Better Buttons Part 1: Set the Right Expectations
16th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 22

Better Buttons Part 1: Set the Right Expectations

This guest post is by the Web Marketing Ninja. Almost everything I read, see, or hear about buttons (the web version) is all about color, size, location, and contrast. Do any research on this topic, and you’ll come across statements like these: “Just make the button bigger.” “Orange buttons always convert ...more
Blogging for Dollars
The Brilliant Content Strategy Everyone Gets Wrong
15th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 45

The Brilliant Content Strategy Everyone Gets Wrong

This guest post is by James Chartrand of Men with Pens. For a long while (and on the Internet, a “long while” means about six months), there were dozens of posts telling you how to reuse content. Your content, other bloggers’ content, magazine content, brochures-from-that-stack-in-the-attic content. It didn’t matter. The ...more
Writing Content
3 Blogging Rules You Should Break
14th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 98

3 Blogging Rules You Should Break

This guest post is by Anish Majumdar of DashAmerican.com. The most valuable piece of writing advice I ever got was from an editor at a print magazine after I’d handed in the first draft of an article. I’d spent hours poring over old issues to “get the tone right” and ...more
Writing Content
NEW: 3rd Edition of the ProBlogger Book Available [Free Webinar for Early Birds]
13th of March 2012 Darren Rowse 33

NEW: 3rd Edition of the ProBlogger Book Available [Free Webinar for Early Birds]

In May of 2008, ProBlogger the book (yep, the real hard-cover book) was released. It was a collaboration between myself and co-author Chris Garrett, and published by Wiley Publishing. The goal of the book was to summarize much of the writing that Chris and I had been blogging on our ...more
ProBlogger Site News
10 Types of Killer Filler Content for Your Blog
13th of March 2012 Darren Rowse 41

10 Types of Killer Filler Content for Your Blog

Last week I ran an impromptu Ustream chat session with my Twitter followers on the theme of Blogger Productivity (to celebrate the launch of Blog Wise). It was an informal and fun session (you can view the hour-long recording of it here) but one of the recurring questions that came ...more
Writing Content
How to Convert Visitors from Your About Page
12th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 35

How to Convert Visitors from Your About Page

This guest post is by AJ Kumar of Single Grain. One of the most under-utilized pieces of website real estate out there is the About Us page.  While most webmasters treat it as a throw-away repository for a stock biography or company history, consider the mindset of the visitors who ...more
Blogging for Dollars
How to Awe Your Readers to Take Action
12th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 43

How to Awe Your Readers to Take Action

This guest post is by Jeevan Jacob John of Blog Networking 101. You have traffic. You have a great number of people reading your blog posts daily. What do you want to do with these people? Have them subscribe? Comment? Read? Simply put, you want them to take action, right? ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Better Email Results … Instantly!
11th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 39

Better Email Results … Instantly!

This guest post is by Bamidele Onibalusi of YoungPrePro.com. Let me be straightforward with you: I’m no email marketing expert and I don’t plan to be soon. But email marketing is just so important to my blogging that I can’t ignore these very important techniques. If you’ve been following Darren ...more
Blog Promotion
5 Things to Email Your Subscribers About Today
10th of March 2012 Darren Rowse 32

5 Things to Email Your Subscribers About Today

I’m a big advocate for building a list around your blog, then making the most of it. A current list of email subscribers is an advantage to any blogger who wants to build their presence, whether you’re monetizing your blog or not. Often, new bloggers tell me they want to ...more
Blog Promotion