Chitika eMiniMalls – How to Increase CTR
17th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 50

Chitika eMiniMalls – How to Increase CTR

One of the common comments that I’m reading in discussion forums about Chitika eMiniMalls is that they are not converting well in terms of CTR. There are a number of threads recently about how publishers have very large levels of traffic but are seeing very very few click throughs – ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls
Sports and Mommy Blogs Launch
17th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Sports and Mommy Blogs Launch

Blog herald reports that there’s a new sports blog network launching at Sports Cartel with NHL, NFL and NBL blogs – lots of them. And for something a bit different but still sure to be popular – Duncan also emailed me a link to a press release of a new ...more
Blog Networks
Google Base
16th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 31

Google Base

Google have launched another new product – Google Base – a place for submitting content. I’m still trying to get my head around so here’s how they describe it themselves: ‘Google Base is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content that we’ll host ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Pajamas Media Launches as Open Source Media
16th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Pajamas Media Launches as Open Source Media

Associated Press have news of the long awaited Pajamas Media’s impending launch. They’ll be known as OSM (Open Source Media) and launch with 3.5 million dollars of venture capital behind them. I’m not sure what their URL will be – osm.com and opensourcemedia.com are both taken. I guess we’ll have ...more
Pro Blogging News
Yahoo to Distribute Gawker Blogs
16th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Yahoo to Distribute Gawker Blogs

More big blog network news today with Yahoo agreeing to distribute Gawker Media’s Blogs. Reuters reports the news: Yahoo said it will post “dozens” of stories per day from Gawker Media’s blogs, including New York-media gossip blog Gawker, U.S. political gossip-focused Wonkette, Hollywood insider’s guide Defamer and popular technology blog ...more
Blog Networks
YPN adds RSS Feed Ads
16th of November 2005 Darren Rowse

YPN adds RSS Feed Ads

Loren has news over at Search Engine Journal about Yahoo Publisher Network adding RSS Ads to it’s beta test. We spotted the advanced warnings of this a few weeks back but now it seems to have become available to all beta testers in the program. It’ll be interesting to see ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
Google Analytics Starts Working
16th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 27

Google Analytics Starts Working

After 48 hours – my Google Analytics stats look like they are finally coming to life with some actual information. It might be time for me to go do some Analysis…
Blogging Tools and Services
Good News and Bad News for Chitika Publishers
16th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 26

Good News and Bad News for Chitika Publishers

Chitika eMiniMall publishers – Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The Bad News Chitika have just announced on their blog a few minutes ago that today they’ve had to make a few changes to their eMiniMalls system in response to working with their advertisers. It ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls
Freshdaily Blog Network
16th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Freshdaily Blog Network

Yet another new blog network is launching – this time a Canadian (and rather pink) one called Freshdaily. No real details of what the network will include but so far they publish four city blogs. One to watch – if only to see if the whole network will be in ...more
Blog Networks