Friday, September 16, 2011...9:00 am

Freelance Unbound – back next week*

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*[Not, clearly, on Monday or Tuesday. Too many undergraduates to deal with. Wednesday, probably]

It’s time to clear the tumbleweed from the streets of Freelance Unbound, so we’ll be back next week with some real content to celebrate the start of the university teaching term.

Look forward to a long, rambling essay on the lessons learned from creating a group news web site for online journalism teaching, plus, with luck, some insights from a very cool hyperlocal news media project that’s happening in Bath. And the usual nonsense about media shortcomings, probably.

Interestingly, though, while I assumed my traffic would drop to nothing while I was away, it ticked on reasonably steadily – but mostly the visitors went to one specific post reviewing online freelance marketplace People Per Hour

The message is clear – if you want to generate lots of traffic with commercial potential, create a blog reviewing freelance marketplace sites and pack it with affiliate links. Just don’t bother with discussions about journalism or higher education…

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