Google Reader adds ‘Reader Trends’
4th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 14

Google Reader adds ‘Reader Trends’

I switched from Bloglines to Google Reader a month ago and I’ve not turned back. While it did take a little getting used to I quickly found a new rhythm of blogging and am not right at home with it. Today on the Google Reader blog they announced a new ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Introducing 12 Year Old ProBlogger – David Wilkinson
4th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 97

Introducing 12 Year Old ProBlogger – David Wilkinson

I love hearing stories of of young entrepreneurs and so today when I came across 12 year old ProBlogger David Wilkinson whose Web 2.0 blog is Techzi I was over the moon. Here’s a young guy who has recruited a couple of friends (one is 12, the other is 11) ...more
Case Studies
AdSense Testing Keyword-based Ad Filtering
4th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 17

AdSense Testing Keyword-based Ad Filtering

Brian at Caydel’s SEO Blog has written a post today revealing that Google AdSense is Beta-Testing Keyword-based Ad Filtering that allows publishers to nominate keywords that they don’t want ads about on their sites – a sort of ‘negative’ keyword targeting. This would help publishers who are getting mis-targeted and ...more
Adsense
6 Tips on Adding a Forum to Your Blog
4th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 35

6 Tips on Adding a Forum to Your Blog

Interweb World posts a useful list that reflects upon some of the lessons that they learned in the recent re-launch of a forum that didn’t take off the first time but which did really well the second. Their lessons include inviting an audience, promotion, creating content, responding and killing trolls. ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Speedlinking – 3 January 2007
3rd of January 2007 Darren Rowse 9

Speedlinking – 3 January 2007

LifeHack.org posts Six Improvements to Your Blog. Digital Inspiration has a useful post with a number of HTML tricks for Bloggers to give your blog posts a little style There’s a nice post over at Digital Point from a guy Burta who talks everyone through his journey of growing an ...more
Pro Blogging News
Case Study Update – Digital Photography School
3rd of January 2007 Darren Rowse 18

Case Study Update – Digital Photography School

I’ve been using my Digital Photography School as a case study over the past 9 months since it’s launch. I’ve previously talked about it (at launch in a vidcast, then giving a progress report and then talking about some of my goals for it) but it’s been almost six months ...more
Case Studies
Resources for creating a WordPress theme
3rd of January 2007 Darren Rowse 9

Resources for creating a WordPress theme

Rachel’s put together a list of Useful resources for creating a WordPress theme which kicks a new series of posts for those wanting to create WordPress themes.
Blog Design
ProBlogger Comments Competition Winner
2nd of January 2007 Darren Rowse 11

ProBlogger Comments Competition Winner

Mid December I posted that I’d be giving a special Christmas present to one lucky ProBlogger reader who left a comment here at ProBlogger between then and Christmas. Today I randomly chose the winner who will win a copy of each of the following 10 books that I rated as ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Andy Wibbels Offers Half Price Blog Training Season Pass
2nd of January 2007 Darren Rowse 7

Andy Wibbels Offers Half Price Blog Training Season Pass

A couple of years ago I came across an enthusiastic blogger by the name of Andy Wibbels who was putting together a 4 week course called Easy Bake Weblogs (aff) – a course for those just starting out in blogging to help them work out how to start a blog. ...more
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