CategoryBlog Design
Blog Layout Continued – The Perfect Number of Columns?
1st of June 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Layout Continued – The Perfect Number of Columns?

Peter Flaschner has a great post on The Perfect Number of Columns which I think bounces off my post on Blog Layout (I say ‘I think’ because he doesn’t link to it – but was part of the discussion here in my post so I’ll take some credit! :-) ). ...more
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Less = More with Adsense
1st of June 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Less = More with Adsense

Scrivs gives and insightful update on his decluttered design approach to adsense – the results speak for themselves: ‘Ever since I made the changes to the design of many of my sites to the extra minimalist style I have seen my eCPM increase anywhere from 50%-100%. My CTR has increased ...more
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Blog Layout
31st of May 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Layout

Jim from Blog Kits shot me an email last week saying that he thought it would be interesting to do a post asking readers what their favorite blog layout was. So…. What is your favorite blog layout? Do you prefer 2 columns, 3 columns or some other format? What are ...more
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Does blog design matter?
20th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Does blog design matter?

One of my favorite new bloggers is Peter Flaschner who today asks the question – Does blog design matter? I first reviewed the design of Technorati’s top 10 blogs a month or so ago. At the time, I came to the conclusion that design didn’t really matter all that much. ...more
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Blog Design Layouts
12th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Design Layouts

Rachel at Designer Blogs has a cool post with 7 different blog layouts used by top bloggers – classified (with pictures) into navigation, sidebar, design and content. She’s even got pretty pictures!
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Blog Design Survey – Planning the design of your Blog
6th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Blog Design Survey – Planning the design of your Blog

Rachel over at Designer Blogs has just posted a blog design survey that she gives her potential clients who are wanting her to quote on blog design. I think its a pretty helpful list for those thinking through a new blog – whether they are getting a professional to design ...more
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Increasing the Longevity of Key Posts – Part II
5th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Increasing the Longevity of Key Posts – Part II

This is the second part of a post on extending the life of Evergreen posts. Take a look at the first part here. Related Articles – Many Bloggers use a ‘related articles’ feature in at the bottom of each of their posts. In most cases these are automated links from ...more
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Increasing the Longevity of Key Posts – Part I
5th of May 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Increasing the Longevity of Key Posts – Part I

Last week I wrote about the nature of two types of blog posting in Evergreen vs Time Related Posts (or posts that are long lasting in their relevance and appeal to readers versus posts that are time or event specific). I wrote that each can be profitable forms of blogging ...more
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Where’s the Content?
28th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Where’s the Content?

Sometimes its easy to get so carried away with earning money on your blog that your content can become secondary to everything else. I’ve had (and probably fallen for) this kind of temptation myself – but think its probably the blog and your readers who suffer most for it. I ...more
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