CategoryBlog Promotion
Blogs: Frequently Asked Questions
13th of April 2006 Wayne Hurlbert 18

Blogs: Frequently Asked Questions

What are blogs anyway?A blog is a regularly updated website consisting of regular article postings. Links to and from other blogs and traditional websites are a prominent feature of most blogs. A blog tends to be focussed on a single topic or issue, and usually invites comments from readers on the posted articles, starting a conversation between writer (called a blogger) and the readers. A blog usually reflects the personality of the writer, and is most often written in a personal and informal style.Isn’t a blog just an online diary?An online diary, or personal blog is only one type of blog. Along with personal blogs, there are many types of business, technology, and professional blogs. The personal blog was once the predominate form of blog, but that is definitely no longer the case.
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How To Lose Blog Readers
2nd of April 2006 Darren Rowse 9

How To Lose Blog Readers

Chris Garrett posts a worthwhile post titled 10 Ways To Lose RSS Subscribers, each of which I’d say apply to losing any type of blog reader at all. Here’s his first one: ‘Hardly post and when you do it is to apologise for not posting – I don’t mind an ...more
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AdWords Starter Edition
17th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 9

AdWords Starter Edition

If you’ve been wondering whether you should try advertising with AdWords to promote your blog but have been a little overwhelmed by it’s complexity as a first time user you might find the new AdWords Starter Edition a useful way to start out. In essence it’s, as it’s name suggests, ...more
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19 (More) Strategies for Finding Readers
28th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 100

19 (More) Strategies for Finding Readers

Yaro has already kicked us off on this topic of how to find readers for a new blog but I thought I’d pull together a few ideas on the topic also (with a little overlap with Yaro’s ideas). These points come from a variety of older posts I’ve written on ...more
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10 Techniques for Finding Blog Readers
28th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 102

10 Techniques for Finding Blog Readers

This post has been submitted by Yaro Starak from two of my daily reads – Entrepreneur’s Journey and Small Business Branding. He’s also working on a new site at Blog Traffic King. I’ve asked Yaro to write an introduction to finding readers for a blog – something which I’ll write ...more
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Why Nobody Reads your Blog
19th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 29

Why Nobody Reads your Blog

Hugh has put together another top ten list – this time it’s 10 reasons why nobody reads your blog. Take it with the humorous tone it was written in but see the truth in some of the points. I particularly agree with these points (Hugh’s points in bold with my ...more
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How to Get Traffic to Your Blog – Interview with Yvonne Divita
11th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 7

How to Get Traffic to Your Blog – Interview with Yvonne Divita

There’s a useful recording over at Andy’s blog if you’re wanting to build traffic on your blog. It’s an interview with Yvonne Divita from Lipsticking blog on the topic of How to Get Traffic to Your Blog. It’s pretty basic information but it’s good and it’s free. I’m listening to ...more
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Four easy steps to add your own Del.icio.us link in Typepad
6th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 13

Four easy steps to add your own Del.icio.us link in Typepad

This post was submitted by Vic Correro from Writesville.com. I have to give credit where credit is due. I first saw Darren’s use of the ‘Add this post to del.icio.us link a while back and decided that I would like to do the same to Writesville.com. I think this is ...more
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7 Ways to Get to the Top of the del.icio.us Popular Page
6th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 106

7 Ways to Get to the Top of the del.icio.us Popular Page

I’ve been watching the del.icio.us Popular Page quite closely lately. I’m fascinated by the list for many reasons – for one it’s a great source of content ideas and links, secondly it helps keep a finger on the pulse of what people are into at any given time and thirdly ...more
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