I have been in the trenches doing local SEO for clients for the past couple of years, and I had dabbled in social media and blogging from time to time, but never enough to gain any traction or make any difference for my business. I have decided that it is time to change that. I have my Twitter follower challenge going right now, which has been really fun, and I have enjoyed writing for the blog regularly for the past couple of weeks. But one of the side effects of being so active on Twitter is that I end up reading a lot more articles from a lot more sources. So, in the interest of helping you to sift through everything to only find the best… here are the best 3 things that I read this week.
Just an absolute monster of a post. Minuca lets 40 successful bloggers talk about their biggest challenges in their own words. It is a time consuming read, but there is a lot of great information in there. Especially for someone like me who is trying to get serious about blogging for the first time. My favorite of the challenges/tips was from Gael Breton from AuthorityHacker.com. He talks about how to get influencers to notice you as you are just getting started. Definitely worth a read, but give yourself some time because there is a ton of awesome information to digest.
Find Minuca Elena on Twitter – @MinucaElena
Like Erin, I was born without the sales DNA. I have struggled to add large clients for years because I don’t do sales well. She lays out a simple to follow 5 step process for reeling in the big fish. Of course she is talking about selling PPC and I don’t sell PPC. But if you read the article, it is easy to relate the principles and the steps for selling just about anything. This is definitely something that I want to try as a way to finding and landing a large SEO client.
Find Erin Sagin on Twitter – @ErinSagin
3. Social Media, Traffic, and Landing Pages: The Ultimate Business Growth Combination a guest post by Lilach Bullock on AgoraPulse
One of those articles, where after you read it you think, “Of course, this makes perfect sense. Why didn’t I think of this before?” Lilach talks about how we need to stop thinking of social media, traffic and landing pages as separate parts of our digital marketing, but see them each as a part of our online presence. They all work together to improve our online presence, making a better experience for potential customers. A good read.
Find Lilach Bullock on Twitter – @lilachbullock
Find Agora Pulse on Twitter – @agorapulse
What Are You Reading?
So these were some of my favorite reads for the week. What did you read this week that impacted you? I’d love to hear from you and maybe I will showcase it next week! Just leave a link in the comments below and I’ll check it out!