How to Find Your Reader’s Questions and Improve Your Blog
7th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 21

How to Find Your Reader’s Questions and Improve Your Blog

103 bees has added a very useful tool to their search terms analysis system. Previously they enabled users to track what keywords people were using to arrive at your blog but now they’ve added questions analysis. They’ve worked out a way to tell if a search term is a question ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Australian Financial Review on Microsoft Laptop Saga
6th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 10

Australian Financial Review on Microsoft Laptop Saga

The Australian Financial Review has a short piece on me and the computer that Microsoft sent me this week. The article also features a comment from Trevor Cook. AFR’s website is a little bizarre so I’m not sure how long the article will be up and I can’t copy and ...more
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WordPress 2.0.6 Upgrade Available
6th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 10

WordPress 2.0.6 Upgrade Available

If you’re a WordPress blogger you’ll want to take a look at this post over at WP’s Development blog announcing an upgrade to WordPress 2.0.6. It’s a security upgrade and therefore something to pay attention to. They also note that this is the last update before the release of WP ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Lifehacker – An Example of what Helpful and Positive Blogging Can Do
6th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 7

Lifehacker – An Example of what Helpful and Positive Blogging Can Do

The Wall Street Journal had a nice piece on Gina Trapani’s Lifehacker yesterday at Lifehacker Draws Visitors With Time-Saving Tech Tips. Lifehacker is a standout blog in my opinion and a prime example of how blogs can be more than just creating noise and clutter on the web by actually ...more
Case Studies
Speedlinking – 6 January 2007
6th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 7

Speedlinking – 6 January 2007

Aaron has started a series of posts titled Podcasting Essentials where he’s going to be unpacking some of the lessons from starting his own podcast. Do you have a Bad Back or Sore neck from all those hours in front of the computer? Web Worker Daily has some exercises that ...more
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2007 Bloggies Open for Nominations
5th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 3

2007 Bloggies Open for Nominations

The Seventh Annual Weblog Awards is now open for nominations for it’s 2007 awards. This is one of the bigger annual blog awards with a fairly broad selection of categories so head over and start nominating – but before you do – how about taking a few minutes to run ...more
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Email Newsletter Services – What do You Use?
5th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 43

Email Newsletter Services – What do You Use?

I’m looking for a new email newsletter solution – does anyone have any recommendations? I’m looking for a service that will handle multiple newsletters with 15,000 or more subscribers on a weekly basis, that will be reliable, that’s not too expensive (I don’t mind paying something), that is easy to ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Performancing and PayPerPost Deal is Off
5th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 11

Performancing and PayPerPost Deal is Off

In news that I suspect will please many Performancing users Nick Wilson is just about to announce that their deal to sell some of their assets to PayPerPost is off. Nick writes: “After much discussion, we’ve decided that the deal proposed by PayPerPost just isnt right for us or our ...more
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AdBrite InVideo Video Player and Advertising
5th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 18

AdBrite InVideo Video Player and Advertising

I just saw the promo page of the new video solution/player that AdBrite are about to launch for bloggers and webmasters who want to use video on their sites and monetize it. It’s called ‘InVideo’ (beta) and it’s got some features that have me interested (if only I used video). ...more
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