linked back now 🙂 Also a big thank you from me for all your hard work ❤

    Cleo Carbetta

    March 24, 2009 at 5:49 pm

  15. Hey, Better Imagined has had you linked since before I was listed! It’s on the links page now, under SL Fashion Feeds 😀 <33

    Abra Exonar

    March 30, 2009 at 1:31 pm

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