Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Movie of the Week

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

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

Blogging / Writing

Making Money Online / Online Business

  • How to get Facebook ads for (almost) free – optimizing your ads for lower CPC bids.
  • 20 tips I used to make money with Amazon – great tips from someone who has made $90K USD from Amazon affiliates.
  • Advanced email marketing for bloggers: how to really clean your mailing list – if you want to make money, it’s also important to save money. Learn how to clean your list to make sure you’re only paying for active subscribers.
  • How to build a list – 4 elements of list building, 20 list building tips, and some list building tools and plugins.
  • How to claim your business on Google Places – have a physical location or an address you want to share? Claim it for local search!

Personal Development / Productivity

  • How to recognize depression and regain control – a powerful post about how depression can take control of you when you least expect it and how to fight back.
  • Empowering belief systems – the belief and behavior connection, and how they relate to feelings.
  • Is your routine empowering? The purpose of a routine, when it is time to change, and how to create an empowering routine.
  • 50 ways to find inspiration – how to create, explore, and expand your creativity.
  • Why creating reading lists jump starts self improvement success – how to find a purpose for your list, choose books, and set a reading schedule.

Search Engines / SEO / Link Building / Analytics

  • A complete guide to the Google Panda Update – 50+ articles and resources to help you get to know the latest algorithmic change. Lookout for articles by SEOmoz and Andy Beard for ways to see if your site was affected, and the last article by Search Engine Land with updates on what you can do to get back into Google’s good graces if you were dinged.
  • Get your new WordPress site indexed in 24 hours – great checklist of exactly what to do to get Google to find your new site fast!
  • Manipulating Google suggest results – how it works, alternative theories, and manipulating it for good.
  • 5 steps to killer keyword research – don’t just barely scratch the surface or go overboard. Use this set process to get the best keyword research done every time.
  • SEO 101: Beginners ultimate guide for on-site SEO – looking to brush up on your SEO knowledge? This post has a lot of good info.

Social Media / Social Networking

For Photography Fans

I’ve finally lured my darling husband, Jason Hines, into the world of blogging. If you interested in photography (aka, like looking at awesome photos), then I invite you to check out Photo Ninjas where my husband and I share our photos with the world.

Between the two of us, he definitely has THE skills. After starting photography in November of last year, he has gone through three cameras and four tripods to find the right equipment (at least until the new Nikons come out). His ease with learning the ins and outs of image editing software has been as impressive as the great shots he’s taken.

So definitely take a moment to check out some great pics from Australia and Arizona, and be sure to subscribe or become a fan to keep up with our pictoral adventures around the world!

Movie of the Week

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t contain my excitement for this movie. This had better be a gazillion times better than Skyline, which was a major disappointment.

I also have the song at the end on my iPod. That’s how into this I am. You can view higher quality trailers on Apple.

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Comments

  1. says

    I like the post about indexing new WordPress site on 24, although I don’t think it will take 24 hours as I have done this before many times, let’s say it will take up to 48 hours in many cases which is not bad at all! Also I don’t see any plugin necessary rather than the Google XML Sitemaps plugin, I used to submit my new blogs sitemap to Google webmaster tools right after creating it!

    Another thing I would like to add is that posting more than one blog post on the new blog can help as it pings services!
    Hesham just posted 50 Traffic Sources You Should Milk Like Crazy

    • says

      Good point.. I was going to try their method on my next site. I guess everyone will have different results. Good tip on the blog posting frequency.

  2. says

    Kristi, thank you so much for including me! This is the proof that everyone should read your book :)

    I saw several posts here that I haven’t read yet, so I will have to catch up today. You always choose the ones I learn from.

    The photo is very interesting! And about the movie – I saw the trailer, I am so not going to see it, lol. When they were promoting The Independence Day in my country, they made real news report about aliens coming. I was a kid then. Imagine my fear. Since then, I hate alien movies, lol, I know it sound weird but it was scary. They had footages of UFOs about some cities in my country, all news reporting the end of the world… what people won’t do for promo, RLMAO
    Brankica just posted 50 Traffic Sources You Should Milk Like Crazy

    • says

      Sorry to hear about your bad experience with alien movies. I’m usually into the “end of the world” type movies, but my excitement is a bit dimmed in midst of the news out of Japan today. :(

  3. says

    Kristi, many thanks for once again featuring one of my posts.

    I just came from reading Mavis Nong’s article over on DiTesco’s iblogzone.com site about getting good search engine results in the wake of Google’s Panda update. I’m one of the fortunate ones who saw a traffic spike from Google over the last two weeks, and I’m grateful for that.

    I’m thinking about pulling the dozen or so articles I have over at ezinearticles.com, waiting a few weeks, and then posting them on my site. I get very little traffic from ezinearticles, and I don’t even have a backlink from my author profile.
    John Soares just posted Top 10 Tips For a Successful Teleseminar-Podcast Interview

    • says

      You’re welcome, and that’s great to hear that you were one of the winners at the end of the update.

      As far as article networks, they are probably less valuable to you there than on your blog, so that’s definitely a good idea!

  4. says

    You’re right, Skyline was a major disappointment, so much so that I’m not even going to see this one until I hear reviews after the fact. Did you know there’s also a “mock-buster” movie being released today straight to DVD of the same title that has Nia Peeples in it? The things people do these days.
    Mitch Mitchell just posted Are You Ready For “Controversial”

  5. says

    Another week, another great list. I especially like that you included that 20 tips for Amazon link.

    See, the best thing about what you’re doing here is that I would have never found that site, nor that post. I just bought another domain and I’m going to follow what he’s doing there. Good luck with your photo site, will you be sharing your progress on here?

    I’m not revealing my niche until it’s all ready, I think it’s a good one though. Perhaps a little crowded, but that’s where SEO makes it happen. :)

    Cheers Kristi! Have a great weekend!
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