Reflections from an ‘unlikely media magnate’
11th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 20

Reflections from an ‘unlikely media magnate’

Today’s been a fun day as a result of the Sydney Morning Herald article (it didn’t appear in the Age for those asking). I finally managed to get a copy of the hard copy and was amazed to see it as a half page spread on page 3. I was ...more
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Welcome Sydney Morning Herald Readers
11th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 14

Welcome Sydney Morning Herald Readers

Welcome to readers of SMH who may have found themselves here after the article printed there today. If this is your first time to ProBlogger.net then let me give you a quick tour of my virtual space. Grab a coffee and make yourself comfortable while I show you around. Firstly, ...more
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Introduction to Advertising Optimization – High Paying Ads
11th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 19

Introduction to Advertising Optimization – High Paying Ads

The last element of the mix to consider as you look to optimise your Advertising revenue on your blog is the actual amount that the ad will pay. As we’ve discussed earlier in this series, there are many different advertising programs out there for bloggers – but most fall into ...more
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Social Networking Video
10th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Social Networking Video

I just watched this very amusing video on Social Networking (particularly MySpace). Found via Small Business Trends
Blogging Tools and Services
Blogger achieves 5000% ROI from Blogging
10th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 16

Blogger achieves 5000% ROI from Blogging

Debbie Weil writes that Charlene Li has apparently brought in close to one million dollars in business to her employer, Forrester, in the last year – all through her blogging. That’s a 5000% Return on Investment! ‘That’s based on her calculation that her $14.95 / month account with TypePad triggered ...more
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2web – Australian Web 2.0 Bloggers and Entrepreneurs
10th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 3

2web – Australian Web 2.0 Bloggers and Entrepreneurs

Some Aussie bloggers and webby type entrepreneurs have started to self organize over the last couple of weeks and have decided to come together for conversation and a bit of evangelization under the name 2web. There’s only 8 of us at this stage and I’m sure others will join our ...more
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Performancing Metrics Review
10th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 46

Performancing Metrics Review

As I mentioned earlier today, I’ve been one of the alpha testers of Performancing’s new Metrics tool. We’ve been using it on a number of b5media blogs over the past couple of weeks (including ProBlogger) since Nick approached us with the opportunity. I’d actually heard of the package previously in ...more
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‘Old media must embrace the amateur’ says Reuters Head
10th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 16

‘Old media must embrace the amateur’ says Reuters Head

There’s a fascinating article over at the Financial Times by Tom Glocer of (head of Reuters) on how Old media must embrace the amateur which has a lot of talk about new media. Here are a few snippets:
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How to: Placing Adsense Strategically Between Posts
9th of March 2006 68

How to: Placing Adsense Strategically Between Posts

Greetings, fellow Probloggers (and those who aspire to be probloggers). It’s somewhat surreal to be posting here. Darren’s highlighted who I am pretty well (though I’m not sure where he dug up that photo!), so I’ll simply add that my strength lies in WordPress. I have been an active part ...more
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