Vanilla Forums
10th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 46

Vanilla Forums

Have any readers had any experience with Vanilla as a forum platform? I’d be interested to hear people’s feedback.
Blogging Tools and Services
How AdSense Determines Which Ads to Show Where – Ad Rank Explained
10th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 5

How AdSense Determines Which Ads to Show Where – Ad Rank Explained

Inside AdSense has a useful post on how AdSense determines what order ads will appear on your site. While the price an advertiser is willing to pay per click is definitely a factor it’s not the only one. There is a complex algorithm behind it which they attempt to explain ...more
Adsense
(Another) Day in the life of a ProBlogger
10th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 53

(Another) Day in the life of a ProBlogger

Since writing my last day in the life of a ProBlogger post my daily rhythm has changed a bit since I wrote it in November 2004 (and updated it in April 2005). As a result I thought I’d describe my daily workflow again. It’s worth noting that this is a ...more
Pro Blogging News
The Problem with Hosted Blog Platforms
9th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 39

The Problem with Hosted Blog Platforms

Emily reflects upon the problem of starting a blog on a hosted service like TypePad and relying upon the subdomain URL you are given when you do in a post rather appropriately titled Starting a new blog? Get your own domain name! Do NOT use a subdomain. ‘The irony here ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Successful Affiliate Marketer Shares Knowledge
9th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Successful Affiliate Marketer Shares Knowledge

I was just surfing through SitePoint forums this afternoon and came across a thread that was well worth a read. It starts with a post by a guy by the name of Jon who posts a screen capture of his Commission Junction affiliate earnings. In the last couple of months ...more
Affiliate Programs
AdRotator – Ad Rotating Plugin for WordPress Users
9th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 26

AdRotator – Ad Rotating Plugin for WordPress Users

Over the last few days I’ve been playing around with the AdRotator – Ad Rotating Plugin for WordPress here at ProBlogger. The ads you see in the banner position are now rotating through three different options so that every third page view gets a different ad. The plugin allows you ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
How to Measure a Blog’s Success?
9th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 25

How to Measure a Blog’s Success?

As I was writing my post a couple of days back on the Conversation Index (comment to post ratio) that some bloggers are talking about as a measure of success for blogging I found myself asking the question: ‘How should a blog’s success be measured?’ As I mentioned in my ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Hate Links
8th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 2

Hate Links

A couple of related links that came through my inbox this morning: The Stop Snark Manifesto – One blogger’s attempt to end Blog Snark-i-ness Handling Hate – Andy Hagans on ‘Hate’ in the blogosphere
Pro Blogging News
Turn to Compete with AdSense
8th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 12

Turn to Compete with AdSense

I’m thinking of starting my own contextual advertising company. It seems to be the thing to do with YPN getting into it last year, MSN on the way, Amazon rumored to be getting into it and today talk of yet another competitor to AdSense – ‘Turn’. The word is that ...more
Advertising