Top 10 Posts on ProBlogger Q3 2009

Over the last three months on ProBlogger it’s been a pretty busy time – here are the most popular posts – judged by mixture of factors including traffic and comments.

  1. 9 Things to Do To Make Sure Your Next Blog Post is Read by More than Your Mom
  2. 8 First Step SEO Tips for Bloggers
  3. Forums – How to Expand Your Blog #1
  4. 6 Reasons Your Blog Traffic Might Be Declining [And What to Do About It]
  5. How to Use Google’s Wonder Wheel to Find Topics to Write about
  6. How to Build a Successful Blog
  7. 11 Lessons I Learned Earning $119,725.45 from Amazon Associates Program
  8. 9 First Step Goals for New Bloggers
  9. How to Make Money (Passively) With Your Blog
  10. Want a Crash-Proof Site? A Paint-by-Numbers Guide to Using (and Surviving) Amazon S3

I hope that catches you up on some of what you may have missed this last quarter.

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  1. I’ve read all these posts. Another fantastic quarter for Problogger, with amazing growth, which I’m sure will continue. My favorite was “11 Lessons I Learned Earning $119,725.45 from Amazon Associates Program”. That’s a truly incredible sum.

  2. rick says:

    What a great list of posts! My favorites from the third quarter are 2, 6, & 7. Loved them all, but those 3 received numerous re-reads…

  3. JoshuaElliot says:

    Thanks Darren for the post.

  4. Roschelle says:

    #5 – using the Wonderwheel and #6 building a successful blog were my two favorites. It’s hard to pick a good, better, or best. Just about all your posts have something for everyone who’s interested in blogging successfully or making money online or

  5. Manshu says:

    I’ve been reading Problogger for about three months or so, and you are fantastic.

    I’ve become a fan of the common sense advice and the modest undertones it has, despite the fact that you are probably the most prolific individual blogger there is out there. Thank you.

  6. My Chrome homepage was set to almost 4 months now; so you can tell I missed none.

  7. I’ve read them all but will bookmark as a study guide. Thanks!

  8. I’ve read most of these articles and, as always, they were all a big help. Thanks again, Darren, for all of the great advice and principles and thanks to everyone else for filling the comments section with other opinions and ideas. I’m learning a lot from everyone at

  9. Definitely the Wonder Wheel is my favorite from those – you can get such great ideas from it!

  10. You opened your magical box once again … we always love to read these posts again and again … even if we read it quite few time.

  11. Dave Doolin says:

    I’ve already most of these, but rereading pointed me to a link for an article I had not read, and contained useful info I need for an upcoming article myself.


  12. lexi says:

    Loved all the posts but I found #6 the most useful. Thanks

  13. BN Softs says:

    I like the post “How to Build a Successful Blog”
    This is very informative for mre

  14. Daan says:

    I’m definitely gonna read into this. I started blogging one week ago and purchasing your Ebook was the best choice I ever made. It helps me a lot with building my blog.

    Looking forward to your posts.

    Check mine @

  15. My favorite was “how to make money passively…”. It was a good read and gave good food for thought. Passive income is what separates us from having a J O B

  16. Virginia says:

    Making money passively is my favorite subject. lol.
    Thank you. Virginia.

  17. The wonder wheel one was unexpected and interesting. My husband already knew about it but he never told me, that’s why I need problogger:)

  18. Thanks for the update.

  19. I think “9 Things to Do To Make Sure Your Next Blog Post is Read by More than Your Mom” is the best post

  20. Yeah Darren, thank you so much for keeping this website updated and helping us out.

  21. Jonny says:

    Thanks for the list. I like the #2 post.

  22. Benjamin Cip says:

    Hi Darren, thank you for sharing these top 10 posts with us. I’ll take a look at few of them. I will certainly read two of your posts because title really caught my attention. Especially the one about passive income, and the 1st post ““9 Things to Do To Make Sure Your Next Blog Post is Read by More than Your Mom””.

  23. titan says:

    ehm. that nice post and i like that all post. Interesting and full with information.

  24. Thanks for compiling the best posts, i will read it after office !

  25. I have been reading for quite some time now and have read most of the posts mentioned. I have not read how to be a successful blogger I am glad you came out with the list. Thanks Darren.


  26. V.C says:

    My favourite one is 6 Reasons Your Blog Traffic Might Be Declining [And What to Do About It].
    I like your idea.
    My blog is in the first year.

  27. ITrush says:

    All post mentioned are really among my favorite topics here at Problogger, it really helps specially for us newbs. More Power Darren!

  28. CPA says:

    Thanks for #2! This is a step in the right direction for a noob like myself. Cheers!

  29. Charles Lau says:

    Didn’t know that you can post it this way too! I think having a good backlog of posts is a good idea just in case.

    There’s always something to learn from you. Thanks Darren!

    Here’s my fav post from you!

    9 First Step Goals for New Bloggers

  30. How could a blogger not succeed reading all those?

    But will it be hard to top yourself next quarter? Probably not. Something tells me your hits will just keep on coming.

  31. work at home says:

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  32. NipPolls says:

    Great post. Very creative and informative. This will help me out on my poll blog.

  33. It fascinates me how you keep coming up with good posts after all this time.

    Not a good top 10 but a great top 10.

    My favourite of all posts (from anywhere) was the Google wonderwheel and I urge anyone who has not watched the video to give it a shot. It saves so much time as a tool, and it works almost every time.

    Prior to that post, I didn’t know it existed.

  34. work at home says:

    The blog post “6 Reasons Your Blog Traffic Might Be Declining [And What to Do About It]”, I greatly thanks for this blog post, because in this article I can learn why my blog traffic goes down sometime.

  35. Thanks for creating this list, it makes me want to read it again. And those links are good for your SEO, right? Anyway, I’m not read it at all, I just choose the best for me.

  36. jeux xbox says:

    Wow Darren, only in this one article you give all the nice information & useful informations of the SEO.. I really like this interesting stuff because this all 10 given articles are very helpful to me..

  37. I’m glad to read your post. I like almost all the posts. Thanks for sharing.

  38. hokya says:

    they are all about tutorial, aren’t they?

    so tutorial will be the best prospect for readers, right? :-)

  39. SeoNext says:

    Over the last three months on ProBlogger it’s been a pretty busy time.I think Post #2 8 First Step SEO Tips for Bloggers is the most important post for me because it helps me a lot to start blogging.Thanks for this post.

  40. Petite Mum says:

    Absolutel gold. I’ve devoured all the info, and no doubt will re read a few more times. Thank you

  41. work at home says:

    I am now make my blog better than before, I am a regular reader of Problogger and also big fan of problogger job board, I am now happy that my blog is top ten list for keyword “legitimate work at home jobs”.

  42. Jeff H. says:

    Hi Darren,

    My favorite post from Q3 was “Let me Show You Inside a Secret Blogging Alliance”. This has 136 comments. Any reason it was not featured in your top 10? I believe this post has more comments than your #9 and #10 posts. Just an observation. Continue with the great work!

  43. work at home says:

    Problogger start new forum, so it will be really very good for us to meet in the forum and discuss our issue on forum.

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  45. Absolutely great post with valuable tips..i enjoyed reading your blogs..Thanks for sharing such points. I am impressed.!!;)

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