ProBlogger formally joins b5media
7th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 19

ProBlogger formally joins b5media

Just a quick announcement that I’m sure will not shock anyone. As of today ProBlogger.net has formally joined the b5media.com network of blogs (which I am a part owner of). This will mean little in practical terms to this blog except that there will be (and have already been) some ...more
Blog Networks
Top Entrepreneurial Blogs
7th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Top Entrepreneurial Blogs

About.com’s Entrepreneurial page has a list of the Top 10 Most Practical Blogs for Entrepreneurs. It’s a pretty decent list of blogs – most of which are on my daily reads list. Here they are: Small Business Trends Just for Small Business WorkHappy.net Duct Tape Marketing Home Office Voice Sacred ...more
Pro Blogging News
Google Identity Required for Adsense and Adwords Login
6th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 26

Google Identity Required for Adsense and Adwords Login

I just logged into my Adsense and Adwords accounts and was asked to switch my login identity to a Google identity – (ie my Gmail account login). This enables me to log into a number of Google accounts with the one login – a more integrated system by the looks ...more
Adsense
Engadget and Reader Participation
6th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Engadget and Reader Participation

If you want to see an innovative and highly successful way of enhancing reader participation on a blog you need to check out what Engadget did with their First annual Halloween Costume. Check out the numbers of entries that they generated in these pages. Here’s the winners – and some ...more
Case Studies
AdGenta Update
6th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 5

AdGenta Update

Mark Evans has an interesting review that compares his initial experience with the new AdGenta program in comparison with Adsense. He writes: ‘The results are pretty interesting. AdGenta generated 81 clicks from 83,700 impressions (a 0.3% conversion rate) while AdSense attracted 89 clicks from 26,687 impressions (0.9%). The AdSense traffic ...more
Advertising
Are Adsense Getting into the Affiliate Marketing Game?
5th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 25

Are Adsense Getting into the Affiliate Marketing Game?

I’ve been pondering the Adsense decision to get into the referral business this morning since hearing the news. There are a number of questions and directions that my mind has taken with it. Bear with me as I think out loud for a few minutes: Who is left to Refer? ...more
Adsense
Adsense Referral Program
5th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 20

Adsense Referral Program

Looks like I was wrong with my last post – apologies – but even more exciting than that is that Adsense have just launched a referal program. Now you can refer new publishers to adsense and earn $100 when they get to their first $100 of earnings. There are a ...more
Adsense
Gizmodo lands iPod Advertising Campaign
4th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Gizmodo lands iPod Advertising Campaign

Congratulations to Gizmodo for landing what is a very large fish when it comes to advertisers. Today I noticed a campaign with Apple focussing upon iPods which link to the official iPod page. The ads are not on every impression but target a fairly high percentage of the impressions I ...more
Advertising
Podcast advertising – Fruitcast
4th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Podcast advertising – Fruitcast

One of the long standing problems with podcasting for dollars is the business model – and particularly trying to find advertisers willing to sponsor a podcast (in fact finding advertisers can be a problem for bloggers also). Fruitcast is a new service for podcasters that attempts to help them find ...more
Podcasting