When Google AdSense Doesn’t Provide Relevant Ads On a Blog
22nd of April 2008 Darren Rowse 48

When Google AdSense Doesn’t Provide Relevant Ads On a Blog

AdSense is a wonderful way to make money from blogs for many bloggers – however it’s not always suitable. Check out this post looking at the ads that AdSense put up on a blog for women over the age of 40. Ads included (to name just a few): MEET MARRIED ...more
Adsense
How to be a Ruthless Blogger (and Become More Productive and Focussed)
22nd of April 2008 Darren Rowse 68

How to be a Ruthless Blogger (and Become More Productive and Focussed)

Sometimes to grow your blog you need to be ruthless – otherwise you’ll become distracted, unproductive, lazy, unfocused and or lose your passion for blogging. Here’s 7 areas that I’ve found myself becoming more and more ruthless in in my blogging: Image by LLimllib 1. Declare war on comment spam ...more
Featured Posts
Six Apart Launch an Ad Network and New Services
21st of April 2008 Darren Rowse 19

Six Apart Launch an Ad Network and New Services

Tomorrow Six Apart will launch a new ad network, the acquisition of a social media agency and new ‘services’. I’ve published the full press release below but tomorrow Six Apart are going public with some major developments. The main components of the announcements today: A New Ad Network – for ...more
Advertising
What Are YOU About? [Choosing a Topic for Your Blog]
21st of April 2008 Darren Rowse 37

What Are YOU About? [Choosing a Topic for Your Blog]

I was reading through an old notebook last week and came across a quote that leapt out from the page at me. It was partly because it was written in CAPITALS and had arrows pointing at it – but partly because of what it said. “Probably the best place to ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Do You Write From Your Heart ?
20th of April 2008 Darren Rowse 57

Do You Write From Your Heart ?

In this post Abhijeet Mukherjee from Jeet Blog (where he writes about tech tweaks, blogging tips and productivity hacks) asks ‘do you write from the heart?’ As professional bloggers, freelancers or writers, sometimes we tend to be skeptical about our own content. We tend to think more about external aspects ...more
Writing Content
AdSense Secrets 4.0 Launches
20th of April 2008 Darren Rowse 68

AdSense Secrets 4.0 Launches

update: please note the update at the bottom of this post. It has been a big week for bloggers launching products and making special offers. AdSense guru Joel Comm has this week also announced a new product (or rather an update of an old one) called AdSense Secrets 4.0. Joe’s ...more
Adsense
How do You Know When You’ve Finished a Post?
19th of April 2008 Darren Rowse 63

How do You Know When You’ve Finished a Post?

Today I’m posting a reader question as a discussion starter. It comes from Richard King: Hey Darren – I blog casually and largely for my own benefit but I read your blog because I occasionally flirt with the idea of “doing things properly” and I think you post some great ...more
Writing Content
How to Deal with Negative Comments On Your Blog
19th of April 2008 Darren Rowse 93

How to Deal with Negative Comments On Your Blog

In this post Gala Darling from iCiNG tackles the question of how to handle negative emails on your blog. “How do you deal with hateful comments? For my blog I keep all comments moderated so I get a chance to see what people say on my site. I’m glad I ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Why I Love Twitter
18th of April 2008 Darren Rowse 62

Why I Love Twitter

Two days ago I asked my followers on Twitter why they loved Twitter. There were over 100 responses within 2 hours and some of them were really good – I wasn’t sure what to do with them all but just yesterday I’d seen a video with a whole lot of ...more
Social Media