Dashes vs. underscores in SEO
26th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 24

Dashes vs. underscores in SEO

I regularly get asked whether dashes or underscores in URLs are better for search engine optimization. ie which of the following is best – www.problogger.net/is-this-better or www.problogger.net/is_this_better ? For the past six or so months I’ve leant towards dashes instead of underscores – but it’s always been a ‘best guess’. ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Blogging Strategy – Be a Maven
26th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Blogging Strategy – Be a Maven

Paul Chaney has a good post on ‘Mavens’ – a term used in Malcolm Gladwell’s book – Get the Latest Price on the The Tipping Point (an absolute must read): ‘The Maven is a person who knows everything about something. Ask them a question about that topic and they’ll give ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
US Blog/Web Conferences – Which one is best for ProBlogger?
25th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 12

US Blog/Web Conferences – Which one is best for ProBlogger?

I might be in a position to be able to get over to the US in October or November and am wondering which conference to get to. So far I know of two that might be worth while and would love to get your opinion on them. Which should I ...more
ProBlogger Site News
31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 25
25th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 2

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 25

It’s Day 25 of the 31 Days Project and today we have 7 reader submissions for your reading pleasure: Tony writes Is there value in SEO Firms?, How to find inspiration for your blog posts and Advertising Strategies for Bloggers Abe submitted Driving Traffic through PSAs and Adwords your way ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Yahoo to Offer Publishers Content… and Ads
25th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Yahoo to Offer Publishers Content… and Ads

There is a good, 5 question interview over at Search Views with David Zito of Yahoo’s Publisher Network where he talks a little about YPN’s beta test. The last question has be a little curious: ‘5. You were recently quoted in the WSJ as saying that Yahoo will eventually provide ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
Preach it Jason
25th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Preach it Jason

I think Jason Calacanis might have missed his calling as a tele evangelist (or motivational speaker) in this sermo….I mean post on entrepreneurship over at his blog. ‘We’re Gladiators in this business. Real entrepreneurs fear NOTHING. If we get thrown in the ring with 12 opponents who are twice our ...more
Pro Blogging News
Best of the Web
25th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Best of the Web

Business Week Online is having a Best of the Web Survey – a few blogs are among those nominated but its not the most imaginative list. Perhaps we should head over and submit a few of our favorites for the people’s choice award. I’ve just put in a couple – ...more
Pro Blogging News
Affiliate Programs – Linkshare
25th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Affiliate Programs – Linkshare

This post is part of a series on Affiliate Programs for Blogs LinkShare (aff link) is another affiliate megamart like Clickbank whereby you sign up as an affiliate and then have access to hundreds of affiliate programs all via the one system. If you want to get into the affiliate ...more
Affiliate Programs
9rules Network Changes
25th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 3

9rules Network Changes

The 9rules network has changed its members agreement to allow member bloggers to keep all of their own earnings – all the 9rules crew gets is a share of any advertising that 9rules finds for you. Scrivs explains: ‘We are also happy to announce that we have a new member’s ...more
Blog Networks