Poll results – Where do Your Readers Come From
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 25

Poll results – Where do Your Readers Come From

I forgot to post the result to my last poll which finished a week or so back. The question to readers was ‘Where do most of your Blog’s Readers come from?’ The results were as following with search engines being the most popular response (click to enlarge picture). Surprising to ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Google PR Update Underway
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 72

Google PR Update Underway

The Google Page Rank update is underway – you can check what your PR will/could be using this Future Page Rank Tool to track what the different data centers have your page rank at. Keep in mind that Page Rank is not the be all and end all – you ...more
Search Engine Optimization
‘Splogs’ in the WSJ
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 8

‘Splogs’ in the WSJ

The Wall Street Journal has an article on Blog Spam and Google’s response to it (or lack of it as many argue) today which features, among others, one of my favorite ProBloggers – Jon Gales from Mobile Tracker.
Pro Blogging News
Over Stretched Blogging
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Over Stretched Blogging

I’ve been preparing for our last call in the six figure blogging course and we’re talking a little about hiring bloggers and blog networks. As a result I’ve been doing a bit of a tour of some of the newer blog networks to see how they are traveling. Some are ...more
Blog Networks
Blogarithm – Blog Email Subscription Tool
19th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 18

Blogarithm – Blog Email Subscription Tool

Blogarithm is a tool that you can add to your blog to give your readers the option to subscribe to it via email. It’s a good system for those readers who have yet to discover or adopt RSS and news aggregators. I’m probably not going to use it because I ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
American Express Hires Bloggers to Blog about Richard Branson Speech
19th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 10

American Express Hires Bloggers to Blog about Richard Branson Speech

Dane from Business Opportunities Weblog has been presented with an interesting opportunity to make a few dollars from his blog by being paid by American Express to blog about a speech to be given by Richard Branson and to host a discussion afterward. Dane writes: ‘I’ve been hired, with two ...more
Other Income Streams
‘Clever’ Adsense Placement
19th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 50

‘Clever’ Adsense Placement

I’m enjoying a thread over at DigitalPoint that is discussing ‘Sites where I didn’t notice the Adsense‘. Some of the sites people are referring to are very clever indeed – in fact some might even be ‘too clever’ in that they perhaps run the risk of being too invisible and ...more
Adsense
MSN Adcenter Launches Beta
19th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 6

MSN Adcenter Launches Beta

Jen just mentioned on webmasterradio that the MSN Adcenter just went live with their beta test in the US. Can’t find any details of it yet but it’s interesting news and a step towards some competition for Adsense and YPN. update: Jen has now updated her blog with more information ...more
Advertising
Generating Blog Traffic
18th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 18

Generating Blog Traffic

Arieanna has a good post over at blogging help where she talks about her experience of having some traffic spikes on her blogs and how she recommends others go about Generating traffic. Here’s a couple of her tips: ‘- Write 25-40% original content. For some blogs this will mean reading ...more
Blog Promotion