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Link Love – February 2014

Link LoveEach month I share some link love by revealing my favourite news, reviews and articles that I've read this month, across the SEO and Internet Marketing spectrum.

There is a lot of noise out there in the Social Media and the blogging world, so this feature will include only the best content 🙂

If there is a piece of content you think is worthy of some link love, let me know in the comments and it may be included next month.

February Link Love

SEO and Link Building

A post that really struck a chord with me following my recent talk about building a site without Google, is this post from Evelio. In it he discusses the alternatives to SEO and how you can get traffic to your site at a very early stage without any sneaky SEO tricks.

A nice round up of come email outreach techniques that actually worked, featuring Derek Halpern and others.

Which 2013 backlink methods are still working in 2014? Some great scripts in the post that you can copy & paste into your own campaign.

Steve over at webgnomes.org published a nice in depth SEO review of the sports site Grantland.

Content and Blogging

Struggling for blog post ideas? Craig carter shares his top 5 tips for blog post inspiration.

Joel debunks some of the big content marketing lies and speaks the truth on what really matters.

A nice guide to understanding banner blindness, how your audience reads your content and ultimately how to overcome it and increase CTR.

Social Media

A Google+ case study into a post that went viral reveals some interesting statistics and a few key points of action for us all.

If like me you struggle with Google+ and its merits, 18 experts share their top tips to get the most from this social media channel.

Productivity

A tip from me that I have been trying out this month and it has really paid off.

It's quite simple really. All you need to do before you get into bed each night is write down your tasks for the following day, highlighting those that will take the longest or are the hardest to achieve and the ones you are least looking forward too.

What I then do is make sure my first task is one of the harder/longer tasks on my list. That way it kick-starts my brain and once complete I have an awesome sense of achievement.

Next, whilst the endorphins are still kicking, I get on with one the tasks I am not looking forward too or have been putting off for a while. It's easier to get these tasks done whilst you're on a high and the momentum is rolling.

As I said, pretty simple but has shows great results over the course of February. Give it a try.

General

Interested in an AMA with someone with a real business? Hiten (c0-founder of CrazyEgg and KissMetrics) as one on Inbound for you.

Also Rank Fishkin does an AMA

Is there anything you think I've missed that is worthy of some link love? Let me know in the comments.

Lewis Ogden
 

Lewis was able to take his hobby of building websites and turn it into a blueprint that enables him to build, rank and profit from niche websites. As a result of his niche site success, he now makes a full-time 5-figure income and even managed to quit his 9-5 job back in early 2015 all driven by his knowledge that he shares here on this blog.

Dave - 3 years ago

Love when I start to see the same message over and over again – it’s like a sign.

Last two weeks it’s been all content promotion (contacting influencers) and facebook ads. Thanks for this http://www.epicster.com/better-than-seo-strategy/

    Lewis - 3 years ago

    Yeah, there’s a whole world out there beyond SEO….most of us fail to see it but it’s true!

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