How Much Does Fresh Content Matter in SEO?
19th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 42

How Much Does Fresh Content Matter in SEO?

One principle of SEO that is fairly widely accepted and taught by SEOs is the benefits of having frequently updated content. The idea that Google and other search engines feed on fresh content is one that I’ve heard talked about on many occasions. However it doesn’t always seem to be ...more
Search Engine Optimization
A Process for Persuasive Blogging
19th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 13

A Process for Persuasive Blogging

Today I was digging through Joseph Sugarman’s ‘Advertising Secrets of the Written Word‘ and came across a section describing how he teaches students to work out the sequence of ad copy. Without rehashing the whole chapter his style is very much about identifying a reader need and then leading them ...more
Writing Content
Speedlinking – 18 May 2007
18th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 11

Speedlinking – 18 May 2007

Modern Life has put together an interesting analysis of the length of posts that the Technorati Top 100 blogs have done in their most recent 10 posts – ‘The vast majority of posts were over 100 words and under 500.’ I wonder what ProBlogger’s average was! Jeremy builds on the ...more
Pro Blogging News
WP Text Ads Review
18th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 20

WP Text Ads Review

A couple of days back I linked in a speedlinking post to a WP plugin called WP Text Ads – a plugin that allows bloggers to sell their own text links. In that post I asked if anyone had used it and offered to publish a review of one if ...more
Advertising
Are You a Music Blogger?
17th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 19

Are You a Music Blogger?

If you’re a blogger with a passion for music then the team over at b5media are keen to chat to you about the launch of our new b5media Music Channel. These are paid positions and we’re looking for bloggers to help us start new blogs. There are a large variety ...more
Pro Blogging News
Blog Bash Postponed – But ProBlogger Meetup to Happen
17th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 6

Blog Bash Postponed – But ProBlogger Meetup to Happen

I’m sad to say that the b5media/ProBlogger NY Blog Bash event that was planned for 9 June has been postponed. The issue was not the level of interest from those wanting to attend (I’m confident that we’d have come close to selling out looking at the expressions interest we received ...more
Pro Blogging News
Speedlinking – 17 May 2007
17th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 11

Speedlinking – 17 May 2007

WordPress 2.2 is available for download Download and as always Aaron Brazell is releasing his article – the 10 Things you should know about WordPress 2.2. Gili has written a pretty detailed model (and calculator) for valuing blogging ventures – my own philosophy is that a blog is worth what ...more
Pro Blogging News
A Secret to My Productivity Success
17th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 37

A Secret to My Productivity Success

One of the little tricks that I use every morning when I first log onto my computer that gets me off to a flying start is to open up my ‘StartUp Folder’ on Firefox. This is a bookmark folder that contains 15 or so key sites that quickly give me ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Speedlinking – 16 May 2007
16th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 10

Speedlinking – 16 May 2007

Des asks – You’re a Nice Looking Blog – Who Owns You? – anonymous blogging anyone? Mani shares their 5 top mistakes when they started blogging (I think I could write a 50 part post on that topic :-) ) Daniel shares his Top 10 Underrated WordPress Plugin Chitika’s posted ...more
Pro Blogging News