Are You an Oldschool Blogger/Webmaster? Take The Quiz

By Daniel Scocco

Recently I was thinking about how much the blogging and Internet marketing scene has changed over the past years. Most of the services and tools I used eight years ago are gone. Some websites that were huge are now struggling to stay alive. So on and so forth.

That’s why I decided to create the quiz below. Take it and see how many oldschool points you get!

1. Have you submitted sites to Dmoz?
1 point if you have

2. Did any of your sites got listed?
1 point if it did

3. Did you get listed on Yahoo! Business Directory?
1 point if you did

4. Did you use the Alexa browser extension to improve your rankings?
1 point if you did

5. Did you check the Technorati Top 100 regularly?
1 point if you did

6. Did you hang out on DigitalPoint?
1 point if you did

7. Can you name 3 blog networks that were active back in the day?
1 point if you can

8. Did you have an user account on Digg?
1 point if you did

9. What about on Del.icio.us?
1 point if you did

10. Did you ever get a story to the front page of either site?
1 point if you have

11. Do you know who Steve Pavlina is?
1 point if you do

12. Did you display your Feedburner count with a widget?
1 point if you did

13. Did you use Yahoo! Publisher Network to monetize your site?
1 point if you did

14. Did you use a browser toolbar to check the PageRank of your sites?
1 point if you did

15. Did you know when PageRank updates were getting rolled out by Google?
1 point if you did

16. Did you use Google AdSense for Feeds?
1 point if you did

17. Did you made money with the AdSense referral program?
1 point if you did

18. Do you know the name of the CMS developed by SixApart?
1 point if you do

19. Did you have a user account on SlashDot?
1 point if you did

20. Did you participate in a banner exchange network?
1 point if you did




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6 Responses to “Are You an Oldschool Blogger/Webmaster? Take The Quiz”

  • Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Daniel,

    I have to answer yes to a few.

    Yep, I know who Steve Pavlina is too. That’s the thing; if you’re at this game long enough you’ll be calling yourself an old hat by racking up the points on this quiz.

    I do recall the days where listing your blog in directories was the biggest of deals. It was like manna from heaven.

    I also posted the Alexa Tool Bar on 2 of my blogs to bump up my score.

    Wow, those were the days.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane Daniel.

    I’ll tweet this in a bit.

    Ryan

  • Kostas Chiotis

    Hi Daniel. I have to admit to scoring a good number of points, but with some of these techniques I say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

  • Steve B

    I scored 12. I could have thought of some other questions to prove you are old school.

    Such as:

    Did you run a web directory or did you used to submit to a bunch of web directories?

    Did you do link exchanges?

    And, if you want to go way back: Did you ever add your links to a link farm?

    Daniel, what is your username at DP? I been a member since 2006.

  • Manik

    Hi Daniel,
    Thanks for the great list of Oldschool blogger/webmaster. I got score 13 out of 20 and I think day-by-day, i’ll be better. 🙂

  • Chandran

    Thanks for sharing this Daniel, I got 11 out of 20, I want to make it better.

  • Tiyo Kamtiyono

    I only answer yes at 4 of those questions but i feel that I have been blogging long enough.
    Next time you need to make a poll about how new we are into blogging Daniel 🙂

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