Weblogs Inc Pays $4 per Post to Bloggers
27th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Weblogs Inc Pays $4 per Post to Bloggers

Duncan has an interesting post that sheds some light on the rate that Weblogs Inc pay some of their writers. The information was gleaned from a blogger who was given a Weblogs Inc contract but who decided not to sign up (see their account of events here). Duncan writes: ‘According ...more
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10 Tips for Using Affiliate Programs on your Blog
26th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 76

10 Tips for Using Affiliate Programs on your Blog

We’ve now looked at a number of popular affiliate programs for bloggers and today I’d like to finish off this series by giving a few tips that should help bloggers get the best results out of any affiliate program that they choose to run with. 1. Consider your Audience It ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 26
26th of August 2005 Darren Rowse

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 26

We’re getting close to the end of the 31 Day Project and today I have three reader submitted links for your reading pleasure: Yzabel submitted Trackbacks Unveiled Tony writes Content Management Systems – not for me Steve let us know about The Medium vs. the Message Write your blog tip ...more
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Blogads Logo Contest
26th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Blogads Logo Contest

Ok budding designers – its time to Design Blogads a new Logo. If you are the winning designer you’ll earn yourself $1000 and if you tell them I told you to do it you’ll win me $300! Go on – get designing!
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Movable Type 3.2 Goes Live
26th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Movable Type 3.2 Goes Live

Movable Type 3.2 is out of Beta and ready for downloading. I’m seriously considering upgrading a few of my older blogs to it to give it a go and compare it to WordPress (which runs all my new blogs). MT 3.2 is a free update if you’re updating from 3.X ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Dashes vs. underscores in SEO
26th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 24

Dashes vs. underscores in SEO

I regularly get asked whether dashes or underscores in URLs are better for search engine optimization. ie which of the following is best – www.problogger.net/is-this-better or www.problogger.net/is_this_better ? For the past six or so months I’ve leant towards dashes instead of underscores – but it’s always been a ‘best guess’. ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Blogging Strategy – Be a Maven
26th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Blogging Strategy – Be a Maven

Paul Chaney has a good post on ‘Mavens’ – a term used in Malcolm Gladwell’s book – Get the Latest Price on the The Tipping Point (an absolute must read): ‘The Maven is a person who knows everything about something. Ask them a question about that topic and they’ll give ...more
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US Blog/Web Conferences – Which one is best for ProBlogger?
25th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 12

US Blog/Web Conferences – Which one is best for ProBlogger?

I might be in a position to be able to get over to the US in October or November and am wondering which conference to get to. So far I know of two that might be worth while and would love to get your opinion on them. Which should I ...more
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31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 25
25th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 2

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 25

It’s Day 25 of the 31 Days Project and today we have 7 reader submissions for your reading pleasure: Tony writes Is there value in SEO Firms?, How to find inspiration for your blog posts and Advertising Strategies for Bloggers Abe submitted Driving Traffic through PSAs and Adwords your way ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog