Tell Your Story and Highlight your Blog at ProBlogger
27th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Tell Your Story and Highlight your Blog at ProBlogger

One of the pieces of feedback that I’ve had on ProBlogger when I asked for questions for me to cover in my blogging for beginners series a while back was that people wanted a few more case studies and stories of bloggers who were making money online. The other thing ...more
ProBlogger Site News
ecto for Windows 2.0 Beta
27th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 4

ecto for Windows 2.0 Beta

Blogging tool, ecto, has just released it’s 2.0 beta version at ecto for Windows 2.0 Beta. New features in this version include: WYSIWYG editing. Upload caching and setting presets. Automatic download and installation of .Net Framework during ecto’s installation. Many small UI improvement. I can’t tell you much more than ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Interview with YPN Manager
26th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 13

Interview with YPN Manager

Sugarrae has posted an Interview with Josh Siegel of Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN). Rae starts off by asking a good question about ad relevancy – a topic that I’ve heard quite a few YPN publishers complaining about (in fact I’ve done it myself after running YPN here at ProBlogger for ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
YPN tweaks system
25th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 4

YPN tweaks system

I just logged into b5’s YPN account and noticed a few changes (this must be why I’ve been locked out of it today). The first change is their new ‘messages’ feature (pictured below) which outlines the latest changes at YPN. Click on the ‘subjects’ of one of the messages and ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
Free Studio Designed WordPress Theme
25th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 19

Free Studio Designed WordPress Theme

One of my favorite blog design houses, The Blog Studio, have released a second free theme for WordPress 1.5 and 2.0. It’s called Liquid Summer and you can see it in action here. It’s a three column design and has a nice feel about it (even though that green is ...more
Blog Design
WorldBlogCenter Scam Update
25th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 23

WorldBlogCenter Scam Update

Just a short update on the Pixel Ad Site Scam that I wrote about yesterday. On the page in question there have been a few changes. Some logos have been removed including Engadget’s, Boing Boing’s and Gizmodo’s. They’ve also added a note to that says ‘pre-approved – awaiting response’ to ...more
Pro Blogging News
Rules Of Smart And Successful Web-development
25th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 6

Rules Of Smart And Successful Web-development

Vitaly Friedman (a German web designer) posted a mega list a few days back on 20 Rules Of Smart And Successful Web-development. Most of it is just good common sense that translates well into or from any language. Here’s how it starts: ‘1. Respect your visitors. Don’t try to force ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Growing Your Business with Google – Preview Call
25th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 4

Growing Your Business with Google – Preview Call

Yesterday I came across an interesting course called Growing Your Business with Google (aff link) that I’m really impressed with. It’s by two guys – Dave Taylor (pictured) and Steven Van Yoder. I know Dave’s work pretty well and respect him as a blogger after both reading his stuff and ...more
Pro Blogging News
AdSense Blog Case Study
24th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 17

AdSense Blog Case Study

Scott D. Feldstein has written a post titled Blog Ads By The Numbers which talks about his experience with AdSense on his blog. His conclusion is to remove it (in case he does move them here’s a screen cap of how he had them – click to enlarge). I left ...more
Adsense