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Delicious Popular Page Posts Analyzed
19th of February 2008 Darren Rowse 34

Delicious Popular Page Posts Analyzed

Today I spent a little time looking at the popular page on delicious. Here’s a few of my scribbled notes looking at the headings (click to enlarge a little). I find doing this type of analysis quite inspiring as I think about the type of posts and construction of titles ...more
Social Media
How to Write Posts That Set StumbleUpon on Fire
14th of February 2008 Skellie 158

How to Write Posts That Set StumbleUpon on Fire

Skellie is a regular writer for ProBlogger. Check out her new blog Anywired if you’re interested in earning an income online. Since yesterday, StumbleUpon has sent me around 20,000 page views. It’s the single biggest referrer for both my blogs, despite one of them having been on the Digg front ...more
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StumbleUpon – The Most Popular Social Bookmarking Site for (Pro)Bloggers
29th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 53

StumbleUpon – The Most Popular Social Bookmarking Site for (Pro)Bloggers

In the last ProBlogger reader poll I asked readers about their social bookmarking habits – more specifically to tell us about their favorite social bookmarking site. Just under 1300 readers have voted to this point and the results look like this: StumbleUpon wins quite convincingly with 31% of all responses ...more
Social Media
What is Your Favorite Social Bookmarking Site?
19th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 94

What is Your Favorite Social Bookmarking Site?

This week’s poll focuses upon social bookmarking sites. Bloggers have a fascination with these sites – some because of the lure of avalanches of traffic, others because they find them to be sources of inspiration for posts and others because of the social interaction. But which social bookmarking site do ...more
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Using StumbleUpon to Get on the Radar of Other Bloggers
5th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 46

Using StumbleUpon to Get on the Radar of Other Bloggers

Here’s a quick tip if you’re looking to get on the radar of another blogger (big or small). Bookmark their work using StumbleUpon. Two quick stories: Story 1 The other day I got an email from a blogger that I’d never had direct contact with before. The message was simply ...more
Social Media
Managing Facebook Friends
20th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 40

Managing Facebook Friends

I was just over at Facebook and noticed that the option to create Friends Lists had been activated. Now you can organize your friends by type (handy). Now I’ve just got to find a spare 4 hours to sort through them all (feel free to befriend me here). Speaking of ...more
Social Media
Blogging vs Social Networking
9th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 53

Blogging vs Social Networking

Hugh McLeod writes: “So that’s why I have a blog, I suppose. I like the control. I write something, I post it, it gets read, hopefully good things happen as a result, somewhere on this small blue planet of ours. Unlike a book or a movie or a TV commercial, ...more
Social Media
Social Media Marketing – Drive Traffic to Your Blog
2nd of November 2007 Darren Rowse 29

Social Media Marketing – Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Maki from Dosh Dosh has put together a great post titled The Importance of Social Media Marketing: Why You Should Learn and Master it which I think gives some great arguments for bloggers to familiarize themselves with (and participate in) the social media scene. Probably the most compelling article is ...more
Social Media
Why Twitter Isn’t a Waste of Time
23rd of October 2007 Darren Rowse 44

Why Twitter Isn’t a Waste of Time

This post on using Twitter was submitted by Sheila Scarborough from Family Travel, Perceptive Travel and Fast Machines. I’m Twitter-pated. Admittedly, when I saw random user “tweets” projected onto a big screen at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive last year, it seemed like a mildly-amusing but rather silly new tech ...more
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