Blogging and the cost of content – A paper by Trevor Cook
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Blogging and the cost of content – A paper by Trevor Cook

Trevor Cook has just had his paper for the upcoming Blogtalk Downunder conference published on the conference website. I’ve only just started to read and digest it (I’m generally not too goo at reading long papers at this time of the day (I’m better at siestas to be honest) but ...more
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Backpack from 37 Signals
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Backpack from 37 Signals

37 Signals is launching their latest project – Backpack on Tuesday. Whilst the main site doesn’t seem to have gone live yet a number of previews of this new program have been written which you should check out. I been given a bit of an inside look at it by ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
The Power of the Passive Link
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 8

The Power of the Passive Link

Eric Ward at Search Engine Guide writes about the power of the passive inbound link. In short – a passive link is a link you don’t buy, ask for or trade links for. His premise is that passive links are a more powerful type of link than others – especially ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Adsense – Not for Everyone
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Adsense – Not for Everyone

Stephen Baker from the new Blogspotting blog has an example of why some blogs are probably not suitable for using contextual ads on them. He refers to a religious blog that he saw an ad for ‘sexy black singles’. Not that there is anything wrong with sexy black singles being ...more
Adsense
Fastclick Launch Text Ads
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Fastclick Launch Text Ads

An email was just sent out to Fastclick Publishers announcing that their new Text Ad program has just gone live. We have exciting news to announce – we launched our new Text Ads ad format today! Text Ads are the perfect supplement to your current display advertising, using unobtrusive text ...more
Advertising
Google Adsense Local Currency Payments are Here
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Google Adsense Local Currency Payments are Here

Just went down to my PO Box – and my first local currency cheque arrived from Google. Very exciting. Normally when I get a cheque from Google it takes another 6 WEEKS to get it cleared. Today when I go to the bank it should be a few days at ...more
Adsense
Content Blogs versus Syndicate Blogs?
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Content Blogs versus Syndicate Blogs?

Scrivs takes a look at whether its best to write an original content blog or a syndicated (linking to others articles) blog. It is a good question that is well worth thinking through for each of your blogs. My advice is similar to Paul’s – for me it comes down ...more
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Blogging as Farming – How to Grow a Bumper Blogging Crop
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 17

Blogging as Farming – How to Grow a Bumper Blogging Crop

On the weekend I was speaking with a friend, Alex, who is a Farmer about blogging and the more we talked the more we realized that there is a lot of similarities between what we do. I thought I’d rehash some of the main points from our conversation here: Taking ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blog Networks and Blog Ownership
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Blog Networks and Blog Ownership

I’ve been following on with interest and fascination at John Battelle’s emerging FMPublishing project. John is attempting to build a publishing company that focusses upon high quality content (nothing too different so far) that attempts to keep the ownership of that content in the hands of the authors writing for ...more
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