Should Google be the Blogosphere’s Ad Agency?
8th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Should Google be the Blogosphere’s Ad Agency?

Jeff Jarvis has an interesting post titled Should Google be the citizens’ ad agency? where he questions whether Google is the best ‘ad agency’ for citizens media and writes: ‘But it makes me wonder whether we’re foolish letting Google be our ad sales agent. For Google undersells the value of ...more
Adsense
Are Google paying out less to Adsense Publishers?
7th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Are Google paying out less to Adsense Publishers?

Om Malik has an interesting post looking at the record earnings that Google have been reporting (largely due to their earnings from Adwords) but the apparent decreases in payments that they are making to publishers. ‘Intrigued, I looked up some of the SEC filings and discovered that for past four ...more
Adsense
ProBlogger Changes
7th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 3

ProBlogger Changes

Thank you to all the well wishers who have stopped by in the past 24 hours to check out the new home of ProBlogger. Many thanks to those of you who have already changed your links to our new URL and RSS feed. I was expecting to loose a certain ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Questions for ProBloggers
7th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 32

Questions for ProBloggers

Are you starting, or thinking of starting, a commercial blog? Do you have a question that you’ve been trying to figure out around some of the topics of ProBlogging? Feel free to submit your question for ProBloggers in comments below and I’ll try to get back to you with an ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Ask Jeeves Buys Bloglines
6th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

Ask Jeeves Buys Bloglines

Napsterization breaks the big news that Ask Jeeves is buying Bloglines! The news will be announced on Monday according to the report. This is pretty big news and is just another example of how blogging and RSS technology is making it to the mainstream. The interest will now be in ...more
Pro Blogging News
WordPress 1.5 Gamma – Review
6th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

WordPress 1.5 Gamma – Review

Weblog Tools Collection has a good review of the soon to be released (I hope) WordPress version 1.5. The review is glowing and leaves me hanging to see what it is like for myself. I’ve recently moved a number of my blogs (including this one) to WordPress (1.2) and found ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Welcome to a New Look ProBlogger
6th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Welcome to a New Look ProBlogger

Congratulations – you’ve found your way to a new look ProBlogger in its new home at ProBlogger.net. I started ProBlogger last September as a place to keep a record of the lessons that I learnt from blogging both for myself and for those I knew who were trying to make ...more
ProBlogger Site News
RSS ads in Boing Boing
6th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 1

RSS ads in Boing Boing

One of the biggest blogs going around, Boing Boing, has decided to experiment with RSS ads in their feeds. They publish their full content in RSS and have placed ads on every third ad using the contextual ad service being tested by Feedburner and Overture (not available to the public ...more
RSS
Does Frequent Posting Boost Traffic?
5th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Does Frequent Posting Boost Traffic?

Susannah is tracking if her blog’s traffic levels correlate with her levels of posting and writes: ‘Generally speaking, it looks like the theory of more posts = more traffic holds true, but of course what the logs don’t tell you is that on the days I was posting a lot ...more
Blog Promotion