7 Steps to Better Business Blogging
22nd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 6

7 Steps to Better Business Blogging

The following reader quick tip was submitted by Ann Handley from Marketing Profs: Daily Fix. One of the questions I often field comes from business owners who are thinking of launching a blog but are wondering, “What can I write about…?” A recent post by Poynter contributor Vince Maher does ...more
Business Blogging
Techniques for Improving Affiliate Program Performance
22nd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Techniques for Improving Affiliate Program Performance

Once you’ve chosen an affiliate product or program to promote on your blog you cannot just slap a link to it into your sidebar and forget about it. The task then is in thinking about how you’ll drive readers to it. Similarly to contextual advertising – positioning of your links ...more
Affiliate Programs
New Google Ad Placements « John Chow dot Com
22nd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 3

New Google Ad Placements « John Chow dot Com

John Chow has posted details of a new AdSense beta which allows publishers to highlight certain ad units to advertisers and tell them what position the ads are in. John writes: “To use Google Ad Placement, you create and implement a custom channel just as you would before – tracking ...more
Adsense
ProBlogger Downtime
21st of November 2006 Darren Rowse 1

ProBlogger Downtime

Just a short note to let readers know to expect a little downtime on ProBlogger later today or two as we’ll be moving it over onto b5media’s servers. Hopefully this will lead a few of the glitches that the blog’s been suffering the last couple of months being ironed out. ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Blogs, forums and .edu and .gov Links
21st of November 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Blogs, forums and .edu and .gov Links

This reader Quick Tip was submitted by Moshe Morris from SEM Basics. Oftentimes links from sites with the .edu and .gov extention can be particularly helpful when trying to rank well in the search engines. Here, then, is a quick and easy way to find some (potentially) high quality .edu ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Technorati adds Link Count Widget
21st of November 2006 Darren Rowse 4

Technorati adds Link Count Widget

A couple of days back Technorati released a new widget that counts the number of links pointing at any given blog post. It’s called the Link Count Widget. So at the end of a post you’ll get a little link and logo like this: This is useful in that it ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Who is competing against you for your keywords
21st of November 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Who is competing against you for your keywords

This reader Quick Tip was submitted by Moshe Morris from SEM Basics. Ultimately speaking, what determines if a keyword is difficult or hard to ran in the major search engiens is the quality of your competition. You can compete against every site in the internet, but if none of them ...more
Search Engine Optimization
How many sites compete for a keyword (and why you want to know)
21st of November 2006 Darren Rowse 4

How many sites compete for a keyword (and why you want to know)

This reader Quick Tip was submitted by Moshe Morris from SEM Basics. Moshe has submitted 3 tips to this series – I’ll run the next two later today as they are all SEO related. In SEO it is extremely helpful to know how many sites you are actually competing against ...more
Search Engine Optimization
How to Choose Affiliate Programs for Your Blog
21st of November 2006 Darren Rowse 14

How to Choose Affiliate Programs for Your Blog

Another task that is worth doing in order to prepare your blogs for the end of the year is fine tuning your affiliate programs. Affiliate programs are quite a different way of monetizing your blog than advertising and while there are some similar principles that come into play when optimizing ...more
Affiliate Programs