New Gawker Media Blogs Launch
31st of January 2005 Darren Rowse 1

New Gawker Media Blogs Launch

Gawker Media today are releasing two new blogs (currently password protected but about to go live). They are Gridskipper, a travel related blog, and Lifehacker, a blog about software downloading and time saving. Both of these new blogs already have corporate sponsorship (Sony for Lifehacker and Cheaptickets for Gridskipper). MediaDailyNews ...more
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Making chunks of change from Blogging
31st of January 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Making chunks of change from Blogging

There is a good basic article over at Emerging Technology – Discover Magazine about how people are making money from their blogs. Its a good summary of the emerging trend of bloggers to monetize their blogs and largely focuses upon the Adsense method and whilst most ProBloggers won’t learn much ...more
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How to Research a Profitable Blog Topic
31st of January 2005 Darren Rowse 6

How to Research a Profitable Blog Topic

A while back when I asked you what you’d like to ask professional bloggers in my upcoming interview series MM asked: ‘I want to know what kind of research they did before they jumpstart a new blog. How do they gauge the “marketability” or earning potential of a new topic?’ ...more
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Search Engine Optimization for Blogger Blogs
31st of January 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Search Engine Optimization for Blogger Blogs

Wayne has been posing hard til it hurts over at Search Engine Journal where he’s just written a series of excellent Seach Engine Optimization (SEO) posts on optimizing your Blogger Blog. It is a series in four parts (so far): – Search Engine Optimization and Blogger Blogs Part One – ...more
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Third Party Blogging – Charge Out Rates
30th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Third Party Blogging – Charge Out Rates

Today I received another email from a company wanting to know how much I would charge to write a blog for them. It seems to be a semi regular (and increasing request that I get). I’m very interested in developing and maintaining blogs for others but am at a bit ...more
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Make Money off Your Blog
30th of January 2005 Darren Rowse

Make Money off Your Blog

Washington Post has an article today about making money off a blog. Their tips are pretty predictable and basic and centre around Adsense, Blog ads, Affiliates, Donations and Merchandising. Nothing too new there but interesting to see another article about blogging (pro blogging at that) in a bigger news outlet. ...more
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Tell me what you want, what you really really want
29th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Tell me what you want, what you really really want

ProBlogger is entering into a time of change. I’m approaching my 500th post on the blog after a few months of writing and the time has come to up the anti and take things to the next level in terms of design, content and focus. As part of this I ...more
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The Entrepreneurial Blog Glenn Fleishman
29th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 1

The Entrepreneurial Blog Glenn Fleishman

Glenn Fleishman over at GlennLog has just posted a link to an audio (and visuals of his powerpoint) at Business Blogging Summit which currently really enjoying listening to. His main headings were. Obsess Exhaust Report Choose Expand Earn Populate Perform Let me just mention a few points he makes within ...more
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The Benefits of having a country Top Level Domain
29th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 2

The Benefits of having a country Top Level Domain

Lee Johnson has a good article pointing out some of the Benefits of having a country Top Level Domain ie a .uk, or .au domain name: ‘Most of the large search engines will give you a higher search ranking for a site that has the tld of the searchers country. ...more
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