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Archive for January 2006

January 31st, 2006

It’s all about the marketing

As I have mentioned numerous times in previous posts, I am a sitepoint forum addict. Every day domains and entire websites are sold, some for a few hundred, others for thousands. But what I have noticed is a trend. A trend of sites that appear for sale more so than others.
These are;

Proxy browsing sites
Image hosting
Domain […]

By admin -- 5 comments

January 27th, 2006

Uptime is vital

For the more serious bloggers or “webmasters”, we know that uptime is vital. Compare it to a shop front, if a McDonalds store had 900 people in a queue lining up to get their favorite Big Mac burger and the store burnt down. Well that would be bad for business wouldn’t it?

By admin -- 9 comments

January 24th, 2006

Getting Stronger By Getting Smaller

If you look at the sidebar on the right you will notice that the Fine Fools box only contains four sites now:

Damn I’m Cute
It’s Useless
A Man’s View

Oh my god, what happened?! Everyone has left Fine Fools! Well, not really. When 2006 rolled around I had a lot of time to sit down and look at […]

By Paul -- 12 comments

January 23rd, 2006

Forming relationships with other webmasters

I’ve decided there hasn’t been enough talk on workboxers about money making methods, because lets face it, we all want to make money.

By admin -- 2 comments

January 22nd, 2006

Copyright wars

Well looky here, I think I started something. Isn’t it funny how fast news spreads throughout the blogosphere. The news of Mr Vince Chan completely stealing the Problogger template for his own site, amblogger.net.

By admin -- 13 comments

January 21st, 2006

Cowboy offers $500 for wordpress theme

Was a bit surprised by David’s offer here - but hey, he is the cowboy!
Everyone knows I’m a publicity whore. It’s not joke. Im looking to do it again. I’m looking to do two things. To find another decent designer who does shit the way I like it. And I want to give away 500 […]

By admin -- 3 comments

January 19th, 2006

Adsense Notifier

Now this isn’t exactly ground breaking news but it finally occured to me how much I use this nifty little firefox plugin.

By admin -- 5 comments

January 18th, 2006

Turnkey Sites

As a regular reader of the sitepoint selling forum, I often see “Turnkey” sites for sale. In all honestly, I can’t stand them. Before I get in to why, let me explain what Turnkey sites are.
Turnkey websites are in a sense, an automated website that’s primary aim is to sell a product or display content […]

By admin -- 4 comments

January 17th, 2006

AdSense Makes No Sense To Koray

Koray (9rules Member) goes on a little rant concerning AdSense and how it has done his website no good. Koray is a very intelligent person, but there are some things that I can say I don’t agree with here.

I made about a dollar a day. I stuck my ads “below the fold”, which is an […]

By Paul -- 4 comments

January 16th, 2006

Blog Herald Selling For More Than $60k

Duncan talks about the whys and Jeremy goes into detail. Now pricing blogs is always going to be a touchy subject, but I must say I am even surprised by the high bids being thrown around. Even more surprising was to see this comment by Paul Short:

The price is about right though, in fact, I’m […]

By Paul -- 6 comments

January 16th, 2006

Popularity contest?

The problogging market I think is at its peak. There seems to be more people starting blogs about blogs than blogs themselves (whoa what a pickle). Talking about blogs must be the most popular niche and I mean why not. Blogs are certainly something to rave about - changing the way content is delivered online is a big step in the media world, but is there money to be made on the topic?

By admin -- 6 comments

January 15th, 2006

Keeping track

We all get excited when a blog mentions our name, some more so than others. I had a problem where I would leave comments somewhere or miss out on seeing a post that included my name and I thought to myself.. how can I keep track of everything? At first I thought, whoa a unique […]

By admin -- 3 comments

January 15th, 2006

BlogMedia Are The New Bullies On The Block

First let me state that I have nothing to do with this and am only talking about it because I don’t like to see people bully others around, especially when they are doing the same offense and sometimes doing things even worse than the offense they are getting upset about. Adam Marquart has an entry […]

By Paul -- 28 comments

January 15th, 2006

What Do You Consider To Be ‘High-Traffic’?

I see everyone nowadays likes to proclaim that they run ‘high-traffic’ sites, but I am curious to know what you actually consider a high-traffic site? To me Slashdot is a high-traffic site, but that’s an extreme case. Also when it comes to traffic numbers what’s the number that makes you look twice at the site?

By Paul -- 7 comments

January 13th, 2006

Why Blog Networks Will Fail This Year

I write this entry as more of a reminder to myself that the Networks I run exhibit many flaws that I continually need to improve upon.
Reader Value
But can you see anything missing from the majority of those networks? Dead right. Where the hell is the value to the end user? Sure, there is plenty of […]

By Paul -- 42 comments