An Introduction to Linkbaiting
19th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 91

An Introduction to Linkbaiting

Linkbaiting (link baiting, linkbait, link bait etc) is a term that has increasingly being used around the blogosphere. You can see in the following technorati graph the increase in its use (this one is for the term ‘link bait’) in the blogs that they track over the past 360 days ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
ProBlogger Group Writing Project – ‘How To…’
18th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 165

ProBlogger Group Writing Project – ‘How To…’

It’s time for another ProBlogger Group Writing Project – and this time we’ve got prizes worth around $1800 USD (see below for details)! Update: PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SUBMITTING. Particularly pay attention to the instruction to submit NEW posts not previously written ones. Old posts (written before ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Engadget Redesign
18th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Engadget Redesign

Gadget Blog fans will be interested in Engadget’s new design and list of features. They’ve rolled it out in the last hour and it’s definately got a new look and feel. Here are their main change headings: User moderated comments Comment logins Dynamic content width Breaking news, features box, Engadget ...more
Pro Blogging News
Qumana Review
18th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Qumana Review

Martin over at the Blog Columnist has posted a review of Review of Qumana (v3.0) which those looking for a blog desktop editing solution might be interested in.
Blogging Tools and Services
WordPress Democracy Plugin Warning
18th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 7

WordPress Democracy Plugin Warning

Regular Problogger reader, Darren McLaughlin reports that the WP Poll plugin by the name of Democracy has some SEO problem with it as it creates multiple pages with the same content – something Google doesn’t like (it considers it to be duplicate content). Read Darren’s post at WordPress Democracy Plugin: ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
103bees Adds New Search Term Analytics Features
17th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 6

103bees Adds New Search Term Analytics Features

Those of you using the 103bees search term analytics stats package (I reviewed it here) might have noticed a couple of updates in recent times. The latest update is that they now track PPC (pay pre click) stats. So if you’re using a program like Google AdWords to promote your ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Fair Fighting Rules
16th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 16

Fair Fighting Rules

As a follow up to my post on 10 Steps to Conflict Resolution I thought I’d post this list of ‘Rules for Fighting’ that I dug out of one of my marriage counselling files. Again – it applies to all kinds of relationships and I can’t see why it’s not ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
5 ways to building a better blog
16th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 25

5 ways to building a better blog

Pronet Advertising has a nice piece on building a better blog and identifies 5 areas that a blog can stand out from the rest in: Content Usability Visibility Uniqueness Readers Read the full detail on each at 5 ways to building a better blog What would you add to the ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blog Translation Plugin for WordPress
15th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 47

Blog Translation Plugin for WordPress

Josh just sent me an email asking if I’d seen the Angsuman’s Translator Plugin Pro For WordPress. I hadn’t but now that I have I’m intrigued. I’ve talked here numerous times about how I’d love to find ways of translating blogs into different languages so the idea of a plugin ...more
Blogging Tools and Services