Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Matt Cutts on Blackhat SEO

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

Have Your Registered for Blog World Yet?

Blog World Discount Code

If you haven’t registered already, your window for savings is almost closed. All passes are discounted until September 21st – that’s a savings of $300 off the full access pass, $50 off the 1 or 2-day passes, and $100 off of the virtual ticket but only if you register in the next six days.

14 confirmed keynote and session speakers are currently on the homepage as well as details about the highly anticipated monetization track which can be found on the Blog World blog. You can read the reasons I’m looking forward to going in my Why I’m Attending Blog World post which highlights my best experiences from last year’s event in Vegas.

Plus you can still use my discount code KIKOLANI20 for an additional 20% off. So what are you waiting for?? Register now and let me know you’re going too so I can add you to my BWELA Twitter list!

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

Business / Making Money Online

Graphic Design / Web Design

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO

Social Media / Social Networking

Photo of the Week

This week’s top photo is from Sedona, Arizona and is a composition of Cathedral Rock with a quaint little house / shed out front.

Scenic View of Cathedral Rock

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!

Matt Cutts Special Video Message

I warn you, there’s a tiny hint of NSFW in this video, but overall it’s quite funny and best appreciated by not watching – only listening. :)

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  1. says

    Man that Matt Cutts video made me a wee bit dizzy holy shmoly. I guess I was expecting a bit more from him, none the less it was a bit funny. The photo of the week reminds me of Airwolf which mention the Arizona desert often. This shot surely looks like a scene from the TV series. A long time ago I know, oh the good old days!
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  2. says


    I am planning on going to BlogWorld this year, even if it’s quite a trip for me, but I am somehow stuck with the ticket that I should get.

    Should I get a “Full Access Pass” or a “2-Day Blogger and Podcaster Pass”? What’s your personally experience with this?

    I should also mention that I am planning this primarily for networking. Oh, and see Sonia Simone on stage. :)


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    • says

      Hi Eugen,

      It really depends on what you’re there for. There’s usually a strong lineup of sessions on Thursday. Friday and Saturday are the days that the majority of people will be there, some with expo only passes so they can hang out in the exhibits and just network. I signed up for just the 2-day pass for Friday and Saturday, although I’m considering maybe switching to Thursday and Friday and making Saturday an expo only because I remember that last year I was no longer able to really focus on the sessions by the third day – two days in a row was good enough. Not that the sessions were bad (before I arrived I had picked about two sessions per time slot), but there’s only so much learning I can handle. :)

      Anyway, if you’re looking mainly to do networking, Friday & Saturday are the prime days to be there as those are the main days. But if there’s anyone in particular you want to meet up with, just ask them when they’re going. That should make you pretty confident in your choice. :)

  3. says

    Matt has been releasing videos on many evils (according to Google) that his anti-spam team has to face — but in reality his team has failed terribly in doing so. For example they had to issue a public notice recently over how an irritant SEO/SMM expert made Google’s own local address (Mountain View) as a closed/relocated address!!

    Anyway – cat & mouse (Tom & Jerry — Tom=Google, Jerry=SEOs whatever their classification is!) game will always continue as nobody will yield an inch of ground as they ply their trades for their own benefits!

    PERIOD. :)

  4. says

    Fun and exciting every time your Fetching Friday comes, lots of nice article reading over the weekend when I take the laptop with me on the beach instead of a book if the waves is too small. I like everything about SEO and social media and you’ll find really raisins in the cake in the blogosphere.

  5. says

    Wow! I love that Matt Cutts video. It made me notice just how similar Matt’s voice has stayed over the years.

    I also enjoyed the dress-to-impress article. Not only will it get other people to take you more seriously but it will give you more self confidence. I know people who dress up for phone interviews just because they believe it’ll change their speaking style. (And even if it doesn’t – it’s still a positive placebo effect.)
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