ProBlogger – the Comic
28th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 10

ProBlogger – the Comic

I’ve been immortalized at in cartoon form at Comic Strip Blog. I’m not sure that I’m really in the league of Robert Scoble and Dave Winer or deserve the compliment of the strip – but it’s definitely a first – an a pretty good likeness at that! See the full ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Google Ranking Factors
28th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Google Ranking Factors

I want to give a prize today to one of the most ugly yet useful sites I’ve seen for a while. I hope I don’t cause any offense by saying that – but the prize goes to Google Ranking Factors. Don’t let the ugliness factor put you off because if ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Chinese Blog to List on NASDAQ
28th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Chinese Blog to List on NASDAQ

China Economic Net has an article on a Chinese Blogge, Fang Xingdong, who is looking at listing his blogging business on the NASDAQ. ‘One of China’s most well-known bloggers hopes to ride the current boom in personal online journals and transform his blog site into a U.S.-listed Internet giant. “We ...more
Pro Blogging News
How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead Of An Idle Blogger
28th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 17

How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead Of An Idle Blogger

Todd Mintz writes a very worthwhile article at How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead Of An Idle Blogger which I think is a must read for bloggers wanting to start out in ProBlogging. Whilst I don’t completely agree with everything Todd writes (I’ve never entered into a link exchange ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Yahoo! Publisher Network Coming Soon?
27th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Yahoo! Publisher Network Coming Soon?

There’s an interesting post over at SEO RoundTable that speculates that the Yahoo! Publisher Network could be Coming Soon which will definitely bring something of a shake up to Google’s stranglehold on the contextual advertising market through Adsense. They write: ‘Nick at ThreadWatch then wrote a thread, Yahoo Publisher Network ...more
Adsense
Can you have too many inbound links to your blog?
27th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 16

Can you have too many inbound links to your blog?

A well known Search Engine Optimization strategy that most serious bloggers keep in mind is that the more links that you have pointing to your blog from other sites the higher your page will be ranked in search engines like google. This is a generally accepted strategy for building the ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Google introduces RSS to Personalized Pages – An Opportunity for Bloggers?
27th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Google introduces RSS to Personalized Pages – An Opportunity for Bloggers?

Many bloggers have been commenting on Google’s addition of RSS feeds to their personalized home page (see Steve Rubel and John Battelle for starters) but I’m yet to see anyone suggest that adding your own RSS feeds to your personalized Google page could be good for SEO (search engine optimization) ...more
RSS
Manolo’s Shoe Blog – Turning Columnist
27th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Manolo’s Shoe Blog – Turning Columnist

Here’s a blogger success story – anonymous shoe and gossip blogger Manolo has just started up as the Washington Post Express’s newest columnist. Manolo has always intrigued me as a blogger. For one they write in the third person – secondly they combine two rather odd topics (shoes/fashion and gossip) ...more
Case Studies
MyBlogLog Update – Track your Outbound Links
27th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 14

MyBlogLog Update – Track your Outbound Links

In March this year I posted about a service called MyBlogLog (affiliate link) – an online service that tracks where people go when they leave your blog by looking at the outbound links that they click. I originally used their free service which tracks just the most popular outbound clicks ...more
Blogging Tools and Services