The More you Give Away, the More you Sell
2nd of June 2005 Darren Rowse 4

The More you Give Away, the More you Sell

B.L. Ochman has a good piece on Seth Godin which is worth a read with a few interesting observations about the way Seth goes about his business: ‘Pointer: The More You Give Away, the More You Sell “This is the ironic part,” he says. “The less I try to make ...more
Pro Blogging News
Gawker’s Oddjack
2nd of June 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Gawker’s Oddjack

Gawker Media has launched another new entrepreneurial blog – Oddjack – the gambling blog. It has categories on Event Betting, Politics, NBA Playoff Lines etc. Whilst Adsense won’t be an option for this blog (they don’t like gambling sites) there is plenty of opportunity for affiliate programs and other advertising ...more
Case Studies
Seeking One Good Digital Photography Blogger
2nd of June 2005 Darren Rowse

Seeking One Good Digital Photography Blogger

I’ve decided to open one more position up for Guest Blogging on Digital Photography Blog. There are already two bloggers who will be working on it – but I’d like one more blogger to help lighten the load on them. Ideally you would have an understanding of digital cameras and ...more
ProBlogger Site News
The importance of Blog Taglines
2nd of June 2005 Darren Rowse 10

The importance of Blog Taglines

Steven is doing another interesting experiment over at Vaspers the Grate and is looking at Blog Taglines. He’s put 59 blogs with their titles and taglines side by side and is asking for comment on them. He writes: ‘I strongly urge every blogger to use a tagline on your blog. ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Protecting RSS Feeds from Theft
2nd of June 2005 Darren Rowse 17

Protecting RSS Feeds from Theft

Paul has come up with a cool way to put off those wanting to rip off your content by republishing your full RSS feed – he’s found a way for WordPress bloggers to insert a copyright notice into the feed so that it appears on any site using your content. ...more
RSS
When Blogs Grow Too Quickly
2nd of June 2005 Darren Rowse 7

When Blogs Grow Too Quickly

There is a great post over at The Return of Design that shows the danger in your site becoming too big to quickly in the eyes of Search Engines. James Archer reflects upon the rise massive popularity of Forty Media when it first launched and the consequences: ‘There’s a catch, ...more
Pro Blogging News
Building Blogging Relationships – Blog Projects and Memes
2nd of June 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Building Blogging Relationships – Blog Projects and Memes

In continuing my building blogging relationships series I now want to turn our attention to blog projects and memes. As I look back over my 2.5 years of blogging to some of the most interactive periods in my blogs – I realize that many of the key relationships have developed ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blog Layout Continued – The Perfect Number of Columns?
1st of June 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Blog Layout Continued – The Perfect Number of Columns?

Peter Flaschner has a great post on The Perfect Number of Columns which I think bounces off my post on Blog Layout (I say ‘I think’ because he doesn’t link to it – but was part of the discussion here in my post so I’ll take some credit! :-) ). ...more
Blog Design
Less = More with Adsense
1st of June 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Less = More with Adsense

Scrivs gives and insightful update on his decluttered design approach to adsense – the results speak for themselves: ‘Ever since I made the changes to the design of many of my sites to the extra minimalist style I have seen my eCPM increase anywhere from 50%-100%. My CTR has increased ...more
Adsense