Happy Friday to you all
I’ve been trying to spend a bit more time on knowledge improvement recently by subscribing to useful blogs and generally keeping up to date with interesting internet goings on. It occurred to me on that if I made a note of anything I think is juicy I could turn it into a bit of a digest on here and (hopefully) give all you guys some good resources and general fun stuff to have a bit of a gander at on a Friday.
I’m not promising to do it every week as I don’t always find much of interest and I’ve never been into posting for the sake of it. So welcome to the very first edition of Kirsty’s semi regular Friday amble around the interesting corners of the interweb!
Investing In Link Building
The bane of the affiliate’s life!! This was a good link building post from the guys at Seomoz. What I particularly liked about it was the thought that you can apply a budget to your link building, and not necessarily a cash budget either.
You can say “I will spend 60 hours building links for this site – now what can I effectively do with that time?” That really struck a note with me. Most people can think of a few things they could do to try and get links in to their site. By creating a list and allocating time to each item you can set mini project for yourself. Structuring it before you start will make the task more manageable and interesting rather than the endless open ended and downright mysterious slog it can often appear to be.
Rand Fishkin also did an interesting video post about sitewide, reciprocal, and directory links and their SEO value back in May.
Twifficiency – What Was Your Score?
A bit of a buzz was created midweek with the outbreak of mass Twifficiency score reports on Twitter. This led to it’s creator, James Cunningham, getting his very own online article in time magazine and a host of other PR. UK AM’s very own Clarke Duncan had his tweet talking about how he was going to consider offering young James a job featured in the article meaning he was able to bask in the reflected glory of the latest internet sensation. He didn’t let his newfound online celebrity go to his head though. Meanwhile, Kieron was a lot less impressed with the general Twifficiency hoo hah.
The Emperor’s New CO’s
Continuing on our Clarke Duncan related theme, this is ever so slightly old news but just in case you haven’t read his excellent post on the latest domain extension release you can check it out on his blog. A great take on a traditional tale.
This Document is Confidential – Errr… No It’s Not
Tweeter Garret Gillas noted that a lot of people have apparently still not learned how to use a robots.txt file to protect their secret documents!
No Index, No Follow My House
This gave me a rather ridiculous mental image of houses with large No Index tags just beside the front door. People in Germany can now remove their houses from Google Street View. As an incredibly nosey person I disagree with this notion totally.
IAB Launch Their Blog
I noted on A4U this week that the IAB have launched their blog. Subscribe now if you have ever asked yourself the question “what do these guys actually do for us?” and keep yourself up to date with their initiatives, meetings, and agendas.
Lammo’s Decade As An Affiliate Marketer
Think that once you’re on the full time affiliate gravy train that life is just a sedate saunter down easy street? Check out John Lamerton’s full and frank disclosure in his recently completed 3 part post on the ups and downs of his affiliate business since he went full time. Eye opening stuff and I’m filled with admiration for John, both for his tenacity through some really stressful times and for a very honest and open description of his journey.
He’s Made A Total Arse of Himself
Nothing to do with affiliate marketing at all, but I’d like to round off with my favourite news story of the week about a burglar who was sprung after getting his ass caught in a window. Love the humiliating pictures they took of him before releasing him!!
If you have ever been burgled this will at least demonstrate there is such a thing as Karma 😉
Have You Read Anything Good This Week?
I’ve you’ve read any crackers this week, post them below and share!