560 Resources for Blogging, Online Marketing, and Starting a Business

This year, along with my Fetching Friday weekly roundups, I compiled several major resource collections for a variety of topics. As 2011 comes to an end, I thought I would share my 10 favorite list posts for anyone ready to learn more about analytics, conversions, email marketing, engagement, link building, keyword research, social media, starting their own business, usability testing, and WordPress. I hope you enjoy them! 50 Google Analytics Resources - 50 resources to help you get … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Happy Holidays

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Happy Holidays Before we jump into the goodies from the week, I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know this is the last Fetching Friday post for 2011. Next week I will be out of town and it will be near impossible to get any work done. I also want to say a special thank you to my readers - without you, I would have no … [Read more...]

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

One question I get asked often is how to start a blog. While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain. While WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr, and other platforms are great, there is nothing like having full control of the design and functionality - something you will only get if you are running WordPress from your own … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & The Future

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 4 Blogger Tools for Breaking Your Writing Block - Writer's block? Use these keyword research tools for a fresh batch of blog post ideas to engage your … [Read more...]

Do You Know Why You Blog?

This is a guest post by Tim Brownson. I suspect that as you are reading a blog like Kikolani, if you're not a blogger as such, you're at least interested in blogging. Even if you're not though and your merely passing through, bare with me, because the information I am about to share with you is equally useful to everybody. For the purposes of the post I'm going to presume you do blog, but please feel free to substitute whatever it is you do for a living in place of blogging if that's … [Read more...]

Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page

One of the things many people struggle with in social media are identity issues, and I am no different. Up until yesterday, my main Facebook entities included my personal profile and my fan page for Kikolani. While I love both of these, I found some problems with sharing links to posts I've done elsewhere. Specifically... Links I've posted to my personal profile lately haven't gotten that much attention compared to plain status updates or photos. The fan page for this blog is focused on … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Wonderful World

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 9 Habits Of Extraordinary Blogs - Every single one of the top multi-million pageview blogs and blogzines out there have these characteristics without fail. … [Read more...]

Writing Around the Web – Keyword Research, Google+, and Google Analytics

Writing Around the Web is a monthly series highlighting guest posts I've written on blogging, business, SEO, social media, and other topics! Analytics How to Find Out Which Online Marketing Strategy Drives the Best Traffic - Learn how to use Google Analytics Advanced Segements to view different groups of referral traffic – traffic from social media, article marketing, link building, directories, local search, guest posts, and so on to determine the most effective online marketing … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Finding Oregon

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 10 Things I Learned from Publishing Every Day for 30 Days - What a blogger learned from publishing every day for 30 days. The 15 Top Blogs With The New … [Read more...]

15 Wasteful Habits of Unproductive (and Unsuccessful) Part-Time Bloggers

This is a guest post by Dr. Bob Clarke. It’s hard enough to build a successful and profitable blog when you have all day and night to devote to it. But when you’re a part time blogger working around a full time job, taking care of the kids and/or your elderly parents, success can seem like it’s a mile away. While it’s not impossible to transform yourself from a part time blogger to a highly successful full time blogging machine (think Kristi Hines, creator of this blog and … [Read more...]



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