Social Media: What’s it Good For?
26th of June 2013 Darren Rowse 38

Social Media: What’s it Good For?

Does social media drive sales? I’ve been asked this question quite a few times lately from business owners trying to get their head around how to use social media in their online marketing mix. Many of them tell me that they don’t see a direct return on investment from their ...more
Social Media
What If We Put As Much Effort into Writing Blog Posts as Public Speaking?
25th of June 2013 Darren Rowse 42

What If We Put As Much Effort into Writing Blog Posts as Public Speaking?

In just under 2 weeks I’ll be standing on this stage at the beautiful Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, giving a keynote at World Domination Summit in front of just under 3000 people. It is an incredible honour to be invited to speak at this event and I’m very ...more
Other Income Streams
Blogger to Watch: Torre de Roche talks about her journey to big publishing deal
22nd of June 2013 Jade Craven 20

Blogger to Watch: Torre de Roche talks about her journey to big publishing deal

This is an guest interview by Jade Craven. It is my honour to share the story of Torre De Roche, and her journey from blogger to author with an impressive publishing deal. I first mentioned her on Problogger as one of the bloggers to watch in 2012. I was impressed ...more
General
3 Ways to Get More Subscribers for Your Blog
21st of June 2013 Darren Rowse 51

3 Ways to Get More Subscribers for Your Blog

“I have hundreds of readers coming to my blog every day – but nobody ever subscribes to my newsletter. Help!?!” This request came in via email today and I thought I’d share my reply with the 3 suggestions I offered. —– Thanks for the question – I suspect you’re not ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
AdSense Turns 10 Years Old: Why I’m Grateful for it!
20th of June 2013 Darren Rowse 35

AdSense Turns 10 Years Old: Why I’m Grateful for it!

This week Google’s AdSense program celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a post on their blog and a G+ Hangout. While they launched AdSense in June of 2003, I first began to experiment with it on 7th October that year. I had been blogging for around 11 months by that ...more
Adsense
Content Creation vs Content Promotion: Where is the Balance?
19th of June 2013 Darren Rowse 31

Content Creation vs Content Promotion: Where is the Balance?

A few days ago we published a post on ProBlogger titled ‘Forget about Marketing: Concentrate on Blogging‘, which led to some interesting discussion on Twitter and in the comments. I love the points author Nicholas Whitmore made in the post but I wanted to give a few thoughts, based on ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Don’t Be Lazy: 9 Ways to Blog Smarter and Harder
18th of June 2013 Guest Blogger 42

Don’t Be Lazy: 9 Ways to Blog Smarter and Harder

This is a guest contribution from Eric Cummings who writes about art and philosophy for On Violence. I’ve been writing this post for three years. What can I say? I’m lazy. Or I should say, I used to be lazy. That’s not the case anymore. Four years ago, my brother and ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Forget about Marketing: Concentrate on Blogging
15th of June 2013 Guest Blogger 53

Forget about Marketing: Concentrate on Blogging

This is a guest contribution by Nicholas Whitmore. The title: What on earth does it mean? Well, recently it seems like a lot of bloggers fancy themselves as marketers. You can’t read a post on a blog without seeing a load of other bloggers commenting at the bottom, with a link ...more
Blog Promotion
Why Your Blog Posts Are Falling Short of Greatness and What To Do About It
14th of June 2013 Belinda Weaver 46

Why Your Blog Posts Are Falling Short of Greatness and What To Do About It

This is a guest contribution by Belinda Weaver, marketing copywriter behind The Copy Detective. You’ve finished your latest blog post and it’s pretty good isn’t it, isn’t it? Are you sure?   Some bloggers think that coming up with ideas is the hardest part of blogging. Maybe you agree. Personally, ...more
Writing Content