CategoryBlog Promotion
How to Use MySpace to Build a Blogging Audience
3rd of August 2007 Darren Rowse 26

How to Use MySpace to Build a Blogging Audience

This Guest post on the topic of Using MySpace to Build a Blogging Audience was submitted by Kevin Palmer from Buzz Networker. The preconceived notions that the blogging community has about MySpace and other social networking sites couldn’t be any more wrong. These social networking sites are valuable resources that ...more
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Your Audience Doesn’t Know About You So Go and Find Them!
1st of August 2007 Darren Rowse 28

Your Audience Doesn’t Know About You So Go and Find Them!

A quick quote from Chris Pirillo: “Your audience is still trying to discover you, but you have to go to where THEY are and not expect them to come to you in any other way.” Chris is talking here about video blogging and podcasting more than blogging but the same ...more
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Email a New Reader of Your Blog
1st of August 2007 Darren Rowse 121

Email a New Reader of Your Blog

Your task for this first day of the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog Challenge is to email a new reader of your blog. Create a great impression upon a brand new readers to your blog by choosing a commenter that is new and emailing them to thank them ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Guerrilla Marketing Tactics for Your Blog
30th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 40

Guerrilla Marketing Tactics for Your Blog

Aaron Brazell has put together a post Guerrilla Marketing Techniques that Anyone Can Do which have some less common tactics to get word out about your blog. I doubt any of them will bring in a deluge of traffic – however sometimes it’s the small ways of building traffic that ...more
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Using Local Newspapers to Promote Your Blog Offline
28th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 23

Using Local Newspapers to Promote Your Blog Offline

This mini guest post is from Harry Maugans the co-founder and lead developer for Desktop Nexus. One of the biggest problems for local newspapers is finding things to write about. Email or call 5-10 of your closest local newspapers and explain you have an explosive new website that will revolutionize ...more
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Finding Readers for Your Blog – What We Wish We Knew
14th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 43

Finding Readers for Your Blog – What We Wish We Knew

This post is part of the ‘What we wish we Knew’ Series. In this post I’ll share readers comments on the topic of finding readers for a blog as well as some of my own experiences and advice. We’ve talked about setting your blog up right (hosting, domains and platforms), ...more
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Place Your Blog on a ‘Busy Intersection’
7th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 40

Place Your Blog on a ‘Busy Intersection’

Steve Remington wrote a good post today that uses the metaphore of roads and intersections to think about blogs. It’s an image that caught my imagination a little. He writes: “Think of your blog as a virtual business on a road. Your best chance of success is not sitting out ...more
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Why StumbleUpon Sends More Traffic Than Digg
6th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 121

Why StumbleUpon Sends More Traffic Than Digg

I was digging around in the Google Analytics stats for Digital Photography School this afternoon and did some analysis of some of the most popular pages on the blog over the last month. One page that has done exceptionally well and continues to bring in reasonable traffic even six weeks ...more
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More Tips on Getting Unverified Email Subscribers to Confirm their Subscription
30th of June 2007 Darren Rowse 24

More Tips on Getting Unverified Email Subscribers to Confirm their Subscription

Yesterday I wrote a tip on increasing subscriber numbers to your blog that focussed upon those doing it via Feedburner’s RSS to Email feature emailing unverified subscribers to remind them to confirm their subscription. The post generated quite a few questions via comments and email – to the point that ...more
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