ÂÂThis post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, online business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.
The Resources Mashup
Blogging / Writing
- Too busy to blog? 7 ways to blog more – how to make more time for blogging and find inspiration.
- 7 mistakes that lead to guest post failure – things to avoid if you want to have a successful guest blogging career.
- 9 ways to spice up any blog post fast – great tips on how to give that blog post a little something extra.
- 17 blog archive examples – a look at good (and not so good) blog archives and how you can create one for your site.
- 101 resources to help you become a better blogger – huge list of blogging resources.
Online Business / Personal Branding
- How to write a free report that lands you thousands of new subscribers – great tips on creating content to build your mailing list.
- 9 ways to start a new local business using Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, and Google – it’s not as expensive as you think to start a local business with the right online resources.
- How to turn your passion to profits and create your online empire – a great book review that will help you turn what you are passionate about into an online business.
- 5 reasons why your online presence will replace your resume in 10 years – I personally think it’s already happening, thanks to LinkedIn and other online resume / portfolio networks.
- How to create a profitable Facebook ad campaign – a nice run through of the right settings to setting up a successful Facebook ad.
Personal Development / Productivity
- How to find job satisfaction – the benefits of job satisfaction, and five ways to find it.
- The greatest discover of all: getting to know yourself – includes a great mini-guide on how to get to know yourself.
- How to internally align with financial abundance – how to clear our minds to see opportunities to gain financial abundance.
- 6 tips for work / life balance for people with big dreams – how to have it all and not burn out.
- A love letter to you: what is your life purpose? Who do you think you are, and what do you think you want?
Search Engines / SEO / Link Building / Analytics
- 5 free tools for competitor keyword research – want to target more keywords in your SEO campaign? Check out thse tools that will help you find the keywords your competitors target.
- How to rank #1 in Google – lots of great SEO resources all jammed into one post.
- The SEO industry needs to grow a pair – a look at the commentary on the fallout of the JC Penny / Overstock outings.
- SppyFu Recon Files – start showing real SEO value wiht this new tool (don’t miss the free example report to see just what you’ll be getting).
- i’m ranking, so where’s my traffic? Answers to a common question about why your rankings are not getting you traffic.
Social Media / Social Networking
- Essential guide to Facebook pages changes – lots of great information plus screenshots with guidelines on what you can do with the new Facebook.
- How to double your retweets in two days – includes a helpful chart with a “sweet spot” for when to tweet.
- 7 annoying social media personality disorders – the same kinds of people you don’t like in real life are online too.
- Brilliant bloggers talk about Klout – a roundup of great articles about social influence and Klout.
- TwitterCounter: Strategy to increase followers – looking to grow your Twitter network? Try this tip!
- 22 hot new social media tools worth exploring – a collection of social media applications, services, and resources from the Social Media Examiner contributors.
Blog Headline Action Guide & Toolkit
I get a lot of random review requests in my inbox, and sometimes, depending on how busy I am, they get a little lost in the pile. One that did catch my eye was from Jered of PlugChug Blogging Solutions.
I hadn’t heard of him before, but he had heard of me through his partner, Jean Sarauer, who created Virgin Blogger Notes. Because she was a great blogger (who has since moved on to bigger and better things), I thought this would be a great product, so I took the time to read it.
They created a guide called the Blog Headline Acition Guide & Toolkit (aff link). This eBook covers the following topics:
- Why Strong Headlines Increase Traffic, Subscribers, and Sales
- The Essentials of Irresistable Headlines
- 9 Simple Steps to Writing a Great Headline
- How to Evaluate & Transform Your Headlines
The real value of this eBook is the last part – the toolkit. There are 28 tips, a checklist, and a 5 step headline worksheet to help you construct the best headlines for your posts, plus an additional 175 ready-to-use headline formulas. Just rework them to fit with your niche and you will have a killer headline!
This eBook is only $27, which is quite a good deal for the amount of content they provide. As a bonus, you will also get monthly headline training updates in the form of video, as well as a one on one email session with the main author of the book. Definitely one to checkout if you have trouble writing great blog post titles (like I do).
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Yes I am in a kitten kick right now. Here’s another video that should have you going ooh and awww. I’ll get to puppies one day for all of you dog lovers soon!
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