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Do You Republish Other People’s Content? You’ll Want to Read This
3rd of February 2011 Darren Rowse 109

Do You Republish Other People’s Content? You’ll Want to Read This

Earlier this week Google’s “head of web spam”—Matt Cutts—posted on his blog that they’re implementing a change in their algorithm that impacts those that publish content from elsewhere on the Web. The changes are all about ranking the original sources of content higher than those who scrape/republish/copy it. This has ...more
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Monthly Trends + Resolutions for a Better Blog
11th of January 2011 Kimberly Turner 41

Monthly Trends + Resolutions for a Better Blog

Happy 2011! How’re the ole resolutions holding up so far? Have you stopped biting your nails, started a daily exercise regimen, and organized your closets yet? Me neither. Still, ’tis the season for new starts, and while you’re thinking about improving your health, your home, or your life balance, don’t forget about your blog. Make a resolution today to take your blog to the next level in 2011.It’s the beginning of the month as well as the year so, as always, Regator has provided blogosphere trends for the month, and we’ll use posts about these popular stories to inspire you to make a vow to improve your blog in the New Year. (The most-most-blogged about stories for December 2010, in order, were: Christmas, Wikileaks, Tax Cuts, DADT/Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Tron, New Year’s Eve, Net Neutrality, Elizabeth Edwards, Oprah, and Michael Vick.) Let’s make some resolutions!
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StudioPress Offer 25% Off Themes – Last Sale Ever
24th of November 2010 Darren Rowse 22

StudioPress Offer 25% Off Themes – Last Sale Ever

If you’re looking to start a new blog or redesign a current one, you’ll want to check this out. Starting today, StudioPress (the creators of some amazing themes) are offering 25% off all of the products that they make if you use the word “BLACK” as a coupon code. It’s ...more
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October Trends + The 10 Horrors of Blogging
2nd of November 2010 Kimberly Turner 20

October Trends + The 10 Horrors of Blogging

For those celebrating Halloween, it’s the spooky season, with haunted houses, terrifying costumes, and creepy decorations around every corner. What better time to look at the horrors that plague bloggers? Gruesome typos and grammatical errors, ghastly headlines, confusing echo chambers, dreadfully empty comments sections, and more!Since it’s the end of the month, it’s also time to unveil October’s most-blogged-about stories, according to Regator.com’s trends. They were, in order: Halloween, Windows Phone, Brett Favre, Chilean Miners, Breast Cancer, ‘The Social Network’, Jon Stewart, World Series, Kanye West, and Nobel Prize. We’ll use posts from Regator about these top stories to illustrate how you can avoid the ten horrors of blogging…
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Join the 2010 More Buyers Mastermind
6th of October 2010 Darren Rowse 9

Join the 2010 More Buyers Mastermind

The make money online segment of the blogosphere has had its fair share of dubious characters selling their wares over the last few years. However one guy that has consistently produced both valuable and helpful content as well as being a true gentleman and ethical business person is Dave Navaro. ...more
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Scribe 3.0 Launched Today
30th of September 2010 Darren Rowse 19

Scribe 3.0 Launched Today

One of the popular premium plugins that I know many ProBlogger readers use is Scribe. This plugin (for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal) is designed to help your posts rank well in search engines—without compromising the quality of your posts. Developed by the team at CopyBlogger, Scribe has gone through a ...more
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Blogosphere Trends + Humour
26th of September 2010 Kimberly Turner 26

Blogosphere Trends + Humour

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). – DarrenOnce again, we’re taking a look at the stories bloggers have been writing about the most during the last seven days (list provided by Regator). This week, we’ll be using posts about those hot stories to look at one of the toughest forms of writing: humour. It’s difficult because senses of humour vary so much. What you find hilarious, might barely elicit a smirk from me or vice versa. Plus, there’s the added challenge of determining when it’s appropriate to take the amusing route and when a serious approach is best. It’s a challenge, but adding a bit of LOL keeps readers engaged and, in many cases, encourages more sharing. Fortunately, despite the challenges, there are a few tried and true tips to upping the funny factor on your blog. Let’s see how some bloggers have covered this week’s hot topics with humor…
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Join Me at Facebook Success Summit 2010
20th of September 2010 Darren Rowse 3

Join Me at Facebook Success Summit 2010

One of the excellent upcoming conferences that I’m speaking at is the Facebook Success Summit 2010. It’s run by Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner. I’ve been involved in Mike’s summits before and they are packed with information. This conference is a live online conference (so there are no travel ...more
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Weekly Trends + Using Polls
19th of September 2010 Kimberly Turner 7

Weekly Trends + Using Polls

Last week, along with the list of the ten most-blogged-about topics of the week, we talked about how to get more comments on your blog. But the truth is, some readers aren’t going to comment, no matter what you do. If you want them to interact, you need to give them another option. Polls are quicker and easier than comments and many readers who won’t take the time to form a fully thought-out comment are more than happy to hit quick button to share their opinion via poll. When used for the right reasons, polls can increase interaction and participation.
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