Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Journey Through Canyons

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 / Writing

Business / Career

  • 92 Ways to Get (and Maximize) Press Coverage – Here are 92 ways/tips/thoughts/things that have helped Chris get and maximize press coverage over the last 12 years.
  • 10 Content Ideas To Improve Organic Visibility – In the past series of articles, we focused on determining what keywords were already generating business for a web site and then optimizing your existing pages to improve organic results for those keywords. In this and some future articles, we’ll cover adding new content to a website as well as other web venues to improve organic visibility.
  • How to Deal with Negative Reviews – Watch this video now to get a simple, yet fool-proof three step strategy to deal with negative reviews online.
  • 25 Reasons I Work From Home – When Christian first started working online, from home, I didn’t know all the reasons for working online. Over time, however, he’s come to understand a myriad of reasons why working online is a positive experience.
  • HUGE Mistakes Most CEOs, Small Business Owners & Managers Are Making – What to Do Instead – Staying too busy working IN your business to work ON your business is an extremely common mistake – one that has always separated the successful from those barely making it.


Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO

  • 78 Resources For Every Internet Marketer’s Toolkit – These free or affordable SEO tools, link building tools, coding tools, conversion tools, convenience tools, social media tools, forums, news and blogs, and social profiles will help keep your marketing up to date and help you do your job better.
  • 12 Google Link Analysis Methods That Might Have Changed – Bill lists a dozen possibilities and granted Google patents that describe them, but Google uses link analysis in a lot of ways, and what Google turned off might involve something else entirely, and/or something that might not even be described in a patent.
  • 40 More Google Search Quality Updates From Google – As we have been writing about a lot this morning, Google announced 40 changes to search quality they made over the past month or so. This is an update from their 17 changes in January.
  • Hardcore Local SEO Tactics – Learn some great local search marketing tactics from the local search panel at SMX West.
  • How Google Makes Liars Out of the Good Guys in SEO – Every day we tell our clients to build good content and Google will reward them we know that it’s a white lie most times, because the other side of that coin is and ALSO build anchor text links so you can actually rank well, because community building is not enough of a factor yet.

Social Media / Social Networking

  • 9 Social Media Hacks I Use Every Day – Using your limited social media time wisely is all about going beyond the obvious activities. These nine efficiencies — hacks — are what you need to embrace right now.
  • The Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn – This post will show you the important areas you need to be taking advantage of on LinkedIn for branding and traffic including your personal profile, groups, answers, company pages, and plugins.
  • 250+ Brands on Pinterest – Like moths being drawn to a Martha Stewart decorative candle, brands are flocking to Pinterest. Whether you think they should or not doesn’t really matter.
  • PlusBlogging – How to Dominate your Market in Google+ – Jason details and dissects some factors that can help boost your SEO, content marketing and social campaigns using your Google+ brand/profile page or by PlusBlogging (blogging on Google+).
  • 26 Tips for Using Pinterest for Business – How to create a business presence, drive traffic to your website, increase SEO value, and improve your social media marketing.

Photo of the Week

This week’s top photo comes from my first camping trip in Sedona. I miss the fall colors! This was taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 and edited in Adobe Lightroom.

Fall Colors

Be sure to check out my photography blog for more photos and follow me @kristihines for my photography tweets or become a fan of Photostry on Facebook!

Journey Through Canyons

Some Southwestern treasures for your viewing pleasure this weekend!

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  1. says

    Hi Kristi, great roundup as usual. I’m certainly going to check out the Pinterest post. I’m curious to know your views on Pinterest. As a photographer how do you feel about having your work shared there with or without a link back to your sites? Pinterest seems so harmless but I heard that Flickr is blocking some content from there. Thanks Kristi and have a great weekend!
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  2. says

    I’m such a sucker for those time-lapse videos. No matter how many times you see them, they never get old. Thanks for all the great resources this week! Haven’t read many of them yet, but trust me when I say I have plenty to do this weekend. 😀

  3. says

    I’m especially interested in your 5th resource — going from having a blog to writing a book. I went to check out that website, and there is a lot of interesting information there. I’ve never written a book, but just reading that website makes me think “wow this is something even I might be able to do.”
    David just posted Sell Textbooks

  4. says

    I just read the article in your list: “The Essential Ingredients for Building a Blog That Ranks in Alexa’s Top 10,000″ and I recommend to everyone who wants to build a successful blog to read this article. This shows again, succee is all about providing great value and building relationships and not about gimmicks and secrets. Fantastic article – thanks a lot for the share.
    Robert just posted Free Rank Checker Tool – Google Rank Checker

  5. says

    Good job Kristi! Thank you for providing us such useful links. I must check Pinterest. I am invited to sing up, through e-mails, facebook etc, and haven’t an account yet. I thought it was just one more social networking thing, but seems to be a useful tool to promote your work.
    Journey through canyons was very relaxing. Seeing the clouds travelling above the cliffs :)
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