Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Niche Blogging

Niche blogging is defined as creating a blog with the intent of using it to market to a particular niche market. Popularity of niche blogging keeps growing. By using services such as Blogger, Wordpress, LiveJournal and many others niche bloggers can quickly and easily create a blog. In this way, the marketer can determine the viability of the selected niche before making a large investment of time and money. Niche blogs are sometimes referred to as splogs, but mostly it is not justified. Even though the desired end result for the niche blogger is to make money, the niche blog itself often contains valuable information. Most pay-per-click advertising is content-sensitive, so it is vital to the niche blogger to have useful content that is related to the chosen niche.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Free Blog Hosting used to be a free blog hosting service. However due to popular demand, as one might expect, they had to stop accepting new blogs.
"We aren’t planning on accepting new users anytime soon because we want to make sure our current bloggers have good performance. Since is free and volunteer based we can’t take on additional users right now. Sorry!
The other company called Blogthing lets you do that as long as you allow them to use unobtrusive text ads to support their service.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Problogger Meet-Up

Darren Rowse a full-time blogger and co-founder of LivingRoom is visiting North America for the second time this year. He will be speaking on June 8 at the Future of Online Advertising conference in New York. If you want a chance to meet Darren, he’s holding a meet-up on June 9. Here are the details:
Date - Saturday June 9 Time - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Venue - The Speakeasy (a party room at 442 Amsterdam Ave., between 81st and 82nd St) Cost - Free - thanks to our generous sponsors Chitika (they are providing some finger food snacks and a free drink to the first 100 people to arrive.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Blog Rules

"The choice is simple. Be paralyzed with fear over the concept of open communications channels, or put a blog policy in place and start using these new media in a strategic way". These are the words of IBM Corporate Affairs Director Brian Doyle in Nancy Flynn's Blog Rules: A Business Guide to Managing Policy, Public Relations, and Legal Issues published in June 2006 by AMACOM American Management Association. Every day more businesses are using blogs to get closer to their customers. Their employees are using blogs to describe or even complain about those businesses. Many blogs are being used to influence politics on all levels.