Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

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

Business / Career / Making Money Online

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO

  • Is Google+ Imperative For SEO? – We all know that Google has over 200 signals it uses when ranking content, but you know what Google loves to rank well when its relevant? Google stuff.
  • 5 Press Release SEO Posts & 10 Bonus Tips for Better Google Rankings – A list of Press Release Optimization tips plus a few extras at the end of this post.
  • 6 Cool Ways to Supplement Your Open Site Explorer Data – Today, we’re going to take some fresh link data from your favourite link information mining tool of choice and supplement the hell out of it with even more data.
  • How I Keep My Bounce Rate Under 2% – Keeping visitors on your website is a key component to success. The more time a visitor spends on your site, the more likely they are to follow through with whatever action you want them to take, whether that’s subscribing to a newsletter, purchasing a product, or making an inquiry.
  • About Link Building – This post is for any new linkbuilders out there who wants a one-stop resource to guide them focusing on the different linkbuilding factors, linkbuilding methods and linkbuilding results.

Social Media / Social Networking

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers

Want to skip the crowds and still get some good deals? Here are some great Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for bloggers and online marketers.

StudioPress Sale Discount Code for Black Friday Cyber Monday Deals 2011

1. 25% off StudioPress – From Tuesday, November 22nd through Monday, November 28th at 5pm PST, use the discount code THANKS for an additional 25% off of StudioPress Genesis Framework, child themes, and packages. Don’t miss this great deal! Read my comparison of Thesis vs. Genesis for more information.

Income Blogging Guide Sale Black Friday Deals 2011

2. 40% off Income Blogging Course – For 100 members only, get six months membership to the Income Blogging Course for $27 per month – a total savings of $120 off the entire course! Read my course review for more information.

Only 72 Hours Sale Cyber Monday Deals 2011

3. Only72 Hour Sale – Get $1,033 worth of courses from big names in the online marketing and blogging industry for only $97 beginning Monday, November 28th at noon EST through December 1st. Be sure to check out the interviews now and sign up!

Problogging Action Plan Black Friday Cyber Monday Discount Code 2011

4. ProBlogging Action Plan – Get 50% off Jane Sheeba’s ProBlogging Action Plan eBook from now through Monday, November 28th at midnight. Use the discount code bfcmpbs to take advantage of this Black Friday Special.

Hostgator Discount Black Friday Sale Deals 2011

5. HostGator – Hostgator is offering 50% off all hosting services on Black Friday only (from midnight to 11:59pm CST) including shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated servers. No coupon code is needed – just place your order during the designated time frame today!

Photo of the Week

This week’s top photo came from Jerome, AZ. Along the way, while scoping out a way to get to an urbex scene down the hill, I looked up and noticed what remained of the fall colors in the town.

Fall Colors

Be sure to check out my photography blog for more photos and follow me @kristihines for my photography tweets or become a fan of Photostry on Facebook!

HDR Skies

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  1. says

    Hi Kristi,

    How many deals on this Friday! I guess that several are shopping right now some of these offers 😉

    Lot of material to read, about the article of if G+ is imperative for SEO, my opinion is that Google is making more and more emphasizes in its own products, so the answer from my standpoint is probably a Yes.

    Hope you’re having a great holiday, shopping and taking nice pictures!

    The video with skies are amazing :)


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  2. says

    Maybe I should start charging when I offer my services :) (as that first link said) because right now I help one or two people personally every week over Skype or email or PM (when they want my personal help instead of posting on my forum). I guess after one has a reputation built up for themselves they can start doing that.
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  3. says

    Thank you for that. I launched my own blog 3 months ago and it has now broken into the top 1m websites for traffic, which is amazing.

    It is an outlet of my views on World Events, Life in General, Love, Relationships Etc. to help others to challenge society and the way people think and problem solve. Hope you like what I am writing and sharing.

    “be FREE be ALIVE be Truly HAPPY”
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