Digg To Stop Making Their Users Famous
2nd of February 2007 Darren Rowse 19

Digg To Stop Making Their Users Famous

Digg have decided to scrap the top Diggers list – as of tomorrow. This comes as a result of increasing numbers of people attempting to pay top users to get them on the popular page. This will cause a big stir among some digg users (especially those who have built ...more
Social Media
AdSense Lower AdWords and AdSense Referral Threshold and Payments
2nd of February 2007 Darren Rowse 7

AdSense Lower AdWords and AdSense Referral Threshold and Payments

It looks like AdSense might be changing their payment structure for their AdSense and AdWords referrals. After a tip from a reader I just logged into my account and saw that today I have XX conversions for my AdSense referrals for a total of $XXX and X conversions for AdWords ...more
Adsense
The 5 ‘Bloody Good’ Laws of Persuasive Blogging
2nd of February 2007 Darren Rowse 4

The 5 ‘Bloody Good’ Laws of Persuasive Blogging

I often am asked for the key elements of a successful blog – it’s something that I struggle to answer (as much as I’d like to be able to box it all neatly) as there are many slippery aspects to consider. However today Brian writes The 5 Immutable Laws of ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
10 Tools for More Efficient Webmastering
2nd of February 2007 Darren Rowse 9

10 Tools for More Efficient Webmastering

LeeDodd has put together a useful list of 10 Ways to Become a More Efficient Webmaster. It’s a list of 10 tools that he uses in the running of his numerous sites and forums. They include a number of SEO tools that could be used for all types of websites. ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Speedlinking – 2 February 2007
2nd of February 2007 Darren Rowse 3

Speedlinking – 2 February 2007

Jeremy’s just published the podcast of an interview that he did with Brian Axe from AdSense (he’s a group product manager) which is one of the more illuminating insights into AdSense that I’ve seen for a while. I won’t rehash the whole thing here as Jeremy’s written some worthwhile show ...more
Pro Blogging News
Get your ProBlogger Blidget Here
2nd of February 2007 Darren Rowse 25

Get your ProBlogger Blidget Here

I’ve just added the ability for readers to put a ProBlogger Widget on their blog’s sidebars using a new system called Blidgets by Widgetbox. To use my widget you can get it at Widgetbox – ProBlogger Widget or click this icon. If you use it I’d love to hear about ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
WordPress Custom Fields Contest – Win Great Prizes
2nd of February 2007 Darren Rowse 2

WordPress Custom Fields Contest – Win Great Prizes

Aaron is holding a contest for WP users who want to show the most effective use of the WP ‘Custom Fields’ feature. Read details of the competition at WordPress Custom Fields Contest. I’m one of five judges (no bribes will be (publicly) accepted). There are already some good prizes up ...more
Pro Blogging News
Pay Per Post to Launch New Features
1st of February 2007 Darren Rowse 18

Pay Per Post to Launch New Features

Clickz reports today that Pay Per Post is readying itself to launch some new features this Monday including the following: 3 new video ad products – where advertisers can pay bloggers to create videos about their products, where they can run ads before and/or after the video reviews and where ...more
Advertising
BlogAds Live linking Ads
1st of February 2007 Darren Rowse 3

BlogAds Live linking Ads

Blogads.com are beta testing a dynamic ad called ‘live linking’ ads which is a new ad unit that updates it’d headlines every fifteen minutes from an advertisers RSS feed. Here’s an example of how one they’re testing looks. It looks like an interesting ad style and one that is ideal ...more
Advertising