Speedlinking – 30 June 2006
30th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 5

Speedlinking – 30 June 2006

If you’re in the UK and have a business blog (or know of any) Mark White would like to hear from you as he’s creating a resource to put the Spotlight on UK Business Blogs. Performancing are looking for Beta testing partners in their new Ad Network WeblogHits has posted ...more
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Google Page Rank Update Rolling Out
30th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 51

Google Page Rank Update Rolling Out

It looks like Google is rolling out a page rank update if the discussions in forums are anything to go by. Here are a couple of the discussion threads: Google pagerank is Updating – DP New Page Rank Showing – WMW What is Page Rank and what does it mean ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Some European Countries Considering applying VAT to Online Earnings
30th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 12

Some European Countries Considering applying VAT to Online Earnings

Jen posts some concerning news for European bloggers trying to make money online. The short of it is that some European countries are considering making publishers pay VAT (similar to sales tax) on AdSense and other online earnings and that this could see them paying up to 83% of their ...more
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AdSense add Referral Program Channels
30th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 4

AdSense add Referral Program Channels

AdSense publishers who use referrals heavily will be happy to know that AdSense have added the ability to track referral results with channels. This has been a long time coming and something that I’ve heard quite a few complaints about. URL channels don’t work so you’ll have to set up ...more
Adsense
Blog Mistakes
30th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 5

Blog Mistakes

Brian at Copyblogger has a nice post over at his blog titled Do You Make These Mistakes With Your Blog? in which he unpacks some common mistakes of bloggers and gives some ‘prescriptions’. His mistakes (he writes more under each): 5. Do you write for search engines instead of people? ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
The Ethics of Profile Peddling
30th of June 2006 21

The Ethics of Profile Peddling

Profile Peddling. I don’t know that it’s really a word but I don’t really honestly know what else to call it. It is the practice of opening up accounts at supporting services such as Flickr or MySpace in order to funnel traffic to a blog or website. It’s been a ...more
Blog Promotion
The Impact of AdSense Ad Positioning
29th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 16

The Impact of AdSense Ad Positioning

Seth Godin has written a post on SquidBlog about their experiment at Squidoo with moving AdSense ads from the right hand column to a more central position. As you’d expect, and as we’ve talked about here at ProBlogger many times, the click throughs went up significantly (it tripled). But that’s ...more
Adsense
Using Digg to Improve Your Content
29th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 14

Using Digg to Improve Your Content

I’ve seen (and written) a lot of posts about how to get posts picked up by social bookmarking sites and what to do when it happens, but one of the things that has struck me recently is that another opportunity often presents itself when a site like Digg links links ...more
Social Media
The Biggest Lie About Blogging
29th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 11

The Biggest Lie About Blogging

Anne Handley has been asking experienced bloggers a simple question – What’s the Biggest Lie About Blogging? – the response has been most interesting and well worth the read. I love Jeremy’s list at the end – 40 lies in all. Here’s a few of his: 1. Blogging’s just a ...more
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