CategoryBlog Promotion
Building Blog Readership by Monitoring What Other Bloggers are Writing
15th of September 2007 Darren Rowse 46

Building Blog Readership by Monitoring What Other Bloggers are Writing

Today I want to share a technique that I used when I started my first money making blog to find new readers. It’s one of those tips that probably won’t bring you thousands of new visitors to your blog all at once – but it definitely did help me to ...more
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Driving Traffic to Your New Blog
14th of September 2007 Darren Rowse 70

Driving Traffic to Your New Blog

Greg Hickman dropped a question in my question box that I think represents the question that many people ask me about finding readers for a blog. While there are no easy answers for finding readers I think it’s a topic well worth coming back to again and again. Greg writes: ...more
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How to Position Yourself for Seasonal Search Engine Traffic and Not Put Your Readers Offside
14th of September 2007 Darren Rowse 19

How to Position Yourself for Seasonal Search Engine Traffic and Not Put Your Readers Offside

Leon followed up my recent video post where I talked about anticipating what people will be searching for as a technique for growing your blog’s readership with a question: “How do you anticipate searches without sacrificing the quality of your posts?” Good question Leon – I’ve seen a number of ...more
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The ‘Best’ Example of Linkbait (This Week)
12th of September 2007 Darren Rowse 30

The ‘Best’ Example of Linkbait (This Week)

Leo has created a great example of linkbait in his post NxE’s Fifty Most Influential Bloggers. While the validity of the list itself will create debate (and already has in comments) these sorts of lists tend to work well for a number of reasons. They appeal to the egos of ...more
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Designing Banner Ads that Get Clicked!
10th of September 2007 Darren Rowse 26

Designing Banner Ads that Get Clicked!

The following guest post was submitted by Shrihari from GotChance – a Geek’s Blog. Advertising campaigns are undoubtedly one of the best sources of traffics from other high traffic website. Especially on huge blogs like TechCrunch, EnGadget etc.. and even on other big blogs like ProBlogger, John Chow etc.. There ...more
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Email a Blogger that Linked to You to Say Thanks
29th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 30

Email a Blogger that Linked to You to Say Thanks

One of the lifelines that keeps a blog healthy and growing is the incoming link. When other blogs and websites link to you blog they inject your blog with ‘juice’ that brings it real life in three main ways: Google Juice – incoming links are gold when it comes to ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
10 Ways to Hurt Your Blog’s Brand by Commenting on Other Blogs
29th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 163

10 Ways to Hurt Your Blog’s Brand by Commenting on Other Blogs

Ask popular bloggers for 10 ways to build traffic to a new blog and I’ll guarantee that almost all of them will mention the importance of commenting on other blogs as part of their answer. Much has been written about commenting as a strategy to build traffic (because used correctly ...more
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Respond to Comments On Your Blog
19th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 76

Respond to Comments On Your Blog

One of the most basic skills that any blogger should spend time working on from the very early days is responding to comments on your blog – and that’s today’s task in the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog Project. While this is one of the simplest acts that ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
More on Advertising on StumbleUpon
18th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 26

More on Advertising on StumbleUpon

A number of readers have questioned whether running a StumbleUpon advertising campaign is the best use of a marketing budget for a blogger. The main point of contention was that 0.05 cents per impression ($50 CPM – or per 1000 impressions) is too much to pay. I wanted to write ...more
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