Blogging, and Twitter, and Readers…Oh My!
29th of November 2013 Guest Blogger 41

Blogging, and Twitter, and Readers…Oh My!

This is a guest contribution from Courtney Gordner. If you want to maximise the potential of your blog, it’s essential that you interact with your followers. And if you want to interact with your followers, you need to know where to find them. When they’re online and not reading through your latest ...more
Blog Promotion
11 Ways I Diversified Traffic Sources for My Blogs to Become Less Reliant Upon Google [With a Surprising Twist]
28th of November 2013 Darren Rowse 45

11 Ways I Diversified Traffic Sources for My Blogs to Become Less Reliant Upon Google [With a Surprising Twist]

Yesterday I shared the story of how back in 2004 I almost losing my business overnight. That big blip made me realise that I had too many eggs in one basket when it came to both traffic and income. At that time the basket that all my eggs were in ...more
Blog Promotion
The Day I Almost Lost My Blogging Business By Having Too Many Eggs in the One Basket
27th of November 2013 Darren Rowse 65

The Day I Almost Lost My Blogging Business By Having Too Many Eggs in the One Basket

It was 17 December 2004 and my dream was falling apart, right before my eyes. I had just celebrated the 2nd anniversary since I started to blog and I was on the tipping point of my part-time earnings becoming a full-time income. I’d quit my only other employment to devote ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
5 Fundamentals That Determine How Fast Your Blog Grows
26th of November 2013 Guest Blogger 51

5 Fundamentals That Determine How Fast Your Blog Grows

This is a guest contribution from Tim Soulo. This year I’ve managed to grow a photography blog by 500% in about 6 months and I think I’ve learned something along the way. I was following five fundamental things that you can learn from any marketing blog, but I like to ...more
Blog Promotion
My Top 5 Blogging Blunders You Can Avoid
23rd of November 2013 Guest Blogger 61

My Top 5 Blogging Blunders You Can Avoid

This is a guest contribution from Gary Newell. I started blogging almost two years ago and since then, my blog has grown considerably. I have learned a lot in a relatively short period of time and I want to share five of my biggest mistakes so you can avoid falling ...more
Blog Promotion
How to Speed Up the Blog Writing Process [My Method]
22nd of November 2013 Darren Rowse 43

How to Speed Up the Blog Writing Process [My Method]

Earlier today I was asked for tips on how to speed up the writing process when writing longer posts. I don’t know that I have an answer that will help everyone with that one as I think it partly comes down to personal style, experience level and skill – but ...more
General
How I use Google Analytics ‘Compare’ Feature to Motivate Me to Grow My Blog
21st of November 2013 Darren Rowse 31

How I use Google Analytics ‘Compare’ Feature to Motivate Me to Grow My Blog

This morning, a reader asked me this question: “How do you motivate yourself to grow your blog traffic from day to day?” We’ve covered a whole heap of techniques for growing the amount of traffic you attract to your blog in our Blog Promotion category (also check out this ‘how to find ...more
Blog Promotion
The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs
20th of November 2013 Darren Rowse 164

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

If you’ve ever read a post, book or eBook, or listened to a webinar or conference session on the topic of ‘finding readers for your blog’ you’ll have heard the advice: ‘Leave comments on other blogs‘ It was the first piece of advice I remember reading about building readership (from ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
7 Blogging Mistakes That Will Give You Zero Traffic
19th of November 2013 Guest Blogger 22

7 Blogging Mistakes That Will Give You Zero Traffic

This is a guest contribution from Ness. Everyone wants more traffic to their blog, don’t they? If you’ve been staring at your analytics wondering what’s going wrong, you might be making a few mistakes that are holding you back. Not Having a Marketing Strategy The first thing that should be ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips