Yesterday saw the real first day of BlogWorld–the previous day was an extra entrepreneur and corporate day–and 1500 bloggers descended on the Las Vegas convention center. Despite a few teething problems–poor audio at the keynote, not enough session moderators, and few microphones for audience questions–the conference was a success.
Here are some random snippets and new companies that I thought I’d share with you.
- New Technorati CEO Richard Jalichandra admits he’s only blogged twice in the last 40 days. He also confirms that Technorati is now tracking 110 million blogs.
- Brad Hill, director of Weblogs Inc, looks for bloggers that have passion and authenticity then sets them free to blog about what they want.
- Dan Gray tells affiliate marketers to never use display ads unless you’re getting paid on a CPM basis. He recommends contextual links and text ads only for affiliate ads.
- Newstex.com is looking for quality blogs that it can syndicate to corporate partners such as Lexis Nexis. It’s a closed syndication system–public duplicate content to worry about–and you’ll get paid every time a company accesses your content.
- Lijit.com would like to give your blog a better search engine and give you better information on how your readers search your site.
- Cliq lets has built a better BlogRush. You decide who joins your group and you share news headlines with each other via their widget. Start a group on any topic or join one of their existing ones.