Archive for October, 2007

 

Will People Pay Money To Learn From You? – Teaching Sells Review

By Yaro Starak
October 31st, 2007

I was given special access to Brian and Tony Clark’s new membership site Teaching Sells as a joint venture partner to see if I felt the program was worth recommending to you.

Every other blogger in my industry has already written their promotional posts about the program during the first few days when Teaching Sells was released. Although I know … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Oct 31st, 2007

The Video Police

By Bryan Clark
October 27th, 2007

A broad range of players in the Internet video industry, minus Google meet today in order to arrange a set of “collaborative principles” for Internet video. They hope this movement will help Internet video to continue to grow, while also protecting copyrighted material.

Headlining the group were CBS, NBC, Fox, Myspace, Disney, and Microsoft.

This conference is being planned because … Read the rest of this entry »

By Bryan Clark
Oct 27th, 2007

Skype To Offer Cell Service

By Bryan Clark
October 26th, 2007

Skype is expected to announce a deal in the next couple of days that it will be partnering with wireless service provider 3 to sell the Internet telephone companies first wireless phone.

It’s not hard to see that eventually Voip will take over for all land based phones, but could this announcement launch them into the ever competitive cell market? … Read the rest of this entry »

By Bryan Clark
Oct 26th, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald Covers PageRank Controversy

By Yaro Starak
October 26th, 2007

I had a chat this morning to Asher, a journalist from the Tech section of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. He was writing an article about the recent turmoil caused by the PageRank update and was looking for feedback from those affected in Australia. He also had a chat to Darren Rowse to grab his take on the situation.

The … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Oct 26th, 2007

Possible Explanations for the PageRank Penalty Sweep

By Yaro Starak
October 26th, 2007

I’m not entirely sure I want to write this article. I think one of the best ways to reduce the impact of Google’s PageRank is to talk less about it. If you ignore something it loses all power.

However, people still seem to care about PageRank. Webmasters care, bloggers care, search engine optimizers care. Even bloggers who are writing articles … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Oct 26th, 2007

Internet Advertising Hits A Roadblock

By Bryan Clark
October 24th, 2007

The internet advertising world has turned into a multi-billion dollar per year business. With more avenues for advertisers than ever before, this trend seems to be going nowhere but up. But one problem may halt the ever-increasing industry – Hits!

Without a universal way to measure a websites value an advertiser really has no way to determine how much they … Read the rest of this entry »

By Bryan Clark
Oct 24th, 2007

Presidential Cabinet Members Blog Too

By Bryan Clark
October 23rd, 2007

A new report at Yahoo shows that presidential cabinet members aren’t immune to the blogging bug. Health and Human Services secretary Mike Leavitt and Michael Chertoff of Homeland Security in the US are two of the newest members of this centuries newest gold rush, blogging. This just goes to show that anyone with a computer can and will start a … Read the rest of this entry »

By Bryan Clark
Oct 23rd, 2007

Video: 50 Great E-Businesses and the Minds Behind Them

By Yaro Starak
October 23rd, 2007

I just completed reading a fantastic book called 50 Great E-Businesses and the Minds Behind Them by Ross & Holland published by Random House Australia (more details).

Here is my video review of the book (press play) -

This book features 50 stories of successful Internet businesses and the people behind them, including Australian successes Wotif.com, CarSales.com.au, Seek, … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Oct 23rd, 2007

Podcast: Darren Rowse and Yaro Starak Talk Blog Design

By Yaro Starak
October 22nd, 2007

It’s time for podcast episode #40. It’s hard to believe I started podcasting more than two years ago now!

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This episode features myself and Darren Rowse and our topic of discussion is blog design. Darren talked about his recent Problogger redesign and how he worked with his designer, Ben Bleikamp. Then … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Oct 22nd, 2007

WordPress Announces New Plug-ins

By Bryan Clark
October 22nd, 2007

WordPress announced a new crop of plug-ins today. Nothing mind-blowing, but some pretty nifty toys that you might find useful. Check ‘em out!

  1. Auto-Scroller makes it possible to scroll the posts easily and rapidly, with a click.
  2. Intelligent Content Ad Insertion lets you insert advertisements in post, page and feed content without having to manually adjust the code of your
  3. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bryan Clark
Oct 22nd, 2007

Amazon Increases Commissions to 20% on MP3 Downloads

By Bryan Clark
October 21st, 2007

Amazon just announced that it will be offering a flat 20% commission on all Mp3 downloads from their marketplace. This is great news for those of you that use the Amazon affiliate program (Amazon associates). If you don’t, you can sign up by clicking here – Amazon associates program.

This increase is over double the top commission for selling … Read the rest of this entry »

By Bryan Clark
Oct 21st, 2007

Is It Safe To Buy and Sell Text Links? – TNX.Net Review

By TheWritersManifesto
October 21st, 2007

Monika, from The Writers Manifesto, offered to take a look at TNX.com, a text link brokering service with a unique spin on the traditional system used by other brokers. Here’s what Monika had to say after trialling the system out for herself in this review…

TNX.net Review

TNX is a text link based advertising service that works with a … Read the rest of this entry »

By TheWritersManifesto
Oct 21st, 2007

How To Optimize Your E-Commerce Site For Top Search Engine Rankings

By Yaro Starak
October 19th, 2007

People who run e-commerce sites – sites that are focused on making sales of a product – have a history of great difficulty when it comes to search engine optimization. We are told to build links to improve search engine rankings, yet why would a person link to a site that is essentially a glorified shopping cart?

One of the … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Oct 19th, 2007

Skype & Myspace Team Up To Bring Voip To Myspace IM Users

By Bryan Clark
October 19th, 2007

Talk about an odd couple. Social networking giant Myspace has teamed up with internet phone provider Skype to bring Voip (voice over internet protocol) service to Myspace IM users. The proposed service update would provide Myspace IM users the ability to enable voice chat.

This will bring voice chat to Myspace in a big way. Skype is the worldwide leader … Read the rest of this entry »

By Bryan Clark
Oct 19th, 2007

Skype & Myspace Team Up To Bring Voip To Myspace IM Users

By Bryan Clark
October 19th, 2007

Talk about an odd couple. Social networking giant Myspace has teamed up with internet phone provider Skype to bring Voip (voice over internet protocol) service to Myspace IM users. The proposed service update would provide Myspace IM users the ability to enable voice chat.

This will bring voice chat to Myspace in a big way. Skype is the worldwide leader … Read the rest of this entry »

By Bryan Clark
Oct 19th, 2007

Are You Ready To Form A Company? – IncParadise.com Review

By Yaro Starak
October 18th, 2007

Angela Wills visited the IncParadise.com website last week for a review and she also conducted a brief interview with John Vanhara, the president of Inc Paradise. If you are in the USA and have considered incorporating a business this review should help to clarify a few questions you have.

For this review I stopped by IncParadise.com, a website that … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Oct 18th, 2007

YouTube Says No To Internet Pirates

By Bryan Clark
October 18th, 2007

Earlier today YouTube announced the arrival of their long-awaited anti-piracy software. This software has been in development for some time, no doubt due to the increasing concern that YouTube was turning a blind eye to video copyright infringement. This all changed when media colossus Viacom slapped YouTube with a one billion dollar lawsuit.

To find and remove copyrighted clips, YouTube … Read the rest of this entry »

By Bryan Clark
Oct 18th, 2007

Congratulations To The Small Business Branding Team For Reaching 2000 RSS Readers!

By Yaro Starak
October 17th, 2007

I’ve been closely watching the RSS count at SmallBusinessBranding.com and late last week it finally ticked over the 2,000 mark.

Congratulations to Rob, Ed, Kevin, Freya, Krishna, Sean, Drew, Steve, Brad and all the previous Small Business Branding authors who have written for the site at one point in time.

Small business … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Oct 17th, 2007

How to Make Money With Online Content – Free Report from Brian Clark

By Yaro Starak
October 17th, 2007

Not to be confused with Bryan Clark who just started writing for this blog, Brian Clark from Copyblogger.com just released a brand new free report as part of the release of his new site, Teaching Sells, a project he’s partnered with Tony Clark to create (I wonder if that’s his brother?).

The report is titled -

Forget Everything You
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By Yaro Starak
Oct 17th, 2007

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