Getting listed on Search Engines
23rd of September 2004 Darren Rowse 10

Getting listed on Search Engines

Since writing the Finding Readers series of blog tips I’ve had a number of people ask for more information on getting listed on Search Engines – particularly Google. Patrick Taylor has written a great post on Boosting your Google Ranking. He incorporates most of the tips I’ve seen written elsewhere ...more
Search Engine Optimization
More on Blog Design
23rd of September 2004 Darren Rowse 2

More on Blog Design

Here an old article written by Biz Stone who has been blogging (and writing books) about blogging for years now. This article is on Designing your blog and it has some good tips. His main points include: – Create Your Own Limitations – Think Simple – Adding On (features) – ...more
Blog Design
Good Blog Design
23rd of September 2004 Darren Rowse 2

Good Blog Design

Taking a short break from the ‘Finding Readers mini-series‘ because I asked fellow blogger and blog designer Rachel Cunliffe to write a post for me on good blog design. The following is what she wrote: Darren asked me for a post on “what makes a good blog design” in his ...more
Blog Design
Blog Logo Design
23rd of September 2004 Darren Rowse 10

Blog Logo Design

Whilst not specifically written about Blog logos, the article – Trends in Logo Design – is a great resource for looking at some recent trends in graphic design which might be useful in considering the design of your blog.
Blog Design
Finding Readers for Your Blog (Part D)
23rd of September 2004 Darren Rowse 9

Finding Readers for Your Blog (Part D)

This is the final post of the ‘Finding Readers’ mini series. Also read Parts A – B and C of this series. 12. Blog Search Engines and Indexes – Get yourself registered on sites like Technorati. These sites have features that allow people to search for blog entries via topic ...more
Blog Promotion
Finding Readers for Your Blog (Part C)
23rd of September 2004 Darren Rowse 1

Finding Readers for Your Blog (Part C)

Also read Parts A – B and D of this series. Part C 9. Web Rings – A web ring is a group of blogs with a common interest that refer traffic to one another. There are many of these dedicated to blogging on a variety of topics. They don’t ...more
Blog Promotion
Finding Readers for Your Blog (Part B)
23rd of September 2004 Darren Rowse 3

Finding Readers for Your Blog (Part B)

Also read Parts A – C and D of this series. Part B 5. Interact with Readers – I’ve written about how to interact with your readers before so I won’t go into it too much except to say that if you interact with your readers they are more likely ...more
Blog Promotion
Finding Readers for Your Blog (Part A)
23rd of September 2004 Darren Rowse 20

Finding Readers for Your Blog (Part A)

Also read Parts B – C and D of this series. A number of new bloggers have recently asked me how to get people to visit their blog. Let me say up front that ‘getting hits’ isn’t everything – there are other reasons to blog than simply to have your ...more
Blog Promotion
How to Start a Weblog
23rd of September 2004 Darren Rowse 3

How to Start a Weblog

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Miscellaneous Blog Tips