Darren Rowse
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
Blog Design
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
Search Engine Optimization
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
Pro Blogging News
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
Adsense
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
Blog News
The Cancer Blog – Weblogs Inc
7th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 4

The Cancer Blog – Weblogs Inc

Weblogs Inc have launched yet another blog this time focusing upon health care. It is the Cancer Blog. it is an interesting move by the team at Weblogs Inc to move in this direction. Leading the charge as the editor of the blog is a medical resident, Leonardo Faoro – ...more
Case Studies
No more beer, drugs, tobacco or weaponry for you!
7th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

No more beer, drugs, tobacco or weaponry for you!

If you’re using Adsense to bring an income stream to your blog about alcohol, tobacco, weapons or prescription drugs then it might be time to find a new advertising method because in part of the latest update on Google they have moved to ban such topics. They have also re ...more
Adsense
New URL Channel Feature on Adsense
7th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

New URL Channel Feature on Adsense

Adsense forums are buzzing this morning over a new feature added to the Adsense program in the last few hours that allows publishers to track their statistics without adding code to pages. You simply add the URL of the site, directory, category and they will provide statistics for that part ...more
Adsense
The Ten Commandments of Keyword Selection
7th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 3

The Ten Commandments of Keyword Selection

SEO Chat has an interesting article on Keyword Selection which may be helpful for some bloggers wanting to generate quality income around targeted keywords: ‘Is your website getting a lot of traffic, but not a lot of sales? Maybe you need to take a look at the keywords you’re using. ...more
Search Engine Optimization