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Blog World Conference Announced for 2007

Just learned of a new conference for bloggers, taking place in Las Vegas next November.

Blog World claims to be the first and only tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media.

The show floor will feature an abundance of products and services designed to help bloggers and new media entrepreneurs improve the look and functionality of their blogs, increase their readership, and monetize their blog…Topics will include blogging basics, monetizing your blog, podcasting, corporate opportunities in the blogosphere, building readership, RSS, Search Engine Optimization, blogging in the political arena, and other topics vital to serious bloggers who want to solidify their own space, and build their brand in the blogosphere.

Hopefully next year’s PubCon won’t clash with this, ‘cos I’d like to go.

106 Blog Ideas for Real Estate Agents

I mentioned Saturday, an article that provided 21 link bait ideas for real estate agents. The authors at FamousAgents.com (disclaimer ~ they’re a client) have now released 106 different content ideas for Realtors struggling to find something to write about.

If you’re in the real estate business and are struggling with ideas for your blog, you’ll find juicy suggestions, such as:

8. Create an ebook. Example: “(Your name)’s Guide to Buying Real Estate in (your area). Make it a step by step guide to let your clients know exactly what it’s going to be like to buy real estate in your state.

Reuters Buys Stake in Pluck

Reuters has announced they’ve invested $7 million in to Pluck which operates the recently formed BlogBurst distribution network for blogs.

[BlogBurst] connects newspapers and other media sites to 2,800 selected blogs, helping traditional media supplement their journalism with blog viewpoints…Reuters plans to offer Pluck’s BlogBurst blog syndication service to thousands of its media customers worldwide, the London-based company said.

Plucks decision to shutdown its RSS reader now makes a little more sense. Reuters obviously wants the company to focus on BlogBurst and the deal gives them a stake in consumer generated news.

Blog Queries Now Showing in Google Webmaster Tools

If you use Google’s Webmaster Tools, you’ll be please to learn that you can now view top performing keywords via blog search.

Hat-tip to Rubel.

New Look and New Focus for Valleywag

Nick Denton’s not too pleased with the path Nick Douglas was taking Valleywag, so he’s kicked him out, changed the look of the site and announced a new focus on more hard-hitting news.

Personally, I liked the old look better and traditional valley reporters are abundant on the web. Oh well, I guess it’s all about the greenbacks.

ReviewMe Goes Live

Looks like ReviewMe has gone live with their pay-per-review service (first mentioned here) that connects advertisers with bloggers.

I see some familiar names have already signed-up.

TechCrunch has more details.

No PayPerPost for WordPress.com Hosted Blogs

If you’re hosting your blog at WordPress.com, your grand plan to make lots of money from PayPerPost.com, just came crashing down around you.

According to an email received from WordPress, joining PayPerPost is not allowed if you use their free hosting.

Here’s the email…

Hi,

It has come to our attention that you may be involved with PayPerPost.
This breaches our Terms of Service.

Either:
- every post that has any connection with PayPerPost is removed immediately
or
- the blog is removed with no chance of it’s return

If you choose to remove the posts your blog will be checked and if there
remains any doubt then we will remove it.

Do not ignore this email.
Action will be taken in 7 hours from the time this email is sent
.

Via Scoble.