Posts Tagged ‘problogger’
If you weren’t already aware, Alexa just instituted an update to their rankings – with pretty dramatic changes for many websites out there.
A case in point: My blog’s 3 month ranking had been 70,655Â (still captured at Mark Wielgus’ Top 100 blog rankings)Â – it’s now 157,638.
How an update can revise your website position by 80,000 positions is beyond me.
But that’s not the end of the goodness in store.
Mark’s 45n5 website has gone from 27,961 toÂ 89,002 (a difference of 61,000 places)
The blogosphere’s most recognized ProBlogger Darren Rowse’s rating has been revised from 3,797Â to 12,917 .
Which makes you wonder (more…)
I was talking to PPC Super Affiliate Amit Mehta about our Internet Marketing efforts yesterday and the topic of how much income my blogging generates came up.
On a conservative basis, I’d say that monetization from my blogging alone amounts to somewhere in the mid to higher 4 figure range per month.
Which is a pittance compared to some of the “Super Bloggers” out there.
There’s a lot of talk these days about how much the top bloggers make, especially in the light of Business Week’s “Bloggers Bring In The Big Bucks” story.
Although I know Darren Rowse and Jeremy “Shoemoney” Schoemaker and visit Mario Lavandeira’s PerezHilton and Pete Cashmore’s Mashable, the names on the list were alien to me.
It’s a testament that blogging is an open field and you pick your niche and can do well with it.
But if you’re clued in to the power of blogging, you’d realize that the payoff from blogging comes outside of blogging.
If you listened in to the episode of the Net Income radio show where Shoemoney had Matt Mullenweg, part of the team which developed the WordPress blogging platform, the real money comes as a result of having blogged, rather than because of blogging.
If you missed that episode of Net Income, you can check it out:
As an example, Darren Rowse is a founder of the B5Media blog network, which receive venture funding earlier this year and Shoemoney’s income also comes from promoting CPA offers and developing AuctionAds with partner-in-crime Dave Dellanave AKA Dillsmack. AuctionAds was recently acquired by Media Whiz for an undisclosed sum.
Personally, blogging is a platform to (more…)
On some level, all of us crave some form of recognition, and awards and prizes confer a degree of recognition. Even though you might get some plastic trophy covered with gold paint, or maybe a dinky award graphic in GIF format, it’s not so much the trophy itself, but the symbolic value of the prize.
So here comes the Blogger’s Choice Awards.
By a process of peer voting, bloggers stand to receive recognition by their peers and display badges on their blogs.
And yes, expect to see bloggers nominate themselves (and likely that will be the only vote many of them will get.)
Still, any exposure is better than none.
Looking at the current rankings is quite revealing:
Leading the “Best Blogs About Blogging” category, we have:
Notables like ProBlogger Darren Rowse, Lorelle, and I’m not familiar with bloggingbasics101.com (PR5, Alexa 821,000), so I’ll be check it out.
Leaping ahead of the “Best Blog About Blogging” bloggers, we have the celebrity bloggers:
With 4,865 votes, Rosie O’Donnell is clearly ahead of mainstream bloggers and other celebrity bloggers.
The fact is that if you want to do well in blogging (or in any area of Internet Marketing for that matter), you will need to (more…)
There’s a discussion brewing over at the Webtools Collection post “Top 6 Most Prolific Bloggers” listing 6 of the “most prolific” bloggers with 1,000 or more posts. (courtesy of Darren Rowse’s Speedlinking 4 March 2007).
Does post quantity lead to a better reader experience?
It would, especially if you’re giving your readers more choice, and they’re likely to find something that interests them.
At the same time though, we have (more…)
Newer Internet Marketers continue to be confounded, bewildered and frustrated by RSS.
Sure, everyone may know that it stands for “Really Simple Syndication”, or “Rich Site Summary”. Or if you go back to it’s earlier definition RDF Site Summary.
But what does it all mean?
And is it a new technology.
Again, like blogging, RSS traces it’s roots for a number of years. To 1999 in fact.
RSS is a way of accessing content from blogs and podcasts via a easy to use interface.
While RSS was used to broadcast content from personal blogs previously, increasingly businesses and online marketers are using RSS feeds as a means of generating brand awareness and to promote products and services too.
The bugbear with RSS however, lies in the fact that it requires some techy know how to set up successfully.
Microsoft has announced that the new Windows Vista incorporates RSS support.
Given that I will be holding back on a Vista upgrade for some time (and I suspect others will also), here’re some intermediate solutions.
My preference is to install the Mozilla Thunderbird email client, which incorporates RSS support.
Another program I like is the Blog Explosion RSS Reader.
If you’ve just started out with your blogging efforts, joining (more…)
Since it’s launch, Elite Retreat has evoked a firestorm of debate among online marketers.
Attendees from the first ER paid $4,500 per head to attend the exclusive event.
The upcoming second ER to be held on 19 and 20th March in San Francisco is raising some hackles with its $4,950 price tag.
I’ve often heard the question on the forums and a number of Internet Marketers have been asking me this question:
Is it too much?
And often I hear the gripe that (more…)