WordPress.com Goes Live
21st of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

WordPress.com Goes Live

Lots of WordPress News today – it seems that the free hosted blog platform, WordPress.com has gone live and is now available for all bloggers and not just those invited into the system. Sign Up here
Blogging Tools and Services
WordPress 2.0 Beta
21st of November 2005 Darren Rowse 12

WordPress 2.0 Beta

Ooooh! WordPress 2.0 is in Beta!
Blogging Tools and Services
13 Tips on Asking other Bloggers for Links
21st of November 2005 Darren Rowse 55

13 Tips on Asking other Bloggers for Links

Robert writes a blog tip on how to ask him for a link in his post – A PR tip, don’t beg for links: ‘Never beg a blogger for links. Say, instead, “here’s something you might find interesting.”’ Here’s a few other tips when you’re emailing other bloggers with links. ...more
Blog Promotion
Desktop Blogging Clients
20th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 38

Desktop Blogging Clients

Ian McKenzie has a post that examines a number of different Desktop Blogging Clients – he manages seven blogs with Blogger, WordPress, MovableType and Thingamablog and is looking for a client with the following features: The ability to post to multiple blog clients and handle multiple accounts. Another important feature ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
OSM Name Games
20th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

OSM Name Games

It’s been interesting to watch the launch of OSM (Open Source Media), formally Pajamas Media, this past week. As with the launch of any new blogging network (of sorts) there is always a mix of critique, hype, spin and debate. One of the debates that I’m seeing more and more ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Adsense goes live with Onsite Advertiser Sign-Up
19th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Adsense goes live with Onsite Advertiser Sign-Up

Adsense has just gone live with a new feature to allow ALL Adsense publishers to add an ‘advertise on this site’ link to their Google ads. This is a feature that they’ve been testing with a small number of publisher for a while but have just announced on their blog ...more
Adsense
Amazon Beta Tests Product Previews
19th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 25

Amazon Beta Tests Product Previews

Amazon have started beta testing a new feature with their affiliates that is something between Chitika’s eMiniMalls and Vibrant Media’s Intellitxt. It’s called Amazon Product Previews. The feature allows publishers to add some javascript code to the bottom of their pages that makes any text links to Amazon products that ...more
Affiliate Programs
Botsense – Combatting Content Theft and Bandwidth Issues caused by Bots
19th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 11

Botsense – Combatting Content Theft and Bandwidth Issues caused by Bots

Jim over at Revnews has a post talking about a new product, Botsense, that is currently in beta that is for stopping. It sounds like an interesting product that unfortunately will be needed more and more with the way things are going with content theft these days. Has anyone used ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
12.2% Of ‘Top’ Blogs use RSS Advertising
18th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 13

12.2% Of ‘Top’ Blogs use RSS Advertising

Peter has been digging around the Feedster Top 500 list (a list of ‘top blogs’ that was going to be updated monthly but hasn’t changed since August) again and has an interesting statistic – 12.2% Of the List have RSS Advertising in their feeds. This is in contrast to the ...more
RSS