Blog Consulting – What’s that?
3rd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Blog Consulting – What’s that?

Jeremy has a good post over at InsideBlogging answering the question – ‘what does a Blog Consulting Company do?‘ which is well worth the read if you’re thinking about engaging a blog consultant or if you’re interested in becoming one.
Business Blogging
Google Backlink Update: Feb 05
3rd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Google Backlink Update: Feb 05

It seems that Google is doing a back link update. I noticed it last night with a rise in my SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) and a corresponding rise in traffic on a couple of my sites. The increased traffic was coming from Google which is usually an indication that ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Google Referral Program
2nd of February 2005 Darren Rowse

Google Referral Program

It looks like Google Adsense are now using a referral affiliate type program whereby if you refer an advertiser that spends at least $20 to Adwords or a publisher that earns $75 with Adsense that you earn a commission ($20). They describe the program as follows: ‘The Google referral program ...more
Adsense
Sony Pays $25,000 a month for Gawker Blog Sponsorship
2nd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Sony Pays $25,000 a month for Gawker Blog Sponsorship

A couple of days ago we mentioned that Gawker had launched two new blogs including Lifehacker – a blog about downloading software and time saving that has been sponsored by Sony. Today Adage (subscription required) announced that that sponsorship is worth around $25,000 per month! Now that is some serious ...more
Pro Blogging News
Yahoo! Blogs
2nd of February 2005 Darren Rowse

Yahoo! Blogs

It looks like Yahoo! have been getting into the blogging thing with the launch of Yahoo! Japan’s Blogs beta. I wonder if we’ll see this rolled out world wide at some point from Yahoo!? The features of what they are offering look pretty comprehensive with them coming complete with RSS ...more
Blog News
How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 3
2nd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 3

How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 3

Coming up with creative and profitable Ideas for blogs sometimes feels more about luck than anything else. But in my experience there is a number of steps you can do to better your chances. This is the third and final part of a series on finding Money making blog ideas. ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blogkits Announce 7 new Banner Ad Sizes
2nd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Blogkits Announce 7 new Banner Ad Sizes

Blog Kits have just released 7 new sizes of banner advertising – designed specifically for bloggers. Whilst I’m surprised that they haven’t gone for some more standard sizes (eg 468 x 60) which would allow them to be used as alternative ads for Adsense, there are a few nice sized ...more
Advertising
How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 2
2nd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 22

How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 2

More and more people are finding ways to make money from blogging but few pro bloggers are making their money from their personal, general themed blogs. In most cases it takes a blog either with a tight niche or fresh idea to make it big in the blogosphere – but ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 1
2nd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 4

How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 1

Susannah linked up to my How to Research a Profitable Blog Topic post and writes: ‘What Darren doesn’t say is just how to come up with those money-making ideas. He’s clearly got the knack of latching onto current issues appropriate for blogs, but not everyone does.’ That got me wondering ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips