AdSense Gets a Facelift
2nd of March 2006 Darren Rowse 11

AdSense Gets a Facelift

AdSense has redesigned their back end for publishers in what looks to me at first impression like a simplification of design. Now across the top of a publishers screen are just three tabs – ‘reports’, ‘AdSense Setup’ and ‘My Account’. It seems at a first glance that it’s the ‘AdSense ...more
Adsense
Shiny Media launch The Googly – Cricket Blog
2nd of March 2006 Darren Rowse 15

Shiny Media launch The Googly – Cricket Blog

I’m an Aussie and I’m proud of it – so when a blog launches on our national sport (ok, one of them) my ears prick up. UK blog network, Shiny Media have just launched a Cricket Blog by the name of The Googly. Now this is not a blog that ...more
Blog Networks
Which Statistic is Most Crucial to Your Blogging?
2nd of March 2006 Darren Rowse 52

Which Statistic is Most Crucial to Your Blogging?

Yesterday at the conference I was attending I was speaking with a blogger about his blog’s workflow and we were talking about the temptation to check the many different types of blog stats all day long and what a time waster it can be. Off the cuff in the middle ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Telstra BigBlog
1st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Telstra BigBlog

Australian Telecommunications giant Telstra seem to have just launched a new blogging service in the last day sometime (although I’m yet to see it mentioned in the media yet). It’s called Telstra BigBlog and they are promoting it as: ‘BigBlog lets you share your thoughts, comments, stories, interests and adventures ...more
Pro Blogging News
Journalists, Bloggers and the Australian Blogosphere
1st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 5

Journalists, Bloggers and the Australian Blogosphere

Well the MediaConnect conference (Kickstart 06) is over and I’m home again and am in catch up mode (I managed to keep the inbox down to 1200 unread emails over the three days). I found Kickstart to be a worthwhile experience overall. The highlights for me all revolved around the ...more
Pro Blogging News
ProBlogger Suffers DoS Attack
1st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 28

ProBlogger Suffers DoS Attack

Apologies for the downtime here last night – we had a DoS attack aimed at ProBlogger. It’s nice to feel noticed :-)
ProBlogger Site News
Blog Design for Beginners Part 2
1st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 25

Blog Design for Beginners Part 2

The following post is part 2 (of 3) of a series of guest posts on the topic of Blog Design – written by blog designer, Peter Flaschner from Blog Studio. In my last post, I described the process we use at The Blog Studio to design a web site. Today, ...more
Blog Design
Technorati adds ‘Most Favorited’ Top 100
1st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 3

Technorati adds ‘Most Favorited’ Top 100

Speaking of Technorati – they now have a ‘most Favorited’ Top100 list which is made up of the blogs that have the highest number of users adding the blog as a favorite. Looking at the numbers involved I’d say that the favorites feature is perhaps not the most used feature ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Technorati Problems Resolved… For Me
1st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 24

Technorati Problems Resolved… For Me

Those readers who have been following my Technorati problems posts (here, here and here) might be interested to know that it seems that all of the problems that I’d mentioned have been resolved. After a fairly longish email discussion I seem to have convinced the ‘powers that be’ that my ...more
Blogging Tools and Services