Brankica: Hey, peeps…some of you know that I am taking a little vacation so I asked my dear friend Dino to write the Sweet Sunny Saturday post for me.
The main reason I did this is that I know he reads some blogs I haven’t heard of yet, and you know how I love to introduce new people to my readers. Dino did a wonderful job of choosing not only the best posts but some really cool blogs you might have missed before. Enjoy…
Thank you for choosing DIYBlogger.NET airlines. This is your Captain Dino speaking. If you look to your right, you will notice we are flying over beautiful waters and we expect nothing but the clear skies up ahead.
Please fasten your seat-belts and place your tray tables in their upright and locked position. These are the best damn posts I’ve found online in the last two weeks.
I hope you enjoy your in-flight entertainment.
Let’s get it started.
How To Move from Blogger to WordPress AND Keep Search Engine Traffic
The decision to move from Blogger to WordPress is a bit like moving from an apartment to a house. You don’t just decide today and move in tomorrow. This article series looks at the short and long-term planning it takes for a successful move.
What’s Your Biggest Challenge as a Blogger?
What do you struggle with most? Or in other words – what is the hardest thing you face as a blogger?
Fear Is Like Sex: Orgasmic and Reproductive. I Should Know. I Have Children.
Last year, after blogging for seven months, I started making money, got offered a recurring gig on ProBlogger, landed some big copywriting projects, and quit my job. So I look like a success story, right? Right. That is success and I know it. I marvel at it. I’m supporting my children with my words. Alleluia. But.
How to Make a Problogger Style Facebook Landing Page Using FBML [Video]
Today I want to show you how you can very simply create a Facebook landing page for your Fan Page using FBML, just like Darren Rowse the Problogger has done. This is a fantastic way to make your page look less like Facebook’s brand and more like your own.
101+ Killer Blog Post Ideas
For a while now I’ve been compiling a list of a bunch of different blog post ideas/types of blog posts (remember how I’m crazy about lists?), and I figured now is a great time to share it!Below you’ll find a list of 101+ different blog post ideas (though I’m sure there are more that I couldn’t think of). So when you’re stuck and need some blogging inspiration, just do one of the following.
Making Money Online / Online Business
Would YOU Promote An Affiliate Product Like This?
Affiliate marketing is hot, and it’s the ultimate solution for marketers who are too darn lazy to put in the time, effort, and money to develop their own product. The product vendor gets exposure to new customers and the affiliate gets a nice commission. But what about the customer? Is it a win-win-WIN situation?
How to Create an eBook using Existing Content
The first action you just take when repurposing existing content into a freebie for your list building campaign is to identify a pillar post on your blog. Here are a few ways you can tell if you have a pillar post:
5 Ways Expert Direct Response Marketers Use To Always Get Paid For Their Time
I was chatting with a man with a teeth whitening offer about the changes he needed to make to his website. The conversation was going well — he loved all my ideas and was ready to rebuild his site. Then he uttered those dreaded words … “I’d love to sit down with you and pick your brain some more.”
7 ULTIMATE Ways to Earn Internet Income
The best way to create a loyal following is to offer awesome content. Without a doubt, this is the BEST way to stand out in a niche. And you can take this one step further by having a premium section for specific articles.
Sorry…I was shooting for 5 sites in each category but I don’t really troll MMO sites so just be happy I managed to scrounge up 4. But I have a bonus link in the next section, so there.
The Lessons Of Being Human
Whether you like it or not you a still a full time student enrolled in the school of LIFE. And unlike any previous schooling you’ve had the School of life has no recess or lunch break.
Why Lifestyle Design, Traveling the World and Location Independence Won’t Set You Free
These days, a lot of people online want to sell you freedom. They say the way to freedom is through becoming self-employed, being location independent, or shedding all of your possessions.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad you’re here, but you should strongly consider clicking that little red x in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Because if you truly want inspiration, you’ve come to the wrong place, sort of. Still here? Then I’ll explain.
If an All-Knowing Friend Gave You Answers, Would You Listen?
Most theological scholars would argue that God doesn’t move closer or further away, but it’s people like us who drift in and out of spiritual consciousness and awareness.
Bonus Inspirational Post from a Sales Blog: Learning to Let Go and Live In-Spirit
One day, while I was walking down the streets of a little town called Victoria, I noticed a group of young boys about 30 yards away. And as soon as this group of 6 or so caught their eyes on ‘el gringo’, things started to get a little ugly.
Search Engine Optimization
Google Takes Down Bing
I didn’t expect that Microsoft would deny the claims so strongly. Yusuf Mehdi’s post says “We do not copy results from any of our competitors. Period. Full stop.” Given the strength of the “We do not copy Google’s results” statements, I think it’s fair to line up screenshots of the results on Google that later showed up on Bing:
Page Rank & How it Works – SEO Library (Video)
Page rank is an important factor in search engine rankings, but it’s often misunderstood. Dan Cristo presents a visual guide to what page rank is, and how search engines use it to determine the rankings of results.
Hints of How Google May Rank Social Networks?
Recently published patent applications from Google, originally filed in 2007, provide a hint at a possible social network from Google, but possibly more importantly give us some insights into how Google might rank objects in social networks.
Are Links in the Middle of the Page Worth More Than Sidebar/Footer Links?
If I received an inbound link where the link was in the middle of the page, is it more valuable than a link from a sidebar or footer?
International SEO: Where to Host and How to Target
Pros and cons of using subdomains, subdirectories, and ccTLDs to organize a site’s infrastructure and handle different content for different audiences/countries/pandas/orangutans.
Social Media Optimization and Internet Marketing
10 Reasons Your Facebook Page Is Not Taking Off
Today we review a few things that we might be lacking in our daily operation and what we need to do in order to build a growing and engaging community on Facebook.
Kenneth Cole Demonstrates How Not to Use Twitter
Um. What? Using what’s happening in Egypt to promote your new spring collection? Seriously?
The Trojan Horse Social Media Marketing Strategy
Here’s the key to success in executing a Trojan Horse strategy — if it appears like you’re gaming the system or being inauthentic in any way, you will be sniffed out and booted, but…
5 Blogging Lessons Learned from Angry Birds
Angry Birds certainly have a way of keeping us from what we’re really supposed to be doing, but if we’re going to spend our spare time challenging the levels, we might as well take some lessons from it.
Why Always Open Doesn’t Work
Always on is not a competitive advantage. If you are competing on that level (who opens the longest hours) you really need to think what value you are bringing your clients.
28 Hot Tips on Giving Bland Social Media Tips
If you read any of the major blogs on social media or blogging, you likely encounter the same group of tips about blogging and social media every week. These range from the practical, to the insane, and the just plain useless. We can do better than boring, rehashed tips.
The lesson I learned from Tron: Legacy
This post contains spoilers of the movie Tron: Legacy. Do not come up in here if you don’t want it spoiled. Additionally, make sure you check out this dude’s About page. Best Damn About Page Period.
Video Interviewing: Only The Good Looking Need Apply
There’s a new trend in recruiting. Video interviewing. Candidates are asked a series of standardized questions. The answers are recorded. The video is stored in a way that meets federal guidelines. Managers and teams can refer back to the videos to actually hear — in a documented way — what candidates actually said during the interviews.
How to List Your Business on Facebook Places
Foursquare brought the location-based social networking game into the public consciousness, but Facebook is trying to use its immense popularity and size to make “check ins” mainstream with “Places.”
Anyways, that’s what I’ve been reading in the last two weeks. How about you? What are some of the best posts you’ve read recently?
Make sure you DO NOT place a link in the comments section. Instead, extract a phrase from your favorite post so that when I type it in google search, it comes up first.
Brankica: Dino was too modest to include his own posts in the list here, so he just included them in the DIYBlogger.NET links at the beginning and the end. But just in case you missed it, here are two wonderful posts of his I read in the last two weeks. I just loved them and I really hope you will read them too
Content is king my ass and 5 ways to improve your blog today. In the latter, you will also find a discount code for a great e-book that will help you build a better blog.