Zookoda 2.0
8th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 3

Zookoda 2.0

Zookoda (the Australian RSS to email system that I use for my newsletter) has been working over the last few weeks on a new version of it’s service which it’s releasing today – Zookoda 2.0. Tech Crunch has the announcement here (although doesn’t really mention any of the new features ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Yahoo unveils ‘overhaul’ of online advertising
8th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Yahoo unveils ‘overhaul’ of online advertising

Yahoo will today announce an overhaul of their online advertising system which will change the way they rank which ads to show says MSNBC: ‘A new ranking formula, to be adopted later this year, will also take into account the “click-through rate” of an advert, along with a number of ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
Keeping your Blog’s Statistics Accurate
8th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 27

Keeping your Blog’s Statistics Accurate

Jonic writes a post well worth reading, especially for new bloggers, at Are you skewing your own website stats?: ‘Almost everyone who has their own website loves checking their stats to find out how it’s doing, especially those of us who are in the business of blogging. For some it ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Weekend Blogging Strategy
7th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 29

Weekend Blogging Strategy

As a blogger I have a love hate relationship with weekends. Less Work – On one hand they are great because the number of stories breaking on weekends drop (PR companies tend to make their announcements on weekdays and Journalists seem to favor them too for big stories) which means ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Yahoo! Publisher Network Responds to Publisher Termination Reports
6th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 5

Yahoo! Publisher Network Responds to Publisher Termination Reports

A few days ago I reported that YPN had had another round of terminating publishers from their network for ‘poor quality traffic’. Today YPN have responded to the attention that their actions got around the web in a statement on their blog – Maintaining a Quality Network. They write: “As ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
AdSense ads new referral buttons
6th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 12

AdSense ads new referral buttons

Inside AdSense have just announced new designs for their referral buttons. There are now heaps of options for publishers to choose from in three of their referral programs (the AdSense, Firefox and AdWords ones). Most (if not all) of the new buttons are like the ones I’ve included in the ...more
Adsense
FeedBurner Security Issue
6th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 5

FeedBurner Security Issue

I’m a very big fan of FeedBurner (I’m using a variety of their services on multiple blogs) but fivecentnickel has shared a story today that it’s probably worth sharing as a precaution in a post titled FeedBurner Leaked my Sensitive Personal Information. Knowing some of the FB team I know ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Changing domain names
6th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 6

Changing domain names

Paul Allen has written a post that is well worth the read if you’re looking at moving your blog to a new domain (always a scary thing to do). Unfortunately Paul learnt a lesson the hard way but is generous enough to share his story so that others might learn ...more
Search Engine Optimization
10 Reasons Why Many Blogs Don’t Make Much Money
6th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 52

10 Reasons Why Many Blogs Don’t Make Much Money

Chris Garrett writes a good post on Can Anyone Make Money From Blogging? and says that the answer to the question is ‘yes’ – but then qualifies his answer with a number of factors. My own answer to the question would be very similar. I would also say that it ...more
Blogging for Dollars