Adsense Competitive Ad Filter URLs Missing?
26th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Adsense Competitive Ad Filter URLs Missing?

Has anyone else noticed that their Adsense Competitive Ad Filter no longer has any URLs in it? When I last checked there were at least 15 URLs on it – but today I noticed there were none. Two readers have also notified me that they too have noticed this on ...more
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How to Be A More Productive Blogger
26th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 5

How to Be A More Productive Blogger

Keith Robinson has a great post on how to Be A More Productive Blogger. He lists 13 (unlucky for some) points that he has found helpful in successfully creating content. It’s a quality list which I think would be helpful for bloggers big and small. Whilst there isn’t heaps of ...more
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Frequent Short Posts – A Secret of A-List Bloggers Success
25th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 17

Frequent Short Posts – A Secret of A-List Bloggers Success

Tristan Louis at TNL.net does an interesting post today which analyses 5 top blogs (Boing Boing, InstaPundit, Daily Kos, Gizmodo and Engadget) and how frequent and long their posts are. ‘The data became clearer. On that particular day, the top five bloggers created an average of 30 entries, with each ...more
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Jeff Jarvis on About.com
25th of May 2005 Darren Rowse

Jeff Jarvis on About.com

Interesting interview in Business week with Jeff Jarvis this week which examines his move to About.com and how he sees his work there unfolding: ‘Jarvis explained that about 50% of his time will be spent as a consultant on content development at About.com, the service that the New York Times ...more
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Writing Effective Blog Post Titles
25th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Writing Effective Blog Post Titles

Vaspers the Grate has an interesting experiment going looking at the last 5 titles on a variety of his favorite blogs. Steven writes: ‘I’m of the opinion that the title of your post is the most important text of the post. If the post title is not good, many potential ...more
Writing Content
Adsense Gets a Redesign
25th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Adsense Gets a Redesign

The team at Adsense have been busy (as one can tell by my last few posts) – in addition to the icon and combination ads Blog Herald has notice a newly designed ‘Ad Settings’ page. In actual fact a little more digging reveals that they’ve redesigned most of their pages ...more
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Combination Adsense Ads Appearing
25th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Combination Adsense Ads Appearing

There are more reports today from Adsense publishers who are seeing combination ads with both ‘adlink’ ads and normal ‘text ads’ in the same adblock. Quick Online tips talks about it here and Blog Logic here. Here are a couple of screen captures as examples of what people are noticing.
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Blog Pulse Trend Graphs
25th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Blog Pulse Trend Graphs

BlogPulse has developed clickable trend graphs that let you track what is being talked about in the blogosphere. It would be handy for tracking a topic you’re blogging on. For example covering the story of the transition of Popes the following graph shows when the key moments were.
Blogging Tools and Services
Blogging about Products
24th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Blogging about Products

Trevor Cook has an interesting post reflecting upon one of the most highly posts on his blog – a post about ‘Gmail Not Working’. ‘it leaves me wondering whether one of the best ways of boosting traffic is to write lots of stuff about products, good and bad.’ In a ...more
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