Earning Money From Contextual Ads
8th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Earning Money From Contextual Ads

SEO Roundtable has a nice summary of a session at SES Chicago with Jeremy Schomaker and Jennifer Slegg (notice they both have JS initials – could be something in that!) on the topic of Earning Money From Contextual Ads. There’s not much in it that experienced contextual advertising publishers won’t ...more
Adsense
Performancing Ad Network to Introduce Network Ads
7th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 27

Performancing Ad Network to Introduce Network Ads

Performancing Partners Ad Network (aff) has been around for a couple of months now and I’m seeing more and more publishers with ads being bought on their blogs. However for some (especially smaller blogs) it’s harder to get advertisers signed up and so Performancing are introducing a new type of ...more
Advertising
Poll of the Week – How much did You Earn from AdSense in November 2006?
7th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 54

Poll of the Week – How much did You Earn from AdSense in November 2006?

Every few days someone asks me when I’m going to do another ‘poll of the week’. The reason I’ve not done any is that the plugin I was using to run them had some security problems and I was waiting for an update. This has recently come through so I’ve ...more
Adsense
8 Signs it Might Be Time to Take a Break from Blogging
7th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 34

8 Signs it Might Be Time to Take a Break from Blogging

“English cricketer Jim Young, 57, carried on batting after a heart attack at the crease in Buntingford, Hertfordshire. He scored another 12 for his village team despite crushing chest pains. He collapsed to his knees and was taken off but went back after a glass of water and scored four ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
The Argument Against CAPTCHAs
7th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 28

The Argument Against CAPTCHAs

Mark Styles has posted over at Weblog Tools a post on CAPTCHAs (wikipedia’s page on them here) which makes some good points about why they might not be the best solution for stopping comment spam on a blog. Here’s a few of his main points: Any extra work required to ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Online Consumers Spending Up these Holidays – How are Your Earnings?
6th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 26

Online Consumers Spending Up these Holidays – How are Your Earnings?

Clickz reports on the latest stats of online spending this holiday season. Spending online is up 24% (with last month totaling $11.75 billion) on last year and traffic is up 13% (it seems people are buying more per visit this year). Obviously those taking the majority of this income are ...more
Blog News
What People Searched Yahoo! for in 2006
6th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 8

What People Searched Yahoo! for in 2006

Searching for a topic for a new blog? One approach is to look at what people are searching the web for and Yahoo! has helped out today by providing us all with a series of Top Ten Lists of 2006 in different categories. Of course there are only so many ...more
Pro Blogging News
Speedlinking – 6 December 2006
6th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Speedlinking – 6 December 2006

Two announcements are echoing around the blogosphere today: Jason Calacanis today announced he’s taken up a new job after leaving AOL Entrepreneur in Action (EIA) at Sequoia Capital. The Blog Herald’s new owners have been announced as a network called the Bloggy Network Ltd – not to be confused with ...more
Pro Blogging News
7 Reasons Why Personal Blogs Rock
6th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 44

7 Reasons Why Personal Blogs Rock

I am regularly asked how I started blogging and whether I’ve always been into making money from them. My first entry into blogging around four years ago was on a free blogspot blog which was largely a personal blog in which I reflected upon many aspects of life including spirituality, ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips