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How I Overlooked a 1000 Visitor a Day Source of Traffic [And What I Did to Grow it to 3000 Visits a Day]
17th of December 2011 Darren Rowse 73

How I Overlooked a 1000 Visitor a Day Source of Traffic [And What I Did to Grow it to 3000 Visits a Day]

Last week I was digging around in my Google Analytics stats and drilling down to look particularly at sources of traffic to my photography tips site. I noticed a new source of readers that has been creeping up in terms of how much traffic it sends. Here’s the chart from ...more
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What Is Your Blog’s URL Structure?
17th of March 2011 Darren Rowse 91

What Is Your Blog’s URL Structure?

Earlier today I had conversations with two bloggers about URL structures on their WordPress blogs, and I thought it might make an interesting community discussion. What is your blog’s URL structure? Here on ProBlogger, I use one that has a combination of the date and post title by default: http://www.problogger.net/5-sales-email-myths-that-are-costing-you-money/ ...more
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What Do You Do with Posts When You Change Your Opinion?
10th of December 2010 Darren Rowse 49

What Do You Do with Posts When You Change Your Opinion?

A few days ago, personal development blogger Alex Shalman sent me a question that I thought might be a good discussion starter. He asked: I feel like after many years of blogging that my opinions have changed. That’s natural, and in most cases it’s okay to have that archive of ...more
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Premium WordPress Plugins – What are Your Favourites?
27th of August 2010 Darren Rowse 55

Premium WordPress Plugins – What are Your Favourites?

Yesterday I asked readers to suggest their favourite free WordPress plugins. The response was great and I’ll pull together a compilation of the most mentioned ones in the coming weeks. However I’d also love to get your suggestions on the most useful Premium WordPress Plugins. Over the last few years ...more
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Free WordPress Plugins – What are Your Favourites?
26th of August 2010 Darren Rowse 145

Free WordPress Plugins – What are Your Favourites?

It has been a while since we had a survey on the topic of WordPress plugins so today I’d like to kick one off. What are your favourite FREE WordPress Plugins? Try to keep it to your top 5 so that things don’t get out of hand – but please ...more
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What Was Your Biggest Traffic Day?
27th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 116

What Was Your Biggest Traffic Day?

I’m preparing a presentation on ‘Finding Readers for your Blog’ which I’ll be giving at the Melbourne Blog Training Day next Tuesday. It’s got me thinking back to some of the bigger days of traffic that I’ve had on my own blogs over the years and I thought I’d open ...more
Blog Promotion
What Metric or Statistic do You most Watch on your Blog?
6th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 47

What Metric or Statistic do You most Watch on your Blog?

I tweeted this question a few days back and the variation in responses was quite interesting: What metric or statistic do you most watch on your blog? There’s no right or wrong answer to this: for some it’ll be mainly about traffic – for some it is visitor numbers, for ...more
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Do You Plan Your Blog Posts?
12th of April 2010 Darren Rowse 156

Do You Plan Your Blog Posts?

Time for a little reader discussion – this one inspired by a Tweet by @JessVanDen who asked: “do you have a regular posting structure, or just post things as you think of them/find them. i.e. regular features or not?” I’d like to widen the topic slightly and see if readers ...more
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29% of ProBlogger Readers Outsource Part of Their Blogging
28th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 54

29% of ProBlogger Readers Outsource Part of Their Blogging

Earlier in the year I asked readers whether they outsourced any part of their blogging in a poll. By outsourcing I was talking about ‘paying‘ someone else to do something on your blog. Here are the results after 2195 responses. I was actually a little surprised that the number was ...more
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