CategorySocial Media
Social Media Love-In: Phase 2 Coming Soon
22nd of July 2008 Darren Rowse 70

Social Media Love-In: Phase 2 Coming Soon

Wow – when I posted an invitation this morning for ProBlogger readers to promote their social media profiles on this post I didn’t know what would happen – but I suspected it would be fun. It’s been almost 9 hours since the post went live and over 280 readers have ...more
Social Media
Welcome to the ProBlogger Social Media Love-In
22nd of July 2008 Darren Rowse 671

Welcome to the ProBlogger Social Media Love-In

Image by Mandala Update: This will close after 24 hours – read more about why here. Today I want to try something a little different and want to invite you to share your social media profiles with us (please read the ‘rules’ below before participating). Are you active on social ...more
Social Media
Does Twitter Distract From or Inspire Your Blogging?
12th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 84

Does Twitter Distract From or Inspire Your Blogging?

Sarah from Blogversary emailed me earlier today with a question/observation about some people and their use of social messaging tools like Twitter and Plurk. Her email included: Do think Twitter has had a negative impact on some folk’s blogs? As in, they are blogging less? My initial reaction to her ...more
Reader Questions
A Blogger’s Guide to Branding with Social Media
11th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 22

A Blogger’s Guide to Branding with Social Media

This is a guest post from Steven Snell. Steven writes about social media marketing at Traffikd. As the number of blogs online continues to grow rapidly every day, the need for effective branding is also constantly increasing. Branding allows you to stand out from others in your niche and show ...more
Social Media
Plurk 1 Month In – Small Can be Good
8th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 47

Plurk 1 Month In – Small Can be Good

I’ve just celebrated a month of playing with Plurk (join here if you’re not already a Plurker) over this last weekend so I thought it might be a good opportunity to spend a little time analyzing my experience with this new(ish) social messaging tool. Summary of My Experience Let me ...more
Social Media
How to Monitor the Quality of StumbleUpon Advertising Campaigns
5th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 15

How to Monitor the Quality of StumbleUpon Advertising Campaigns

In a guest post Neil Matthews of ClickQualityConsultant.com writes about how we can monitor the quality of paid visits from a StumbleUpon advertising campaigns. Darren advocates using paid advertising from StumbleUpon in his post Run a StumbleUpon Advertising campaign for your blog, as a way to build your blog’s audience. ...more
Social Media
Social Media – Should You Use it Or Focus Upon Building Your Own Properties?
2nd of July 2008 Darren Rowse 24

Social Media – Should You Use it Or Focus Upon Building Your Own Properties?

Steve Rubel has a thought provoking post today asking the question – should you rent or buy social real estate? In it he explores the idea of using a service like Twitter (where you ‘rent’ and build up a community on someone else’s property) versus having your own blog on ...more
Blog Promotion
Using Facebook Pages to Promote Your Blog
25th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 50

Using Facebook Pages to Promote Your Blog

Today Mike Henry explores Facebook pages (as opposed to profiles) and how they can be use to promote their blog, business, product or profile. Darren wrote a post recently on 12 tips for building relationships with other bloggers. They are all great tips that could be expanded into individual posts ...more
Social Media
How To Promote Other People’s Content and Drive Traffic to Your Own Blog
25th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 49

How To Promote Other People’s Content and Drive Traffic to Your Own Blog

Much has been written on the topic of how to utilize social bookmarking and networking sites to promote your own blog posts. Submitting your posts to sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit – posting about your posts on Twitter and Plurk…. All of these techniques can work to drive significant ...more
Blog Promotion