Darren Rowse

  • How to Craft an Outstanding Guest Post

    Last week, I explained why guest posting is so valuable (and not just for link juice). Then, one of our regular contributors, Ali Luke, wrote about how to find opportunities and pitch your post. Today I want to dig further into coming up with an idea and writing your post itself. As a guest poster, you want to provide a great post that readers love … but also one that helps ...

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  • 7 Powerful Non-SEO Reasons to Try Guest Posting

    This is the first post in our series on Guest Posting, with a focus on benefits other than just SEO, for a more successful and fulfilling approach to finding readers for your blog. Guest posting is not all (or even mostly) about SEO. My first experience of ‘guest posts’ was back in 2005 here on ProBlogger when I decided to take a month off blogging to have a holiday with V ...

    Darren Rowse/ @ProBloggerin SEO- 15 readers -
  • Evaluating Your Blog’s First Year: 12 Great Questions to Ask

    Firstly … congratulations on making it through your first year. A lot of bloggers don’t get that far. During this evaluation, we’ll take a look at key metrics for your blog, but we’ll also be thinking about what you’ve learned and accomplished over the past year. Don’t get discouraged if the numbers aren’t – yet – quite where you want them to be.

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  • How to Take a Break from Your Blog

    Do you ever feel like you need to take a break from your blog but you feel like you’ve created a monster that just needs to keep being fed and fear that stepping away from the blog could mark the beginning of the end for it? If so – you’re not alone. We all need to take a break from our blogs at one point or another – whether that be to have a break and get away on a vacatio ...

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  • The “Traveler” Rules of WordPress Plugin Management

    We get asked a LOT about what plugins to use, how to use them, how to fix them. We also get asked how you can make your blog look better, load faster, perform better. We’ll be answering these questions in our upcoming “Top 7 plugins for . . .” series. However, before we all go plugin crazy, here’s a sage story from ProBlogger Developer Mario Ricalde on the use of plugins and ...

    Darren Rowse/ @ProBloggerin Blogging- 18 readers -
  • How to Personalise Your Blog Like These 10 Top Bloggers

    Lots of bloggers seem to do everything right, yet they don’t see much success. They write well-structured posts, they pay attention to SEO, they know the ins and outs of their blogging software … but something’s lacking. That missing “something” can often be personality. It’s the difference between a blog that readers come across and instantly forget … and a blog that makes ...

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  • 44% Off the Best Thing We Created in 2016

    Black Friday is almost upon us, with Cyber Monday right around the corner – the ‘silly season’ has started and before you know it we’ll be panicking about the holidays and whether we’ve ended up on the Naughty or Nice list! Here at ProBlogger we’re busy working on some exciting plans for 2017, but paused to think about what we could do for you to round out 2016.

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  • Introducing the ProBlogger Job Board 2.0

    Today I’m pleased to announce that we’ve given the ProBlogger Job Board a complete overhaul. It now has new features those advertising to hire bloggers, writers, editors and more, and also makes it easier for those who are applying for jobs. The Back Story Back in 2006 I started to notice two emerging types of questions from readers of ProBlogger: From bloggers – How do I g ...

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  • What Happened at Problogger Training Event 2016

    “Your life will be better if you take action on the things you avoid.” These were the words I kicked off the 7th annual ProBlogger Training with – by quoting my mum who when I was a kid realised that I have a tendency to procrastinate and watch life pass me by. I shared them because sometimes as bloggers it’s easy to procrastinate – and to avoid doing those important things ...

    Darren Rowse/ @ProBloggerin Affiliate EMail- 26 readers -
  • My Blogging Income Breakdown for the First Half of 2016

    It’s been a few years since I did an income report here on ProBlogger for my business, and so while I was pulling together some reports for the end of our financial year I thought it might be good to give a little insight into where the income on my blogs comes from. As in previous years I don’t want to get into specifics of exact dollar amounts, and instead will keep this to ...

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  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Give Facebook Live Video a Go

    Have you tried using Facebook Live Video to communicate with your audience? If not – you might like to give it a go, because right now it’s a pretty hot medium that I’m seeing quite a few bloggers use with great benefits. This week I want to explore Facebook Live in a little more depth than I’ve done before. Here’s what to expect.

    Darren Rowse/ @ProBloggerin Social- 13 readers -
  • How to Start a Blog the ProBlogger Way

    In this post I want to walk you through the basics of how to start a blog, and while I do, I want to answer some of the basic technical questions that many pre-bloggers need to answer to get their first blog up and running. There are many reasons to start blogging, but the challenge that faces all aspiring bloggers (including me back in 2002) is: how to start a blog? 5 Steps t ...

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  • I Brainstormed 180 Blog Post Ideas for You [Free Download]

    Have you ever found yourself stuck for ideas on what to blog about? If so, you’re not alone. Today I want to give you a gift to help you with that challenge. One of the most common challenges I see bloggers tackling is creating fresh ideas for their blogs. Recently, I spoke with a blogger facing this issue.

    Darren Rowse/ @ProBloggerin Content- 25 readers -
  • Is Blogging Really Dead? Here’s Why You Should Still Blog!

    There’s plenty of other ways to spend your time, and certainly easier ways of making money – so why blog? What are the benefits, really? Isn’t everyone moving toward social media anyway? The questions all boil down to one thing (encapsulated by Marcus Boswell): what does the modern blogger get out of blogging? Even if you love blogging, you probably still have wondered once or twice what fut.

    Darren Rowse/ @ProBloggerin Social- 17 readers -