12 Lessons from 4 Inspiring Local Business Blogs
3rd of November 2012 Darren Rowse 33

12 Lessons from 4 Inspiring Local Business Blogs

Earlier this week I explained why every business needs a blog. Today I want to show you just how much potential there is for businesses to connect with their customers through a blog. The blogs I’ve chosen here are all for small businesses I know of. I’ve tried to look ...more
Business Blogging
Use Product Promotions to Add Value on Your Blog—and Others
29th of October 2012 Darren Rowse 65

Use Product Promotions to Add Value on Your Blog—and Others

We get a lot of requests for co-promotions here at ProBlogger, and at Digital Photography School as well. No matter what niche you’re in, if your blog has a reasonably engaged audience, you’re probably the target for others who want to promote their new products. On the flip side, you ...more
Blog Promotion
Weekend Project: Get a Handle on HTML
6th of October 2012 Darren Rowse 23

Weekend Project: Get a Handle on HTML

Tools like WordPress and Blogger and pretty much all online editors now provide us with WYSIWYG tools. That’s excellent for those of us who are less technical—like me! But visual editors like the one in WordPress can tempt us to copy and paste content from another program, like Word. Even ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Are You Wasting Time Guest Posting?
30th of September 2012 Guest Blogger 57

Are You Wasting Time Guest Posting?

This guest post is by Dan Norris of Web Control Room. Guest posting is up near the top of every list of ways to grow your blog. The problem is, if you don’t do it correctly, you are more or less wasting your time. I’ve been writing guest posts for ...more
Blog Promotion
How to Improve Workflow in a Multi-Author WordPress Blog
26th of September 2012 Guest Blogger 12

How to Improve Workflow in a Multi-Author WordPress Blog

This guest post is by Syed Balkhi of WPBeginner. Running a multi-author blog can become a hassle, especially if you do not have a dedicated content manager for your site.Having run several multi-author blogs myself, I understand the issues you face and decisions you have to make. If you’re running ...more
Be Productive
We’re Spending the Week On Your Blog!
24th of September 2012 Darren Rowse 40

We’re Spending the Week On Your Blog!

It’s Monday—the start of a new week on your blog—and I wonder what challenges you’re facing. If you’ve neglected your RSS or social media feeds over the weekend, you’ll likely find plenty of good advice there—advice that you feel you really should try out if you want your blog to ...more
Be Productive
What Is Cyber Liability, and Why Should You Care?
22nd of August 2012 Guest Blogger 9

What Is Cyber Liability, and Why Should You Care?

This guest post is by Matt Setter of MaltBlue.com. Recently, here on Problogger, I was discussing the topic of privacy breach notification and how it affects us as bloggers. The article looked at the protection of our site’s information and the potential impact that the loss of that information may have ...more
Writing Content
Protect Your Content from Being Copied in 3 Steps
15th of August 2012 Guest Blogger 60

Protect Your Content from Being Copied in 3 Steps

This guest post is by Abhishek of Budding Geek. Content scraping still haunts the entire blogosphere. No matter how hard you try to defend your creation, content thieves will always find a way to steal it! It really feels terrible to find exact copies of your original work distributed all over ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How I’m Using Google+ to Create Content and Collaborative Opportunities on my Blogs
16th of June 2012 Darren Rowse 37

How I’m Using Google+ to Create Content and Collaborative Opportunities on my Blogs

Google Plus has been a medium I’ve had a fascination with since Day 1, but it’s taken me a while to work out how to actually use it effectively in my blogging. I’ve tried a variety of things, including using it as a blog of sorts (making longer posts), for ...more
Social Media