Reflections on the Six Figure Blogging Course
22nd of October 2005 Darren Rowse 18

Reflections on the Six Figure Blogging Course

A number of bloggers have asked me to write my reflections on being involved with running the Six Figure Blogging course over the past couple of months. Yesterday Andy and I did the last of six calls and today I’ve been reviewing how I felt it went. While there are ...more
Pro Blogging News
Targeting Secondary Keywords on Your Blog
21st of October 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Targeting Secondary Keywords on Your Blog

Jamsi has published a worthwhile post over at workboxers on how he used the Overture tool to find a keyword that was less searched for but also less competitive to target his blog on. He explains it a lot better than I do: ‘I noticed that the keyword “Funny vids” ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Shiny Media launches Propellerhead and Catwalk Queen
21st of October 2005 Darren Rowse 9

Shiny Media launches Propellerhead and Catwalk Queen

UK blogging network Shiny Media has just announced two news blogs – Propellerhead and Catwalk Queen. Catwalk is a being billed as ‘your own personal online stylist’ and takes a look at how to look like your favorite celebrity. It complements the other fashion blogs that Shiny already has – ...more
Blog Networks
Poll results – Where do Your Readers Come From
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 25

Poll results – Where do Your Readers Come From

I forgot to post the result to my last poll which finished a week or so back. The question to readers was ‘Where do most of your Blog’s Readers come from?’ The results were as following with search engines being the most popular response (click to enlarge picture). Surprising to ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Google PR Update Underway
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 72

Google PR Update Underway

The Google Page Rank update is underway – you can check what your PR will/could be using this Future Page Rank Tool to track what the different data centers have your page rank at. Keep in mind that Page Rank is not the be all and end all – you ...more
Search Engine Optimization
‘Splogs’ in the WSJ
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 8

‘Splogs’ in the WSJ

The Wall Street Journal has an article on Blog Spam and Google’s response to it (or lack of it as many argue) today which features, among others, one of my favorite ProBloggers – Jon Gales from Mobile Tracker.
Pro Blogging News
Over Stretched Blogging
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Over Stretched Blogging

I’ve been preparing for our last call in the six figure blogging course and we’re talking a little about hiring bloggers and blog networks. As a result I’ve been doing a bit of a tour of some of the newer blog networks to see how they are traveling. Some are ...more
Blog Networks
Blogarithm – Blog Email Subscription Tool
19th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 18

Blogarithm – Blog Email Subscription Tool

Blogarithm is a tool that you can add to your blog to give your readers the option to subscribe to it via email. It’s a good system for those readers who have yet to discover or adopt RSS and news aggregators. I’m probably not going to use it because I ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
American Express Hires Bloggers to Blog about Richard Branson Speech
19th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 10

American Express Hires Bloggers to Blog about Richard Branson Speech

Dane from Business Opportunities Weblog has been presented with an interesting opportunity to make a few dollars from his blog by being paid by American Express to blog about a speech to be given by Richard Branson and to host a discussion afterward. Dane writes: ‘I’ve been hired, with two ...more
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