Making Money Because of Your Blog as Opposed to Making Money Directly From Your Blog
17th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 33

Making Money Because of Your Blog as Opposed to Making Money Directly From Your Blog

This afternoon I had a call from a guy and the topic got onto how he wants to make money from blogging (as it seems to quite a bit these days). He was all excited by the potential but was a little muddled with his thinking about how to do ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Mini-Interview with Anil Dash regarding TypePad ‘issues’
17th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 27

Mini-Interview with Anil Dash regarding TypePad ‘issues’

I’ve just chatted to Anil Dash from Six Apart and he tells me: “we know we’re not meeting people expectations, but we will make it right” and also: “this happened while we were adding redundancy to the storage system which is kind of like lightning striking.” I was struck by ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
TypePad Blogs Unavailable – Deploying Backups
17th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 8

TypePad Blogs Unavailable – Deploying Backups

I’ve woken up this morning to four emails and three people on IM all telling me their frustrations with TypePad which has been down for at least the last 7 or so hours (possibly longer). Over at Six Apart’s website is the following message:
Blogging Tools and Services
Tips for Writing Hardworking Posts – Part 2
17th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Tips for Writing Hardworking Posts – Part 2

Here’s part 2 of Tips for Writing Hardworking Posts by b5 blogger John Evans. I’m John Evans and I write Windows Vista and Microsoft Weblog for b5media. My personal blog is SYNTAGMA. In Part 1, I looked at how a blogger’s “backlist” could be made to work harder by interlinking ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Niche Blogging Benefits
16th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 13

Niche Blogging Benefits

It’s Day 8 in the b5media 12(ish) days of Christmas Series and the next contribution is from By Tammy Powley from the Jewelry and Beading. She’s going to talk Niche Blogging. Feel free to add your own reflections and experiences on niche blogging in comments below. Right now, I maintain ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Google AdSense Webinar
16th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Google AdSense Webinar

If you’re interested in learning how to use some of the newest Google AdSense features you might like to sign up for their latest Webinar at – Google WebEx Enterprise Site. it’s being run on Wednesday 21 December at 9am Pacific Standard Time (GMT-08.00). They’ll be looking at the referrals ...more
Adsense
YPN – First Impression Review
16th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 15

YPN – First Impression Review

One of the benefits of moving ProBlogger into the b5media network is that I have access to YPN now as b5 is a US company. I’ve just added switched my AdSense ads over to YPN to give it a test (as we’ve done with a number of our blogs). It’s ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
Study finds Stand Alone RSS Ads Do Better
16th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 18

Study finds Stand Alone RSS Ads Do Better

Jeremy just forwarded me this article on Clickz that shows ads in RSS that are an entry by themselves (ie the ad itself is a stand alone post) perform nine times better than RSS ads attached to other posts. They can generate CTR up to 7% (much better than any ...more
RSS
Yahoo! Currently Updating Index
15th of December 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Yahoo! Currently Updating Index

It looks like Yahoo! are doing an Update at the moment. I tend not to get a lot of traffic from them but it’s always interesting to see what impact their updates have. Yahoo invites your feedback on the update on their blog. Thanks to Hagrin for the tip.
Search Engine Optimization