How to use PR People to Build Traffic for your Blog
13th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 27

How to use PR People to Build Traffic for your Blog

There’s a lot of talk that goes around the blogosphere about how PR people try to USE bloggers to help their clients – but how can bloggers USE PR people (or at least make the relationship a little more mutually beneficial)? In this post Erik Sebellin-Ross from Ready Aim Reach ...more
Blog Promotion
Does Twitter Distract From or Inspire Your Blogging?
12th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 84

Does Twitter Distract From or Inspire Your Blogging?

Sarah from Blogversary emailed me earlier today with a question/observation about some people and their use of social messaging tools like Twitter and Plurk. Her email included: Do think Twitter has had a negative impact on some folk’s blogs? As in, they are blogging less? My initial reaction to her ...more
Reader Questions
Interview with Kristopher B. Jones – PepperjamNETWORK
What are the Benefits of Adding Video to your Blog?
11th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 81

What are the Benefits of Adding Video to your Blog?

A number of weeks ago skinner (from Twitter) asked me: “what are the benefits of adding video to your blog?” I thought it’d make an interesting reader question. How would you answer it? Do you use video on your blog? Why (or why not)? What do you like and dislike ...more
Reader Questions
A Blogger’s Guide to Branding with Social Media
11th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 22

A Blogger’s Guide to Branding with Social Media

This is a guest post from Steven Snell. Steven writes about social media marketing at Traffikd. As the number of blogs online continues to grow rapidly every day, the need for effective branding is also constantly increasing. Branding allows you to stand out from others in your niche and show ...more
Social Media
SparkplugU – Training for Work at Home Workers
10th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 22

SparkplugU – Training for Work at Home Workers

Wendy at SparkPlugging (formally e-Moms At Home) is today launching a new learning area called SparkPlugU. Drawing on the expert writers that write for the Sparkplugging blog network they have put together a variety of short courses on different aspects of working at home such as business and productivity. Courses ...more
Pro Blogging News
Australians Getting Raw Deal iPhone 3G Plans
10th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 52

Australians Getting Raw Deal iPhone 3G Plans

I don’t usually go off topic here at ProBlogger but just having seen the Telstra Plans for the iPhone 3G (a device I was excited to be able to use in my blogging) I’m incredibly frustrated. If you’re sick of iPhone blog posts today – feel free to skip this ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Nine Signs of an Effective Blog Post
10th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 33

Nine Signs of an Effective Blog Post

In this post Dustin M. Wax explores what it takes to write an effective blog post. Learn more about Dustin at the conclusion of this post. Image by B Tal. You sweat blood all night, hunched over your keyboard, typing away at your blog’s next masterpiece. Finally, you click “Publish”, ...more
Writing Content
How to Grow Search Engine Traffic to Your Blog
10th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 64

How to Grow Search Engine Traffic to Your Blog

I was chatting with a blogger yesterday about search engine traffic. They asked me how much traffic I got to my blogs from Search Engines each day and when I told them that it was between 6000-8000 unique visitors a day (to Digital Photography School) their reaction was: ‘Can you ...more
Search Engine Optimization