Top Ten Blog Design Mistakes
18th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 49

Top Ten Blog Design Mistakes

Jakob Nielsen has put together an interesting article with the Top Ten Design Mistakes that he sees bloggers making. It’s a pretty insightful list – not definitive by any means – but definitely helpful in my mind. 1. No Author Biographies – I’m amazed that so many blogs don’t have ...more
Blog Design
Weblogs, Inc. Interviews its Bloggers
18th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Weblogs, Inc. Interviews its Bloggers

Weblogs, Inc. have been redeveloping their home page recently with design changes and more recently the decision to start profiling some of their bloggers via interviews – the first of which is with ProBlogger reader – Jay Allen who heads up their Baby Blog.
Blog Networks
Chitika eMiniMalls Affiliate Program Launches
18th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 24

Chitika eMiniMalls Affiliate Program Launches

Good news for those of you who have been waiting for the Chitika eMiniMalls (aff link) referral program to go public – today it went live. Now if you refer a new publisher you stand to make 10% of their audited earnings for the first 12 months of their use ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls
State of the Blogosphere – October 2005
17th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 8

State of the Blogosphere – October 2005

David Sifry has started another State of the Blogosphere series of posts – his first part looks at the size and growth of the blogosphere as well as the extent of spam blogs. Here’s his summary points which are as usual an interesting read: ‘As of October 2005, Technorati is ...more
Pro Blogging News
Sphere Blog Search Engine Review
17th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Sphere Blog Search Engine Review

TechCrunch has a review of the soon to be launched (in beta) Sphere Blog Search Engine: ‘Relevance in blog search is very difficult. Google-type PageRank analysis, which looks at incoming links to a piece of content, simply doesn’t work because new content doesn’t have much in the way of links. ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Google PR Update Imminent?
16th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 29

Google PR Update Imminent?

I’ve heard from a number of ‘interesting’ sources that Google will be gearing up for another Page Rank (and maybe a back link) update in the coming fortnight. There are no guarantees on that – but I’ve heard it from four people now so maybe there is something in the ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Yahoo Y!Q
16th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Yahoo Y!Q

I’ve been pondering a feature that Yahoo have added to their Yahoo News pages at some point in the last few months. The feature I’m talking about is Y!Q – an in content link that appears on keywords in News articles that looks like this: If you click this link ...more
Pro Blogging News
Affiliate Programs – Transparency and Disclaimers
16th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 26

Affiliate Programs – Transparency and Disclaimers

I’d like to see some discussion around the topic of transparency in using affiliate programs. When you link to one do you indicate that you are benefiting from the link in some way? I’ll kick us off here and say that I do – and I don’t. I probably need ...more
General
Advice on Moving Blogs to a New Domain
15th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Advice on Moving Blogs to a New Domain

A common problem that many bloggers face is having to work out what to do with a blog that is trapped on a domain that they wish they’d never started it on. An example of this is starting out of a Blogspot or hosted TypePad blog and then realizing that ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips