AdSense Ad Click Zones – Gmail and Other Large Sites Get a Better Deal
30th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 52

AdSense Ad Click Zones – Gmail and Other Large Sites Get a Better Deal

Are AdSense truly interested in cutting down mistaken clicks on ads? If so – why do some of the biggest sites on the web (including one of their own) still have most of their ad units clickable while the average publisher does not? I just had an email from WebbyThoughts ...more
Adsense
How Much Money Do Bloggers Earn Blogging?
30th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 127

How Much Money Do Bloggers Earn Blogging?

Earlier in the month I asked readers to share their blog earnings for the month of October. As usual this poll was a popular one with 3054 responses. I’ve run this survey previously so will compare the results between this and last time I ran it below. Of this number ...more
Blogging for Dollars
ProBlogger Community Consulting 2.0
30th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 55

ProBlogger Community Consulting 2.0

Would you like your blog to be constructively critiqued by hundreds of ProBloggers (and aspiring ProBloggers)? Read on to find out how you could be the next recipient of a ProBlogger Community Consultation. Last month I ran a little experiment here on ProBlogger – ProBlogger Community Blog Consulting. The idea ...more
Case Studies
More on Amazon ‘Buy Now’ Buttons
29th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 15

More on Amazon ‘Buy Now’ Buttons

Roman from Phone Area emailed me after seeing my recent post on adding Amazon ‘buy now’ buttons to posts with a similar suggestion that extends the principle: “I’ve used this method for a couple months and took it a step further to get more impressions and revenue: I don’t link ...more
Affiliate Programs
Add a Buy Now Button to Your Affiliate Links and Increase Conversions
29th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 25

Add a Buy Now Button to Your Affiliate Links and Increase Conversions

Self Made Minds had a short but brilliant post last week that I think is Gold for those using Amazon’s affiliate program to make money from their blog (in fact it can be adapted to any affiliate program). Al writes that he hacked together a little ‘Buy Now’ in the ...more
Affiliate Programs
Two Important Reasons to Subscribe to Your Own RSS Feeds
29th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 44

Two Important Reasons to Subscribe to Your Own RSS Feeds

Do You Subscribe to Your Own RSS Feeds? Some might think that subscribing to yourself is nothing more than an exercise in vanity – but I believe it’s good blogging practice and something that can improve your blog. This morning I was wading through the thousands of unread items in ...more
RSS
How Does Your Comment Policy Affect Your Readership?
29th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 60

How Does Your Comment Policy Affect Your Readership?

This guest post was submitted by Elise Bauer, Publisher of Simply Recipes and Editor-in-Chief of Learning Movable Type Read blogs long enough and one thing will begin to stand out is the varying tenor and quality of comments on different blogs. When I first started publishing my own blogs and ...more
Featured Posts
User Generated Content and the Threat to Journalism
28th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 33

User Generated Content and the Threat to Journalism

A few weeks back I asked readers for their opinion on a topic that I’d been asked to write a short column on for the Australian Marketing Magazine (no online version of the article that I can find). The question was – ‘Will the growing popularity of digital user-generated content ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Get Your Domain Indexed by Google After Being Banned
28th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 21

How to Get Your Domain Indexed by Google After Being Banned

Those looking to buy a new domain for a blog might find a post by Chris Webb titled Banned From Google – How I Finally Got Listed useful. In it Chris describes his struggle to get listed in Google and the discovery of how his domain was previously used by ...more
Search Engine Optimization