Google PR Update Imminent?
16th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 29

Google PR Update Imminent?

I’ve heard from a number of ‘interesting’ sources that Google will be gearing up for another Page Rank (and maybe a back link) update in the coming fortnight. There are no guarantees on that – but I’ve heard it from four people now so maybe there is something in the ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Yahoo Y!Q
16th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Yahoo Y!Q

I’ve been pondering a feature that Yahoo have added to their Yahoo News pages at some point in the last few months. The feature I’m talking about is Y!Q – an in content link that appears on keywords in News articles that looks like this: If you click this link ...more
Pro Blogging News
Affiliate Programs – Transparency and Disclaimers
16th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 26

Affiliate Programs – Transparency and Disclaimers

I’d like to see some discussion around the topic of transparency in using affiliate programs. When you link to one do you indicate that you are benefiting from the link in some way? I’ll kick us off here and say that I do – and I don’t. I probably need ...more
General
Advice on Moving Blogs to a New Domain
15th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Advice on Moving Blogs to a New Domain

A common problem that many bloggers face is having to work out what to do with a blog that is trapped on a domain that they wish they’d never started it on. An example of this is starting out of a Blogspot or hosted TypePad blog and then realizing that ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Turning off Blog Comments
15th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 24

Turning off Blog Comments

Steve Pavlina has taken the step of closing down his blog’s comments system because they were more trouble than they were worth. He writes: ‘The main factor in making this decision was the time and energy freed up by not having to deal with comments. No blog comments means no ...more
Writing Content
Intelliseek and AOL to Announce Blog Content Deal
15th of October 2005 Darren Rowse

Intelliseek and AOL to Announce Blog Content Deal

Steve Rubel announces that AOL are continuing their foray into Blogging by getting ready to announce a deal betweeen them and Intelliseek – the people behind BlogPulse. ‘AOL and Intelliseek on Monday plan to unveil a blog content deal. Sue MacDonald at Intelliseek confirmed that the deal – set to ...more
Pro Blogging News
Apple PowerUpgrade Coming?
15th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Apple PowerUpgrade Coming?

Macworld reports that Apple have called another press conference for 19 October: ‘Apple doesn’t say exactly what the press conference will be about, but the invitation sent to MacCentral asks to join them as “we unveil Apple’s latest pro innovations.”’ Sounds promising for a PowerUpgrade – I Can’t Wait!
Blogging Tools and Services
Typepad vs WordPress
15th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 25

Typepad vs WordPress

blogging.wurk has a post that compares Typepad and WordPress from a blog network’s point of view. No real surprises with the findings but for TypePad users it might be an interesting comparison: So last week I gave WordPress a try. Fair enough, each blog currently needs its own install of ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Motorola Sponsor the Podcast Network
14th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Motorola Sponsor the Podcast Network

Congratulations to Mick and Cameron over at The Podcast Network for securing a three month sponsorship from Motorola ‘Motorola Mobile Devices, a global leader in wireless communications, today announced that it has entered into a three-month strategic marketing partnership with The Podcast Network (TPN), the world’s first commercial podcast network. ...more
Podcasting