Making Money From Blogging Takes Time
28th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 40

Making Money From Blogging Takes Time

I’ve been reflecting today upon the long term nature of having a business that makes money from blogging. I am regularly asked by bloggers in their start up phase why they are not earning enough money from their blogs to go full time. While I usually can find a variety ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Ad Sizes on Blogs
28th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Ad Sizes on Blogs

Duncan has posted A short guide to ad sizes which really is a must read if you’re looking to use advertising on your blog. He takes a look at Ad placement, ad sizes and Chitika just to name some of what he covers: ‘Dont be afraid to experiment with your ...more
Advertising
Email Newsletters for Bloggers
28th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Email Newsletters for Bloggers

Wayne at Blog Business World has a helpful post on email newsletters today. One of his tips is to consider collecting subscribers to your newsletter not only on your site but also from offline sources: ‘Most e-mail newsletter subscriber efforts make the mistake of being entirely online in their marketing ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Opinion on Pajamas Media
27th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 17

Opinion on Pajamas Media

I’ve had quite a few people ask me what I think of the Pajamas Media launch that is approaching. I don’t really have any comments to make at this stage except to say that it looks like an interesting concept and am looking forward to seeing how it goes. Wired ...more
Pro Blogging News
Comment Spammers Sink to a New Low
27th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 25

Comment Spammers Sink to a New Low

I just saw something that made my stomach turn. A ‘comment’ left on this blog that read: Help save the people in katrina! Donate money to the red cross! :) -Jakob The link then went to viagra (no follow tags used). That has to be one of the lowest examples ...more
Pro Blogging News
She Knows Best Offers Personalized Help
27th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 7

She Knows Best Offers Personalized Help

One of the most amusing but innovative things that I’ve seen on a blog in a while is what Arieanna is doing over at She Knows Best where she’s basically doing makeovers of guys. Arieanna writes: ‘It doesn’t matter how inane your fashion dilemma, or how little you know about ...more
Case Studies
Chitika News and Tips
27th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 16

Chitika News and Tips

Chitika have updated their blog with some interesting tidbits: – they’ll be releasing referrer buttons shortly – they’ve pointed to a page that has a range of the types of products that they have stocks of ads for here Also on Chitika eminimalls news – Alex has been writing some ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls
Google Update Underway – Jagger 2 Update
26th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 11

Google Update Underway – Jagger 2 Update

Matt Cutts reports that another Google update (Jagger 2) is underway. All the hardcore SEO types are speculating on what it all means over here. Seems to me this one won’t show any changes to your page rank – its all about your SERPs (search engine results pages) rankings.
Search Engine Optimization
Adsense Dumb Pricing
26th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 28

Adsense Dumb Pricing

Jen has just posted information about Adsense that will be of interest to publishers using it across multiple sites. The crux of it being that Google’s ‘smart pricing’ can actually not only impact one of your sites but all of them. In short – if you have just one poorly ...more
Adsense