ProBlogger Comment Spam Situation
3rd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 24

ProBlogger Comment Spam Situation

David at Blogging Pro has a piece on why b5media has decided to buy an Akismet license. In short – with 125 active blogs the load of comment spam is massive and we were finding that other tools were just not killing enough of it. Here at ProBlogger I’ve been ...more
Pro Blogging News
AdSense Calendar
3rd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 4

AdSense Calendar

The AdSense team today announced AdSense Calendar (learn how to subscribe here)which interests me on two fronts. Firstly it will be handy to follow as an AdSense publisher. The information on the calendar will include ‘monthly payment schedule, a record of AdSense blog posts, future system maintenance periods, and upcoming ...more
Adsense
Updating ProBlogger
3rd of June 2006 Darren Rowse

Updating ProBlogger

Just a quick note to let readers know that we’ll be doing some WP updating this afternoon (we’re finally going to WP 2) and as a result there might be a little down time and a bit of quirky behavior. Let us know if you have any issues – thanks ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Mark Cuban on ClickFraud
3rd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 20

Mark Cuban on ClickFraud

Mark Cuban posts on Why I think ClickFraud is far greater than imagined. The whole click fraud thing continues to nag at me as a publisher who is attempting to make an honest living. I know as the current state of play stands that things are good for honest folk ...more
Pro Blogging News
Exponential Growth in Blogging – Getting Through the Early Days
2nd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 41

Exponential Growth in Blogging – Getting Through the Early Days

Stuart has posted about receiving his first AdSense payment at Your Money 2 Keep which reminds me a lot of my early days in this game. The thing I like about Stuart’s attitude is that despite the fact that in month 1 he only earned $1.51 he’s stuck at it. ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Free Blog Poll Tools
2nd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 22

Free Blog Poll Tools

Following on from my last two posts on blog polls…. There are a number of poll providers who have systems available for blogs. I personally use the Democracy plugin for WordPress (AJAX based) these days and don’t have any problems with it. Other poll systems that you might like to ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
9 Techniques for Using Polls Effectively on a Blog
2nd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 11

9 Techniques for Using Polls Effectively on a Blog

In my last post on blog polls we explored why using polls on a blog can be a great technique for building interactivity and ownership on a blog but today I want to give a few practical tips on how to use them (or at least how I use them): ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
gnoos Launches
1st of June 2006 Darren Rowse 3

gnoos Launches

Fellow Aussie entrepreneurs Ben Barren and Michael Leone have today unveiled and officially launched gnoos – a local (and global) search tool that aggregates the most current Aussie blogs. I’ve been playing around with it during it’s beta test and it produces some great results. I’m looking forward to seeing ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Tools for Tracking Search Engine Serps
1st of June 2006 Darren Rowse 16

Tools for Tracking Search Engine Serps

Leon Kilat has a post that those of you wanting to find a way to keep a track of your Google Search Results Rankings (SERPS) might like to check out. It reviews the Sitening Serp tracker. I use a similar service at Digital Point called Keyword and Back Link Tracker ...more
Blogging Tools and Services