CategoryBlogging Tools and Services

2nd of February 2023 Darren Rowse

Blog Hosting, Domains and Blogging Platforms – What We Wish We Knew

This post is part of the ‘What we wish I knew when I first started Blogging’ Series. In this post I’ll share readers comments on the topic of Blog Hosting, Domains and Platforms as well as some of my own experiences and advice. There is always a diversity of opinion ...more
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14th of April 2022 Shayne Tilley

Blog Metrics: Why You Need to Stop Focusing on ‘Vanity’ Stats

While having lots of page views, sessions, fans, followers and even email subscribers may feel good, they don’t actually tell you anything about the health of your blog. At a previous ProBlogger Mastermind, I shared a slide that seemed to hit a nerve with the group. I included this in ...more
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19th of August 2021 Darren Rowse

Create a Resources Page to Grow Your Traffic and Income

  This post is based on episode 74 of the ProBlogger podcast. How many useful resources have you talked about in your blog posts over the years? Chances are you’ve mentioned dozens of them – tools, books, articles, websites, and so on. So wouldn’t it be nice if your readers ...more
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17th of June 2021 Darren Rowse

A Cool Tool for Monetizing Your Facebook Group

(Disclaimer: This article contains affiliate links, which means I get a commission if you make a purchase by following one my links) Do you have a Facebook group? If so, how do you convert your Facebook Members to email subscribers and sales leads? We’ve been testing a pretty cool tool ...more
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28th of March 2018 Ngahuia Galligan

How to Use the WordPress WYSIWYG Toolbar to Format Your Blog Posts Like a Pro

Are you using WordPress’ formatting features to their fullest? I expect you already know the basics of formatting your blog posts to make them more readable. (If you’re just getting started, you might want to check out 4 WordPress Formatting Tips to Make Your Posts More Readable for an overview of ...more
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8th of March 2018 Darren Rowse

Which is the Best Blog Hosting Solution?

Sometimes I feel like I’m asked this question more often than people Google it. If you have a self-hosted website (or are about to start one), you’ll probably want to know the answer too: Which is the best blog hosting solution? There are plenty of answers to this question. Check out ...more
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1st of March 2018 Darren Rowse

When DIY Blogging isn’t for You: 5 Alternatives to Self-Hosted WordPress

Here on ProBlogger, we’ve always recommended self-hosted WordPress (aka as the very best platform for blogging. And with good reason. Many of the world’s largest blogs and websites run on self-hosted WordPress. Thousands of plugins and themes are available – many for free, although there are lots of premium ...more
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29th of January 2018 Darren Rowse

233: Tools We’re Using to Get More Subscribers and Customers in 2018

The Tools We’re Using in 2018 to Get More Subscribers and Customers In today’s episode, I want to introduce you to a Thrive – a suite of WordPress plugin tools we’ve been using on our blogs for the past six months or so that we’re really excited about. Today’s show is brought ...more
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13th of September 2017 Darren Rowse

Comparing Email Service Providers for Bloggers

This is the third post in our Email Newsletter Series. One major sticking point for most bloggers who are setting up a newsletter is deciding what email service to use. There are lots of different, competing, options out there, and there’s no one perfect solution. Just in case you were thinking ...more
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