This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.
The Resources Mashup
Blogging / Content
- The Ultimate Guest Posting Target Blog List – Knowing that you should be guest posting on major blogs is one thing, but finding those target blogs is entirely another… until now.
- Why Finding Your Blogging and Online Voice is a Total Myth – Many people thinking finding your voice is essential to online and blogging success. This is a myth. Here’s why.
- The Complete Guide To Custom Post Types in WordPress – Learn how to create custom types of content easily with this complete guide to WordPress custom post types.
- Making Your Online Audience Uncomfortable in 10 Simple Steps – Iâ€™m all for stirring the pot when the moment is right, but if you arenâ€™t careful, this discomfort will drive away business. Uncomfortable, awkward moments rarely lead to sales.
- How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site – Learn how to improve the speed of your WordPress website to improve the experience visitors have on your site and for better Google search results.
Business / Career
- 10 Tricks to Research Anything – Researching a new market, customer or channel can be wildly inefficient. The web has abundant information, but finding just the right information you need is time consuming if you donâ€™t know some of the tricks. Read on to discover 10 of the best!
- What Spending $66,372.09 On Paid Advertising Taught Me – Because I wasnâ€™t satisfied with the volume of traffic I was getting, I decided to test a few different advertising sources like LinkedIn, Google AdWords, Retargeter, Perfect Audience, and StumbleUpon Ads. Here is what I learned.
- [Infographic] 10 Ways to Convert More Customers (with Psychology) – Understanding these subtleties in the human mind can help your business find creative ways to ethically move more buyers towards saying â€œYes!â€ to your products or services. Below are 10 studies that reveal such insights into the minds of your customers.
- 8 Outsourcing Experts Revealed Their Biggest Outsourcing Mistake – Are you outsourcing? Learn from the mistakes experts made to improve your outsourcing results.
- Uncommon Career Advice: 8 Reasons You Are Not Getting Promoted – Figure out why you are not getting promoted by using these exact strategies and become invaluable at your job.
- How to Make a Full Time Income from Freelance Blogging – This is an interview with Tom Ewer. Tom is a freelance blogger and internet marketer. He quit his job at the end of 2011 and shares all of his successes and failures at his blog, Leaving Work Behind.
- How I Got 5 Paid Blogging Gigs With One Query Letter – Here’s how Anthony Sills learned to develop story ideas — and how his 5-in-1 query got ALL his proposed blog posts assigned by an editor.
- Freelance Writers Need To Avoid The One Client Syndrome – How to avoid giving one writing client an exclusive on your time and why you should refuse to do so no matter how well they pay.
- Fitness for Freelancers: The Work-at-Home Guide to Diet and Exercise – What Iâ€™ve learned, as an average person, about staying healthy while slaving away at the computer for long hours of the day.
- How Confidence Can Make All the Difference to Your Freelance Writing Career – For freelance writers, confidence is more powerful than you think. Sometimes, your level of confidence = your level of success. This article explains why.
Search Engines / SEO
- How to Evaluate Google Friendly Link Building Opportunities – While you are doing your competitor analysis, ask the following questions about various sites that competitors are using to see if they will be Panda / Penguin friendly opportunities.
- How to Find Long-Tail Keywords: 9 Ways to Discover Long-Tail Terms – Learn nine novel ways to find long-tail keywords in this guide to long-tail keyword discovery for SEO.
- 7 Critical SEO Errors of E-commerce Websites – The sad fact is, optimizing e-commerce websites for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is much harder than it is for blogs or simple 5 page company websites. By having lots of product pages constantly shuffling on and off the site, numerous problems arise that make SEO very difficult for e-commerce websites.
- Buying Awareness to Build Links – Itâ€™s a common dilemma. You work hard to publish a great piece of content, but no one notices it. How can you build an audience when you donâ€™t have one? One solution is to buy the initial traction.
- 4 Tools Breaking Your Backlinks into Categories – Today we are looking into one type of backlink profile analysis: backlink categorization.
Social Media / Social Networking
- 5 Steps to Getting the Best Results with LinkedIn Advertising – The following five steps will help you get the most value from your LinkedIn advertising campaigns.
- How to Effectively Rebrand Your Social Media Profiles – What you need to know to rebrand your business on social media. Learn how make a smooth transition.
- The Difference Between Facebook Places and Facebook Pages and How to Merge Them – You may be missing an opportunity to connect with your audience if people are â€œchecking inâ€ to a different Facebook Place other than your own!
- Six YouTube Tools and Tips For Social Media Success – YouTube gets overlooked as a social network despite the fact that it is the most popular of the video sharing sites.
- Facebook Friendships Get a Timeline Upgrade – There’s a page for just about anything you can imagine on Facebook — including every friendship.
Share Your Best Blog Posts
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Photo of the Week
This weekâ€™s top photo comes from The Subway in Zion National Park. Now that i can’t get out to do much hiking, I really appreciate my husband’s ability to capture the beautiful details in nature.