CategoryBlog Design
Present a Consistent Brand in Your Blogging
9th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 67

Present a Consistent Brand in Your Blogging

Click to play In this video post I reflect upon the one of the downsides of changing your blog’s brand and/or design. While updating blog design, logos and avatars in social media sites can bring a lot of life to a blog and present you with an up to date ...more
Blog Design
Thesis WordPress Updates and Offers a Weekend Bonus
31st of August 2008 Darren Rowse 27

Thesis WordPress Updates and Offers a Weekend Bonus

I’ve been behind checking my email this week and it could have cost you a great deal…. Apparently the fantastic Thesis WordPress theme (see my first impressions of Thesis here) is running a special this weekend. They’ve just updated the theme with some great new features (see below) but if ...more
Blog Design
Split Testing: How To Increase Your Adsense Earnings 94% Overnight
16th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 78

Split Testing: How To Increase Your Adsense Earnings 94% Overnight

In this post Brian Armstrong from StartBreakingFree.com shares some tips on using Split Testing to increase his AdSense earnings. Long time readers of ProBlogger know that Darren is a big fan of split testing ads to improve your earnings. I took this advice to heart, and wanted to show you ...more
Adsense
5 Methods to Enhancing Page Load
13th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 50

5 Methods to Enhancing Page Load

‘How do I make my page load faster?’ – it’s a question I get a bit so I thought I’d ask Aaron Brazell from Technosailor to tackle the question and offer some suggestions around enhancing page load times. “The internet is dying.” This phrase, though probably a bit sensationalist, is ...more
Blog Design
Interview with Blog Designer – Chris Pearson
6th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 33

Interview with Blog Designer – Chris Pearson

One of my favorite blog designers is Chris Pearson – the designer behind the newly released Thesis premium WordPress theme (which I reviewed here). Chris has consistently produced great blog designs over the last few years so after the launch of Thesis I thought it would be worthwhile to do ...more
Blog Design
GRAB Your Reader’s Attention and HOOK them into your blog
2nd of August 2008 Darren Rowse 47

GRAB Your Reader’s Attention and HOOK them into your blog

Do you want to learn how to SNAP readers out of their zombie like surfing and HOOK them into your blog? If so – read on…. Image by Essjay in NZ Before I was a blogger I did a lot of public speaking. I did a number of courses in ...more
Blog Design
Dates on Blog Posts – Should You Have Them?
22nd of July 2008 Darren Rowse 62

Dates on Blog Posts – Should You Have Them?

Last week in my post exploring how to make blogs sticky I suggested (in point 14) that one technique to consider is to remove the dates from your blog posts. My theory is that dates can either add to or take away from a post. Let me explore this a ...more
Blog Design
Thesis – a WordPress Theme Design Worth Considering
18th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 61

Thesis – a WordPress Theme Design Worth Considering

What do you get when you take one great blog designer and match him with a fantastic blogger with superb writing ability and marketing skills? Not it’s not the start to a bad joke and yes the answer could be many things – but today I’m excited because one of ...more
Blog Design
Best WordPress Template Designs
7th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 140

Best WordPress Template Designs

Every week I’m asked by readers to recommend a WordPress template. I thought it’d make an interesting discussion – which WordPress templates are your favorites? I know it always varies from blog to blog when you’re choosing the best template for the job but I’d love to see some of ...more
Blog Design