Darren Rowse
MSN Search Engine Beta Optimization Techniques
21st of December 2004 Darren Rowse 2

MSN Search Engine Beta Optimization Techniques

MSN’s Search is one of the latest entries into the Search Engine market and many are tipping it to rival Yahoo and then Google in the popularity stakes for those wanting to get the best results from their searching of the billions of web pages currently online. Whilst it is ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Strategies Chicago Recap
21st of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Search Engine Strategies Chicago Recap

Rebecca Lieb has a worthwhile summary of the recent Search Engine Strategies (SES) conference and expo in Chicago. One of her more interesting paragraphs is a description of some comments by keynote speaker Danny Sullivan: ‘“Personal search is here,” Sullivan observed. Last year’s dream is this year’s reality, with the ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Professional Bloggers Association Developments
21st of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Professional Bloggers Association Developments

Paul over at Radiant Marketing Group has been talking about a Professional Bloggers Association (BPA?) for a while now – and today posts that a group of bloggers is ‘going underground’ to polish the concept up. I’m really interested in seeing what comes out of this although am still a ...more
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Online Ad Spend Up $45 Million in October
21st of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Online Ad Spend Up $45 Million in October

Clickz reports that October saw another 6.5% increase in online advertising – a second month in a row with such an increase: ‘Internet advertising increased by $45 million in October to reaching a total $741.2 million for the month, according to AdZone’s Internet Advertising Report. The 6.5 percent gain marked ...more
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Christmas present from Google
21st of December 2004 Darren Rowse 5

Christmas present from Google

It looks like Adsense have decided to send Christmas presents to some of their bigger earners this year. Its a ‘Mood lighting AM/FM Radio’ like the one pictured here. ‘Turn down the lights. Turn on the mood music. Now, let the light show gently take you on a journey into ...more
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How To Post Photos to Blogger
20th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 2

How To Post Photos to Blogger

One of the main complaints I hear from Blogger users about their blogging platform is the difficulty that they have in posting pictures to their blog. Photos, diagrams, graphs and other visuals can really lift a blog post so this can be a real limiting factor to using Blogger. So ...more
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Google’s Christmas Present – Ouch
20th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 8

Google’s Christmas Present – Ouch

This is a little of how I’m feeling this morning waking up for the third day with a sick feeling in my stomach. The feeling is partly physical – I suspect somewhere in the past week of three birthday parties, one work break up party, two Christmas parties and one ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Gawker Has Record Traffic in November
20th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Gawker Has Record Traffic in November

Choire Sicha has a round up of Gawker Media’s Traffic for the month of November – the month saw an increase by 6 million page views from 23 million to 29 million (click to enlarge graph). ‘Gawker had a substantial gain in November, adding more than a million page views ...more
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On Comment Spammers
20th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

On Comment Spammers

Jeremy at WebproNews has an interesting article written after meeting some comment spammers. ‘One of the comment spammers asked me: “You know why we spam blogs, don’t you?” And I knew the answer. They do it because blogs are easy targets and because, just like e-mail spam, it works…. Then ...more
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