Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Yosemite HD

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks - Learn more about the visitors who leave comments on your blog with two … [Read more...]

6 Ways Personal Development Can Make You a Better Blogger

This is a guest post by Timo Kiander. Many people live their lives without understanding, that there is a giant potential inside them. In fact, if they would realize this, they would achieve so much more in their lives. This is where the personal development comes into play. Once you get involved with different self-improvement topics, your mind starts to change and you'll start seeing everything differently (the people, the world, the events). What I love about personal development … [Read more...]

How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks

As many of you know, I love writing about Google Analytics. I'm a data junkie, and there's nothing I enjoy more than learning more about the visitors coming to my blog. One of the best ways to get actionable data out of your Google Analytics is to set up goals. Setting up a goal in Google Analytics tells it that someone has completed something important on your website, such as buying product, signing up to your email list, or similar. For those who aren't interested in selling products … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Timescapes

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 5 Things Every Blogger Needs to Teach Their Readers & Why it Matters - Want to grow a successful blog? You need to teach your readers a few things. 81 Topic Ideas … [Read more...]

Using Google+ Hangouts to Get More Exposure for Your Google+ Business Page

This is a guest post by Kevin Lau. It's still the early days for Google+ and plenty of people are getting to grips with the various tools this social platform has. This is even truer for business users, who have only recently been able to set up business pages to help promote their work. One of the main features Google+ has to offer is Google+ Hangouts. Google+ Hangouts enable you to initiate video chats with other Google+ users who are in your Circles who also have access to a video … [Read more...]

About SOPA and Today’s Blackout – Infographic, Video, and Call to Action

Today, Kikolani is joining in the SOPA Blackout and will go dark from 8am to 8pm EST. This is in protest against SOPA / PIPA legislation proposed by the U.S. Congress. Others joining the protest include Google, Wikipedia, Reddit, WordPress, Greenpeace International, and many more listed at SOPA Strike. Learn more about these bills by clicking the above links or viewing the following infographic (provided by Stop American Censorship) & video (by Fight for the Future). Also, be sure to keep … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Unseen Sea

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 seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It - Some potential link building benefits to content scrapers, how to find out what … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why It is Hard to Make Money Blogging

This is a guest post by Richard Adams. There are literally tens of millions of blogs online and yet only the tiniest fraction of them really make their owners any significant income. While there's nothing wrong with simply starting a blog for pleasure or as a networking tool, for those people considering trying to make money blogging there are a few home truths you need to be aware of which you might not have considered before. In this article then we're going to "devils advocate" and … [Read more...]

How to Create an Online Writing Portfolio with Contently

One of the best ways to make a good first impression for a freelance writing or guest blogging opportunity is to present someone with your writing portfolio. A portfolio that showcases your best work can go a long way at turning a maybe into a yes! While I typically suggest that freelance writers have a portfolio set up on their own domain like I have done with my own freelance writing portfolio using the My Resume design from Elegant Themes, there are other great networks that allow you to … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Sock Monkeys

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 seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012 - These are 20 people who stood out to the author this year. There is no ranking, nor is there a competition. 16 Simple … [Read more...]



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