Give your Feedback for Google about Adsense – They’re Listening
17th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 33

Give your Feedback for Google about Adsense – They’re Listening

Late last week I found a surprising email in my inbox – from Google. One of the product managers at Google’s Adsense said she’d found ProBlogger and wanted to know if she could ring me to talk about my experience with the program. At first I was excited – then ...more
Adsense
Google PageRank Update Analysis
17th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Google PageRank Update Analysis

Search Engine Journal has a useful post analyzing the latest Google PageRank Update in which they speculate as to why many sites have decreased in their visible PR whilst increasing their backlinks: ‘The most current PageRank update will undoubtedly cause a larger stir than usual in that many sites have ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Blogs as Blogs or Websites?
17th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Blogs as Blogs or Websites?

Duncan points to a study by Nielsen Netratings that finds that 13% of blog visitors don’t know what a blog is and that 66% didn’t realize that the blog they were on was in fact a blog. This does not surprise me in the least and connects with my experience ...more
Pro Blogging News
ProBlogger Slashdotted
17th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 82

ProBlogger Slashdotted

Well I never expected that ProBlogger.net would get Slashdotted (it’s not unusual on some of my other blogs) – but tonight it happened. They linked to my post where I talked about my last Google Adsense cheque. Let me start by welcoming Slashdot readers. I hope you enjoy your stay. ...more
ProBlogger Site News
WeblogsInc Network Hacked
17th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 3

WeblogsInc Network Hacked

WeblogsInc was hacked in the last few hours. ScottKidder.com has the news and screenshot. Their sites now seem to be up and running again. Not a nice experience to go through I’m sure for the WeblogsInc team.
Pro Blogging News
Yahoo! Health Expert Blogs
17th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Yahoo! Health Expert Blogs

I wondered how long it would take for the Search Engines to get into blogging themselves as a commercial endeavor and it seems that Yahoo! have decided to get in on the act with Yahoo! Health Expert Blogs. As Steve points out this is probably a strategy that they’ll roll ...more
Pro Blogging News
Changes at Gizmodo
17th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Changes at Gizmodo

Megablog – Gizmodo – is going through some changes at the moment with the leaving of editor Joel Johnson who is leaving to pursue a freelance career and plans to find a new Gizmodo team (apply via that link). It will be interesting to see how the changes impact the ...more
Pro Blogging News
Responding to Blogging Criticism
17th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 13

Responding to Blogging Criticism

Thanks to Robert for linking up to ProBlogger.net while I slept last night. It’s always nice to get a positive link from a larger blogger who sends an influx of new readers into your blog. It’s been an interesting week here at ProBlogger for this reason – after the exposure ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blogging Tools Compared
16th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 21

Blogging Tools Compared

Susannah Gardner has written an article comparing blog tools that is a good read for anyone considering starting a new blog and wondering which platform is right for them. Accompanying the article is a very useful chart that compares the features of some of the more popular tables. This is ...more
Blogging Tools and Services