Should Bloggers Forget Adsense?
11th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 28

Should Bloggers Forget Adsense?

Jim at Reve News has learned the lesson that most bloggers writing about making money from blogs has learned – Adsense doesn’t pay well on these types of blogs. ‘On ReveNews that is. Let this be a lesson to the other publishers out there. Never try to run Adsense on ...more
Adsense
High Search Engine Ranking – A Blessing and a Curse
9th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 18

High Search Engine Ranking – A Blessing and a Curse

One of the beauties of having a highly ranked site that is regularly visited by search engine bots is that you can very quickly rise to the top of search engines on a breaking news story. This can be a wonderful thing – but it can also be something of ...more
Pro Blogging News
Serial Blog Buyer on Valuing Blogs
9th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Serial Blog Buyer on Valuing Blogs

Blogging Pro’s new owner (Jacob) has written a good post (in response to this one)on some of the factors that he, as a blog buyer, takes into consideration when valuing a blog to buy. Whilst current earnings is a factor for him he writes that Traffic levels are perhaps more ...more
Other Income Streams
New Bloggers Join ProBlogger Network
9th of July 2005 Darren Rowse

New Bloggers Join ProBlogger Network

Paul over at Blog Logic announces that his network has a couple of new authors helping out on his blogging. This is great as over the past couple of months we were unsure if the network would continue – looks like things are on the up and up there. I ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Bots, Aggregation and Content Creation
9th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Bots, Aggregation and Content Creation

There is a helpful post of Richard MacManus over at Read/Write Web that takes a balanced look at the topic of Bots and Content Creation / Aggregation. It’s a touchy subject for many bloggers who see some automated content creation systems (particularly those that aggregate RSS feeds) as a threat ...more
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Poor July Adsense Earnings
9th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 11

Poor July Adsense Earnings

I’m interested to see today that there are a number of threads at Webmaster World’s forums that seem to be reporting poor earnings by Adsense publishers over the past few days. (for example here, here and here). These sorts of threads appear all year around of course but particularly at ...more
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When Blogging Means More than Money
8th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 12

When Blogging Means More than Money

I emailed Cary Miller this morning to ask how hi Cancer NewsWatch blog is going (you might remember I mentioned it a while ago – Cary’s wife Lori is battling cancer and he started the blog (I think after a conversation we had) to do something positive in the midst ...more
Blog News
How much is an AdSense website worth?
8th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 5

How much is an AdSense website worth?

There is an interesting thread going on over at Webmaster World titled How much is an AdSense website worth? The discussion revolves around selling websites and determining what price is fair. It’s interesting to see the variety of approaches people take to determining a site’s worth. The dominate theory seems ...more
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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Contextual Advertising
8th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 6

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Contextual Advertising

There is a good look at the Pros and Cons of Contextual Advertising over at Online Journalism Review today. Here’s a couple of snippets. Firstly a look at successful use of Adsense – they go to the usual suspects including Jason Calacanis: ‘For a general news site, the breaking news ...more
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