Email Newsletter Subscribers Click More Ads
30th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 16

Email Newsletter Subscribers Click More Ads

Here’s a quick observation that I’ve made (by no means is this what I consider to be conclusive research – but it’s interesting anecdotal observation). I run a number of newsletters on my blogs. On two of them I’ve noticed that on the day that my newsletters go out that ...more
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Blogging For Chickens – Last Call
30th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 4

Blogging For Chickens – Last Call

One last post about my Blogging For Chickens Project for the week. The total donated is now up to 80 pairs of chickens donated ($800AU or $600US). I’ll continue to collect donation for the rest of the weekend but will close it off on Monday morning. Thanks to all who ...more
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Speedlinking – 30 September 2006
30th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 4

Speedlinking – 30 September 2006

A couple of links today for workaholic work-at-home entrepreneurs: LifeDev writes an insightful post on the Myths About Working From Home Solostream has a good post on Strategies to Resolve Work/Life Imbalance
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Google Page Rank Update Underway Again
30th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 64

Google Page Rank Update Underway Again

Thanks to everyone who has sent me email and IM to let me know that Google is updating it’s page rank at the moment. It does seem that there is an update under way from what I can see. As usual you can check your Future Page Rank here on ...more
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The Challenge for Video Bloggers
30th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 14

The Challenge for Video Bloggers

I was really excited to hear about the launch of Robert Scoble’s Video Blog in the past week. It certainly caused a stir around the blogosphere as it got lots of mentions on launch and some pretty positive reviews from viewers. When I saw some of the segments included in ...more
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101 Ways to Run Out of Things to Blog About
29th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 11

101 Ways to Run Out of Things to Blog About

The ‘list’ is a popular (and effective) style of blog post that appeals to many bloggers (and their readers). However in chatting to a few bloggers lately using lists can also be something of a trap at times – especially using the ‘mega list’. nb: by ‘mega list’ I mean ...more
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Google Opens AdSense Office In Australia
28th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Google Opens AdSense Office In Australia

Yesterday I had an unexpected phone call. It was from Michael from Google. Now while I do chat to a few Google employees occasionally it’s always at odd hours of the day and usually via email – but this was an afternoon call and via phone. Different…. The accent was ...more
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11 +1 Best Practices for URL Structure
28th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 19

11 +1 Best Practices for URL Structure

SEOmoz blog has a helpful post with 11 Best Practices for URLs. They’re mainly written from an SEO perspective although make sense on other levels also. Describe Your Content Keep it Short Static is the Way & the Light Descriptives are Better than Numbers Keywords Never Hurt Subdomains Aren’t the ...more
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Tabbed Browsing Increase CTR on Ads at Top of Page
28th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 13

Tabbed Browsing Increase CTR on Ads at Top of Page

The Scroll Bar Theory When I first started using AdSense one of the tips that some AdSense experts suggested was to run skyscrapers down the right hand side of your site because this is where readers eye would be drawn to when they went to use the scroll bar. Of ...more
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