Darren Rowse
Is Contextual Advertising Viable on a Blog?
10th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 5

Is Contextual Advertising Viable on a Blog?

There has been an increasing amount of debate recently over both the ethics and viability of blogging commercially. The focus of this post is not to enter into the question of ‘should bloggers add income streams to their blogs’ – rather I want to examine whether it is a financially ...more
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InsideBlogging – The Blog Inside InsideBlogging
10th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

InsideBlogging – The Blog Inside InsideBlogging

Bloggers Darren Barefoot and Jeremy Wright have joined forces in a blogging consultancy relationship going by the name of ‘Inside Blogging’. Of course all good blog consultants can never have enough blogs so they’ve stared an InsideBlogging Blog to give readers the inside word on their new venture. Should be ...more
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2005 Australian Blogging Conference – more details released
10th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

2005 Australian Blogging Conference – more details released

The 2005 Australian Blogging Conference website has updated a few more details of the event to be held in Melbourne on either 18 or 25 February at a venue still to be confirmed. The cost will be $150 for a full day including lunch and refreshments. Its a bit more ...more
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Should You Use Targeted Keywords in URLs
10th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 4

Should You Use Targeted Keywords in URLs

‘Should You Use Targeted Keywords In URLs?’ – This is actually a question I’ve been asked on numerous occassions by bloggers wanting to optimize their blogs for Search Engines. The theory is that if you are writing a blog about matchsticks that your ranking will be higher if you domain ...more
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Web Design in 2005 – Predictions
9th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

Web Design in 2005 – Predictions

I’ve been very aware since starting this blog that the design I’ve got here is terrible. One knows by looking at it that whilst I might make a living from blogging that my skills do not lie in the design area (I usually get someone else to do it). However ...more
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Eight worst search optimization techniques
9th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Eight worst search optimization techniques

SEO Chat has another good article today outlining eight of the worst SEO techniques: ‘Some webmasters and SEO companies will use any means they can think of to get a high rank in search engine listings. That’s not always a good idea. Krissi Danielsson gives a detailed list of eight ...more
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Who is Your Blog’s Customer?
8th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

Who is Your Blog’s Customer?

I have a business coach who is helping me think through my blogging business. Its actually been very helpful so far even though he has very little experience of blogging. Part of the process has been me teaching him about the medium so that he’s able to help me structure ...more
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Google Testing Animated Ads
8th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 6

Google Testing Animated Ads

Yesterday I missed another change to Adsense – it seems they will be testing animated image ads – here is what they say on their site: ‘We’ll be accepting animated GIFs from a small test group of advertisers, and you’ll be able to display these ads on your pages! The ...more
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Blogger Idol
7th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

Blogger Idol

Earlier in the year I ran a blogging experiment by the name of Blogger Idol on one of my other blogs. It was a fun way of connect bloggers together to all write on a common theme each week. Over 150 bloggers signed up for weekly emails with a suggested ...more
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