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Fetching Friday – 20 Marketing Links & Sad Cat Diary

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

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

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & The Future of Google Author Rank

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

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

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Tough Love

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

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

This Week on Kikolani

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  • Improve Your Content’s ROI in 9 Steps – If your team is struggling to provide results for clients, it’s time to take steps to boost social traction. Here are a few simple steps to kick your ROI into overdrive.
  • Repurposing Content: Top Benefits, Techniques & Tools – One of the tactics you can use is to promote the same or similar content on different media channels, popularly called “content repurposing”.
  • WordPress Security: Everything You Need To Know – My site was recently hacked and I learned a great amount from the ordeal. In this article I distill my experience down into 10 key WordPress security steps.
  • 24 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Content Curation – True content curation isn’t just about bookmarking a link so you can come back to it later. It’s about organizing the content you enjoy in a meaningful way and, in many cases, being able to share the content you’ve curated.
  • The Definitive Guide to Conceptualizing, Designing and Promoting Your Own Infographic – In this post, we will show how you can conceptualize, design and promote a successful infographic on your own. Read ahead to learn how to find the right concept for the infographic, how to write compelling content (and where to find legitimate data), how to create attention-grabbing designs (and what free resources you can use to do that), and how to promote your infographic (and hopefully make it go viral).
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Stop Wasting Money: How to Get the Most Out of Your Blogging Education

Over the last couple of years, I have consumed a lot of educational materials – free downloads, ebooks, paid courses, webinars, etc. Chances are, you have too. While it’s OK to toss free downloads to the wayside as far as your wallet is concerned, it’s not OK if you do this with the stuff you pay for. You want to get the most out of your ebooks and courses, otherwise it’s like chucking money in the garbage on a regular basis. And who wants to do that!

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Photo Credit: Tax Credits on Flickr

Here are my top 12 tips for making sure you get the most bang for your buck when purchasing conference passes, courses, and ebooks for your blogging education.

PS. Some of the courses mentioned throughout this post will have affiliate links. They are all courses I have taken myself and have found valuable for my blog and my business. You have been warned as per FTC regulations.

1. Take actionable notes as you are reading or listening.

Notice I didn’t say take notes, but take actionable notes. Instead of just writing down a tip, write down how you will apply that tip to your blog. For example, while taking the Bestseller in a Weekend course, instead of writing a note about how to come up with great ebook titles, I wrote down several ebook titles that I would like to write. Chances are, you are going to be most inspired to take action as you are reading or listening to course material, so take advantage of that moment of inspiration.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & The Science of Productivity

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

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

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  • The Top 75 Must-Read Online Marketing Blogs – Last year, I compiled 75 Marketing Blogs that covered conversion, content, email, paid search, SEO, analytics, blogging, and social media marketing. Of course, there are many more awesome blogs out there. So today, we’re going to expand that list and add 75 MORE must read blogs for you to consume that cover marketing and business inspiration!

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Exercising with Cats

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

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

Blogging / Content

  • 16 Content Marketing Golden Rules For Real Results – Many business leaders under estimate the work required to develop good content marketing that drives real results. Many think it’s as easy as a simple blog post and you’re done. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
  • The Essential Copywriting Formulas Every Writer Should Know (and Why) – During the interview I mentioned a popular formula I use for creating persuasive copy: the four Ps. If I had more time I would have shared even more. Well, I can do that now on my own blog.
  • 14 Bloggers Share Their Daily Blogging Routine – 14 bloggers answer the question – Can you give us a quick snapshot of your blogging schedule – when do you do it? Do you have a routine or is it more spontaneous?
  • 72 Places to Promote Your Kindle Book When It’s Free – If you’ve enrolled your book in Amazon’s KDP, you have up to 5 days in a 90 day period to give away your book for free. This promotion is a powerful way to kickstart the sales of your Kindle book, so to get lots of downloads you need to advertise your free days in as many places as possible.
  • How to Keep Your Audience Reading – How about you and I undress one of the most powerful seducers of the written word… strip it down to essentials so you can use it to stop readers cold in their tracks.
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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & ElegantTheme Contest Winners

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

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

New LinkedIn Group for Blog Marketing Strategies

Before we get started, I’d like to announce a new group on LinkedIn. Blog Marketing Strategies is for business, personal, and professional bloggers to discuss content, search, and social media marketing. Be sure to join today and start a conversation!

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5 Tips for the New Facebook Timeline for Personal Profiles

Facebook is beginning to roll out the new timeline design for personal profiles for more users. If you haven’t looked at your profile yet, you should go check it out now. It may look similar to this.