On Buying Text Link Ads
7th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 17

On Buying Text Link Ads

Stephan Spencer has posted a good piece on buying text links to help promote your blog and to build it’s ranking in Search Engines – he writes: ‘The business of text link ad buying has matured, and it’s on the up-and-up. We’re not talking about “buying PageRank”… what we’re talking ...more
Search Engine Optimization
More on Posting Schedules
7th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 18

More on Posting Schedules

Peter at Almost Cool comments on my series on Blog Apathy – particularly picking up on some of the comments on posting goals and schedules. He rightly observes that with RSS subscribers you’re likely to get readers look at your posts whether you post regularly or irregularly and argues against ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Blogging Goals
7th of August 2005 Darren Rowse

Blogging Goals

Wayne Hurlbert writes a post on Blogging Goals that might be a good follow up for some after my Strategic Blogging series of posts.
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 6
7th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 2

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 6

I’ll make this quick as I’ve not been well today. Sorry for the slower posting rate today that I’d hoped for. Readers have submitted the following blog tips today as part of the 31 days to building a better blog project. Hatem has written a post titled Blogversation – How ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Domain Name Suggestion Tool – DomainBot
6th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 31

Domain Name Suggestion Tool – DomainBot

I’ve been working on some ideas for new blogs over the past 2 weeks and as part of the exercise I’ve been looking at choosing domain names. Of course looking for a domain name can be a frustrating business – you know what you want but the chances are that ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
AdSense to Vary Number of Text ads in Ad Units
6th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 4

AdSense to Vary Number of Text ads in Ad Units

Jen noticed that Adsense have made another change and now will serve less ads per unit if they feel that it has a better chance of making you (and them) money. Googe’s description of this change is: ‘To increase monetization on your site and improve the relevance of ads, AdSense ...more
Adsense
Taughnee’s Start Up Tips
6th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Taughnee’s Start Up Tips

Taughnee Stone continues to write about her experiences of starting a new blog – the Alaska Blog which continues to grow after just 12 days of existence. Interestingly she’s chosen to use Blog Explosion to drive traffic to her site. This is not a method I’ve tried as my initial ...more
Pro Blogging News
The Dangers of Niche Blogging
6th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 1

The Dangers of Niche Blogging

There is a helpful article over at on Niche Markets the Entrepreneurial Mind where Jeff Cornwall posts about the dangers of Niche strategy. Of course Jeff is writing in a broad sense for all businesses that target Niches but his theories are particularly relevant for those of us working on ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 5
5th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 1

31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 5

Well I’ve left this post until the last minutes of day 5 due to it being a rather full day – I hope no one was missing it. The 31 Days to Building a Better Blog project has definitely been worthwhile so far. Traffic levels have been up the last ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog