CategoryBlogging Tools and Services
Blog Power = Blog Clutter
14th of May 2005 Darren Rowse

Blog Power = Blog Clutter

Andy has a good post on ‘Blog Power’ which I think is a pretty spot on analysis of a tool that attempt to game Google and simply clutters the web with useless content. These sort of tools might bring you a little short term benefit but the risks are not ...more
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AOL Opens Blog Service to IM Users
6th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 2

AOL Opens Blog Service to IM Users

Just spotted this news (perhaps its old and I missed it previously) that AOL are opening up their blogging tool to their Instant Messaging users. Not only this but they’ll be able to to submit posts to their blogs via instant messaging when logged in to the screen name associated ...more
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My Backpack
4th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 7

My Backpack

I’ve decided to test Backpack with their free service. My hope is that it will help me to be a little more organized in my blogging. I’ve made my front home page public to show you a little of what it can do – I’ve not put anything special on ...more
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Backpack from 37 Signals
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Backpack from 37 Signals

37 Signals is launching their latest project – Backpack on Tuesday. Whilst the main site doesn’t seem to have gone live yet a number of previews of this new program have been written which you should check out. I been given a bit of an inside look at it by ...more
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Search Engine Marketing Tools
2nd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Search Engine Marketing Tools

Three tools that you might like to use to analyze how well your blog is going are over at Marketleap. They are: Search Engine Placement Check – gives you a ranking for a particular keyword in 7 search engines. Search Engine Index Check – gives an indication of how well ...more
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A Blogging Perspective OS X Tiger
30th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 6

A Blogging Perspective OS X Tiger

Last night I was in town and treated myself to the new OSX – Tiger. This afternoon I’ve installed it and have been playing around with it – asking myself how it will improve my blogging. Here are a few initial reflections: Dashboard – one of the main things that ...more
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Using Bloglines – a Tutorial
27th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 9

Using Bloglines – a Tutorial

I was speaking with someone yesterday via MSN and they asked me about how I could possibly follow so many trains of thought to keep 20 blogs on such a variety of topics updated. My answer was quite simple – Bloglines and the RSS feeds that I track there are ...more
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Google is Updating Page Rank – Future Page Rank Tool
22nd of April 2005 Darren Rowse 77

Google is Updating Page Rank – Future Page Rank Tool

The word on the street from those who watch such things is that Google are currently doing a Page Rank update. These things tend to take a day or two to sort themselves out but there are a few tools that can help you work out what your page rank ...more
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Feedburner Changes Ahead
22nd of April 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Feedburner Changes Ahead

In the comments of my previous post on the FeedBurner service Duncan, a representative of Feedburner, left the following comment which has a few interesting revelations in it for Feedburner users about upcoming features. Hi Darren, You can always tell if your FeedBurner feed is in synch and up to ...more
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