Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Stand By Me

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

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO

  • 25 reasons why another site will link to yours – if you are trying to get links, be sure that there is something worth linking to upon your site first.
  • Determining social media ROI using Google Analytics – how you can track your goals in relation to your social media activities.
  • An SEO’s guide to HTTP status codes – not sure what a particular code means? Find out what it is and how it affects visitors and link juice.
  • 15 wasy to brainstorm for keyword ideas – if you’re looking for new niche ideas to make money, here are some ways to think of keywords outside the standard tools.
  • 5 link bait ideas – great examples of content that will attract links naturally!

Social Media / Social Networking

Photo of the Week

This week’s top photo came from inside an abandoned building in Goodyear, Arizona. That’s right everyone, when I’m not on the computer, I may likely be sneaking into old buildings for a little urban exploration. :)

Inside Trotting Park

Be sure to check out my photography blog for more photos (I post new pics Monday through Friday) and follow me @kristihines for my photography tweets!

Stand By Me

I can’t remember where I originally found this video, but it has become a favorite of my husband’s, so I thought I would share it with everyone.

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  1. says

    I actually featured that video on my blog some time ago Kristi, just after one of my mates sent me the link in an email. It really is an exceptional video, especially considering the musicians taking part came from all around the world.

    Did you photoshop that photo at all? Just seems like it could do with a bit of a lift.

    As usual Kristi, this was a great mashup.
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  2. says

    Hi Kristi,

    This is another awesome fetching Friday list and I must laud your efforts at linking to useful blog posts in the blogosphere regularly (especially on a consistent basis)!

    I just read the marketing infographics on the future of blogging and social media – it is awesome!

    I’m familiar with most of the blog posts on this list and I really appreciate the mention of my guide to guest blogging.

    Thanks so much for the link love and have a great weekend!

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  3. says

    I see why that video is a favorite of your hubby, Kristi. There’s so much unrecognized talent in it. I really enjoyed it.

    I just finished reading Sean’s post on writing slow. I liked your comment, and I think I may need to start writing my posts outside of WordPress then dropping it in like you do. I’m an obsessive over-editor when it comes to formatting and it’s definitely slowing my writing down.

    That infographic was cool, too. As always, thanks for sharing these with us. Nobody does it quite like you do, and I always find something new.
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  4. says

    There are a lot of helpful links in this post. I have been trying to learn more about social media and blogging and your posts have helped me tremendously.

    Also, I really love the video that you added. I had a history teacher that played it for us to make a point about the connections people from all over have, music being one. Playing for Change is the organization that features videos like the Stand By Me on their site.

  5. says

    Hello, I just came across this blog and I would have to say it’s awesome. I’m a photography enthusiast and and pro photographer wannabe and I couldn’t help but notice the pic you took on you urban exploration you mentioned. I was captivated by it and it almost appeared like an illusion. I didn’t realized that the thing in the middle is actually elevated from the ground. Well, it was eyes. :-) Great post and great shot. Thanks.

  6. says

    Hey Kristi, I ran through the post in my Google Reader this morning, opened a bunch of links and forgot to leave a comment :) Got distracted with so much reading!

    I love the video, already shared it with some friends, love Grandpa from New Orleans, so cool. Next time I am there I am so gonna try to see him singing live :)

    Thanks so much for including Steve’s post here, I was so happy to have him as a guest author on my blog, I love his work. He definitely deserves to be on a list as this one.

    Hope you had a great week and that you will have an even better weekend.
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  7. says

    Hi Kristi, I am so sorry for the comment I made earlier. I didn’t notice the “too many” typo errors. It made no sense when I read it again. There were a lot of accidental word omissions it it made no sense. Sorry. Thanks.

  8. says

    Really liked the Infograph from remarkablogger and the post from SEW (sounds like I’m more interested with social media these days :D).

    About the photo of the week, I used to do my own urban exploration 2 years ago with my friends (when I was still practicing parkour), I definitely miss those times, and I just realized that I could still do those things (like you) and blog about them :)

    Thanks for these great links and for including my recent post Kristi!
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  9. says

    Hi Kristi,
    I just discovered your blog and oh my, there are so many useful links and articles here, I don’t know where to start! I already know how I will be spending my time tonight! 😉 Thanks so much for all this useful information!
    I love your photo of the week, that would be an awesome location for taking some cool portrait photos, I wish we had something like that over here!
    Greetings from Belgium!
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    I was checking out your post a little late this week. (Nice way to get going on my Monday) and I noticed you had linked my guest post on Brankica’s site.

    What a pleasant surprise!

    Anyhow, thanks for the link, and as always for linking some great posts. I particularly like the hashtags ones, since social media is an area I know I need to improve. :)

    Have a wonderful week!

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  11. says

    Hi, Kristi.

    Love the picture. :) It is very interesting and shows us a different side of you. I can just imagine you and the happiness etched in your face when you discover these urban wonders.

    Thanks for this great list of resources. Your roundups is one of the many that I visit to gather informative articles and get to know new people. :)

    Enjoy your week.
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  12. says

    Hey Kristi, You just put a smile on me watching that very awesome video.
    Those people are very talented and just it feels warm and joy watching it!
    Staaaand by me! :p