CategoryBlog 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
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Blog Design Matters
9th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Blog Design Matters

Last week I asked the question – ‘Does Blog design Matter?’ I asked it because my own blog’s redesign was just around the corner and I was interested in the impact it would have upon my blog. A number of people have asked me about the change and the impact ...more
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Open Mike on Blog Design
3rd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Open Mike on Blog Design

I’m going to open up the comments on this post for anyone to say anything they like on the topic of blog design. I spent half an hour or so today looking through the blogs nominated for this year’s Bloggies awards. I was particularly looking through them with an eye ...more
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RSS Feeds: Full posts or extracts?
13th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 10

RSS Feeds: Full posts or extracts?

Another tip from Leave It Behind’s Building a Better Blog is to ‘Syndicate your Entire Post‘. Brian writes: ‘Again, in the never-ending effort to ensure happy readers, be sure to syndicate (i.e. send) your entire post through RSS. I follow over 75 weblogs (which is probably a low number on ...more
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Choosing Complimentary Colors for your Blog – ColorMatch Tool
12th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Choosing Complimentary Colors for your Blog – ColorMatch Tool

Have you ever struggled to select a color scheme for a blog? It’s pretty obviously looking at the disaster that I’ve designed here that I do! So this ColorMatch tool is going to be very handy! It is designed to help you select a 6 color palette for your blog. ...more
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The Importance of User Feedback
6th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 2

The Importance of User Feedback

Michael has a great tip on The Importance of User Feedback over at Figby.com: ‘In retrospect, the conclusions seem obvious: Assuming you want as much feedback as possible from readers, you should make it as easy as possible for them to reach you. You may need to experiment with different ...more
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Categories and Search Engine Optimization
4th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Categories and Search Engine Optimization

I would add another point to the last post on why Blogs are Popular with Search Engines and comment that it is not only page structure that works well but often overall site structure. The fact that many blog systems like Word Press and Moveable Type allow bloggers to categorize ...more
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Customize your Error 404 Page for Retaining Readership
28th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 2

Customize your Error 404 Page for Retaining Readership

SEO Chat has a good article on making your 404 error pages work for you to create increased traffic. Using these methods you can not only retain visitors to your site that have strayed out of your working pages but can also direct them into the areas of your site ...more
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