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The Blogger’s Guide to Cutting Your Losses
19th of December 2012 Darren Rowse 12

The Blogger’s Guide to Cutting Your Losses

I don’t know whether it’s a coincidence, but as we near the end of the year, there seem to be a few bloggers talking about what you should do if a past passion no longer inspires you, or your next big idea’s already been done. Now is a good time ...more
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Quality Vs. Volume: The Traffic Spectrum, and How You as Bloggers Can Harness It
14th of December 2012 Darren Rowse 28

Quality Vs. Volume: The Traffic Spectrum, and How You as Bloggers Can Harness It

As web usage grows, and we all become more connected more of the time, it could seem like getting traffic to your blog should be getting easier. But as connectedness increases, so does competition. There are only 24 hours in a day, and the blogger’s job is to convince readers ...more
Blog Promotion
Blogging in Brief: Looking Good, Saving Face, Tags and Lags
7th of December 2012 Darren Rowse 28

Blogging in Brief: Looking Good, Saving Face, Tags and Lags

We all make mistakes, but making mistakes in the media can be costly—especially to your authority! …Or can it? We all know readers appreciate honesty. And our first story this week is all about that. Saving face online Last week, I got my regular flippa.com newsletter … and another a ...more
Blog News
The Value of Comments to a Profit-making Blog
5th of December 2012 Darren Rowse 30

The Value of Comments to a Profit-making Blog

We’ve talked about the issues of blog comments before on Problogger.net, but never from a point of view of profit-making. But as I was looking at the stats on dPS last week, I found that this short, helpful opinion post from 2010 was still attracting a steady stream of readers—and ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Prepare Your Blog For the Festive Season: a Step-by-step Guide
3rd of December 2012 Darren Rowse 12

Prepare Your Blog For the Festive Season: a Step-by-step Guide

Over the weekend, we ran a short series of interviews with bloggers of different types, to get a feel for how they’re preparing for the festive season. We spoke to the owners of: a product-sales blog a blogger-consultant-speaker a digital publisher a not-for-profit blog. If that series made you realize ...more
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Blogging the Festive Season
1st of December 2012 Darren Rowse 10

Blogging the Festive Season

It’s that time of year: the silly season is upon us! The bricks-and-mortar stores have had the Christmas trees and fake Santas up for months … but what’s the blogosphere doing to prepare? The answer depends on who you talk to. Every blog and every audience is different, after all. ...more
Case Studies
make money blogging
28th of November 2012 Darren Rowse 105

Can You REALLY Make Money Blogging? [7 Things I Know About Making Money from Blogging]

Every now and again I am pulled aside at a conference or am emailed and/or tweeted by someone wanting to get the “real” scoop on whether it is possible to make money blogging. Is it really possible to make a living from blogging? Is it just a small number of ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Blogging in Brief: Targeting, Teasers, and Trends
22nd of November 2012 Darren Rowse 12

Blogging in Brief: Targeting, Teasers, and Trends

The last few weeks have turned up some interesting new finds in the world of blogging. I’ve covered some of the more innovative ones here—let us know what cool ideas you’ve spotted in the comments. …and then she called me “Cupcake” I’m not in the target audience for Molly Maher’s ...more
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Blog Design for ROI, Rule 1: Prioritize the Opt-in Form
20th of November 2012 Guest Blogger 23

Blog Design for ROI, Rule 1: Prioritize the Opt-in Form

This guest post is by Gab Goldenberg, author of The Advanced SEO Book. Are you writing phenomenal posts only to have your poor design fail you? Here’s how to fix that, with rules that will guide you whether you create a custom theme or just pick a theme and adapt ...more
Blogging for Dollars