Selling a Blog – Interview with Duncan Riley from Blog Herald
17th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Selling a Blog – Interview with Duncan Riley from Blog Herald

Big in blog news this week is the sale of BlogHerald (no official word that it’s sold yet but it looks like final negotiations are taking place). The price is said to be in excess of over $72,000 (USD). BlogHerald’s owner is Duncan Riley (a partner of mine at b5media) ...more
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The Inaugural ProBlogger Best Blog Awards Award
17th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

The Inaugural ProBlogger Best Blog Awards Award

Ok – time for a little fun. I asked over the weekend for your nominations for the Best Blog Award Award (tounge firmly planted in cheek) and received 9 nominations via comment and email. The list is not an exhaustive blog awards list (I did a quick search on Google ...more
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Mister Snitch on Gather.com
17th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Mister Snitch on Gather.com

Just a quick link (mainly to remind me to read it later) – Mister Snitch has an interesting piece looking at Gather.com – a service (currently in beta) which will pay content writers money for their content based upon traffic levels generated.
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PubCon 11 Sydney – Delayed?
17th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

PubCon 11 Sydney – Delayed?

Really disappointed to see that PubCon 11 which was advertised to be on in Australia in February is now being advertised to be taking place ‘early-mid’ 2006. Looks like pulling it together was a little more work than they anticipated. Hopefully they’ll get there eventually.
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Do You Think of Your Blog as a Blog or a Website?
17th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Do You Think of Your Blog as a Blog or a Website?

Interesting piece over at AdAge by Simon Dumenco titled a blogger is just a writer with a cooler name where he argues that blogs are just websites and that there shouldn’t really be as much focus on it (found via Adrants). He explains it better. ‘And it occurred to me ...more
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Blog Herald Revealed as Mystery Blog – Bids stand at $72,000
17th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Herald Revealed as Mystery Blog – Bids stand at $72,000

The Mystery blog being sold by Jeremy is the Blog Herald. From what he’s been writing the bidding has been strong with bids now rising to be above $72,000 in the private auction currently being held. I think the ‘private’ part is that it’s happening in private and not private ...more
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Net Users Take 1/20th of a Second to Judge your Blog’s Design
17th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Net Users Take 1/20th of a Second to Judge your Blog’s Design

Martin just emailed me a link to an article that is sure to depress some bloggers. It talks about how internet users only take one twentieth of a second to decide whether they like the look of a website. ‘Dr Gitte Lindgaard and colleagues from Carleton University in Ottawa flashed ...more
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NYT reports that AdSense pays publishers 78.5 cents on the dollar
16th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

NYT reports that AdSense pays publishers 78.5 cents on the dollar

I am often asked by readers what percentage of the money advertisers pay Google is kept by them and what they give to AdSense publishers. Jen has spotted an article in the NYT that claims the figure Google gives publishers is 78.5%. ‘the article clearly states Google pays roughly 78.5 ...more
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2006 Australian Blog Awards
16th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

2006 Australian Blog Awards

The 2006 Australian Blog Awards are on over at Collective Apathy (the one previously run at Kek’s blog) with voting opening today. The voting is pretty sophisticated (preferential system) to the point where it’s actually a bit of a process to do so. You need to register at Collective Apathy ...more
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