BlogWorld Expo ’08
By the time this post goes live, I’ll probably be enjoying day 2 of BlogWorld Expo ’08. This was my second conference I attended as an Internet Marketer — the first one being IzeaFest, as mentioned last week. I didn’t buy a pass for the conference, but just showed up and hoped a sponsor would give me one. It worked, because on Saturday morning I picked up a pass from a good friend at CNET. w00t!
The blogging panel with ShoeMoney, ProBlogger and John Chow was probably the highlight of the entire event for me. Seeing those three influential bloggers at the same table sharing their knowledge was unreal. Jim Kukral was a great moderator, too and all around good guy.
Most of the big affiliates went to the MarketLeverage dinner, which you can read about on John Chow’s blog. Lots of good food, including steaks and a lot of flashing of wads of cash, mainly from Tyler Cruz, but he won all that money anyway. I don’t think that’s his normal amount of pocket cash… or is it?
I can’t wait ’til next year’s expo!
Create a Video Library with Magnify Player
If you do a lot of video marketing, you can arrange and showcase all of your videos in a neat and organized library thanks to Magnify.net. Take a look at Internet marketer Jim Kukral’s videos below as example… you can see his featured video on the left and his previous videos are in a list to the right. All of these happen to be on YouTube, but you can use the Magnify player for Google video, Vimeo, Viddler etc. Very cool!
To Follow or Not to Follow?
If you’ve been considering removing the “nofollow” tag from your blog comments, you may want to consider reading this first. It’s a great article which discusses the pros and cons of doing so, which only requires a little WordPress plugin. Some say it increases comment activity, but others note that it penalizes your blog when it comes to being judged by Google.
Make $100 a Day with Google AdSense
If you use Google AdSense and are only making pennies, then this next bit is for you. Jason at DatMoney.com outlined how he made $100 a day with Google AdSense writing about popular trends and where to find those trends. It’s also completely legit and within Google’s terms. This is something I’m personally going to try doing myself on one of my other blogs to see how it goes.
Edit: I’ve been informed the post linked above is now password protected. The author wanted to keep his secrets to himself I guess. Basically the method was to visit Google Trends and see what’s hot right now and blog about it. Because certain keywords are in demand, Google raises the CPC rate and AdSense publishers end up making more. Enjoy!
Free WordPress Theme Resources
Zac Johnson has made a post highlighting the best places to find free WordPress themes for your blog and for AdSense. The list is huge and if you can’t find something there you like, there’s probably little that can ever please you. Go nuts, download and try as many as you can!
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