Four Australian Bloggers make the Top 500 in the world
19th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Four Australian Bloggers make the Top 500 in the world

Here’s a news release that some Aussie bloggers (including myself) are putting around today in the hope of raising the profile of blogging here in Australia: Four Australian bloggers have been named amongst the Top 500 blogs in the world according to a new list published by leading US blog ...more
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When is it time to ‘Go Pro’ as a Blogger?
19th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 39

When is it time to ‘Go Pro’ as a Blogger?

Instant Messaging Conversation with Reader (used with permission – name changed to protect the innocent) Rex – ‘Darren Darren Darren….I’ve decided to become a Professional Blogger!!!!’ Darren – ‘Wow that’s exciting Rex!’ Rex – ‘yeah I’m writing my letter of resignation as we speak….’ Rex – ‘I can’t wait to ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
ProBlogger T-Shirt Competition in Final Days
19th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 1

ProBlogger T-Shirt Competition in Final Days

Don’t forget that the ProBlogger T-Shirt Competition is four days away from being finalized with a winner being chosen by you the readers of ProBlogger. To vote head over to the ProBlogger shop and make a purchase (there are T-Shirts, Mugs, Mouse Pads, BBQ Aprons and more available – see ...more
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Writing Blog Content – Make it Scannable
19th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 43

Writing Blog Content – Make it Scannable

Only 16% of people read web sites word for word. Source The average person only comprehends 60% of what they read. Source Knowing this – how should bloggers who want to communicate effectively write? Is your Blog Scannable ? Most people read online by scanning the page for individual words ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
AdSense – Fewer Ads, More Money?
18th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 14

AdSense – Fewer Ads, More Money?

Interesting post over at Inside AdSense (the official Adsense blog from Google) that explains what has been going on with them having less ads per ad unit than previously. They explain the move as follows: ‘”When we have a set of highly relevant and useful ads, we give them more ...more
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31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 18
18th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 3

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 18

There have been some interesting patterns in the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog Project so far with some big days and small days. Also of interest to me are the themes that have emerged that a number of times have meant similar posts being submitted by different bloggers ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Engadget – 5 Adsense Adblocks Per page
18th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 13

Engadget – 5 Adsense Adblocks Per page

Adrants observes that Engadget is running more than the normally allowed 3 ad blocks per page (I see four plus an ad unit on most individual pages and five on their main page) and wonders if it violates the Adsense TOS. Jason Calacanis answers in comments: ‘I can assure you ...more
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Six Figure Blogging – Affiliate Program
18th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Six Figure Blogging – Affiliate Program

A number of people have asked if the Six Figure Blogging course that Andy and I are running has an affiliate program. The answer is yes. You can earn 25% of the fees that people pay to participate in the course when you refer them to it if you sign ...more
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Inside AdSense Blog Launched
18th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Inside AdSense Blog Launched

We’ve been predicting an official Adsense blog for a few months now (ever since the URL had a password put on it) and today it’s gone live at Inside AdSense. So far there is nothing much to see – but hopefully the coming months will give us the true inside ...more
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