Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & CommentLuv Benefits

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and benefits of CommentLuv 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

  • The 7 day blog challenge – a great way to learn more about your readers and find informative new blogs.
  • Case study: How a new blog achieved 100% growth in 2 months – what it takes to build and market a successful blog and the lessons learned.
  • 21 creative blogger bio pages – great inspiration for creating your about page.
  • Going viral – marketing techniques to get people to take notice of your content.
  • How to make your content work for you – difference between web vs. print, plus 5 tips to effectively write for the Internet.


  • A comprehensive new Digg guide – a complete how to from customizing your profile to submitting new stories, plus what is new and what is missing Digg now.
  • 4 ways I compose posts to drive millions of pageviews through Digg – a look at the kind of content that does well on Digg.
  • Digg vs. Reddit: interesting numbers after the new version of Digg goes live.
  • What Digg must do to survive? How Digg got where it is today, and what they can do to save themselves.


  • 10 Facebook tabs to add – for your personal profile (until Facebook gets rid of them too).
  • 10 tips and tricks for your Facebook fan page – call to action, video embedding, hidden content, and more.
  • 8 things that put Facebooks valuation into perspective – infographic.
  • Facebook Ads success: secrets from a Facebook insider – 7 tips.
  • 25 highly addictive Facebook games – for productivity’s sake, stay away from these.

Link Building

  • Anchor text is losing its power – a look at which techniques are no longer effective with the new search changes.
  • 4 valuable link building tools and applications – a unique collection to help you build links in a variety of ways.
  • Link Building 101: the almost complete link building guide – huge post to help you learn the basics in link building.
  • The art of link building for established brands – 3 types of links and things to take advantage of when link building for well known names.
  • Backlinking boo boo – which technique might get you put in the notorious sandbox.

Mailing Lists / Making Money Online / Online Marketing

  • Affiliate SEO: how websites are ranking in the most profitable niches – a must read if you want to make money online.
  • What can you do with a keyword domain? Make money, of course!
  • How to research and get the best deal on online products – make money online by getting the most value when you purchase memberships, ebooks, courses, and other online products.
  • Entrepreneurial wisdom: insight and inspiration from some of the top experts in making money online.
  • 5 keys to marketing products online – great tips for selling your own product!

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO / Analytics

Social Media / Social Networking

  • 5 step process for social media success – focused for businesses, a simple graphic that shows what you need to do to succeed in social media.
  • What you can learn about social media marketing from TLC – 7 tips for a great social media marketing campaign.
  • The social media lifecycle – use this guide to figure out if your favorite social network is growing or getting ready to fade away.
  • 3 real time search engines to discover social media trends –
  • Knowing why you use social media is what counts – knowing the why of when you use something will help you learn how to use it.


  • 10 things you didn’t know about the new Twitter – what you need to know about how it was created and what it means to you.
  • 8 killer tips to get quality Twitter followers – if you’re having troubles growing your following, maybe you need to look at this list.
  • Use Twitter lists to engage community members – 3 steps for using lists to engage your community members and have them return to your site.
  • Is Twitter worth your time? A look at the value in Twitter and how to use it.
  • The 16 day job challenge – a good way to look for a job using your social connections.


Win Tickets

Did you miss out on the half off registration? You can still win tickets for Facebook Success Summit from Denise Wakeman in a few simple steps. Be sure to check it out soon – the entry deadline is tomorrow, Saturday 18th, at 5PM PST. You can also enter a video to win tickets to Blog World Expo or write a post to win one of 10 free passes to Blog World Expo. Don’t miss out on these great opportunities!

Benefits of CommentLuv

I have to admit, I’m a little biased on why I like this video (you’ll see at the 3:15 minute mark). :) But in all seriousness, David Maddux did a great job showing the backend and benefits of CommentLuv – a must see for anyone waffling on whether to install and use the CommentLuv (or another plugin that may cause you to lose it).

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  1. says

    Very comprehensive guide, as usual. I won’t lie, it is nice to have someone doing a little bit of the filter work, as there is so much stuff out there, finding the quality articles can be a pain.

    I have been working through the social media section, as this is one of the areas where I need to spend some time…
    Steve just posted Unmasking Different Types of Home Medical Equipment

  2. says

    Hi Kristi,

    Thank you for featuring my video here on your blog, it’s extremely flattering coming from you. You have undoubtedly the most excellent social media blog I have ever seen. There, I said it! Please keep in touch.

    Best wishes,

    David Maddux
    David Maddux just posted Enable CommentLuv On Your Blog

  3. says

    Some interested articles listed here, but way too many for me to actually read!

    I recently started using ComLuv on my site and think its great. One of the features really like is the ability to see other registered members recent comments, so you can see what other ComLuv sites they have been on, which is really cool if you find someone with the same interests. Ive found a few new sites / really interesting posts like that.

    The only downside of ComLuv is you have to keep the parrasites out, you do get a few silly one liners clearly posted just for the link, but if you stay on top of that its pretty good.
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  4. says

    I can see why you love the video! That is awesome he highlighted you. I have never put too much thought into comment love, but I think I am going to install it and see how it works out for me.

  5. says

    This is pretty cool, a very good resource for businesses like me who are trying to gain an online presence. Everyone has to have at least a website today, or else you’ll always remain unknown.