Introduction to Blog Carnivals
4th of November 2006 Darren Rowse 22

Introduction to Blog Carnivals

Blog Carnivals are one way for bloggers to get their name out there and make connections with other bloggers. Over at fivecentnickel today nickel has posted Five Questions (and Answers) About Blog Carnivals which some bloggers will find useful. “For newer sites, the biggest reason to participate is exposure. It’s ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blog Credibility – Where does it Come from?
3rd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 14

Blog Credibility – Where does it Come from?

Eric asks a question that caught my attention today – How Does A Niche Blogger Gain Credibility? He suggest a number of possibilities including: The number of comments Technorati ranking Bloglines ranking Alexa ranking PageRank Quality of the posts I’d agree that the most important of these is the quality ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Elite Retreat
3rd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Elite Retreat

I was a little dubious when I first heard of the Elite Retreat but as I’ve been pondering it for the last 24 hours I’m convinced it is a good idea. What is it? Well in short – it’s an opportunity to spend a couple of days with a group ...more
Pro Blogging News
AdSense Testing Ads in Password Protected Areas
3rd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 5

AdSense Testing Ads in Password Protected Areas

Dave Taylor posts that AdSense are testing with a select group of publishers a program called ‘Site Authentication’ where they allow publishers to run their ads on password protected sites – something not previously allowed. He publishes part of an email that AdSense sent to testers: ‘”You are one of ...more
Advertising
10 + 9 Ways to Find Great Post Ideas for Your Blog
3rd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 24

10 + 9 Ways to Find Great Post Ideas for Your Blog

Randfish has a useful post over at SEOmoz with 10 Web Tools to Help Generate Blog Content Ideas. In it he lists a variety of tools including Google Groups, Technorati, Craigslist, Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, Google/Yahoo News, Keyword Tools, Wikipedia, Digg/Reddit and Yahoo! Answers. I’d add to the list Topix.net (which offers ...more
Writing Content
AdSense Referrals Program – 1 Year Review
2nd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 12

AdSense Referrals Program – 1 Year Review

It’s time for another earnings update on AdSense referrals. It’s now been almost a year since they were introduced (I think it was 4 November 2005) and so we’ve all had plenty of opportunity to test them. Referrals are Google’s first venture into CPA (cost per action) advertising and I’m ...more
Adsense
Give Brian 5 Minutes and He’ll Give you a Killer Headline for Your Next Blog Post!
2nd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 6

Give Brian 5 Minutes and He’ll Give you a Killer Headline for Your Next Blog Post!

Brian is at it again with 7 More Sure-Fire Headline Templates That Work over at Copyblogger.
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Performancing Partners Sends First Payments
2nd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 15

Performancing Partners Sends First Payments

I just received my first ever Performancing Partners (aff) payment (read my first impression review of the ad network here). It wasn’t a massive amount (in the mid ‘three figure’ range) but not bad for a first month. I’m not sure exactly how much of it was from advertisers and ...more
Advertising
Social Bookmarking Icons – Are they Worth It?
2nd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 52

Social Bookmarking Icons – Are they Worth It?

37 Signals has a post on a topic I’ve been pondering a lot lately also – those social bookmarking buttons at the bottom of blog posts that so many blogs have. They write: “Given the Ebola-like spread of these things they must be really effective, right? Not so much. Zero ...more
Social Media