The Invisible Australian Blogger
24th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 21

The Invisible Australian Blogger

Louisa Hearn writes a piece in the Sydney Morning Herald titled New kid on the blog and takes a look at the Feedster 500 list. It’s a good background piece on the list but I’m perplexed by this statement that finishes the article. ‘Nielsen is considering more regular research on ...more
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Google Talk – First Impressions
24th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 17

Google Talk – First Impressions

My initial reactions to Google Talk – the new IM communication tool from Google. 1. No downloads for Mac Users 2. I can use it with Adium but its slowed my Powerbook to a crawl just chatting with one other person on it 3. I can’t use it to make ...more
ProBlogger Site News
GoogleRumors Launched
24th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 6

GoogleRumors Launched

ProBlogger Reader and professional blogger, Jon Gales from the very successful Mobile Tracker just let me know about his new blog GoogleRumors which fortunately for them has launched just before the launch of Google’s new communication too – Google Talk. The blog is doing serious traffic already and is one ...more
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Affiliate Programs – Commission Junction
24th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 61

Affiliate Programs – Commission Junction

This post is part of a series on Affiliate Programs for Blogs Commission Junction is another affiliate program mega store (like clickbank) that offers thousands of products from different industries for you to get commissions from. In a sense CJ is a middleman between you the affiliate and companies who ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Adsense Optimization Case Study – BuzzMachine
24th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 30

Adsense Optimization Case Study – BuzzMachine

Yesterday I mentioned that Jeff Jarvis has made the decision to add Ads to his Blog (BuzzMachine). After posting this I emailed Jeff to let him know that I’d be happy to give a few free tips on how to get the most out of his Adsense ads. I’m yet ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
What Is WordPress.com?
23rd of August 2005 Darren Rowse 8

What Is WordPress.com?

Do you want to know what WordPress.com (a new and upcoming service of WordPress) is? If so I recommend you head over to Lorelle’s blog and read What can you do with wordpress.com. Looks like a great service – although perhaps a little further off going live than I thought ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
AdSense Policy Changes to Hit Comment Spammers?
23rd of August 2005 Darren Rowse 4

AdSense Policy Changes to Hit Comment Spammers?

Jen observes that Adsense have made a few changes of wording in their terms and conditions (mainly minor changes) and points out one that could be linked to an attempt to crackdown and penalize comment spammers. The wording that they’ve added is: ‘In addition, publishers may not bring unnatural attention ...more
Adsense
31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 23
23rd of August 2005 Darren Rowse 2

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 23

Time flies when you’re having fun – and blogging has been fun this past few weeks. I can hardly believe we’re up to day 23 of the 31 Day Project already! Here are the reader submitted posts from the past 24 hours: Julian wrote Target Your Audience Dominic Foster submitted ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Affiliate Programs – Clickbank
23rd of August 2005 Darren Rowse 60

Affiliate Programs – Clickbank

This post is part of a series on Affiliate Programs for Blogs Clickbank is another affiliate program that I know quite a few bloggers use. I’ve used it myself to promote a small selection of products with moderate success. The product I’ve seen the most success with is Joel Comm’s ...more
Affiliate Programs