CategoryBlog Design
Increasing the Longevity of Key Posts – Part II
5th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Increasing the Longevity of Key Posts – Part II

This is the second part of a post on extending the life of Evergreen posts. Take a look at the first part here. Related Articles – Many Bloggers use a ‘related articles’ feature in at the bottom of each of their posts. In most cases these are automated links from ...more
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Increasing the Longevity of Key Posts – Part I
5th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Increasing the Longevity of Key Posts – Part I

Last week I wrote about the nature of two types of blog posting in Evergreen vs Time Related Posts (or posts that are long lasting in their relevance and appeal to readers versus posts that are time or event specific). I wrote that each can be profitable forms of blogging ...more
Blog Design
Where’s the Content?
28th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Where’s the Content?

Sometimes its easy to get so carried away with earning money on your blog that your content can become secondary to everything else. I’ve had (and probably fallen for) this kind of temptation myself – but think its probably the blog and your readers who suffer most for it. I ...more
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Using Photos in your Posts
20th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Using Photos in your Posts

Arieanna asks her readers if they are influenced by pictures in posts? She writes: ‘I notice quite often that I scan blog posts quite quickly to pick up on one of two things: keywords in the title or pictures. One or the other has to catch my eye to stop ...more
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Making your blog sticky
2nd of April 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Making your blog sticky

Duncan over at The Blog Herald has a great post on Making your blog sticky which is a second post (first one is here) on what he’s doing at his great blog to make readers stick around after surfing in for the first time to one of his individual archive ...more
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Eyetools seeks expressions of interest in “Community of Learning”
1st of April 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Eyetools seeks expressions of interest in “Community of Learning”

Greg over at Eyetools Research gave me a call on Skype a few weeks ago to talk to me about blogging, Adsense and his wonderful Eyetools Research which I was fascinated in. If you haven’t checked out Eyetools can i recommend you head over to his blog and have a ...more
Blog Design
Add an ‘About’ Page to Your Blog
23rd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 41

Add an ‘About’ Page to Your Blog

One of the ways you can make your blog more engaging for readers is to consider adding a feature that I’ve noticed that some bloggers are increasingly avoiding using – an About page. About Pages: Two of the most viewed pages on my blog here are my About ProBlogger and ...more
Blog Design
Random Blog Tips – Make Post Titles Page Titles
20th of March 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Random Blog Tips – Make Post Titles Page Titles

Related to the last Random Blog Tip on Titles – Incorporate the title of your post into the title of the page. Again you’ll notice that I’ve done this here at ProBlogger. If you click on this link on one of my blogs for the Canon Rebel Xt digital camera ...more
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Random Blog Tips – Permalink Titles
19th of March 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Random Blog Tips – Permalink Titles

This will be a quick tip – but a good one. Consider the making the titles of your blog posts Permalinks. You’ll see I’ve done this to my blog here at ProBlogger both on my main page (where you can click the title of each post to go to the ...more
Blog Design