BuzzMachine Adds Ads
22nd of August 2005 Darren Rowse 6

BuzzMachine Adds Ads

Jeff Jarvis at BuzzMachine has announced in the past day or two that he’s decided to put ads on his blog in a post titled Open for business. I’ve often looked at his site and wondered how he’d do with Adsense and/or BlogAds – I guess we’re about to find ...more
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Affiliate Programs For Blogs
22nd of August 2005 Darren Rowse 20

Affiliate Programs For Blogs

Ok – it’s time to kick the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog into overdrive and talk about a few ways that you can make money from your blog. Let’s start with Affiliate programs (this will be a mini series). What is an Affiliate Program? To oversimplify it – ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Blogging in the Age
22nd of August 2005 Darren Rowse 20

Blogging in the Age

Melbourne newspaper ‘The Age’ features a small profile on me today (complete with a picture that half my neighborhood saw being taken in my front yard – embarrassment) as part of a larger feature on Blogging. Also in the feature is a piece looking at Blog Advertising and featuring an ...more
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Amazon Shorts
22nd of August 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Amazon Shorts

Has anyone ever tried using Amazon Shorts as a way to sell content? I’ve heard of a couple of people recently who have been using it but don’t know how they’ve gone. Could be interesting – let me know if you’ve given it a go.
Other Income Streams
31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 21
21st of August 2005 Darren Rowse 7

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 21

It’s day 21 in the 31 Days Project today and I’ll keep it simple today – here are the reader submissions for today. Feel free to let me know about any blog tip posts that you post. Here’s the last 24 hours of submitted tips: Martin has written Should My ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Blogger.com Reacts to Spam Blogs and Comments
21st of August 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Blogger.com Reacts to Spam Blogs and Comments

Blogger at last seems to be doing something about the rise of Spam Blogs and Comment spam on Blogger.com blogs with two new features – a “Flag” button which allows readers to report questionable content to Blogger and Word Verification for Comments which aims to attack comment spam (optional feature). ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
MT to offer Unlimited Blogs for Free Users
21st of August 2005 Darren Rowse 5

MT to offer Unlimited Blogs for Free Users

Six Apart got a lot of criticism with it’s previous releases of Movable Type for not allowing unlimited free use of it’s platform. Mena has announced that this will change with the upcoming release of MT 3.2. She writes: ‘with version 3.2, *all users* will be entitled to unlimited weblogs. ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Weekend Adsense CTR Upswing
21st of August 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Weekend Adsense CTR Upswing

Does anyone else noticed a definite increase in their Click Through Rate (CTR) on weekends for their Adsense performance? Whilst we’re not allowed to talk specific numbers I find that most weekends my CTR can pick up to the point where my overall earnings are often as good as my ...more
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31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 20
20th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 2

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 20

With the arrival of day 20 I feel as though we’re in the home stretch of the 31 Days Project here at ProBlogger. A couple of people have asked me in the last day or two whether every link I put up in these daily summary posts are links that ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog