Why Blogging is Like Having a Child
3rd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Why Blogging is Like Having a Child

Jennifer Rice over at What’s Your Brand Mantra? posts a good article on her Link Policy and Building Traffic that is worth a read. The phrase that got my attention though was this – ‘Maintaining a blog is a lot like having a child’. She qualifies it by stating that ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blog Money Experiment
3rd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Blog Money Experiment

There is an interesting blog being developed over at the Blog Money Experiment where an anonymous blogger (referring to himself as ‘the blog experimenter’) is keeping a behind the scenes diary of his quest to earn a few dollars from their blogging. They have started another blog which they refer ...more
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Positioning your Adsense Ads II
3rd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 13

Positioning your Adsense Ads II

Once again the response to my post yesterday to Positioning your Adsense Ads has been quite amazing as people have emailed and left comments asking for further details of what the ‘secret position’ is to place ads on a blog that will magically double earnings overnight. Perhaps I’ve created a ...more
Adsense
Positioning your Adsense Ads
2nd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 39

Positioning your Adsense Ads

The amazing thing about the Adsense advertising system is how one simple change in positioning of your ads can have a profound impact upon the earnings you receive from it. I still remember a fateful night about 8 months ago when I learnt this lesson and doubled my income overnight ...more
Adsense
Weblogs, Inc. – Focus Ads
2nd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Weblogs, Inc. – Focus Ads

Weblogs Inc are taking blog advertising in a new direction with their Focus Ads which invite their readers to leave a comment on advertisers (you can see one here). Its an interesting concept that they are promoting as adding to their transparency in advertising. Here’s what they say about it. ...more
Advertising
blo.gs for sale
2nd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 5

blo.gs for sale

I just spotted that blo.gs is for sale. They don’t really have an asking price so make them an offer. The sale includes sale of: the blo.gs domain name (and all subdomains) the weblo.gs domain name the database of blogs (and related databases) all rights to the blo.gs software The ...more
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Duplicate Posting and Free Articles = Duplicate Content
2nd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Duplicate Posting and Free Articles = Duplicate Content

I’ve noticed a growing trend among bloggers who have multiple blogs to post the same post numerous times in different places. I can see why such a practice might seem tempting: it cuts down the work you have to do (two for the energy of one) it increases the chance ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Yahoo’s Contextual Ads in testing
2nd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Yahoo’s Contextual Ads in testing

Waxy.org things they’ve stumbled upon a new Contextual Ads program from Yahoo for small publishers. They write: ‘Ken Rudman is a product manager at Yahoo-owned Overture, and his blog features contextual Overture ads throughout. His homepage shows the vertical two-ad format, monthly archives show a three-ad horizontal format, and individual ...more
General
Seeking Bloggers Expressions of Interest
1st of March 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Seeking Bloggers Expressions of Interest

Would you like to earn an income from blogging? Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed by tackling it alone? Would you like to work with other experienced bloggers on a niche topic blog? The Breaking News Blog collective is seeking expressions of interest in new niche blogs – you could ...more
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