How I use Google Analytics ‘Compare’ Feature to Motivate Me to Grow My Blog

How I use Google Analytics ‘Compare’ Feature to Motivate Me to Grow My Blog

This morning, a reader asked me this question: “How do you motivate yourself to grow your blog traffic from day to day?” We’ve covered a whole heap of techniques for growing the amount of traffic you attract to your blog in our Blog Promotion category (also check out this ‘how to find readers page‘ and listen to [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

If you’ve ever read a post, book or eBook, or listened to a webinar or conference session on the topic of ‘finding readers for your blog’ you’ll have heard the advice: ‘Leave comments on other blogs‘ It was the first piece of advice I remember reading about building readership (from memory a 2002 book by [...]

5 Reasons Why Blogging is Not Working for Your Business

5 Reasons Why Blogging is Not Working for Your Business

This is a guest contribution from freelance writer, Jawad. Over the last few years, the significance of high value content, in generating qualified sales leads, has increased tremendously for businesses. More than ever before, businesses are now focusing on generating regular content for their target markets to keep a steady inflow of customers. This, of [...]

What My Wife Has Taught Me About Blogging After Just 3 Months

What My Wife Has Taught Me About Blogging After Just 3 Months

Next week marks the 3 month anniversary of Vanessa (my wife) starting her first blog at Style and Shenanigans. It’s been a fascinating process to watch her plan, launch and grow her blog. Some might imagine that being married to ‘the ProBlogger’ means she’s constantly being told what to do and being given secret tips [...]

Get to Know Your Readers: An Example of When It Counts

Get to Know Your Readers: An Example of When It Counts

Over on dPS today we launched a brand new photography eBook about buying the right camera gear. As I was writing a blog post to announce the new eBook I was looking for an opening to the blog post that might capture our readers attention. Then it struck me – we had recently done a [...]

Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime

Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime

This is a guest contribution from Steven Gomez. Image courtesy of Boaz Yiftach / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Crime in America has many names. There is the Mafia, the Mob, the National Crime Syndicate, or “La Costa Nostra” – Italian for “This Thing of Ours.” In addition to the colorful names and faces are the larger-than-life personalities that turned [...]

Inspire, Interact & Inform to Create Thought Leadership in Your Niche

This is a guest contribution from Will, a young entrepreneur slash marketer. We can all agree that the most popular blogs have a few things in common – they all inspire, interact with and inform their readers. As Darren has discussed before, these three pillars should form the foundation for your blog’s content plan. I’m not [...]

Disillusioned with Facebook: Here’s a Way Forward

Disillusioned with Facebook: Here’s a Way Forward

Are you disillusioned or frustrated with Facebook? I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve heard bloggers say that they are unhappy with the changes Facebook have made to their algorithm in the last 12 months – changes that make it harder for those who ‘like’ your page to actually see your updates. I [...]

5 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Blog’s Traffic

This is a guest contribution from Scott Purcell, co-founder of Man of Many. People often speak in very broad terms when giving tips or suggestions to improve blog traffic. We may hear unspecified suggestions, such as: “be active on social networks” or “partner with other blogs”.  If you are attempting to launch a new blog it [...]

The ONE thing your written content needs. (And it’s not what you think!)

The ONE thing your written content needs. (And it’s not what you think!)

This is a guest contribution from karen gunton is a blogger, teacher, and visual marketing specialist. Bloggers hear a lot of advice about content marketing, email marketing, and social media marketing, but you may have noticed something new pop into the online landscape lately – visual marketing. So yes, even though you are a blogger and [...]