Friday, December 19, 2008

Google buying blogger 2003

Google is the encyclopedia of the connected age, and bloggers are the trailblazers. If Google simply uses Blogger to update its database more rapidly, it won't change the Web experience as we know it in any profound way. But a genuine trailblazing device would be a way of preserving—and widening—the paths that our lives have carved through information space.


Google's Memory Upgrade
How Blogger could do more than improve Google's Web searches.
By Steven Johnson
Posted Thursday, March 6, 2003,

http://www.slate.com/id/2079747/

Blogging Platforms for Webdesign

1. Wordpress (http://wordpress.org/)

2. TextPattern (http://www.textpattern.com/)

3. Moveable Type (http://www.movabletype.org/)

4. Serendipity (http://www.s9y.org/)

5. LifeType (http://lifetype.net/)

6. Flatpress (http://www.flatpress.org/home/)

7. Wheatblog (http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/)

8. sBlog (http://sblog.se/wiki/Main_Page)

9. Eggblog (http://eggblog.net/)

10. Loudblog (http://www.loudblog.com/)

http://speckyboy.com/2008/02/03/top-10-free-blogging-platforms-features-for-web-designers/

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

State of the Blogosphere / 2008 - Technorati Report

http://technorati.com/blogging/state-of-the-blogosphere/

Very interesting REPORT


Some Points from the report

Bloggers and blog readers

eMarketer (May 2008)

94.1 million US blog readers in 2007 (50% of Internet users)
22.6 million US bloggers in 2007 (12%)


Universal McCann (March 2008)

184 million World Wide have started a blog | 26.4 US
346 million World Wide have read blogs | 60.3 US
77% of active Internet users read blogs



What is a Blog?

Wikipedia defines blogs as:

A Blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.


There are 76,000 blogs with Technorati Authority of 50+

Among those with advertising, the mean annual investment in their blog is $1,800, but it’s paying off.

The mean annual revenue is $6,000 with $75K+ in revenue for those with 100,000 or more unique visitors per month.

Note: median investment and revenue (which is listed below) is significantly lower.




Median Annual Investment $80 (US Bloggers) $15 (European) $30 (Asian)
Median Annual Revenue $200 (US Bloggers) $200 (European) $120 (Asian)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Knol is a Success

Knol has started giving its page wise visitor statistics. There are persons who wrote about the failure of knol. But the visitor statistics give the success story of knol. Knol as a platform is attracting visitors and authors. The feed back of visitors will motivate the current authors and attract more authors. Many bloggers who are specialising in knolwedge areas will gravitate to knol from blogs. Knol is a better platform for knowledge related articles.

http://knol.google.com/k/narayana-rao-kvss/narayana-rao-kvss/2utb2lsm2k7a/1

Friday, September 12, 2008

About.com Visitor details

About.com






Our Visitors Demographic Highlights of About.com

Total Audience: 38 million unique visitors monthly
Male/Female: 37%/63%
Median Age: 42 years
Median Household Income:$70,175
College Graduate+: 61%
Professional/Managerial: 41%
Employed Full Time: 59%
Married: 67%
One+ Children in HH: 46%
Homeowners: 76%


Compared to the average online adult, About.com visitors are more likely to:

Seek/give advice online1
Provide frequent advice on household products
Post/seek product reviews online1
Research products for purchase for their home or work online1


Compared to MSN, AOL, and Yahoo, About.com has a stronger composition of:

Moms2
Adults seeking personal health care information online1
Entrepreneurs starting their own businesses3
Visitors planning a vacation online1


Source: @Plan (Winter 2007/2008)
1last 30 days
2Women with children in HH
3Next/last 12 months


http://advertise.about.com/visitors/index.html

accessed on 12 September 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

37,000 Knols at the moment

On Knol platform there are around 37,000 knols the moment.

34,000 of them are created in the last one month only.

Knol is still in beta version only encouraging authors to write and recommend features required in the platform.

Because it is a beta version, google in not placing many advertisements in the articles.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Inside every blogger is an aspiring author.

B S Prakash, until recently India's consul general in San Francisco, is now India's ambassador to Brazil

Article in Rediff on writing workshop

http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/aug/21bsp.htm

Monday, August 18, 2008

About Blogs in Business Today, 22 May 2005

There are arguably, a few thousand blogs out there that are top notch, and their number only will increase. This is the golden age of blogs. Imagine a thousand micro-publishers, imagine ten thousand, with no pet themes to propagate, no marketing departments to kowtow to, and nothing to sell (if they don’t want to) art from their knowledge, opinions and quirky turns of phrase. Imagine a better world.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Knol is a Wiki Platform

Knol is a wiki platform and readers can update or edit the articles and thus improve the articles.

My knol articles on management and industrial engineering

http://knol.google.com/k/knol/system/knol/pages/Search?&q=narayana-rao-kvss&locale=en&restrict=general&useall=on

Amitabh Bachchan's Blog Rank - alexa

India 273
Bangladesh 390
Pakistan 530
Iran 1,382
United States 27,459

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Search Engine Optimization Blog

http://www.seobook.com/blog



The SEO Book blog is one of the most widely read blogs about search, with over 1,000,000 monthly page views.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Blogger - Copy Right Infringements - Protest Procedures

Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Blogger

It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. This page describes the information that should be present in these notices. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to Google as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, http://www.copyright.gov) but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.

Regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement under local country law or United States law, our response to these notices may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter notification. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act. Please note that in addition to being forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content, a copy of this legal notice may be sent to a third-party partner for publication and annotation. As such, your letter (with your personal information removed) may be forwarded to Chilling Effects (http://www.chillingeffects.org) for publication. You can see an example of such a publication at http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/notice.cgi?NoticeID=861.

Infringement notification
Counter notification
Infringement Notification for Google Blogger


To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail -- not by email, except by prior agreement) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. Indeed, in a recent case (please see http://www.onlinepolicy.org/action/legpolicy/opg_v_diebold/ for more information), a company that sent an infringement notification seeking removal of online materials that were protected by the fair use doctrine was ordered to pay such costs and attorneys fees. The company agreed to pay over $100,000. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):

1.Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon. This post must include identification of the specific posts, as opposed to entire sites. Posts must be referenced by the permalink of the post. For example, “The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on http://johndoe.com/test/2006_01_01.html#2106.

2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above.

YOU MUST IDENTIFY EACH POST BY PERMALINK OR DATE THAT ALLEGEDLY CONTAINS THE INFRINGING MATERIAL. The permalink for a post is usually found by clicking on the timestamp of the post. For example, “The blog where my copyrighted work is published on is http://copyright.blogspot.com/archives/2006_01_02_example.html.”

3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit Google to contact you (email address is preferred).

4. Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.".

5. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."

6. Sign the paper.

7. Send the written communication to the following address:

Google, Inc.
Attn: Google Legal Support, Blogger DMCA Complaints
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

OR fax to:

(650) 618-2680, Attn: Blogger Legal Support, DMCA Complaints

Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is sent to a third-party partner for publication and annotation. As such, your letter (with your personal information removed) will be forwarded to Chilling Effects (http://www.chillingeffects.org) for publication. You can see an example of such a publication at http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/notice.cgi?NoticeID=861. A link to your published letter will be displayed in Google's search results in place of the removed content.

Counter Notification


The administrator of an affected site or the provider of affected content may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. When we receive a counter notification, we may reinstate the material in question.

To file a counter notification with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail -- not by email, except by prior agreement) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, we suggest that you first contact an attorney. A sample counter notification may be found atwww.chillingeffects.org/dmca/counter512.pdf.

To expedite our ability to process your counter notification, please use the following format (including section numbers):

1. Identify the specific URLs or other unique identifying information of material that Google has removed or to which Google has disabled access.

2. Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or Santa Clara County, California if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

3. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that each search result, message, or other item of content identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled, or that the material identified by the complainant has been removed or disabled at the URL identified and will no longer be shown."

4. Sign the paper.

5. Send the written communication to the following address:

Google, Inc.
Attn: Google Legal Support, Blogger DMCA Counter Notification
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

OR fax to:

(650) 618-2680, Attn: Blogger Legal Support, DMCA Counter Notification

For any additional questions regarding the DMCA process for Blogger please contact us at removals at google dot com. Account Termination


Many Google Services do not have account holders or subscribers. For Services that do, such as Blogger, Google will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate repeat infringers. If you believe that an account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer, please follow the instructions above to contact Google's DMCA agent and provide information sufficient for us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer.

Google Knol - Copy Right Violations - Procedures

Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Knol

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, http://lcWeb.loc.gov/copyright/) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Responses may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of that Act. It is our policy to document all notices of alleged infringement on which we act. As with all legal notices, a copy of the notice may be sent to one or more third parties who may make it available to the public.

Infringement notification
Counter notification
Infringement Notification for Knol


To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail -- not by email, except by prior agreement) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. Indeed, in a recent case (please see http://www.onlinepolicy.org/action/legpolicy/opg_v_diebold/ for more information), a company that sent an infringement notification seeking removal of online materials that were protected by the fair use doctrine was ordered to pay such costs and attorneys fees. The company agreed to pay over $100,000. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):

Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon (for example, "The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on http://www.legal.com/legal_page.html") or other information sufficient to specify the copyrighted work being infringed (for example, "The copyrighted work at issue is the “Touch Not This Cat” by Dudley Smith, published by Smith Publishing, ISBN #0123456789").
Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above.
YOU MUST IDENTIFY EACH KNOL BY THAT ALLEGEDLY CONTAINS THE INFRINGING MATERIAL BY URL. You can obtain the URL for a knol by going to the page and copy/paste the URL that appears in your browser’s address bar. For example, “The knol where my copyrighted work is published on is http://knol.google.com/k/john-doe/sample/QVKExjdp/J7jVSQ.”
Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit Google to contact you (email address is preferred).
Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."
Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
Sign the paper.
Send the written communication to the following address:

Google, Inc.
Attn: Knol Legal Support, DMCA Complaints
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
OR fax to:
(650) 963-3255, Attn: Knol Legal Support, DMCA Complaints
Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is sent to a third-party which may publish and/or annotate it. As such, your letter (with your personal information removed) will be forwarded to Chilling Effects (http://www.chillingeffects.org). You can see an example of such a publication at http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/notice.cgi?NoticeID=861. A link to your published letter will be displayed in Google's search results in place of the removed content.

Counter Notification


The administrator of an affected site or the provider of affected content may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. When we receive a counter notification, we may reinstate the material in question.

To file a counter notification with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail -- not by email, except by prior agreement) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, we suggest that you first contact an attorney. A sample counter notification may be found at www.chillingeffects.org/dmca/counter512.pdf.

To expedite our ability to process your counter notification, please use the following format (including section numbers):

Identify the specific URLs or other unique identifying information of material that Google has removed or to which Google has disabled access.
Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or Santa Clara County, California if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that each search result, message, or other item of content identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled, or that the material identified by the complainant has been removed or disabled at the URL identified and will no longer be shown."
Sign the paper.
Send the written communication to the following address:

Google, Inc.
Attn: Knol Legal Support, DMCA Counter Notification
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
OR fax to:
(650) 963-3255, Attn: Knol Legal Support, DMCA Counter Notification
Account Termination


Many Google Services do not have account holders or subscribers. For Services that do, Google will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate repeat infringers. If you believe that an account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer, please follow the instructions above to contact Google and provide information sufficient for us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer.

Blogs on Vedas

www.nrao-vedas.blogspot.com

http://vedvikas.blogspot.com/


If you are writing a blog on vedas please give the link in comments.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How to Increase Your PR Rank

http://www.asiogroups.com/2008/07/27/how-to-increase-you-blogs-pr/


Blogs with High PR ranks have to recognize your blog and have to link to your blog.

Jason Calacanis - CEO of Mahalo

Jason Calacanis is founder and CEO of Mahalo, and founded and ran both Weblogs Inc. and the Silicon Alley Reporter.

Knol stands for "unit of Knowledge" and it's a very well-designed Wikipedia/Mahalo style content publishing play. It's very similar to the New York Times' forgotten About.com, Seth Godin's spam-filled Squidoo, the flawed-but-fascinating Wikipedia, and of course my new project Mahalo.com.


Google-dependent businesses

Many of the biggest and best companies today have Google as their top source of traffic. Reportedly digg is 50% Google traffic, About.com 85%, and Wikipedia 70% Google traffic. That means that people don't go to these sites directly, as much as they go to Google and do a search and click on their result.



It seems that Google, the greatest web-business ever created, is not satisfied with owning over 70% of search--now they want to own the first couple of pages in their search results. So, if you're digg.com, About.com, NYTimes.com, and Wikipedia you're faced with not only being traffic-dependent on Google, you're now competing with them for the traffic within their search result.

They've been an amazing partner to me. The revenue from Google Adsense reached over one million a year for Weblogs, Inc. when we were still a private company. The $4,000 a day we were making paid our bloggers' salaries and gave me the biggest win of my life.

Nephrologist To Pro Blogger MacRumors' Arnold Kim

MacRumors' traffic has grown substantially. Quantcast reports that the site is now generating a staggering 37 million page views a month.

He started MacRumors.com in February of 2000. He was in 4th and last year of medical school.

The dabbling in the web was for fun. The natural interest of turned into a website. Over the next 8 years, he completed medical school, an Internal Medicine residency, a fellowship in Nephrology and even worked two years in private practice as a physician (Nephrologist).

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Creating and Publishing a New Knol

To create a new knol page, click Write a New Knol at the right side of the screen, under your profile. If this is the first time you have accessed the Knol site, the system will automatically create a new knol for you and put you in edit mode.
For every knol:
1. Enter a title. Try to include keywords in the title for easier searchability.
2. Enter a subtitle. The subtitle is optional but it makes it easier for readers to get an idea of the knol content.
3. Enter a summary and alternative titles (optional) at the top.
4. Set the publishing mode for the knol. By default your knol starts out unpublished. You can decide to publish your knol at any time by clicking on the Publish button in the author controls on the right hand side of your knol.
5. Set the permissions for who can edit your knol. By default, Moderated Collaboration is set (at the right). This means that if someone suggests a change to the page, you must approve the change before it is made. You can also disable collaboration at all or make pages open to anyone who wishes to change them.
6. Select your copyright settings at the right. By default, a Creative Commons Attribution license is specified. You can change this to “All Rights Reserved” (a non-public, traditional copyright choice that prohibits reuse of your materials without express permission) or to a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial license, which permits reuse of your knol, provided the reuse gives proper attribution and is not for commercial purposes. Learn more about license options for your knol here.

Saving and Publishing Your Work

As you work on your knol, you can click Save to save drafts of your work (the button at the right of the toolbar). When your knol is complete, click Close to exit editing mode. If your knol is currently published (i.e. visible to the public), then every time you click on Save, your saved knol will be made public, replacing the previous version. Please remember to publish your knol only when you are ready to share it with the public.

Entering Text into a New or Existing Knol

To edit an exisiting knol, first display the knol. You can see a list of all the knols you have written by clicking on the My Knols link at the top of the screen. Initially the knol displays in View mode. To edit your knol, click on the Edit tab.

To enter the contents of your knol:

1. The Knol platform provides basic tools to create your own knol. Simply type your knol into the editing screen and use the formatting tools (described below) to enter your text.
2. If you prefer, you can type your text using another editor and paste the contents into a knol. Just use the copy and paste commands in the usual way.
3. Import another document (e.g. a Microsoft Word document or a .PDF file) and create a new knol. To import a document, click on the Manage tab and choose the General tab. Then click on Import Knol to proceed.

Using the Formatting Bar to Edit a Knol

The formatting bar allows you to format your text. If you put put your mouse pointer over each of the icons, a box will appear, describing what the icon does. The tools work in a standard way, just like other editors including Microsoft Word and Google Documents. For example, highlighting a word of text and then clicking on the B icon will make the highlighted text bold.

Headings and Text Formats

The Format pulldown menu allows you to format text as headings or subheadings. You can also use the pulldown to choose a font and a font size directly.

Source knol document

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Google Knol - Wikipedia comment

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales commented that it "is a bit early to tell" whether Knol will generate the sort of content that would make it an encyclopedia.

In the present format, it seems far more like a collaborative blogging platform that will generate lot of opinion pieces rather than encyclopedic content.

Google has to think of ways of classifying content into rated and unrated and give rating of authenticity and rating of usefulness etc. to provide assurance to readers that the information is more accurate.

One feature of Knol that provides assurance is the credentials of authors which is a must in Knol.

Knol - A complement to your blog

July 23, 2008



Google announced the public launch of knol and it is a complement your blog.

Blogs are great for quickly and easily getting your latest writing out to your readers, while knols are better for when you want to write an authoritative article on a single topic. The tone is more formal, and, while it's easy to update the content and keep it fresh, knols aren't designed for continuously posting new content or threading. Know how to fix a leaky toilet, but don't want to write a blog about fixing up your house? In that case, Knol is for you.

Except for the different format, you'll get all the things you've come to expect from Blogger in Knol. Like Blogger, Knol has simple web authoring tools that make it easy to collaborate, co-author, and publish. It has community features as well: Your readers will be able to add comments and rate your article, and, if you want, they'll be able to suggest edits that you can then either accept or reject. And, just like in Blogger, you can also choose to include ads from AdSense in your knols to perhaps make a little money.

One other important difference between Knol and Blogger is that Knol encourages you to reveal your true identity. Knols are meant to be authoritative articles, and, therefore, they have a strong focus on authors and their credentials. We feel that this focus will help ensure that authors get credit for their work, make the content more credible.

Knol will be a great new way for you to share what you know, inform people about an issue that is important to you, raise your profile as an expert in your field, and maybe even make some money from ads.


I published my first knol. You can access it to have a feel for knol

http://knol.google.com/k/narayana-rao-kvss/focus-of-industrial-engineering/2utb2lsm2k7a/2#

You can create your Knol right now for free just like your blog.

Visit

http://knol.google.com/k

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Top Websites of India - Alexa Ranking

1. Google India

Indian version of this popular search engine. Search the whole web or only webpages from India. Interfaces offered in English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and Tamil.
google.co.in

2.

Yahoo!

Personalized content and search options. Chatrooms, free e-mail, clubs, and pager.
yahoo.com

3.

Google

Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages. The company's focus is developing search technology.
google.com

4.
Orkut.co.in

orkut.co.in

5.
YouTube

YouTube is a way to get your videos to the people who matter to you. Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide!
youtube.com








6.
Rediff.com India Ltd.

Online portal with free e-mail and many other services.
rediff.com

7.
Blogger.com

Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP.
blogger.com

8.
RapidShare

Users can upload up to 100 meg files for sharing. Provides downloads of 100 megs per hour on the free service. Premium service also available.
rapidshare.com

9.
Windows Live

Search engine from Microsoft.
live.com

10.
Microsoft Network (MSN)

Dialup access and content provider.
msn.com

11.
Wikipedia

An online collaborative encyclopedia.
wikipedia.org

12.
Facebook

A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos.
facebook.com

13.
Microsoft Corporation

Main site for product information, support, and news.
microsoft.com

14.
Naukri.com

India's No. 1 job site.
naukri.com

15.
Orkut

Social networking and discussion site operated by Google.
orkut.com

16.
Xboard.us

xboard.us

17.
Indiatimes

Portal site; includes news stories under subject headings, and links to other information sources.
indiatimes.com

18.
Bharatstudent.com

bharatstudent.com

19.
Fastclick

An online advertising agent that provides products, such as Ad Network and AdServer, to ensure optimal output and performance for its clients.
fastclick.com

20.
Debonairblog.com

debonairblog.com
21.
Sify.com

India s leading portal for news, business, shopping, sports, movies, vedic astrology, food, and bollywood videos for Indians and NRIs. The largest Indian Community
sify.com

22.
Cricinfo

International cricket news, live scores, photos, columns and player profiles. Provides archive scorecards, statistics database, ratings and email newsletter. Part of ESPN International. UK.
cricinfo.com

23.
The Internet Movie Database

Features plot summaries, reviews, cast lists, and theatre schedules.
imdb.com

24.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation

Offers online rail ticket booking, and checking of ticket reservation status. Includes train schedules, availability of tickets, and a travel planner.
irctc.co.in

25.
Monsterindia.com

monsterindia.com

Monday, July 14, 2008

María Amelia 95 year old blogger

http://amis95.blogspot.com/


Her readers call her "the little granny," and for eight months she has engrossed them with her ruminations on the present and her recollections of the past. Since her debut in cyberspace in December, María Amelia López, 95, has drawn thousands of readers from across the globe with an incisive blog.

World's oldest blogger signs off at age 108

Olive Riley, of Woy Woy about 50 miles north of Sydney,Autstralia began blogging in February last year. She was born in 1899 and would have turned 109 in October.

she was 12 years older than the previously known oldest blogger, Spain's Maria Amelia.


Oilve Riley's blog is http://www.allaboutolive.com.au/

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Value student blogs

Ask Stephen Davies and Richard Millington, both of whom are developing impressive careers off the back of their student blogs.


http://www.rainierpr.co.uk/blog/2008/03/value-of-student-blogs.html

Valuation of Social Networks

Modeling The Real Market Value Of Social Networks

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/06/23/modeling-the-real-market-value-of-social-networks/

Bloggers from India and World on Blogger Platform

I just found from the blogger profile search that on blogger there are 357,000 bloggers from India.

Certainly compared to registered print magazine publishers this number is many times. There have to systems to maintain the enthusiasm of these persons who have taken the initiative to create materials for reading and browsing by many at their convenience on issue of their interest.



United states has 2,900,000 bloggers on blogger platform


Argentina has 198,000
Australia has 179,000 bloggers
Canada has 370,000 bloggers
China has 89,900 bloggers
France has 190,000 bloggers
Germany has 140,000 blogs
Indonesia has 321,000 bloggers
Pakistan has 14,500 bloggers
Philippines has 167,000 bloggers
Singapore has 254,000 bloggers
south korea has 21,900 bloggers
Switzerland has 32,900 bloggers
United Kingdom has 395,000 bloggers

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Print Media facts - India

1. The total number of registered newspapers, as on 31 March 2003: 55,780.
2. The number of new newspapers registered during 1.1.2002 -31.3.2003: 3820.
3. Percentage of growth of registered publications over the previous year: 7.35%.
4. The number of newspapers reported published(submitted Annual Statement): 7156


5. The largest number of newspapers & periodicals registered in any Indian language: Hindi (22,067).
6. The largest number of newspapers & periodicals reported published (submitted Annual Statement) in any Indian language: Hindi (3,410).
7. The second largest number of newspapers & periodicals registered in any language: English (8,141).
8. The second largest number of newspapers & periodicals reported published (submitted Annual Statement) in any language: English (750).

Valuation of 25 Most Valuable Blogs March 2008

http://www.247wallst.com/2008/03/the-twenty-five.html


1.The Gawker Properties: $150 million.
2.MacRumors: $85 million
3.Huffington Post: $70 million.
4.PerezHilton: $48 million.
5.TechCrunch: $36 million.
6 (tied): Ars Technica $15 million.
6 (tied): Seeking Alpha $15 million.
8 (tied): Drudge Report $10 million.
8 (tied): Mashable $10 million.
10. GigaOm: $8.4 million.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Bloggers in Thane

Sailin Gudhka, a Thane blogger

http://saladsnpickles.blogspot.com/

Vivek Patwardhan

http://vivek-uvaach.blogspot.com/

blogs about blogs

Economics of content

http://www.paidcontent.org/


http://searchengineland.com/

http://www.dailyblogtips.com/

Blog valuation - 2

Analysis of sales based upon subscriber numbers and points out that the blogs are selling for between $27.78 and $35.16 per subscriber (not including NorthxEast who sold for around $4 per subscriber).

http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/11/05/selling-blogs-factors-of-valuation/

Value of a Blog

AOL-Weblogs Inc. Deal – Benchmark for Future Blog Valuation

Weblogs Inc was established by Jason Calacanis and Brian Alvey in 2003. It is a network of blogs which includes under its wings successful blogs such as Engadget and Autoblog. Jason Calacanis pointed out that Weblogs Inc. earns in excess of $1 million yearly in Google Adsense revenues alone.


AOL purchased Weblogs Inc. for a confidential sum assessed at somewhere between $25 - $40 million.

Tristan Louis itemized the publicly available data (list of blogs indexed) at Weblogs Inc. network including the number of inbound links (Technorati blog numbers) per blog divided by the purchase price to determine the value of an inbound link to a blog. At the rumored price of $25 million, the estimated value is $ 564 per link. At $30 million, it is $677.57 per link and $903.42 at an acquisition price of $40 million.

Applying Tristan Louis's Weblogs Inc, sale, Dave Winer has also sold http://Weblogs.com to Verisign for a rumored price of around $2 million.

Some bloggers value traffic anywhere from $3 to $10 per hit a day. From this data, a blog with 2000 unique visitors (page views) would be worth between $6000 to $20,000.

Some bloggers opine you should expect six to eight months earnings as your blog value. A blog with a daily income of $150 would be worth between $27,000 - $36,000. Still, others determine a blog's value as being two years of current earnings. A blog earning $150 a day would be worth $108,000.


From some more details visit
http://www.reprint-content.com/Article/The-Future-Value-Of-Your-Blog/26507

Want to register for sponsored review writing

http://www.sponsoredreviews.com/?aid=3226

20% of total revenue going to the top 1% of blogs

Top Blogs accounting for significant amount of Web Advertising?

A new study being published by the University of Texas and Chitika says that the top 50,000 blogs may have generated around $500 million in aggregate 2006 revenue.

I would say only around the top 20,000 blogs make good money.

How much is good money? Well, at least $1000 per month.

Micheal Arrington says:"An interesting conclusion is that blog revenue may defy the “80/20 rule”, with even more revenue going to top blogs than usual, with 20% of total revenue going to the top 1% of blogs.

http://www.watblog.com/2007/08/02/top-blogs-accounting-2-3-entire-web-advertising/


as internet advertising is estimated to be $25 billion mark for 2006, it looks like blogs are accounting for around 2-3% of the entire amount spent on internet advertising. Web sites must be taking the remaining. In which case are blogging platforms successful ventures?

Estimation method:

Using Chitika revenue numbers from 2006 and assuming that bloggers will, on average,
diversify across. 3 revenue sources, and assuming that they will typically try out other sources that will generate similar revenue streams, it is safe to estimate that the total estimated revenue for their blog will be at least 3 times the revenue attained through Chitika.

· With the sample data set, (BlogID, Rank, 2006 Revenue) standard statistical predictive modeling techniques (in this case, the specific regression model used was a variant of the Pareto model) were used to estimate the advertising revenue earned by blogs across all ranks.

Vijay Mookerjee, Ph.D, and Milind Dawande, Ph.D
University of Texas, Dallas, TX.

PC sales in India in 2007-08

MAIT reported that PC sales crossed 7.3 million in 07-08.

Estimated sales in 08-09 = 8.5 million

Internet Users in India

March 2008

Internet users in India is now above 52 millions.

Active internet entites are 7.2 million

Top 4 cities 50% businesses have internet
Next 4 42%
Other 8 cities 46%
remaining 6 cities 28%

Home:
25% in top 4 cities
17% in next 4
16% in next 8
11% in next 6

Thursday, July 10, 2008

What’s a Blog Post Worth?

People who are really in the business of making a living off content pages say they average about $10 a page per year.

http://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/02/14/whats-a-blog-post-worth/


Personally I am thinking of Rs.100 as life time value of a post.

Sepia Mutiny Visitor Statistics

Excellent isn't it?


Sepia Mutiny
Site Summary

VISITS

Total 11,762,756
Average Per Day 7,596
Average Visit Length 1:56
Last Hour 211
Today 1,232
This Week 53,169

PAGE VIEWS

Total 25,559,497
Average Per Day 13,987
Average Per Visit 1.8
Last Hour 476
Today 2,391
This Week 97,907

http://www.sepiamutiny.com/sepia/

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Web Revenue Blogs - Help You to Earn Revenue

Blog

1. Problogger

2. ShoeMoney

3. JohnChow

4. Jensense

5. AffiliateTip

6. 5 Star Affiliate

7. TamingTheBeast

8. ConversionRater

8. JoelComm

10. MEMWGA

10. WhoIsAndrewWee.com

12. AOJon

13. Cumbrowski.com

13. JonWaraas.com

15. LeeDodd

15. Jangro.com

17. Mind Valley Labs

18. TylerCruz

19. EarnersBlog

20. WebPublishingBlog

21. WebsitePublisher

21. CostPerNews

23. Here.org.uk

24. BryanLe.net

25. HarpzOn.com

26. ExWebJunkie.com

27. BobSchmuck.com

28. LeeBandoni.com

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Visitors to InstaPundit Blog 8-7-2008

InstaPundit
Site Summary

VISITS

Total 292,676,803
Average Per Day 216,735
Average Visit Length 0:04
Last Hour 4,544
Today 13,605
This Week 1,517,147

PAGE VIEWS

Total 324,495,747
Average Per Day 229,274
Average Per Visit 1.1
Last Hour 4,989
Today 14,852
This Week 1,604,918


http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/

Blog page visit ranks - 4951-5000

4951) Aku Ingin Hijau 302 visits/day (64051)
4952) Rurality 301 visits/day (7713)
4953) hospital impact 301 visits/day (14200)
4954) CinemaTech 301 visits/day (22450)
4955) monash medical student 301 visits/day (24781)
4956) Holy Cuteness 301 visits/day (36505)
4957) World Divided 301 visits/day (73103)
4958) Guitar Blog 301 visits/day (82076)
4959) Jewel Box Dreams 301 visits/day (103260)
4960) Blogger: Login to read 301 visits/day (138405)
4961) Either Relevant or True - Keeping Tabs On Keith Olbermann 301 visits/day (146910)
4962) http://ardeymas.blogspot.com 301 visits/day (269559)
4963) OpenlineBlog.com 301 visits/day (280742)
4964) Weapons of Mass Discussion 300 visits/day (1870)
4965) City Comforts, the blog 300 visits/day (6302)
4966) Better And Better 300 visits/day (7755)
4967) Heal Your Church WebSite Lessons in Church Website Design, Church Blogging and Church Marketing 300 visits/day (16000)
4968) http://www.davetepper.net/ 300 visits/day (16383)
4969) according to kelly... 300 visits/day (23467)
4970) Erik's Choice 300 visits/day (34706)
4971) Veronica's Test Kitchen 300 visits/day (53373)
4972) The Blazing Center 300 visits/day (69043)
4973) ..: Muito Firme! :.. - Entretenimento, Cultura e Conhecimento 300 visits/day (84232)
4974) SG Energy Crisis 300 visits/day (134708)
4975) The Lair of the Evil DM 300 visits/day (271200)
4976) Yoga Chickie 300 visits/day (281020)
4977) SpunkyHomeSchool 299 visits/day (1834)
4978) Pierre Legrand's Pink Flamingo Bar 299 visits/day (2061)
4979) Ideas 299 visits/day (5483)
4980) BrooklynGirl 299 visits/day (11791)
4981) Smithers MINNEAPOLIS 299 visits/day (31944)
4982) Certified Banger 299 visits/day (44998)
4983) The Flying Mum 299 visits/day (92749)
4984) REGÁLAME ESTA NOCHE 299 visits/day (108033)
4985) Welcome to Beejland 299 visits/day (137609)
4986) MataRatas 299 visits/day (200633)
4987) El Federalista 299 visits/day (231830)
4988) Tinta China - O blog da GRAFAR 299 visits/day (255667)
4989) This Little Piggy 299 visits/day (269769)
4990) The Modern Guy 299 visits/day (301651)
4991) Saint Gasoline 298 visits/day (3562)
4992) Living the Romantic Comedy 298 visits/day (9493)
4993) 2+2=5 298 visits/day (12743)
4994) christian credit counseling watchtower book at securitywatchtower.com 298 visits/day (20784)
4995) The Reformed Pastor 298 visits/day (33900)
4996) The Good Life 298 visits/day (44321)
4997) The Postnational Monitor 298 visits/day (63327)
4998) mk carroll 298 visits/day (65584)
4999) Mobile Phones - Latest Mobile Phones - New Mobile Phones 298 visits/day (280888)
5000) mountaineer musings 297 visits/day (2246)

http://truthlaidbear.com/TrafficRanking.php?start=4501

Page visits per day - 4501 to 4550

4501) The Beauty of Life 343 visits/day (25302)
4502) mental jog 343 visits/day (31008)
4503) BrooklynParrots.com: A Web Site About the Wild Parrots of Brooklyn 343 visits/day (37118)
4504) Brian Beutler 343 visits/day (60813)
4505) oliver michael 343 visits/day (68084)
4506) CubaHumor 343 visits/day (89047)
4507) Engenharia Civil 343 visits/day (169734)
4508) 廢人筆記 343 visits/day (280797)
4509) Angry for a Reason: Self Injury Awareness Day 343 visits/day (282047)
4510) 403 Forbidden 343 visits/day (284646)
4511) Domain Maximus 342 visits/day (23263)
4512) Pros and Cons 342 visits/day (23297)
4513) Blogs are for Wusses 342 visits/day (60967)
4514) Just Press Play 342 visits/day (235072)
4515) Small Thoughts At Large 342 visits/day (244485)
4516) 相遇就像隨機取樣-MY ART - yam天空部落 342 visits/day (280689)
4517) Ubuntu Linux Blog by Ralph 342 visits/day (281161)
4518) J O S H U A P U N D I T 341 visits/day (9202)
4519) Name That Mama 341 visits/day (11845)
4520) Lowering the Bar 341 visits/day (24543)
4521) Industrial Technology & Witchcraft - das Weblog von TextLab 341 visits/day (37112)
4522) Two-Heel Drive, A Bay Area Hiking Blog 341 visits/day (53390)
4523) Blogger: Redirecting 341 visits/day (60497)
4524) Lowering the Bar 341 visits/day (61254)
4525) عايزة أتجوز 340 visits/day (13244)
4526) Frugal Freelancer 340 visits/day (18209)
4527) Big News 340 visits/day (18490)
4528) A Picture of Me 340 visits/day (22365)
4529) Pensar e Falar Angola 340 visits/day (39992)
4530) Nome Próprio - o filme 340 visits/day (254671)
4531) metele 340 visits/day (280733)
4532) PowerLink 340 visits/day (290152)
4533) Ironic Surrealism II — It is not fear that grips me... only a heightened sense of things. 339 visits/day (995)
4534) SerandEz & Friends 339 visits/day (4990)
4535) GINA COBB 339 visits/day (7583)
4536) Blue Ridge blog 339 visits/day (7730)
4537) Ninglun’s Specials 339 visits/day (11036)
4538) Floating Life 339 visits/day (15202)
4539) Homer'sWorld 339 visits/day (15833)
4540) Inspirations and Creative Thoughts 339 visits/day (16661)
4541) 80-an 339 visits/day (30720)
4542) Floating Life Apr 06-Nov 07 339 visits/day (37129)
4543) blackgivesback 339 visits/day (47298)
4544) baileyindy.com 339 visits/day (194415)
4545) Humor on Demand 339 visits/day (208716)
4546) Call me 339 visits/day (252206)
4547) Ninglun’s Gateway 339 visits/day (267271)
4548) Telugu Movie Actress 339 visits/day (281099)
4549) {看得見風景的房間} - BlogBus.com 339 visits/day (281283)
4550) Right Celebrity 338 visits/day (268)

http://truthlaidbear.com/TrafficRanking.php?start=4501

Period seems to be in 2005

Blog page visits per day - rank 2001-250

201) NewsBusters.org | Exposing Liberal Media Bias 47928 visits/day (32)
202) Blogs | NewsBusters.org 47928 visits/day (99)
203) Printable Coupons 47814 visits/day (51491)
204) Free Samples 47814 visits/day (92270)
205) Coupon Codes 47814 visits/day (92271)
206) Free Sweepstakes 47814 visits/day (106616)
207) Free Catalogs & Magazines 47814 visits/day (106617)
208) Vintage Gibson Guitars 47814 visits/day (295411)
209) Leftlane - news, reviews, and info for the auto-industry 47302 visits/day (23354)
210) Gothamist: New York City News, Food, Arts & Events 46247 visits/day (322)
211) Popoholic 45589 visits/day (10832)
212) The Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter - tracking the housing finance breakdown, related to Alt-A and s 45112 visits/day (11191)
213) Zuneo.net 44907 visits/day (42122)
214) Firedoglake 44560 visits/day (59)
215) firedoglake 44560 visits/day (3474)
216) Firedoglake FDL Late Nite: Just Say Hell No? 44560 visits/day (281595)
217) Home @ Blogcritics.org 43608 visits/day (85)
218) GlossLip 43608 visits/day (35889)
219) Confessions of a Fanboy 43608 visits/day (73956)
220) Dumpster Bust: Online Media Cultist 43608 visits/day (95431)
221) Blogging - A Paradigm Shift of How We Disseminate and Communicate 43608 visits/day (292035)
222) Online Media Cultist 43191 visits/day (42996)
223) FLA Politics 43170 visits/day (9383)
224) Calitics California Politics Blog. California Progressive Blog. Progressive Californi 43170 visits/day (84774)
225) Wizbang Pop! : The explosively unique source for the best entetainment and celebrity news. 42902 visits/day (19590)
226) http://pop.wizbangblog.com/2006/02/olympic_hunk_of_the_day.php 42902 visits/day (288082)
227) AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the truth 42847 visits/day (51)
228) Blue Mass. Group : Reality-based commentary on politics and policy in Massachusetts a 40761 visits/day (6405)
229) Nah Right 40636 visits/day (5579)
230) Pharyngula 40130 visits/day (56)
231) LAist: Los Angeles News, Food, Arts & Events 39633 visits/day (3411)
232) Xiaxue.blogspot.com - Everyone's reading it 38841 visits/day (2542)
233) Download Squad 37201 visits/day (3514)
234) Calculated Risk 36899 visits/day (1596)
235) CrunchGear 36243 visits/day (8807)
236) ValueMD - Best Caribbean Medical Schools, Top International Foreign Med School 35626 visits/day (101025)
237) Wonkette: The D.C. Gossip 35050 visits/day (66164)
238) The Big Picture 34967 visits/day (781)
239) Nintendo Wii Fanboy 34294 visits/day (23526)
240) CRIMES AND CORRUPTIONS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS 33735 visits/day (47671)
241) Attuworld 33539 visits/day (9573)
242) X-CaLeTa.CoM - Tu Lugar 33503 visits/day (281329)
243) DrunkenStepfather - Celebrity Gossip, Sex, Entertainment, Good Times 33481 visits/day (5376)
244) Crazy Days and Nights 33186 visits/day (33744)
245) Drudge Retort: Red Meat for Yellow Dogs 32040 visits/day (22897)
246) ColoradoPols.com - the most widely read and discussed political Web site in Colorado. 32015 visits/day (9989)
247) Ployer : Gadget News 31961 visits/day (82537)
248) Drudge Retort: Red Meat for Yellow Dogs 31845 visits/day (1632)
249) MyDD :: Direct Democracy for People-Powered Politics 31280 visits/day (83)
250) Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum 30436 visits/day (39400)

http://truthlaidbear.com/TrafficRanking.php?start=1

Blog - ranking by page visits

1) MSFTextrememakeover 1646627 visits/day (48586)
2) Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide 1429272 visits/day (41)
3) abortionclinicdays 1112671 visits/day (12647)
4) Drew Curtis' FARK.com 1064063 visits/day (136)
5) Kotaku, the Gamer’s Guide 1040512 visits/day (654)
6) Sonoma County Democracy for America | Progressive values in action for Sonoma County 891919 visits/day (146734)
7) Daily Kos: State of the Nation 658856 visits/day (1)
8) Daily Kos :: Diaries 658856 visits/day (287327)
9) Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done 646784 visits/day (67)
10) Autoblog 617831 visits/day (210924)
11) Autoblog 607989 visits/day (46)
12) Overheard in the UK 457291 visits/day (52760)
13) Just Jared 418742 visits/day (6695)
14) Celebrity News | Celebrity Gossip | Celebrity Photos & Pics | Paparazzi Photos of Hollywood Celebs 370488 visits/day (5643)
15) Gawker, Manhattan Media News and Gossip 365688 visits/day (48)
16) The Consumerist: Shoppers Bite Back 330000 visits/day (719)
17) The Raw Story | A rational voice - Alternative news 295256 visits/day (29)
18) WOW Insider 289387 visits/day (8503)
19) Joystiq 261113 visits/day (334)
20) Explosm! - Flash Animations, Daily Comics, and more! @ Explosm.net 260990 visits/day (41249)
21) Joystiq 260273 visits/day (222447)
22) Jalopnik: Obsessed With The Cult Of Cars 252955 visits/day (1467)
23) Authentic Designer Handbags and Bag Reviews - Purse Blog 237721 visits/day (7398)
24) Sport and the Youth 232957 visits/day (47964)
25) Deadspin, Sports News without Access, Favor, or Discretion 229410 visits/day (162)
26) Hollywoodtuna 223300 visits/day (5499)
27) Instapundit.com 222717 visits/day (3)
28) Hot Air 202967 visits/day (10)
29) A Socialite's Life 189638 visits/day (1869)
30) ITS ALL ABOUT TOM CRUISE 178901 visits/day (286463)
31) // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' 176177 visits/day (4852)
32) Part-Time Pundit - News and Commentary by John Bambenek 166627 visits/day (16137)
33) FOX Sports on MSN - Rumors - Ben Maller's sports rumors and notes 163955 visits/day (15069)
34) Breitbart.tv 147832 visits/day (1332)
35) Burnt Orange Nation - 59 Days To Football 141519 visits/day (4680)
36) Rocky Top Talk - An unofficial Tennessee Volunteers blog 141519 visits/day (4762)
37) Minor League Ball - A Blog About Minor League Baseball, Rookies, and Prospects 141519 visits/day (4889)
38) Athletics Nation - An SB Nation blog for Oakland Athletics fans 141519 visits/day (4909)
39) Red Reporter - An unofficial Cincinnati Reds blog 141519 visits/day (5211)
40) Bleed Cubbie Blue - A Chicago Cubs Fan Community Since February 9, 2005 141519 visits/day (5430)
41) Bruins Nation - Blog Of The Bruins, By The Bruins, For The Bruins 141519 visits/day (5628)
42) Roll 'Bama Roll - An Alabama Crimson Tide Blog 141519 visits/day (5645)
43) Dawg Sports - An unofficial Georgia Bulldogs weblog 141519 visits/day (5646)
44) McCovey Chronicles - All Outs, All Season 141519 visits/day (5788)
45) Amazin' Avenue - The Unofficial Home of the New York Mets on the Internets 141519 visits/day (6100)
46) Viva El Birdos - An unofficial St. Louis Cardinals blog 141519 visits/day (6195)
47) Around the Oval - An unofficial Ohio State Buckeyes blog 141519 visits/day (6209)
48) Over the Monster - An unofficial Boston Red Sox blog 141519 visits/day (6460)
49) SB Nation: a sports blog network of, by and for the fans 141519 visits/day (6481)
50) Lookout Landing - Felix Is Ours And You Can't Have Him 141519 visits/day (6986)


http://truthlaidbear.com/TrafficRanking.php?start=1

For which period not known

How to earn more than $10,000 per month from your blog

My friend Michael makes an average of $370 per day on his blog. That’s an annualized income of $133,200 from blogging. I’ll leave out his last name so that I don’t violate his Adsense ‘Terms of Service’. ( For those who don’t know, it is against Google policy to directly discuss one’s Adsense earnings for a particular site ). The other day I sat down for lunch with Michael and asked him for his story: In a little more than 18 months, he went from earning less than $1/day to quitting his day job, and building a successful site.

His advice was priceless…


Read the full article in
http://www.webrevenue.org/how-to-earn-more-than-10000-per-month-from-your-blog/
Earnings crossed $10000 this year on 7th May

May 8th, 2008
Posted by Life is Colourful
Published in Make Money OnlineHurray!

There is a reason to cheer, reason to celebrate and reason to share!! We have crossed $10000 in our online earnings this year on 7th May 2008 and it’s an achievement in itself. The earnings by end of day on 7th May reached to $10150.93 to be exact. If you count, it’s 128 days we took to achieve this milestone. That’s a whooping $79.30 per day online earning.

http://www.lifeiscolourful.com/earnings-crossed-10000-this-year-on-7th-may/



Chetan said in May 8th, 2008 Great success man!

Could you go more precisely?
Like how many sites you manage to make the total income to this much?
Or is it just this blog which is producing this much income?


Life is Colourful replied: May 8th, 2008

Chetan, not many sites or blogs I maintain - less than 8-10.
But majorly I get revenue from this blog, finance blog and completely niche technology blog. Rest of them are still maintained because I try to experiment with others.

$10,000 blogger - 2

I Made $10,899.83 From Blogging in SeptemberWritten by Yaro
October 12, 2007 |

Back in March of this year, 2007, I reported my blogging income of $6549.52. September, while a slower month for net usage because the northern hemisphere is rapping up the holiday period (people go outside when the weather is nice instead of sit inside on their computers, thus reducing traffic and income from some advertising programs), turned out to be my best month yet for blog income.


The total I made from blogging and blog related activities in September 2007 was: $10,899.83.

The income listed by source is available in the list to the right. I grouped together revenue streams into general broad categories, rather than break it down by each income source like I did last time, since the list is become quite long. You should still get a good sense for how the money is generated.

Note in reality the money I received was over $13,000 because a few sponsors renewed six month contracts, but I divided the half year payments by six in order to get the share for September only so as to not artificially inflate the total. This list does not include the income from Blog Mastermind.

Other highlights in September included breaking the 5,000 RSS readers mark at this blog and also surpassing 12,000 people subscribed to my email list.

Google adsense income was around $800

http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/756/make-money-blogging-september-report/

$10,000 bloggers - 1

Written on May 20th, 2006 at 04:05 pm by Darren Rowse


4% of ProBlogger Readers are Six Figure Bloggers

Early results after 24 hours on this week’s poll show that 12% of ProBlogger readers are earning over $1000 per month from blogging and 4% are earning over $10,000 (making them six figure bloggers if they average that over a year).

At the other end of the spectrum 25% don’t earn anything.

I wish now I’d put two categories of the ‘earn nothing’ category, one for ‘I tried but earned nothing’ and another for ‘I haven’t tried’. I’d be interested if you are one of the 100 voters in this category to hear which you are in comments of the post announcing the poll.

Of those who have earned something it is the ‘under $10 category’ that is most common followed by the $100 to $499 a month category (15%).

Interestingly this survey I added a $15,000 or more category (last time the top one was a $10,000 or more one) and it has actually been voted in more than other lower levels (3% of total vote so far).

http://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/05/20/4-of-problogger-readers-are-six-figure-bloggers/

Blogism

In my journey from my home to office, today, I thought of blogism. I felt blogism has to be developed on the lines of journalism.

I came to the office and searched the net for 'blogism'. They are many entries. So far I liked this entry.

If writing journals eventually evolved into journalism, will blogging blogs someday give us blogism? Will it be taught in colleges, will there be a Columbia School of Blogism?

posted by Lance Strate at 9:01 PM on Mar 13, 2007


http://lancestrate.blogspot.com/2007/03/blogism.html


posted by Lance Strate at 9:01 PM on Mar 13, 2007

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Message from Bachchan's Blog

Mint, 21 may 2008, carried an editorial under the heading our view on Bachchan and his blog.

Even though in India, the penetration of internet is low, blogging is getting enough attention.

Without the mediation of regular media, a blog can attract visitors. Evidence: Number of comments on Amitabh's blog.

http://blogs.bigadda.com/ab/

Some of the posts have more than 800 comments.

This the Mint writer says is on par with the record of some of the cult bloggers. Ariana Huffington and Scott Adams.

Indian CEOs and Politicians need to use blogging to interact with their consumers and supporters.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The 2007 Black Weblog Awards Winners

From http://www.ebonyjet.com/technology/buzz/index.aspx

In 2005, that "Karsh", launched the Black Weblog Awards as a means of acknowledging what was happening in the space of blogs written by blacks.

It primarily still is a one person operation. Nevertheless, its first year garnered nominations for more than 2000 individual blogs. Now in its third year, the 2007 version received nominations for 7,852 separate blogs in 17 different categories.


The 2007 Black Weblog Awards Winners

Best Blog Community
Popular Vote: Young, Black and Fabulous
Judges' Vote: Nappturality

Best Blog Design
Popular Vote: Young Black and Fabulous
Judges' Vote: Clutch Magazine

Best Post Series
Popular Vote: Nappy Diatribe blog - Who Killed Hip Hop?
Judges' Vote: What About Our Daughters Wins Battle

Best Business Blog
Popular Vote: Black In Business
Judges' Vote: Black In Business

Best Celebrity Blog
Popular Vote: Tyra Banks
Judges' Vote: ?uestlove

Best Culture Blog
Popular Vote: Young, Black and Fabulous
Judges' Vote: AfroBella

Best Faith-Based Blog
Popular Vote: Are You There God It's Me, Dawn
Judges' Vote: The Infidel Guy Show

Best Fictional Blog
Popular Vote Fake Janice Combs
Judges’ Vote: Life and Times of Ata Nafia

Best Food Blog
Popular Vote: A Lot About Nothing
Judges' Vote: Trini Gourmet

Best Gossip Blog
Popular Vote: Young, Black and Fabulous
Judges' Vote: Young, Black and Fabulous

Best Group Blog
Popular Vote: Concrete Loop
Judges' Vote: Racialicious

Best Hip-Hop Blogs
Popular Vote: Real Talk NY
Judges' Vote: The Smoking Section

Best Humor Blog
Popular Vote: Crunk & Disorderly
Judges' Vote: Funky Brown Chick

Best International Blog
Popular Vote: Black Women in Europe
Judges' Vote: Black Women in Europe

Best LGBT Blog
Popular Vote: Keith Boykin
Judges' Vote: Keith Boykin

Best Music Blog
Popular Vote: Real Talk NY
Judges' Vote: HoneySoul.com

Best New Blog
Popular Vote: Blogxilla.com
Judges' Vote: Stereohyped

Best Niche Blog
Popular Vote: Afrobella
Judges' Vote: Fly

Best Personal Blog
Popular Vote: The Beautiful Struggler
Judges' Vote: inthelifeof.org

Best Photo Blog
Popular Vote: The D-Nice Journal
Judges' Vote: Alakija

Best Podcast
Popular Vote: Hood Hype
Judges' Vote: Friday Favecast

Best Political/News Blog
Popular Vote: The Field Negro
Judges' Vote: Jack and Jill Politics

Best Science/Technology Blog
Popular Vote: Nerd with Swag
Judges' Vote: Tiffany B. Brown

Best Sports/Recreation Blog
Popular Vote: The Starting Five
Judges' Vote: The Starting Five

Best Teen Blog
Popular Vote: My Teenage Years
Judges' Vote: Queer Kid of Color

Best Video Blog
Popular Vote: Love B. Scott
Judges' Vote: Ill Doctrine

Best Writing in a Blog
Popular Vote: Young, Black and Fabulous
Judges' Vote: Blackprof.com

Black Blogger Achievement Award
Popular Vote: Keith Boykin
Judges' Vote: Baratunde Thurston

Blog of the Year
Popular Vote: Young, Black and Fabulous
Judges' Vote: What About Our Daughters?

Blog to Watch
Popular Vote: Real Talk NY
Judges' Vote: Average Bro

Multiple-size Embedded Presentations from Google Docs

Google Docs has just updated their embedded presentation feature to support multiple sizes, so now presentations can look even better in blog posts. To add a presentation to your blog, create it in Google Docs and copy the “Mini Presentation Module” HTML into a blog post.

You can include YouTube videos, images, and text captions into slides to condense and display a “deck” of graphical content in a concise format in your posts.

Google Docs is a free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation application

http://buzz.blogger.com/2008/05/multiple-size-embedded-presentations.html



Embedding presentations in a website

If you’d like to post a presentation online, you’ll need to publish it first. To publish a presentation, follow the instructions below:
Click the Publish tab in the upper-right corner of the screen
Click the Publish document button
After publishing your presentation, use the Select presentation size dropdown menu to choose the preferred size of your embedded presentation
Copy and paste the code that appears into your website to embed it. Small or medium sizes work best in blogs, while large is most suitable for onscreen viewing and reading.
Once you’ve embedded a presentation, please keep in mind that others can access the code and embed this presentation on additional sites by clicking the Menu button at the bottom-right of the embedded presentation.

http://documents.google.com/support/presentations/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=86101

Friday, April 11, 2008

Webby Awards Nomination for Best Business Blog 2008

April 10, 2008 .


TheStreet.com’s Personal Finance Web Site MainStreet.com Receives Webby Awards Nomination for Best Business Blog

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)

TheStreet.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSCM), a leading financial media company, today announced that the 12th Annual Webby Awards has nominated the Company’s recently launched personal finance Web site MainStreet.com (www.mainstreet.com) for the Best Business Blog of 2008.

MainStreet.com -- a free Web site devoted to making personal finance entertaining -- was launched in February by TheStreet.com in an innovative push to expand its audience and create additional advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

“It’s very exciting that after less than two months of launching MainStreet the site has been recognized with such a prestigious award nomination,” said Caroline Waxler, managing editor of MainStreet.com. “To be included among those Web sites setting the standards for the Internet today is an honor.”

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet” by The New York Times, the Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile Web sites.

The 12th Annual Webby Awards will be selected from a pool of nearly 10,000 candidates from more than 60 countries and all 50 states. Award winners will be announced on May 6, 2008, and honored in New York City on June 10th.

About TheStreet.com, Inc.

TheStreet.com is a leading financial media company. It engages audiences on video and digital platforms through some of the Web’s best known sites: TheStreet.com, RealMoney.com, Stockpickr.com, BankingMyWay.com, MainStreet.com, Rate-Watch.com and Promotions.com. Through this network, the company produces and distributes content in all areas where life and money intersect to inform, engage and activate one of the most affluent, influential audiences on the Web today.

About The Webby Awards:

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 12th Annual Webby Awards received a record 9,500 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; .ORG; The Barbarian Group; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.

Find Your Page Rank

From
http://www.smartpagerank.com/

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Blog List, Scheduled Post Publishing on Blogger in draft

April 02, 2008
Blog List, Scheduled Post Publishing on Blogger in draft
Have you tried out Blogger in draft, Blogger’s experimental features site, recently? Blogger in draft is a version of Blogger with features we’re trying out before we “publish” them to everybody on the main site. (See our original announcement: “Blogger... in draft.”)

If you’re feeling adventurous, all you need to do to try it out is log in to draft.blogger.com instead of www.blogger.com. If you see the blueprint logo then you’re in the right place.

Our two latest features, which you can try out now on draft.blogger.com, are:

Scheduled Post Publishing If you write a post on Blogger in draft and set the post’s date and time to some time in the future, we’ll schedule the post to appear on your blog at that time, and not before.
Blog List Add a blogroll to your blog’s sidebar. The Blog List is powered by Google Reader, so it can show when each blog was last updated and even include post titles and snippets.

Keep in mind these features are still being worked on, and let us know if you find any problems.

We have other page elements on draft, too:

Help your readers subscribe to your blog in their favorite feed reader with the Feed Subscription page element.

Add any of the thousands of Google Gadgets to your blog’s sidebar with our Google Gadget support.
Search over your blog, your Link Lists, or all the pages you’ve ever linked to with the Search Box.


Latest news about Blogger is posted in the Blogger blog. Stop by often and write comments about how the draft features are working for you.

http://buzz.blogger.com/2008/04/blog-list-scheduled-post-publishing-on.html

Google weblogs

Announcing Google Weblogs (beta)

April 1, 2008
Today we’d like to offer you a sneak peek at an exciting new product we’ve been working on: Google Weblogs.

Since Google bought Pyra Labs in 2002, we’ve been dreaming, planning, and implementing the next revolution in personal publishing: Google Weblogs.

Google Weblogs, or “GWeblogs,” or “Gblogs,” which will launch later this year in a public beta, is the next revolution in personal publishing. Here’s what you can expect:

Don’t limit yourself to “reverse chronological” publishing. Our advanced Google algorithms put your best content at the top of your blog. Even if your later work goes downhill your previous posts will still shine.
No more template languages to mess with or sidebars to get right. Our advanced Google algorithms automatically populate your blog’s sidebar with the most relevant possible content.
Stop worrying about your PageRank or your search engine optimization. Post directly into Google search results for maximum visibility.
Save your readers time and effort. We’ll automatically extract the most relevant sentence from your post for the index page, along with any necessary ellipsis. We'll also put some words in bold!
Your blog’s header will stay fresh with new images from our team of artists, each and every anniversary of a scientific achievement.
Unsure of what to post about? Just click “I’m Feeling Lucky” and we’ll “take care” of the rest!

Excited? So are we! Take a look at this sneak peek of Blogger Buzz, powered by Google Weblogs.


http://buzz.blogger.com/2008/04/announcing-google-weblogs-beta.html

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Adsense Case Studies - Interesting Points

https://www.google.com/adsense/static/en_US/Hometips.html

Home advice website HomeTips.com

On many of our pages, more than 10 percent of our visitors click through to the advertisers for more information," because ads are very relevant for visitors.

HomeTips now sees more than 1 million online visitors each month. "Solid content is the secret to developing a following," says Vandervort. "If you write expert content with your visitor's needs in mind, the rest will follow."

https://www.google.com/adsense/static/en_US/AutomotiveForums.html

n November of 2000, when he was just 14 years old, Igor Sushko founded AutomotiveForums.com because of his enthusiasm for cars and desire to spread knowledge to others. Today, the site receives about 950,000 unique visitors each month on more than 1,000 forums. There, car buffs can discuss virtually any car make and model with more than 150 expert moderators and thousands of other enthusiasts. Membership growth has maintained its steady pace and is nearing 500,000 worldwide.

In August 2003, he began running Google AdSenseTM ads throughout the site. In addition to AdSense ads, Sushko expanded his options by trying other contextual advertising networks.

"AdSense ads are extremely well targeted and non-invasive to my visitors," says Sushko. "They’re more like supplementary content than ads, which makes them useful for visitors."

"AdSense is a win-win for all entities," he says. "It adds value to my website, and not just from a revenue standpoint. The ads are also useful for visitors."


https://www.google.com/adsense/static/en_US/TestMagic.html

Erin Billy moved to San Francisco in 1997, and continued his passion for teaching through a web-based business, TestMagic.com. Today he offers online and offline classes in San Francisco for those applying to American universities and colleges. He also offers preparation courses and reference guides for high-level tests, including the GMAT, SAT, and GRE.

After losing money on the website for the first couple of years, Billy says he made a small profit by the third year. Three years after that, he has two full-time employees on the payroll, and contracts with five teachers for classroom training. Now his challenge is to grow the business and make it more profitable. Currently, he gets about 60,000 daily page views from 3,000 unique visitors. To make money from that traffic, he has tried a variety of advertising strategies. "I've tried most of the media types I can think of," he says.

He incorporated AdSense on virtually all of the site's pages.

Results

"Good advertising gives people more options, more information," Billy says. "And text ads are my all-around favorites," adding that, "It's great that Google chooses the best combination of relevance and high-paying ads." Now he gets "very impressive" AdSense revenue – about four times what he typically gets from all affiliate programs and ad networks combined. Billy invests this additional income in TestMagic to give his users more of what they want. "I can now afford to outsource some technical and creative work that I previously had to do myself. The ad revenue helps me speed things up."

Billy believes that AdSense revenue "has infused small publishers and webmasters like me with cash they could never have had before." And he continues, "I honestly believe that AdSense is helping users in a ‘second wave' of the Internet. It's a great equalizer, enabling people like me with a lot of knowledge and a useful service, but not much financial backing, to build a business that makes money." So when associates ask, Billy's advice is "start using AdSense right away."

https://www.google.com/adsense/static/en_US/PvrBlog.html

Based in San Francisco, Haughey has been a website developer, designer, and publisher for years, and is an active blogger as well. One of his blog sites, PVRBlog.com, is all about personal video recorders (PVRs), especially the TiVo® brand. Nearly a year ago Haughey began posting messages about this growing consumer electronics category, including notes on TiVo features, shortcuts, new models, reviews, hacks, and PVR industry news.


While Haughey didn't intend for PVRBlog to become a business, its popularity grew - up to 5,000 people read it every day - and he wondered if there was a way to cover costs for hosting and storage. He tried adsense.

"I can't believe how lucrative AdSense is," Haughey says. "On the very first day it was on, I made twice what it costs me for monthly hosting, storage, and bandwidth overage fees," adding that he's making money because the ads are relevant and readable. "The targeting is perfect for me," he says. Since PVRBlog is about a product, he gets a lot of traffic from searchers. "People are constantly looking for TiVo and PVR products and services. I'm lucky to have a blog that is product focused, because the ads all relate to PVR products and services."

"I encourage people who can write and have active blogs dedicated to a single subject to support them through AdSense ads," he says. "It's definitely lucrative, and you can concentrate on your subject and your site." In particular, he feels the program is "really great for bloggers who worry about the wrong kind of commercialism creeping in, because AdSense ads really work in the context of blog pages."

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Computer and Internet penetration in India

Less than 3% (30 per thousand) of Indians own a personal computer — compared to nearly 8% of Chinese, almost 14% of Brazilians and more than 15% of Russians.

in India, a typical desktop computer costs 44% of the average Indian’s annual wage.

31 Oct, 2007
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Editorials/A_new_model_for_PC_penetration/articleshow/2503585.cms


Internet unique users

UU - i.e. unique user story:

US stands at 162 million.
China ~96 million
India at 8th position, @ 25.2 million users.

Top Email Service is of course, Y! Mail with 262.2 million unique visitors in oct, 2007, closely followed by Hotmail (256.4mn). Gmail secures 3rd position with 87.1 mn unique visitors.

Source: Comscore world matrix October 2007

http://www.pluggd.in/2008/03/internet-penetration-in-india-hot-or-not

Over 6.5 million PCs sold in 2007: IDC

The India client personal computer (notebooks and desktops combined) market crossed yet another milestone to ship nearly 6.5 million PCs in a calendar year, thereby recording 20 percent YoY growth in unit shipments (compared to 5.4 million units in CY2006). This was reported by CyberMedia India subsidiary, IDC India as one of the key results of the India Quarterly PC Tracker, Q4 2007, February 2008 release.


3.24 mln broadband subscribers in IndiaMarch 5, 2008 @ Mar 05, 08 | 10:41 pm · Department: Broadband, Internet usage

India, with a population of 1.1 bln, had 3.24 mln broadband subscribers at the end of January 2008, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

According to latest estimates, India has 42 million internet users. This figure is expected to go up to 100 million shortly. Some say by the end of this year itself.

http://asia.cnet.com/blogs/technologywalla/post.htm?id=61962084

Manipal Media Students’ Convention 2008

on April 18 and 19, the Manipal Media Students’ Convention 2008 (MMSC ’08).

What is MMSC?
MMSC is a formal Convention - the first and only venture of this kind in India. The foremost aim of this Convention is to bridge the gap between the Industry and the Individual. It will act as a platform for creating awareness and encouraging debate about various aspects of the Media.

Why Media?
Well, we live in a very fast world, an ‘information obsessed society’, so to say. In today’s world, it is extremely important to understand this crucial tool, which shapes – and sometimes transforms – the society.

This Year’s Convention…
A very wise guy called Francis Bacon once said, “Knowledge is Power”. Taking off from there, the Internet is a Nuclear Arsenal in the hands of today’s generation! In the years to come, the Internet and New Media will definitely make a huge difference to the way we perceive society.
Solely for this reason, the theme of the first edition of the Convention – MMSC ’08 – is ‘Communication through the World Wide Web’. Participants and the guest speakers will discuss and debate about innovations like Blogging, Podcasting, Social Networking…

Manipal Bloggers’ Meet
Ladies and Gentlemen, behold - The Manipal Bloggers’ Meet (MBM)! The first ever Bloggers’ Meet in Manipal, the MBM is open to ALL Bloggers in and around Manipal, irrespective of their background. It is also open to people who will be in Manipal on the designated date.

The Media Council
The Media Council is the dream of veteran journalist & honorary director of MIC, Dr. MV Kamath. The Media Council is to be a national body fostering the confluence of various mainstream media. MMSC will be the foundation for the same.

MMSC will be the impetus required to encourage & appreciate the inter-disciplinary spectrum of media. It is a long term goal to create & sustain a growing group of aware & responsible media personnel under the umbrella of the Media Council. Annual MMSCs will help propagate this desired awareness regarding every major section of media.

http://www.mmsc-manipal.com/

Blogger Meet at Mumbai - Proposed

Scheduled for 20/04/2008 at 16:00
City: Mumbai, India.

Description
Indi-Bloggers reunite again, in Mumbai, on April 20th (Sunday), 2008. Indibloggers to make this a huge hit, and draw in bloggers from all over the country! Indiblogger's had some excellent press recently, so they want to capitalize on that to see where they should collectively take this. So spread the good word, invite your friends, and let's make a LOUD NOISE!

Venue/Landmark
To be announced, once discovered.

Proposed by Preetam Mukherjee, a blogger from Mumbai, India.

http://bloggers-pride.blogspot.com/2008/03/mumbai-blogger-meet.html

do you plan to be there.
Post you intention to come in

http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=290&tid=2590221705981276187

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Will bloggers and blogs survive?

The Experts vs. the Amateurs: A Tug of War over the Future of Media


A tug of war over the future of media may be brewing between so-called user-generated content -- including amateurs who produce blogs, video and audio for public consumption -- and professional journalists, movie makers and record labels, along with the deep-pocketed companies that back them. The ultimate outcome, suggest experts at Wharton, will be a hybrid approach that features entirely new business models.

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/1921.cfm

You have to register for accessing the article

Some excertpts

Joel Waldfogel is Wharton business and public policy professor, and Kendall Whitehouse is senior director of IT at Wharton,

Whitehouse distinguishes professional content on the basis of its editorial process. "Carefully checked sources and consistent editorial guidelines are key differences between most professional and amateur content," he suggests, while noting that, "Both bring value. The latter brings quickness and a personal viewpoint and the former provides analysis and consistent quality. The world I want to live in includes healthy doses of both categories."



Waldfogel notes that even amateurs will face business model challenges as their content evolves. "What are the real economics of putting out something that's worth watching?" asks Waldfogel. "Producing a blog that anybody wants to read is hard. To get content that people want to see requires investment."

Whitehouse agrees, and sees a hybrid approach emerging that embraces both professional and amateur content.

How do I delete comments?

How do I delete comments?
You can delete any comment that you create on anyone else's blog, as long as you signed in to your Google Account when you left the comment. You can also delete any comments (registered or anonymous) that are left on your own blog, or on another blog for which you have admin privileges.

To delete a comment, first make sure that you are logged in to the correct Blogger account (administrator of the blog or author of the comment). Then go to the blog and find the page where the comment is listed. Next to the comment, you should see a trash can icon.

Click the trash can and you will see this confirmation page, which also lists the comment for review:

Clicking the "Delete Comment" button will remove the text of the comment from your page, but leave the author's name and a message saying "this comment has been removed."

If you check the "Remove Forever" option, then no trace of the comment will remain on your blog.

Notes:

If you can't see the trash can icon, then that is probably because of a caching issue with your browser. First double check that you are logged in to the correct Blogger account. Then clear your browser's cache and refresh the comment page a few times, until the icon appears. Alternatively, you could try deleting the comment from a different browser.
If you have a firewall or other security software (e.g. Norton AntiVirus) on your computer, then this could also be causing the icons to be hidden. Try temporarily disabling this software or modifying its settings to delete your comments.
Once a comment has been deleted, there is no way to recover it.
It is not possible to edit comments. If you want to edit your own comment, you can simply delete it and then re-enter it with the changes. (However, the timestamp will be modified to reflect the time of the new comment.)


http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=42398

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Backlinks to your blog

Technorati's Top 100 blog has 2999 backlinks.

Its top most blog has 23,389 backlinks.

How to get back links to your blog?

http://www.webconfs.com/how-to-build-backlinks-article-16.php

http://www.webconfs.com/backlink-builder.php

Adsense Tips and other ways of making money

http://www.jensense.com/

Blog Tutorial - Tips For Blog Templates & Blog Design In Photoshop

Blog Templates and Design


http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/jennifer/blog-templates.html

Blogger Helps Vidoes on You Tube

Blogger Help Videos
March 13, 2008

For visual learners who don't have the patience to browse our help articles, blogger help team created the new Blogger Help YouTube Channel. There you can find videos that show you step by step how to use Blogger features.

visit
http://www.youtube.com/BloggerHelp

Friday, March 14, 2008

Clusty
http://www.clusty.com



Blogdigger
http://www.blogdigger.com



IceRocket
http://www.icerocket.com



Blog Directories

Technorati ( http://www.technorati.com )
Blogpulse ( http://www.blogpulse.com )
Bloglines ( http://www.bloglines.com )


Getblogs ( http://www.getblogs.com )
Postami ( http://www.postami.com )

Earnings on blog

Reached $100 total, Avg. $3.50/day on less than 1000 uniques

is a statement by ndillon, Grunt in
http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=63557

My site has been up for about a month and a half and I will most likely reach the $100 total mark today.

I am now averaging about $3.50 a day from an average of less than 1000 visitors a day.


Some comments:
i think there is more potential in your site m8, there is more to be earned then 3.5$ a day from 1000 uniques. but still congrats . keep it up


Define normal? The problem is each site is different in the way it is setup and the flow of traffic. Your visitors may not be as inclined to visit the advertisers on your pages as another sites traffic is or you may be extremely higher than another similar site. Take a look at your ads and see if they are blended well and if they are relevant to your site. If you are getting that amount per day then it may be normal for your type of site. I have sites that receive 0.4% ctr and others that are around 4% and are in the same industry. What makes one successful may not make another one the same way due to different types of visitors.

Allthough you might look at putting YPN on your site if you can do this. They tend to pay more in certain niche categories and may be a good and profitable move for you as long as you are from the U.S. I have sites that are similar in traffic to yours and had adsense on them and was making around $10 or less per day and made the switch to YPN and now they do around $20 to $30 per day. That is something you might look at also.

to signup go to publisher.yahoo.com and you will find the info there for the program.

27 Lessons Learned on the Way to 3000 Visits a Day

It is an interesting post.

Read more about in the pickthebrain blog

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/27-lessons-learned-on-the-way-to-3000-visits-a-day-and-2200-rss-subscribers/

How to Build a Somewhat Successful Blog

How to Build a Somewhat Successful Blog: 16 Lessons I Have Learned
Published September 24th, 2007 in Personal Development.
This blog has almost 4000 subscribers via RSS and email and a few thousand visitors a day.

It’s the 4176:th most popular blog according to Technorati.

It has over 150 posts and over 800 comments from readers.

After a year of blogging I’m pretty satisfied with the results.

And over these last 12 months I’ve learned a thing or 16 about blogging.

To read about the 16 things visit the positivity blog.

http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2007/09/24/how-to-build-a-somewhat-successful-blog-16-lessons-i-have-learned/

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Seo Elite

Seo Elite is the new software that claims to be able to boost your website traffic to over 15,000 visitors per day using only free search engine traffic.As most marketers will be aware, getting traffic to your website is a constant and demanding job, unless of course you are ranked top in the search engines like Google, MSN, and Yahoo, and let’s face it most of us are not at the top or anywhere near it. Seo Elite claims to be able to rectify this problem, boosting not only your traffic and ranking statistics but the sale of your products as well.

For some more details

http://real-traffic.blogspot.com/search/label/Traffic%20tip%20%23%2029

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Receive calls and post voicemail with your blog

GrandCentral: receive calls and post voicemail with your blog

February 22, 2008

With GrandCentral, a free service from Google, you can receive phone calls and post voicemails right on your blog. Though GrandCentral is currently in a private beta test, bloggers can skip the wait and get a free account immediately. Sign up now

WebCall Button
When you add GrandCentral’s WebCall button to your blog, your readers can easily call your phone or leave voicemails without ever seeing your telephone number.

You can screen calls, either accepting them or sending them to voicemail, and you can even block unwanted callers altogether. Learn how to add a WebCall button to your blog, and try it out for yourself

Monday, March 10, 2008

Blogger Tips - blog

http://blogtipz.com/what-will-2008-hold-for-blogger/

Blogger Party March 7, 2008

The latest from Blogger Buzz
Blogger Party at SXSW: Sunday, 9:30–2:00 at Club de Ville
March 7, 2008
Going to be in Austin for this year’s South by Southwest festival? That makes several of us!

Blogger is once again rocking it out at Club de Ville [map] with delicious snacks, an open bar, Blogger Play, and our SXSW staple: climate-inappropriate schwag.

The party starts at 9:30PM this Sunday and goes until 2AM on Monday.

You’ll need an invitation to get in the door. Members of the Blogger team will be at the Interactive conference, so just stop anyone you see wearing a Blogger logo and ask. If it’s one of us, you’ll get an invitation. If it’s someone else, you’ll still make a new Blogger-loving friend.

Want more drinking on Google’s dime? Come to these parties:

Google Party
Light Bar [map]
Saturday, 6PM–8PM
(This would be a pretty sure place to find invitations to the Blogger party as well.)

OpenSocial OpenBar
McCormick & Schmick’s (back room) [map]
Monday, 6PM–8PM

See you there!
— Pete