CategorySocial Media
Analysis of StumbleUpon’s Top 50 Stumblers
1st of September 2007 Darren Rowse 20

Analysis of StumbleUpon’s Top 50 Stumblers

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a ‘Top Stumbler’ at StumbleUpon? Glen Allsopp has done some great analysis on StumbleUpon’s Top 50 Stumblers. Some of the key take home ‘averages’ that might be worth knowing if you’re looking to increase your StumbleUpon status: Average length of membership ...more
Social Media
Explore a Social Media Site
30th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 33

Explore a Social Media Site

Today’s task in the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog Project (this is the 2nd last day) is to explore a social media site (whether it be a networking site or a bookmarking one) that you might not have seen or explored previously. I’m not going to tell you ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
More on Advertising on StumbleUpon
18th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 26

More on Advertising on StumbleUpon

A number of readers have questioned whether running a StumbleUpon advertising campaign is the best use of a marketing budget for a blogger. The main point of contention was that 0.05 cents per impression ($50 CPM – or per 1000 impressions) is too much to pay. I wanted to write ...more
Blog Promotion
Run a StumbleUpon Advertising Campaign For Your Blog
17th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 70

Run a StumbleUpon Advertising Campaign For Your Blog

Today’s task in the 31 Day Project is aimed at driving new visitors to your blog by running a mini advertising campaign for your blog using StumbleUpon. Note – This task will take a small budget (unless you get creative and find another website willing to give you some free ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
How to Draw StumbleUpon Users Into Your Blog
14th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 194

How to Draw StumbleUpon Users Into Your Blog

The potential for StumbleUpon to send traffic is often under-estimated, particularly by new bloggers. Unlike digg and del.icio.us, an item doesn’t need to become popular before you see immediate results. One or two votes can bring a hundred or more readers — more than a new blog might see in a day.
Blog Promotion
How to Use MySpace to Build a Blogging Audience
3rd of August 2007 Darren Rowse 26

How to Use MySpace to Build a Blogging Audience

This Guest post on the topic of Using MySpace to Build a Blogging Audience was submitted by Kevin Palmer from Buzz Networker. The preconceived notions that the blogging community has about MySpace and other social networking sites couldn’t be any more wrong. These social networking sites are valuable resources that ...more
Blog Promotion
Building Your Personal Brand – One ‘Straw’ at a Time
31st of July 2007 Darren Rowse 36

Building Your Personal Brand – One ‘Straw’ at a Time

“Customers build an image of a brand as birds build nests. From the scraps and straws they chance upon.” – Jeremy Bullmore I heard the above quote from Bullmore a couple of months ago and since then have continued to mull it over as I think it applies to bloggers ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
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
Blog Promotion
What Social Networking Sites Do You Use? How Do they Benefit Your Blog?
28th of June 2007 Darren Rowse 73

What Social Networking Sites Do You Use? How Do they Benefit Your Blog?

I’ve noticed over the last month that the numbers of requests to connect (or become friends) on social networking sites has dramatically increased. Every morning when I go through my inbox I find I’m approving more and more of these requests from Facebook and LinkedIn and even when I head ...more
Social Media