Tips for Writing Hardworking Posts – Part 2
17th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Tips for Writing Hardworking Posts – Part 2

Here’s part 2 of Tips for Writing Hardworking Posts by b5 blogger John Evans. I’m John Evans and I write Windows Vista and Microsoft Weblog for b5media. My personal blog is SYNTAGMA. In Part 1, I looked at how a blogger’s “backlist” could be made to work harder by interlinking ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Niche Blogging Benefits
16th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 13

Niche Blogging Benefits

It’s Day 8 in the b5media 12(ish) days of Christmas Series and the next contribution is from By Tammy Powley from the Jewelry and Beading. She’s going to talk Niche Blogging. Feel free to add your own reflections and experiences on niche blogging in comments below. Right now, I maintain ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Google AdSense Webinar
16th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Google AdSense Webinar

If you’re interested in learning how to use some of the newest Google AdSense features you might like to sign up for their latest Webinar at – Google WebEx Enterprise Site. it’s being run on Wednesday 21 December at 9am Pacific Standard Time (GMT-08.00). They’ll be looking at the referrals ...more
Adsense
YPN – First Impression Review
16th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 15

YPN – First Impression Review

One of the benefits of moving ProBlogger into the b5media network is that I have access to YPN now as b5 is a US company. I’ve just added switched my AdSense ads over to YPN to give it a test (as we’ve done with a number of our blogs). It’s ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
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