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
- Creating a Successful Blog Post â€“ From Idea to Promotion – My blogging process, from compiling topic ideas to promoting posts for success.
- 7 Tips to Increase Your Blog Comments – What you need to know about blog comments and how to build a strong blog community by encouraging your readers to leave more comments.
- Get The 7-Step Extreme Blog Makeover – 7 cosmetic improvements you can make today to breathe new life into your blog.
- 7 Creativity Roadblocks You Need to Be Aware Of – 7 of the most awful creativity roadblocks you need to be aware of that might stand between your vision and success. Also see 5 Tips To Boost Your Creativity.
- 61 Ways to Lead Readers with Directional Keywords – Directional keywords can help guide your website visitors to do what you want them to do.
Business / Career
- 21 Big Marketing Ideas for Small Marketing Budgets – Are you trying to market your company online? Well, who isnâ€™t? But do you know how to market your company online without spending too much money?
- 3 Simple Strategies to Double Your Webinar Attendance – If you run webinars and want to increase you webinar attendance then use these simple strategies to boost subscribers and profits from your webinars.
- The Ultimate Online Marketing Recipe – KISSmetrics has crafted the ultimate online marketing recipe. One thatâ€™s easy to follow and breaks everything down into steps.
- 23 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Sales Letters – Every has their own idea of what a sales letter should and should not be, but the fact is that some simple convert better than others. Learn which one is right for you and your blog / products.
- Become A Good Online Marketer In 5 Really Hard Steps – Experienced online marketers know there are no shortcuts to building long term web visibility.
Graphic Design / Web Design
- How to Create An Effective Complex Footer: Content Design and Examples- Ways to incorporate relevant and user-friendly elements into your footer.
- Compilation of Well Designed Donation Pages – Take a peek down through to see some examples of both subtle and more extravagant designs that have tackled this task with style.
- 45 Creative Examples of Large Typography In Web Design – Some very creative layouts using huge typography.
- 42 Awesome Single Page Portfolio Websites – Dzine Blog has a collection of single page portfolio websites for you to enjoy.
- Traits of Successful Website Welcome Pages – Some analyses of a range of successful website welcome pages below
Personal Development / Productivity
- Falling Into the Seth Godin Way through Reading â€œLinchpinâ€ – Becoming Indispensable. Quotes. Shifts in perspective. Creating your own art and genius.
- How to Become a Big Thinker – Thinking big is not a gift, but a skillâ€”one that anyone can develop. It starts by understanding the process and then consistently practicing it.
- 75 Most Inspirational Kickass Quotes on Life, Love, Happiness, Change & Growth – Inspirational quotes for life, love, happiness, change, growth when you need some motivation and inspiration.
- Beating the Afternoon Slump – 3 preventions and 3 cures.
- Toss Productivity Out – Letâ€™s look at some traditional productivity advice, and see why we should just toss them out.
Search Engines / SEO
- 10 Ugly SEO Tools that Actually Rock – SEOmoz loves ugly SEO tools. Theyâ€™re practical and more often than not, made by a single developer. Let’s spread the love by appreciating those under-designed tools that are actually awesome.
- 26 Creative and Innovative Link Building Experts and Their Strategies – Some of the most creative and innovative link builders in the industry that I know, including their works that somehow influenced my views as an SEO.
- 14 Awesome Features in the New Google Analytics V5 – This article presents 14 awesome features that are new or have changed in Google Analytics and details about how to use them.
- In Defense Of Search Engine Optimization – The SEO industry has a very bad name for favoring shady tactics over sustained efforts. Not all apples are bad but too many spoil the bunch.
- SEO Traffic 101 – Simple strategies to build up your SEO traffic.
Social Media / Social Networking
- The Holistic Approach To Social Media – The holistic approach to marketing applied in social media, the return of the four Pâ€™s and a different and the right questions to ask before you hit the social web.
- Facebook Page Setup for Bloggers: An Ultimate Guide – Step by step guide to creating your own Facebook Fan Page for exposure and as another way to communicate with potential customers, clients or your blog readers.
- What to Tweet to Get More Followers – 10 simple ways to Tweet in order to grow my followers exponentially.
- Social Media Engagement and Long Term Relationship Building – One of the greatest benefits of social media is creating real long term relationships with your audience – this post highlights several stories and examples!
- Getting Started With LinkedIn: How to Grow Your LinkedIn Network Fast In 4 Steps – 4 more fail-proof ways to significantly start building and expanding your LinkedIn network really fast.
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Photo of the Week
This weekâ€™s top photo is a tribute to my hometown state of Mississippi, even if it was ironically captured in Australia.
A Timelapse Journey with Nature
Advertisers are apparently learning my language. Who can resist this!