Turn to Compete with AdSense
8th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Turn to Compete with AdSense

I’m thinking of starting my own contextual advertising company. It seems to be the thing to do with YPN getting into it last year, MSN on the way, Amazon rumored to be getting into it and today talk of yet another competitor to AdSense – ‘Turn’. The word is that ...more
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Blogging with or without Comments?
8th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blogging with or without Comments?

Mathew Ingram has an interesting discussion going on around the topic of Is a blog without comments still a blog? after the flack that Russell Beattie has gotten from not using them. Russell decided to cut comments largely for time reasons as far as I can see it – he ...more
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Selling Text Links
8th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Selling Text Links

It seems that more and more bloggers are being approached via email by companies seeking to buy text link ads on their blogs. For example one of my readers forwarded me this email yesterday (names have been removed): Greetings – I am looking to purchase 5 text link ads on ...more
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Feedburner Caught Spamming
8th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Feedburner Caught Spamming

Duncan at BlogHerald has broken the story that Feedburner have been marketing themselves with unsolicited emails (Spam). He’s posted the email and has definitely hit the spot – so much so that two Feedburner representatives have already left comments acknowledging that they were wrong to do so (particularly the comment ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Blogging for Beginners – Questions?
8th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blogging for Beginners – Questions?

In a recent poll which asked ‘how long have you been blogging?’ I was surprised to find that 43% of readers of ProBlogger either don’t have a blog or have been blogging for less than 6 months. 60% have been blog less than 12 months. As a result I’ve begun ...more
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RSS Ads – Poll
7th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

RSS Ads – Poll

This week’s poll of the week asks: ‘Do You Run RSS Ads in any of Your Blog’s Feeds?’ Feel free to discuss your answers here. Particularly you might like to discuss the follow up questions of ‘Are they Worth their While for you?‘ I ask this because while I see ...more
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ProBlogger Forum – Poll Results
7th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

ProBlogger Forum – Poll Results

The Question of our last poll was – ‘Should ProBlogger.net add Forums?’ and the results from the 430 votes were: * Yes: 48% (205) * No: 44% (190) * I don’t know: 8% (35) It was a close thing but the affirmative has it. I’m leaning towards it myself after ...more
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Google GBuy to Rival PayPal
7th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Google GBuy to Rival PayPal

There is lots of news around today about Google’s upcoming launch of the so called ‘GBuy’ payment product and how it will rival eBay’s PayPal system. This has potential to impact Pro Bloggers – many of whom use PayPal in their day to day activities and many who would love ...more
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Meme Trackers
7th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Meme Trackers

Richard MacManus has a good round up post that takes a look at what he calls the increasing array of Meme Trackers that are pretty popular these days. He ranks Memorandum as the best (he’s a long time fan) but others that he looks at (some that I’d not come ...more
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