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Archive for September 2005

September 30th, 2005

Google AdWords: What Goes Up, Must Stay Up

An interesting article at I, Cringely detailing an experiment by one of his friends who makes a living off of advertising through Google’s AdWords program. What his friend did was setup an clone of a site of his that already existed and used the exact same ads, but changed the price per click of the […]

By Paul -- 2 comments

September 30th, 2005

Blog Network Revenue Models

First it was Martin posing the question of whether or not blog networks are right for you, which was then followed up by Darren with commentary from Jason Calacanis. Martin emailed me a couple of days ago when he posted the entry and asked if I could offer my opinion. Well I checked back a […]

By Paul -- 23 comments

September 27th, 2005

MSN Search On The Rise, Google On The Decline

According to this report released by OneStat Google’s share in the search engine wars has decreased 0.3% in the last 8 months, while rival’s MSN share increased 0.3%. However, Google still has a commanding lead in the arena with Yahoo placing a distant second.

Google 56.9%
Yahoo 21.2%
MSN Search 8.9%
AOL Search 3.2%

What does this mean for webmasters? If Google isn’t the […]

By Paul -- 5 comments

September 26th, 2005

Online Advertising Up 26% In 2nd Quarter

No surprise really to see this.

U.S. Internet advertising revenue grew 26 percent to $3 billion in the second quarter, driven by paid search listings and more sophisticated video and audio ads known as rich media, according to a study released on Monday.

So for anyone concerned about the ability to generate money online through advertising […]

By Paul -- 0 comments

September 26th, 2005

Introducing The Fine Fools Community

Well Codename: Scrivs Net now has an official name and it is Fine Fools Community. Didn’t I say this was a project? Aren’t projects supposed to be fun? Isn’t it cool that it rhymes with 9rules…isn’t it?
The Fine Fools site has more details on the plans for the case studies, how to join and the […]

By Paul -- 5 comments

September 26th, 2005

The $100,000 Banner

By now I am sure the majority of you have seen the Million Dollar Homepage ($143,000 earned as of this writing), which is quickly turning out to be the most genius type of revenue generation that we have seen this year. Not to my surprise there are already clones surfacing such as the the Million […]

By Paul -- 4 comments

September 26th, 2005

Moving To WordPress

I am moving Work Boxers over to WordPress shortly. I probably won’t bother with trying to get the archives moved over and dealing with the permalink structure, but since MT builds all its files everything will remain intact.
Also note that the feed url will change, which could be remedied with a 301 in the .htaccess […]

By Paul -- 8 comments

September 23rd, 2005

Codename: Scrivs Net

At about 2am this morning I made a post in the 9rules Member forum about a couple of sites that I own that have been sitting idle for some time. I asked if any of the members would like to write for the sites and mentioned the terms that I would come up with. No […]

By Paul -- 3 comments

September 23rd, 2005

Gawker Opens Up Comments

Been wondering when this day would arrive and it seems that it is today. Gawker Media has opened up comments on some of its sites and its implementation is a really unique idea and one that I personally love.
To post a comment on either Gawker, Gizmodo or Lifehacker you must have an account and the […]

By Paul -- 2 comments

September 22nd, 2005


Bryan Veloso is a 9rules member and a rising design talent. He also happens to get the negatives of reblogging. What is reblogging? It’s basically taking information from another site and simply quoting it without adding some of your own wisdom to the work. If you haven’t seen this done, then you don’t read too […]

By Paul -- 6 comments

September 15th, 2005

Is there Room for Another Blog Network?

This is the question that Darren Rowse poses and I commented with:

I think you are asking the wrong question Darren. The real question should be:
Is there room for another successful blog network that can establish a brand and mindshare amongst readers?
Obviously the answer is yes. It usually just means you replace one of the existing […]

By Paul -- 12 comments

September 14th, 2005

Increasing Pageviews by Paginating Comments

There are a couple of different methods in use by sites to increase the amount of pageviews their readers achieve while reading their sites, but this is one of the first instances I have seen it done with comments. This entry at TVSquad shows how WIN is starting to incorporate pagination within their comments. I […]

By Paul -- 8 comments

September 13th, 2005

Preordering Books

How much would you honestly be willing to pay for a book about making money with blogging? I am not talking about an overview, but an actual book that cover every base in every detail? Would you be willing to preorder a book like this?
I still see people askng the same questions to the same […]

By Paul -- 15 comments