The rumors are true. Google AdSense ads for RSS feeds are coming next week. Here’s a sample code that will be inserted in your FeedBurner feed for showing AdSense ads.
Covers Blogs, Blogging Tips, Online Monetization etc.
The new release of WordPress (version 2.6) is due in August 2008 and is compatible with Google Gears.
If you use a desktop based Twitter client, you may have come across the "limit exceeded" error after which the software suspends fetching new updates from Twitter for some time.
There is no Technorati or Google Blog Search like ego-surfing service for Twitter to help you find people who shared your blog posts in their Twitter messages but you can always build one. Details inside.
You may remember the FeedBurner Chicklet hack that reveals the number of subscribers a particular feed has.
Hitwise compares the traffic of Engadget vs Gizmodo – fierce rivals that are also the most popular gadget blogs on the planet.
There are online services that help you test Internet filtering in China – you will know if your site is accessible or restricted in China.
"What if someone decided to take your RSS feed and republish it on their site" Larry Borsato writes: "I’m a blogger, and I publish my content under a Creative Commons license that allows others to share and adapt it for non-commercial purposes, as long as they attribute the content to me.
Google Trends suggests that blogs are now more popular than magazines and newspapers on the internet.
You thought the word ‘blog’ is an abbreviation of web log but some have discovered a better meaning of the word Blog.
Sage Lewis writes: Siloing is the idea of only linking out to other pages on your site and other outside resources that relate to that specific category or topic.
I recently experimented with running a 7-day advertising campaign for this blog on Facebook as well as the Google network using Adwords.
Jennifer makes an excellent suggestion on Scribefire – "Avoid naming similar to other’s popular blog post" "So your competitor just wrote a blog post that hit the front page of Digg and got blogged seemingly everywhere.
Do you have multiple blogs / websites and want to know if cross-linking these sites affect your Google PageRank / search engine rankings ?
While twittering is fun and simple, it is tough if you were to explain the concept of twitter to someone who has never heard of this service before.
China has blocked access to all Blogger blogs ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games that begin in Beijing three months from now.
If you are assigned the task of capturing computer screenshots and images for your computer related book like a technical manual or a how-to guide book, follow these instructions from Cafepress: You can capture JPG or PNG high resolution screenshot images using any screen capture program like SnagIt or use the Print Screen key on your desktop.
If you are planning to write a book, these useful guidelines about font names and font sizes from CafePress will come handy.
From PBS: One feature that is common on major news sites is a list of “Most Popular Stories” or “Most Emailed Stories.” Having that list in a prominent place on my site — on all pages — would bring more traffic (and inbound links) to MediaShift’s best content, and serve as an entree into the site for people who just came to read one post.