Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & How to Generate Good Ideas

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


Search Engines / SEO

  • Link-building Tips and Tools for Bloggers in a Post-Panda and Penguin World – So you might be asking what more can be written about link building for bloggers? The answer is, a lot. Bloggers have an advantage that static and retail websites don’t. There are tons of great link-building strategies that can be utilized to increase backlinks.
  • Announcing the 2012 SEO Industry Survey – From independent consultants to agency SEOs to in-house marketers, we got to see responses from a wide swath of the industry’s demographics.
  • 50+ Things Every Link Builder Needs To Know – If you’re shopping for link builders, make sure that the one you go with knows most of the following.
  • Do Improved Social Signals Cause Improved Rankings – I wanted to see if it was actually plausible for these correlations to arise without social signals being a direct ranking factor. I built some Excel models to test this out and see if I could build a model that achieved the observed correlations without assuming social signals as a ranking factor.
  • What Is In Your Enterprise SEO Toolkit – This is a very incomplete list of the tools you probably want to look at if you’re responsible for SEO in an organization so big you get lost finding the restroom. No favorites—if it’s on this list it’ll do the job nicely.

Social Media / Social Networking

Photo of the Week

This week’s top photo comes from Yosemite where the deer didn’t mind standing still for a photo op.


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

How to Generate Good Ideas

Five ways to make sure your mind can generate good ideas to use later.

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  1. says

    Every week I look forward to your “exhaustive” report! :) Thanks for taking the time and effort to compile this thing! This weekend I’ll be bulldozing thru those 600+ sites… whew! Blogging is hard work!

    Blog On and have a great weekend!
    Dave Lucas just posted Blog Income Report December 2012

  2. says

    Hey, Kristi! I found most interesting those 37 Posts About Crappy Marketing – a bad marketing campaign can ruin everything (at least that’s my opinion). Don’t get me wrong, I found lots of good stuff here, but I just wanted to say that article really opened my eyes. Thanks!
    Cristian Stan just posted Best Power Washers

  3. says

    Hey Kristi :)

    Thanks so much for including me in today’s edition of Fetching Friday!!

    I did a little dance in my chair when I saw my article listed this morning :)

    I also really enjoyed your guest post over at SeoGadget – some ninja tips there for
    cool content ideas.

    Thanks again!

    Reading your roundups has become a ritual for me every Friday morning :)



  4. says

    Love your list Kristi!

    Always look forward to this wonderful resource and make sure to bookmark this page to read during the weekend. :)

    Thanks for sharing and taking the time to collect such goodies for us. :)

    BTW – The video is showing some error – or is it just at my end.
    Harleena Singh just posted Why the Fuss About a Good Habit

  5. says

    Hello Kristi,

    Thanks a lot for publishing this information. The list seems to be helpful. I would like to go these links asap and read what the latest articles are offering us. I read ‘The Smart Freelance Writer’s Guide to Raising Rates’ and it is too good. I like it.

    Sanjib just posted LG Optimus L3 Review, Tech Specs And Price