Study finds Stand Alone RSS Ads Do Better
16th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 18

Study finds Stand Alone RSS Ads Do Better

Jeremy just forwarded me this article on Clickz that shows ads in RSS that are an entry by themselves (ie the ad itself is a stand alone post) perform nine times better than RSS ads attached to other posts. They can generate CTR up to 7% (much better than any ...more
RSS
Yahoo! Currently Updating Index
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Yahoo! Currently Updating Index

It looks like Yahoo! are doing an Update at the moment. I tend not to get a lot of traffic from them but it’s always interesting to see what impact their updates have. Yahoo invites your feedback on the update on their blog. Thanks to Hagrin for the tip.
Search Engine Optimization
Blogger Web Comments for Firefox
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Blogger Web Comments for Firefox

Google have just launched a Firefox extension (called Blogger Web Comments for Firefox) that allows websurfers to view what people are wrlting about those pages on their blogs. It is based on two other Google products, Blogger and Blog Search. When you surf to a page which people have blogged ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Google Adsense Gift Picture
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Google Adsense Gift Picture

Thanks to Grant for emailing me a picture of the AdSense Christmas Gift for some publishers. (Click to enlarge). It is a: carrying case with embossed google logo. zipper closure wireless mini mouse, with scroll wheel usb charger for mouse with retractable cord usb 4 port hub usb gooseneck led ...more
Adsense
How pictures can sell your post (and your product)
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 24

How pictures can sell your post (and your product)

Next up in the 12 Days of Christmas Series is a blog tip from Pro Blogger Arieanna Foley – a (blogger who has at last count) involvement in over 16 blogs (actually it’s probably more than that now she’s a channel editor at b5) on a wide range of topics. ...more
Blog Design
Google Adsense Gift Pack Arrives
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 13

Google Adsense Gift Pack Arrives

It seems that the Google Adsense Present has started arriving for some of their bigger publishers. The description of it by one forum participant is: – marooon carrying case with embossed google logo. zipper closure – wireless mini mouse, with scroll wheel – usb charger for mouse with retractable cord ...more
Adsense
Amazon earnings up 100%
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 20

Amazon earnings up 100%

Just logged into my Amazon Affiliate program account (which I reviewed here to check the daily stats and it looks like December is going to be a bumper month with a lot of Christmas shopping going on. While it doesn’t come close to comparing to other income streams earnings on ...more
Affiliate Programs
Six Figure Bloggers Becoming More Common
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 28

Six Figure Bloggers Becoming More Common

The latest Poll of the week has been up for 36 hours and has already had 549 responses (by the time this post goes live it’ll probably be closer to 600). The question is ‘Last Month, how much did you make from AdSense?‘ and the results so far are causing ...more
Adsense
More AdSense Changes Announced
14th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 9

More AdSense Changes Announced

AdSense has added a few new features today in addition to their ‘Themed Ad Units‘. They have also made available a new feature called ‘custom reports to go’ which allows you to get your earnings reports sent to you via email instead of having to log into to look at ...more
Adsense