3% decrease in Keyword Cost in January
5th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

3% decrease in Keyword Cost in January

Those bloggers utilizing Adsense as an income stream who track their statistics usually notice that the price paid per click fluctuates from month to month. I track my cost per click earnings and it is not unusual to have a 20% drop or rise from one month to the next. ...more
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What is a Blog?
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What is a Blog?

So what is a Blog anyway? I am asked every week via emails, conversation and Instant Messaging chats to define: ‘what is a blog’. If you’re reading this you may well be asking the same question. There are a number of ways I could answer this question ranging from the ...more
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Hopes of a Professional Blogger
5th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

Hopes of a Professional Blogger

When I asked readers at for questions for my upcoming interviews with Professional bloggers – Bobby Masteria asked: ‘Ask long time probloggers what have been their fears, hopes and expectations.’ I’ve written about my expectations and fears and now thought I’d turn to hopes. 1. Internet usage is booming. The ...more
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SEO Techniques
4th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

SEO Techniques

Tanya at SEO and Affiliate marketing blog is writting a well thought out series of posts on Search engine Optimization which so far has four steps to it. Step 1 – Picking a domain name Step 2 – Research your niche or theme Step 3 – Building your site template ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Fears of a Professional Blogger
4th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

Fears of a Professional Blogger

When I asked readers for questions for my upcoming interviews with Professional bloggers – Bobby Masteria asked: ‘Ask long time probloggers what have been their fears, hopes and expectations.’ I previously answered the expectations part of this question – now I’ll turn to ‘fears’ Fears: I don’t really have too ...more
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Could AdSense direct deposits be around the corner? – JenSense.com
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Could AdSense direct deposits be around the corner? – JenSense.com

Jen at JenSense observes that the new referal program from Adsense seems to be set up to pay out using direct deposit. She hypothesizes that perhaps this is an indication that direct deposit payments might be coming. This would be a massive relief to many publishers using the system who ...more
Adsense
Do you start blogs for Passion or Money?
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Do you start blogs for Passion or Money?

When I asked readers over at ProBlogger what they’d like to ask professional bloggers Hashim asked: ‘Ask them do they choose topics they personally enjoy or just what will make the most money’ Good question – I’ll ask those I interview but will answer for myself here.
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2005 Business Blogging Awards are Back
3rd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 1

2005 Business Blogging Awards are Back

After some big problems with their voting system the Business Blogging Awards are back up and running. This time around it seems that the voting is working nicely. You can place a vote for my little site here in the Best Overall Blog category if you so desire – although ...more
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Open Mike on Blog Design
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Open Mike on Blog Design

I’m going to open up the comments on this post for anyone to say anything they like on the topic of blog design. I spent half an hour or so today looking through the blogs nominated for this year’s Bloggies awards. I was particularly looking through them with an eye ...more
Blog Design