Tuesday’s News Round Up: Asus Eee PC 900, PPP, and Carnivals

In Tuesday’s News on InvestorBlogger Dot Com, as we delve into some stories of interest to me! But first…

Here are some of my top stories over the past few days, do check them out!

Carnivals Published

Dot Com Carnival and Carnival of Making REAL Money were both published recently. I enjoyed doing the carnivals a lot. I’ve begun to be a lot more picky about the kinds of articles that I link to in the Carnivals, so you can be sure there’s a lot of good reading. In fact, for the Making REAL Money Carnival, I chopped 66 submissions down to a mere 16! But there are some good articles, especially the feature article.

Asus Eee PC 900 Series

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I have no idea how I missed this story… but it seems that in the summer ASUS will release a new version of their portable Linux-based system. Now that’s going to be quite a system. Here’s the basic news, some of which was suggested earlier by fans of the first Eee PC:

ASUS has made several innovative improvements with the next generation of the Eee PC – dubbed the Eee PC 900. These new technologies will bring about a brand new concept for Internet access with 1G of memory, larger storage of up to 12GB, and wider 8.9-inch screens. These new Eee PCs will cost 399 Euros each, and will be available in summer this year – to select countries on the first wave of launch. All of these new models will be Windows ready, and will provide users with a chance to enjoy a brand new PC experience while on the go.

Payperpost: A good source for publicity

Well, after running my first campaign on Payperpost, I ran a second campaign as well. The total views for the articles written are 1477 with the second campaign scoring slightly more. There have been 19 clickthroughs as well from those posts totalling 1.3% as a conversion rate. Since the campaign didn’t demand that readers actually do anything, the clickthrough rate is comparable with Adsense (before the changes). At $4.08 per click, though, the price is quite high. The campaigns will continue for quite a while effectively reducing the per click price and perhaps increasing the conversion rate.

The first two campaigns were effectively free for me as I was using a Payperpost Coupon; I tried out different ways to word the post offer. The second campaign was more effective, but still I need to make some changes, esp. to the issue of titling the posts. I was surprised how many (six, in fact) posts simply mentioned the blog name as the post title. Disappointing.

Suggestions for running a PayPerPost Campaign are attached after the sample campaign.

Check out the blog. Write a buzz type post about InvestorBlogger.
Create a link to one post in the archives (you can search the archives and find something worth commenting on) as well as a link to the main page.
Feel free to disclose this post as you wish. PR is not required, but your blog must be listed in Technorati (must have the Technorati badge).
I will review all submissions and vote your tack rating accordingly!
So enjoy the writing the post, check out the archives and good luck!

Next time I will word the task more specifically than this time. Also, “adding the ‘vote your tack’ rating accordingly” was very helpful as the quality of submissions was much better the second time. Also, increasing the minimum tack rating and adding a RealRank of 2 helped to ensure the quality of the posting much more. So in opportunity #3, I’ll be promoting my own OPML download for the top bloggers.