How Important are Blog Categories?
29th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 14

How Important are Blog Categories?

Paul Chaney asks if Categories are important to a blog? ‘How important are categories when it comes to blogging? For example, popular blog platform Blogger doesn’t even offer them, something I think is a flaw in their design. In my opinion, categories are very important and for a number of ...more
Pro Blogging News
Google Page Rank Gone?
29th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Google Page Rank Gone?

Discussion forums around the web today are buzzing with talk of major problems (or are they just changes) at Google. Earlier in the day Google’s cache server was down and more recently people have started noticing Page Rank has disappeared on many sites – including Google itself. Of course this ...more
Search Engine Optimization
ProBlogger Network Guest Blogging Developments
28th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 8

ProBlogger Network Guest Blogging Developments

I’ve been quiet today here at ProBlogger because I’ve spent the day getting my blogs ready for me not being around for 4 weeks in June. As I mentioned a week or so back – I am attempting to put at least one guest blogger on each of my blogs ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Volvo’s $60,000 Sponsorship of AutoBlog Podcast
28th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Volvo’s $60,000 Sponsorship of AutoBlog Podcast

Business Week reports that Volvo are buying into a $60,000 sponsorship with Weblogs Inc’s new Autoblog podcast. This sponsorship will be for the first six months of this new podcast and is the biggest podcast sponsorship that I’ve noticed so far.
Pro Blogging News
Should Bloggers Learn about Change Management?
28th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Should Bloggers Learn about Change Management?

The debate continues over full feeds or excerpt feeds. Robert Scoble is de-listing Chris Pirillo and Chris Pirillo tells him (in an indirect way – along with everyone else who has de-listed him) to kiss his ASCII. I run 20 blogs which between then have thousands of RSS subscribers – ...more
Pro Blogging News
Adsense ‘Choose Your Own Ad’ Feature Being Tested Further
27th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Adsense ‘Choose Your Own Ad’ Feature Being Tested Further

It looks like Google are testing on a wider level the features I noticed back in October on one of their test bed sites. 1871 Media has noticed ads that allow readers of your blog to change the ads viewed to ones of a new topic. It’s surprising on some ...more
Adsense
Marketing Sherpa Readers Choice Blog Awards
27th of May 2005 Darren Rowse

Marketing Sherpa Readers Choice Blog Awards

Marketing Sherpa is running their 2005 Readers’ Choice Blog Awards with a great selection of marketing, PR type blogs to choose from.
Pro Blogging News
Blogging and podcasting in Australia
27th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Blogging and podcasting in Australia

Just yesterday I was looking at domain names for a blog about Australian Blogging – I was toying with the idea of inviting a few prominent Australian bloggers together in a group blog to help raise the profile of blogging in Australia (as well as our own). Today Trevor Cook ...more
Blog News
Extreme Niche Blogging
27th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 17

Extreme Niche Blogging

Aussie photographer Pete Walsh has taken niche blogging to a whole new level and has started a blog on one of the narrowest topics that I’ve seen a blogger tackle. His topic – the Epson Stylus Pro 4800 printer. Peter upgraded his printer to this new model and is documenting ...more
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