WidgetBucks Offer New Publishers a $50 Sign On Bonus – Baseball Card Promotion
16th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 27

WidgetBucks Offer New Publishers a $50 Sign On Bonus – Baseball Card Promotion

I’m doing a little promotion with WidgetBucks while at BWE this year. They’re giving me some 70’s style ‘baseball cards’ with my face on them to give out (why they chose that picture I’ll never know) and are offering ProBlogger readers (whether you get a card or not) a $50 ...more
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When to Publish Blog Posts – Timing Considerations
15th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 82

When to Publish Blog Posts – Timing Considerations

Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at important times to pause in the writing and publishing of a post. Each of these stages in the development of a blog post can contribute to whether a post makes it big around the web or not. Today we’re considering the ...more
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Winner of the Reader Review Competition
15th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 19

Winner of the Reader Review Competition

Last week we ran a ‘reader review‘ competition where we gave you a link to a blog – Girls Just Wanna Have Funds – and asked you to leave a ‘review’ to help the blog improve. Chitika came to the party and offered a Tomtom One LE GPS unit to ...more
Reader Questions
7 Strategies to Invite More People Into Your Audience
14th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 37

7 Strategies to Invite More People Into Your Audience

Do you want to grow your blog’s audience? Today Chris Brogan shares some strategies on just how to do that. It took me years to start figuring out how to grow my blog’s community such that it was steady and sustainable. A few years back, I figured out how to ...more
Blog Promotion
Where to Position Ads in Your RSS Feed
13th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 33

Where to Position Ads in Your RSS Feed

Over the past month since AdSense have released AdSense for Feeds to the wider publishing community I’ve noticed a lot more of the bloggers that I’m tracking each day are including ads in their RSS feed. When they first started appearing I noticed most bloggers had the ads positioned at ...more
RSS
What I Learned by Increasing My Forum Membership by 400 in 24 hours
13th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 33

What I Learned by Increasing My Forum Membership by 400 in 24 hours

Yesterday I challenged myself to grow my Digital Photography forum membership numbers by 500 new members in 24 hours. I only got just over 400 in the end – but learned a few things a long the way about growing forums – some of which can be applied to blogging. ...more
Blog Promotion
Google AdSense Reports to Appear in Google Analytics – [Screenshots]
12th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 43

Google AdSense Reports to Appear in Google Analytics – [Screenshots]

Have you ever wished that you could get more details of how your AdSense performance is going and wondered why Google AdSense and Google Analytics don’t have some way of talking to one another to give you more effective metrics? Well it seems that the time is coming soon where ...more
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How Do You Define ‘Great Content’?
12th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 99

How Do You Define ‘Great Content’?

Blogging advice articles all seems to include the matra – “create great content”. The theory goes that if you create great content people will come to your blog, link to it, pass it on to friends, bookmark it and your blog will grow. OK – we’ve heard the ‘write great ...more
Reader Questions
Tips on Live Blogging an Event
11th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 19

Tips on Live Blogging an Event

Over the weekend I asked readers how they suggest Live Blogging an Event. The resulting comments were really helpful so I thought I’d collect some of them together into a post on the topic here. Travis Prinzi suggests that you use the opportunity to promote your Twitter or Plurk account ...more
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