Hot Links Friday: Social Media Marketing, Link Building, Analytics, Getting Found…
I feel like this week flew by and I didn’t get much done. Although I did get to write a couple of posts about Twitter tools and search engine optimization (SEO), I still feel like I should have done more. Anyway, if you missed any of the two posts I recommend you read the one on Twitter, it has a nice little bonus you can use to avoid wasting time on Twitter and useful tips on how to use it only 20 minutes a day effectively.
For those of you who are new to my blog, I try to do a Hot Links Friday post every week, I admit it, a few weeks ago I missed one or two. Anyhow, the goal of this post is to share with you some content that I wished I had written and shared with you, but couldn’t because I already had my hands full. It’s also information that you might have never found, so I find it and share it anyway, that’s what the web is all about.
So enough blabbing, let’s get right into it:
This is actually an event that’s going to happen on September 29th and I wouldn’t want you to miss it. He’s going to be talking about How to Get Found Everywhere for FREE, I’m very excited to watch this and see what he talks about.
I think anybody that’s struggling to rank their website on the search engines will learn a ton from Rand, he’s the most knowledgeable and respected person online, when it comes to SEO. Go sign up for the webinar!
This is a great place to start if you’re a small business just starting out and haven’t really built a presence on the web. Don’t struggle with building links anymore, just head over and read this post and begin your backlinking journey.
I know this looks like a monster of a post and in fact it is. I bookmarked it myself because there’s no way I’m going to be able to apply all of them at once, let alone this year. Although, I already knew some of these ninja social media marketing tips, I still learned a couple that I’ve yet to apply to my businesses. I thought creating a seasonal branded image was one of the more creative tips. See if you can learn something new you can use this Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.
Just when you thought you knew enough about Google Analytics, they bring out more toys to play with. I’m not complaining, I’ve been playing around with it and I like it. If you’re a big numbers guy like me, you want to know exactly all the details of what people are doing in your website you’ll enjoy all these new features. Just to warn you Eugen did a great job at explaining all the features and you might want to sit down and take your time reading it or bookmark it.
It’s better if you just click the link and see for yourself.
When you want to turn web traffic into leads, there is only one guy you should be listening to. Well, the person I turn to is @derekhalpern. In these 7 videos you’ll learn so much about conversion you’ll be a jedi of blog conversion. The videos are long but worth watching, at least one every other day, most of the tips for each case study differ a little bit, which I like because you can then apply some of the conversion tips that relate most to you or your website.
Companies are starting to realize how important it is to have a blog, but it’s not always easy to find a strategy or guide to follow. What I liked about these business blogs was, they all are in different industries and they’ve succeeded at attracting new visitors to their website and build a community through them. Check and see if you can model some of their strategies to building a successful business blog.
I want to thank Janet, Sandra, Bryce, Rojish, Brock, Adrienne, Justin and Ilka and everyone who read my posts for being supporters of this website. I try to write the best content you guys can use in your own business to be more successful.
Finally, I want to know if you’re struggling with anything, please leave it in the comments or email me or tweet me a question or something you need help with in your online business. I’d like to skype with anyone that needs some kind of help in any way with SEO, social media, blogging, conversion optimization or whatever I want to help you.