10 Ways to Hurt Your Blog’s Brand by Commenting on Other Blogs
29th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 163

10 Ways to Hurt Your Blog’s Brand by Commenting on Other Blogs

Ask popular bloggers for 10 ways to build traffic to a new blog and I’ll guarantee that almost all of them will mention the importance of commenting on other blogs as part of their answer. Much has been written about commenting as a strategy to build traffic (because used correctly ...more
Blog Promotion
AdSense Add ‘Allowed Sites’ Feature
28th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 33

AdSense Add ‘Allowed Sites’ Feature

AdSense have added a new ‘Allowed Sites’ feature to the back end of their system for publishers to use. You can find it by logging into your AdSense account – clicking the ‘AdSense Setup’ link and then the ‘Allowed Sites’ link. Publishers get the choice to allow ads on any ...more
Adsense
Chitika Launch Facebook Application
28th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 9

Chitika Launch Facebook Application

Chitika have developed a Facebook Application called iBought that allows facebook users to show off their latest purchases to friends on Facebook for their friends to then rate. Probably of more interest to ProBlogger readers is the $1 per download referral program that Chitika are willing to pay you for ...more
Affiliate Programs
The ProBlogger Logo Design Process
28th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 23

The ProBlogger Logo Design Process

Mike Rohde from MakaluMedia is the designer of ProBlogger’s newly designed logo and today has posted about the process that he went through in coming up with it – from initial sketches to final design (and everything in between). Between Mike’s write up of the process and Ben’s on the ...more
ProBlogger Site News
What is Your Blog’s Mission Statement?
28th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 40

What is Your Blog’s Mission Statement?

Today your task in the 31 Day Project is to articulate a ‘Mission Statement’ for your blog. I won’t rehash all of my reasoning for having a Mission Statement and tips for writing one because I’ve previously written about Mission Statements as part of my previous series on Strategic Blogging ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Famous in 31 Days – An Interview with John Gerard
28th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 19

Famous in 31 Days – An Interview with John Gerard

Over the last few days I’ve been following the quest of John Gerard who is video blogging his journey across the US at his site Famous in 31 Days. As the name suggests, John’s goals are simple – to become famous…. in 31 days. He’s traveling across America and aims ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
72 More Blog Tips from the Blogging Community
27th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 16

72 More Blog Tips from the Blogging Community

It’s time for another set of Blog Tips from you the ProBlogger Reader Community. Today there’s 72 great tips (bringing us to a total of 528… yes you’ve submitted over 500 blog tips with still a few days to go! To be included in the last batch you need to ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Bloglines Release New Beta Version
27th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 6

Bloglines Release New Beta Version

Today Bloglines have launched a new beta version of their feed reader for users to test. It’s a fair departure from the classic view that many of us have become accustomed to with a lot of ajax driven features, a new start page (allowing you to drag and drop in ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Do You Use American English, British English or do you Swing like the Canadians?
27th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 132

Do You Use American English, British English or do you Swing like the Canadians?

Here’s a question that I get asked a lot – particularly by non US bloggers who find themselves writing primarily for US audiences: “I am English so of course spell words such as ‘colour’ the English way. However, I also know that my largest audience is likely to come from ...more
Reader Questions