Why are Some Blog Networks So Successful?
30th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Why are Some Blog Networks So Successful?

Scrivs has waded into the ‘How much should blog networks pay their bloggers?’ conversation by refocussing the question (as he is in the habit of doing): ‘So really should we be asking how writers in these networks should be getting paid? I don’t think so because you can find people ...more
Blog Networks
Search Engine Ranking Factors
30th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Search Engine Ranking Factors

Steve Rubel points to a useful resource over at seomoz on Search Engine Ranking Factors which is one of the better descriptions of how Search Engines rank pages that I’ve seen recently. It lists 93 factors to keep in mind. Sounds like a lot to remember – so luckily they’ve ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Engadget Labs is Coming (and ProBlogger Labs is here!)
30th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Engadget Labs is Coming (and ProBlogger Labs is here!)

I’ve long fantasized about having a blog HQ where I could blog from – with space for designers, writers, reviewers and for me to sit back in a spa sipping champagne watching it all – so when Niall Kennedy reported that Weblogs Inc is launching Engadget Labs I got really ...more
Blog Networks
Blogging Stories – How Blogs Change Lives
30th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 31

Blogging Stories – How Blogs Change Lives

I just spoke to a reader of ProBlogger on the phone who left a comment on the Chitika Mini-Malls Review that totally knocked me off my feet. Rachel (not her real name – she is wanting to protect her niche and not go public) has been reading ProBlogger for the ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls
Google Electronic Funds Tranfer System Comes out of Beta
30th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Google Electronic Funds Tranfer System Comes out of Beta

Adsense has come out of beta with their Electronic Funds Transfer payment system. It is still only available to those in the lucky 16 countries but at least some of you out there are going to have a nice seamless payment system from now on. Enjoy. Thanks to IO ERROR ...more
Adsense
Fastclick Review
29th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Fastclick Review

Duncan at Blog Herald has a good review of the adverising system Fastclick over at Blog Herald. It’s a good up to date review which leaves my old one for dead. I find Fastclick useful on my high traffic sites (the Olympic games was great for it with some massive ...more
Advertising
Adsense testing ‘Advertise on This Site’ Feature
29th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Adsense testing ‘Advertise on This Site’ Feature

Google Adsense are testing a new Adsense feature called ‘Advertise on this site’ which you can see in action on some pages at ask the builder. I’ve included this screen capture and have highlighted the link that sends advertisers to this page where they are told about the site and ...more
Adsense
Jason on Blog Networks Revenue Share
29th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 21

Jason on Blog Networks Revenue Share

Martin has an interesting post on Blog Networks with some comments about B5media especially. Interesting in the comments section are some reflections by Jason Calacanis from WeblogsInc who comments on the idea of revenue sharing as opposed to paying bloggers outright. While WIN have gone for the paying of bloggers ...more
Blog Networks
The blogging toolkit
28th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 11

The blogging toolkit

Phil at Geeky Info (one of my favorite blogs of late) has an interesting post titled the blogging toolkit where he asks readers to come up with a list of software tools that they use in their blogging workflow: ‘So, I started thinking about the software tools that I use ...more
Blogging Tools and Services