Converting First Time Visitors to Loyal Readers
25th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 60

Converting First Time Visitors to Loyal Readers

This week we’re looking at a variety of tips for helping medium sized and somewhat established blogs to grow to the next level. Yesterday we looked at building upon your strengths and successes – today I want to look at the topic of turning first time readers into loyal ones. ...more
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Build Upon Your Strengths as a Blogger
24th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 57

Build Upon Your Strengths as a Blogger

This post belongs to the ‘taking your blog to the next level‘ series which looks at tips for bloggers whose blogs have got a start but want to take it up a notch. Read the intro here. Analyze why Readers Come to your Blog….. and then Build on It The ...more
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Smart Article Marketing For Fast AND Long Term Blog Traffic
22nd of February 2009 Darren Rowse 73

Smart Article Marketing For Fast AND Long Term Blog Traffic

I’m regularly asked by readers whether they should use Article Marketing as a way to build their blogs traffic. My answer is always the same – ‘I’ve never done it, but I’ve heard that others have had some success with article marketing.’ So today when Andrew Hansen offered to write ...more
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The Power of a Comment
11th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 111

The Power of a Comment

In this post Lisa Newton from Travelin’ Local shares the story of how leaving a comment on a blog increased traffic back to her blog 975% in a day. It’s a well-known fact that commenting on other people’s blogs helps drive traffic to your own blog. I knew this, but ...more
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Use Niche Social Networking Sites to Gain Readers
4th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 41

Use Niche Social Networking Sites to Gain Readers

Many bloggers attempt to use social networking sites to gain new readers for their blog. In this post Kevin Palmer of Social Media Answers shares some tips on how to do it. One of the most undervalued places to find readers is a niche social networking site. Right now there ...more
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Have You Ever Guest Posted on Someone Else’s Blog? [POLL]
2nd of February 2009 Darren Rowse 114

Have You Ever Guest Posted on Someone Else’s Blog? [POLL]

As a followup to yesterdays post on Guest Posting as a method to promote your blog I thought I’d ask how many readers have tried the technique? {democracy:42} Feel free to add a comment below to tells us more about your answer – I’m particularly interested to hear from those ...more
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How to Guest Post to Promote Your Blog
1st of February 2009 Darren Rowse 111

How to Guest Post to Promote Your Blog

Are you guest posting to grow your blog? In this guest post, Josh Klein shares some insights on guest posting and the 5 steps to make it work for you. I (Darren) have added a few comments throughout this post also to add to the conversation. I’ll highlight/introduce these comments ...more
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The Day 250,000 People Showed Up At My Blog: Case Study
24th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 130

The Day 250,000 People Showed Up At My Blog: Case Study

Wednesday was the biggest day of traffic that I’ve seen to any of my blogs for a very long time (perhaps ever). I mentioned this on twitter yesterday and had a few followers request that I write up how it happened – so here’s a quick recap/timeline on the 24 ...more
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grow your blog
21st of January 2009 Darren Rowse 108

21 Ways to Write Posts that Are Guaranteed to Grow Your Blog

Write something useful Write something unique Write something newsworthy Write something first Write something that makes those who read it smarter Write something controversial Write something insightful Write something that taps into a fear people have Write something that helps people achieve Write something that elicit a response Write something ...more
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