Choosing a Blog Platform
15th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 266

Choosing a Blog Platform

This post talks readers through some of the issues that they need to think through regarding choosing a blog platform. Update: please check out our more up to date post – How to Start a Blog for advice on blogging platforms and much more. ‘Which Blog Platform Should I use?’ ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
How to Choose a Niche Topic for your Blog
15th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 99

How to Choose a Niche Topic for your Blog

The approach I’ve taken to build a business around blogging has been to build multiple blogs around niche topics. I describe the reasons for this in my post One Blog Many Categories or Many Blogs? but I regularly am asked about how I choose my niche topics to blog about. ...more
Start a Blog
AdSense testing third parties involvement in Serving Ads to Publishers
15th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 2

AdSense testing third parties involvement in Serving Ads to Publishers

Jen has news of a beta test that AdSense is running with a select number of advertisers where they will be working with a number of third party ad providers to serve ads on their publishers site. The details are a little unclear at this point with regards to which ...more
Adsense
Clickbank Login Problems
15th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 5

Clickbank Login Problems

Some Clickbank affiliates (including me) have been having problems logging into their admin area over the past day or two. On reporting difficulties logging in publishers get the following message from Clickbank: “Due to an attempted denial-of-service attack that started Sunday, we have been filtering suspect traffic. It is possible ...more
Affiliate Programs
Gizmodo Starts Using Amazon Affiliate Program
14th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Gizmodo Starts Using Amazon Affiliate Program

Perhaps I’m a little slow on the update here and they’ve been doing it a while but today I noticed for the first time that Gizmodo have started linking to products in Amazon with their affiliate ID (see screen cap left) – obviously trying out the Amazon Associates Program. I’d ...more
Affiliate Programs
What’s a Blog Post Worth?
14th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 44

What’s a Blog Post Worth?

Wired News has a mini interview with Harold Davis from Googleplex (which doesn’t seem to have any content on it today for some reason) which has some good basic information on making a living from blogging. Interestingly he puts a dollar value on a per page basis(over a year) to ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Test 3Bubbles on their Blog
14th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Test 3Bubbles on their Blog

The 3bubbles real time chat/comments for blogs that I mentioned a few days ago are up and running for us to play with on the 3bubbles blog (why they launched with a templated design is anybodies guess). Just go to the little Live Chat link at the end of posts ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Jason Calacanis Gives Advice
14th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Jason Calacanis Gives Advice

John Evans over at Syntagma has just posted a short Interview with Jason Calacanis of Weblogs Inc (well done John – Jason is a hard man to tie down for an interview of any length – I gave up a year ago :-) ). John asked Jason ‘what’s the single ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blogs to Riches – New York Magazine
14th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 6

Blogs to Riches – New York Magazine

The New York Magazine has posted a pretty long article titled Blogs to Riches – The Haves and Have-Nots of the Blogging Boom. The title is pretty descriptive of what the article sets out to do. I found the section on Peter Rojas of Engadget mildly interesting as a story ...more
Pro Blogging News