It’s always interesting for one tech blogger to check out another… in this case Amit’s…
I’ve just started a new blog, open to any contributor, to collect personal stories of…
I stumbled across Jack of All Blogs today, in particular Move over boys, we are pimping out the blogosphere. Girls, it’s worth a read! Are we quietly just getting on and doing our thing – or are we being walked over.
Now, I can’t imagine the other SarahK, Summer or Andrea being walked over… nor Cathy Odgers (come back, we miss you!)
Cathy is quoted over at Kea Blog as saying:
I downloaded the Widgets plugin for WordPress the other day and didn’t think I’d have…
Mike Dammann from BlogParty is one of those people with infectious optimism and energy. His…
One thing I haven’t become involved with is writing plugins for WordPress but I have been looking at ways to make my blog more efficient.
I tried out a tag system back in October but found that it generated too many tags and often irrelevant tags so finally scrapped it in favour of the plugins from Ultimate Tag Warrior produced by fellow kiwi Christine Davis (who I don’t actually know ;)). Her system allowed me to produce a “Tag Cloud” which is pretty cool.
I haven’t totally got my head around the custom tags page with url rewriting but for now I’m happy with urls like /index.php?tag=kiwi and I’ve learnt a little about templates.
So when I posted some info about the UTW plugin at DigitalPoint one of the members asked about Category Archives and gave a new plugin to use. I took a look and couldn’t quite work out how to use it, so took the lessons from UTW and applied them!
I received this email today from a blogspot user
Sarah, I’m hoping you have advice for me about my Blog. On my “homepage” Business & Technology Reinvention the adsense ads have low relevance to the content on the page. But when I open an individual post the adsense relevance is excellent (for example Winning Against Big R&D Spenders)
Given that most of my traffic comes to my home page I’m concerned that the low relevance ads dilute the focus of my Blog. Do you have any advice or suggestions to improve?
Google, via it’s MediaPartners bot and Googlebot, are very effective at reading a page, nutting out the essence of it and returning the correct ads.
They seem to have a blindspot, though, when it comes to blogs which use Blogger or Blogspot blogs – as these seem to attract more than their fair share of ads for other blogging systems.