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Archives for February 2007

Seen A Boost In Subscribers? Thank Google

FeedBurner is reporting that after a long process Google Is Now Reporting Subscribers Starting with our Saturday February 17th subscriber reporting, FeedBurner publishers will be able to see how many Google Reader and Google Personalized Homepage subscribers they have. (Thanks, Google!) This information will show up in tonight’s subscriber reports (meaning that most of you […]

Fighting Negativity Without Getting Dragged Down Into The Mud Pit

A reader wrote to me in response to my Burning Blog Bridges post. He was concerned that in his industry there was a big, powerful but sleazy competitor. How can he compete without resorting to critical articles attacking their business practices and violations? While it would be tempting to just give them a good kicking […]

Reviewing The Reviews

Reviews are coming in so I thought I would do a quick round up of the first few. Remember, anyone who writes a review of Killer Flagship Content ebook gets an exclusive early preview of my next one and a link. Well, anyone who writes a review and tells me about it! A One-Stop-Shop For […]

The Truth About Advertising

It’s funny because it’s true … Via: BLOchman

When The Old Guard Gets Hit By The Clue Stick

John Battelle has hit YellowPages with the clue stick “You’re asking me to tell my advertisers to invite criticism? You’re asking me to actually create a platform that lets that criticism happen? Are you nuts?” General nodding and murmurs of assent followed. “Er…yes,” I answered. “Yahoo already does. And Google does too (though not as […]

Performancing Sold

Aaron has an Exclusive Podcast with David Krug on the purchase of Performancing. Congratulations to all concerned! Update: David has more details over at New York,NY —” February 14th,2007 —” SplashPress Media, owner of numerous sites including The Blog Herald, one of the oldest sites on the internet covering blogging news and new media, […]

Are You Burning Blog Bridges?

Snark, criticism, attack-bait, poking wasps nests, call it what you want, while it might be an effective “link bait” strategy, it’s not one I would recommend. This is the path to the dark side. First let’s look at why someone might be tempted to use this tactic. It’s quick and easy It works Takes little […]

20,000 Visitors, 500 Subscribers, in 7 Days

It’s now 7 days since I uploaded WordPress two over my domain. Time for a one-week-birthday update. Since launch this blog has: Had over 20,000 visitors (according to FeedBurner, Analog reports many more but I don’t trust log analysers). Most of these visitors arrived because the blog has … Been Dugg twice. Added over […]

The Problem With Metrics in a Web2.0 World

Steve Rubel is asking What Will Replace the Almighty Page View? but I am not quite convinced by his candidate, “Events”. These days most interactive web sites are built using Flash and/or Ajax (a cake mix of Javascript, XML and HTML). Page views are useless here. They only count complete refreshes of a page. Yahoo’s […]

Vista, One Windows Too Many?

Mark is asking When Will You Upgrade to Vista? To answer your question Mark, not any time soon. Microsoft hasn’t exactly completely lost me as a customer but neither have they done anything at all that makes me want to upgrade. I will elaborate but first here is what Mark has to say Is there […]