Do You Make These Mistakes in Guest Posting?
26th of November 2008 Darren Rowse 60

Do You Make These Mistakes in Guest Posting?

Guest Posting is a great way to get your name out there. Today Chris Garrett from ChrisG.com (and co-author of the ProBlogger book) sheds some light on some common mistakes made my those doing Guest Posts. You will notice this is a guest post. This isn’t Darren writing, it is ...more
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Search, Social and Direct Traffic – [TRAFFIC ANALYSIS]
18th of November 2008 Darren Rowse 71

Search, Social and Direct Traffic – [TRAFFIC ANALYSIS]

This morning I spent a little time doing some analysis (using Google Analytics) of the traffic coming into my main blog – Digital Photography School. My analysis was stimulated by a question from a reader who in response to last week’s two posts examining the place of Digg and Social ...more
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Are RSS Subscribers Worthwhile if they Don’t Visit Your Blog?
14th of November 2008 Darren Rowse 150

Are RSS Subscribers Worthwhile if they Don’t Visit Your Blog?

“Why do bloggers put so much focus upon growing RSS subscriber numbers to their blog if most of them only ever read your content in Feed Readers and don’t visit your blog?” This question (or variations of it) hit my inbox 3 times in 24 hours from different people so ...more
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Why Bloggers Should Consider Social Bookmarking Sites Like Digg
13th of November 2008 Darren Rowse 58

Why Bloggers Should Consider Social Bookmarking Sites Like Digg

Earlier in the week I published a post titled Skip Digg: Not All Traffic is Created Equal. In that post I mentioned that I’d follow up the post with some arguements FOR using Digg by a top Digg user. Today social media expert Muhammad Saleem tackles that very topic. You ...more
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How to Get Media Coverage for Your Blog
7th of November 2008 Darren Rowse 57

How to Get Media Coverage for Your Blog

One way to build awareness, brand, credibility and buzz about your blog is to appear in mainstream media (read more about the Benefits of being featured in Mainstream Media). A lot has been written about how to get your blog featured on other blogs – but how do you get ...more
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What Blog Carnivals and Memes do You Participate In?
4th of November 2008 Darren Rowse 92

What Blog Carnivals and Memes do You Participate In?

A year or two back ‘blog carnivals’ were all the rage as a way to put yourself out there and promote your blog. I know that they still exist and many bloggers still get into them – but I’m wondering how many bloggers use them these days? For those not ...more
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3 Alternatives to Promoting Your Blogs Homepage That Convert First Time Readers to Loyal Ones
2nd of November 2008 Darren Rowse 68

3 Alternatives to Promoting Your Blogs Homepage That Convert First Time Readers to Loyal Ones

When you have an opportunity to promote your blog what part of your blog do you promote? In 99% of the promotion that I see bloggers doing they promote their blog’s homepage URL. This is a reasonably good way to go – but perhaps there are a few other ways ...more
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10 Ways to Find Readers for Your Blog By Leveraging Other Online Presence
1st of November 2008 Darren Rowse 88

10 Ways to Find Readers for Your Blog By Leveraging Other Online Presence

One of the simplest ways to grow your blog’s readership is to leverage other places that you have an online presence. Leveraging places that you have presence online could include: 1. Twitter Background Image: I’ve been using a background image on Twitter that has URLs of other places that I’m ...more
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How To Build a Successful Email Newsletter
28th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 53

How To Build a Successful Email Newsletter

Over the last week I’ve been talking about Newsletters a little. We’ve covered reasons start a newsletter and how I’ve increased my newsletter subscriber numbers 10 fold. Today I want to finish this informal mini-series on newsletters off with some tips for actually writing a newsletter. How to Write an ...more
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