ProBlogger Blog Case Study – Digital Photography School
2nd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 28

ProBlogger Blog Case Study – Digital Photography School

Last week’s experiment with Vidcasting brought a lot of positive feedback so I’ve decided to make it a regular thing. This week I’m testing blip.tv (still in beta) to host my video. Let me know what you think in comments. In this week’s vidcast (6 minutes and 23 seconds) I ...more
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Drupal 4.7.0 Released
2nd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 12

Drupal 4.7.0 Released

Drupal (a blogging platform) users will be excited today to see Drupal 4.7.0 has been released. New features include: Multiple Block Regions: Were you feeling constrained by only two choices for block placement? You can now dynamically specify as many block placement locations as you want. ‘Offline for Maintenance’ Configuration: ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
BlogBurst Officially Launch
2nd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 35

BlogBurst Officially Launch

I’m seeing a bit of buzz around today about BlogBurst TechCrunch advises that BlogBurst officially launches today. BlogBurst is a service that syndicates blogger’s content to mainstream media. The publishers using the content pay a CPM based fee to BlogBurst for the content and the blogger gets free exposure and ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Technorati Top 100 Through the Eyes of Google
2nd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 2

Technorati Top 100 Through the Eyes of Google

Philip Lenssen has put together an alternative Technorati Top 100 list, based upon Google Backlinks. The results are a significantly different for quite a few blogs with Instapundit climbing from 7th to 1st, Talking Points Memo by Joshua Micah Marshall climbing from 35th to 2nd and Daily Kos going up ...more
Pro Blogging News
Optimizing PBS’s AdSense Ads
2nd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 13

Optimizing PBS’s AdSense Ads

Paid Content had an interesting piece last week on a move by PBS to start running AdSense ads on 2% of the the pages on their site. It caused a bit of a stir in some circles about whether it was within their charter to run ads on their site ...more
Case Studies
Non English Posts make up over Two Thirds of Total Blog Posting
1st of May 2006 Darren Rowse 31

Non English Posts make up over Two Thirds of Total Blog Posting

What is the most common language used by bloggers? It might surprise some to know that it’s not English but Japanese according to David Sifry. English comes in second with Chinese third. The interesting thing is that Japanese is on the rise in the last six or so months. In ...more
Blog News
Animated AdSense Ads
1st of May 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Animated AdSense Ads

I just saw my first animated AdSense ad on one of my blogs. I can’t get the ad to show again to show you screen caps but it was a rectangle sized ad that was a series of three images that rotated for the first 20 or so seconds that ...more
Adsense
More Blog Tools
1st of May 2006 Darren Rowse 2

More Blog Tools

Just a quick note to say that I’ve added another 12 tools to the Blog Tools list. We’re up to 67 tools now. I’ve had to be a little selective with some of the suggestions people have made. Just a note – I’m not listing hosting services and am not ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
How NOT to “Keep Up”
1st of May 2006 Darren Rowse 7

How NOT to “Keep Up”

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by ‘reading’? Sometimes I get to the end of a day and look at all the unread items in my life (email, RSS feeds, books, magazines, newspapers, articles) and feel quite ill. I have great intentions of reading them all but with only 24 hours ...more
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