Hypocritical Blogging
14th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 13

Hypocritical Blogging

Robert Scoble posted over the weekend about whether there should be more debate or critique over the use of ad programs like Adsense or Chitika by bloggers (as there was earlier in the year with Marquis paying bloggers to post about them. His post caused a bit of a stir ...more
Pro Blogging News
Stephen Discovers the Power of Blended Adsense Ads
14th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Stephen Discovers the Power of Blended Adsense Ads

Inspiring comments from Stephen in the last post: ‘Up until last weekend, my adsense in-page banners used my site colors, but had a complimentary color border to make them stand out more against the content. My daily average for October was just over $2 a day – I had good ...more
Adsense
The $10,000 Hour
13th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 15

The $10,000 Hour

Have you ever has a $10,000 hour? Steve Pavlina has a post on $10,000 hours where he talks not about hours where you actually earn $10,000 in an hour but hours where you do things that in the long run have the potential for that type of earning capacity. One ...more
Pro Blogging News
Affiliate links Outranking Official Links on Google
13th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 33

Affiliate links Outranking Official Links on Google

I’ve noticed in the past month a number of times when affiliate links in Google rank higher than official sites. The most prominent of these at present in the ProBlogging community (I get an email about it every day or two) is illustrated by when you do a search for ...more
Affiliate Programs
Weddings, Blogging, Intentionality and one Whopping Big Tangent
11th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 24

Weddings, Blogging, Intentionality and one Whopping Big Tangent

Warning: Tangent Ahead I have a secret life. Actually it’s not really a ‘secret’ because I’ve not hidden the fact and I have spoken of it a few times at ProBlogger – maybe I should refer to it as my ‘other life’. It might surprise a few newer readers but ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Interview
11th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Interview

Hone, a fellow Melbourne blogger, asked me to answer a few questions in a mini interview – he published my answers here if you’re interested.
Pro Blogging News
Blog Hooks – Elements that Draw Readers Back
11th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Blog Hooks – Elements that Draw Readers Back

After my earlier post about linkbaiting I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘hooks’. The idea of a developing a ‘hook’ (or hooks) for your blog is brilliant advice. I remember talking to a successful song writer a few years ago and he said the same thing – all good songs ...more
Writing Content
Essential Blog Advertising Systems – Poll Results
10th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 13

Essential Blog Advertising Systems – Poll Results

The poll I’ve been running this week on which Advertising system you find ‘essential’ has just been closed with some predictable results and some that are perhaps a little surprising. The question asked was: If you could only have one – which Advertising System would you use? The unsurprising results ...more
Advertising
Google Automat
10th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Google Automat

Interesting post over at Inside Google on a patent that Google has filed for a product called Google Automat which looks like an extension to their AdWords program where advertisers can not only place an AdWords ad but can get their own free standing page to serve as a product ...more
Adsense