Little technical skill is needed to publish a well-read blog, meaning just about anyone with something worthwhile to say can find an audience, said Kim Malone Scott, director of online sales and operations for Google’s AdSense.
Covers Blogs, Blogging Tips, Online Monetization etc.
NYT – On Nov. 30, immediately after three of Gawker’s top editors quit, Gawker published a job listing for a managing editor.
Blogger comments are now OpenID enabled but you can easily use your Blog URL as your OpenID url.
Yahoo! Plugin for WordPress – Embed Flickr photos to your WordPress blog automatically.
Here’s my BarCamp Delhi presentation on “Writing a Successful Blog.” The presentation on blogging covered topics like growing readership, finding blog fodder, better monetization, blog SEO, leveraging social media to drive traffic, dealing with plagiarism and more.
That means constant connection to one’s blogging device while writing shorter but more frequent blog postings. It also means less chest thumping about wicked politicians, less trumpeting of one’s expertise and more chatty postings about cats, kids and lunch.
Bypass Twitter block in your office. Access Twitter updates through Google Talk or the web based Hello Text service.
Two weeks ago, Google implemented some massive changes in their AdSense text ad formats to reduce accidental clicks.
Ads for Adobe PDF inserts Yahoo! Ads (pay-per-click or CPC) into PDF files when viewed inside Adobe Acrobat Writer or Adobe Reader software. Each time the PDF content is viewed, targeted ads are dynamically matched by Yahoo to the content of the document. The publisher receives anonymized reports about which ads ran alongside which published content.
Do you want to move your blog from Blogger to WordPress. This blog platform migration guide will help you make a shift from Blogger to WordPress without affecting your search engine traffic, Google Juice and keeping your RSS subscriber count intact.
Google has added OpenID support in Blogger comments engine – that means if you are logged into WordPress, TypePad, LiveJournal or any of the other OpenID supported services, you can leave a comment on Blogger Blogs using the same credentials.
Rating widget on your blog to collect feedback from your readers. Then access your blog’s Rating Intelligence Report to see running data on how your audience is rating your content.
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Now imagine that the network is the blogosphere where new blogs spring into existence every day. And as they do, these newly minted bloggers are aspiring to make money. They set up their blog, pick a unique topic, research Google ads and affiliate programs, and they start writing content. But they are in for big disappointment, because in order to make money from blogging, they’ll need more than good, original content – they need traffic.
If you can move through the noise on blogs, depending on the subject they might be a great way to get insight on what people are thinking.
Aaron – The big problem with blogging is that there is an echo effect to it, and bloggers end up chasing the same keywords that other bloggers are targeting, and many of these have limited commercial viability.
AdSense Alternatives – Yahoo! Panama and Microsoft adCenter are not so popular and available only to US publishers. BlogAds, Federated Media, WPNI Blogroll and TechDispenser offer better rates but are open only to select group of websites. Non US traffic cannot be monetized with WidgetBucks or Chitika. Very few sites are successful with affiliate programs of Amazon or eBay.
How to write a blog that gets love from blog readers.
Are you a blogger that loves to get in to test new sites first? Many of those sites are trying to reach you too – but they get lost amidst all the press releases for stuff you don’t care about.
FeedDemon 2.6 with Panic Button – Reduce RSS stress and mark all items as read that were published before a certain period of time.