Posted November 9, 2007 10:29 am by with 6 comments

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brad Hill

    Hey Andy — thanks for the mention. Are you here? Ping me on Twitter (BradHill). Hope we can intersect; would be great to see you.

  • Thank you Andy for that update. That was very useful for those of us who couldn’t be there. Would appreciate more of your observations and insights.

  • @Brad – sorry we didn’t get to meet, but I enjoyed hearing your thoughts – great panel. I added you to my Twitter feed. Mine is “andybeal”
    @GoWFB – my pleasure!

  • Thanks for mentioning Lijit in your BlogWorld post Andy. It was a pleasure speaking with you at the conference and if I can help answer any questions about our service, please let me know. I’m tara at lijit dot com.

  • Thanks for the post Andy. It was great meeting you at the show. Can’t wait for next year!

    Blog on!

  • Thanks for the mention, Andy! There’s a place for banners … no doubt … as long as publishers aren’t providing that place for free.