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
Blogging / Writing
- How to write thousands of words every single week – for those of us that have a lot of writing to do, here’s some ways to get it done.
- How to get your blog noticed in a crowded niche – different ways to stand out from the crowd.
- Blogging like a pro – how to do effective content research to generate great ideas for your writing.
- 6 common slip-ups that make your blog look bad – while I don’t necessarily agree with the point about taking dates off your post, the rest are pretty solid.
- Generate success with 37 winning titles – stuck on coming up with great titles? Try these formulas!
Making Money Online / Marketing / Online Business
- Finding the faith to work for yourself – inspiration for those who are not going to give up on living their dream!
- 7 fast fixes to increase your website’s conversion rate – if your conversion sucks, here’s some things you can do about it.
- Let’s get viral: 6 strategies for viral exposure and growth – apply these ideas to your business site or blog!
- Make more money with Google Adsense – a simple tweak to increase earnings.
- 7 reasons why self-employment sucks – from someone who has been self-employed for 18 months but has tripled their income.
Personal Development / Productivity
- 10 powerful ways to dramatically increase your personal growth – use these tips
- Time management and television – what is the real cost of your time spent watching TV on your productivity and life.
- Stop worrying about what others think – 9 tips to gain confidence and be inspired to be, create, and share your talents without fear.
- Why you want to give and receive brutally honest advice – plus ways to give it with a little more tact.
- Use questions to change your mindset – what to ask yourself when you first wake up in the morning.
Search Engines / SEO
- Top Google rankings – six ways to do it, straight from a Google site clinic in London.
- Google real time search adds more sources – see the complete list of social networks included in Google’s real time search , now including Quora, Gowalla, Twigoo, and more.
- 5 ways to attract and generate leads through link building – a look at different link building strategies and their short-term / long-term advantages.
- How to bake SEO into viral-friendly posts – sometimes titles that spread through social media aren’t the ones that are the most search engine friendly. Here’s a good way to optimize for search and not hurt the spread of the content.
- What is the click-through rate on Google’s top 10 organic results? Find out in this simple infographic how much traffic the top spot gets vs. the rest.
Social Media / Social Networking
- Using RSS to monitor your industry and brand reputation – how to find the right feeds so you can easily see what you need to know.
- 10 LinkedIn tips and tricks you might not know – I didn’t know several of them, so I’d bet you’ll find something useful here!
- 6 tips to increase your Facebook EdgeRank – aka the thing that will get you better position in your fans’ news streams.
- Useful tools for making your online life easier – includes tools for social media and much more.
- How to search Twitter like a pro – use these different operators to find just the tweets you have been searching for.
Royal Wedding 2.0
Whether you have royal wedding fever and have gotten up in the wee hours to watch the cermony or you could care less, one thing you have to give props to is the way they have used social media to give everyone a piece of the experience.
If you’re looking to use social media to promote an event, take a look at some of the ways social media has played a part in the royal wedding of 2011.
- First of all, there is the royal wedding blog that has been giving updates about everything to do with the royal nuptials.
- Next, you can share your excitement with fans of the British Monarchy on the official Royal Wedding event page.
- Want to watch? You can catch the the
live broadcastrebroadcast and highlights of the cermony on the royal Youtube channel.
- Follow the currently promoted #RoyalWedding hashtag for the latest conversation on Twitter.
- Want to know what’s going to happen? Download the 27 page official wedding program from the Prince of Wales government site.
- Ready to see some photos? Head over to the British Monarchy Flickr account to see the latest and best snapshots.
And lastly, it’s not just the royals that are providing us with lots of lovely information. There has been a surge in content about the event, including some great royal wedding infographics created about royal weddings of the past, the cost, and other factoids of interest.
At the time of writing this, I haven’t decided whether I’ll get up at 3am to watch this live or just go for a replay later in the day. Will you be watching?
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