Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baboons in a Car

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 / Content

Business / Career

Freelancing

Personal Development / Productivity

  • The Truth About Piles and Your Productivity – The next time you are looking for something that is buried in your piles, think twice about adding to the problem. Here are just a few tips to help you avoid the piles:
  • The 9-5 Guide to Staying Active – As someone steadily entrenched in my chair over these last few months in the office, I’ve had to get creative. I’ve had to try and puzzle out how I can devote my daily 9 to 5, in other words, to the betterment—not the detriment—of my health. Here’s what I’ve come up with.
  • 75 Day-Brightening Stories of Generosity – 75 real life stories of everyday giving from our sister site, Makes Me Think, that will put a smile on your face and inspire you to pay it forward.
  • 5 Ways To Take Absolute Control Of Business Productivity – More time to spend with your loved ones. More time to try new things. More time to work on a killer project. How valuable would that added time to you? It would be priceless right? This post will go through 5 ways to take control of your productivity.
  • How a Relapse Begins: The Key To Removing Bad Habits From Your Life – A common view of relapses is that the start of the relapse is when you fall back into your former state of being. Learn how they happen and how to stop them.

Search Engines / SEO

  • Google Launches Knowledge Graph To Provide Answers, Not Just Links – The Knowledge Graph is being used to provide popular facts about people, places and things alongside Google’s traditional results.
  • 7 Time-Saving Google Analytics Custom Reports – Instead of spending time digging around for important metrics, you can find what you need separated neatly into columns for some analysis that will lead to some actionable insight.
  • 17 Types of Link Spam to Avoid – Going forward, the wise SEO would want to take note of the types of link spam to make sure that what they’re doing doesn’t look like a type of link spam. Google’s response to and attitude towards each type of link spam varies, but every link building method becomes more and more risky as you begin moving towards the danger zone.
  • The Worst Kept “Secret” in Local Search: My Thoughts on the Impending Plus-Places Merge – The inevitable integration of Google’s Plus and Places products, obvious since Day One of Plus, finally seems like it might be imminent. We’ve seen several signals from Google in the last couple of months that this integration may be coming sooner rather than later:
  • How to Get Rid of Unwanted Backlinks – If you’ve been hit by Google Penguin or an unnatural links penalty, you’re gonna want to drill, baby, drill. The more backlinks you can evaluate the better.

Social Media / Social Networking

Photo of the Week

This week’s top photo comes from Yosemite National Park. It’s one of my favorites from my husband’s recent trip there in April.

Yosemite

Be sure to check out Jason Hines’ photography blog and Arizona wedding photography website for more photos. Also, follow him on Twitter @jasonphines or Google+!

Baboons Testing a Hyundai

What better way to test the durability of a car than to release a lot of “cheeky monkeys” on and in it!

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Comments

  1. says

    Great post (as usual)! Thank you especially for posting that article about how to stay fit while working from 9-5. It’s so hard to keep up when I’m so busy doing other things, so posts like that one always give me a little extra motivation. Thanks!

  2. says

    I’m really glad that you included those posts about social media marketing, because it’s really gone over my head lately and I feel like I need to do a little more research about it to really grasp what it’s all about. Thank you for posting.

  3. says

    Love the video! An excellent way of laying claim that one’s product is made of quality and is even durable enough that monkeys can fool around at still have it standing. And to those who haven’t seen the havoc that monkeys (or worse baboons) can do to a car – you’ll be amazed.
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