Top 10 Sources of ProBlogger Traffic – Giving Thanks
24th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 24

Top 10 Sources of ProBlogger Traffic – Giving Thanks

My Mum always taught me to say thank you – so I thought it was time I did by thanking some of the sites that have sent me traffic in the last 6 months of blogging here at ProBlogger. So I’ve fired up my stats program and have compiled a ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Betting Opens on the Technorati Top 100
23rd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Betting Opens on the Technorati Top 100

Sportsbook BetUS.com has started taking bets on which blog will top Technorati’s Top 100 on New Years Eve this year. It’s a shameless self promotion really but it’s is a novel way of making money blogging so I thought I’d link up. I doubt anyone will beat Xu Jing Lei ...more
Pro Blogging News
The Technicalities of Writing a Blog Series
23rd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 3

The Technicalities of Writing a Blog Series

A couple of months back I wrote a post titled 10 Steps to Writing a Successful Series on your Blog which was reasonably well received. Yesterday Lorelle VanFossen wrote a very helpful companion post to it exploring a variety of technical tips on how to publish a series of articles ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Title Tags and SEO
23rd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 24

Title Tags and SEO

Speaking of SEO – Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been paying attention to the way bloggers (and other websites) use their title tags (title tags are in your source code and are what determines what is shown in the top bar of your browser). In your source code ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Add Sidenotes to your Blog
22nd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 22

Add Sidenotes to your Blog

Here’s a cool little tool that enables you to put ‘sidenotes’ on your blog using a mix of Javascript and CSS. They describe them like this: “It’s all about tangents. No, not those kinds of tangents. We’re talking about the kind where you’ll be sharing a thought and you sort ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Google Testing Cost Per Action Ads
22nd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 29

Google Testing Cost Per Action Ads

Seeking Alpha has the scoop on a new type of income stream that Google are approaching some publishers to test that is on a Cost Per Action (CPA) basis – ie you get paid when someone clicks your ads and then takes some sort of action (ie buys a product, ...more
Adsense
How to Optimize a WordPress Blog for SEO
22nd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 4

How to Optimize a WordPress Blog for SEO

Thanks to Jeremy for letting me know about this excellent post on Optimizing WordPress for SEO. It’s amazing what a few simple tweaks will do to your search engine ranking. Once you’ve read it you might also be interested in my own post on SEO for blogs.
Search Engine Optimization
Do you Advertise Your Blog
22nd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 88

Do you Advertise Your Blog

Do you advertise your blog? I’ve noticed quite a few bloggers experimenting with advertising on AdWords, Adbrite (aff), BlogAds and Text Link Ads (aff) over the last few months. Perhaps it’s a symptom of the massive increases in numbers of blogs out there competing for readers – or perhaps it’s ...more
Blog Promotion
Chitika launches Multi-Product Unit
21st of June 2006 Darren Rowse 13

Chitika launches Multi-Product Unit

Chitika have just announced a new ad format – the Multi-Product Unit. Basically they are the same as single product units in operation except that they highlight 4 products at once. One is more dominant than others but if you scroll over the other products you’ll see them highlighted live ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls