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.
The Resources Mashup
- The new moon will be in Aries on April 3rd – how will you experience this blast of pure energy?
- Beyond the chart – a few things to inspire during the dark moon of Pisces.
- How to bond with an Aquarian woman – learn more about that Aquarian female in your life, whether she is family, friend, or a lover.
- Mercury retrograde, March 30 through April 23 – what is in store for us when Mercury turns regtrograde? Find out.
- The essence for March 31 – did you enjoy indulgence and escape?
- The Bobcats – see what hijinks the Bobcats get into with a new employee on a regular Tuesday at the office.
- The 4 seasons of Seattle Weather – I try not to post two from the same site in the same category unless they’re both really good, and this one is a peach as well!
- Sharing Bacon – the perils of a “see” food diet.
- Geek detection – you’ll know when you meet one.
- Platypus – the ultimate superanimal!
- A little lint and suddenly you’re bridezilla? Why this bride should have eloped.
- Which Sucker Punch premiere dress ruled? I’d go with the pink worn by Jamie Chung.
- Fashion challenge of the week – could you go a week without wearing neutrals?
- The 2011 trend report – the color for this spring is white. Here’s how to do white right!
- Women’s swimsuits – a fashion history infographic of what women have worn in the water from 1910 to today.
- Details on Kristen Stewart’s wedding dress – or at least Bella’s dress for the upcoming movie!
- Could leaked bedroom photos make Breaking Dawn more appealing to non-Twilight fans – let’s face it. It looks h-a-w-t!
- Robert Pattinson disses Twilight in an interview – ever heard that you shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds?
- Twilight fans are on Team Meyer – a contest for ten lucky fans to meet the source of the Twilight saga herself!
- Edward’s Breaking Dawn Volvo spotted – love it or hate it, Edward’s got new wheels. One way to get car enthusiasts to “break down” to see Breaking Dawn.
I have a major confession to make. When I’m driving, it’s like the inside of my car is the inside of the average person’s shower. That’s right, I pretend I’m auditioning for American Idol every day, to and from work. And for the last two weeks, I’ve been perfecting this awesome tune.
Now all I need is a studio and video director and I could be the next Internet sensation!
Just kidding everyone. Happy April Fools Day! Now onto our regularly scheduled programming!
Blogging / Writing
- 8 strategic blog homepages that draw readers deeper – learn some great design and content placement tips from these high traffic blogs that will get visitors to stay on your site.
- How to identify blog comments as spam – a simple way to see if that generic looking comment is legit or spam.
- 5 most important things they didn’t teach you about blogging – how to gain perspective about your own success and the perceived success of others.
- 10 blog post creation tips every blogger should follow – want more traffic and engagement with your blog posts? Follow these tips!
- 6 non-content must haves for business blogs – also applicable to any blog.
Design / Inspiration
- 100 unique Tumblr themes for 2011 – huge collection for bloggers on Tumblr.
- Top 10 WordPress hacks of all time – improve your site’s functionality with these ten pieces of code.
- 10 web design elements you shouldn’t overlook – things to consider for your links, forms, buttons, and more.
- 10 bad web design habits you should avoid – after seeing what you should be doing, here’s a look at what you shouldn’t be doing.
- 28 examples of yellow colored business cards – great inspiration if you are looking to design some business cards.
Making Money Online / Marketing / Online Business
- Using the Google Traffic Estimator Tool to find the best keywords – shows not just how to use the tool, but what else to look for when choosing a niche domain.
- Why some blogs do not convert with affiliate marketing – listen to the whole video to see if there are ways you can improve your blog to perform better.
- Why affiliate marketers are the best marketers – 7 reasons why you should look toward affiliate marketers for advice on improving conversion, niche research, driving traffic, ROI, and more.
- 4 words that will get your email opened – the reasons why and how negativity sells.
- How to know if your niche has enough demand to be profitable – questions you will need to answer to determine if you are targeting the right topic.
Personal Development / Productivity
- 50 things you need to give up today – when you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.
- How to capture the ideas worth pursuing – don’t let great ideas disappear in the wind – five ways to cement it to be implemented.
- Get ready to live a better life in 30 days – April challenge for those interested in a great course on personal development.
- Are they problems or challenges – how words can send the wrong signal to your brain about a situation.
- 30 inspirational self improvement quotes by Dr. Wayne Dyer – if you’re needing a little inspiration, you’ll probably find it here!
Search Engines / SEO / Link Building / Analytics
- Weed out your lowest performing pages – don’t get caught by the next Panda update by making sure Google doesn’t find low quality content on your site.
- Link building with photo journalism – just another way that content can drive links to your site and improve rankings.
- Why quality is the only sustainable SEO strategy – a look at what link metrics translate to higher rankings.
- Local SEO tracking: how to effectively track offline conversions – what custom entities to create to track offline conversions from online marketing.
- Google +1 and the rise of social SEO – how the new button will affect SEO and rankings.
Social Media / Social Networking
- Retweet glossary, syntax and punctuation – are you retweeting the right way? Find out in this post!
- 4 useful Twitter automation tools and how to use them – the benefits of supplementing your engagement (but not fully automating it).
- Social media marketin research – 3 steps to guaranteed success in finding your target audience and what they are interested in.
- How to get the most out of advanced social media search – how to get more information from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
- How to create and add a custom iFrame tab to Facebook pages – step by step guide with screenshots.
After a long, potentially stressful week, sometimes you just need something that makes you relax. This is one of those somethings. Enjoy!
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