$10,000 per Day – Interview
4th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 23

$10,000 per Day – Interview

A couple of months ago I wrote a post titled Do Ugly Blogs Convert Better? which was based upon the revelation that a Canadian dating site by the name of ‘Plenty of Fish‘ was reportedly earning more than $10,000 a day via AdSense and affiliate programs. $10,000 a day – ...more
Case Studies
Skypecasts Coming
4th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Skypecasts Coming

TechCrunch has news of a new service that Skype will offer – Skypecasts which will be a free service that allows ‘live, moderated Skype conversations of up to 100 people. The host may controls mute, eject and “microphone pass”. Skypecasts may be prescheduled and promoted via html snippets’. I can ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Google Updating?
3rd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 20

Google Updating?

I’m not sure exactly what’s going on but I suspect that Google is doing some tweaking/updating at present as I’ve had a number of bloggers emailing to report that they are seeing greater shifts than normal in their SERPs (the position of their site for certain keywords in Google). There ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Comment Spammers Harvesting Genuine Commenter’s Details
3rd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 24

Comment Spammers Harvesting Genuine Commenter’s Details

Comment spammers are getting trickier. Today I had a comment which I thought was from a regular reader of ProBlogger. It had their name, their email, their URL but the comment was a link to a parked domain with just ads on it and the IP address was not the ...more
Pro Blogging News
Happy Birthday 9rules Network
3rd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 4

Happy Birthday 9rules Network

A big congratulations to the team at 9rules Network for 1 year of building blog community and raising the bar when it comes to quality blogs working together! As a network these guys have had a year of highs and lows (as any start up does) but they’ve come through ...more
Blog Networks
Yahoo Publisher Network Terminates More Publisher Accounts
3rd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 22

Yahoo Publisher Network Terminates More Publisher Accounts

This morning I’ve had an email from a very disgruntled YPN publisher who has received a phone call from YPN saying that their account has been terminated because they have used MySpace to send traffic to their ‘legitimate’ website which has YPN. The thrust of the reason given to them ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
Four Figure Blogging
3rd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 18

Four Figure Blogging

Ben at College Startup is writing a useful series of posts on ‘How to Become a four figure blogger’. So far he’s put together 2 parts (read them at part 1 and part 2). Here are a couple of key quotes from the series so far with a few of ...more
Affiliate Programs
Making Money While Others Do the Work
3rd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 17

Making Money While Others Do the Work

Over the weekend I made close to $1000 more than my normal level of earnings without doing anything different at all. In fact I didn’t intend to make the money and for 24 hours or so I didn’t even know anything abnormal was happening. How can this be so? Let ...more
Affiliate Programs
Australian AdSense publishers Get EFT at last
2nd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Australian AdSense publishers Get EFT at last

I just had an email from AdSense telling me that they’ve just enabled EFT direct deposit payments to ALL Australian AdSense publishers. They had previously made this available to some publishers but I’m assured it’s now an open thing. The set up process takes a few steps but once it’s ...more
Adsense