How to Make the Most of the Start of Year Quiet Patch on your Blog
24th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 15

How to Make the Most of the Start of Year Quiet Patch on your Blog

The increased traffic and earnings that many Bloggers have had over the past few weeks in the lead up to Christmas yesterday and today has begun to slow for many bloggers. I’ve had a few emails and Instant Messaging conversations with concerned publishers asking if the slow down is ‘normal’. ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Best AdSense Resources of 2005 Poll
24th of December 2005 Darren Rowse

Best AdSense Resources of 2005 Poll

Eric is running another award/poll – this time it’s the Best AdSense Resources of 2005 Poll. The great thing about this poll is that you can make suggestions to other AdSense resources along the way. There’s not nearly enough votes in all categories so head over and have your say. ...more
Adsense
WordPress 2.0 Nears Official Launch
24th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 11

WordPress 2.0 Nears Official Launch

WordPress 2.0 is almost ready to go live after it’s successful beta testing. The official release is set for December 26 (put back a couple of days to ensure there’s enough support due to the holidays). I’ve had a play with the beta and it’s looking good. Look out for ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
2006 Trend Predictions in Social Commerce
24th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 2

2006 Trend Predictions in Social Commerce

Interesting post over at Micro Persuasion on the topic of 2006 Trends to Watch Part II: Social Commerce where he makes the following prediction: ‘Watch for sites like Amazon, Froogle and Yahoo to develop turnkey stores that can be integrated into blogs. This will take affiliate programs to the next ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Do you Blog for any Blog Networks? – Poll of the Week
24th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Do you Blog for any Blog Networks? – Poll of the Week

This week’s poll of the week (it could actually run for two weeks while I’m away) asks: ‘Do you Blog for any Blog Networks?’ I’ve just left two options for answers, yes and no. I’ll leave a definition of ‘Blog Networks’ up to you to define for yourself. I’m not ...more
Blog Networks
Chitika Earnings Poll Results
24th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Chitika Earnings Poll Results

With the holidays fast approaching I thought I’d end this week’s poll of the week a couple of days early. The question this week asked how much readers earned from Chitika’s eMiniMalls. in October after auditing. The results (shown graphically below) illustrate very clearly that Chitika has a way to ...more
Adsense
A Story about the Importance of Checking your Blog’s Stats
23rd of December 2005 Darren Rowse 20

A Story about the Importance of Checking your Blog’s Stats

Robert Blum emailed me this morning to let me know of a post he’d just written titled Four Weeks Of Blogging where he took the idea of my 18 Lessons I Learnt Blogging and did his own version after 4 weeks of blogging. While Robert might not have been blogging ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Buying Blogs – What to Look for
23rd of December 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Buying Blogs – What to Look for

Here’s one I’ve been meaning to link up to for 24 hours now (I’m getting absent minded in my old age). Andy Hagans wrote a good post on his Blog Buying Checklist. It has a good list of things to consider and look for when looking to buy a blog ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
BlogKits Announces They’re Back…. Almost
22nd of December 2005 Darren Rowse 2

BlogKits Announces They’re Back…. Almost

Jim from BlogKits (a blog ad system that went on hiatus for the past few months) has just posted that BlogKits Is Back! and to expect an announcement on the system in the new year. It’ll be interesting to see what they’ve come up with – blog specific ad systems ...more
Advertising