Top 100 Blogs have an Average Age of 33.8 months
17th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 56

Top 100 Blogs have an Average Age of 33.8 months

“How do I get in the Technorati Top 100?” A new blogger asked me this question last week and my first suggestion to them was that most blogs in the top 100 had been active for quite a long time. My answer was off the top of my head and ...more
Pro Blogging News
bbPress 0.72 Launches
16th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 16

bbPress 0.72 Launches

If you run WordPress and are thinking of adding forums to your site you might be interested to hear that bbPress 0.72 has been launched in the last day or two. I’m yet to play with it but you can see it in action here and it seems to have ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Yahoo! Search Index Update
15th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Yahoo! Search Index Update

Did you notice any changes in the incoming traffic that Yahoo! sent you this week? If so, it’s because they did an index update according to their Yahoo! Search blog. It doesn’t look like a major update from what I can see but I’ve heard from two bloggers who reported ...more
Search Engine Optimization
What do You Think About Sponsored Posts? – Have your Say
14th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 49

What do You Think About Sponsored Posts? – Have your Say

A question that I’m increasingly being asked about is whether I agree with sponsored posts as a way to make money online from blogging. Sponsored posts are nothing new – bloggers have been doing it for years – writing posts in exchange for payments. What is new is the organized ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Chitika Launches Official Forum – Sphere
14th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Chitika Launches Official Forum – Sphere

Chitika have today Launched a forum for its publishers called Sphere. I’ve been using it for the last few days and its been a good way to chat with Chitika developers and other publishers. It is another forum to have to keep an eye on (I don’t really need yet ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls
AdSense add Multiple Custom Channels
13th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 12

AdSense add Multiple Custom Channels

AdSense have added the ability to use multiple custom channels on the one ad unit. I have to admit that when I first read it when I got up this morning that it made my head hurt a little but I can see it being a useful option for some ...more
Adsense
This Post may Offend some Readers… Twice…
13th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 30

This Post may Offend some Readers… Twice…

Warning: this post contains a little language that some might find a little offensive. If you’d rather not read it you might like to do something else (like join the conversation in this recent comment thread which is fast approaching my most commented upon post). Ok – those of you ...more
Pro Blogging News
Amazon adds features to aStore
13th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 2

Amazon adds features to aStore

Bloggers using Amazon’s aStore will have received an email today announcing some updates which include (the below is a direct quote from the email): For those of you linking from your website to your aStore rather than embedding it, we have added the capability to put a link back to ...more
Affiliate Programs
Blog Juice Calculator
12th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 21

Blog Juice Calculator

Text Link Ads have created a new toy for bloggers to play with called the Blog Juice Calculator (aff) which gives your blog a ranking on how much ‘blog juice’ it has in comparison to other blogs in your niche. They measure your blog juice by looking at Bloglines subscribers ...more
Blogging Tools and Services