CategorySocial Media
Social Media Marketing – Drive Traffic to Your Blog
2nd of November 2007 Darren Rowse 29

Social Media Marketing – Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Maki from Dosh Dosh has put together a great post titled The Importance of Social Media Marketing: Why You Should Learn and Master it which I think gives some great arguments for bloggers to familiarize themselves with (and participate in) the social media scene. Probably the most compelling article is ...more
Social Media
Why Twitter Isn’t a Waste of Time
23rd of October 2007 Darren Rowse 44

Why Twitter Isn’t a Waste of Time

This post on using Twitter was submitted by Sheila Scarborough from Family Travel, Perceptive Travel and Fast Machines. I’m Twitter-pated. Admittedly, when I saw random user “tweets” projected onto a big screen at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive last year, it seemed like a mildly-amusing but rather silly new tech ...more
Social Media
Can having too many Digg Using Readers Be a Bad thing for a Site?
10th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 35

Can having too many Digg Using Readers Be a Bad thing for a Site?

A number of months ago I wrote a post titled How to Build a ‘Digg Culture’ on your Blog which explored a trend that I’d noticed on my blogs where getting on the front page of Digg once tended to lead to attracting other active Digg users to your blog ...more
Social Media
How to Know When A Post from Your Blog is Submitted to Digg
5th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 17

How to Know When A Post from Your Blog is Submitted to Digg

Amit has a great tip to help you keep on top of whether a post from your blog might have been submitted by one of your readers on Digg. It basically entails searching for your URL on Digg and then subscribing to the RSS feed of that search. Sometimes it’s ...more
Social Media
How Much Social Networking Do You Do?
1st of October 2007 Darren Rowse 110

How Much Social Networking Do You Do?

It struck me today that while I signed up as a Twitter user quite a few months ago – that I’ve never been back since and never have posted anything to my my Twitter account. So today I logged in and found that despite me never mentioning my account that ...more
Social Media
Building Your Blog With StumbleUpon
26th of September 2007 Darren Rowse 80

Building Your Blog With StumbleUpon

This guest-post on Building Your Blog With StumbleUpon is by Skellie. She gives away big and little ideas like these to bloggers, webmasters and web workers at her blog, Skelliewag.org. If you think this is another post about voting up your own articles on StumbleUpon, you’re mistaken. Every blogger should ...more
Blog Promotion
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