Daylight Savings and the Pro Blogger Rhythm
15th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Daylight Savings and the Pro Blogger Rhythm

Daylight Savings has had a significant impact upon my blogging activities. A few weeks ago we put our clocks backward forward an hour to get an extra hour of daylight over our upcoming Summer. The same weekend much of the Northern Hemisphere put their clocks forward backward (signifying the end ...more
Pro Blogging News
Google Analytics – First Impressions
15th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 36

Google Analytics – First Impressions

I turned on my computer this morning looking forward to checking out my first statistics with Google Analytics (which apparently takes up to 12 hours to see it’s first stats come in). Unfortunately they seem to be having some ‘issues’ – probably due to the number of people signing up ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
What to Do when Your Google Traffic Disappears
15th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 28

What to Do when Your Google Traffic Disappears

I’ve had emails from a number of ProBlogger readers in the past week who have each told me that at some point in the last month they’ve seen drastic falls in their Google SERPs and as a result their referral traffic from Google. In each case their page rank has ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Google Analytics
14th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Google Analytics

Google have just made Google Analytics available for free to Adwords advertisers. Google Analytics is a re-branded ‘Urchin Analytics’ which previously costed $199 per month. Google bought Urchin out in March of this year. Here’s how they describe it: “Learn how visitors interact with your website and identify the navigational ...more
Pro Blogging News
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