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Link Love – March 2014

Link LoveEach month I spread some link love by sharing the very best articles published this month from the online business world.

There is a lot of noise out there in on various blogs and social media outlets, 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.

March Link Love

SEO and Link Building

I will kick off with a really short and to the point article by refugeeks.com on some UK Brands that have been hit by Google penalties recently.

Speaking of which, here is a nice summary of 18 types of backlinks that violate Google guidelines.

Content and Blogging

Stuart from NicheHacks.com rounded up the replies of some top bloggers who gave their tips on how to increase your blogs email subscribers.

Following the theme to increase opt-ins, Noah from okdork published an awesome guide on increasing both subscribers and traffic to your site. Some of which I have implemented here on Cloud Income.

AJ who runs the site BlindFiveYearOld.com published a very popular article on inbound titled – The Ridiculous Power of Blog Commenting – which is a hot topic right now after CopyBloggers decision to remove commenting from their blog.

An article that will give you a flavour for how I believe many SEO bloggers feel is this article by Jon Cooper.

Jon reveals why he is ‘scared' to share content and tactics on his blog, as doing so could end up hurting both his business and that of his clients.

Social Media

Two posts coming from Dave Schneider who was featured recently as the very first guest post on the blog. His guide to hacking Triberr was well received and he followed up with a equally good post on hacking Twitter. Social media seems to be his forte!

I love short, sharp and easily digestible content. This piece covers 7 social media analytics tools you can try today. Easy.

Productivity

20 influential marketers share their top productivity hacks. I love the one from Cyrus Shepard from Moz.com.

One thing that's tough being a blogger, SEO, internet marketer and online business manager is juggling all of these things with minimal time. Email is one of my biggest time sucks, that and Skype. The team over at LeanMarketing.ca make a great case for not answering email.

Online Business

Jeff Sauer makes a great case for “doing SEO yourself” for your business. He has a great blog, you should check it out.

An interesting conversion optimisation study from gov.uk on how they improved the number of organ donors by 350,000!

Read this great piece on the importance of starting your online business with Branding as your number one focus.

General

The DigitalMarketer.com blog wrote an interesting piece on how to calculate your average customer value. Something I've not done before , however I can see how important it is for taking that next step.

I have seen an increase in the number of AMA's on inbound recently and this one by Noah Kagan of okdork.com is great. Can't believe I've only just found this guy!

Sticking with Inbound for a second, I love this thread, it will make you stop and think about what it is you are doing and how people perceive you.

This last one is unrelated to online business but plays a large part in what I follow in terms of a healthy diet.

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 - March 30, 2014

Nice stuff Lewis thanks for including my posts!

    Lewis - March 30, 2014

    No problem Dave thanks for the Social Media guides. Triberr is very new to me and social media in general is one area I need to improve upon.

Stuart Walker - March 31, 2014

Hey Lewis, thanks for the link. Glad you linked to that Copyblogger comment article as I’d missed that. Interesting choice. I won’t be disabling comments any time soon that much I know.

Dave’s putting out some great content. I’ve been meaning to get on Triberr forever and still haven’t so will be following his guide when I do.

Cheers mate!

    Lewis - March 31, 2014

    Hi Stuart – Yeah I agree, I think the 3 reasons copyblogger gave for taking down comments was pretty lame to put it nicely. I don’t see the point of a blog if you take away the engagement?

    – Lewis

Tommy - March 31, 2014

Nice write up amigo.

I like what CopyBlogger is doing by sending waves with this little PR move…can’t hate.

Also, nice tip on Cooper’s article. The sooner people truly understand there are no “hats” and that it’s set to create a false dialogue, the better off they will be.

    Lewis - March 31, 2014

    Cheers Tommy, no you’re right it is good PR for them for sure!

    Yeah exactly, different forms of SEO suit different people, it’s all based on the user and what you’re happy with!

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