How Frequently Should You Post?
29th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 11

How Frequently Should You Post?

There is a great podcast over at View from the Isle – The Inaugral Business Blog Roundtable – on the topic of ‘how frequently should you post’ on your blog. It think its a great idea for a Pocast – in a sense its taking the idea of niche blogging ...more
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Text Link Pricing Criteria
28th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Text Link Pricing Criteria

Search Engine Journal has a good post on how to work out how much to charge for text ads on your blog. It comes at a perfect time for me as I’ve had a number of emails recently from webmasters asking how much I charge for links. The article suggests ...more
Advertising
Where’s the Content?
28th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Where’s the Content?

Sometimes its easy to get so carried away with earning money on your blog that your content can become secondary to everything else. I’ve had (and probably fallen for) this kind of temptation myself – but think its probably the blog and your readers who suffer most for it. I ...more
Blog Design
Why Adsense is Not Suitable for All Blog Topics
28th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 27

Why Adsense is Not Suitable for All Blog Topics

One of the most striking things that hit me in my analysis of the 30 most visited blogs at Truth Laid Bear was the small number of blogs using the Adsense program. Only 8 of the 30 (26%) had any Adsense ads on their pages – most instead opting for ...more
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Google AdSense for RSS running at Weblogs, Inc.
28th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Google AdSense for RSS running at Weblogs, Inc.

Jason writes that they have been accepted into the testing program of Google Adsense ads in RSS feeds. Lucky things! I’m not bitter though after my own rejection – sniff sniff. Well not too bitter. thanks to Mike for the tip Update: in spotting some of their ads in their ...more
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Fastclick add Text Ads
28th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Fastclick add Text Ads

Yesterday Google announced it was going into CPM advertising and expanding opportunities for advertisers to use banner ads – today one of the big banner ad providers, Fastclick, add to their website that they are getting into Text Ads. Found via Thread Watch
Advertising
How the Most Highly Visited Blogs Earn Money
28th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 58

How the Most Highly Visited Blogs Earn Money

update: How to blogs earn money? For more information on this topic check out ProBlogger the Book. Yesterday I spent the afternoon wading through some of the most highly visited blogs going around at Truth Laid Bear’s Traffic Ranking page which ranks those blogs with Sitemeter statistics. I quite often ...more
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Adsense RSS Ad Testing Rejection
27th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Adsense RSS Ad Testing Rejection

I thought I’d try my luck and drop the team at Google’s Adsense an email to ‘offer my services’ as a tester for their RSS ad program. Of course I wasn’t expecting an affirmative response but thought I’d test my birthday luck. The response was to be expected: Hello Darren, ...more
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Adsense Ads – Which Position Works Best?
27th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Adsense Ads – Which Position Works Best?

Google have added a heatmap to their Optimization Tips page to give publishers a few clues as to what positions on your site might be best for Adsense Ads (darker colors are best performing positions). Nice how they designed this in ProBlogger Colours by the way You’ll notice from the ...more
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