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Professional Bloggers Association Developments
21st of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Professional Bloggers Association Developments

Paul over at Radiant Marketing Group has been talking about a Professional Bloggers Association (BPA?) for a while now – and today posts that a group of bloggers is ‘going underground’ to polish the concept up. I’m really interested in seeing what comes out of this although am still a ...more
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Online Ad Spend Up $45 Million in October
21st of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Online Ad Spend Up $45 Million in October

Clickz reports that October saw another 6.5% increase in online advertising – a second month in a row with such an increase: ‘Internet advertising increased by $45 million in October to reaching a total $741.2 million for the month, according to AdZone’s Internet Advertising Report. The 6.5 percent gain marked ...more
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Gawker Has Record Traffic in November
20th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Gawker Has Record Traffic in November

Choire Sicha has a round up of Gawker Media’s Traffic for the month of November – the month saw an increase by 6 million page views from 23 million to 29 million (click to enlarge graph). ‘Gawker had a substantial gain in November, adding more than a million page views ...more
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Media Buyer/Seller Wanted
17th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 2

Media Buyer/Seller Wanted

I’m interested in chatting to anyone with a background in media buying/selling who would be willing to explore representing one or more of the blogs that I have an interest in. Whilst I have a background in Marketing I do not have the time to give adequate attention to seeking ...more
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Pro Blogger of the Year
17th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 6

Pro Blogger of the Year

It is that time of the year where bloggers everywhere are giving awards so I thought I’d ask the question – who is the ‘Pro Blogger’ of the Year? This may not be an official award but I’m interested in people’s opinions and thoughts. What blogger (not blog) would you ...more
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Google Page Rank and Backlinks Update – Coming Soon
17th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

Google Page Rank and Backlinks Update – Coming Soon

Are you waiting for the next page rank update from Google to move up their results page and bring you a flood of new traffic? (aren’t we all?) Well a little well places birdie told me last night that Google are getting close to an update – in fact a ...more
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Blogs for Sale – How Much is Your Blog Worth?
16th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 12

Blogs for Sale – How Much is Your Blog Worth?

One of the trends that I suspect we’ll see more of in 2005 and beyond is Blogs for Sale. This past year saw Jeremy Wright sell his blog which proved that its possible – but the question it leaves me wondering is – ‘How Much?’ How much would you sell ...more
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Doc Searls responds to Blogging for Money Criticism
16th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 3

Doc Searls responds to Blogging for Money Criticism

Doc Searls has been on the receiving end of some criticism recently after some of what he said at BloggerCon and a quote that appeared in a recent Newsweek article on blogging. Today he posts a good post clarifying his postition on problogging: ‘So let me make this as clear ...more
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Holiday Visits to Retail Sites Up 24 Percent
16th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Holiday Visits to Retail Sites Up 24 Percent

ClickZ reports that traffic continues to be up in online retail outlets which is a good sign for many probloggers who use affiliate programs to send their readers to such stores: ‘In another indication of the growth of advertising and retail opportunities online this holiday season, U.S. visits to shopping ...more
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