I found lots of great blog posts this week on my journey through the web.
So I cherry pick the best of the best to help you stay on top of your game!
Here’s a few posts you won’t want to miss:
1. Top 10 Domain Name Suggestion Tools to Create a Catchy Domain Name via Traffic Generation Cafe
Getting a blog off to a great start often starts with finding the right name. What is the “right” name you ask? Well check out Ana’s post for a number of important suggestions. Combine this with great WordPress hosting (I recommend HostGator) and you’ll be off to a great start!
2. Analysis: Revealing the Highest Earning Blogs that Sell Advertising via ViperChill
Selling Ads? Take a look at what is REALLY working. This list will give you lots of sites to look at as well as ideas into what might help you position your site. Not all of these can be replicated, but some of them should give you ideas.
3. How Many Calories Are There In A New Client? via Web Search Social
Not only is this one of the most original takes on a topic I’ve read in a while, but this discussion of client acquisition and retention will likely change the way you think about things. New clients add to your bottom line… but may also be adding to your bottom’s line if you get my drift…
4. 13 Blog Post Blunders You Should Avoid (And What to Do Instead) via Your Writer Platform
We’ve all made at least a few (or a lot!) of these mistakes. Be sure to take a look at this post and see how many more you can quickly correct. Paying attention to this stuff adds up and results in a much more coherent and polished brand that gets subscribers and clients!
5. 8 Questions to Ask a Potential Social Media Manager via ME Marketing Services
Here’s some powerful yet easy to manage questions to help you know if that social media manager your considering is worth their salt.
6. 10 Things Creators Should Know About The Latest Study on YouTube’s Top Channels via New Media Rockstars
Here’s some neat stats about YouTube blended with a healthy look at what top YouTubers are doing in certain genres. Keep in mind though, that some genres, like tech, tend to have different expectations than what one might find, for example, on a comedy channel.
7. 5 Ways to Go Beyond the Pitch When Reaching Out to Bloggers via Maximize Social Business
These tips actually apply for almost anyone whose attention you want to grab. I take advantage of FB gifts to allow me to send something, unannounced, without needing a mailing address first. Everyone wins and everyone loves it! FB gifts have another advantage as well – that the recipent can swap the gift, if they happen to have special dietary needs.
8. Simple Steps To Creating A Google Analytics Account via UpCity
If you don’t yet have a Google Analytics account, this tutorial makes it super straight forward to get started with GA. Just follow along, to copy and paste the code where it belongs, and you’re good to go. Handy little tutorial to bookmark so you don’t have to explain it to someone the next time they’re stumped!
9. How to Protect your Site and Recover from a Google Penguin Penalty via Search Engine Journal
Dealing with Google Penguin related traffic drops? This post has great coverage of how to approach the problem. The link report is actually the one I suggested prior getting from my friend Clint for a much more affordable rate. I stand by that recommendation. This is definitely a post you should bookmark if you’ve suffered traffic loss recently.
10. The 17 Most Important Questions I have been Asked about Social Media via Jeff Bullas
This is a fantastic list that will give you a lot of insight into how a social pro sees social media and allocates his time across the platform. Lots of tips and gems in this don’t-miss post!
11. How to make killer Vine and Instagram videos via CNN
Whether you’re a Vine or Instagram fan, Heather tackles some of the most important things that will help you create great shots that your fans will love!
12. Content Curation versus Content Aggregation: A Velvet Mr. T Painting via Content-ment
You need to know the difference between these two terms so that you know which one fits in YOUR social media strategy! These two are often confused so check out this post to help you understand the difference and why one might trump the other.
13. Writing versus Content Curation for Personal Branding Success via Personal Branding Blog
Content creation vs content curation can be an interesting dilemma for brands and businesses today. Here’s a look at why you may choose one over the other and where each fits in the bigger picture.
Whether you need to audit your companies own site or are providing content auditing services for other businesses, this is quite the guide! Bookmark this!
15. The Power of Collaboration on Facebook Contests: 10 Great Tips via New England Multimedia
This is a really interesting case-study/analysis of a successful joint-venture Facebook contest that demonstrates what can go RIGHT when you follow some basic key pointers.
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Have an amazing week!
~ Kim ~
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