CategorySocial Media
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
The Main Difference Between Twitter and Plurk (to me)
14th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 57

The Main Difference Between Twitter and Plurk (to me)

Over the last week I’ve been experimenting with a social messaging/micro blogging service called Plurk. Over the last week I’ve seen many comparisons between it and Twitter – but wanted to show one of the main differences that I’ve observed: To illustrate let me show you a ‘tweet’ and a ...more
Social Media
Top 10 Plurk Users Statistics – What’s the Karma Algorithm
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 21

Top 10 Plurk Users Statistics – What’s the Karma Algorithm

As a quick followup to my last post on my experimentation with Plurk I thought I’d do a quick analysis of the top 10 Plurk Users (as currently rated on the Interesting page). They are rated there on a basis of their ‘Karma’. There’s no explicit definition of the way ...more
Social Media
Add a ProBlogger Tab to Your FriendFeed
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 3

Add a ProBlogger Tab to Your FriendFeed

If you are a FriendFeed user AND you like ProBlogger – you might want to check out a greasemonkey script for Firefox users that Duncan created that puts a ProBlogger tab to the top right hand corner of your FriendFeed page. It means you can view ProBlogger from within FriendFeed ...more
Social Media