What is the Real Value of a Social Media Visitor?
19th of September 2008 Skellie 46

What is the Real Value of a Social Media Visitor?

Skellie wrote this post. She writes plenty more advanced blogging tips and strategies at Skelliewag.org. You can also get to know Skellie on Twitter. Bloggers are fiercely divided when it comes to deciding the value of social media traffic. Some crave it or even become addicted to it, writing every ...more
Social Media
Present a Consistent Brand in Your Blogging
9th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 67

Present a Consistent Brand in Your Blogging

Click to play In this video post I reflect upon the one of the downsides of changing your blog’s brand and/or design. While updating blog design, logos and avatars in social media sites can bring a lot of life to a blog and present you with an up to date ...more
Blog Design
A Downside of Getting to the Front Page of Digg
28th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 54

A Downside of Getting to the Front Page of Digg

The Holy Grail of incoming links for many bloggers is an appearance on the front page of Digg. It has the potential to send tens of thousands of visitors and bring about a lot of secondary links from other sites who see it. However the downside of a site the ...more
Search Engine Optimization
The Buzz about Yahoo Buzz
20th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 34

The Buzz about Yahoo Buzz

I opened my inbox this morning to find quite a bit of mail on the one topic – Yahoo Buzz which today opened up its doors to the public and started allowing other sites outside of it’s initial closed test to submit stories to it. Yahoo Buzz is a social ...more
Social Media
How To Get to the Front Page of Digg – 6 Ingredients of a Successful Digg Campaign
9th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 53

How To Get to the Front Page of Digg – 6 Ingredients of a Successful Digg Campaign

“How do I increase the chances of getting a blog post to the front page of Digg?” I’ve had questions about getting to the front page of Digg many times in the last few weeks so thought I’d put together a guide with a process for doing it. By no ...more
Social Media
How Social Media Helped Me Get Unbanned from a Social Media Site in 1 Hour and 44 Minutes
1st of August 2008 Darren Rowse 79

How Social Media Helped Me Get Unbanned from a Social Media Site in 1 Hour and 44 Minutes

In my last post I wrote that I’d just discovered that StumbleUpon had banned me. I’m happy to announce that 1 hour and 44 minutes after posting that – I was unbanned. How did it happen? I put it down to Social Media. Here’s the story: I had a number ...more
Social Media
ProBlogger is Banned from StumbleUpon
1st of August 2008 Darren Rowse 103

ProBlogger is Banned from StumbleUpon

This story has been updated at the bottom of this post. This morning a number of readers have emailed or tweeted me to let me know that when they try to bookmark a post on ProBlogger that it leads them to a page saying that ProBlogger has been banned from ...more
Social Media
Add These Plurk Users as Your Friends
30th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 23

Add These Plurk Users as Your Friends

Today the Social Media Love-In here at ProBlogger continues with a list of 145 bloggers who use Plurk. So far we’ve presented you with bloggers who use Digg, some that use StumbleUpon and a lot of them who use Twitter. Today’s list is smaller than the others but I think ...more
Social Media