How to turn a normal WordPress installation into a working online shop
5th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 36

How to turn a normal WordPress installation into a working online shop

Ever thought of adding a shop to your blog? I know some of you have as you’ve asked me how to do it. There are a few options emerging for bloggers. We’ve seen Chitika launch Shoplinc and Amazon launch aStores – but both don’t really give you a heap of ...more
General
Blogging for Chickens Ends – 110 Pairs of Chickens Donated
4th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Blogging for Chickens Ends – 110 Pairs of Chickens Donated

Just a short note to let people know that the Blogging for Chickens project is officially over. Thanks to all who have made donations. The total raised was $1100 (AU) (around $830US) – that is 110 pairs of chickens going to families living in poverty. Having travelled through and lived ...more
ProBlogger Site News
How to Be Curious
4th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 23

How to Be Curious

This post builds on yesterday’s post on the Curious Blogger. Is curiosity a personality trait or can it be learned? I suspect that personality type does come into being curious. Some people seem to be naturally wired in a way where they’re doing the above things – however I also ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Google PageRank Frequently Asked Questions
3rd of October 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Google PageRank Frequently Asked Questions

Matt Cutts (Google Engineer) has a useful post on Google PageRank which answers some of the frequently asked questions about PR and PR updates which comes on the heals of the latest PR update. Here are a few key comments to the questions I get asked a lot: “PageRank is ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Chitika Publishers Report Increases in Earnings for October
3rd of October 2006 Darren Rowse 14

Chitika Publishers Report Increases in Earnings for October

I’ve had emails from 5 different Chitika (aff) publishers this morning all asking me if Chitika have made some sort of change to their system because yesterday’s (1 October) earnings were significantly up. Publishers are reporting 20-40% jumps in earnings for the first day of October. The increase seems to ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls
AdSense, YPN and Chitika Preview Tool
3rd of October 2006 Darren Rowse 4

AdSense, YPN and Chitika Preview Tool

Have you ever wondered what ads are showing in your AdSense, Chitika and YPN units around the world in different locations? These advertising systems are all geographically targeted advertising systems (Chitika less so but they do to some extent). The ads you see in your part of the world can ...more
Adsense
The Curious Blogger
3rd of October 2006 Darren Rowse 10

The Curious Blogger

Curiosity might kill cats but it can bring life to a blog. One of the characteristics that I’ve observed many successful bloggers having is ‘curiosity’. Wikipedia defines curiosity as: “any natural inquisitive behaviour, evident by observation in many animal species, and is the emotional aspect of living beings that engenders ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Expertise, Knowledge and Intuition in Blogging
2nd of October 2006 Darren Rowse 12

Expertise, Knowledge and Intuition in Blogging

Do you post out of what you know or do you blog intuitively? On the recommendation of Brian I’ve started reading Ogilvy on Advertising (aff) over the last couple of weeks. It’s a fairly dated book in some respects but it’s fascinating to see how many of the principles have ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips