AdSense Sends Some Publishers Surveys
19th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 11

AdSense Sends Some Publishers Surveys

Threads on Digital Point and Webmaster World are reporting that AdSense has sent out a survey to some publishers in the last few hours. Participants are entered in a competition to win them a possible $1000 ‘gift card’. Did anyone get a survey to fill in?
Adsense
Experimenting with Flickr Groups
19th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Experimenting with Flickr Groups

Just a quick update on the latest experiment that I’ve been doing at my Digital Photography School blog. A couple of weeks ago I had a few emails from readers who started to make suggestions about how they’d like to share their photos, work on group projects and meet other ...more
Case Studies
Problogger ‘Issues’
18th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 20

Problogger ‘Issues’

Apologies to readers for the outage of ProBlogger today. I’m not really able to say what the problem was but hopefully we’re back up and running and won’t have another long outage like we had today. After a long frustrating day I think I might go watch Australia take on ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Email Newsletters are More Emotionally Engaging than Websites: Study
18th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Email Newsletters are More Emotionally Engaging than Websites: Study

While we’re talking about email newsletters – Nielsen Normal Group have done some interesting research (found via an email from Ken – again) that finds that readers of email newsletters have ‘highly emotional reactions to them’ in contrast to the reactions that readers of websites have (where they are more ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Email Newsletters – How Many Get Emails Through?
17th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Email Newsletters – How Many Get Emails Through?

iZachy has a very interesting post comparing email newsletter services called – Are Your Subscribers Getting Your Newsletters?. In it Ken (a different Ken to the last post) compares services from FeedBlitcz, Squeet, FeedBurner and Zookoda. I’m not completely sure on the accuracy of it all for all readers and ...more
Pro Blogging News
ebay AdContext Product Manager Sheds Light on Program
17th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 10

ebay AdContext Product Manager Sheds Light on Program

One of the product managers from ebay’s new AdContext contextual ad program, Ken, has just left a comment on my previous post about AdContext. As the comment was pretty long and quite comprehensive I thought I’d promote it to be a post of it’s own. Hopefully it sheds some light ...more
General
Cold Call Blogging and Effective Selling on Blogs
17th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Cold Call Blogging and Effective Selling on Blogs

It always amazes me how badly some businesses interact with potential clients. Yesterday I had the ‘pleasure’ of receiving three calls in 10 minutes from a tele-sales company where the callers (3 different ones) started their calls (where they were trying to sell me a mobile phone) with these three ...more
Affiliate Programs
YPN launches Publisher Services and New Help Center
17th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 3

YPN launches Publisher Services and New Help Center

YPN have just released a new section for their publishers called ‘publisher services’. (hat tip to Scott for the email headsup). I’ve included a screen shot of it below but it’s basically a collection of tutorials and tools to help publishers improve three aspects of their site development. Here’s how ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
Digg CEO responds to Netscape challenge
16th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Digg CEO responds to Netscape challenge

Richard MacManus has posted a response to the launch of Netscape from Digg’s CEO, Jay Adelson. In it Jay questions the scalability of Netscape and the level that users will actually be involved in it (both as a result of the editing processes that are built into Netscape). Read the ...more
Social Media