Topix Starts Crawling Blogs
7th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Topix Starts Crawling Blogs

Topix.net has started crawling blogs. They announced yesterday on their Weblog that they’ve added 15,000 blogs to be crawled. This is significant news on two fronts. Firstly it is yet another way to get your blog exposure. Similarly to being indexed by Google News if you can get into the ...more
Pro Blogging News
b5media merges with About Weblogs Blog Network
7th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 3

b5media merges with About Weblogs Blog Network

We just announced our bigger announcement for the day over at b5media. b5media has just merged with About Weblogs – bringing the network to 50 active blogs. The full details are here. The press release is below if you are interested in reading it.
Blog Networks
ProBlogger formally joins b5media
7th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 19

ProBlogger formally joins b5media

Just a quick announcement that I’m sure will not shock anyone. As of today ProBlogger.net has formally joined the b5media.com network of blogs (which I am a part owner of). This will mean little in practical terms to this blog except that there will be (and have already been) some ...more
Blog Networks
Top Entrepreneurial Blogs
7th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Top Entrepreneurial Blogs

About.com’s Entrepreneurial page has a list of the Top 10 Most Practical Blogs for Entrepreneurs. It’s a pretty decent list of blogs – most of which are on my daily reads list. Here they are: Small Business Trends Just for Small Business WorkHappy.net Duct Tape Marketing Home Office Voice Sacred ...more
Pro Blogging News
Google Identity Required for Adsense and Adwords Login
6th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 26

Google Identity Required for Adsense and Adwords Login

I just logged into my Adsense and Adwords accounts and was asked to switch my login identity to a Google identity – (ie my Gmail account login). This enables me to log into a number of Google accounts with the one login – a more integrated system by the looks ...more
Adsense
Engadget and Reader Participation
6th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Engadget and Reader Participation

If you want to see an innovative and highly successful way of enhancing reader participation on a blog you need to check out what Engadget did with their First annual Halloween Costume. Check out the numbers of entries that they generated in these pages. Here’s the winners – and some ...more
Case Studies
AdGenta Update
6th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 5

AdGenta Update

Mark Evans has an interesting review that compares his initial experience with the new AdGenta program in comparison with Adsense. He writes: ‘The results are pretty interesting. AdGenta generated 81 clicks from 83,700 impressions (a 0.3% conversion rate) while AdSense attracted 89 clicks from 26,687 impressions (0.9%). The AdSense traffic ...more
Advertising
Are Adsense Getting into the Affiliate Marketing Game?
5th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 25

Are Adsense Getting into the Affiliate Marketing Game?

I’ve been pondering the Adsense decision to get into the referral business this morning since hearing the news. There are a number of questions and directions that my mind has taken with it. Bear with me as I think out loud for a few minutes: Who is left to Refer? ...more
Adsense
Adsense Referral Program
5th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 20

Adsense Referral Program

Looks like I was wrong with my last post – apologies – but even more exciting than that is that Adsense have just launched a referal program. Now you can refer new publishers to adsense and earn $100 when they get to their first $100 of earnings. There are a ...more
Adsense