Darren Rowse
The State of Blogging in America – Stats Released
3rd of January 2005 Darren Rowse

The State of Blogging in America – Stats Released

The Pew Internet and American Life Project have announced study results into the state of American Blogging. Get the full PDF study here. Some of their results include: – 8 million American adults say they have created blogs (around 7% of the population); – blog readership jumped 58% in 2004 ...more
Blog News
Blogs go Mainstream…. Again
3rd of January 2005 Darren Rowse

Blogs go Mainstream…. Again

The BBC announces that Blogs are taking on the mainstream – ‘Web logs or blogs are everywhere, with at least an estimated five million on the web and that number is set to grow…. But this year the focus has been on blogs which cast a critical eye over news ...more
Blog News
Google PageRank Update Under Way
3rd of January 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Google PageRank Update Under Way

As we predicted a couple of weeks ago – it seems that Google is now doing a PageRank Update. As with the back link update a week or two back this will take a few days (a week or more some suggest) to settle down. Google have chosen to do ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Blog Herald Predictions for 2005
1st of January 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Blog Herald Predictions for 2005

The Blog Herald have just predicted their Predictions for blogging in 2005 which make interesting reading (although the first three they admit they’ve been predicting for a couple of years now). Anyway – some of the predictions are quite relevant for those wanting to make money from blogging so they ...more
Pro Blogging News
The 2005 Business Blogging Awards
1st of January 2005 Darren Rowse

The 2005 Business Blogging Awards

Jeremy and Darren over at Inside Blogging have decided to hold the very first ‘Business Blogging Awards‘ which is already causing some excitement on a number of business blogs that I saw on my rounds today. They are accepting nominations here until January 24 at which time a panel will ...more
Pro Blogging News
Favorite Pro Blogging Resources of 2004
31st of December 2004 Darren Rowse 6

Favorite Pro Blogging Resources of 2004

Well it is New Years Eve here in Australia and I’ve been holed up in bed for the last few days with the flu. All I’ve really been able to do is a few short bursts of blogging and a lot of thinking about life, the past year and what ...more
Pro Blogging News
Message Cast – Live Message Alerts
31st of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Message Cast – Live Message Alerts

I’m testing Live Message Alerts on this blog at the moment which enables you the reader to receive an alert every time I post new content. You can choose to be alerted either on you msn messenger, via email and/or to your mobile device. You have to have an MSN ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
10 Emerging Trends for Bloggers to Watch in 2005
31st of December 2004 Darren Rowse

10 Emerging Trends for Bloggers to Watch in 2005

The Scotsman has one of the more useful predictions for 2005 lists that I’ve read over the past week or so. They write about the 10 trends that will shape 2005. I think its a worthwhile list for enterprising bloggers to consider – it might just give you a hint ...more
Pro Blogging News
About.com – Megablog
31st of December 2004 Darren Rowse 2

About.com – Megablog

What is the biggest pro blogging operation that you can think of? If you believed the press it would probably either be Gawker or Weblogs Inc. They certainly know how to get press coverage. But whilst they are successful blogging networks there is another one that is quietly going about ...more
Case Studies