Darren Rowse
Google Page Rank and Backlinks Update – Coming Soon
17th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

Google Page Rank and Backlinks Update – Coming Soon

Are you waiting for the next page rank update from Google to move up their results page and bring you a flood of new traffic? (aren’t we all?) Well a little well places birdie told me last night that Google are getting close to an update – in fact a ...more
Pro Blogging News
The Twelve Days of New Media Christmas
17th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

The Twelve Days of New Media Christmas

Jordon Cooper has a good post titled The Twelve Days of a New Media Christmas which is choc a bloc full of new media goodies to make any new media junkie’s mouth water – ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas are upon us and our trees are full of “geese a ...more
Blog News
Blogs for Sale – How Much is Your Blog Worth?
16th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 12

Blogs for Sale – How Much is Your Blog Worth?

One of the trends that I suspect we’ll see more of in 2005 and beyond is Blogs for Sale. This past year saw Jeremy Wright sell his blog which proved that its possible – but the question it leaves me wondering is – ‘How Much?’ How much would you sell ...more
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Doc Searls responds to Blogging for Money Criticism
16th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 3

Doc Searls responds to Blogging for Money Criticism

Doc Searls has been on the receiving end of some criticism recently after some of what he said at BloggerCon and a quote that appeared in a recent Newsweek article on blogging. Today he posts a good post clarifying his postition on problogging: ‘So let me make this as clear ...more
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Holiday Visits to Retail Sites Up 24 Percent
16th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Holiday Visits to Retail Sites Up 24 Percent

ClickZ reports that traffic continues to be up in online retail outlets which is a good sign for many probloggers who use affiliate programs to send their readers to such stores: ‘In another indication of the growth of advertising and retail opportunities online this holiday season, U.S. visits to shopping ...more
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Weblogs Inc revise 100 blogs in a year prediction
15th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Weblogs Inc revise 100 blogs in a year prediction

Jason Calacanis reflects upon the end of Weblogs Inc’s first year of blogging in which they had predicted started 100 blogs but in which they will actually start approximately 75. He writes: ‘However, the main reason for us not hitting 100 is that we decided to shift our strategy from ...more
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Feedburner Feedcount
15th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

Feedburner Feedcount

I have recently been using Feedburner’s RSS services and have found them to work quite well. A number of you now read this site via the Feedburner RSS feed (although most still track us on the old one). In the last day or two Feedburner have added a new feature ...more
Blog Promotion
Marketers Spent $4 Billion on Search Advertising
15th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Marketers Spent $4 Billion on Search Advertising

Those of you running contextual advertising programs will be happy to hear these latest figures – ‘Advertisers will spend $4 billion in 2004 by year-end on search marketing programs, and are expected to spend 39 percent more on such programs in 2005, according to the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization ...more
Advertising
Blog Predictions for 2005
15th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Blog Predictions for 2005

Already I’ve seen three articles with predictions for 2005 – expect a lot more! The best of those relating to Blogging today is from Pete Blackshaw from ClickZ who writes a number of insightful predictions including one on blogs which he says will ‘absorb flak, yet stay on track’: ‘Publishers, ...more
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