CategoryBlog Promotion
Add a Technorati Avatar to Promote Your Blog
14th of November 2006 Darren Rowse 17

Add a Technorati Avatar to Promote Your Blog

Zen Bliss submitted the following reader quick tip (in fact this email from Zen Bliss inspired me to do this ‘reader quick tip series’): Hi Darren. I read your site regularly – it’s a great resource for tips. Here’s one of my own, along the lines of getting more traffic ...more
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reddit buttons
7th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 23

reddit buttons

reddit have released reddit buttons for webmasters and bloggers to put on their sites to help spread the word about their posts. They come in three styles. Give them a go and let us know how you find them. Do you actively promote social bookmarking options to your readers? Do ...more
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Grow Your Blog’s Readership By Targeting Readers
3rd of August 2006 Darren Rowse 33

Grow Your Blog’s Readership By Targeting Readers

Who is your Primary Blog’s Target reader? I was speaking with a blogger a couple of weeks ago via IM and he asked me the eternal question that we all seem to ask: ‘How do I find more readers for my blog?’ It’s a question I get asked a fair ...more
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Dave Sifry on Making Your Blog Popular
28th of July 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Dave Sifry on Making Your Blog Popular

Dave Sifry gives a few basic tips in next month’s Wired on how to get more traffic to your blog. It’s pretty basic stuff but has a few good points (his headings are in bold – my thoughts after each with links to where you can read more on each): ...more
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Effective Strategies for Driving Traffic to Your Website
20th of July 2006 Darren Rowse 13

Effective Strategies for Driving Traffic to Your Website

SEOmoz Blog has a worthwhile read titled 10 Remarkably Effective Strategies for Driving Traffic which explores the following methods of traffic generation: #10 – Targeting Unmonetized Searches #9 – Creating Controversy #8 – Maps & Mashups #7 – Event Coverage #6 – Top Ten Lists #5 – Online Tools #4- ...more
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Effective Blog Architecture
11th of July 2006 28

Effective Blog Architecture

Perhaps one of the most frustrating things for me as a professional blogger with decent depth in my archives – some really good content and some (perhaps more) not so great content – is figuring out the best way to present it. Blog architecture is a challenging topic since most ...more
Blog Design
The Ethics of Profile Peddling
30th of June 2006 21

The Ethics of Profile Peddling

Profile Peddling. I don’t know that it’s really a word but I don’t really honestly know what else to call it. It is the practice of opening up accounts at supporting services such as Flickr or MySpace in order to funnel traffic to a blog or website. It’s been a ...more
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Do you Advertise Your Blog
22nd of June 2006 Darren Rowse 88

Do you Advertise Your Blog

Do you advertise your blog? I’ve noticed quite a few bloggers experimenting with advertising on AdWords, Adbrite (aff), BlogAds and Text Link Ads (aff) over the last few months. Perhaps it’s a symptom of the massive increases in numbers of blogs out there competing for readers – or perhaps it’s ...more
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How to Increase a Blog’s Page Views
20th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 54

How to Increase a Blog’s Page Views

There is often a lot of talk in ‘how to blog’ type articles on increasing visitors numbers to a blog there is another statistic that is important to some bloggers also – page views. Most statistics packages measure both for you – ‘visitors’ (or unique visitors) measures the number of ...more
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