Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Blog Headlines

­­This 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

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

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

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).

I Are Cute Kitten

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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    • says

      That’s my secret mission on this blog.. to turn everyone into cat people! 😉 Will work on giving some canine focus on here soon though!

    • says

      That must be an interesting job. I don’t know if I could do it though… I’d get attached to the pets, especially if they were cats.

  1. says

    I really enjoyed the 7 Annoying Social Media Types. Heh, I remember a friend telling me about their meeting with a large group of A-listers and that they were all a bunch of lovely people except this one guy who was a prick – sure enough, his social media presence gives off that pretentious, self absorbed vibe, too!
    Tracy O’Connor just posted Friday Roundup

    • says

      A lot of people get the wrong impression of the so-called A-listers. Most are really awesome people who may come off a bit snooty when they’re really just busy. I haven’t met any really pretentious ones yet, but I’m sure they’re out there!

      • says

        I’m so glad you liked my post on Pushing Social, Tracy! It was a fun one to write. Someone in the comments suggested adding an eighth one – the Snob, which is probably somewhat akin to the Diva. But, Kristi is right, most “A-Listers” are really great people. It just gets hard to respond to everything when your community gets really big!
        Laura Click just posted Website Critique – The Invisible Office

  2. Steve says

    Terrific list to keep me busy until next Friday. I think this kitten video tops the slow motion one from last week – I died when I saw him in the coffee pot. Looking forward to the puppy videos along with the article suggestions next week.

    • says

      Headlines can make or break your post, get the attention of people on social networking sites, bring in search engine traffic, and even take you to the top of sites like Digg (I have it on high authority that numbered list posts do the best on that site). So really, that one little line of your post can be the things that makes it successful or makes sure it gets buried. I have a huge struggle when it comes to good headlines, so that guide came in pretty handy for me!