Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Videos from Australia

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 plus some videos from my trip to Australia 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

  • Blog post SEO – 5 elements that boost your post’s rankings in search engine results.
  • 5 motivational hacks for bloggers – if you can’t get going, here are some tricks to get moving in the right direction again.
  • Monthly trends + how to instantly triple your post ideas – tips for finding the right (or unexpected) angles for your next post.
  • 5 ways to ruin your guest post – if your guest posts aren’t converting into new readers, traffic, or subscribers (or not being accepted at all) then you might want to make sure you’re not doing these five things.
  • 10 ways to build your blog readership – if you’re looking to grow your blog’s community, take a look at these tips!
  • 21 real blog metrics your company needs to track – great for both business and non-business bloggers.

Making Money Online / Online Business

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO / Link Building / Analytics

  • The beginners guide to online marketing with a GIANT infographic – this is hands down one of the most comprehensive infographics and posts I have ever seen. If you read one post from this roundup, it should be this one.
  • How to setup your own listening post – if you can’t afford Radian 6 like analytics, try out this approach for compiling your stats in one place.
  • Who is SEO king or queen? SEO contest to win cash prizes from a total prize pool of $15,000.
  • Intelligent site structure for better SEO – if you’re developing (or re-designing) a website, make sure to develop a good structural base for your site.
  • SERP sniffing – a long tail keyword strategy that includes some grey and blackhat techniques.

Social Media / Social Networking

  • Who likes what? Social media by demographic – an infographic that breaks down the top social networking sites by gender, age, income, and education.
  • 5 ways to record video for your social media marketing – this covers the five types of video you can use to further engage with your social media following.
  • Build your network in all the right places – are you building an ideal network that supports your pursuits and passions?
  • 2 excellent Facebook page apps to get email notifications – a look at using Hyper Alerts and MediaFeedia to get alerts for new activity on your Facebook fan page.
  • Can you fake social proof? A Fiverr case study – the interesting things people will do for you for $5.

Favorite Australia Videos

I’ve finally got a few videos up from my Australia trip. Be sure to check out my Australia playlist on YouTube or Vimeo for more videos – currently a total of 8 videos with a few more to come. Plus, pictures will be coming out over the weekend – be sure to connect with me on Facebook to see them!

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    • says

      You’ll love it! Lots of chances to get close to the wildlife in open range parks and great hiking opportunities too… you can start on the beach and end up looking over the cliffs onto a beautiful rock formation with ocean waves crashing to it.

      • says

        Hey Kristi,

        The videos are wonderful. They made me want to go to Australia.

        I haven’t visited your blog for a while. I think you used to have keyword luv. I wonder because I just wrote a post which I’ll be publishing within an hour where I’m mentioning you as one of the bloggers who is not afraid of giving out links.

        Well, you still have comment luv.

        I’ll be back more often again.

        Vance Sova just posted Learn Internet Marketing With Instant Internet Lifestyle

        • says

          Hi Vance,

          I still have KeywordLuv… the directions are missing for it for some reason (maybe disappeared when I upgraded the theme) but it is still functional. :) And I’m glad you’re visiting again!

          • says

            Hi Kristi,

            That’s a good news. Sometimes things don’t show as intended like your keyword luv and sometimes things that should’t show do.

            I had just now a hard time with my Firefox insisting on adding a toolbar to my new post. Finally I had to use Google Chrome.

            Now my new post is published but it doesn’t show in the comment luv selection of posts here.

            I’ll post another comment tomorrow on another post and see if the new post gets picked up by the plugin.

            I’m glad you are glad. I see you around on other blogs sometimes but it will be good to visit here again.
            Vance just posted Learn Internet Marketing With Instant Internet Lifestyle

  1. says

    What great videos!! The koala especially, and then the scenery is just gorgeous!

    Love the links you’ve shared, as usual. Especially useful (and timely) is that which you’ve shared on info products/e-books.
    Lance just posted Laugh and Get Rich

    • says

      Thanks Lance! There are a lot of beautiful places all over Australia… we have a ton of photos that capture them even better than the videos. :)

    • says

      Thanks Nathalie! I always like to add a little non-business video at the end as a way to say now that you’ve read all of this great content, relax – it’s the weekend!

  2. says

    The kangaroos are sooooooooooo COOL!!!
    Really, I decided to visit Australia to see them.

    BTW, thanks for the list of useful resources, will definitely check them.

  3. says

    I remember during the early days of our marriage when we took a road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne. We took the scenic route going along the Great Ocean Road. It was beautiful and the Twelve Apostles were among the sites we saw.

    In those days London Bridge hadn’t collapsed so I was able to capture a bit of history on film. That coastline had a lot of history attached to it as well, what with all the shipwrecks and all. Looks like you enjoyed you trips Kristi, so glad you did mate 😉
    Sire just posted Do You Want To Outrank The Probloggers

    • says

      We talked to a lady who had been there in the 70s and frequently saw caravans wheels up in the ocean because they somehow fell off. Interesting story while we were there. But we did have a LOT of fun and really enjoyed the part of the country we were in. Fell in love with it, the wildlife, and the people! :)

    • says

      It’s funny you should ask about out-of-line roos. He wasn’t being mean, but one was trying to get to my other hand where I was holding a little bucket of food, so it stood up on its hind legs and tried to reach across me and grab it. Of course, in the process, he almost caused me to have a wardrobe malfunction. My hubby got some red mark scratches (no blood) from another one later for the same reason. But they were just hungry / greedy, not necessarily trying to hurt us. :)

    • says

      I would never say never… I think if you want to make something happen, you’ll be able to get all the pieces in the right place to make it work. :)

  4. says

    hey Kristi
    How are you?
    I would need your help with one issue not directly related to the article. As I read the posts I see that you have the Social Media Icons placed well in one line, just above the article.
    I used to have it all done by an application LinksAlpha, elegantly in one line, the essential share buttons, linkedIn, facebook and Twitter, but the way they use Facebook Share button is not ok, so I want to do it myself.

    Have you written a tutorial on how to place it on a blog? It would help

    Thank you
    Martyna Bizdra just posted At Last! Enter the Challenge and Win Over 300

  5. says

    Hi Kristi, it’s my first time stopping by your blog and I plan on checking out some of these great links in your mashup.

    Like many of the others have already said…great videos!

    Watching these reminds me that I need to plan a trip soon and get out and enjoy nature. So many awesome things to see and great moments to capture.