Google Reader Reveal Subscriber Numbers to Feeds
15th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 25

Google Reader Reveal Subscriber Numbers to Feeds

Google Reader have just started showing how many readers are subscribing to an RSS feed in a similar way to the way that Bloglines have been showing subscriber numbers for years now. The subscriber numbers can be seen simply by doing a search for a blog’s name after clicking the ...more
RSS
Get Something Off Your Chest
14th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 112

Get Something Off Your Chest

It’s time to ‘get something off your chest’ about blogging. I listen to a sports radio station here in Melbourne and every Wednesday morning while I’m dropping my son off to his Grandma’s house for the day a segment comes on called ‘get something off your chest’. In the segment ...more
Reader Questions
International Blog Cup
13th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 34

International Blog Cup

Did you know that there’s an International Blog Cup going on at the moment. I just got an email from a reader saying that it’s on and that ProBlogger’s made the Quarter Finals (I didn’t even realize I was competing :-) ) There’s even a ‘Virtual Blog Cup’ for the ...more
Pro Blogging News
AdSense Introduce a Validation Period for Referrals Program – a Sign of Conversion Fraud?
13th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 18

AdSense Introduce a Validation Period for Referrals Program – a Sign of Conversion Fraud?

AdSense have made a change to their referral program by putting a validation periods on publishers when they display non Google products. In this period publishers earn a lower conversion commission while AdSense works out if your conversions are ‘valid’. Once the validation period ends you then will earn the ...more
Adsense
Sourcebench – a ProBlogger Community Blog Consulting Project
13th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 84

Sourcebench – a ProBlogger Community Blog Consulting Project

It’s time for the first ProBlogger Community Blog Consulting Session. I’ve explained what this is in my last post and would ask you to read it before you leave a comment below. The blog that we’re going to look at this week is Sourcebench. Thorsten is the blogger behind this ...more
Case Studies
ProBlogger Community Blog Consulting
13th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 58

ProBlogger Community Blog Consulting

Today I’d like to try something a little new here at ProBlogger and want to invite you to engage in a little blog consulting and work shopping on a reader’s blog. Let me explain why I’m doing this: I get asked to look at a lot of blogs – to ...more
Case Studies
What would you do if you owned ProBlogger.net?
12th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 64

What would you do if you owned ProBlogger.net?

Mani got my attention with this post today – What would you do if you owned ProBlogger.net? There’s some great answers in the comments section – would love to hear more of your ideas! PS: I actually think it’s a good question to ask others about your blog. In fact ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Become a Famous Blogger
12th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 52

How to Become a Famous Blogger

So you want to be a famous blogger? Cartoon Blogger Dave Walker has the secret on how to do it: Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons. via Blogging Expertise
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
What I Learned Giving Away $60,000 of Prizes in a Week
12th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 52

What I Learned Giving Away $60,000 of Prizes in a Week

A number of people have asked me to write some reflections on running the ProBlogger Birthday Bash $54,000 Giveaway last week. What were the results like? What did I learn? Will I do it again? How would I do it differently? All good questions – let me share a few ...more
Birthday Prize Giveaway