Darren Rowse
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
Pro Blogging News
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
Pro Blogging News
A Message of Hope for Depressed ProBloggers
13th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

A Message of Hope for Depressed ProBloggers

Judging by my inbox this mornig it seems that my post examining whether contextual advertising is viable on a blog both inspired and depressed a few bloggers that had been thinking about running Adsense and Overture on their blogs. In short what I was trying to show in the post ...more
Pro Blogging News
PubSub LinkRanks
13th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

PubSub LinkRanks

PubSub LinkRanks are a useful tool that help to keep track of how different domains are being linked to by the blogosphere. They define them as: ‘LinkRanks are a measure of how many pages link to each particular site, with more weight given to fresher links and to links from ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Making a Meal of Your Blog
13th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Making a Meal of Your Blog

The Washington Post has a basic article on how to blog. One of their sections is on posting regularly with a quote from Biz Stone: ‘When a blogger adds new material, it’s called a post. And good blogging demands frequent posting. Biz Stone, 30, Blogger senior specialist at Google (www.bizstone.com), ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
The Alpha Bloggers
13th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

The Alpha Bloggers

Newsweek has an interesting article this week on the Alpha Bloggers (A list bloggers) – There is nothing too new in it although I was interested in this last paragraph – complete with a typical Doc Searls back hander swipe at a Probloggers. ‘And what do the alpha bloggers get ...more
Pro Blogging News
The Blogfather? Jason Calacanis expands family
11th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

The Blogfather? Jason Calacanis expands family

Netimperative has an interesting interview with Jason Calacanis whom they label ‘the blogfather’. ‘The term ‘exponential growth’ seems almost an understatement when discussing blogs. But attempts to commercialise this new form remain thin on the ground. New Yorker Jason Calacanis, who has just launched his 62nd commercial blog, tells Alex ...more
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