Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Kitten Meets Hedgehog

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 / Content How My Old Blog Post Got Half a Million Pinterest Views [Case Study] - I wanted to share my own personal experience on how an old post on ecokaren received almost … [Read more...]

A Fresh Start on Kikolani

Spring is almost here, and along with it, a new start for Kikolani! Photo Credit: Jason Hines It all started with a webinar from Derek Halpern promoting his new course, Blog That Converts. During the webinar, he talked about content and how people were being driven mad by the misconception that to be successful, you had to pump out tons of content. Most content creators spend 80% of their time creating content and 20% promoting it. What he has found to be successful with his blog … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Google Internship

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 / Content Seven Ways Writers Can Build Online Authority with Google+ - In the scheme of Author Rank, your Google+ profile is going to be your verifiable identity, and there … [Read more...]

How To Write A Killer Headline and Make Your Post Shine

This guest post is by Ahmed Safwan of To Start Blogging. Have you read a post before just because of its headline? Attractive headlines are enough to make your readers open and check your content. So DON'T MISS this opportunity. Try to hook your readers with your headlines. Remember: Most readers will see your headline in a feed reader, email, on social media, or in a link on another blog. In all of these cases, if the headline doesn’t hook them, they won’t read the post. But … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Fully Embrace the Social Media Trio and Maximize Results

This is a guest post by Daniel Sharkov. Social media - hate it or love it, but if you want to get your business ahead, you have to embrace it. SEO definitely hasn't lost its value, but nowadays finding your place among all those top-ranking sites is a tough and sometimes impossible task. Lately social media is turning into the easier way to gain exposure. But... As easy as getting social media traffic is, the more saturated a medium becomes, the harder focusing that traffic flow to … [Read more...]

The 3 Most Powerful Marketing Strategies You Should Use in 2013

This is a guest post by Joseph. With the new year coming, it’s time to start planning your marketing. A large percentage of your audience and customer base will be making important decisions and resolutions to get started in the New Year and your business can only thrive if you get to them. Marketing has changed and the power no longer belongs to those with the big budgets but to those who are patient and smart. Advertising to drive-by visitors is becoming more expensive and less … [Read more...]

Three Ways a Non-Blogger Created a Thriving Business With His Blog

This is a guest post by Tim Fong. Although Danny Iny is the prolific "Freddy Kreuger" of blogging, in my interview with him for SpikingStrengths.com, he revealed he didn't consider himself a "blogger." It's surprising. He's known for his Firepole Marketing blog which has attracted tens of thousands of loyal readers. Because of all the guest posts that he's written, he became known as the "Freddy Kreuger" of blogging. In fact, one of his stand-out courses is on how to guest blog … [Read more...]

7 Things I Learned in Almost 3 Years of Blogging

This is a guest post by Koundeenya Dhulipalla. This is my almost third year into blogging and I’ve learned a lot about how things go on the Internet. I’ve come across Panda, Penguin, EMD and have also experienced other changes regarding the search results on Google. I lost four of my Adsense accounts and been somehow able to monetize my blog. I’ve successfully got my guest posts published on some high-profiled niche sites and the count is still going. I am writing all this because I … [Read more...]

My Favorite Social Media Resources For The Top 3: Twitter, Facebook, and Google+!

This is a guest post by Samuel Pustea. Social media will bring you results, it will. Extraordinaire results! If you don’t believe me, just take a good hard look at Kristi Hines and Jeff Bullas. They have thrived on the internet through the engagement they have created on their favorite social media sites. But they have done it through much trial and error and did not hesitate to respond to criticism. Are you able to work hard on these social media sites and optimize you results? If … [Read more...]

10 Areas Where Small Businesses Lack an Online Competitive Edge

This is a guest post by Pratik Dholakiya. We all know it; even though we wish it weren't true: small businesses have limited resources. They often have only enough time, money, and patience for the core of their business. Certainly, a small business should never sacrifice its unique selling position. But it's equally true that businesses need exposure in order to stay up and running. Thankfully, the web makes it possible to boost awareness at relatively low costs. Even so, many businesses … [Read more...]



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