Will Google Ban the W3C?

There’s a hilarious kerfuffle building over the internet standards governing body, the Word Wide Web Consortium, who’s members include pretty much anyone who’s anyone in the big league tech/web space, selling pagerank on this page. What I want to know is, will Google ban the W3C from it’s index for this heinous crime against the […]

Google Checkout, Too Little, Too Late?

Not for the first time I am confused what all the fuss is about with a Google service. This time it is Google Checkout. What I was hoping for was a real alternative to paypal, preferably with the ability to use Adsense income to pay for Adwords without conversion into local currency. Maybe even micropayments. […]

So, Google are Launching an Affiliate Network?

Surprise surprise, Google CPA ads are on their way… My first question is are they text, image, or a mixture? I can see from the quoted email that GOOG want you to pretend they’re part of your content, Ooops, i mean blend them.. see the great adsense hypocricy and part 2 so one would presume […]

Crazy Little Thing called (Google) Love

People are lapping it up. Google launched Spreadsheet on Tuesday and it was promptly covered. There’s a rumour about Picasa coming as a Web-based version soon. Anything Google releases is a matter of hot contention. It is not a question to ponder whether the interest in the product will be sustained or will die off […]

Build Your Own Ad Network

Last year, Darren wrote a great article on what he wants from an ad network, and I’ve been re-reading that post this morning as I jot down some ideas and fancies of my own. I’d like to revisit the topic today, and ask Performancing bloggers what they want from an ad network? Its a difficult […]

Networking For Blog Success

Sometimes it’s not just what you know, who you know (or get to know) can make a big difference. Have you considered networking to promote your blog? The value of “other people” in your success depends on your own situation but for myself I have to say that communities and certain individuals have been instrumental […]

Surprise! Yahoo! Buys! Del.icio.us!

Tim Mayer must have been laughing his nuts off at SES this week when we had some coffee on Wednesday morning. I told him I’d recently switched to My Web2.0 (their version of del.icio.us) but had just switched back as it had no damn firefox extension! Now I see he had something up his sleeve […]

Strength in Numbers: B5 Expands Network

B5Media have merged with About Weblogs. The merge will bring the total number of blogs under the B5 banner to 50. Power, and safety in numbers? Yes, i think so. This puts B5 squarely in the center of the emerging blog network industry, which is quite an achievment considering the network is only a few […]