55 Blog Tools… and Counting
21st of April 2006 Darren Rowse

55 Blog Tools… and Counting

The list of Blog Tools that have been submitted by ProBlogger readers continues to grow. I just updated it with another 10 or so tools bringing the list to a total of 55 so far. It’s a little difficult to define what is a ‘tool’ and what is just a ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
The Two Most Important Words in Blogging
21st of April 2006 Darren Rowse 4

The Two Most Important Words in Blogging

Brian’s done it again with a great post at Copyblogger and has written about The Two Most Important Words in effective Blogging. You really should read it because it’s right on the money.
Writing Content
Google Testing ‘Search this Site’ Within Search Results
20th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Google Testing ‘Search this Site’ Within Search Results

Cybernet News reports that Google are testing a new feature that will allow it’s users to search specific sites from within search results: ‘The new layout will provide more information to users about a site simply by selecting the expandable arrow. Once the arrow is selected then more information will ...more
Search Engine Optimization
FeedBurner Launch Email Subscription Service
20th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 11

FeedBurner Launch Email Subscription Service

Also from Feedburner today – the announcement of a new service called FeedBurner Email which allows you to provide a way for your readers to subscribe to your blog via email. It’s not a particularly new service (others have offered a variety of options to do it previously) but if ...more
RSS
Feedburner Ad Network – First Impression Review
20th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 20

Feedburner Ad Network – First Impression Review

I’ve just been accepted into the Feedburner Ad Network (FAN) program as a publisher. With my moving to publishing full feeds you’ll now also see an ad at the bottom of each post in my RSS feed. These are CPM ads (ie I get paid per thousand impressions) and not ...more
Advertising
More Speedlinking
19th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 3

More Speedlinking

I’m still wading through my unread RSS feeds (5000 unread items to go). Here are a few more links to things from the last week or so: Mark Jones posts about how Australian TV channels have discovered citizen journalism and are exploiting it for all it’s worth – proving in ...more
Pro Blogging News
ProBlogger Moves to Publishing Full Feeds
19th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 43

ProBlogger Moves to Publishing Full Feeds

As I mentioned buried away in my last post – I’ve just started a trial of publishing full feeds here at ProBlogger. I’m not going to rehash my reasons for doing so but wanted to announce it in a post of it’s own so that everyone is on the same ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Giving Content Away
19th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Giving Content Away

Another thing that Cory Doctrow talked about last night that I’ve been pondering ever since is how he releases his novels for free online as well as in hard copy. He spoke how this has worked really well for him and is probably the reason that he’s sold so many ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
The Importance of Landing pages on Blogs
19th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 20

The Importance of Landing pages on Blogs

Nice post over at Seth Godin’s on “Landing pages” which coincidentally was something I was working a little on this afternoon on one of my blogs. I’ll let Seth say it because he’s the master of this kind of thing: ‘A landing page is the first page a visitor to ...more
Blog Design