Don’t have the time to read all the marketing news, blog posts, announcements, and other content related to SEO/social media/online marketing published each week?
I’ve got you covered.
I sift through trillions (well, hundreds) of online publications to stay on top of marketing news that might affect your online business.
Let’s start with the news from Traffic Generation Café.
Guest Blogging Penalties and the Decay of Links as a Ranking Signal: An Open Letter to Matt Cutts (Part 1)
In this post, Gerald Weber, MyBlogGuest team member and Ann Smarty’s long-time friend, shares his thoughts about Google penalty of MBG.
Although the most recent MyBlogGuest.com penalty is the main topic that inspired me to finally speak my mind, this post isn’t just about guest blogging and how Google and Friends Google Inc. unfairly penalized MyBlogGuest.
There are other issues I am going to address as well (that will be in Part 2 of this post), but let’s start by discussing the MyBlogGuest debacle, shall we?
Also, an interesting and bold move from Ann Smarty:
How To Create a Blog Post Image That Gets Noticed And Drives Traffic
Are your blog posts falling flat because of your dull and generic post images?
Blog images are often an afterthought, yet they can make the difference between a shareable post and an unread masterpiece.
Throwing any ole image on a blog post that you labored on for hours is like riding to the prom in a hoopty.
Your content needs to travel in style across the social web.
More About Ana: The Aha!NOW Chat With Ana Hoffman [Interview]
Love how Harleena Singh introduced me in this interview – who wouldn’t, right?
She’s no self-proclaimed queen of traffic generation. In fact, we all have crowned her because she really deserves the crown!
Yes, I’m talking about Ana Hoffman, who brought her blog in the under-20k Alexa club in less than 6 months.
She didn’t stop there but went on to achieve 12k Alexa rank within 8 months and under 9k Alexa rank in just 1.5 years.
Now, she might not be the only one to do it, but isn’t this a remarkable feat!
Do you agree she deserves the title? Some people also call her a Mad Russian and Tzarina of SEO, and they too have a reason.
Harleena asked me some tough questions – made me sweat a couple of times, but that’s what makes this interview very worth reading.
More About Ana: Interview at TodaysLeadingWomen.com
If you are on the go, here’s a podcast interview you can listen to.
TodaysLeadingWomen is a podcast with you in mind, THE WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR, YOU, the Small Business Owner, YOU, the Aspiring Entrepreneur.
We all have to battle with day to day challenges that face women entrepreneurs – making sure we have enough money to survive, feeding our children and juggling the many different priorities in our lives.
Here’s my story in a nutshell:
Listen to the full podcast here:
Episode 23: Ana Hoffman of Traffic Generation Cafe – TodaysLeadingWomen by Marie Grace Berg
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Marketing This & That
To all of you who mentioned Traffic Generation Café in any share or form in the past week, my whole-hearted THANK YOU.
Traffic Generation Café would NOT be what it is today without you.
Here are just some of the mentions I came across in the past week:
Google Takes Action Against Guest Blogging – Lynn Terry at clicknewz.com
73+ Pivotal Blogging Shortcuts, Tools and Tips for 2014 – Ramsay Taplin at blogtyrant.com
Disable XML-RPC in WordPress to Prevent DDoS Attack – MaAnna Stephenson at blogaid.net
Anything Goes on Sunday – 3 – Corinne Rodrigues at everydaygyaan.com
Linkarati Roundup #7 – Cory Collins at linkarati.com
How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Business – Prince Molak at onlinemoneydon.com
Have I missed your mention? Let me know in the comments!
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