The Ultimate Link Guide to Blogging, Social Media and Marketing for Beginners

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Ultimate Blogging Guide

Beware, this one is a monster.

I used to have a round up series on this blog awhile ago and with growth of my businesses I had less time to devote to it so the round ups stopped.

However, there is so much useful information on blog creation, marketing your blog, social media marketing, writing, making money online and so on, that I simply had to re-promote all that content and that is what this page is about.

Links below are the posts you simply should not miss if you are starting your online ventures or you are deep in them already. I organized them the best I could into categories. Note, that every post has been checked to make sure they information still applies!

Please, share with your friends and followers if you find this list useful!

Social Media How Tos

  • Displaying social proof - One of the top things that helps increase a visitor’s confidence in your website, particularly if it is a blog, is evidence of social proof.
  • Are you using LinkedIn? It is a great place to get connected with people and work on your business. Here is a post on how to improve your LinkedIn visibility.

Social Media Marketing

Search Engine Optimization

  • If you are neglecting Twitter as a link building and traffic generation tool, you should rethink your strategy and start using it more. Here is how you can build links with twitter (video).
  • Link Magnetism explained as good as you can ever want it to be. I love these detailed posts filled with great info!
  • Editorial links, the complete guide to getting the best quality links, directly from post content (like this one is).

Traffic

Email Marketing

Writing

  • How to write a book in 30 days – If you have been postponing the writing of your book for months because “you don’t have time now”, seems you only need 30 days to do it.
  • I love reviving old posts and it can be a hit if done right. I have done it several times already, and it brought new floods of traffic both times. Here are 9 tips to revive old posts.

Make Money Online

  • The guide to getting more referrals and increasing the word of mouth.

Must Have Tools for Bloggers and Marketers

  • 50 online tools to boost your blogging – There is something for everyone, productivity tools, time management tools, project management tools, writing tools, business tools and much more.

Research

  • Niche analysis – The post is from ViperChill and Glen is explaining the topic in details.
  • Guide To Keyword Research – Keyword Discovery – Keyword research should be the base of any online marketing campaign. The simple goal of keyword research is to find out what your target audience is searching, and what it will take to actually rank for those keywords and phrases.

General Blogging

  • 6 laws every blogger should obey – If you’re a blogger, do you know how to stay on the right side of the law? Do you know what you need to do to keep the FTC from knocking on your door or to keep from getting a dreaded cease and desist letter?

WordPress, Themes and Plugins

  • Increasing traffic with custom menus – Lisa wrote a very detailed post that made me have an AHA moment. It is so easy to miss things you would think of as basic. But she made it advanced and I can tell you – it is one helluva post. And if y ou want to know even more on this topic and everything about WordPress you may need to know, check her book WordPress for beginners.
  • There is a great solution for those who need to constantly update their sites but are scared to do it live in case something breaks. I learned about it the hard way, but there is a solution – The best WordPress testing platform for Windows.

Misc.

  • Web based code editors – In case you want to code something and don’t have all the necessary software, here is a solution for you.