CategoryBlog Promotion
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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Blogging Tips: First Impressions Count
22nd of June 2007 Lorelle VanFossen 19

Blogging Tips: First Impressions Count

The following is a guest post by Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress and an excerpt from her popular book, Blogging Tips, Tips Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging. There are several “first impressions” your blog makes as it struggles to attract and hold on to readers. Few of those ...more
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10 Techniques I Used To Go From 0 To 12,000 RSS Subscribers In Seven Months – With No Ads Or Leverage
21st of June 2007 Darren Rowse 73

10 Techniques I Used To Go From 0 To 12,000 RSS Subscribers In Seven Months – With No Ads Or Leverage

The following guest post has been submitted by Trent Hamm from The Simple Dollar Hopefully, that title got your attention a little bit, but it’s true. I launched The Simple Dollar at the very end of October 2006. I had no pre-existing blog that I could use to drive early ...more
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What to do with 10 Hours on Your Blog?
12th of June 2007 Darren Rowse 30

What to do with 10 Hours on Your Blog?

Ross asks – “What is more important, working on getting more traffic (digg, links from high traffic sites) or working on search engine optimisation? If you had 10 hours to spend on one or the other which would benefit you more?” I think both strategies can be important for a ...more
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